• Mike Hornsby



    Mike is a Director of Markhams and is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Project Management Surveyor and Certified Member of the Association of Project Safety.

    Mike has extensive experience and expertise in delivering housing over 30 years. He was a Board Member at Clwyd Alyn Housing Association for 9 years, including time as group Chairman. He is well placed to advise Housing Associations on delivery of their programmes as well as delivering individual projects.

    Mike is also a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) and chairman of his local cycle club.

  • Ian Johnson

    BSc (Hons) MCIOB AaPS


    Ian has been a Director of Markhams since 2012, and has been providing Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer services for Markhams since 2005.

    He is a Chartered Construction Manager and Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

    He’s a keen weekend mountain biker (highly experienced in unscheduled dismounts), and like many of his colleagues he’s an avid follower, and Season Ticket holder, of Everton FC .

  • Anthony Conroy

    BSc (Hons) MRICS


    A teenage Anthony started working at Markhams in early 2004 and was appointed as a Director of Markhams in April 2018. Anthony is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and is an RICS APC Assessor.

    Anthony lives for spending time with his young family, and going to the match to watch the mighty Everton FC.

    Anthony also has a keen interest in Geography and different cultures and plans to visit as many places as possible during his life. He is always ready to do battle in a capital cities quiz!

  • Kevin Taylor

    BSc (Hons) AaPS


    Kevin is a Director and provides Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer services on the full range of housing projects. Kevin has extensive experience and his love of spreadsheets is well known. He is part of the Quality Management Team which helped Markhams obtain and retain ISO9001.

    ”No Socks Kevin” is admired for his dress style, he spends his weekends either at Goodison Park, where he has held a season ticket for over 30 years, or on the side-lines of a wet Sunday League pitch, watching his kids.

  • Elaine Carr

    BSc (Hons) MRICS AaPS


    Elaine is a Director and Chartered Surveyor, overseeing the development of the Graduate Surveyors, acting as Counsellor guiding them through the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence.

    Elaine has extensive experience in new build, refurbishment, remodelling and conversions as well as one-off projects on listed buildings.

    Elaine has become a fitness fanatic and is either running or training most days. Elaine also loves horses and generally all animals, just ask Stan, her dog.

  • Howard Lightfoot

    BSc (Hons) MRICS

    Associate Director

    Howard provides Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer services on behalf of Markhams and has been an Associate or Associate Director for most of his time with us.

    Howard is a keen gardener and spends most of his weekends down on his allotment, away from the hustle and bustle of the City.

    It’s not all bliss and harmony though as Howard also enjoys listening to a wide variety of music and attending concerts.

  • Colin Barry

    BSc (Hons) MRICS AaPS

    Associate Director

    Colin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Employer’s Agent. Colin has experience in the construction industry across a wide range of sectors including Housing, Private Residential, Commercial & Renewable Energy.

    Colin is an Everton fan and a strictly fair-weather golfer who has a penchant for teeing off in sunnier climes in shorts – rather than in the UK in his fully rainproof kit (which to this day remains bone dry).

  • Gerald Begley

    BSc (Hons) MRICS

    Senior Surveyor

    Ged is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and provides Quantity Surveying and Employer’s Agent services. He is also an APC Counsellor with the aim of guiding our Graduates through to full Chartership.

    Ged is an avid Manchester United fan, which means he is surrounded working in Liverpool, luckily by good friends.

    Ged is a keen Golfer, but it is to be noted that the downturn in Manchester United’s form and the upturn in Ged’s Golfing form is purely coincidental and nothing to do with the frustration of football being transferred to additional hours on the Golf Course.

  • Daniel Marsh

    BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS

    Senior Surveyor

    Daniel is a Senior Surveyor and has been with Markhams since 2020 and achieving Chartered status in 2022. Daniel has provided Employers Agent and Principal Designer services across a number of sectors including Housing and Commercial developments.

    Daniel is the Office Gourmet and can always be relied on for a good restaurant recommendation.

    Daniel also enjoys spending time with his young family, going on holiday and taking his dog out for long walks.

  • Dan Prescott

    BSc (Hons)

    Senior Surveyor

    Dan is a Senior Surveyor providing Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services. Dan has experience working across a variety of sectors, including residential, commercial, heritage and leisure.

    Away from the office, Dan embraces the freedom of the open road on his motorbike, always chasing that elusive British sunshine. His love for football matches of any calibre suggests he’s as optimistic about his team’s chances as he is about finding a sunny day for riding.

  • Cameron Arrowsmith

    BSc (Hons) MRICS


    Cameron joined the team as an Apprentice and has been assisting on various projects across the North West. He completed his degree in Quantity Surveying at LJMU whilst working at Markhams, achieving 1st Class Honours and followed this up by gaining his Chartered Status in 2023.

    Away from work and studying, Cameron can be found lifting weights at his local gym or staring at expensive trainers on the internet, and we really mean expensive! Cameron also enjoys exploring different parts of the UK with friends.

  • Brandon Heald

    Assistant Surveyor

    Brandon is an Assistant Surveyor at Markhams and a student at Liverpool John Moores University, pursuing a degree in Quantity Surveying through Markhams’ apprenticeship program.

    Outside of his studies and professional role, Brandon actively engages in various leadership positions. He serves as the Student Representative at LJMU, advocating for fellow students. Additionally, Brandon is the Campus Ambassador for RICS, and a Board Member for Constructing Excellence, contributing to the advancement of the construction industry.

    In his leisure time, Brandon enjoys reading Psychology and Natural Science books, as well as supporting Stoke City, despite disappointments on match days.

  • Stacey Marshall

    BA (Hons) MSc

    Assistant Surveyor

    Stacey is an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, and member of the ISO team, who is attending Liverpool John Moore’s University studying a master’s degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management.

    Outside of work, Stacey enjoys spending time with family, going out with friends, and taking her dog out on long walks.

  • Siân Vickers

    Clerk of Works

    Siân is a seasoned Clerk of Works at Markhams, and one of the few women to earn the NVQ level 6 Senior Site Inspection. With over two decades in the field, Siân’s hands-on experience makes her an asset to any housing project, and her keen eye for detail are invaluable.

    Away from building sites, Siân’s main love is animals, she is a former equestrian, and has moved to training two of her dogs towards competing in IGP & PSA. Siân is also a lifelong Manchester City supporter, attending as many matches as possible.

    Not widely known is her musical accomplishments of being a grade 8 pianist and grade 5 flautist.

  • Paul Skelly


    Clerk of Works

    With over 40 years in the construction industry, from apprentice joiner to Senior Production Manager, Paul brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team and is a Member of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate.

    When he is not on site, he enjoys weekends away in his camper van walking with his wife and dog, running the odd 10k and scuba diving.

    He has had to endure over 50 years of pain with his other passion, following Preston North End, and he hopes one day to see his team in the topflight but thinks his team’s motto is “ It’s the hope that kills you “