• 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. He also often talks about going to the Gym.

  • Grace Hornsby

    BSc (Hons) MRICS

    Senior Surveyor

    Grace is a Quantity Surveyor, having joined Markhams in September 2019. Grace has previously worked across a wide range of sectors, including housing, private residential, & commercial.

    Grace achieved Chartered status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in November 2022.

    She enjoys going to her cross fit gym and has even entered cross fit competitions. So not to be messed with.

  • Daniel Marsh

    BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS

    Senior Surveyor

    Daniel is a Quantity Surveyor having joined Markhams in November 2020. Daniel has 4 years’ experience in the construction industry and has provided Employers Agent services across a number of sectors including Housing and Commercial developments.

    Daniel achieved Chartered status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in January 2022

    Daniel is the Office Gourmet and can always be relied on for a good restaurant recommendation. Daniel also enjoys going on holiday and taking his dog out for long walks.

  • Cameron Arrowsmith

    BSc (Hons)


    Cameron joined the team as an Apprentice and has been assisting on various projects across the North West. He has recently completed his Bsc degree in Quantity Surveying at Liverpool John Moores University, where he did brilliantly achieving 1st Class Honours.

    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.

  • Robyn Davies

    Assistant Surveyor

    Robyn 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 her studies and professional role, Robyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying out new restaurants and going on city breaks.

  • Stacey Marshall

    BA (Hons) MSc

    Trainee Surveyor

    Stacey is a Trainee Quantity Surveyor 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.

  • Sian Vickers

    Clerk of Works

    Sian is a seasoned Clerk of Works at Markhams with a robust foundation in the Built Environment & Construction, thanks to her HNC, and a pioneer among her peers as one of the few women to earn the NVQ level 6 Senior Site Inspection in 2023. With over two decades in the field, Sian’s hands-on experience makes her an asset to any housing project, and her insights are invaluable, especially in navigating the complexities of site inspection with a keen eye for detail and quality.

    Away from the building sites, Sian is a dog trainer with heart, leading her furry friends through IGP & PSA sports. Her musical talents resonate with the finesse of a Grade 8 pianist and a Grade 5 flautist. And while her equestrian days may be behind her, her love for animals and commitment to their care remains as strong as ever.