• 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 is on the board of Clwydalyn Housing Association and chairs the property committee.

    Mike is also a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) and chairman of his local cycle club. He’s to be found cycling off into the Welsh Mountains most weekends!

  • Ian Johnson


    Ian has been a Director of Markhams since 2012, and has been providing Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent and CDM 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 of Everton FC.

  • Anthony Conroy


    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, socialising with friends 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!

  • Howard Lightfoot

    Associate Director

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

    You will find Howard at the weekends down on his allotment, away from the hustle and bustle of the City. Howard also a keen cyclist and enjoys music, photography, camping holidays.

  • Elaine Carr

    Associate Director

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

    Elaine is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has extensive experience in new build, refurbishment, remodelling and conversions as well as one-off projects such as the Restoration and Refurbishment of The Lowlands Grade II Listed Building.

    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.

  • Kevin Taylor

    Associate Director

    Kevin is an Associate 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 25 years, or on the side-lines of a wet Sunday League pitch, watching his kids.

  • Robert Laycock

    Associate Director

    Robert is an Associate Director of Markhams and provides Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services.

    Robert has a wide experience in the management of projects, particularly as Employer’s Agent and in providing all aspects of Quantity Surveying services.

    When not at work, Robert enjoys holidays abroad, watching sports and keeping in shape through walking and swimming.

  • Colin Barry

    Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Colin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Employers 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 who is also 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).

  • Paul Curlett

    Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Paul joined Markhams in November 2020 and provides Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services. Paul has over 10 years’ experience as a PQS, he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building and is currently working towards his APC with the RICS.

    Paul has gained experience in delivering Quantity Surveying services across a number of sectors including; Hospitality new build, refurbishments and acquisitions as well as Healthcare and Housing.

    Outside of work Paul is a season ticket holder at Liverpool and enjoys his family time and the great outdoors.

  • Gerald Begley

    Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Ged is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and provides Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services. He is also our 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 often talks about going to the Gym.

  • Grace Hornsby

    Quantity 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.

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

  • Daniel Marsh

    Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    Daniel is an Assistant Quantity Surveyor having joined Markhams in November 2020. Daniel has 3 years’ experience in the construction industry and has provided Employers Agent services across a number of sectors including housing and commercial.

    Daniel is also enrolled onto the RICS APC programme and is aiming to sit his interview in 2021 to achieve Chartered status.

    Outside of the office, Daniel enjoys socialising with friends and family, going on holiday and taking his dog out for long walks.

  • Luca Winterton

    Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    Luca is a Graduate Quantity Surveyors who started at Markham’s in August 2019 after graduating from Liverpool John Moores University in 2010. Alongside assisting senior members of staff on projects across the North West, Luca is also enrolled onto the RICS APC.

    In his spare time, Luca graces the amateur football grounds of the West Cheshire League on a Saturday and also gets his decks out to do some part-time DJing at various events.

  • Cameron Arrowsmith

    Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    Cameron joined the team as an apprentice and has been assisting on various projects across the North West. He is currently attending Liverpool John Moores University to complete his Bsc Hons degree in Quantity Surveying.

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

  • Nicola Stewart

    Reception and Admin

    Nicola is the Markhams Secretary and provides secretarial and administrative support to the team.

    Nicola has over 15 years’ experience working in the construction sector.

    Nicola enjoys walking, going the gym and Zumba and has a passion for travel and eating out.