Our Talented Professionals
Inspired Partnership Ltd is a team with a unique mix of dedicated construction professionals providing a wealth of experience reinforced by years of property and construction experience. We offer our clients a range of professional services with the reassurance of a fully co-ordinated approach. All staff are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked at enhanced level.
Chartered Construction Manager
Julian Ball FCIOB IMaPs
Chartered Construction Manager
Julian holds a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Building, and is a Registered Member of the Association of Project Safety. With over 30 years experience in the construction industry Julian commenced his career with Trafalgar house in 1980 and prior to establishing Evenrange management ltd in 2000 he had been the Commercial Director of a South West based contractor from 1995, during which time he saw the business grow from £6m to £19m annual turnover. Julian joined Inspired in 2012 to form the Partnership.
In his earlier career Julian worked as a Quantity Surveyor with Trafalgar house from 1980 to 1990, during this period he worked on a number of projects throughout the South East and South West including, Supermarkets, Office blocks, and other Commercial Developments. In 1990 Julian Established his own QS Freelance Consultancy practice, which took him to work abroad as a Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor, including the Euro Disney project near Paris as a part of the Construction team undertaking development in the Main Street, and also with Balfour Beatty GmBH on a number of projects in East Germany.
Julian’s project experience includes the £14m redevelopment of the Podium in Bath, numerous office development projects in London and the South West, Road chef, Moto, Travel Lodge and other Motorway and Hotel projects, in the leisure industry, with Bourne Leisure, Pizza Hut, and William Hill, and within Education Establishments including Queens College Taunton, Uffculme and Kingsmead Community Schools, Broadoak College, and Court Fields School. In 2012 Justin and Julian acquired joint ownership of RiN Associates, CDM and Health and safety Advisors, which Julian has overseen as a registered member of the Association of Project Safety (APS) and CDM-Coordinator since 2008. Julian is a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card holder, which provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out
Justin Dover MRICS GIFireE
Justin holds membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered surveyors, is a Graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers, and is also a member of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club for Party Wall Surveyors. He commenced his career in the construction industry in 1988 gaining his qualification as a Chartered Building Control Surveyor in 2003 as a member of the Building Surveying faculty. Justin holds the accreditation Chartered Building Control Surveyor.
Justin commenced his career in the field of Architecture with Stone & Partners in Taunton, later switching to Building Control Surveying where he spent 14 years with a Local Authority amassing extensive experience in construction detailing, management and the legislative processes. He joined evenrange management ltd as a Project Manager in 2002 shortly afterwards taking a role as Head of Design and Surveying where he extended his experience with Public and Private sector accounts, Justin was invited to the board of directors at erm-ltd before founding Inspired at the start of 2012.
Justin’s project experience includes Schedules of Condition or Dilapidation for Local Authorities, Private Landlords and Blue Chip Organisations including Amazon.eu sarl, American Golf, and the Football Foundation with projects across the British Isles, France, and Luxembourg. Party Walls surveying experience has been gathered in central and outer London including properties around Regents Park, in Haringey, Swiss Cottage and along the Finchley Road. Design and project management experience includes Public and Private schools in Somerset and Devon including Taunton School, Queens College Taunton, Uffculme Primary and Secondary school, and the Kingsmead Academy. In the Leisure industry for Bourne Leisure, Pizza Hut, mambo café’s, Brook Foods, Co-operative and William Hill Organisation. Within the residential Sector for Torrington Ltd, Queen Edith Ltd, Gleeson Homes, Corscombe Ltd, Evenrange Ltd, Bliss Securities, Stark Invest, Doverhay Developments, Homes caring for Autism and many more…
Justin is a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card holder, which provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out, and he is an Asbestos Awareness Certificate holder.
Julia Humphries BA(Hons) DipArch PGDip MA(Cons)Dist RIBA
Julia is a Chartered Architect (ARB) and a Corporate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with 25 years of experience in the education sector both for public and private schools for the realisation of projects including new schools, sixth form centres, whole school alterations and re-organisation, science and technology, vocational studies, sports facilities, libraries, dining/kitchen, music and performance spaces. Julia commenced her career in London working for large commercial practices on education and commercial projects and relocated to Somerset in 1998 working on school projects across the South West. Local Authority and Government funding experience was gained at Somerset County Council where Julia worked closely with Education department colleagues and was promoted to Section Head of the Major Projects Team delivering new schools, extensions and refurbishments and leading a team of architects, technicians and clerk of works.
Julia joined Inspired Partnership in 2016 to offer professional architectural services and is now leading all of their education projects. Her established experience in education assists schools and academies to successfully gain Government funding and deliver projects within tight timescales, to exacting standards and within limited budgets with the emphasis on value for money and sustainable design.
Julia formalised a passion for historic buildings by completing a Masters qualification in Architectural Conservation at Plymouth University in 2013, gaining a distinction. She reinforced this qualification by working with a leading south west architectural conservation practice on pure conservation, the sensitive repair of historic structures, the alteration/extension of listed buildings, and, the conversion and re-use of historic buildings before joining IPL in 2016. Julia is a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
James, our newest member of the team here at Inspired Partnership, is a Chartered Architect (ARB) and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Prior to joining Inspired, James commenced his career working for high-end residential practices throughout South London, amassing a wealth of experience running private residential projects throughout the South of England. His project experience includes the design and implementation of a number of one-off homes, as well as high-end refurbishments and additions to private residences throughout central and outer London, including properties in Chelsea, Hampton Court, Wandsworth and Richmond.
James joined Inspired Partnership from London in January 2021 to offer professional architectural services and is now leading on a number of their residential and hospitality projects. His experience in the profession assists clients in securing statutory permissions whilst implementing designs to exacting standards, and whilst working within limited budgets and timescales.
Notably, and acting as Project Architect, James recently assisted in the successful implementation of three new pieces of luxury overnight accommodation for the Longleat Estate and is currently undertaking the next phase of properties. The opportunity allowed James to impart his expertise in the high-end residential sector, creating one-off luxury accommodation for guests, now available to book via the Longleat website.
Mark Gent AaPS
Mark recently retired from a sixteen-year career in the British Army, where he served as a Senior Sergeant in the Coldstream Guards. He was responsible for managing the day-to-day activities, welfare and health and safety for forty personnel, both at home and abroad, often in complex and demanding situations. He completed several tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mark is a very practical and motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and well-developed presentational skills. He is experienced in dealing with unexpected problems and is able to find efficient and effective resolutions through skilled assessment and analysis. Mark has gained a vast experience in many aspects of Health and Safety throughout his army career and it is this experience, coupled with his keen interest in construction, that has seen him forge a new career in the industry.
Mark joined Inspired Partnership in July 2015, taking on the role of CDM Advisor in the Health and Safety department of the company. He has embraced his new role within the company and has shown a high level of professionalism in all aspects of the role. Mark manages the CDM coordination for a Number of projects performed by the company. He advises clients on all aspects of the new CDM(2015) Construction, Design and Management Regulations and provides support on all construction based Health and Safety issues.
Mark is a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card holder, which provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
Mark has Construction Safety Associate membership (AaPS) of the Association for Project Safety (APS) and, being a holder of the National Construction Certificate, Mark is now entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH, and, Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
Daron is a qualified architectural technician with over thirty years of construction industry experience, working for private and public sector clients. Daron commenced his career in 1982 working as an architectural technician on conversions and refurbishments for a national brewery, hospital facilities, doctors surgeries, mental health care facilities and offices; gaining his ONC and HNC qualifications in building construction in 1989.
Daron joined Mark Richmond Architects in 1995 and worked with the practice for twenty years on education, housing, commercial and conservation projects. The early investment of sophisticated CAD software enabled him to develop his 3D and animation skills, which became a particular asset to the practice and the development of BIM. Daron’s 3D skills enable clients to visualise their projects at the early stages of design with 3D images, panoramas and walk-throughs. 3D modelling continues into the detailed design stage enabling integration with other consultants’ 3D models and accurate construction detailing, resulting in efficient delivery on site. Daron joined Inspired Partnership in 2014 and continues to deliver projects with the same commitment and dedication.
Daron’s wealth of experience within the construction industry means that he is able to lead projects from inception to completion with the responsibility not only for sound technical detailing, but also the project lead, project co-ordination and contract administration for the realisation of a project on site. Daron delivers all of his projects, whether domestic scale refurbishment or multi-million pound projects, with equal care and enthusiasm for his clients.
Becki joined the practice in 2013 as an Office Administrator and has taken on a range of different roles and enjoys a variety of responsibilities. In her time with the Practice she has provided smooth and efficient support to the Directors in the performance of their daily responsibilities, as well as managing the demands of a busy multi-disciplinary office.
Becki’s keen interest in Interior Design has led her to successfully complete a Diploma through the Interior Design Institute and our varied workload enables Becki to apply her skills to projects; becoming very much part of the technical team. When you telephone the office, it is likely that Becki will be the first voice that you hear. Her good interpersonal and communication skills at the front end of the office, ensures that our clients are always greeted with courtesy.
Outside of the office, Becki loves decorating, baking, music and her three dogs Lily, Ralph and Hugo, who keep her very active.
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