At Tasker Catchpole, we pride ourselves on being easy to work with. The fact that we are is entirely down to our friendly, dedicated and highly experienced team.
Every member of our team, whether they’re working on site or behind the scenes at our offices, is a skilled professional. Everyone understands and buys into the Tasker Catchpole ethos, which is to get the job done on time, on budget, to an exceptionally high standard – and with as little fuss and disruption as possible.
We directly employ around 30 site staff and skilled trades, supported by a similar number of trusted subcontractors we’ve known and worked with for many years. We truly value our staff, and go to great lengths to nurture and retain talent and experience within our business. Our commitment is reflected in our team’s loyalty to the firm. Many of our tradesmen started with us as apprentices, and now bring decades of experience to every project we undertake.
Stephan has amassed over 30 years’ property and construction experience in London and the South East. In 2010, he took over the reins of J R Tasker and W H Catchpole, and embarked on a modernisation strategy for the two businesses leading up to their merger in 2013. Under Stephan’s leadership, the company has expanded rapidly, taking on larger and more complex projects for clients in the public and private sectors, and establishing a thriving Special Works Division.
Gerard came to the UK from South Africa in 2004 to play professional rugby. Following his retirement from the game, he began a new career in construction, initially as a Carpentry Site Supervisor, then as a Site Manager for a leading joinery and fit-out company. He’s now a Site Manager in our Special Works Division, where his management, communication and problem-solving skills ensure projects are completed on time, and to the highest standards.
Dougie joined us as an apprentice carpenter in 2011 and since completing his Advanced Level Apprenticeship in 2014 he has gone on to undertake the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) and is a qualified First Aider. Currently working within our Special Works Division with our team of carpenters he has recently “stepped up” leading a small team of craftsman as part of our school refurbishment programmed works.
Bridget joined the company in 2010. Working alongside our MD, Stephan Pfeiffer, she’s been crucial to our modernisation programme, introducing and managing new operational processes, and helping to establish our health and safety training culture. Highly organised and diplomatic, she’s transformed our administrative efficiency and effectiveness, providing a solid platform for business growth.
Senior Site Manager
Alan joined Tasker Catchpole in 2015, bringing with him over 40 years’ experience within the construction industry. Starting out as an apprentice carpenter/joiner in the 1970s, he’s risen through the ranks, and is now one of our Senior Site Managers, with a strong emphasis on quality control and attention to detail. Alan works across our business, with a particular interest in delivering substantial refurbishment and new-build projects for ecclesiastical and educational clients.
John joined us in 1991 as an apprentice carpenter. During his early career with us, he showed great management potential, so we supported him through further training, including his Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Level 4 in Site Management qualification: he also completed the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Site Management Safety Training Scheme, and is a Qualified First Aider. He’s been one of our Site Managers since 2000, specialising in projects for private clients, particularly high-specification dwellings with Code 5 sustainability.
Andrew joined us in 2015, bringing over 20 years’ experience gained on new-build and refurbishment projects in education, healthcare and airports. He’s worked on PPI, Design & Build and traditional contracts, and has particular knowledge of working in live environments. Andrew acts as an important link between our production team and the client, applying his extensive management and problem-solving skills to ensure the project is delivered smoothly, safely and on schedule.
Mark joined in 2000, bringing with him extensive experience gained over many years in the construction industry. Mark is responsible for preparing and settling tenders for projects ranging from small domestic contracts to multi-million-pound industrial developments for a wide variety of clients. He has particular experience and expertise within the education and healthcare sectors, and other occupied environments.
Norman has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He began his career in 1981 as an apprentice carpenter, but has been working as a Contracts Manager since the early 2000s. He joined Tasker Catchpole in 2014. Norman holds a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Level 4 in Building Site Management, NEBOSH Certificate in Construction and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Black Card; he’s also a Qualified First Aider.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Mike has progressed from a site background, via site supervision and management, to his current role as a Contracts Manager, working on individual projects and framework agreements up to £54m in value. Mike’s success is based on his enthusiasm, focus on the client’s needs, constant attention to detail and unerring ability to foster collaboration and teamwork in pursuit of a common goal.
Special Works Contracts Manager
Jamie joined our Insurance Works department in 2013, but his construction industry experience goes back to 1989, when he started work as a Trainee Maintenance Surveyor with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. He brings a wealth of practical experience as well as qualifications ONC/HNC Building Studies, to his current role as Contracts Manager within our Special Works Division, which handles projects valued up to £500K, with an emphasis on refurbishment and remodelling.