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Our people

At Barker, our people are the heart of our business. Creating a workplace where our people can thrive helps us deliver a better service to you. We bring together wide-ranging experience, a diverse array of professional skills and the utmost commitment to every project we undertake.  

Our team is built from chartered architects, building surveyors, quantity surveyors, engineers and professionally certified project managers. The work we do is always collaborative. Our teams manage design, functionality and cost to ensure our solutions are delivered effectively. 

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Stuart White

Managing Partner

Stuart White

Thomas Deacon

Partner

Thomas Deacon

Robert Gould

Partner

Robert Gould
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  • Funding
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  • Structural & Civil Engineering
  • Surveying & Asset Management

Senior Team

Stuart White

Stuart White

Managing Partner

Stuart joined Barker in 1996 and has been Managing Partner since 2007. He is responsible for (…)

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Robert Gould

Robert Gould

Partner

Robert joined Barker in 2002 and is a partner heading up our projects and conservation teams.(…)

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Michael Merrill

Michael Merrill

Partner

Michael joined Barker in 1998, achieving partner status in 2010. He manages a team of surveyo(…)

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Richard Paynter

Richard Paynter

Partner | Architect

Richard is a partner at Barker and leads the architecture department. He is dual qualified as(…)

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William Bidewell

William Bidewell

Partner

Will joined Barker in 2003 and is a partner heading up the project management, cost consultan(…)

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James Johnson

James Johnson

Partner

James joined Barker in 2004 and is a chartered surveyor in the projects team. James specialis(…)

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Thomas Deacon

Thomas Deacon

Partner

Tom joined Barker in 2020. He is a Partner based in our London office. Tom has over 15 years (…)

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Jonathan Coyles

Jonathan Coyles

Partner

Barry Lawrence

Barry Lawrence

Partner

Barry joined Barker in 2019. He is a Partner heading our London office team on delivering Bui(…)

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Daniel Bowler

Daniel Bowler

Partner | Quantity Surveyor

Daniel joined Barker in 2011. Daniel is a Partner and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in the pr(…)

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Daniel Carey

Daniel Carey

Associate Partner

Dan is an engineer and construction manager and heads up our Birmingham Office. He spent the (…)

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Edwin O’ Connell

Edwin O’ Connell

Associate Partner I Energy & Sustainability

Edwin has over 15 years extensive experience in delivering built environment and sustainabili(…)

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Adrian Browning

Adrian Browning

Associate Building Surveyor

Adrian joined Barker in 2017. Adrian specialises in contract administration and project manag(…)

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Cem Orhan

Cem Orhan

Associate Building Surveyor

Cem joined Barker in 2002. Working with our projects team in Cambridge, Cem specialises in de(…)

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Cornelius Fong

Cornelius Fong

Associate I Electrical Engineer

Charlie Holmes

Charlie Holmes

Associate Building Surveyor

Based in our Braintree head office Charlie delivers building surveying, design, specification(…)

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Daniel Claydon

Daniel Claydon

Associate Structural Engineer

Daniel joined Barker in 2019. Daniel has been appointed as an Associate to provide and develo(…)

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James Bowen

James Bowen

Associate Building Surveyor

James specialises in the education sector assisting schools and Multi Academy Trust clients w(…)

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Philippa Gould

Philippa Gould

Associate Building Surveyor

Philippa joined Barker in 2009 and is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Certified Historic Buildi(…)

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Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Associate Architect

Simon joined Barker in 2021. He is a Chartered Architect with 20 years of specialist experien(…)

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Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

Associate Building Surveyor

Donna Wagstaff

Donna Wagstaff

Practice Manager

Donna joined Barker in 1999 and is the practice manager. Donna manages the day-to-day operati(…)

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Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis

Associate Building Surveyor

Edward joined Barker in 2020. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor based in our London office.(…)

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Freddy Aye

Freddy Aye

Associate Mechanical Engineer

Freddy joined Barker in 2021. He is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in design,(…)

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Relevant Projects

Reinstatement of City office building following serious fire
Reinstatement of City office building following serious fire
  • Client: Highgate Properties Ltd
  • Location: 5-11 Worship St, London
Market Field School – Four Classroom Extension
Market Field School – Four Classroom Extension
  • Client: Market Field Learning Community
  • Location: Elmstead Market, Essex
St Dunstan’s College – New Music & Performing Arts Facilities
St Dunstan’s College – New Music & Performing Arts Facilities
  • Client: St Dunstan's College
  • Location: London

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