Director and Estimator
Christian founded Timberley’s sister company 25 years ago, having successfully started as one man and his digger working for residential and corporate clients. He started learning to drive a digger in the school holidays on the farm and with that proved to be more and more keen on building his knowledge of groundworks.
Christian found that the business was expanding rapidly and with the passion; he joined forces soon after with his business partner and Cousin Oliver.
Christian is the leading man for overall procurement and estimating work for Timberley along with running contracts where he works closely with site managers on all Timberley’s projects. He believes the most crucial part of his role is building professional relationships with current and future clients tendering and pricing projects, he believes strongly in the importance of teamwork, client interaction and forming new relationships with new employees and subcontractors.
No project to Christian is too challenging, and all projects are always interesting, diverse, rewarding and not one day in Christian’s day is the same as the next!
Aside from Timberley Christian is a great lover of cooking and he loves to entertain. He very much enjoys spending time with his family, Sid the dog and Italy. Oh, and driving around the Sussex countryside in his series 2 Landy.
Director and Contracts Manager
Oliver joined forces with Christian 20 years ago having completed his GNVQ foundations, intermediate and advanced building studies and his BTEC national certificate in construction.
Oliver was working with Christian for some time before joining forces, and with these qualifications under his belt, it was a no brainer for them to work together to start building their empire!
Oliver’s is the leading man for the overall financial control of the company working closely with our internal accounts team and our external accountants. He is still very much at the forefront of the business overseeing contracts and working closely with Site Managers.
Oliver believes the most important part of his day to day job is ensuring work is being undertaken properly and ensuring that all clients are happy along with working with a great team of people whom he feels are very much part of the Timberley family.
If you asked Oliver to describe his business in five words, he would say that its “Professional, challenging, satisfying, rewarding and fun” and he enjoys working alongside his Cousin Christian and he is dedicated to his work.
Oliver is a family man, he loves spending time with his wife and two boys and undertaking refurbishment projects around their home. He’s a keen runner, goes to the gym and enjoys skiing and shooting.
Development and Driveways
Livvy is the better half of Christian! She joined Timberley Projects 6 months ago. In her previous role, she ran all aspects of a driveway company, working closely with her customers to achieve the perfect driveway. So, you’ll be pleased to know that she is also continuing in her capacity as driveway specialist.
Livvy has over twenty years’ experience in business management/development roles and has her own Virtual Assistant business. It is Livvy’s natural aptitude for operational and developmental tasks that will help to ensure Timberley’s development continues.
Livvy is also passionate about keeping up our online presence through all our social media channels. She is very aware of how it has become one of the most critical aspects of a business and learns something new every day.
Livvy enjoys working with the Timberley team she says “Everyone puts their all into their roles and when you watch the progress and the completion of a project it makes you feel very proud, everything about being part of Timberley is rewarding, fun, interesting, and there is never a dull day.”
With her fingers in other pies, Livvy has a lot going on, BUT she has become a great lover of spinning and going for lovely walks with Sid the dog. She enjoys socialising, spending time with friends and family, sunshine, music and spending as much time with the ‘small adults’ before they flee the nest!
Jo has been with us for over four years and is very much the pillar of the company and is our go-to-girl for everything from sourcing boom pumps for concrete to spreadsheets to payroll.
Jo has many responsibilities within the Timberley family mainly keeping the two Directors out of mischief! She coordinates much of the ongoing daily administration and ensures the team, including all subcontractors are well looked after, to Jo the smooth running of all projects is paramount! She is a stickler for keeping up with company insurances and site safety.
Jo’s role is diverse and is entirely driven by what the team are working on so every day is a different day. It is important to Jo to be available for every day’s needs. Her organisational skills, helpfulness and reliability are what keeps our cogs turning.
If you asked Jo to describe her role in five words, she would say that it’s “Varied, interesting, fun, organised and flexible”. The variety of work and the people Jo work with are what she enjoys most about Timberley.
When Jo isn’t in the office, she is kept very busy with by her Husband and three young boys. They have a boat so enjoy going sailing whenever they can.
Emma is the better half of Oliver!! She has a true talent at number crunching and her organisational skills are second to none!
She has a wealth of experience including that of UK Financial Controller for a large, blue-chip pharmaceutical company so for Emma to be involved with the family business is key and she is a true attribute to the Timberley team.
When Emma isn’t number crunching she is playing super-mum to two wonderful boys and super-wife to Oliver! Whenever possible, she enjoys her love for running and high endurance sports and loves going to as many events as possible.
Valentin Stanciu (aka Rossi)
Rossi has been with Timberley for seven years. He started as a labourer and has worked his way up to be a very valuable and capable member of our team. Rossi has an eye for detail and takes the role in his stride. He is an extremely hard worker and looks after all the Timberley projects very well.
Rossi’s primary day to day role is souring and organising the teams, general running of the sites and keeping our clients, suppliers and contractors happy. The most important aspects of Rossi’s day are ensuring all the teams are set up for the day ahead, ordering materials and issuing targets for the day.
Rossi would say that working with Timberley projects is challenging, hard work but very rewarding and sometimes fun!!! He enjoys working on different sites, with the variety of tasks involved and with a great team of people. He also quite likes Sid the dog keeping him company at times!
When Rossi is not busying around on sites, he will be spending time with his family, his wife and two young girls. His eldest daughter wants to attend the Royal Ballet School of London, so he spends a lot of time at ballet lessons. He has also had great enjoyment building a house in Romania for when he retires.
Henri has been with Timberley Projects on an off on an ad hoc basis for some time but has now joined permanently as our Contract and Project Manager.
Henri is from South Africa and has a National Diploma in construction supervision, so is a key member of the Timberley team and we are chuffed that he has now joined us full time.
Past experience of being a Site Agent building luxury holiday homes for international clients in Knysna, SA, and managing a bespoke timber sash window and door factory in the UK, we at Timberley Projects are always happy in the knowledge that any of our projects being run by Henri are in very good hands..
Henri’s main responsibility is to execute an efficient and happy team effort and produce what we do best ‘a high standard of work’, he is committed, focused and particularly productive. One thing he enjoys most at Timberley is observing individual strengths amongst all the team members.
When Henri’s not cracking the whip at work, he is mad about art, it’s all about art, art, art. He loves Indie music, architecture and mixed media. He previously established a foundry and glass fusing studio. So is now focusing his time at home extending his shed with upscaled materials to accommodate a mini funky studio.
Andy has been with Timberley for four months. Andy has come from a construction background with over 20 years of experience, primarily fencing and groundworks; he has worked on some massive nuclear-decommissioning projects, so he knows his stuff!
Andy mainly runs our residential groundworks projects, which include foundations, drainage, driveways, hard landscaping, etc.
The most important thing to Andy and his everyday role is that he keeps up with progress on very tight schedules. He is a stickler for detail when reading drawings he likes to execute exactly to the mm! He works closely with his team making sure they are always busy and that they understand what they are doing.
Andy enjoys, operating the diggers and dumpers, getting hands-on with work and most importantly getting positive feedback from clients and the satisfaction of getting a good job done and seeing the end product.
Five things he would say about his role are that it is professional, challenging, varied, rewarding and fun!
Andy is a family man he loves to spend time with his wife and three children. He manages and coaches his son’s youth football team which takes up a lot of time in the evenings and weekends and also enjoys playing football himself; it’s one of his passions.
Another big passion is his family holidays in one of his favourite places, Ibiza!
Honey & Sid
We couldn’t manage without our on site and office pals!