Rail Sector

Rail Route to Market

  • Hire Rail Expertise
  • Gap Analysis
  • Prepare for RISQS Audit
  • Pass RISQS
  • RISQS Accreditation
  • Train Internal Staff to Rail Standard
  • Commence Business Development Meetings
  • Produce Details Business Plan
  • Assemble Rail Management Team
  • Generate Initial Tender
  • Begin Estimating
  • Secure Contracts
  • Allocate Site Staff
  • Start Work On Site

Les Finn

Less Finn

Operations Director

Les has over 20 years experience in the Building Services industry covering all aspects of delivery and project management of rail, commercial, industrial, nuclear energy, water/sewage plants and residential projects. He has managed some challenging projects and continuously demonstrates the organisational skills and high levels of motivation required to achieve tight deadlines and deliverables.

Rail Project Portfolio

  • Kings Cross NTH Underground Development
  • Farringdon Station, - Station Upgrade and New Ticket Hall
  • Bond Street - Upgrade
  • Cannon Place – Upgrade

Mike Sharples

Mike Sharples

Pre-Construction Director

Mikes duties as Pre-Construction Director involve overseeing and managing the estimating department and new business development. Mike is involved with reviewing of cost plans, undertaking value engineering, cost saving, reviewing of tender information to ascertain suitability, tender risk analysis, pre and post tender liaison meetings with clients including clarificationa nd negotiation meetings.

Rail Project Portfolio

  • Cannon street LUL Station - Ticket Hall and Back of House Areas
  • Haggerston Station - New Build LOROL Station - Full M & E Services
  • Notting Hill Gate LUL Station - Station Refurbishment and enhancement
  • Hammersmith Train Depot - Refurbishment
  • Various Network Rail Platform extensions - Southwest Rail

Phil Morgan

Phil Morgan

Rail Works Manager

Phil has worked in rail for 20 years on electrification and signalling projects. He has been involved in many aspects of rail project work. Producing method statements, risk assessments, WPP’s TBS’s, ITP’s as well as producing survey and construction reports. He has held a variety of roles and has also gained a NEBOSH National General Certificate highlighting his commitment to safety.

Rail Project Portfolio

  • Derby Test Track
  • Wessex Power Upgrade
  • Portsmouth Re-signalling
    West Coast power Upgrade
  • Colchester Re-signalling- Telecom Upgrade
  • Neasden Deport Power Upgrade
  • Wessex Power Enhancement
  • North Kent ETE Upgrade
  • Crossrail Anglia

Martin Collins

Martin Collin

Health & Safety Manager

Martin joined the team in 2016 as a NEBOSH qualified health and safety manager with over 20 years experience. As the health and safety manager of Designer Group, Martin is responsible for ensuring that we remain in full compliance with current and future OHS legislation and for ensuring that systems are maintained and work is carried out in strict compliance with statutory and best practise requirements.

Rail Project Portfolio

  • London Underground - Platform and Station Maintenance
  • Docklands Light Rail (DLR) - Platform and Station Maintenance