Meet the Team

Phil Woolland
Managing Director
Phil established the company with John in October 2002. Intially this was on a part time basis before the lure of larger contracts resulted in total commitment in June 2004. Phil was keen to create a team that could enhance all the values that Hawkspear Contracts promotes. A keen eye for detail and for proposing value-engineering options are just some of his qualities to mention. Actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business with a flair for managing the cashflow which can be taxing at times but he always manages to get through the week before taking out any frustrations on white golf balls at the weekend and like John enjoys a regular flutter on the horses too.
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John Symes
Construction Director
Involved in the formation of Hawkspear in 2002. John has gone from having dark hair to a subtle light shade of grey over the last 10 years !! His engaging personality has built some lasting client relationships with a burning commitment to always get the job completed ontime. John looks after all the construction operations and has a flair for dealing with the labourforce with his unique descriptive instructions. Without doubt his power of recall is excellent and whilst this helps with his indepth knowledge of horseracing it doesn't mean that he can actually pick a winner - although he does try almost daily!!
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Ben Edwards
Commercial Manager
Joined in 2005 to further his duties of QS and become an active team member with a variety of other roles and responsibilities. Ben will be involved from tender procurement through to final account agreements. He believes in creating good client relationships with his enthusiasm and willingness to please others. He performs a great supporting role to the directors, which has allowed the company to increase turnover annually since 2005.
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Iain Banks
Contracts Manager
Recruited in 2015 - Iain has become an integral member of the management team and looks after the Liverpool schools framework projects.
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Isabel Forrester
Company Secretary
Isabel has fulfilled this role since our formation in 2002. Initially on a part-time basis although as the success of the business demanded more & more of her time she decided to leave her previous roles in the banking sector and commit full time to the cause in 2006. Basing herself in our accounts office on the Wirral, Isabel is responsible for our bookkeeping and accounts payable. Sadly though, she bucks the trend of Hawkspear employees being Liverpool supporters and follows the other reds at the opposite end of the East Lancs road and despite this being a diffcult burden to carry she manages to remain cheerful & helpful.
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0151 201 1276