Steering Group

Steering Group

The Greater Lincolnshire Construction & Property Awards are made possible by the collective efforts of a steering group, representing the interests of local businesses and organisations in the industry.

Whilst the awards are organised by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, we could not do it without the support of our fantastic steering group!

2022 is the fifth time this award show will take place, after the 2021 unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the impacts of Covid-19.

Below you can find more information about each member of the steering group and how their unique skills help us bring this annual ceremony to you!

Chris Brown

Chris is a Business Development Business Partner with Shakespeare Martineau supporting the legal teams in delivering growth and creating business value through strategic marketing and business development initiatives.

He is focused on driving added value performance through collaboration with colleagues and clients and love nothing more than working with people to make change for the better!

His overall main aim at Shakespeare Martineau is to ensure the firm fulfils the needs of its clients and provides a seamless, high quality service, whilst being able to offer true tangible added value to the relationship.

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Tim Downing

Tim has over 30 years experience in the UK and East Midlands Property and Business community and is co owner of Pygott and Crone, the leading and award winning Property Consultancy with 13 offices across the Midlands and London, recently voted Best UK Estate Agency by the Sunday Times.

He is also involved with number of other business to include Hemswell Court, Lincolnshire’s premier AA 5 star Hotel and banqueting facility, Downing Developments Ltd and a Commercial and Residential property investment company.

Tim was recently awarded the first Greater Lincolnshire Ambassador of the Year award at the 2020 Greater Lincolnshire Construction & Property Awards, is a Freeman of the City of London and is a proactive non-executive director for a number of publicly listed companies.

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Alex Gibson

Alex Gibson is a Chartered Civil Engineer and leads the civils team in its broad range of activities at William Saunders, multi-discipline consultancy.

From roads and drainage designs, flood and ground risk assessments to brownfield remediation and some of the practice’s more unusual projects, Alex has been heavily involved in delivery of numerous projects across Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, including social housing, commercial, healthcare and waste projects for both public and private sector clients.

When not supporting his children’s activities he can be found on the hills of Snowdonia or the Lakes.

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Nick Pettit GM QGM

Nick is the Head of Estates Development for Lincoln College. Leading the delivery of the College Group Construction Projects over the 3 college campuses of Lincoln, Newark, and Gainsborough.

These projects include the Drill Hall in Lincoln and the new International Air & Space Training Institute in Newark. Nick also served 25 years in the British Army, Royal Engineers as a Bomb Disposal Officer and during this time he was awarded by the George Medal and Queens Gallantry Medal by Her Majesty the Queen.

Alongside his day job, Nick is also:

– The Chairman of the City of Lincoln Royal British Legion
– Assembly Member for Property and Construction at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
– Trustee at Abbey Access
Team Lincolnshire Ambassador
– Enterprise Network Advisor

Nick has always been a great advocate of bring industry together with young people and helping the next generation to reach their full potential.

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