Our Team

Business Support

Paula Barr

Secretary / Office Manager

Paula has 20+ years of experience providing Secretarial / PA roles. Having gained qualifications in Secretarial and Business, she started her career with a reputable London based Underwriting Agency and an established Merchant Bank. She has since worked a number of years for a business within the construction sector. 

Since joining AEC, Paula has taken on the position of Secretary / Office Manager overseeing and assisting with the general flow of business and managing Office Staff.

Lisa Nash

Team Administrator

Lisa joined the AEC team following a 14 year career in the Health Care sector. Lisa is highly organised, self-motivated and has extensive customer service and secretarial experience.

At Academy Estates, Lisa supports the Funding Consultants and Project Management Team in coordinating projects, documentation and delivering an exceptional customer/client experience.

Harry Bennett

Media, Marketing & IT Co-ordinator

Harry joined AEC following nearly six years of experience in the IT industry, where he played an integral role in the media department at his previous position. Eager to contribute his experience, he is now enthusiastic about capturing and creating engaging content for AEC's online platforms.

At AEC, Harry supports the company's marketing efforts and ensures that the IT infrastructure runs smoothly. He enjoys keeping up with the latest trends and tools in the industry and is committed to contributing to AEC's continued success.

Zoe Burgess

Trainee Administrator

Zoe is confident, hardworking, and eager to learn. She has 3.5 years’ experience working in hospitality and recently finished her A levels in sociology, psychology, philosophy, and in addition to these completed a level 3 certificate in financial studies.

She is currently working as a part of the Business Support Team gaining experience within the office and accompanying project managers on site visits. Zoe is keen to learn more about building consultancy and project management.

Sarah McMenemy

Finance Assistant / Administrator

Sarah started with AEC following a 22-year career in Accounts, with 19 years dedicated to managing financial operations in the Asbestos Waste Disposal sector.

In her role at AEC, Sarah contributes her financial expertise and experience, working closely with the Directors to enhance the company's financial processes.

Alexandra Judd

Team Administrator

Since joining AEC, Alex has been working alongside Lisa and Zoe as a Team Administrator, to support the Funding Consultants and Project Management Team in coordinating projects and documentation.

With 10 years’ worth of secretarial/administrative experience and having previously worked within the surveying industry, Alex is highly organised and has a great customer service experience. She is highly motivated and well suited to the challenges of the industry.

Tracy Wood

Team Administrator

Tracy worked previously in a non-clinical role within a Dental Practice but has experience working within the Construction/Surveying sector.

At AEC Tracy will be supporting the Project Management team and accompanying project managers on site visits.

Join Our Team

We are always looking for skilled, enthusiastic people who share our passion for supporting the education sector to join the team. If you are interested in taking the next step in a career in building consultancy and estate management, get in touch today.

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