Our Team

Management Team

Lewis Barr

Joint Founding Director / Senior Building Surveyor / Project Manager

Having started his professional career in 2008, Lewis is an experienced Senior Building Surveyor and Project Manager. In this time he has primarily completed work for building consultancies offering professional services to the education sector, giving him a firm understanding of the requirements affecting this industry.

Since 2013, Lewis has spearheaded numerous funding opportunities for schools, academies, MATs and more across the UK, securing and delivering over £100m for clients during his career to date.

Adam Bryan

Joint Founding Director / Senior Building Surveyor / Project Manager

Adam began his surveying career within the education sector in 1997, becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2005. In this time he has acquired a wealth of knowledge in the education, healthcare and commercial sectors, including a senior role providing estates support for a London NHS Trust, managing various premises across multiple sites.

Adam’s focus has now shifted to education, providing his clients with core building surveying advice on the condition of premises, their maintenance needs and proposed capital expenditure. His strong project management skills play a key role in turning this guidance into successful developments.

Mark Jackson

Director / Funding Manager

Mark leads the designated funding team, which has been established to exclusively assist academies, schools, colleges, sixth forms and universities secure the capital funding required to improve and transform estates and facilities.

With several years of bidding experience, Mark and the team have secured in excess of £150m for academic establishments, across a variety of funding streams, which includes - Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), Urgent Capital Support (UCS), Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS), T Level Capital Funding (TLCF), Further Education Capital Transformation Fund (FECTF) and the Post-16 Capacity Fund.

Mark’s extensive knowledge of the available funding streams, proactive support, and advice, coupled with a degree writing background, ensures bid applications are meticulously prepared and submitted to maximise the chances of securing funding.

Ryan Motley

Director / Senior Building Surveyor / Project Manager

Ryan is a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Building Surveyor with a broad range of experience in both Project Management and Surveying. During his career, Ryan has worked within a number of sectors in the property and construction industry including commercial, retail, residential and educational markets.

This has provided Ryan with a wealth of extensive knowledge, with experience in project management and acting as Employer’s Agent/ Contract Administrator on a wide range of new build and refurbishment schemes from conception to completion. Ryan’s expertise also includes core building surveying, with knowledge in defect investigation, managing planned maintenance inspections, schedule of conditions and refurbishment and reactive works programmes for various types of Clients. 

Nick Cecil

Business Development Manager

Nick joined the AEC team in January 2022 coming from a career in education and management as well as directing his own businesses.

Nick’s career in education began in 2007 and he has since worked for a number of schools, sixth forms and trusts over a 14 year career. With his extensive experience of management and educational practice, Nick is able to advise clients of specialist solutions which best suit teaching and learning as well as a client’s curriculum.

Within AEC, Nick focuses on business efficiency, management systems, marketing, contracts/policies, staff recruitment and training as well as business development opportunities.


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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