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Meet the whole Helm team
Adam Lawrence
Site Labourer
Adam'S STATS
Hobbies Cars, motocross
Bucket list New car
Favourite Helm moment Photoshoot
Favourite food Kebab
Describe yourself Happy, ambitious, good sense of humour

Adam’s been with us since Summer 2016 and has proved to be a solid team member and someone who’s not afraid to muck in and do a hard days graft. With a significant amount of previous labouring experience, Adam’s flexibility to meet the demands of the business has been one of his greatest assets so far.

Adam says “I enjoy working for Helm because each day is varied and I’m always getting involved in different parts of the business and learning new things. I feel as though my skills have really developed here as there is a lot of time spent on personal development and training”.

Adam Marks
Finance Director
Adam'S STATS
Favourite colour Blue or Helm Green
Nickname Marksy
Favourite Team Bristol City and Team Helm
Favourite TV Series Prison Break and Helm Video
Favourite Helm moment Seeing Rich Haworth in a mankini

A fully qualified Chartered Accountant with BSc Hons. in Accounting & Finance, Adam brings a mix of business experience from both commercial and residential build sectors. His keen eye for detail coupled with great interpersonal skills has placed him at the heart of the Helm team.

Adam says: “Everyone works together in an environment of equality. The Company always aims to succeed and is great at obtaining feedback and suggestions, never looking to rest on its laurels.”

Alex Ballard
Carpenter
Alex'S STATS
Nickname Bally
Claim to Fame Celebrating Walsall goals on football league show
Describe yourself Big, friendly, giant
Favourite team Walsall FC
Hobbies Football, cricket

Alex joined Helm in 2016 and is currently fulfilling his ambition by training to become one of Helm’s highly regarded carpenters. A ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to learn sets him apart from his peers and ensures that his skill set expands daily.

Alex says: “The team spirit in Helm is great, everyone helps everyone and I really enjoy the customer interaction. I am looking forward to completing my apprenticeship and developing my career further with Helm like a number of others have done before me.”

Amin Rahman
Quantity Surveyor
Amin'S STATS

Continuing his studies to further enhance his knowledge and career prospects, Amin brings a methodical, quiet yet assured approach to quantity surveying. A great team player who likes a challenge he enjoys finding out about all aspects of Helm and its projects as well as the construction industry as a whole.

Amin says: “Family values are clearly evident throughout Helm and it’s one of the key aspects that attracted me to the business. I’m encouraged to follow projects through from start to finish and to get involved with my colleagues. The business growth is very much down to the people employed”.

Andy Jotcham
Purchasing Manager
Andy'S STATS
Describe yourself Dad, buyer, thoughtful
Favourite colour Black (or Helm green)
Favourite TV Series IT Crowd
Favourite Team Bristol City
Bucket list Travel

Over 25 years of experience in the construction industry (12 of those years in procurement) qualifies Andy to bring a professional and considered approach to the purchasing function at Helm. With a smile on his face and an eye for detail, he consistently drives best practice which ensures that clients and team members alike are kept happy and are well served.

Andy says: “It’s the company’s vision and aim to be different that makes Helm stand out from the crowd. Traditional values are paramount coupled with a refreshing view on customer service, all of which really do produce a unique business blend.”

Angelique Cassam
Commercial Assistant
Angelique'S STATS
Claim to fame Youngest sky diver at 17 years old in UK
Favourite Team Team Helm of course
Bucket list Meeting the Queen
Describe yourself Methodical, tenacious, organised
Favourite Helm moment Photo of Richard Haworth in a man thong at last year's Secret Santa

Angelique brings a wealth of customer service, administration, process and procedural experience to the business as well as providing excellent care to Helm’s clients and business partners. As a qualified PA and a stickler for detail, she ensures the team are well supported in their daily activity and is often the first point of contact for customers.

Angelique says: “I like the focus that the Company gives to ‘Service’. The ethos from the office through to site is one of communication, team work and providing the client with a positive, trouble free build experience.”

Asa Galsworthy
Site Foreman
Asa'S STATS
Favourite food Corn beef Hash
Claim to Fame Played snooker against Ronnie O'Sullivan
Nickname Chief
Bucket list Stay on a remote island
Describe yourself Beyond my years

Asa has become a great member of the Helm team, from his wealth of knowledge to his hard-working ethos. Ideas on improvements to build procedures spill from him and his likeable and enthusiastic personality ensures his place amongst colleagues, clients and partners as a well-regarded member of the Helm team.

Asa says: “There is no question that Helm are a great Company to work for but it is the way we try and make sure that each customer is communicated with regularly and that we try and make sure that each of them enjoys the ‘building experience’ – that makes us stand out within the construction industry.”

Chris Catley
Commercial Manager
Chris'S STATS
Claim to Fame Being on Swap Shop
Nickname Cat
Favourite colour Orange
Describe yourself Happy, positive, committed
Favourite Team Anyone Welsh

As a construction specialist, Chris has worked in most areas of the commercial function the last 10 of which have been at a senior level. Bringing a wealth of experience to Helm he is a stickler for detail and ensures that the estimating, quantity surveying and purchasing elements of the business have a customer service orientated bias whilst maintaining a commercial edge.

Chris says: “The ‘team’ approach is very much a key business differentiator which translates in to a strong morale amongst my colleagues and a strong customer service ethos for our many clients. A desire to succeed and be the best is not only driven from the top, but throughout the business.”

Chris Hendy
Contracts Manager
Chris'S STATS
Describe yourself Confident, practical, ambitous
Favourite Film Jazz Singer
Claim to Fame Gig on the Circuit - larger shows
Favourite Food Indian
Favourite Helm moment St Lukes Challenges

Bringing over 30 years of construction experience to Helm, Chris is a construction professional who believes in a proactive approach to customer relationships and project management. A large range of construction projects to his name ensures he always has the experience to deliver and is able to drive the team toward to successful quality build.

Chris says: “Helm’s reputation grows daily and it’s not difficult to see that the Company’s focus on service, its attention to detail and its development and nurturing of staff are paramount to the success we are enjoying.”

Clare Bosley
Finance Assistant
Clare'S STATS
Describe yourself Quiet, caring, reliable
Hobbies Walking, Pilates, Swimming, Baking
Claim to Fame Meeting Duke of Edinburgh at St James Palace to receive gold award
Favourite Helm moment Laughing during filming of the Helm video
Time at Helm 3 years

Clare has worked in finance and administration since leaving school. She attained AAT level 4 in 2009 and joined Helm in 2014. Conveying a wealth of experience from the private sector she brings a fresh dynamic approach to the Company ensuring that the customer service ethos is delivered behind the scenes as well as it is front of house.

Clare says: “It’s the people that make us different. They are really friendly yet professional and this is demonstrated in the high standards that everyone from the top down aspires to work to.”

Curtis Hodgson
First Year Apprentice Bricklayer
Curtis'S STATS
Claim to Fame Helm Poster
Favourite Team Bath Rugby
Time at Helm 4 years
Favourite food Steak
Nickname Little Tax

An employee since 2014, Curtis brings a mature sensible approach to the Company. Keen to progress and diligent in all he undertakes he has proved to be a stickler for detail. In 2015 he was entered into the Helm Apprentice Scheme and his skill set goes from strength to strength. He has undertaken tower crane training and is always looking to improve site efficiency.

Curtis says: “I like to be the best at what I do and Helm encourages me to do this. It’s great to be given the chance to improve my expertise and I really enjoy working alongside my colleagues. It’s a great company.”

Emma Forster
Marketing and Administration Assistant
Emma'S STATS
Favourite Helm moment Taking part in the Helm video alongside Chris Catley
Favourite team Jaspers Ladies Hockey Club
Hobbies Anything sporty, Hockey, Gym
Claim to Fame Recently appeared on TV show "Wild Things" on Sky One
Favourite Film Sixth Sense - any horror film

With a number of years’ experience of recruitment, administration and marketing Emma brings a wealth of business knowledge and marketing direction to the business. Her outgoing and bubbly personality makes her a hit with clients and other team members alike and her attention to detail ensures we remain current in all that we communicate to our stakeholder community.

Emma says: “The team approach to all that we do is really refreshing and I feel that I am constantly making a positive contribution to the business and our success. It’s great getting positive feedback and comments from clients when I am producing case studies but even better when I am sharing these with my friends and colleagues”.

Gary Roelich
Business Development Manager
Gary'S STATS
Favourite team Liverpool
Favourite TV programme Line of Duty
Favourite food Any
Hobbies Golf
Time at Helm 6 years

Over 30 years’ experience qualifies Gary to provide initial customer interaction and advice. He is a strong advocate of the customer centric ethos that Helm promotes and ensures that each client is effectively guided through the process when embarking on their build project.

Gary says: “The key thing with Helm is the way we interact positively with our customers, not just at the beginning but through the whole project lifecycle. It’s about building relationships and these should continue after the job has been completed.”

Gary Sheppard
Chief Executive
Gary'S STATS
Favourite Video Helm out-take video
Time at Helm 18 years
Favourite team Bristol Rugby
Claim to fame Was beaten by Bonnie Langford in a talent contest
Bucket list Very content, nothing particularly on the list

With a corporate background encompassing main board positions with listed companies and a wealth of experience in developing small to medium enterprises, Gary brings both business knowledge and vision to Helm.

Gary says: “We’re only as good as the people we employ and develop. We don’t aim to be just another construction company but rather a service company that puts the customer first. It’s right that we should consistently challenge ‘accepted norms’ and look to be better by being different.”

Harry Sheppard
Stock Controller
Harry'S STATS
Favourite team Arsenal
Favourite TV programme American Dad
Nickname Sheps
Bucket list To tour South America
Favourite colour Orange

Concentrating on material and stock control, Harry aims to assist the procurement process through effective yard management to ensure field teams are supported in projects we undertake.

Harry says: “Helm maintain an inclusive approach aiming to embrace customers, professional advisors and field staff in the build process and product selection. My input is valued and I feel included in the decisions that affect my role.”

James Fox
Carpenter
James'S STATS
Nickname Foxy
Describe yourself Positive, funny, enthusiastic
Time at Helm 4 years
Favourite Team Bristol City
Favourite Food Roast Dinner

As one of Helm’s youngest employees, James represents the Company’s commitment to developing tomorrow’s talent. Joining in 2013 as a Site Labourer he has demonstrated a passion to learn and develop which has culminated in the Company sponsoring him on a carpentry apprenticeship that commenced in September 2014.

James says: “I am really looking forward to completing my apprenticeship. The Helm team are always supportive and I have been able to try different trades before making a choice of which one to follow as a career.”

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