Meet the Team

Update – MARCH 2020: During college closure please use the following contact details to reach the relevant member of staff: 

WOOD OCCUPATIONS

A variety of wood occupations courses, including carpentry, joinery, wood machining and furniture making is delivered by a talented team of experienced tutors. They deliver high quality training that has earned the BCC a reputation as a top provider of timber-based courses and apprenticeships.

  • Andy Mayes – Tutor, Bench Joinery and Wood Cutting Machinery – andy.mayes@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Travis Warrington – Tutor, Apprenticeships – travis.warrington@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Anthony Lainson – Tutor, Carpentry and Joinery –  ant.lainson@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Will Nixon – Tutor, Carpentry and Joinery – will.nixon@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Errol Boswell – Technician – errol.boswell@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Ruth Thomson – Tutor, Carpentry and Joinery – ruth.thomson@thebcc.ac.uk
  • David Pearham – Tutor, Apprenticeships – david.pearham@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Chris Ward – Carpentry, Schools Programme – chris.ward@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Patrick Lear – Technician in Wood Turning – patrick.lear@thebcc.ac.uk

CONSTRUCTION

The Construction provision at the BCC encompasses a wide range of work including multi-crafts, maintenance, construction operations and concrete formworking.  Delivered at our Gibbins Road Campus, under the coordination of Mick Hedgeland, the courses are attended by apprentices, adults returning to education and 16 year olds starting out on their careers in construction.

  • Michael Hedgeland – Gibbins Road Campus Coordinator and Tutor, Maintenance Operations – michael.hedgeland@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Darren Oliver – Tutor, Construction Operations – darren.oliver@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Andy Stirrup – Tutor, Formworking and Site Carpentry – andy.stirrup@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Neil Hayman – Tutor, Multi-crafts and Bricklaying – neil.hayman@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Phillip Jones – Tutor, Formwork – phillip.jones@thebcc.ac.uk

STONEMASONRY

  • Nigel Gilkison – Lead Tutor, Stonemasonry – nigel.gilkison@thebcc.ac.uk

Nigel has developed the Stonemasonry provision at the BCC so that its reputation as a centre for the development of high level skills has increased across the country. Student work is of a very high quality, not only in the individual pieces produced by students but also in the many group projects they complete. Students in the area of stonemasonry benefit from Nigel’s extensive experience in the stone industry.

  • Nancy Peskett – Tutor, Apprenticeships and OSAT (On-site Assessment and Training) – nancy.peskett@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Adeline Wartner – Tutor & Maker in Residence – adeline.wartner@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Will Yendell – Maker in Residence – william.yendell@thebcc.ac.uk

FINE WOODWORK AND FURNITURE MAKING

  • Neil Austin – Lead Tutor, Fine Woodwork and Furniture Making – neil.austin@thebcc.ac.uk

Neil is an experienced furniture maker and designer who was programme leader at Bucks University before joining the BCC this year. He brings a wealth of experience in furniture training as well as design skills. We look forward to him developing our Fine Woodwork Programme so that its national reputation is even further advanced.

  • Robin Clifton – Tutor, Fine Woodwork – robin.clifton@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Cheryl Mattey – Tutor, Fine Woodwork – cheryl.mattery@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Kate Payne – Tutor, Furniture Making and Wood Turning – kate.payne@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Saena Ku – Evening Class Tutor, Wood Carving – saena.ku@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Joseph Sheils – Maker in Residence – joe.sheils@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Sapphire Hales – Maker in Residence – sapphire.hales@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Wilfe Gorlin – Evening Class Tutor – wilfe.gorlin@thebcc.ac.uk 

CONSERVATION 

A number of conservation courses are available at the Building Crafts College including the renowned Foundation Degree in Historic Building in partnership with Kingston University.

  • Steve Houchin – Lead Tutor, Foundation Degree in Heritage and Conservation steve.houchin@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Peter Lakin – Tutor, Foundation Degree in Heritage and Conservation – peter.lakin@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Bruce Induni – Tutor, Foundation Degree in Heritage and Conservation – bruce.induni@thebcc.ac.uk

COLLEGE MANAGERS

  • Len Conway – Principal – len.conway@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Rebecca Datta – Bursar – rebecca.datta@thebcc.ac.uk

ADMINISTRATION TEAM

  • Laura Barry – Admissions Officer – laura.barry@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Aliza Akter – Administrator – aliza.akter@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Tracey Newman – Receptionist – tracey.newman@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Helene Chernack – Receptionist – helene.chernack@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Rahul Dixit – Financial Controller – rahul.dixit@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Hussein Hussein – Apprenticeships Officer – hussein.hussein@thebcc.ac.uk

LEARNER TEAM

  • Funda Ozturk – Tutor Maths – funda.ozturk@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Sue Miller – Tutor, Maths sue.miller@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Arthur De Graft-Rosenior – Tutor, English – arthur.deg-rosenior@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Janet Oliver – Tutor, English – janet.oliver@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Doris Simon – College Internal Verifier – doris.simon@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Francis Williams – Quality Manager, Learner Performance – francis.williams@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Frances Hill – Quality Manager Learner Journey – frances.hill@thebcc.ac.uk

WELFARE TEAM

  • Ellie Dennis – Student Welfare Coordinator (PDBW) – ellie.dennis@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Sarah-Louise Robson – College Counsellor – sarahlouise.robson@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Faye Ogden – College Counsellor – faye.ogden@thebcc.ac.uk

SITE TEAM

  • Paul Stringer – Site Manager – paul.stringer@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Claudia Massanga Gomes – Canteen Supervisor- claudia.gomes@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Susette Vaz Soares – Canteen Supervisor- susete.vazsoares@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Lurdes Chaves (Canteen Assistant) – lurdes.chaves@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Nicola Hodgson – Cleaner – nicola.hodgson@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Rosalyn Scott – Cleaner – rosalyn.scott@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Delcina Jordan – Cleaner – delcina.jordan@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Ryan Hedgeland Site Maintenance Apprentice – ryan.hedgeland@thebcc.ac.uk

GENERAL ENQUIRIES, MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT

  • General enquiries – info@thebcc.ac.uk
  • Marketing, Development and Partnerships – marketing@thebcc.ac.uk