People

Martin Pedley

Martin Pedley

MANAGING DIRECTOR
GSS Piling Ltd

Martin Pedley

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Martin joined Morrisroe Group in 2018 and GSS as Managing Director in 2019 following its acquisition by the group. His professional experience of nearly 30 years extends from site engineer to executive with a major international construction group. He is a chartered civil engineer with a long track record in piling, deep foundations and geotechnical projects. His experience has been gained from projects in the UK and overseas. He holds a doctorate in geotechnical research and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Devji Bhuva

Devji Bhuva

DIRECTOR

Devji Bhuva

DIRECTOR

Devji graduated from Kingston University in 2004 with a first class degree in civil engineering. Since graduating he has developed his experience and technical expertise in specialist contracting. At Abbey Pynford he was responsible for the design of new piled raft foundations. Upon moving to GSS in 2012, he developed as a specialist in securing restricted access piling projects, pile design and the design of temporary works for multi-level basements. After completing his MSc in structural engineering at Surrey University, Devji graduated to become a Chartered Civil Engineer in 2015 and is an active member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Neil Abbott

Neil Abbott

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Neil Abbott

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Neil joined GSS in 2021 to lead the growth of the large diameter piling team. As Operations Director he has overall responsibility for HSEQ and our project delivery. He has developed an extensive track record for delivering piling and deep foundations projects across all sectors of the built environment, both in the UK and overseas, with experience gained both in specialist contracting and consulting. Neil has a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering.

Gareth Reeves

Gareth Reeves

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Gareth Reeves

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Gareth joined GSS in February 2021 as Commercial Manager. As a quantity surveyor, Gareth is a specialist in groundworks, reinforced concrete superstructures and geotechnical projects. He has a broad range of experience in both the commercial and residential sectors, working under various forms of contract for the UK’s largest main contractors. He is a graduate in quantity surveying with a master’s degree in commercial management. Gareth is committed to developing the commercial and contractual capabilities of GSS for our clients and is dedicated to achieving this aim with a positive and collaborative attitude.

Paul Burr

Paul Burr

PILING OPERATIONS MANAGER

Paul Burr

PILING OPERATIONS MANAGER

Paul joined GSS in 2004 and has worked his way up from Site Supervisor to Piling Operations Manager. Paul’s background is in piling and deep basement works. He is a particular specialist in restricted access mini piling where his can do approach solves the most challenging piling problems for our clients. Paul has a wealth of experience in both geotechnics, plant and structures and is a natural practical engineer with excellent project management skills. Paul has also gained qualifications in SMSTS (site safety training), Site Management (NVQ Level 4) and mental health first aid.

Hugh Gabriel

Hugh Gabriel

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Hugh Gabriel

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Hugh is Operations Manager for our Geostructural Solutions brand. He has extensive experience of structural alterations, basements and mini piling across London and the South East. He is an alumnus of Camborne School of Mines, where he completed an engineering, geology and geotechnics degree with honours. Hugh joined GSS in 2011 as an Assistant Site Manager having previously worked with a leading multinational consultancy.

Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

HEAD OF FINANCE
GSS Piling Ltd

Chris Nelson

HEAD OF FINANCE

Chris is Head of Finance, for GSS Piling Ltd, since 2021 and Cantillon Ltd since 2017, both Morrisroe Group companies. He is a Chartered Accountant having qualified as an auditor with EY and has experience in the Energy, Utilities & Mining sectors from earlier in his career, including an international foundations contractor.

LISA WEBSTER

LISA WEBSTER

BUSINESS SUPPORT MANAGER

LISA WEBSTER

BUSINESS SUPPORT MANAGER

Lisa joined GSS in 2005 and has seen it develop into a leading organisation. She has carried out numerous roles, including company secretarial duties, bookkeeping, cash collection, developing and managing accounts, HR, IT & quality management processes and certifications. She oversees all other business support activities within the office environment

WILLIAM PERES

WILLIAM PERES

DESIGN MANAGER

WILLIAM PERES

DESIGN MANAGER

William joined GSS in 2015 and since then has been involved in many complex designs for projects deploying deep top-down construction, multi propped excavation works, “cut-and-carve” structural works, lifting and stooling. Will holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and an MSc degree in geotechnics and has gained his practical experience on projects of varying size. As Design Manager he has recently taken responsibility for GSS’s design team and temporary works procedures.

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