ALA Strengthens the Commercial Team

We have been busy sourcing new talent to join our team and deliver first class commercial services to our expanding client base.

ALA is a people business and we seek out individuals with the right combination of energy, creativity, resolve and experience to deliver results. We have recently engaged seven new directly employed team members, a brief summary of their experience is set out below.

Surendranath Ram – Commercial Manager 

Surendranath, or Vik as he prefers, is a highly experienced individual with significant claims and commercial management experience, gained over an impressive 30 year career.

Vik has worked across all sectors of the construction and engineering industry; internationally for global contractors including Bechtel and also with major clients including Qatari Diar and large consultancies, including Turner & Townsend.

Vik is trilingual in English, French and Hindi, both spoken and written.

Martin Redman – Commercial Manager 

Martin has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, both in the UK and internationally on a variety of contracts, spanning building, commercial, industrial, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical, infrastructure, aviation and oil and gas.

Martin has worked for major consultancies and contractors including Balfour Beatty, AECOM, Faithful & Gould, KEO and Parsons International.

Nicola Graham – Senior Quantity Surveyor

Nicola has 15 years’ experience as a quantity surveyor in the oil & gas, rail, aviation and construction sector. Nicola has a specialist capability in supply chain management and is working towards an MCIP qualification.

Nicola has previously worked for major employers, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and HS2 and major consultancies Styles & Woods and EC Harris LLP, and is familiar with a wide range of contracts.

Daniel Harrison – Senior Quantity Surveyor

Daniel Harrison has 8 years’ experience and holds a first class BSc degree in quantity surveying. Daniel graduated top of his class and received a RICS award for achieving results averaging 85%.

Daniel previously worked as a senior quantity surveyor for a regional main contractor, managed by ALA Director Byron Tyson, undertaking a wide range of construction projects under a variety of contract types.

James Hibbert – Senior Quantity Surveyor

James has 7 years’ experience and holds a BSc in quantity surveying. James has worked extensively in the oil and gas sector and is particularly familiar with the NEC form of contract.

Prior to joining ALA, James spent his professional career at Rhead Group, a large commercial consultancy which boasts many ALA alumni. Rhead Group was acquired by Costain Plc in 2015.

Sam Tomlinson – Quantity Surveyor

Sam has 3 years’ experience in the construction industry and has previously worked for a specialist precast concrete accessories supplier. Sam travelled extensively in this role and managed sales, procurement, logistics as part of a small, dedicated team.

Sam is looking to build on his experience and further develop his commercial and procurement skills as a quantity surveyor and will benefit from an ALA tailored professional development programme.

Northern Director Byron Tyson says:

“We are delighted to welcome so many bright, experienced and talented individuals to the team at this time.

Many of our people choose to spend their entire career with us and that is a real source of pride. Its not just our generous benefits and salary’s package, our tailored training and professional development programmes, opportunities for international travel, direct exposure to leading construction professionals or the challenging and varied work, I believe it’s our culture. 

We support each other by respect, trust and teamwork. We place our emphasis less on how work is done and more on the fact that it is done – on time and to the best possible standard.

People remain loyal if they are challenged, rewarded, happy and  the collaborative ethos and friendly atmosphere helps.  

People talk of the sense of belonging at A. Lamb Associates and, while it is hard to pinpoint exactly where this comes from, one enduring quality is that the people here just do not let each other down. This is a valuable and perhaps our greatest asset.”