Phil has more than 20 years’ experience as an MRICS qualified construction professional, specialising in Project Management, Programme Management, Employers Agent and Quantity Surveying. He has managed several key client accounts within a variety of construction sectors, alongside successfully delivering projects on the ground. Phil has retained repeat business clients due to his relentless pursuit of client engagement and effective communication. Phil has been personally responsible for the successful delivery of new build, extension and refurbishment roll out programmes on behalf of high-end retail operators. One of his most challenging projects was the development of the picturesque Obonjan Island, off Croatia.  He was appointed as Project Director by events company Sound Channel in 2015 to rejuvenate the 136-acre island into a retreat and music festival destination. Phil enjoys working across a range of sectors and has benefitted from his experience of retail, leisure, defence, commercial and residential.
Phil’s chartered QS background allows him to visualize and unlock the value in every investment opportunity. Phil’s primary objective is always to maintain the client brief and look for practical opportunities to enhance the value credentials of any project. Phil has previously operated as a Head of Department for a major UK retailer, a role which required him to manage the directly employed Project Managers in a challenging environment. This experience gave Phil a valuable insight into the mechanics of the retail machine, enabling him to empathise with the internal workings of the client body.
  • Obonjan Development Cost Management of a new leisure destination located on an island off Croatia. Value - £9m
  • The Co-operative Group - Team Leader Rollout of acquisition, new build, extensions and refurbishment projects. Value - circa £120m CAPEX
  • Central England Co-operative - Key Account Manager Managing a team of Project QSs on the refurbishment roll–out programme. Value - £12m
  • Virgin Active - Key Account Manager Leading a team of Project QSs on refurbishment rollout programme. Value - average £350k each
  • Sainsbury’s Stores Limited - Senior Quantity Surveyor Project QS / EA on new build programme of works. Value - £12m to £28m
  • Asda Stores Employer’s Agent on new build and extension programme with successful completion of numerous projects, including mezzanine installations. Value - £8m to £26m
Steve is an experienced Project and Programme Director with operational responsibility for Shelby’s client accounts. Steve has delivered a vast array of private and public sector consultancy projects, including new builds, refurbishments and extensions to existing properties. He has extensive experience of all project life-cycles from brief implementation right through to completion and building operation. Steve’s experience of leading teams and delivering high-quality projects has given him an excellent reputation for surpassing client expectations and providing a reliable service. As a qualified Quantity Surveyor, Steve’s experience enables him to optimise and unlock the maximum value in every project that Shelby delivers. By engaging directly with client teams in a professional and structured manner, Steve is able to form excellent long-term relationships.
Steve has extensive experience in managing and delivering mixed-use developments including commercial, industrial, retail, residential and hotels. Shelby has recently completed the conversion of the historic Federation Building in Manchester to deliver a state-of-the-art digital hub for the Co-operative Group, enabling local businesses and entrepreneurs to collaborate under one roof. Shelby is engaged by a private client to deliver a mixed use industrial and commercial facility in West Yorkshire, enabling the client to expand their operation within the region and create jobs and local growth. Steve is also acting as an Employer’s Agent for Lidl on several Regional Distribution Centre projects across the UK.
  • Co-op Digital Federation House Conversion of an existing building to create a new digital hub workspace. Value - £2.1m
  • The Co-operative Group Programme Management of refits, acquisitions and extensions. Value - £90m
  • The Co-operative Group – Account Manager High volume acquisition and refurbishment rollouts (£90m)
  • Asda Stores Limited Project and Cost Management of new stores, extensions and refurbishments. Value - £120m
  • Sainsbury’s Stores Limited Project and Cost Management of acquisitions and extensions. Value - £50m
  • Levi Strauss & Co UK Project Management and Cost Management Support of new stores and refits
  • Primark Stores Limited Refit Programme and Project Delivery Manager. International coverage. Value - £1m to £5m
  • Lidl GMBH UK Limited Project and Cost Management of various Regional Distribution Centre projects. Value - confidential
Dawn is entirely responsible for managing the company’s finance and marketing activities. Following an extensive career in journalism and marketing, Dawn is perfectly skilled to shout about all of Shelby’s stupendous work and social endeavours. Dawn joined in the early days of Shelby and has made fantastic progress in terms of putting the company on the map and supporting the team to build relationships with key clients and suppliers. Her commitment to detail and organisation are an asset to the business, ensuring that the technical team can focus on its primary objectives.
One of Dawn’s key responsibilities is to generate and update all of Shelby’s social media content, posting on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. She looks after the website content to ensure that all outgoing material is current and interesting. Aside from her marketing role, Dawn is also responsible for overseeing the company’s financial performance, human resources, administration and communications.
Paul is a highly-experienced Project Manager after 30 years working within the construction industry. From his first job as a masonry trainee, he left no stone unturned to work his way up to Contracts Director. This role saw him oversee the external restoration of luxury department store Harrods, a £9m project carried out in phases over six years. Paul covers the south west of England for Shelby. He has recently worked on a funeral home refurbishment programme for a national client, and project managed a £1.8m supplier package for luxury apartments in London and the build of 12 townhouses in North Devon.
Pete is equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the complete construction process, following more than two decades within the industry. He is more than adept at delivering a project from the feasibility stage to completion, whilst ensuring value for all involved. With Shelby, he has worked on Co-op Funeralcare home refurbishment schemes within London and the south east. He has previous experience of working on large office refits and retail roll-out schemes.
Chris is a MRICS Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He is highly experienced in all aspects of quantity surveying within construction - from initial feasibility studies to pre- and post-contract duties – after more than 30 years as a client-side QS. Chris has a wealth of retail project experience but has also worked on schemes in multiple project sectors over the years, including residential, commercial, education, hospitals, research and museums and art galleries. He can also competently undertake the role of Employer’s Agent and Contract Administrator, assisting third-party project managers in the day-to-day management of site works.
  • Jani Ishaq, Head of Refits

    During their time working with Primark, the Shelby team proved themselves to be reliable,
    professional and diligent to my satisfaction.

    Jani Ishaq, Head of Refits
    Primark Store Development
  • Victoria Howlett, Federation Building Manager

    Not only was Shelby integral in getting the project completed by the launch date, which would not have been possible without them, but their support to The Federation team was beyond any of our expectations.
    Shelby were a pleasure to work with and felt part of The Federation team from start to finish.

    Victoria Howlett, Federation Building Manager
    The Co-operative Group
  • Steve Allison, Director

    Sound Channel appointed Shelby to deliver Project Management and Cost Consultancy Services on the first phase of the Obonjan Island Re-development Project. Phil Taylor, of Shelby, worked as Project Director, ensuring that the programme and cost constraints of the project were achieved. With consideration of the island location and the logistical difficulties associated with getting people and materials to and from the island.
    It was great to have Phil on board to support our development needs.

    Steve Allison, Director
    Sound Channel
  • Trish McCarter, Commercial and Development Manager

    Shelby was appointed by Central England Co-operative (CEC) to provide Project Management & Quantity Surveying services. Phil Taylor, of Shelby, led a diverse team of contractors & consultants, with a strong understanding of the complexities of delivering this type of development on time,
    within budget and to the high-level of quality expected by CEC.

    Trish McCarter, Commercial and Development Manager
    Property Services for Central England Co-operative
  • Michael Feather, Director

    In their role as Cost Consultant (on a brasserie refurbishment project), Shelby has been diligent, supportive and proactive, providing valuable advice in a timely manner.
    Overall, I am very satisfied with the service provision from Shelby.

    Michael Feather, Director
    Bowman Riley Architects
  • Hiren Sawjani, Franchise & Expansion Director

    Since 2015, Shelby has been appointed directly by Levi’s to deliver Cost and Project Management services. Overall, I am satisfied with the consistent approach from Shelby.
    We look forward to continuing our relationship for the foreseeable future.

    Hiren Sawjani, Franchise & Expansion Director
    North Europe for Levi Strauss & Co.

Shelby is a construction consultancy business operating within the UK and across Europe.