OUR TEAM

Phil has 25 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 diligence and effective communication. Phil has been 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.
  • Marks and Spencer Interim Head of Construction, managing and overseeing preconstruction and delivery of store developments, renewal and environment programmes.
  • The Co-operative Group - Key Account Director Rollout of acquisition, new build, extension and refurbishment projects, for Funeralcare and food departments. (circa £120m CAPEX)
  • Obonjan Development Project Management and Quantity Surveying of a new leisure destination located on an island off Croatia. Value - £9m
  • The Fleetwood Trust - Employer's Agent Employer's Agent on the redevelopment of Fleetwood Hospital into a community hub. Value - TBC
  • Primark - Project Manager Project managed the refit of Primark's flagship store in Hemel Hempstead.
  • UCLAN Production of a Project Execution Plan and accompanying documents for the University of Central Lancashire to apply for a Salix grant (government-backed loan for the installation of energy-saving technologies).
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. Steve is currently project managing a £40m+ flagship regional distribution centre extension for Lidl and a six-figure revamp of a Leeds city centre barristers' chamber.
  • Parklane Plowden Chambers PM and QS on a six-figure revamp of a Leeds city centre barristers' chambers. Value - Confidential
  • Lidl GB Limited Project and Cost Manager on a flagship RDC extension, with an extended floorplate of more than 600,000 sq. ft. at Bridgend, Wales. Value - £40m+
  • Marks and Spencer Project management of Foodhall expansion and renewal projects at several well-known locations across the UK.
  • Levi Strauss UK Limited Project Management and Cost Management Support of new stores and refits. Value - £5m
  • Primark Stores Limited Refit Programme and Project Delivery Manager. International coverage. Value - £1m to £5m
  • Nilorn UK Limited Quantity Surveyor and Contract Administrator on the delivery of Nilorn's new UK Headquarters building. Value - £2.3m
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. Paul is currently working in a Store Environment EPM role for Shelby’s client Marks and Spencer. He has previously worked on Lidl projects, the Co-op Funeralcare home refurbishment programme, project managed a £1.8m supplier package for luxury apartments in London and overseen 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 in the role of project manager or quantity surveyor. Pete is also a fully qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner. With Shelby, he has worked on Asda workstreams and Co-op Funeralcare home and food refurbishment schemes nationwide. He is also experienced in 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.


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