Ball & Berry Ltd are a leading Corporate Approved Inspector in England & Wales.

The company was founded in 2007 to deliver a first class service with a team of fully qualified and experienced RICS Building Control Surveyors, with unrivalled knowledge and experience of the Building Regulations.

Operating out of our offices in Manchester & Preston we are licensed by the Construction Industry Council to provide an Approved Inspector Service.

We have in place the relevant Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurances, as required by Government.

Our Directors

Paul McNeill
Paul McNeillDirector - 07808 804146 / 0161 8269298
Paul joined the company in 2010 as a Director, and has over twenty years of experience in the construction industry, predominantly in Building Control.

Paul is the type of person who enjoys and thrives upon a challenge. He has a positive, pragmatic approach and outlook, together with being organised and innovative within the work place.

David Clarke
David ClarkeDirector - 07702 807291 / 0161 8269298
David values the importance of effective working relationships and the provision of a high level of service to clients on all types of building project. He believes this is key to ensuring a building not only complies with the Building Regulations but that the Building Control function can actually add value to the final product.

Outside work, David’s proudest achievement was to build his own house – something which David not only found to be a hugely rewarding and difficult challenge, but something that helped him learn a great deal more about the practicalities involved in the building process.

David Hodgson
David HodgsonDirector - 07545 424953 / 0161 8269298
David joined Ball and Berry Limited to become one of their Directors in 2011. He brings to the practice almost thirty five years of experience of working in the construction industry.

David is a confident and self-motivated professional with proven leadership success, he also has a track record for identifying and subsequently implementing many new initiatives aimed at maximising business potential

The Team

Mathew Banks
Mathew BanksAssociate Director - 07734 858903 / 0161 8269298
In 2014 Mathew took the decision to further his professional career by moving into the private sector by joining Ball and Berry Ltd.

Mathew brings with him extensive experience working on a wide range of projects across health, education, commercial and industrial sectors along with domestic schemes of varying scale and complexity.

Paul Holden
Paul HoldenAssociate Director - 07808 870851 / 0161 8269298
Paul is a Building Control Inspector who has worked in the industry for numerous years at both public and private institutions. He joined Ball and Berry in 2016.
Lee Donaghy
Lee DonaghyAssociate Director - 0161 8269298 / 07921887575
Lee began his career in Building Control in 1988. After becoming fully qualified he spent 20 years at Wigan Council progressing to Principal Building Surveyor. Always customer focused Lee made the decision to continue his career in the private sector. With the recent addition of a Manchester office and continued growth Lee felt Ball and Berry Ltd would be the ideal company to take his career in an exciting new direction.

Lee has extensive experience in domestic and commercial work including new housing, apartments, retail, industrial and football stadia.

David Gough
David GoughAssociate Director - 0161 8269298 / 07764 366187
After working in the construction industry as a building surveyor in 1986, David spent 22 years at Preston City Council, progressing to Building Control Manager in 2012. David brings a wealth of experience in all sectors of the industry and offers a customer focused approach to the various schemes he is involved with.

David has experience on working on a wide range of projects across education, health, residential and commercial sectors along with domestic schemes of varying scale and complexity.

Sam Rushworth
Sam RushworthAssociate Director - 01772 706121 / 07860929402
After training and working as a joiner, Sam began his career in Building Control in 2001, and rose to the position of Building Control Manager at Lancaster City Council before embarking on a career in the private sector.

Sam has lectured on Building control to undergraduate students at UCLAN and in his spare time enjoys fishing, golfing and playing his guitar.

Jim Brown
Jim BrownSenior Building Control Surveyor - 07525 864330 / 01772 702022
Starting his building control career as a fresh-faced teenager, a not so fresh-faced Jim joined Ball and Berry in October 2017 from neighbouring local authority, Wigan. Having slotted into the team well, he has successfully achieved corporate membership with RICS whilst being with us.

He is a keen sportsman and an avid Wigan Warriors supporter.

Phil Berry
Phil BerrySenior Building Control Surveyor - 07762 579852 / 01772 706115
Phil began working in the construction industry in 2006 as a Trainee Building Control Surveyor. He was granted full membership of the Chartered Association of Building Engineer’s in 2014.

Phil has a proactive and flexible approach and understands the value of forming good working relationships with customers, architects and contractors. His aim is ensure his role as a building control surveyor helps the construction process to run as smoothly as possible from commencement through to completion.

Adrian Townsend
Adrian TownsendSenior Building Control Surveyor - 07762 579852 / 01772 706115
Adrian is a Senior Building Control Surveyor who joined Ball and Berry in 2019 where he brought with him over 5 years’ experience in the private Building Control sector.
Adrian is highly motivated, positive and always looking for the next challenge.
Career achievements include successful graduation from UCLAN in 2013 with 1st class honours in Building Surveying and being granted a full member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers in 2019.
When he isn’t glued to the Building Regulations he enjoys spending time racing cars at the circuit.
James Oliver
James OliverBuilding Control Surveyor - 07921887574 / 01772 706116
James Oliver graduated from UCLan in 2015, achieving a First in Building Surveying (Bsc Hons) and was the recipient of the RICS Graduate of the Year Award. As a former Electrician and Property Developer, James has years of experience working the in the construction industry, including a Year Placement working at a leading North-west Building Surveyors. James is currently working towards Chartership on the RICS APC program.
Stuart Williamson
Stuart WilliamsonBuilding Control Surveyor - 07515 285568
Stuart has always had an interest in construction since leaving school. This lead Stuart to college with the aim of becoming a Building Surveyor.
Following successful qualifications at college Stuart enrolled at The University of Central Lancashire on a degree in Building Surveying.
Working on various construction projects Stuart eventually found a route into Building Control and is currently working towards Corporate membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Stuart is a keen Blackburn Rovers fan and enjoys spending time with his family, when not studying !!
Chris Holden
Chris HoldenBuilding Control Surveyor - 07515 285567
Chris Holden completed his degree in 2011, achieving a First in Building Surveying (Bsc Hons) and also received the RICS Graduate of the Year Award. As a former self-employed multi-trade skilled building contractor, Chris has over twenty years of experience in the construction industry which also includes working in local authority building control. He recently made a move ‘off the tools’ and currently provides support to the surveyors at Ball and Berry whilst working towards his professional qualification. Outside of work Chris enjoys nothing more than riding motorcycles both in the UK and abroad.
Karen Simons
Karen SimonsAdministration & Finance Manager - 01772 706110
Karen is an experienced and organised office manager who has been with Ball and Berry since 2012. Karen has implemented a new finance system, manages the administration team, and keeps the technical team on their toes.
Lisa Holden
Lisa HoldenCredit Controller - 01772706111
Lisa is enjoying her second spell at Ball & Berry, rejoining the team after deciding she couldn’t live without us.
Abbie Holt
Abbie HoltAdministrator - 01772706111
Abbie joined Ball & Berry in the summer of 2017 when looking for a new challenge. Abbie was the stand out candidate at interview and quickly became a valued member of the team providing support to the technical surveyors whilst also getting to grips with credit control. Abbie enjoys the variety of work, has a great enthusiasm, and always has a smile on her face.
Amy Robinson
Amy RobinsonAdministrator - 01772 706113
Amy started in March 2016, initially as maternity cover, and quickly established herself as an important part of the administration team.
Amy loves her summer holidays, and is forever jetting off to some far flung location to sample the local drink of choice.
Kerrie McNeill
Kerrie McNeillPart time Administrator
Kerrie joined the company in 2011 to provide much needed administrative assistance. Kerrie predominantly assists the Directors with their administrative burden and tends to work remotely from home.
Jill Berry
Jill BerryPart time Administrator
Jill joined the company in 2011 and enjoys her administrative role within the office and is a valued member of the team. Working mainly on finance and general admin Jill works both in the office and remotely at home.

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