Leading team members

Mathew Bates

Commercial Director

Mathew has worked in the fields of SFS, Partitions and Ceilings since leaving school. When he grows up he would very much like to be Marty McFly!

Simon Jones

Project Director

Simon has worked in all aspects of construction since the age of 16 and relishes the ever changing demands of the industry. If you have ever seen his driving you would be right to guess that his favourite film is The Italian Job (1969).

Andy Carr

Procurement Manager

Andy has been getting angry at shoddy tender enquiries since the turn of the millennium. He sees himself as a Troy Bolton type character due to his unerring joie de vivre and musical talent.

Natalie McDermott

Business Manager

Natalie joined Sparta from a commercial background in the retail industry and is enjoying the varied challenges that construction brings - please check back at a later date for a film fact (once she has actually watched a film).

Michael Boyes

Commercial Manager

Mike has been looking after construction pennies since 2005 and has worked on many a prestigious project for main contractors and he turned to the dark side of subcontracting in 2018. He once represented his country at the European Indoor Trampolining Finals and would have taken gold if it weren’t for a rusty spring!

Shaun Bates

QA Manager

Shaun has been a Project Manager since the beginning of time, prior to this he served his time as a Joiner. If he were a film character he thinks he would definitely be Katniss Everdeen.

Dave Fordham

Project Manager

Dave joined (well started) the Sparta Project Management team from a Plastering background and has technically worked at Sparta longer than anyone else. He sees himself as a Steve McQueen-esqe figure.

Dave Metcalfe

Project Manager

Dave has worked at Sparta since 2016 and earned his stripes the old fashioned way as a partition fixer. He tries to keep it quiet but he actually discovered gypsum, and was a key player in the development of what we today call a plasterboard!

Jon Elson

Site Manager

When Jon isn’t saving the world by educating people on the horrors of palm oil we are fortunate to be able to make use of his great site management skills! He insists he is a big Monty Python fan but as a southerner living in Yorkshire I’m pretty sure we all know which sketch he enjoys quoting the most!! As a final warning try to avoid discussing ANYTHING Political with him 😐!

John Rowley

Project Manager

Before selling his soul to join management John served his time as a Dryliner. However you have to delve much deeper to uncover his more niche skills. in addition to being an accomplished marksman, Sparta let John go on sabbatical now and then as he is often called up for Stunt driver duties. You may have seen his name credited in such classics as "The Fast and the Furious", "Fast Five" and "Furious 7" to name but a few.

Andrei Bagrin

Site Manager

When Andrei isn't knocking up one of his world famous Tiramisu's or being father & husband of the year he is busy keeping the good ship Sparta on a steady course. Nothing seems to phase him and probably explains why his favourite film is Cool Hand Luke!

Kirsty Pilbin

Business Administrator

Kirsty needed to escape the tyranny of the South and the timings worked perfectly for her to join Sparta in 2019 and move back to the idyllic North. She is far too over-qualified for the terrible jobs Mat gives her to do, but updating the website has given her this chance to vent!