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Advisory Panel

Advisory Panel.

Instead of thinking outside the box, JLES like to get rid of the box!

Driven by a desire to always do more as a business and be more for our clients, our operations also include an Advisory Panel of trusted and experienced construction professionals, all with a different field of specialism that is relevant to us.

Our advisory board meets twice a year to review the JLES business performance, make recommendations for improvement for consideration by the Board of Directors and provide qualified advice on industry relevant hot topics, regulations and continuous improvement tasks. In short, they help JLES stay in front and keep current.

So who are they?

Jon Bracegirdle
Advisory Panel Chairman
JLES Group Director
BEng Civil Engineering

Jon has worked within the construction industry for over 20 years gaining experience in a wide variety of roles from consultant to contractor and developer. The last 13 years of his career have been spent purely dealing with Section 38 and 104 infrastructure projects on a wide range of residential and commercial sites. He has consistently carried out the project management role on a wealth of schemes from conception, through to site feasibility, design, technical approval, Section Agreements (38,104, 106, 278) and liaison with surety providers, local authorities and third party organisations

As a Group Director of the JLES Group he is responsible for the operational and financial health of the JLES Group. His experience and technical knowledge in the field of adoptions is second to none.
Liam Melly
Advisory Panel Chairman
JLES Group Director,
BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Liam was introduced to construction at an early age which instilled in him a passion for the industry. He obtained a sponsorship with Taylor Woodrow Construction to study a bachelor of honours degree in construction management and once graduated, began in a site managerial role for a large Civil Engineering Contractor in Australia. Throughout these years, he gained the technical knowledge and work experience which made him a well coveted member of the construction industry. In 2002 Liam entered the house building industry working for a large UK PLC Commercial Housebuilder before becoming one of the founding directors of JLES in 2004. In his capacity as Group Director, Liam oversees the running of all three regional business units, from both a financial and operational point of view and encourages the Regional Managing Directors and their staff teams to continuously deliver on their promises to their clients, promoting excellence in everything we do.

James Bush
James Bush

Advisory Panel Member

More information coming soon...

James Eaves
James Eaves

Advisory Panel Member
Associate Partner
Arcus Consulting LLP

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, MRICS, RMaPS, IOSH

James’s specialism in Building Surveying, Project Management and Health & Safety provides holistic guidance to JLES, particularly when dealing with unique site conditions on one off projects.

Jonathan Hargraves
Jonathan Hargraves

Advisory Panel Member
Company Director
Donnelly Bentley

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, FCA Chartered Accountant, Accredited Mediator

Jonathan’s 20 years experience in finance helps to keep JLES on an even commercial keel. His advice, guidance and input are essential to the smooth running of our business units.


Jim Banfi
Jim Banfi

Advisory Panel Member
Partner / Head of Department

Jim has gained an enviable reputation throughout the country for his negotiating skills and his ability to overcome problems in order to ensure that his clients requirements and objectives are always met.

Legal directory Chambers and Partners 2014 describes Jim Banfi as "one of the most pleasant and knowledgeable property lawyers in the region." and it is with great pleasure that we take on board his commercial and legal opinion on JLES matters.

Luke Murphy
Luke Murphy

Advisory Panel Member
Quantity Surveyor
Construct Sense Ltd

MRICS, Bsc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, Construction Ambassador, SMSTS.

Luke plays a key part in our advisory panel, offering common sense commercial and operational advice to our Directors. His commitment to best practice helps us stay focused on exceptional delivery.

Dan Metcalfe
Dan Metcalfe

Advisory Panel Member
MICE

More information coming soon...