Meet the Staff

SCOTT BONSER – BUSINESS PARTNER

Scott Bonser

Scott Bonser started working for the family business in 1989 upon leaving school, he undertook a City and Guilds apprenticeship and achieved his City and Guilds Advance Craft certificate in Carpentry and Joinery, then when onto achieve his O N C in Construction Management.

In 2001, Scott was asked to put down the hammer and saw and pick up a pen instead, progression onto becoming our small works manager where he would oversee various contracts for Schools and clients throughout the midlands.

Scott went onto become a business partner of the firm in September 2003, over the years he has taken on bigger and more complex projects, including the refurbishment of Cliftonthorpe Hall in Ashby de la Zouch, which had been converted into well-appointed apartments before a roof fire resulted in several flats requiring complete refurbishment, in total the jobs total value exceeded £750,000.00

Scott continues to oversee many of the large projects along with Mitch. To view a selection of projects that have been undertaken by Scott, please click here…

DEAN “MITCH” MITCHISON – BUSINESS PARTNER

Mitch

Dean “or as he is more commonly known, Mitch” entered into the construction industry in 1985, with Crane Brothers of Ibstock as an apprentice carpenter and joiner gaining his City and Guilds advanced Craft qualifications, then returning to college to gain his O N C in Construction Management.

Mitch left Crane in 1990 to work for Beezer Homes and Tarmac Construction, working as a site joiner on various projects throughout the country. He joined Bonser Building Contractors in 1992 as a site joiner who undertook works at various schools and colleges throughout the Midlands. in 1994 he progressed to a site supervisor and then to small works manager.

Mitch also became a partner for the firm in 2003, since this time Mitch has dealt with many clients and on various projects from large scale school projects to very highly specced insurance refurbishments of luxury homes.

Mitch continues to oversee many of the large projects along with Scott. To view a selection of projects that have been undertaken by Mitch, please click here…

STEVEN BONSER – HOUSING DEVELOPMENT SUPERVISOR

StevenMr Steven Bonser entered the building industry at the age of 15, in 1963, to work for a local building company Walter Moss and Sons of Coalville. Where he completed a five year apprenticeship in bricklaying, before attending the C I T B training college at Bircham Newton on various occasions to further his management education.

In the subsequent years he built up a reputation for hard work, reliability and honesty, managing many construction projects before being made small works manger in 1977.

In 1979 with his younger brother John Bonser, who was also in the industry, they decided to form their own building firm, so in August of that year the Partnership Business of Bonser Building Contractors was started, and so did the hard work and long hours.

One of our first major clients was the National Coal Board, who were based at Coleorton Hall, for whom we carried out deep mines subsidence repair works to all types of property within the Leicestershire and Derbyshire areas.

Our workforce then was just four persons, included Mr Fred Bonser (father), Mr Tony Bonser (youngest brother), and the business partners.

In 1985 Mr Steven Bonser and Mr John Bonser set up an additional business, a Limited Company to build speculative new homes, after completing many small infill developments they then decided in 1987 to take a major risk to finance the development of 75 new homes on land adjacent Kendal Road Ellistown, which also included roadway infrastructures and a foul sewer pumping station, all to adoptable standards.

The Company soon gained a reputation for their high standard of workmanship and quality of finishing, and later became known as Bonser New Homes.

Our business activities reached a level of 45 employees, with a combined annual turnover of approximately 3.5 million pounds.

After 24 years of service, Mr John Bonser retired from his business interests in 2003 to take a well earnt rest, and Mr Steven Bonser left the business partnership in 2014, but will also look forward to his new role as a consultant to the remaining partners.

To view projects undertaken by Steven, please click here…

TRISTAN BONSER – HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR / SITE MANAGER

Tristan

Upon leaving Ashby Grammar School in 2001, Tristan enrolled on a 2 year computer programming and web-development course at Stephensons College in Coalville, gaining a National Diploma in Computing and Information Technology that is still put to use today, including on the very site.

Tristan started working for the family business originally as a part time role for income whilst he positions in web-development. He soon began to enjoy carpentry and realised that perhaps this was perhaps his career of choice, he decided to join the company full time in the Autumn of 2003, going on to achieve his Advance Craft NVQ level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery.

In November 2009 Tristan joined the office side of the business, as well as being the internal safety representative, Tristan has since gone on to achieve his NVQ level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety, Site Management Safety Training Scheme and his O N C in Construction Management.

ADRIAN PRESTON – SITE FOREMAN

Adrian Preston

Adrian started his career in the carpentry trade during 1983, working as an apprentice for William Davit Ltd. Enrolling at Coalville Technical College, he went on to receive his City and Guilds Advanced Craft certificates in Carpentry.

Adrian continued to work as a site joiner for various housing development sites until 1999, when he left to go work for MGF Carpentry Ltd working on Redrow Homes as a sub-contract joiner. After 18 months Adrian was approached by one of Redrows directors and was asked if would price for them directly in a joint partnership, Adrian accepted and continued in this position for 6 years. As time grew tight amongst the construction sector due to the recession Adrian had to leave Redrow in 2007, but Redrows loss was our gain as shortly after leaving he started working for Bonsers.

His carpentry and site management skill quickly became evident to the business partners, and was appointed as our Site Foreman within several months of being with the company. He continues to work as our main Site Foreman overseeing larger and more complex sites for the company.

PETER MARRIOTT – WORKSHOP JOINER

Pete Marriott

Peter entered into the construction industry with local company FL Webb Midlands Ltd, where he worked for 5 years learning his trade, both as a workshop and site based joiner, from this he went on to focus predominantly on workshop based joinery. He joined Bonser Building Contractors in 1981, employed as our workshop joiner, it is Peters responsibility for the supervision and production of all the bespoke items ready for our site based operatives.

Pete’s other responsibilities include with meeting with clients when necessary to offer design advice, construction opinions or possible alternative ideas. Peter also deals directly with all of our trade suppliers, if you are a representative of a supplier or merchant, Pete will be who you deal with.

CHRISTINE BROUGH – RECEPTIONIST

Christine joined Bonser Building Contractors in 2010 and soon became known amongst the office as ‘super secretary’. Since her time at the company the clerical side has never been so efficient. When phoning Bonsers there’s a very good chance the first person you will talk to will be Christine, and we are confident that she’ll do her upmost to help you with any queries or issues that you may have.

ZARA BONSER – ACCOUNTS

Zara also joined the company in 2010 as our part time accounts supervisor. Working along with Christine they helped implement new systems to speed up our clerical side. It’s her job to slap our wrists when the petty cash tin doesn’t quite tally up. Any account issues or general questions Zara will be the person to sort them out.