Our Team

Dedicated to the success of our business, we strive to be the contractor of choice, a place that people want to work, and team that people want to be part of.

James Manifold

Managing Director

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About James...

A Quantity Surveyor by profession, James cut his teeth commercially managing construction projects for large multi national contractors before joining the senior management team of a national social housing service provider. James is operationally responsible for all of Impart links activities whilst ‘trying hard’ at golf and following his beloved Derby County.

Shane Furner

Operations Director

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About Shane...

Shane is the Operations Director for Impart Links Consultancy (ILC). Working on projects and in interim asset management roles, Shane also oversees all consultancy activity in the UK and Ireland.

Shane is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Stuart Nicholls

Construction Director

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About Stuart...

Stuart is the Construction Director for Impart links Maintain, so he oversees the maintenance side of Impart links. Who occasionally also still works on the consultancy side of the business. Stuart has written many bespoke software programmes to summarise asset related data to assist in solving complex final account and stock investment issues. Trained through national housing providers with a focus on new build work, Stuart covers commercial and operational audits of partnership contracts, DLOs and final accounts. He likes to travel but not far from the squash court or the golf course.

Dave Elliot

Operations Manager

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About Dave...

A housing professional who has worked for registered providers in the UK and Australia managing large maintenance programmes. Has seen the “other side of the fence” by working for national housing contractors, but has an in depth knowledge of the key issues, constraints and resolutions for both. Dave now heads up Impart links stock condition surveying service whilst maintaining his keen interest in music and sport.

Paul Kavanagh

Contracts Manager

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About Paul...

Paul started off his career as an apprentice with an engineering firm. Paul then moved on to gain qualifications in the construction industry and quickly became a site supervisor within construction companies. After gaining Health and Safety qualifications, Paul went onto to teach Health and Safety in the construction environment, along with various other courses. He went onto being south Birmingham area maintenance supervisor for various Retirement Schemes across ECCT. Paul is now one of our Contracts Managers and he runs all our maintenance projects in the West Midlands. Paul Loves nothing more than spending time with his two Children and following Aston Villa.

Neil Bennett

Project Manager

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About Neil...

Neil has worked in the construction industry for the last 17 years starting as a labourer then going on to learn and develop various trades. He has worked as a self employed builder covering various aspects of construction and has become an expert in building extensions on residential homes. He now works for us as a project manager overseeing various projects. In his spare time he plays golf and spends time with his wife and two daughters. 

Alex Workman

Quantity Surveyor

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About Alex...

Alex was our first apprentice, and having gained his honours degree last year, he now works as a junior QS and site manager for our ILM business. He also gets involved with ILC as needed. Residing in the Midlands, he has somehow been drawn to supporting Arsenal and that is how he spends most of his spare time.

Sophie Brydges

Administration Manager

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About Sophie...

An IT Graduate who started her career at Impart Links doing data capturing. She is now our Administration Manager helping assist with the day to day running of the company. She has a keen interest in films and comedy.

Steve Byrne

Repairs Manager

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About Steve...

As a qualified joiner, 17 years as a multi-skilled tradesman at Tarmac/Lovell, and 10 years as Maintenance Manager Keepmoat West Midlands, Steve is ideally suited to being a site supervisor for the Impart links Maintain works team. He has spent much of his time working on sites where the safety and welfare of elderly and vulnerable people is paramount. Any spare time is spent, with family, watching Derby County or improving his golf swing.

Luke Jones

Trainee Fire Door Installer

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About Luke...

Luke has joined us fresh out of college to join our Fire Door installation team.

Richard Manifold


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About Richard...

Richard spent 20 Years in the Vehicle Manufacturing Industry prior to joining the construction sector with a hope for some “outside work” – Since joining Impart links we have kept Richard firmly indoors completing “multi skilled” activities on our voids work-streams and pre-commencement tasks on the planned work for our extra-care customers. Richard does maintain his suntan on the golf course and cycling around Derbyshire.

Jordan Byrne

Fire Door Operative

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About Jordon...

As an apprentice working with the ILM team he moves ever closer to becoming a qualified multi-skilled tradesman. Jordan is an advanced level first aider and is currently doing a 2 year plumbing apprenticeship at Derby College. He is passionate about getting the ‘job done right’ and with Steve’s experience working in new build, small works, repairs and maintenance, he has a great mentor. A keen footballer playing 5 a side once a week and Derby County Season ticket holder.

Harvey Houldsworth

General Operative

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About Harvey...

Harvey joined ILM in 2022 as a bricklayer in training, and currently works with our multi- skilled external works teams, completing ad-hoc repairs, and project based works including fencing, grounds works, bricklaying, paving and other aspects as required.

Paul King

External Operative

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About Paul...

Paul completed bricklaying in college then worked on site for 2 years as a bricklayers labourer/skilled labourer. He has now joined our growing groundswork team as an external operative working on many groundwork projects for Derby Homes.

Dave Orme

Multi-Skilled Operative

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About Dave...

Dave came to us from Thurman Hambleton Enterprises where he did groundworks and drainage works. He now helps us with our increasing groundworks contracts for Broxtowe Council and Nuneaton & Bedworth Council. In his spare time he is a devoted fan of Derby FC.


Health & Safety Advisor

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About Peter...

Our third party health and safety advisor from Watson & Watson.

With years of experience across multiple industries, Peter is our expert H&S advisor, assisting our in house team on ensuring our H&S practices and paperwork meet and surpass required standards.

Gordon Spain

Executive Associate (Ireland)

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About Gordon...

Gordon Qualified in B.Sc. Property Planning & Development in 2000 in DeMontfort University Leicester. Moved immediately thereafter to San Francisco to further his career completing various further studies as an Associate of American Association of Chartered Surveyors. Returning to Ireland in 2003, to work with O’Briens Sandwich Bars and completing an M.Sc. Construction Project Management, Portsmouth University 2006. During the Irish recession Gordon worked as an engineer in the Maritime Industry getting qualified in Plumbing Gas & Water, HVAC Technician, Electrician, Hydraulics Engineering and any other modules in Advanced Maritime Engineering Operators Licence. This has furthered his knowledge of all systems required to operate a building of any size. Outside of work, Gordon is mostly surfing the west coast of Ireland, Mid Atlantic on a sailboat or enjoying family time. 

Jimmy Cholerton

Project Manager

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About Jimmy...


Starting off his career as a qualified electrician working for Nottingham City Homes, Mears, Kier and many more companies. He then moved onto being a site manager working on various responsive repairs contracts for Metworks and then Grace Construction where he focussed more on the health and safety side of things. He is now our new project manager for Impart links working on various sites across the East and West Midlands

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