Aura is headed by Craig Liddle who has been working to conserve many of the UK’s most important listed and historic buildings since 1973. Craig has worked throughout the UK during his career and whilst living predominantly in the North West, he lived in Scotland for over 5 years working on many landmark buildings in Glasgow and Edinburgh and also spent 3 years involved with high profile projects in London. Craig is a past president of the Stone Federation of Great Britain and over the years has contributed to industry research projects with English Heritage and Historic Scotland. Craig has been a member of BSi technical panels for the re-drafting of industry standards.
The Liddle family have been involved in the masonry industry for generations and the family quarry (Liddle’s Quarry) in the Orkneys has recently been reopened.
Craig has worked entirely in the field of restoration and conservation helping him build up an in-depth knowledge of the sector and particularly the correct and best use of traditional materials. Craig works closely with his clients to ensure each project is carried out to a supremely high standard with a focus on quality, attention to detail and teamwork.
Howard is a Director and is currently also a Director of two niche legal consultancies. He brings his 25 years of experience in construction, contractual, and regulatory expertise to support the rest of the Board and the Company as it expands its portfolio.
Howard’s role encompasses the overview of the company’s contracts, liaising with clients and contractors, and assisting Craig and Peter in the expansion of the company.
Peter has joined Aura Heritage Limited as Managing Director to support its founder and CEO Craig Liddle, with the ongoing development of the business. He is highly respected in the industry and brings a wealth of construction experience to Aura.
He has previously worked at Regional and Managing Director level for both National Tier 1 and Regional SME construction companies.
His main focus is on successfully delivering projects to the highest standards for Aura’s clients whether large or small. As a member of Constructing Excellence and the Lean Construction Institute, Peter promotes lean thinking to both the design and construction processes, thereby creating improved project outcomes for all stakeholders.
Pete is a highly experienced Contracts Manager with over 30 years of experience managing major award-winning projects across the UK including The Tower of London, St George’s Hall, The Royal Liver Building, Tatton Hall, Eston Hall, Winter Gardens, Birkenhead Priory, Blackburn Townhall, and The Majestic.
He has extensive experience, broad technical knowledge, and is passionate about delivering high-quality Heritage Conservation and Restoration works to Grade I & II Listed, Period, and Historic Buildings and Residences, ensuring supremely high standards are met, on behalf of architects, engineers, local officials, and clients.
Pete is also known as The ‘Ace’ Man, for the number of holes-in-one notched up during his golfing career, including an impressive record of a hat-trick of aces on one hole, all with the same club.
Stuart has worked within the Heritage Conservation Industry for 22 years. Having started his career at a young age working on the tools, he gained hands-on specialist experience working with and being trained by some of the most skilled masons in the country. He has vast knowledge of a working with a wide range of materials including stone, faience, terracotta, and a huge variety of lime mortars.
Stuart is passionate about restoring heritage buildings and has years of experience in managing projects which include Grade I Listed St Georges Hall in Liverpool, Fairhaven Methodist Church also known as The White Church Lytham, The Piece Hall Halifax, St Botolph’s Church Boston, Long Street Methodist Church, Grosvenor Park Chester, Alexander Park Manchester, Barrow in Furness Town Hall, Liverpool Town Hall to name but a few. Stuart has an excellent track record and takes pride in delivering multiple successful projects to extremely high standards on behalf of local officials, architects, and clients.
Roy joined the Aura team in 2016 as an Estimator. He is highly experienced in the restoration and conservation sector and has worked on some prestigious restoration projects such as the iconic Wentworth Woodhouse and Wakefield Former Crown Court as well as multiple Grade I & II listed properties.
Roy graduated from Salford University with Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) and is the proud winner of Innovation Award 2010 for the Salford City Football Clubhouse Design.
Roy has recently taken up golf and has a sense of humour as he supports Bolton Wanderers.
Joanne joined Aura in September 2019 as Finance Manager, she is a MAAT qualified accounting professional with over 16 years’ experience in finance. She manages all aspects of accounts within the company, Payroll Processing, Sales and Purchase Ledger Management, CIS, quarterly VAT returns and Cashflow Management, she is also an expert in Xero Accounting Software.
Joanne is a huge nature lover and spends her free time hiking and exploring the countryside, often raising money for various charities through sponsorships.
Pam has been with Aura for over 12 years recently returning from maternity leave. Pam is very experienced in all aspects of the business and works closely with the estimating and marketing team. She prepares PQQ’s and supporting documentation for tender submissions and analysis and assists in the general management of the business.
Dawn is a proven Business Development Manager and an asset to the development of the Aura brand. Having worked for RIBA and RIAS in the UK and a developer in the UAE Dawn has an in-depth knowledge of the sector and general construction. An experienced specialist in sales, marketing and advertising. Often the first contact on potential projects, Dawn enjoys close interaction with client’s, trade and professional bodies.
Victoria recently joined Aura, she has a wealth of experience in high calibre PA and Secretarial roles, for CEO’s and HNWI, since graduating from the outstanding Kent Secretarial College, gaining distinctions in all disciplines. Being a good ‘all-rounder’ she provides valuable support for the Aura team and adept at building a strong rapport with her colleagues, clients and stakeholders.
Victoria is of Swiss origin and having spent most of her life in Kent, she relocated to Cheshire with her family a few years ago. She loves live music and dreams of going to Glastonbury.
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