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 in the expansion of the company.
Jason is a respected member of the team at Aura, with over 20 years experience in the industry in previous preconstruction and commercial roles.
Having started his career as a quantity surveyor/estimator, Jason quickly progressed to Senior Estimator, Bid Manager, Preconstruction Manager and then director, in this time he has worked for some of the north west’s most respected construction businesses and gained a wealth of experience having been involved in a wide variety of different schemes and project values, securing and overseeing teams in winning projects up to £30m in value.
Jason takes a huge amount of pride and enjoyment in working in the heritage sector and shares a passion (along with the rest of the team) for restoring and conserving buildings. Jason is a firm believer in working collaboratively, both with clients and supply chain a-like, and in fostering professional, non-adversial relationships.
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.
Dave joined Aura as Commercial Manager and has over 20 years of construction industry experience. He started his early career as a Quantity Surveyor and owing to his extensive skills in identifying business opportunities and successful financial management of projects later promoted to a Commercial Manager role within well respected national companies.
Dave has been involved in and successfully managed a variety of high-profile specialist projects including Liverpool Schools PFI Scheme, Liverpool One Development and, University of Manchester.
With his passion in working on heritage projects and ability to build strong relationships with clients, industry professionals and his colleagues he thrives and takes pride in delivering successful completion to Aura’s heritage and restoration projects.
Steve has recently joined Aura and brings with him over 35 years experience in the construction industry and 18 years in site management. He has been involved in many varied projects across different sectors since then and has a good all-round knowledge of the construction industry but has a particular interest in the heritage sector. Steve is Aura’s lead on innovation and new technologies, having been involved in a number of high value and complex BREEAM excellent schemes, and BIM Level 2 projects using Revit and lidar scans.
One of the longer serving members of the Aura team, Gary has over 30 years experience of working in the Heritage Sector and is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of conservation and restoration projects. Gary started his career in construction as a plasterer 40 years ago and has continually updated his skills and knowledge of the sector to ensure effective site management of large and complex projects to listed and historic buildings. He is responsible for managing all site personnel to ensure delivery to programme and quality standards. Gary oversees contracts, ensures safe working practices are adhered to at all times and all of his projects are carried out to the highest quality standards.
Wayne is a time-served stone mason who has over 20 years experience of managing sites in the Heritage Sector. Wayne manages successful and productive teams able to work to and meet and exceed each client’s individual requirements. He is highly organised and approaches each project in a methodical, creative and practical manner, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. He is involved in all major aspects of restoration with projects ranging up to and over £2.5 Million, working on various sites, both industrial and commercial.
Bryan joined the Aura team 10 years ago having started his career as a structural glazer over 30 years ago. He has extensive experience and construction knowledge honed from the successful delivery of heritage projects within the North-West. He and Peter have worked closely across building sectors and have an excellent managerial relationship built delivering some of Auras most intensive and sensitive restoration projects. Bryan is passionate about the conservation of our built heritage, which is always evident in his project delivery.
Joanne joined Aura in September 2019 as Finance Manager, she is an AAT 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 13 years so is very experienced in all aspects of the business. She works closely with the estimating and contracts teams in the preparation of PQQ’s and supporting documentation for tender submissions and analysis and all site documentation requirements. Pam is responsible for maintaining all relevant accreditations 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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