Meet the team

Avril Silva-Dip Arch ARB RIBA

Design Director

An experienced architect with more than twenty years of experience since qualifying as an architect, Avril’s passion and enthusiasm have grown our client base exponentially. Avril has achieved a reputation for innovative affordable design and is well known in the local area with the planning authority as a designer of first choice with an enviable long track record. Having run her own practice back in 2005, she now applies her skills to Trace Design and Build, where she continues to implement the most creative designs for new builds and local renovation projects.
Howard Morris BSc MRICS

Commercial Director

With more than thirty years of experience in the property and development industry, Howard delivers a unique understanding of the whole construction process that few can rival. Howard is a chartered surveyor with a successful career at director level in several major construction companies, more recently at director level with Morgan Sindall plc and oversees the commercial running of the business, relationships with suppliers, contracts and management of the companies' all-important cash flow.
Mark Howe

Construction Director

Mark began his career as a qualified heating engineer and plumber, and soon moved into the management of full construction projects with over 15 years’ experience running his own construction business. Mark believes that innovative building techniques and rigorous management of construction processes make a world of difference for our clients, as well as ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget through hard work and attention to detail. Mark is fully trained in health and safety best practices which ensure that our construction site operations are maintained to or exceed industry requirements. He is shortly to achieve accreditation to CIOB, having recently undertaken the necessary examinations.
Ali Sanduk BA (Hons) ACIAT

Architectural Technician

Ali is a fully qualified architectural technician and has had previous experience working within major firms of architects, including more recently at Mitchell Evans. Ali has a high level of attention to detail and provides quality drawings to the high accuracy required for providing to site. In addition, Ali is proficient with REVIT, as well as CAD which ensures that our construction drawings are fully integrated with the other members of the constriction team, including the structural engineer.
Rachel McGregor

Marketing Director

Having started in the legal sector, Rachel then moved on to talent management in the fashion industry. Rachel has a real passion for marketing and communications and has proved herself to be highly adaptable to modern trends, working more recently for Disney and smaller construction firms and is now committed to growing our design and build business into a highly respected company.

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