About Mitre Construction

Our Story

An Experienced Main Building Contractor

Mitre Construction is an experienced Main Building Contractor who, for the last 30 years, has specialised in External and Internal Refurbishment projects within and around London, both in the public and private sector.

We have provided maintenance and repair services to a number of Local Authorities for over 20 years, in addition to works on heritage and listed buildings around Sloane Square and Sloane Street on behalf of our clients.

Our success has been dependent upon our ability to adapt to the ever-changing construction market, formulating new skills and seeking the latest technology necessary to satisfy our customers by delivering on time and within budget.

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Our Mission

“To offer our customers the highest level of service at competitive prices. To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas, including attention to detail. To maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and honesty in our relationships with our suppliers, subcontractors, professional associates and customers”
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Our Team

Ted Salmon

Managing Director
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After succeeding his apprenticeship in stone restoration in 1989, Ted along with his brother Tony Salmon and fellow director Alan Ranscombe, founded Mitre Construction. Originally specialising in roofing and stone restoration, Ted has developed Mitre Construction from a small sub-contractor into a multi-disciplinary main contractor with clients from local authorities to major surveying practices and property management companies. Ted is still involved in the day to day running of the Company and the development of new partnerships for the company.

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Alan Ranscombe MRICS

Director
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Having progressed to becoming an associate with V. J. Mendoza & Partners, Alan joined Ted Salmon in 1989 at Mitre Construction as a Director. Alan has over 50 years experience in the construction industry and has, with Ted, developed Mitre Construction from being a small specialist roofing and stonework sub-contractor to a multi-disciplined Main Contractor capable of delivering high quality refurbishment contracts with values up to £3 million. In 1983, Alan became an Elected Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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Tina Salmon

General Manager
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Tina joined Mitre 12 years ago, following a career background in the travel industry. Tina is responsible for the general management of the Company and the smooth running of the office. Tina ensures all Health & Safety Accreditation's, insurances and Company policies are in place. All matters HR including salaries and pensions are overseen by Tina and she is actively involved in all the accounts and administration of the Company.

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Teresa Ranscombe

Accreditations Manager
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Teresa is responsible for Mitre’s Quality Management System (ISO9001) and our Environmental Policy and implementation (ISO14001). Both certifications are audited externally, annually and she is tasked with ensuring compliance and improvement of all aspects of both accreditation's.

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Mark Smith

Contracts Manager
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Before joining Mitre Construction, Mark was a Senior Surveyor for a commercial roofing company for 8 years. He has now worked at Mitre for 19 years and thus has vast experience as a Contracts Manager on refurbishment and restoration projects, especially those with stringent conservation requirements. Throughout his time at Mitre, Mark has been responsible for pre-project planning, resource scheduling, procurement, scheduling of materials, appointing sub-contractors and formulating all health and safety documentation required for the all projects he has managed, in addition to many other roles and responsibilities.

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Dave Daltrey

Contracts Manager
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In 2000, Dave started at Mitre as a highly trained on site operative and site foreman. Following this, Dave has worked his way up to an experienced Contracts Manager, who has been responsible for all contracts within the London Borough of Waltham Forest and other surrounding areas, including Haringey Homes. For 10 years, Dave was responsible for managing our maintenance and minor repairs contract on behalf of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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Lee Maynard

Contracts Manager
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Prior to working for Mitre, Lee spent 6 months at TSG Building Services as a Contracts Manager working on the L&Q Supported living 14/15 Programme. He has also had roles with Milaine Contracts, Allen Build & Lakehouse Contracts. Since starting with Mitre in November 2015, Lee has run numerous large-scale projects, notably Levita House; a £1.3 million project for the London Borough of Camden and the Waltham Forest Magistrates Court project; a £1.8 million project for the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Currently, Lee is undertaking his NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management in order to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

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Phil Kingham

Senior Quantity Surveyor
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Before joining Mitre in July 2013, Phil has worked for a Private Quantity Surveying Practice and several construction companies and therefore offers a wealth of experience in his field as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. Phil has also became heavily involved in the re-programming and re-sequencing of projects as a result of the numerous variations he has previously dealt with. Phil is also responsible for any financial and contractual matters in conjunction with Director Alan Ranscombe. Phil’s previous experience includes a variety of projects, ranging from day to day maintenance projects to a new build mixed development of a £26 million value. At Mitre, Phil’s most prominent projects includes the Waltham Forest Magistrates Court project, refurbishment of the Anne Wall Centre and most recently the refurbishment of the Headmasters House at Harrow School.

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Jack Sullivan

Quantity Surveyor
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Jack joined Mitre in 2008 as a Trainee Surveyor, supporting our Senior Surveyors on a vast quantity of projects, particularly on behalf of Freshwater Group of Properties. Through his continuous development and ever-growing experience, Jack has developed into a highly trained Estimator and Quantity Surveyor who works closely with the Directors and other senior members of the surveying team.

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Paul Smith

Senior Estimator
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Paul has been in the construction industry for over 40 years, starting his career with The London Borough of Haringey council as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor, where he achieved ONC and HNC in Building Studies. Since, Paul has been with various size contractors, carrying out the roles of both Contract Surveyor and Estimator. Paul has a vast knowledge of refurbishment contracts and has successfully tendered small and larger projects, ranging from £500 to £3 million.

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James Salmon

Trainee Quantity Surveyor
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James joined Mitre in August 2018, following his undergraduate degree in Business Management at the University of Nottingham, where he achieved an Upper Second Class degree. Currently, James is working alongside the Senior Estimating and Senior Surveying team across numerous external and internal projects, assisting with the measurement and recording of works through photographic and documentary evidence obtained from site visits. James has also assisted with both the development of valuations and variation documentation and has developed project programmes alongside the Contracts Managers prior to new projects commencing. James is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Construction Cost Management on a part-time basis, alongside his full-time role as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor at Mitre Construction.

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Sandra Whitehead

Administration Manager
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Sandra joined Mitre 12 years ago, following a career background in the banking industry. Sandra is responsible for all office-based administration, including the processing of all client and supplier billing. Sandra keeps timesheets for all site staff and is responsible for the smooth running of all our reactive maintenance contracts.

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Working effectively with our stakeholders, including clients, sub-contractors and suppliers is essential in supporting and growing our business. Our transparent, flexible and proactive management style allows us to provide expert advice for our clients and ensure that they’re receiving the highest quality service available.

The relationships we have with our clients is imperative and thus we’re committed to being highly approachable and easy to deal with throughout all projects, in order to maintain a healthy relationships with current and future clients. This approachability and pro-active approach is not limited to just our management team; it is embellished within our organisation.

Our highly experienced team, from our management staff to our highly trained and skilled operatives allows for all projects to be delivered on time and within budget. We are committed to continuously develop our own operatives through numerous training and development programmes, whilst still having high quality processes in place to both manage and support all subcontractors where required.

Our subcontracted supply chain is chosen via a rigorous vetting procedure so that all operatives used on our sites are of the highest standard available. In turn, this has allowed us to form long term relationships with both local and national subcontractors and suppliers throughout our 30 year history. As a result, we can confidently assue all of our clients that any operatives utilised on their projects are of the highest standard.

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