Meet the Team

Bill Tarbotton – Contracts Director

Bill is 53 years old, married with two children.

With over 30 years’ experience working with blue chip companies and individual businesses within the Commercial, Industrial, Retail and Healthcare sectors, Bill has delivered cost effective projects in a variety of environments. From working with Shell, Mobil, BAA and Taylor Walker carrying out interior and exterior building fabric refurbishment projects to undertaking refurbishment and maintenance work for property managers CB Hillier Parker, Knight Frank, Savills, Hamptons, Jones Lang LaSalle, King Sturge, Kenningtons, Farebrother and Rapleys all of whom instructed works on behalf of many leading UK and International companies.

More recently involved in working within the East Anglia area continuing to deliver high quality fit out and refurbishment projects to a number of leading clients including EBM Papst, Caring Homes Group, Suffolk Mental Health Partnership & Konica Minolta.

Bill has also undertaken the refurbishment of the old Youth Centre in Newport, Essex which was formerly owned by Essex County Council and was of an early 20th Century construction. This was refurbished to a high standard and the end product was a substantial 5 bedroom house with extensive landscaped grounds for a private buyer.

Going forward, Colnesett looks to continue to work with Surveyors and Architects, to deliver projects on time, on budget and in accordance with Health and Safety and Building Regulation standards to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Robert Taylor –  Quantity Surveyor

Robert is 54 years old and married with three grown-up children and lives in Suffolk.

He has well over thirty years experience in the construction industry starting as a Trainee Surveyor with Fairclough in Ipswich which included working on major public purse projects including schools, hospitals and public housing. Whilst working at Fairclough’s he was also given the chance of working in their Private Housing department and is well versed in the construction of flats, houses and bungalows.

Following his work for Fairclough he then joined his family’s structural steel company which gave him the opportunity of learning many aspects of the industry including Contract Management, Drawing and manual work. Working with structural steel also took him to Australia where he was involved with the construction of barns in extremely remote locations. Planning was extremely important for if you forgot to order an item it wasn’t a matter of just popping around to the nearest merchant to get a replacement!

Over the last few years he has worked with Bill in a successful construction department of an interior fit-out company carrying out projects as small as a few metres of partition right up to the refurbishment of a five storey office block including the overseeing of the mechanical and electrical installations.