Meet the tCn team

Members of the tCn team work for organisations within various sectors of the built environment. They offer social media expertise, advice and support and are passionate about using new technology to improve our industry.  They include marketing/PR experts, web specialists, consultants and media partners.

Our team currently includes:

Founder – Ryan Briggs

Ryan uses new media technology to help connect and promote organisations in the UK Built Environment. An ex-professional football player with West Ham, he founded tCn in 2009 and constantly works with the team to find ways tCn can benefit its members.

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Paul Wilkinson – Social Media Advisor

An experienced marketing, PR and communications professional with specific expertise in business-to-business work in the UK architecture, engineering and construction sectors, Paul has also spent over 10 years in the ICT sector, specialising in software-as-a-service and Web 2.0.

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Bob Leung – Collaborative Technology Partner

Bob is a talented Architect and founder of Woobius.  He is passionate about helping bring the construction industry into the 21st century with collaborative technology.

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Jason Leonard OBE – Founding Member

A carpenter before having a successful career within professional rugby union, Jason is involved with various business ventures, charities and other causes.  A founder member of tCn, he promotes the concept via his vast network of contacts.

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Gilbert Gerber – Membership Manager

Gilbert joined BDP 6 years ago as a Project Manager after having worked as an Architect (ARB) for a number of years. He takes a wide interest in the Building Industry and is passionate about, Design, Project and Business Management. He helps with member interaction through the tCn communities and LinkedIn groups.

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Jim Wilkinson – Corporate Membership Manager

Well known, experienced and respected within publishing, Jim is a Director with over 14 years experience at a senior level in the b2b media sector. He has worked for both Reed Business Information and Emap.

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Geoff Wilkinson

Geoff is dually qualified as both a chartered surveyor and as a fire engineer, and is a qualified manager (holding MCMI since 2000). With over 25 years experience in the construction industry, Geoff is currently spokesperson for the Association of Consulting Approved Inspectors, and vice-chairman of the Building Control & Standards Faculty of the CIOB.  Geoff is involved with the tCn’s Legislation community.

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Su Butcher

For the last 12 years Su has been practice manager to several UK architects’ firms.  As client liaison is a key part of her work, Su is confident explaining design to lay people. With her wide knowledge of systems, she can help businesses improve efficiency and focus on their objectives. She is also an active and productive user of social media for professional networking.

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Mark Antony

Having written about construction, demolition and quarrying equipment for almost a quarter of a century there is nobody better than Mark to run tCn’s demolition community.  Founder of Demolition News, he keeps his finger on the pulse via his extensive network.

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Rupert Bates

Rupert is a property writer covering both the UK and overseas markets – from affordable homes to country estates.  He is editorial director of Showhouse magazine, and, as well as property correspondent of The Field magazine and a property and sports writer for The Daily Telegraph. Rupert gives punchy comment on housebuilding industry issues – praising the good, damning the bad, ignoring the ugly – all with a light dusting of humour.  Rupert also manages tCn’s private housing community.

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Kirstie Colledge

Kirstie is a director of construction PR & digital marketing communications firm SMPR – (Simply Marcomms Ltd) and is a committee member of CIMCIG (the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group).  Recognising the importance and power of social media her team offer introductions into networking platforms including tCn and Twitter via free online webinars.

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Katie Brown

Katie is an account manager for SMPR (Simply Marcomms Ltd) and editor of Industry Today, an online press release publication, optimisation and distribution service.

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Pritesh Patel

Working with construction marketing agency Pauley Creative, Pritesh is a respected digital marketing executive with excellent comms strategy, campaign management and measurement experience. He also has a sweet hint of digital/online marketing knowledge including web design, web analytics/campaign effectiveness, e-marketing, PPC, SEO and Social Media.

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Chrissi McCarthy

Chrissi spent over 10 years in the construction industry, as a site manager and setting-out engineer, before starting Constructing Equality. Immensely passionate about construction, both in terms of its effect on communities and on employees, she undertook a Masters in Promoting Equality and Managing Diversity. An Ambassador and board member of the Chartered Institute of Building, Chrissi has now started tCn’s official community for Equality and Diversity.

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Derek Mynott

Managing Director of the GF Partnership Limited, having undertaken a management buyout in 2007.  30 years within construction starting with Bovis Construction as a management trainee where he trained to become a quantity surveyor. Having worked for contractors throughout his career, he is FRICS and FCIOB qualified and acts as an RICS assessor.  Derek also helped the tCn team create the official Surveying community.

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Lucy Dixon

Lucy is the editor of Greenbuild News and organiser of the Greenbuild exhibition.  She is also involved in tCn’s community for Sustainability encouraging like minded people to connect with each other and share information.

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Rob Searle

Rob is a director at CareerStructure, a leading online job board and career advice resource for those in the built environment.  He is a commitee member of the Lighthouse charity and involved in tCn’s Next Generation community offering students and graduates career opportunities and guidance.

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If you think you could offer some fresh ideas and would like to work with the team then email us at

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