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Jonathan Suckling

Position: Managing Director

Jonathan was appointed Managing Director for VolkerStevin in September 2020, having been with the VolkerWessels group since 1997. This included eight years as a Board Director for VolkerFitzpatrick, and more recently working for the parent company, Royal VolkerWessels in the Netherlands. 

Jonathan is a chartered member of the RICS, with over 25 years’ experience within the construction industry. He has worked on a number of complex and multidisciplinary projects across the infrastructure sector, including leading roles in major joint ventures and frameworks.

Working together collaboratively is at the heart of any successful project or business. Jonathan is a strong advocate of driving the right behaviours and relationships, to enable effective communication between project teams, clients and the supply chain, to deliver projects with certainty and pride.

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Richard Towse

Position: Commercial Director

Richard was appointed as commercial director for VolkerStevin in August 2012.  He comes with 25 years' experience in civil engineering, which includes working in the water, nuclear, power, rail, road, building and general civil engineering sectors.

Before joining VolkerStevin, Richard was commercial director for a major civil engineering business in a national capacity. Prior to this he was regional commercial director with Alfred McAlpine Civil Engineering and consequently brings to the business a depth of knowledge in relation to various traditional, design and build, target cost and early contractor involvement contracts. Richard believes partnering and working closely with our customers and supply chain, as being key to a successful business and actively promotes this within his teams.

In addition to his primary commercial role Richard is responsible for the VolkerStevin subsidary, VolkerBrooks, and is also involved in the groups IT and systems development.


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Eddie Tattersall

Position: Business Development Director

Eddie joined VolkerStevin in January 2012 as business development director. As a civil engineer with over 30 years' experience in the sector, he began his career in an operational capacity working throughout the UK but since 2000, has focussed entirely on business development and work winning.

As well as VolkerStevin, Eddie has held previous successful business development roles for other major contractors with responsibility for securing new business, key account management and customer satisfaction across a wide range of markets.

Eddie is an enthusiastic and results driven individual who is committed to providing the highest level of service through developing and maintaining trusted customer relationships.