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Key Personnel

The affairs of the Forum are directed by an Executive Committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Immediate Past Chairman and leaders of the Special Interest Groups.

Rob Withers


Rob Withers - Executive Director for ASUC

Message from the Chairman

Iain Maclean finished his two year term in office as Chairman at The Subsidence Forum AGM in May.

Rob Withers was elected Chairman of the SF at the AGM in May 2015, this is for a two year term.

Rob served as a previous Chairman of the SF in its early days following John Parvin into the post, when it carried a one year term only.

Rob’s background is in Construction with over 30 years’ experience from his family run business which specialised in Subsidence Repairs, Underpinning, Piling and Basement Construction. Rob’s business ceased to trade in 2012 and since that time has been the Executive Director for ASUC, the trade association representing contractors in the above disciplines. Technically trained at North East Surrey College in Building and Construction Rob went onto become MD of the Withers Group until 2012 when recessionary pressures meant the family took the hard decision to withdraw from that market. Still involved with the family’s property portfolio and through ASUC, Rob’s passionate about this specialist area of construction and its challenges. He is an active member (on behalf of ASUC) of Build UK and fully supports its Fair Payment Charter.

Vice Chairman Mark Scoble - Oriel Services Ltd
Immediate Past Chairman Iain MacLean - Iain MacLean Consultancy Ltd
Training & Education Group Chair Alan Cripps - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Tree Roots Claims Group Chair Ian Brett-Pitt - Best Answer Subsidence Engineering Ltd (BASE)
Current Affairs Group Chair Mick Millership - City Scaffolding and Asbestos
Customer Focus Group Chair Nigel Barham - Crawford & Company
Other Executive Committee  
  Clive Edmonds - Peter Brett Associates LLP
  Daniel Hadfield - Uretek UK
  Geoff Davies - Ellipta Ltd
  Giles Carter - BVS Subsidence
  Liam Hanlon - The Forshaw Group Ltd
  Matthew Proctor - Chelmer Site Investigation Laboratories Ltd
  Neil Curling - Lloyds Banking Group
  Patrick Isaacs - Cunningham Lindsey
  Shaun Kelly - Hawthorn Estates (NW) Ltd
  Simon Macaulay - Aviva General Insurance
  Tom Griffiths - Constructive Response Ltd
Secretary Lauren Fairley
Accounts Manager Shelagh Jones
Membership Sarah Starling
Events & Meetings Emma Simmonds
Design & Social Media Florence Zealey


DATES FOR YOU DIARIES 2017- For dates of all of the upcoming meetings and events in 2017 please click here

DISSERTATION INITIATIVE 2017 - The dissertation scheme is to offer a cash prize of £500 for the best undergraduate, final year dissertation for 2017. see the Latest News page. 

TRAINING DAY 2016 - This was held on 20 October, BRE Watford - the presentations from this day can be found by clicking here

SUBSIDENCE HANDBOOK – A Practical Guide to subsidence in domestic property - 4th Edition available at a cost of £12.95 (inc p&p)



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