Meet the team and people we work with..
Mark SmithDirector, Head of Projects, Design and Sales
A qualified Civil Engineer with more than 38 years’ experience in the construction industry and in project management of fabric structures making him a leader in the industry. He has been responsible for the success of many world renowned tensile projects including Terminal 5 Heathrow, Lords Cricket Ground Moundstand, London 2012 Olympics and many more.
Mark is passionate about quality engineering, sustainable and cost efficient builds and is currently engaged in training the next generation of tensile project management to continue the good work.
Andy TraynorDirector, Head of Installations and Health & Safety
Andy has more than 28 years’ experience in tensile structures, specialising in installations and zoo mesh his knowledge is diverse and unmatched. Significant projects include Up at The O2, London 2012 Games Basketball Arena, Lords Mound Stand and Heathrow Terminal 5.
Andy also has a deep passion for the creative industries having worked on a number of high profile art installations, festivals and events. He is a problem solver for the weird and wonderful, and excels at finding solutions for the most challenging of installations.
Rachel LandreganHead of Finance, HR & Administration
MCIPD qualified Rachel has over 13 years background in business administration and office management, and more than 8 years’ experience in Human Resource Management. Her particular area of expertise is in the running of SME’s giving her a wide range of skills and knowledge to oversee all business functions from Finance to Marketing.
Fraser ShirleyProject Manager
Fraser is an experienced Project Manager with over 10 years’ experience working in the tensile industry. His unique background in specialist rope access installations and administration gives him a skill set highly suited for project planning and finding solutions to client’s installation needs.
Fraser has a meticulous eye for detail and prides himself on ensuring projects stay on time and on budget. Some of his key iconic projects include Lords Cricket Ground Grandstand, Ben Ainsley Racing, Bath Racecourse and The Mathematics Gallery at The Science Museum for Zaha Hadid Architects.
Kevin is our Architectural Consultant and bring invaluable expertise to the team.
As an original founder of Architen Ltd in 1986 he has more than 30 years’ experience in Tensile Structures and has worked on some of the most renowned tensile projects in the UK and overseas, including installations for BAA, Broadgate Estates, MOD and Railtrack, St Enoch’s Centre in Glasgow and Zaha Hadid's Chamber Music Hall for the Manchester International Festival.
Sarah ThomasSales & Office Administrator
With nearly 20 years’ experience in Sales and Admin, Sarah has a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry and also in the building material’s market.
Sarah achieved her diploma status as a qualified Architectural Ironmonger and is competent to discuss the ironmongery requirements for a project with a client.
Duncan BairdProject Manager & Installations Manager
A qualified environmental planner with more than 20 years’ experience in tensiles and site management, Duncan is an expert in tensile installations, complex lifting plans, method statements and safety management.
Duncan loves a challenge and is driven by being the best in the industry, he has project managed the installations of some very high profile and complex projects including Up at the O2 in London, London 2012 Games Basketball arena, Heathrow Terminal 5, Le Pal Zoo in France and Zaha Hadid’s Chamber Music Hall for the Manchester International Festival.