Who We Are

Simon Cornwell MEng

(Civil Engineering, Portsmouth University, 1998)

With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Simon knows the complexities of ensuring that design, manufacture, and installation projects run seamlessly. Recent projects include feature staircases in prestigious London buildings, which require extensive skill and experience to translate what works on paper into real life. Simon’s approach is straightforward: providing honest and valuable input during the design and planning stages with realistic cost and programme advice. 

“Working collaboratively, we ensure every client’s needs are met; expectations are exceeded, and visions are realised.”

Chris Wood BSc

(Construction Management, Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, 1995)

Chris is often the primary point of contact. Predominately based in the City his knowledge and expertise in managing large-scale construction projects are unsurpassed. His understanding of construction, fit-out and structural refurbishment make him the ideal choice for leading our tender, design and installation projects within the workshop and on-site. 

Chris’s advice, suggestions and input have proven invaluable as each bespoke project has unique architectural and construction demands, therefore he and his team are resourceful and solution-focused, always thinking outside the box. 

Alan Clark

Workshop Manager

Alan manages the Arminhall fabrication team. In charge of processing your order, Alan oversees the production of your project from start to finish. 

Once fabricated, Alan will arrange the safe delivery of your steelwork to site. All steel and metalwork that passes through the workshop is comprehensively overseen by Alan at every stage of production. 

David Wiggins

Accounts Manager

David is responsible for the overall financial management of the business.

Dealing with all the account enquiries and suppliers, David has years of experience as a public sector accountant. Now retired from full-time employment he continues to support Arminhall with his knowledge and expertise to ensure the financial health of the business.

Ella Aken

Office Manager

Ella is the point of contact at our office in Saffron Walden. Ever friendly and professional she will make sure your enquiry is dealt with quickly and efficiently. Ella manages Arminhall’s admin and the smooth running of the office. She is our FORS practitioner and ensures the team can operate efficiently. 

Michael Brown


Micheal as Estimator is the contact for clients undertaking prestigious city developments as well as acting as the point of contact for sales to local builders regarding general steel enquiries. 

Having a solid background in structural steel Michael has developed a comprehensive understanding of intricate metalwork and feature staircases through the projects that Arminhall have been involved with.