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

Production 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

Company Secretary

Following 35 years as an Accountant in the public sector and many years as the Accounts Manager at Arminhall I now continue as Company Secretary. The role involves organising regular monthly Board meetings and advising the Board on governance issues.

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

Senior Estimator

Michael 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.

Alice Cornwell

Sustainability Manager

Having joined Arminhall in a marketing role Alice  is now championing  Sustainability throughout the company and is pleased that the recent  ISO 14001 accreditation, as well as signing up to the Supply Chain Sustainability School  for on-going development and training, means that Arminhall has a clear and committed role in managing its Environmental impact.

Archie Tomblin

Apprentice QS

Our Apprentice Quantity Surveyor at Arminhall, Archie is currently studying for a BSc in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at a London University. His role involves assisting with cost estimates and financial management for our projects in the office and surveying and shadowing Senior Management on site for a hands-on experience with us which complements his studies and provides him with practical insights into the construction industry.

Glenn Cotterill


Vicki Cross

Accounts Manager

Vicki brings a wealth of experience to Arminhall having a solid background in all aspects of accounts. Her responsibilities include overseeing accounts payable, receivable, and financial forecasting.

Tim Kemp

Projects Manager

Tim has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and over 25 years’ experience working in the Manufacturing and Construction Industry, specialising in both Structural and Architectural Steelwork.  Works have included new builds through to large scale structural refurbishments on major projects of note in the City.  Based in London Tim oversees the smooth running of projects from start to finish, liaising closely with Site Management, Engineers and Architects to ensure that the project is designed and delivered on time.   Tim supports the Site Installation teams and works closely with Alan, Production Manager, organising  jobs’  site programme dates.

Teresa Wood

Health & Safety Manager

Teresa’s role is to work with all members of the Arminhall team to ensure that safety and health is maintained across the business; from fabrication in the workshops through to installation on site.

Teresa brings a wealth of management experience from a variety of industries to the role.  She completed her NEBOSH Certificate in Construction before joining the team in 2022 and is currently working towards her TechIOSH.