Arque PEOPLE

Quite simply, our people are what makes Arque different.

Every member of the team is dedicated to providing the best quality work, ensuring your project achieves the highest standard.

Bernard Keogh

Managing Director

Bernard has more than 30 years’ experience of managing construction projects for various large companies. He set up Arque to provide a more personal, cooperative approach to building quality projects, and is known for getting contracts finished on time and on budget using a professional, friendly approach. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Building. Bernard gets away from it all by surfing the North coasts of Devon and Cornwall.

Nigel Parker

Operations Manager

Nigel is responsible for the operations of the business, including estimating and contract management.

Nigel has been successfully managing construction projects and small works for 25 years and has worked for well reputed local building companies in this time and joined Arque in 2016. His professional approach is client-focused and he is known for delivering contracts within budget in an unflappable manner, providing service with a smile. In his spare time, he is Chairman of Central Youth Football club and is also the Boardroom host for Exeter City Football Club.

Martyn Phillips

Site Manager

Martyn has a proven track record of successful site management on small works and contracts. He has been working in the construction industry for  30 years and has been at Arque for 9 years. Martyn has a wealth of knowledge which helps bring projects in on time and on budget and he goes out of his way to make sure the client is happy. Martyn holds an Advanced Carpentry Certificate and the CITB Construction Site Safety Manager’s Certificate.

Aaron Saunders

Site Manager

Aaron has a wealth of construction experience from the ground up and the ground down. He has many skills including stonemasonry and groundworks. AAron has been at Arque for over 10 years and in the constuction industry for 30 years. Diligent in his approach, he ensures that sites are safe and clean and aims to complete ahead of time. He has many qualifications including the NVQ Level 3 Supervisor’s Certificate and CITB SMSTS Certificate. Aaron is a keen gardener and enjoys fishing.

Kim Richards

Site Manager

Kim demands high quality and is committed to finishing on time, his 30 years of experience as a carpenter and foreman earn him respect from all trades. He is the longest serving member of the Arque team, joing in 2006. Even under pressure, Kim keeps a cool head. He has an NVQ level 3 in building site management and holds the CITB Construction Site Managers Safety Certificate. He enjoys a game of snooker and is known as a sharp shooter.

Terry Willatts

Site Manager

Terry is our most experienced site manager with more than 35 years in management of building sites. He joined Arque in 2010 and brings a wealth of knowledge, is very detailed and keeps a tidy, well-managed site. Terry holds the NVQ 3 Building Site Supervision and CITB Construction Site Safety Manager’s Certificates.

Martin Branch

Site Manager

Martin is a skilled carpenter by trade, starting as an apprentice at the age of 16. He has a great deal of experience in his role, having worked on sites across the country and more recently in Exeter. He has been a site manager for 15 years and enjoys the specialist carpentry work his role at Arque brings. Martin holds the site manager’s SMS TS certificate and is also a first aider. In his spare time he plays golf - although is keeping his ‘decidedly average’ handicap a secret!

Paul Harding

Site Manager

Paul is an apprentice trained carpenter and has worked on many different types of project, has a vast experience in the construction industry of over 30 years, 10 of these have been at Arque. His can-do, good humoured approach gets the job done with great skill. Paul is also one of our first aiders has completed the 5 day SMSTS. He likes to relax by fishing and is a West Ham supporter.

Fiona Silvester

Finance Administrator

Fiona is a Level 4 qualified Accounts Technician with the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). She enjoys the variety of management accountancy in a busy company like ours and keeps our finances in order. Outside of the office Fiona likes to relax with trips to Dartmoor, local beaches and the occasional cycling trip along Devon's cycle tracks. She also has a passion for cooking and is known as 'The Cupcake Queen' by her friends and family.

Louise Tremayne

Office Manager

Louise is highly organised; by ensuring the smooth running of the office, she enables the team to direct their efforts into building. Louise has been at Arque for 8 years. She also organises our training, keeps us on track with Health and Safety requirements and is our Environmental Manager. Outside of work Louise enjoys running her own therapy business, walking, running and yoga.