The Senior Team

In 2018 I decided that I needed a new and exciting challenge with a move away from the consultancy status quo. Glyndwr Consultancy was established with the goal of offering tailored and responsive services to the marketplace, built on my years of project delivery experience. I wanted to be able to deliver proactive, client facing services without the financial shackles of corporate consultancy.

Previously I worked for Davis Langdon / AECOM’s Cardiff Office for 26 years, heading up the Education team that delivered numerous significant projects across the schools, further education and higher education sectors. I attained the position of partner with Davis Langdon and then regional director following the AECOM take-over. In 2014 I made the decision to embrace a new challenge and joined Faithful+Gould’s Cardiff Office as a Regional Director where I worked for 4 years, heading up the cost management team.

My 30+ years’ experience working in the Welsh marketplace, particularly in the delivery of large-scale public-sector projects, gives me an insight into project delivery risks and opportunities, enhancing Glyndwr’s consultancy service delivery. The careful analysis of cost and time data from each project, to produce detailed and accurate benchmarking information, is a priority for us.

We see enjoying our day-to-day work as key to providing a good service and to this end we look to work with like-minded teams. Project events and team building is essential to successful project delivery, and we fully engage with the wider team.

Getting a work / life balance is important for us and away from my desk I enjoy badminton, music and rustling up things in the kitchen, with varying degrees of success!

I have been working in the construction industry for approx. 30 years, my time has been spent working for the corporate companies of Davis Landgon, AECOM and Faithful+Gould where I have held positions from trainee to regional director and most recently leading the cost management team in Cardiff. My early experience has been in the education sector delivering Primary, Secondary and Higher Education projects, however more recent I have been delivering Private residential including Student accommodation and Build to rent (BTR) schemes.

I have a proven track record of successful delivery in high value and highly complex projects but equally can deliver more simple and straight forward projects. I have the ability to fully comprehend stakeholder requirements and implement a coherent project strategies that will be of great benefit any chosen sector.
My experience has given a comprehensive knowledge of construction methodology and applications and is able to manage the economic and commercial aspects of construction projects from feasibility stage to final account, incorporating local construction costs and benchmark studies. I can think laterally to identify alternative solutions to achieve the client’s strategic objectives and requirements.
Why did I join Glyndwr, well its simple really it offers me a chance to make a difference to offer a fully independent Quantity Surveying services.

I was born and bred in Wales having grown up in Newport, I have a fantastic family with two young children, I am a keen golfer, at a good standard and having played first team golf for many years. During the confines of lockdown, I took on a somewhat different project and certainly out of my comfort zone of restoring a Land Rover Defender, the nearly finished vehicle reflects my vision and attention to detail that is shown in all projects delivered to date.

Darren Robbins
Darren RobbinsAssociate

Having worked in the Wales and West construction industry for over 25 years, I have gained extensive knowledge of all aspects of commercial management. My career to date comprises 10 years with Mott Macdonald, 10 years at Davis Langdon/AECOM and 6 years working for Faithful+Gould, prior to joining Glyndwr Consulting in 2021.

I offer extensive knowledge of all aspects of commercial management, having successfully applied these skills when delivering a wide range of projects across various industry sectors. Whilst my experience spans most sectors, particular focus has been applied to Education, Residential, Commercial Property and Health.
My capability and experience covers all project stages from feasibility to final account and project closure, and is supplemented by specialist knowledge of business case delivery, risk management, life cycle costing and advising on claims.

I have delivered projects ranging in value to an upper limit of £500M, these schemes being delivered under JCT, NEC and bespoke contract forms for a variety of public and private sector organisations.
In recent years my detailed knowledge of construction methods has been supplemented by direct experience of modern constructional methods, and measures to reduce carbon when managing and delivering construction projects.

Away from the office I enjoy family life and travel.

Matt Haynes
Matt HaynesSenior

I have been working in the construction industry for 5+ years. Firstly, working for a sizable subcontractor within the South Wales Region and then moving to the corporate world of Faithful+Gould. Throughout my time I completed a part-time University degree, obtained my chartership with the RICS and progressed from Trainee to Senior Quantity Surveyor. I have now decided to take the step to join Glyndwr Consulting a forward thinking, growing and progressive consultancy.

During my tenure with Faithful+Gould I championed many roles within the Wales Region including CostX champion, Next Generation Wales representative, Quantity Surveying APC champion and the Early Careers West Region champion. My primary experience has been delivering health projects in the capacity of lead Quantity Surveyor, Contract Administrator and Employers Agent. I also obtained experience within the residential sector working on luxury apartments, student residential developments and build to rent schemes. Having worked on projects from conception to completion I have gained knowledge in project feasibility, cost estimation, cost planning, project management, change control, cost reporting, quantification and costing, risk management, final accounting and more.

When I’m not at my laptop I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and you will often find me taking my dog out for walks and a swim.

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