Meet our Team

Dan Davidson

Chief Executive

Dan began his career as a marketing graduate at Sainsbury's. He then went on to further his banking career at Barclays for a period of 10 years which culminated in his role of Corporate Director in Business Services. In 2007, Dan said goodbye to a career in banking and founded Build Team, a home extension specialist that offers a Design & Build service to homeowners across London.
Dan lives in Dulwich with his wife and two sons and enjoys cycling, tennis and skiing. He is a trustee to the Board of Groundwork London, a charity established in 1982, which aims to support local economies to promote environmental sustainability, and to provide young people with support and employment opportunities to further their careers.

Design Team

Steven Davidson

Architectural Designer
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Steven grew up in Wales and moved to Scotland when he was 11. He completed his studies and obtained a MA in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. He moved to London shortly after and joined Build Team. Steven enjoys football and rugby, and particularly enjoys cycling to client meetings and site visits.

David Abimbola

Design Manager
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David graduated in Architecture from Kingston University in London. He oversees the Architectural Design Team and ensures the smooth running of the Design Process. He loves travelling the world to see how different cultures interpret design. His favourite city (so far) is Chandigarh in India, and he is a keen admirer of Le Corbusier, a French-Swiss Architect.

Callum Buckland

Enquiries & Marketing Assistant
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Callum has had an interest in architecture since he was young and visited National Trust properties with his family. He studied Architecture at Plymouth University before moving back to his hometown of Portsmouth where he worked in a luxury independent hotel as both an Events Assistant and Duty Manager for almost 3 years. With a move to London at the start of 2019 Callum decided to mix his passion for architecture with the customer service and marketing skills he learnt in hospitality and joined Design Team in early spring.

Tess Ingle

Design Assistant
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Tess grew up in Sheffield before moving to Newcastle to study Interior Architecture at Northumbria University. After graduating Tess went travelling getting the chance to explore different cultures and architecture from around the world. She settled in Australia for two years before recently returning back to the UK to pursue her passion for architecture and design. Tess is excited by her recent move to London and enjoys visiting all the different neighbourhoods of London in her spare time.

Reem Arafat

Architectural Designer
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Reem is originally from Syria where she studied Architecture at Al-Baath University. Reem moved to Manchester in 2014 and worked in a small architectural practice before moving to London and joining Build Team. Reem has always been curious in new design concepts which prioritise space over objects and emphasises on people, culture and environment. Reem's role model in architecture is Zaha Hadid an Iraqi-British architect.

Melissa Castillo

Graphic Designer
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Melissa is a Graphic Designer. Since graduating from Middlesex University she has been involved in taking part on several re-branding projects, for small independent companies as a freelancer, until joining Build Team. She enjoys going to museums in London, traveling and learning new languages.

Kyriakos Pappas MIET MFPWS

Health and Safety Advisor
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Kyriakos is a qualified (chartered) engineer, with a Master in Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the IET and the Faculty of PWS, and CITB SMSTS qualified regarding health and safety. He has 20 years of experience within project and site management. Kyrs is our SHE/CDM Advisor and PW Expert ensuring compliance with the current legislation for both areas. He enjoys reading, music, theatre, psychology and poetry writing.

Arya Sunny

Architectural Designer
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Arya is originally from India where she studied at Calicut University. She moved to London several years ago and has experience in working in a small residential architectural practice before joining Build Team. She admires simplicity and using true materials in architecture.

Client Testimonials

Catherine Togher

We hired Build Team to develop the designs for a new extension on our ground floor flat. Their design advice was very helpful and professional throughout, and we have a design that we're very happy with. The planning process went smoothly and successfully, and so did the detailed design stage.

Ivana Zecevic

We hired the Build Team the undertake the first phase of our project (design) and have been very happy with the results and level of service. After shopping around for a couple of weeks and meeting with various companies we decided to engage the Design Team as it enabled us to complete the first phase of our project without commiting from the offset with that one company. The architect we were assigned was very amiable and took on board all of our wants and needs. The team also helped ensure that our planning application was approved in record time, helping us push the boundaries when it came to gaining approval from the local authority. We'd happily recommend the Design Team, who are capable in taking on a variety of projects from simple house extension designs to more complex and time intensive work (which ours proved to be in parts).

James Bentley

Loft Conversion - this was a our second project with the guys. A better team this time - and the quality was great and we have achieved exactly what we set out to do. They didn't do the decorating and finishing, but gave us a really well finished "box" to paint/tile bathrooms.

Build Team

Mark Eden

Construction Director
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As Construction Director, Mark oversees the Project Management Team and ensures the smooth running of the business. Mark completed his academic studies in 2002 and qualified as a PRINCE2 practitioner. With experience in both residential and commercial project management, he ensures our builds are quality-focused and completed on time.

Despoina Kalognoma

Project Manager
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Despoina graduated as a Structural Engineer from Newcastle University 2009. She has more than 7 years experience in both design and project management. Despoina has also worked as a project engineer on a variety of new build, repair, and renovation projects in London. In her spare time she enjoys running and reading, and she is also the founder of the 'Artificial Intelligence in Construction' Facebook group.

Natasha Angelova

Administrative Assistant
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Natasha is originally Macedonian, and after she studied Masters Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Italy, she moved to London pursuing her love and passion for English language. She is hoping to specialise her linguistic knowledge and administrative skills in the administration of construction projects. She loves modern art and good music and in the free time she enjoys watching and translating TV Series.

Kyriakos Pappas MIET MFPWS

Senior Project Manager
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Kyrs is our SHE/CDM Advisor and PW Expert ensuring compliance with the current legislation for both areas. Kyrs sits within our contract/project management team, ensuring successful delivery of our construction schemes. He enjoys reading, music, theatre, psychology and poetry writing.

Zaki Abdelshah

Assistant Project Manager
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Zaki graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester. Since graduating he has gained experience working for a small residential Architectural practice in London before joining Build Team. Zaki favours simplicity when it comes to design as he likes clean styles such as Scandinavian and Japanese Architecture. Zaki other interest are football, sketching during his free time, discovering new places and learning new cultures. Zaki future goal is to hopefully become a fully qualified Architect.

Hristo Martinov

Assistant Project Manager
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Hristo grew up in Bulgaria, where he extensively studied mathematics and competed at an international level but he has always had a passion for Architecture. He then moved on to study his BA in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, graduating in 2019. He joined Build Team in 2020. In his spare time he enjoys camping and travelling.

Sean Kember

Assistant Project Manager
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With over 12 years’ experience in project management and business development across numerous sectors, Sean is passionate about impeccable service, high standards of work and getting it right first-time. His fascination with architecture began on a college trip to Paris, a city with a myriad of designs from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. He enjoys theatre, reading and art. When he is not submerged in building projects, he can be found at the gym, in the kitchen, or raising money for LGBT+ charities.

Tamrryn Booth

Book Keeper
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