Meet our Team

Dan Davidson

Founder & CEO
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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 & South trusts), 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

Senior Architectural Designer
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Steven joined Build Team in 2015 and is our technical lead for design and planning matters. He 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, relocating to London when he 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 joined Build Team in 2016 and leads Design Team. He graduated in Architecture from Kingston University in London. He oversees the team and ensures clients receive a high quality design service and that planning outcomes are successful. 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.

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 our lead on Interior & Landscape design engagements and regularly advises clients on matters as diverse as soft furnishings to garden planting. Joining Build Team in 2019, Tess enjoys visiting the rich and varied boroughs that define the cultural diversity of London.

Melissa Castillo

Graphic Designer
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Melissa is a Graphic Designer and passionate about all aspects of design. 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, travelling and learning new languages. Melissa is a fantastic cook and the team appreciated her culinary talents at our annual Diversity Day.

Anna Boden

Marketing Assistant
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Anna is originally from Bath, and this is where her enjoyment of architecture and building style began. A large part of Anna’s younger life was spent moving house and renovating each of them with her family; it was this that fuelled her interest in property and building work. Anna moved to London to study German at UCL, followed by a year back home at the University of Bath to complete her Masters in Computer Science. She is a qualified teacher who lived in Hamburg for a year whilst studying for her undergraduate degree. Anna loves finding a really good restaurant to carry out her other passions - eating and learning about, as well as drinking, wine.

Hannah Day

Architectural Designer
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Hannah has a background in architecture and illustration, completing her BA at the Arts University Bournemouth and moving on to graduating with her MArchD from the Oxford School of Architecture. Having also worked as a freelance illustrator, Hannah loves to bring her passion for image making to her architectural work. She loves cooking, painting and music and has dreams of owning a flourishing kitchen garden and pottery wheel and converting a campervan from which she can travel, cook and paint.

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 in 2018. She admires simplicity in design and using true materials in architecture. Arya is also one of our Party Wall experts and has a strong appreciation for the practicalities of project implementation.

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

Build Director
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As Build Director, Mark oversees the Project Management Team and ensures the smooth running of customer engagements. 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 projects adhere to Build Team's quality standards and follow our internal process from interim inspections through to final certification.

Mauro Serrano

Build Manager
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Mauro graduated as a Technical Architect with specialist in Project Management from Alicante University in 2014, and recently obtained his CIOB membership. Having worked in multi-faceted projects around EMEA region and the UK, he is passionate about Architecture and high standards of work. In his spare time, you can find him cycling, swimming or riding his motorbike.

Despoina Kalognoma

Build 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 Build Manager
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Kyrs joined Build Team in 2017 and is our SHE/CDM Advisor and Party Wall Expert ensuring compliance with the current legislation for both areas. Kyrs sits within our build management team, ensuring the successful end to end delivery of our construction projects. A passionate innovator, Kyrs works tirelessly to develop and refine Build Team's unique 10-stage build process for extensions and lofts. In his spare time, Kyrs enjoys reading, music, theatre, psychology and writing poetry.

Hristo Martinov

Build 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

Build 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

Finance
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Tammy has been responsible for the day to day financial operations of Build Team since joining the team in 2016. Tammy enjoys both the people and practical sides of construction and it is not uncommon to find her with a paint brush in her hand at weekends. With a love of the rolling hills of the glorious south Cotswolds, Tammy enjoys long walks in the fresh air, travel and visiting London's museums and theatres.

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