Ash Simmonds

Associate Director

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Ash started off in the construction industry working as a labourer to a bricklayer. Timing didn’t allow him to follow this path, but he was lucky to end up working with a Carpenter for the next 3 years of his career. Carpentry skills were developed and with a full set of hand and power tools it wasn’t long before his career prospered as part of a 2-man team. Towards the end of the 1990s Ash started working for Classic Interiors as an “in the van maintenance man”! Hours were long and different challenges everyday helped to develop his passion for the building game. Being a complete team player Ash worked all over the country and flourished when delivering the Holiday Inn AC Roll Out across their national estate. All aspects of construction were covered from waste control to external civil works. Ash’s understanding of the “live building hotel environment” assisted in his development as a Contracts Manager.

Ash joined BB Contracts in 2011 and further developed his skills as Contracts Manager before being promoted to Associate Director in 2015. More recently Ash has developed new abilities in costing and programming larger projects and has helped to develop repeat custom for BB Contracts from Consultants and Hotels Owners / Operators. Ash is passionate about working within a team that has complimentary skills and is looking forward to developing his own talents further as the business grows – every day being a school day!

Ash has a young family with his two boys playing football at least three times a week. At home Ash is still very much hands-on and still enjoys getting his old tools dirty. Socialising and drinking the odd pint (always on the agenda) helps him recover from the fast pace of the week gone. Being a West Ham fan doesn’t have a lot of highs but he does follow football in general, from grass roots all the way to the World Cup. Not one for doing anything in halves Ash also enjoys fishing, golf, skiing and socialising with both family and friends.

Testimonials

"Ash has always been very helpful and the projects we have been involved in to date have been finished to a high standard. Going forward although we are losing the portfolio that you have historically worked on I would like to see you working more on the RBH portfolio."- Fraser Hislop, Redefine BDL
"I have used BB contracts at a number of hotels I have worked at over the last 7 years for a number of different sized projects. I have found the service to be totally professional from start to finish. Their tradesmen produce work of the very highest standard and projects are delivered on time and on budget. I cannot speak highly enough of BB Contracts – they are a first class act."- Ian Bird, Rezidor