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About us.

Meet the Team

Jack Hepburn

Joint Managing Director

I Joined the family business in 2000, where I continued my studies to obtain an ONC in Building Studies, an HNC in Building Studies and a City & Guilds in AutoCAD. I learnt all aspects of the roles within the company but mainly concentrated in the field of Quantity Surveying.  Together with my brother Matthew we have expanded the business over the years into the Company it is today.

Matt Hepburn

Joint Managing Director

After college I started working life on the tools as a plasterer, where I also learnt many of our trades such as floor screeding, rendering & dry lining. I then became part of the Office Management for 2 years before becoming a Joint Managing Director of the company, which my parents started back in 1967.

Martyn Garnett

Commercial Director

After achieving a number of A levels I joined The Hepburn Group in 2004.  I spent a year working on various sites and learning the different trades that we offer. In 2005 I started to train as a Quantity Surveyor, which lead on to me being more involved in the Financial side of the business.  I became the Commercial Director in 2015 where I deal with all the Financial aspects of the Company.

Aaron Ripley

Construction Director

I spent the majority of my working life within the Construction Industry.  After learning a number of roles within the Industry, I decided to turn my skills to Dry Lining.  I began my career with the Hepburn Group in 2008, where I gained all relevant qualifications for my role as Contracts Manager. In November 2019 I was appointed as Construction Director.

Craig Hill

Company Buyer

I have worked within the construction industry since leaving school, and in a number of Builders Merchants around the Eastbourne area.  I have gained over 30 years experience in management and sales.  As the Company Buyer I obtain quotes for the surveyors and estimators for tenders. I am responsible for making sure our sites have the materials they need and at the best prices.


Nicky Babaoglu

PA to the Directors

After spending 15 years in Turkey and working as an Office Manager for a British Tour Operator, I returned to the UK.  I have had a varied career ranging from working in a Water Company, a School and a Medical Centre.  I have worked within the Construction Industry for 4 years, in an administrative role. Most recently I have set up a brand new Builders Merchants. 

Josh Lee

Trainee Estimator

After finishing college, I worked as part of a team in various areas of construction, where I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. This included, being a labourer, welder and  a Glass Reinforced Plastic laminator. In August 2021 I began my career at The Hepburn Group as a trainee Estimator. On a personal level my Fiance and I are renovating our newly purchased property.

Max Appleton

Quantity Surveyor

Previously I spent over 4 years working within a Main Contractor learning all aspects of Quantity Surveying and other aspects of the Construction Industy.  I also gained my HNC in Construction Management.  I joined the Hepburn Group in August 2020 and in this time I have started a Bachelors Degree in Quantity Surveying which will be complete in May 2022. I am currently working towards my RICS EPA.


Kim Hepburn

Company Secretary / Director

In 1982 I joined my husband Brian to help with the administrative side of the business. I had varied roles which included sending out typed up quotes, measuring and preparing dimensions for valuations.  Since the early days the Company and I have grown together and I now have seen my sons take over the business and expand the clientele.

Steve Hadfield

Senior Estimator Quantity Surveyor

I have worked within the building industry for over 25 years.  After leaving education I joined a local plastering company as a labourer, and ended up being a fully qualified plasterer. I joined The Hepburn Group in 2010 and was given the opportunity to train as an Estimating Quantity Surveyor, where I have exceled.

David Ridgeway

Contracts Manager

I joined The Hepburn Group in 2010 as a labourer, I then went on to learn other aspects of the company ie; plastering, screeding and rendering.  This enabled me to gain experience in order to manage my own teams. In 2020 I became a Contracts Manager where I now oversee a number of our sites. 

Darren Whitcher

 Quantity Surveyor

After gaining an English Degree I worked for a number of dry lining companies where I qualified as a Dry Liner and Project Manager. I joined The Hepburn Group in 2012 as a Dry Liner, where I also learnt other trades.  I have been in the Construction Industry for over 14 years and after coming into the office over 4 years ago,  I took my NVQ level 6 and trained to be a Quantity Surveyor.

Alessio Giambrone

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

I have recently joined the company after obtaining a 1st from Brighton University in Project Management for Construction(BSc).  I have had a few varied jobs before being able to join The Hepburn Group.  I am currently learning all aspects of Quantity Surveying under the guidance of the Team.

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