Peter Smyth
Managing Director
Peter has previously worked for a number of local and regional contractors where he trained as a contractor’s surveyor before moving on to project management. He obtained a BSc in Construction Management and is qualified to MCIOB. He oversees all the business interests of Bakers and a small number of subsidiary companies.
Antony Wood
Contracts Director
Antony started his career as an apprentice bricklayer for Wimpey Homes before joining Bakers in 1992. Anthony worked on special works projects for 18 months before joining the church department on numerous projects. Before long he was managing church works sites and later hung up his tools to join the department as a roving Contracts Supervisor/Contract Manager. Anthony’s wealth of practical experience on historic buildings has been crucial to the on-going success of the department.
Ron Lowe
Contracts Director
Ron started his career as an apprentice carpenter and joiner and worked at a number of contractors before progressing to site manager and then contracts manager. Ron joined Bakers in 2004 and brings his considerable practical experience to the board while being responsible for the majority of works to non-ecclesiastical listed buildings, often with domestic clients. Ron also has overall responsibility for the joinery operations of the company.
Mark Holland
Contracts Director
Mark started his career as a buyer with a national civil engineering contractor before moving to a regional general building contractor specialising in new build and refurbishment works. Mark joined Bakers in 2006 and is actively engaged on larger projects, usually of a new build or refurbishment nature.
Mark Howlett
Commercial Director
In addition to a BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying, Mark has many years’ experience in Quantity Surveying after working for a number of construction companies, as well as working as a self-employed freelance Quantity Surveyor. Since joining Bakers of Danbury in 2017, Mark’s surveying, contractual and legal knowledge has proven to be a great asset to the company. As Commercial Director Mark is involved in the strategic management and direction of the company, together with surveying our larger projects.