Curriculum Vitae

Stephen B Hodgson


Current Projects

  • Builders estimating
  • Groundworkers estimating
  • Specialist subcontract businesses financial controller 
  • Builder/ developer disputes;  builder/homeowner disputes;  main contractor/ subcontractor disputes.


Integrity, impartiality, no conflict of interest, quality, fairness and attention to detail. 

Key Skills

Pre start on site

  • Site surveys and inspection
  • Specification writing and detailing
  • Architectural and structural design
  • Defects, snagging and structural design
  • Take-offs & Bills of Quantities, estimates & cost planning
  • Housing development feasibility
  • Scheduling and resourcing
  • Obtaining quotations and buying
  • Advanced ordering and site establishment
  • Programming & planning
  • Contracts

During the work

  • Setting out the physical work on site
  • Organising resources
  • Checking details work, designing any changes
  • Ensuring compliance with building control
  • Conveying technical and other requirements to site operatives
  • Valuations, forecasting, P&L and final accounts
  • Attending to disputes and preparing claims
  • Programme updates and attending to implications
  • Liaison with the customer and other professionals

  • Business management

  • Managing and resourcing a small business for 22 years
  • Book keeping, accounts, profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow
  • Managing applications for payment
  • Analysing current and future business performance
  • Assessing charging structures,
  • Managing creditors, debtors and HMRC
  • Bookkeeping structuring

  • IT capabilities

    Competent in Excel, Word, MS Project, Outlook, Sage and Eque2.


    Self-Employment 1996 to 2018

    Hodgson Build,  Bulwell, Nottingham; Business Owner from 2000 to 2018; constructing home extensions, barn conversions, loft and refurbishment projects mainly operating in Ravenshead, West Bridgford and around Nottinghamshire. My role involved design, planning permissions, estimating, project planning, coordination and ensuring completion of the project .

    Resin Fix Ltd, Matlock, Derbyshire ; Business Owner from 1996 to 2018; of a specialist repairs company focusing on concrete, subsidence, industrial floors, waterproofing and chemical grouting. I worked on industrial structures, domestic properties, underground reservoirs, tunnels, and concrete framed buildings.

    Employments pre 1996

    Tower UK Ltd, Basford, Nottingham – (part business owner with previous employer)
    Managing Director from start up 1993 to 1996
    25% shareholding director, remainder of shares owned by the directors of Paul Knight Construction Ltd, a previous employer.
    External fabric repairs to multi storey tower blocks

    Trent Valley Restoration Ltd, Lenton, Nottingham – (previous employer)
    General Manager 1992 to 1993
    Concrete repairs division

    Paul Knight Ltd, Nottingham, Basford, Nottingham
    Senior Quantity Surveyor/ Contracts Manager 1990 to 1992
    Public works building contracts, schools, offices etc.

    John Mowlem PLC, Derby Rd, Nottingham
    Senior Quantity Surveyor 1989 to 1990
    Hospital wings, car showroom, leisure facilities and prison extension work

    Edward Wood & Son Ltd, Derby
    Quantity Surveyor 1986 to 1988
    New build care homes and Gateway supermarket shell fit outs

    Trent Valley Restoration (HR) Ltd, Lenton, Nottingham
    Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator to General Manager of new company established by directors of Trent Valley Restoration Ltd 1982 to 1985
    External fabric repair of multi storey buildings

    W J Furse & Co Ltd, Wilford, Nottingham
    Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator 1981 to 1982
    External fabric repair of high rise buildings

    George Wimpey Construction UK Ltd, Beechdale Rd, Nottingham
    Trainee to Assistant Quantity Surveyor 1976 – 1981
    Large no-fines housing sites and factory estates 

    Quantity surveyor