Communication is the key

We strive to stay in communication with our clients. Have a question about our business, or want to see if we match your specific needs? Send us a message, or give us a call. We’re always happy to meet new customers!

Phil Jay

Phil Jay

Technical & Innovation Partner

Phil has been a part of the Specwall team since its inception and is also a shareholder. He brings over 40 years’ experience across a vast array of disciplines and industries to the business and is keen to use his experience to grow Specwall into a market leader in the sector.  Phil’s early career saw him spend 10 years in the Middle East, before returning to the UK to continue his work with the likes of Russell’s Construction and McAlpine. 

Phil is responsible for all areas of the business, in particular providing guidance for the rest of the team and offering support on new and existing technical sales, as well as planning and implementing long term business plans and objectives.

David Russell

David Russell


CEO and founder of Property Alliance Group, David has a proven track record of building large, national professional teams and an enviable record of maintaining successful partnerships. David’s meticulous attention to detail and flair for design has established Alliance as design and quality ambassadors with an unrivalled in-house management team who take great pride in the portfolio.

David’s depth of knowledge and experience with both the construction and development sides of the business gives him a unique insight into how Specwall can bring about a new paradigm in an industry which sorely needs to achieve higher standards of quality, speed of delivery and sustainability.

Martin Pickering

Martin Pickering

Project Director

Martin has 25 years, main-contractor background in the construction industry, with past roles including site manager, construction manager, contracts manager and more. This has given Martin a deep understanding of property development and every stage of the design and construction process.

As Project Director at Specwall, he has responsibility for the successful delivery of Specwall projects to the clients’ specifications. Martin’s drive is to help the construction industry realise and make use of the Specwall’s many advantages, bringing resolutions to problematic installations with cost effective solutions.

David Priestley

David Priestley

Business Development Director

David has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, specialising in interior products including wall systems and partitions. He has held numerous senior roles across all aspects of commercial construction, and has a long track record of working with blue chip contractors and clients.

As the leader of Specwall’s Business Development team, David is passionate about the product and believes strongly in its potential to transform the construction industry for the better. Through his work at Specwall, David hopes to make a positive impact on our built environment and help create a more sustainable future.


Kevin Elshaw

Technical Support Manager

Kevin has more than three decades of experience in the construction sector and has held a wide range of positions over that time, from serving his apprenticeship on the tools to project manager. He has worked for many of the North’s leading interior finishing and fit out companies, specialising in metal frame systems, external wall insulation, render systems, SFS, drylining, acoustic panels and firestopping.

Kevin’s technical knowledge of traditional wall systems gives him the perfect vantage point to understand how Specwall is a major improvement. His experience with all types of commercial and residential buildings means he knows exactly how and where Specwall can have the biggest impact.


Leandro Porras

Technical Design Manager

Leandro has worked directly in the development of Specwall panels in Dubai for the past 6 years. His father started the design and development of Specwall panels and eventually passed on the knowledge to Leandro. Since he started, he was involved in the site installation, which involves installation methods development, product quality and testing, and managed the manufacturing of Specwall.

Leandro moved to the UK and has been part of Specwall providing design and technical support. His knowledge of the product has been supporting the company to better understand its application in the modern construction industry.

Emma Louise Gibson

Emma-Louise Gibson

Marketing and PR Manager

Emma joined Specwall in June 2021, an accomplished Strategic Marketeer, with over 17 years of experience developing, leading, and managing the successful execution of marketing strategy. 

Emma has proven experience across multiple industries, with a focus on B2B companies with sectors including construction, manufacturing, property and logistics, alongside a wealth of experience in marketing companies specialising in fire safety and protection. 

Passionate about sustainable products and future-proofing the built environment, Emma supports increasing our product awareness and visibility in target markets. 


Alex Timperley

Content Writer

Alex has more than a decade of experience in the property, construction and sustainability industries which has given him a wide range of knowledge. His past work includes sustainability and energy documents for planning, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM assessments, and writing the full range of marketing collateral required through the property development lifecycle.

Working as a content writer and researcher for Specwall since its inception, Alex is responsible for written content produced by the company. He works alongside the rest of the marketing team, as well as the product and technical teams, to ensure that the Specwall brand is communicated effectively across all channels.

Mark Beever

Office Manager

Mark joined Specwall as an Office Manager in October 2023, with extensive experience in document control and IT systems, boasting a comprehensive skill set that encompasses IT hardware systems, first aid, and fire marshal training.

Mark's responsibilities at Specwall include overseeing the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of our office, organising people, document control, system management and other resources, including health and safety and first aid. 

He is also a proud member of the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists!

Jay Bucales

Jay Bucales

Structural Engineer

Jay has more than 15 years experience, working as a Civil/Structural Engineer and BIM Specialist with general experience in large construction, manufacturing, design and management teams of Architectural, Structural and Engineering projects.

He has worked mostly in structural design, BIM detailing and building materials development, using well-known international structural design and BIM detailing software since 2008.

Jay supports Specwall in any construction projects related to structural design concerns.