Alliance House
Westpoint Enterprise Park
Clarence Ave
Manchester, M17 1QS

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!

Matt Jay

Matt Jay

Managing Partner

Matt has 20 years of international experience in the commercial and residential property across the UK and Middle East and has previously worked for two of the world’s biggest real estate consultancy firms, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield. During his career, Matt has delivered a whole range of developments and construction projects, giving him the invaluable knowledge and skills needed to lead the Specwall team.

Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Property Development and has been an active Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) since 2006.

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.

Avias Hussain

Avias Hussain

Finance Director

Avias Hussain is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Prior to joining Specwall, Avias graduated from the University of Manchester and has worked with and for a number of market leading global businesses, including a previous senior post at one of the world’s ‘Big Four’ accounting firms. With over twelve years of experience, Avias has operational responsibility for overseeing Alliance Investments’ finances globally and also assists in driving the company’s commercial performance.

Louise Mason

Louise Mason

Head of Marketing

Louise joined Specwall as Head of Marketing in 2020, bringing with her an extensive track record of success in business development, brand creation, marketing strategy and sales.

Responsible for all marketing activity across the company, Louise covers everything from developing marketing strategy to creating highly targeted, multi-channel acquisition and retention campaigns. She manages our large, in-house marketing team of graphic designers, content writers, researchers and performance marketing specialists to ensure that every touchpoint in the customer journey is optimised to drive the best experience possible. 

karl hutchinson


Technical Director

Formerly the Technical Director at an international drywall manufacturer, Karl has been responsible for large multi-phase development fit-outs across the UK. Furthermore, he has worked as an architectural technologist and has experience designing and co-ordinating key supply chain packages, CDP development and infrastructure interfaces.

His strengths in scheme design, feasibility studies and concept exercises complement his deep technical knowledge and ability to build strong, long-lasting relationships with clients, consultants and other professional parties.


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.

Caylin Blom

Office Manager


Leandro Porras

Technical Design Manager