Meet The Team

Do you have a few great people on your project team that seem to take the initiative to drive delivery and bring innovative ideas to do things better? Well that’s who our people are.

Stewart Tester

Associate Director • Project Management Consulting

What Drives Him

Stewart is determined to help de-stress the construction industry. He believes that the built environment is a vital indicator of the progress and legacy of human civilisation and that if we can eliminate the negativity that often goes into the construction of buildings, we will not only improve the lives of the global construction workforce but those of everyone, as we can live, work, and play in better buildings. Stewart has a natural inclination to problem-solve, bring forth new ideas, and help others, so joining the team at Laminar was the natural move, as he saw in them a perfect alignment with his values.

“The construction industry needs of radical overhaul and has for too many years been overly focused on extracting profit at the expense of quality, people, and nature. A modern sustainable construction industry is just over the horizon, one which is in harmony with nature and people: both those building the structures and those using them. Modern thinking and innovation will instigate this much needed change and I want to be a part of helping to make this happen with Laminar”.

Backstory and Achievements

Stewart has spent most of his career at tier-one contractors in varying commercial roles, during which time he's gained extensive experience in most sectors including residential, education, and heritage, in which he has a keen interest in, having worked on the Parliament Northern Estates refurbishment programme for Wates.

Three years ago, he accepted the challenge of working as the commercial lead for a small subcontractor and helped to turn it into a larger, more successful and profitable business. He notes that he learnt more about the industry in those three years than in the 18 years before it.

He has extensive experience with claims management, including their compilation and assessment, and has a tenacious will to help organisations achieve fair outcomes.

Formal Qualifications

• ONC & HNC Building Studies – Brighton University

• Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with MCiarb in progress.

Fun Facts

• Stewart is a descendant of the famous baroque London architect Sir Christopher Wren, however despite admiring it from the outside, he's never actually been inside St Paul’s Cathedral.

• When he’s not with his young family, or at work, he’s usually outdoors – preferably going up or down a mountain.

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