• Everyone
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Building Division
  • Rail Division
  • Reactive Maintenance
  • Martin Close
    Managing Director
    Martin Close
    Managing Director

    I was appointed as a Managing Director of Close Brothers Rail Ltd on the 31st March 2004; I started the business in 1988 as a Sole trader working though all aspect of the business until the Partnership became incorporated in 2004.  My key focus will be the successful delivery of all Close Brothers TFL’s frame works plus, the planned and reactive maintenance works on London underground incorporating all lines SSL, BCV, JNP plus DLR.

  • John Close
    Director
    John Close
    Director

    I am a partner and director in Close Brothers Build; most of my time is spent surveying domestic properties after they have suffered an insurance loss.  I have been married for 46 years and have 3 grown up children.  In my spare time I enjoy watching most sports and am a keen carp fisherman.

  • Tony Close
    Company Director
    Tony Close
    Company Director

    I am Owner/Director of Close Brothers Build Ltd & Close Brothers Rail Ltd, we started the companies back in 1991 with 5 employees, 23 years later the company now employ close to 100 people and continues to grow year on year.  I am married with 4 children, Megan who works for ITV as a Proposals Co-Ordinator, Joseph who recently joined Close Brothers as a junior surveyor, Lucy and Charlie who are still at School, any spare time I have I like to spend with my family.

  • Amy Hedgecock
    Office Manager
    Amy Hedgecock
    Office Manager

    I have worked for Close Brothers for nearly 11 years, working in all departments within the company at various times. I am recently married and have two lovely step daughters. I enjoy socialising and going on holiday with my family.

  • Mark Cotton
    Contracts Manager
    Mark Cotton
    Contracts Manager

    I started working for the company on the 15/10/2002 I have done several roles in that time from labouring to store man I am currently a contracts manager on the insurance side of the company and have been in this role for 8 years. One of my hobbies is fishing, there are several people in the office that like fishing and we fish most Saturdays: we recently had a fishing trip to France where we had a competition for catching the biggest fish which I won convincingly with a carp of 26lb.

  • Dean Thompson
    Reactive Maintenance Director
    Dean Thompson
    Reactive Maintenance Director

    I started at Close Brothers on June 6th 2005 as a supervisor looking after Balfour Beatty and London Underground works including Reactive Maintenance (Faults). I worked myself up to Director and moved from Lincoln to Wickford in 2005 to be nearer work. I live with my partner and have two children.

    Jessica Close

    I have been employed by Close Brothers Rail Ltd for 2 years as Out of hours Reactive Maintenance Manager in addition to this I am also at University studying for a degree in Business Management & Resources. In my spare time I enjoy going out with my friends.

  • Kelly Close
    Company Secretary
    Kelly Close
    Company Secretary

    I have been employed by Close Brothers for 15 years and was appointed Company Secretary in 2004. I’m married with 2 Daughters, Jessica who is currently at University studying for a degree in Business Management & resources, and Alice who is at College Studying level 3 in Beauty Therapy. I have various interests but my favourite is spending quality time with my family.

  • Mary Arthur
    Admin Assistant
    Mary Arthur
    Admin Assistant

    I started working for Close Brothers in August 2013. Working in the office is my first full time job.  
    I also do volunteer work once a week for the Girl Guiding Association helping run a Brownie unit as well as organising various activities and events for the girls to enjoy.

  • Gary Hedgecock
    Contracts Manager
    Gary Hedgecock
    Contracts Manager

    I started with Close Brothers as a Multi-Trade in June 2008 working on their insurance related contracts. I am now a contracts manager on the commercial side and manage a variety of contracts from small building works to million pound plus contracts.

    I am married to Amy Hedgecock and have 2 Daughters, Holly & Georgia any spare time I get I enjoy spending with the family.

  • Joe Close
    Junior Surveyor
    Joe Close
    Junior Surveyor

    I started working for Close Brothers in May 2014 as a Junior Surveyor and currently assist in surveying and estimating various commercial contracts, also assisting with the estimation of our insurance works. I’m also involved with teaching our unique software Oculus to Close Brothers Build staff. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym to keep fit and spending time with my family.

  • Alan Smith
    Asbestos Contract Manager
    Alan Smith
    Asbestos Contract Manager

    I am married with two children and 3 grandchildren. I have just resumed with Close Brothers having previously worked for them for 4 years as Contracts Manager for the asbestos removal department, and will be carrying out the same duties as before. My main interest is motorcycling.

  • Paul Dean
    Health, Safety and Environmental Director
    Paul Dean
    Health, Safety and Environmental Director

    I am the Health, Safety and Environmental Director for Close Brothers. I have been working at Close Brothers since 2000. In my time at Close Brothers I have fulfilled a number of roles from Human Resources to Contracts Manager. I am currently completing my Level 6 Diploma in Health and Safety. Away from work I am an avid Arsenal supporter, and have 2 children which keeps me nice and busy away from work.

  • Ian Robbshaw
    Contracts Manager
    Ian Robbshaw
    Contracts Manager

    I am Contracts Manager for Close Brothers. I have been working at Close Brothers since 2011. Away from work I am a semi-professional darts player, I also have 1 child which keeps me nice and busy away from work.

  • Paul Higgins
    Contracts Manager
    Paul Higgins
    Contracts Manager

    I have been working in the construction industry for 17 years and working with London Underground since 2002. My first project for London Underground was as a site based operative and involved glass replacement of the train sheds at Ealing Common Depot. Since then I have been promoted up through the ranks and now have the roll of Contracts Manager.

  • Shane Thompson
    Director
    Shane Thompson
    Director

    I have worked for Close Brothers for 9 years this year. I reside in Essex during the week returning to my Derbyshire home at weekends. I have two Daughters and two Grandchildren who I am very proud of.