Meet the Team

Stuart Cross B.Sc MRICS

Stuart joined the practice in 1996 and was appointed a director in 1999.

His role within the company includes staff management, internal health and safety responsibilities and company secretary.

Stuart’s organised and thorough approach on all construction projects has established repeat business with many clients particularly in the social housing and education sectors.

A committed family man, Stuart still finds time to be heavily involved with the running of his local cricket club.

Stuart Cross

Andrew Hood B.Sc MRICS

Andrew joined Thornber & Walker in 1999 and became a director in 2004.

Andrew is dedicated to providing sound, professional and practical cost advice and support to clients in the development of construction projects.  His role includes all quantity surveying duties from feasibility to completion for a variety of private and public sector clients.  Andrew’s role extends to project management and employer’s agent services on design and build projects.  The majority of this work is gained via referrals, recommendations and repeat business. Other duties include staff management and practice administration.

Andrew enjoys cycling and running, including raising money for local hospitals and charities.


Matthew Scilly B.Sc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Matthew joined Thornber & Walker during his year-out industrial placement in 1999 and re-joined the practice upon completion of his studies at John Moore’s University in Liverpool.

In 2015 Matthew became a director of the practice, in addition to quantity surveying services offered, Matthew has extensive practical knowledge of the construction industry as he is also time-served in Carpentry and Joinery, this experience has crossed-over into Quantity Surveying from a practical level. Matthew is currently responsible for the development of IT within the office.

Matthew has worked on a wide variety of projects including residential, schools, industrial, office, healthcare and ecclesiastical. Matthew’s experience covers private and commercial clients.

Matthew enjoys golf, snowboarding and is a keen walker.

Matt Scilly
Thornber and Walker


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