Clarke, Nicholls and Marcel Ltd Cheltenham

Clarke, Nicholls and Marcel Ltd draw on resources of experienced engineers in Cheltenham and our associated practice based in London.

Low staff turnover and consistent repeat business provide evidence of CNM's motivated and stable team, that continue to meet and exceed the expectations of its clients.

In addition, CNM's culture of shared knowledge and learning ensures that it is continually developing people who have the right skill set and experience to support the future growth of the business.

Paul Blakeman

CEng FIStructE

Director (Cheltenham)

Paul Blakeman

Joining CNM Cheltenham in 1965, Paul progressed from draughtsman to Senior Engineer and eventually Associate roles prior to becoming an Equity Partner in 1988. With incorporation of the Cheltenham office in 2002 Paul became Managing Director.

With a broad background of skills in steel, RC and masonry structures Paul uses his experience for the benefit of both clients and their contract design teams.

Paul has developed much experience with temporary demountable spectator structures and in sports ground safety, he is a member of the Racecourse Associations' national safety group.

"Having worked directly for Cyril Nicholls I want to maintain the high engineering qualities he and his fellow founding partners brought to CNM."

Jim Rudge

MSc (Eng) CDipAF

Associate (Cheltenham)

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After graduating in 1968, Jim progressed to gain a Masters degree then joined CNM in 1970. Jim became as Associate in 1991 and has worked on many major CNM projects.

Jim has developed specialist ability in the refurbishment/re-cladding of system-built school buildings and also in concrete repair projects.

Jim's financial training has assisted in his role as Project Manager/ Contract Administrator on major refurbishment and civil engineering schemes. He also assists the Directors with formulation of the firm's CDM procedures.

Mike Bendall

BSc (Eng)

Associate (Cheltenham)

Mike Bendall

Following graduation in 1976 Mike worked for two consulting practices prior to joining CNM in 1987 where he became an Associate in 1991.

Mike has worked on many major Cheltenham office schemes since joining the practice. He has headed various specialist sub-contractor projects requiring in-depth understanding of complex geometry such as the "Gull-wing" fire doors at the American Aircraft Museum, Duxford and the spiral ramp at the London School of Economics.

Mark Simpson

IEng AMIStructE

Associate (Cheltenham)

Mark Simpson

Mark originally joined CNM in 2001. After a brief spell working for a fabricator in 2004-05, Mark re-joined CNM becoming an Associate in 2007.

Mark's very broad range of experience enables him to undertake all conventional roles as well as specialist design work in aluminium. He handles most of the practices' work on timber framed and ecclesiastical buildings including Gloucester Cathedral.

Keith Barnfield

IEng AMIStructE

Consultant (Cheltenham)

Keith Barnfield

Joining CNM Cheltenham in 1965 Keith progressed from draughtsman to Senior Engineer and eventually Associate roles prior to becoming an Equity Partner in 1997. With incorporation of the Cheltenham office in 2002 Keith became a Director.

Keith retired from the firm in 2008 but has remained closely connected to it and has been able to bring his vast knowledge of buildings especially historic structures such as Gloucester Cathedral and Pittville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham in to play for the assistance of the continuing CNM engineers and their clients.