Experience & Expertise

Construction, Property & Civil Engineering


Experience and Expertise
Construction, Property & Civil Engineering


Ron is a Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Builder (Construction Manager), Chartered Building Engineer and a Corporate Building Surveyor. Holding a degree in Building he was for over 25 years the Managing Director of a Property Development Company specialising in the redevelopment of residential and commercial property.

For over 12 years Ron was also a visiting lecturer at The Nottingham Trent University where he lectured in Construction Technology, Management and Economics at undergraduate level, and at Loughborough University where he ran their Project Evaluation and Development module for undergraduate and postgraduate students. During that time obtaining a Master's degree in Education.

Ron has also lectured at Lincoln College in Building and Civil Engineering Studies and was responsible for the development of new programmes and courses for their School of Construction before leaving to take up the position of Director for Gates MacBain Associates Limited, a Private Education and Training Provider and Consultancy specialising in Construction and Civil Engineering.

In addition Ron is the author of "Successful Property Development" the book that was used as the standard text for property development courses at a number of universities and has published numerous magazine articles. He has written a number of distance learning modules for The Nottingham Trent University, and for the British Army and study units for the Construction Learning Gateway of which he was the Director. He has also written many of the Study Units for constructionsite.org.uk the national e-learning and resource website for Higher and Further Education Institutions and was its Technical Expert Author Advisor and Editor. In addition to writing the material he has also acted as tutor for distance learning and online courses.

Having been a member of the Chartered Institute of Building East Midland Regional Committee, Ron also sat on their Strategy and External Relations Committee and was involved with the development of the criteria for Incorporated Engineer status through the Institute of Highway Engineers.




Ron  is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and has over 30 years of business experience. He has run his own businesses or been a director of companies involved in Property, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Training and Entertainment. He has started a number of businesses and is familiar with all aspects of setting up and growing a business and the processes and procedures required in trading.

The co-author of "Management for the Professions" he has lectured in Management at Nottingham Trent and Loughborough Universities and at a number of colleges. He has also run management programmes for industry and private companies and acted as a mentor for Business students at the University of Lincoln. He has lectured on promotion courses for the British Army and on Management Programmes for the Royal Logistic Corps at the British Army School of Logistics.  See Ron's Military Experience

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