The Board

Our Board Consists of:

Peter Harry Jay – Non Executive Chairman

Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1970 and was a partner in Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett and then in Stein Swede Jay & Bibring (which later became Finers Stephens Innocent) and finally in Beachcroft LLP from which he resigned in 2007.

As a lawyer, Peter specialised in corporate work and, in particular, on AIM and PLUS Market listings and now advises companies on corporate finance matters. Peter has held a number of directorships with both private and public companies.

His executive role within the Group includes responsibility for its corporate finance functions.


Graham Read MCIOB, RICS – Group Chief Executive

He started his career in 1976 as a Quantity Surveyor for Taylor Woodrow Construction Limited (“Taylor Woodrow”). By 1986, when he left the company, he had become Commercial Manager for Taylor Woodrow’s management contracting division where his responsibilities included overall cost control for the division.

In 1987 he founded Mountfield as a trade contractor. The company progressed to carry out specialist installations of data centres together with large multi trade package contracts for the major fit out contractors. The company now operates with two dedicated divisions and has achieved turnover of £30million.


Andrew Collins – Chief Executive Officer

Andy's background is in surveying and he has held a number of senior posts with companies specialising in refurbishing and fast track fit outs.  In 1989 he joined ISG Plc, which specialises in commercial fit outs and refurbishment services, as a senior quantity surveyor. When he left the company in 2004 he held the post of divisional financial director.

Andy became Managing Director of Connaught in June 2004 where he has developed the reputation of the company such that it is now regarded as recognised specialists in the supply and installation of raised access flooring, primarily for commercial offices and Data Centres.