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Our Team


Chris Richards

Technical Director

Chris graduated from Northumbria University and went on to gain over 15 years of experience within the construction and engineering industry. He is a professional member of the Engineering Council and a technical member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Chris acts as Design Coordinator and runs the day-to-day operating of the business. In his spare time, Chris enjoys DIY, cooking and spending time with his two children.


Kevin Harrison

Systems Director

Kevin completed his undergraduate studies at Newcastle University and then studied at Durham University postgrad. From a computer science background, Kevin looks after the behind the scenes aspects of the business, including maintaining systems, the website and looking after financial aspects. Kevin is passionate about retro computing and is an avid reader.


Laura Hall

Design Team Leader

Laura graduated with a Master of Architecture from Northumbria University after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Manchester University. Laura is our Design Team Leader and has been involved in numerous private and commercial projects, from concept design and visualisations, to planning and building regulation packages. When not working, Laura can be found exploring historic towns and countryside in her hiking boots.


Ambrose Yuen

Senior Structural Engineer

Ambrose graduated from Newcastle University and went on to gain over 35 years of experience as a structural engineer working on a wide range of projects from bridge design to low-rise housing design. Whilst working for a local council, Ambrose would check building control calculations. This has positioned him well for his current role, he now prepares the calculations for building control submissions.


Mike Cavendish

Structural Engineer

Mike graduated from The University of Liverpool with a B.Eng degree in Civil Engineering, he then went on to to gain an M.Sc degree in Civil & Structural Engineering. Mike has experience carrying out design work for a wide range of construction projects from new build structures to conversions, alterations, extensions and remedial work to existing structures. Outside work, Mike enjoys urban exploration and photography, he also appreciates a good film and frequents the cinema.


Kevin Stephenson

Senior Architect

An ARB registered architect for 20 years, and a RIBA member, Kevin has worked in the profession for 40 years in private practice and local authorities; designing housing, schools, public buildings, and commercial projects from inception to completion, as well as leading on some interesting conservation projects. Kevin enjoys reading history,listening to music. He also has a love of nature and often goes on family walks.


Yves Turmel

Architectural Technician

Yves graduated from Northumbria University with a First Class Honours degree and then went on to gain his Post Graduate Certificate in Interior Design. Yves has experience preparing drawing packages and visualisations for house design and planning applications. Outside of work Yves enjoys travelling; trying to visit somewhere new each year, as well as photography.


Rachel Crooks

Architectural Technician

Rachel graduated from her Part 1 Architectural education at Glasgow School of Art where she received a GIA commendation for her work. Outside of work Rachel enjoys reading and travelling with friends..


Jordan Scott

Architectural Technician

Jordan graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Interior Architecture. He has experience designing residential and commercial spaces. When he's not working, Jordan enjoys traveling and spending his spare time airbrushing and painting cars.


Jo Jamieson

Architectural Technician

Jo Graduated from Edinburgh Napier university with a first class honors degree in Architectural Technologies. Jo has experience preparing planning and building regulation applications for residential and commercial projects. When not working, Jo is an avid surfer and loves to travel.


Caroline Woodward

Project Administrator

Caroline graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in Media Studies with Marketing. She has 14 years of extensive experience working in marketing administration and a wealth of knowledge in the construction industry from growing up with the family business. Outside of work, Caroline's time is mostly spent with her two children. They enjoy their family trips to the Lake District and holiday adventures.


Interested in a career at C.R. Design Services

We are always looking to add talented and passionate professionals to our growing team of Engineers and Technicians. If you feel that you could bring something special to C.R. Design Services, please contact us by using the form at the bottom of the web page and indicate in the project address entry field that your enquiry is regarding recruitment.