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Meet our people

Meet some of our people and find out what they have to say about being part of the VolkerFitzpatrick team.


Beth Shrubsall

Position: Planner

Beth joined VolkerFitzpatrick in July 2016 as a planner. Beth’s role focuses on delivering new initiatives to restructure the way the business plans operational activities, ensuring projects are completed safely, on time and within budget.

Prior to VolkerFitzpatrick, Beth worked as a site engineer before starting her career as a planner for Crossrail Farringdon.

Her experience helped her transition smoothly onto the Anglia Route Collaboration project, where she provides support to Hackney Wick, Blackhorse Road and Cambridge North railway stations.

“The team mentality is my favourite part of working at VolkerFitzpatrick. The people here make it a great place to work.”


Matt Ghinn

Matt Ghinn

Position: Project Director

Beginning his career as an assistant site manager in 2006, Matt now oversees construction in VolkerFitzpatrick, playing a key part in all three of the business’ divisions.

Matt currently oversees delivery of the West Anglia Main Line project where he has a team of project managers reporting to him from the Rail, Civils and Building divisions. He also played an integral part in the pivotal Hornsey project throughout 2012 and 2016.

Prior to working for VolkerFitzpatrick, Matt did not have a construction-related degree. With a focus on developing staff, the business supported him to gain his NVQs to levels 6 and 7. He is now a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

“For me, it’s all about seeing a project come to life from figures on a page to a tangible asset that an end user can enjoy. I enjoy the variety of work here, the group environment and interaction with a wide variety of people.”



Magda Wasielewska

Position: Quantity Surveyor

Magda completed her sandwich year at Trent University with VolkerFitzpatrick. Following graduation she returned to full time employment with the business, working on a redevelopment scheme in Central London.

“I was told by many of my colleagues and family that the construction sector is not an easy one for women to be in, however reality proved otherwise. Businesses like VolkerFitzpatrick are very welcoming, creating opportunities and supporting female staff.

My graduate placement gives me a great sense of achievement, as I’ve had the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects, which have shaped the world around me. VolkerFitzpatrick is very open to suggestions and ideas and always supports me in all that I do. The graduate programme gives you that unique chance to develop your career and end up exactly where you want to be.”



Sam Branston

Position: Senior Surveyor

Sam started working at VolkerFitzpatrick in 2011 as an assistant quantity surveyor. Since then, his role has developed and grown, progressing to a fully-fledged quantity surveyor, a project surveyor, and then a senior surveyor. Sam has travelled across the UK working on depots, in locations such as Edinburgh, Birmingham and Swansea.

“There are so many opportunities granted to you at VolkerFitzpatrick. You’re given plenty of room to spread your wings and develop. The business even sponsored my qualification with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It’s been a lot of hard work, but definitely worth it.”