Chessmann Consulting

Team Profiles

Lee Bishop

Lee Bishop BSc (Hons) MRICS

Managing Director

Lee is the founding member of Chessmann Consulting, and has been Managing Director since the company was established in 1998.

Graduating from Bristol University and qualifying as an Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Lee worked for eight years as a Quantity Surveyor during and after his studies at one of the world's largest firms of Project & Cost Management consultants.

Before establishing Chessmann, for five years he headed the healthcare section as a partner with a Cardiff based firm of Chartered Quantity Surveyors.

Lee has specialised in healthcare developments for over fifteen years. He has extensive experience in low security, medium security and rehabilitation mental health units, and has consulted on the construction of numerous care homes.

Lee's knowledge and reputation in this sector is further evidenced by the fact that he has acted as an expert witness in a public enquiry in relation to healthcare planning uses.

Chris Ford

Chris Ford BSc (Hons) MRICS


Chris joined the Chessmann team as a Director in 2004 having formerly managed Quantity Surveying and Project Management services with a national multi-disciplined practice, based in Bristol.

Chris's broad experience over the years as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager has resulted in him managing numerous landmark building projects across the UK including acting as Project Manager on the first Housing Association Project in the UK to be funded directly by the Treasury.

Chris was also responsible for managing the development of the first digital TV news studios for ITV in the UK.

Chris's expertise is biased towards the education sector having been involved in numerous further education college and university projects, main stream and special needs schools and residential provision.

His extensive experience of primary and secondary health care projects have helped underpin the Healthcare expertise of the Practice.

His wide and extensive construction expertise has resulted in him being appointed to act as expert witness on numerous construction disputes.







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