Symetri Spotlight

Introducing the Symetri Construction Team

Introducing the Symetri Construction Team

The Construction Vision

In 2013, the UK government published the "Construction 2025 - Industrial Strategy: government and industry partnership" report, which sets out its long-term vision for putting Britain at the forefront of global Construction.

2 of the key elements identified in this report as crucial to making this happen were:

  • People - an industry that is known for its talented and diverse workforce
  • Smart - an industry that is efficient and technologically advanced

Eight years after the report was published, Construction output in the UK is more than £110 billion per annum and contributes 7% of GDP. It includes more than 280,000 businesses and accounts for 3 million jobs (10% of total UK employment)***.

In addition, digital transformation is well underway, with the UK leading the world in it’s adoption of BIM practices and the associated technology, mobile field management solutions now commonplace, laser scanning and the advent of the use of VR and AR in Construction.


Why Symetri Construction?

At Symetri, we've always focused on the Construction sector and helping our customers work smarter within this space. However, we now felt it was time to establish a dedicated team to provide additional focus. This team has been set up to deliver technology solutions and services to increase the capability and capacity of all those involved in the construction process.

Real-world Expertise

Our team is built up of experts who come from the core industries they support; they share and understand the construction industry's challenges and are passionate about exploring, assessing and evaluating the many new and varied developments in products and processes taking place in our industry today. So, let's meet the faces behind the expertise...

Meet the Symetri Construction Team

Richard Brayshaw - Construction Business Area Director 

Richard challenges all those involved in the construction process to work smarter. Working as a Business Area Director for the Symetri Construction team, he aims to deliver world-class technology solutions and services which increase the capability and capacity of all those involved in construction.



I'm passionate about sport and travel and, where possible, combining the two. My most recent adventures include snowboarding in the Alps, ultra-running through the Sahara and cycling to Paris.

Steve Rouse - Construction Strategic Account Manager

With the belief that current construction processes squander large amounts of time and money, create unnecessary waste and carry too much risk, Steve is passionate about driving change for improvement throughout the construction process. Having worked with Autodesk solutions for 35 years and dedicating the last ten years to construction, he has a wealth of experience in helping companies implement workflows, improve efficiencies, navigate risk and reduce exposure through adopting digital processes.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching and playing (still) all sports with unfulfilled ambitions to take on a parachute jump and watch the Ashes at the MCG or the Gabba.

Steve Rudge - Construction Technical and Delivery Manager

Having previously worked for Morgan Sindall, Steve has been in a multi-disciplined design and build environment for 24 years. He has a vast knowledge of the problems that can be encountered on projects of all sizes and provides suitable solutions. Steve’s primary expertise lies in the design, construction and management workflow of information and technology requirements to ensure a project meets the full requirements and data is reused through the delivery. Steve acts as the Project BIM manager and information manager for our clients and helps them de-risk and deliver the project to meet the full defined requirements.

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and relaxing with a beer or two whilst watching football. Coming from up North, I also enjoy the rugby league.

Johnathan Ward - Construction Consultant

Having previously worked for Balfour Beatty and with a background in the Construction and Manufacturing industries, Johnathan has gained a detailed working knowledge of the processes and workflow methodologies employed in achieving optimum operational performance. 



Outside of work, I'm a fan of F1 and BTCC (British Touring Car Championships).

Nick Simpson - Construction Consultant

Having previously worked for Skanska and with over 42 years of experience in the industry, Nick's primary expertise centres around MEP design, detailing, design management, on-site construction management and O&M handover. Other specialist skills include CAD, BIM, digital fabrication, office to field instrumentation, DFMA, lean and many emerging digital formats and data schemas. In addition, he has previously managed a CAD team within a Civil Engineering consultancy and set up a remote intelligent 3D modelling capability in the subcontinent. 

My main interests are music and walking. When I'm not working, you will find me creating new playlists and exploring areas I haven’t yet visited.

Rob Torres - Construction Consultant

Having previously worked for Skanska, Rob is an accomplished Mechanical Engineer. He has extensive experience across the full spectrum of MEP consulting and contracting. Having worked for one of the largest and most respected contractors and developers, he offers a rare blend of capability and insight built up within a digital delivery environment. 


Outside of work, I enjoy cycling and like to travel whenever I can.


Tom Rudge - Digital Engineer

Having previously worked for Galliford Try and whilst working onsite for several years, Tom gained his experience in Site Engineering and Management. He worked as the main contractor, guiding supply chain partners on day-to-day site delivery activities. Tom brings this background to the consultant delivery team, allowing Symetri’s clients to benefit from his knowledge of new BIM processes and technology. To further increase his skill set, Tom is currently studying for an MSc degree in BIM and Digital Built Environments to help bring more ideas to the construction division.

Tom has a passion that envisions the future of construction going digital and believes technology will play a large part in daily site activities not too far in the future.

I enjoy keeping myself physically fit and watching football.

Callum Rudge - Construction Application Specialist

Callum is an Application Specialist within the Symetri construction team and is currently acting as a BIM coordinator over many schemes across the UK. He also focuses on the new Autodesk Construction Cloud unified platform to support contractors on their digital journey. Callum is currently studying a level 3 in Construction technologies theory.



My interests are going to the gym, playing football and occasionally watching football games.


Tracy Husbands - Sales Support

Tracy has been in the industry for 14 years, working in customer service and order processing. She also assists with the day to day running of corporate and non-corporate customers,e.g.g, support, order preparation and fulfilment. Her philosophy is to provide a service that exceeds expectations.



I’m hardly ever at home! I love to spend time with my daughter and family. I’ve just taken up roller skating, and amazingly I’m still managing to stay upright. I’m also an amateur musician and play the double tenor steel pan.

Nicole Breeden - Marketing Executive

Nicole joined the business as a Marketing Assistant in 2017 after graduating from university with a degree in English Language & Communications with Journalism. Shortly after, she became a Marketing Executive, which now involves planning and executing campaigns for different business units within the company, one of them being Construction.




Outside of work, I enjoy all things food, fashion and makeup.

Martin GriggsMartin Griggs - Business Development Manager

Martin has been involved in the Autodesk industry for over five years now. He has specialised in the Manufacturing industry but recently moved across to the Construction space as a Business Development Manager. His focus will be driving new initiatives for Symetri to help our customers to work smarter.


I am passionate about football, health and fitness and spending as much of my free time as possible with my family.

Alex Ashman

Alex Ashman - Business Development Manager

Alex is passionate about helping those within the Construction industry understand and make the most out of the technology available to them to maximise their project potential. As a Business Development Manager, he aims to provide excellent customer service and support for organisations looking to achieve and exceed their Construction goals.


I always look to challenge myself where I can, especially within my sporting passions, football and boxing. My most recent achievement within this field was being a part of a charity boxing event in which we raised over £25,000 for Cancer Research.

Matt RussellMatt Russell - Strategic Account Manager

Matt has been involved in the Autodesk industry for two years, primarily working with Symetri’s Architecture and Engineering customers. In 2022, Matt moved to our Construction team as an account manager, focusing his attention on BIM Management services, Information Management services and Autodesk Construction Cloud. Matt's priorities will revolve around meeting ever-changing customer needs and ultimately helping our customers to work smarter.

I am passionate about Football and Formula 1 and have been known to enjoy a pint (or two).

Katie Li - Marketing Co-ordinator

Katie will work alongside Nicole to help implement marketing campaigns for different business units within the company, including Construction.




In my spare time, I enjoy eating out and going on spontaneous trips.

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