Karen Turton – Director


Karen first started in Building Control in 1989 with North Dorset Council, moving to the London Borough of Hounslow in 1994. Karen was the first woman to be licensed as an Approved Inspector setting up Turton Building Control in 2004 with Lisa Cobley. She has considerable experience in large commercial developments and works throughout England and Wales

Lisa Cobley – Director

BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), MRICS

Lisa has been working in Building Control since 1990 when she joined the London Borough of Ealing. In 1997 Lisa moved to Newark and Sherwood District Council as Senior Building Control Surveyor. Lisa takes responsibility within the company for the residential sector, and has forged important links with local architects and contractors.

Steve Knight – Associate Director

C Build E, FCABE

Steve worked for three years for an architectural practise before joining Newark and Sherwood District Council Building Control in 1986. He spent almost 20 years at Newark and Sherwood, progressing to the role of Principal Building Control Surveyor, before bringing his wealth of experience to Turton Building Control Ltd, joining in 2006. Steve is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and also has a City and Guilds qualification in AutoCAD. Steve operates in both the domestic and commercial markets and has forged links with major clients in both sectors.

Vince Woods – Building Control Surveyor

BSc (Hons), MCABE

Vince joined Turton Building Control in 2007 after working for Newark and Sherwood District Council since 1995 in economic development and the Building Control Section since 2000. Vince deals with a variety of projects within the Midlands area.

James Bosworth – Building Control Surveyor

BSc (Hons), MCABE

James has been working within the construction industry since leaving school. Initially working in construction management whilst gaining academic qualifications. On graduation he worked for a large national contractor as a setting out engineer. He moved into Building Control in 2003, working for a number of local councils. More recently he has taught construction management at a technical college whilst also undertaking site inspections and housing warranty inspections on a freelance basis. James joined Turton Building Control in 2013.

Marti Voce – Building Control Surveyor

MCABE, C Build E

Marti started in Building Control in 2009 at Newark & Sherwood District Council as a Technical Assistant. In 2012 she began her career as a Building Control Surveyor and has recently completed her HND in Construction and the Built Environment. Marti has gained considerable experience in construction techniques and has an excellent knowledge of the area. She has a great rapport with builders and architects.

Ruth Smith – Building Control Surveyor

BSc (Hons), MRICS

Prior to joining Turton Building Control in 2014 Ruth worked at Rushcliffe Council Building Control department for 16 years. Whilst at Rushcliffe she was responsible for the co-ordination of partnerships with a number of public sector bodies. She has considerable experience in both the domestic and commercial sectors.

Julie Tombs – Office Manager

Julie is originally from Nottingham. She has over 30 years of experience in a variety of administrative roles. She joined Turton Building Control in 2006 and is the person that makes sure everything runs smoothly. She is a popular person on the telephone, and is always happy to help.

June Gregory – Admin Assistant

June has worked as an administrative assistant for over 30 years, firstly for a financial corporation in Scotland and then the Civil Service after moving south of the border. June joined the Turton team in 2010.

Michelle Archer – Admin Assistant

Michelle previously worked as an Account Manager for a textile company for numerous years before taking a break to concentrate on being a mum. Michelle joined the Admin Team on 1st March 2017.

Nicola Knight – Admin Assistant

Nicola has previously run her own catering company and also has extensive experience in education. After taking a career break Nicola joined the Turton team in 2018.

Bev Warren – Admin Assistant

George Ward – Assistant Building Control Surveyor

Jasper & Sydney

Ruth with our 2 latest recruits, Jasper & Sydney. 2 very resourceful and tentative trainees, photographed during their staff induction. They are Cockapoos with an immaculate pedigree.