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Twenty Five Head Office and Team

Meet our friendly management team

Over one hundred and fifty years experience in the construction & fit out industry.. (between us!)

Ian R Hildreth FCIOB  AssocRICS
Managing Director
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Stuart Sey MCIOB
Contracts Director
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Sarah Wetton FInstAM
Commercial Director
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Starting his career as an apprentice joiner, Ian progressed through the ranks to MD of a national fit out business. He maintains a focus that the "customer always comes first" and takes pride in a team approach.

"Twenty Five" is acknowledgement to Ian's lucky number, a reminder of the 25p pocket money he received each week as a child which was immediately spent on a dinky car.

Still a "petrol head" Ian holds a National Cat A licence and owns two classic escorts.. so don't start a conversation about cars, or you won't get any work done!

A technically competent and sure footed individual with a passion for quality work and a trusted delivery; Stuart may be quiet but what he says is worth listening to!

From craning escalators through atrium roofs on London's Oxford Street, to the required trained eye for fine minute inlay detail, Stuart is always up for a challenge.

Stuart can be found most weekends in his "man cave" hand crafting exquisite joinery pieces to be sold in the luxury lifestyle stores of Mayfair.. whilst avoiding his household of females!

Sarah has worked in the construction and fit industry for over 20 years providing strategic level support in the day to day running of the business, supporting client relationships and it's quoted that she is one of the "best contracts managers about"!

Sarah provides eloquent support in "making it happen". Set her a task, and you can consider it done.


As a keen classical historian and amateur archaeologist, Sarah says she enjoys working with old fossils...

Ross Cleary
IT Consultant
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Ross is the guru of everything IT and developing our innovative cloud based intranet hub, creating an efficient and effective portal for the seamless running of the business, both at head office and from site.

The experience Ross has brought to Twenty Five reflects his successful career in developing company processes and systems throughout the world... and there's now no need to "turn it off and turn it on again"!

When he's not geeking about with a mouse, Ross can be found with a four iron in his hand taking in the fresh air of the golf course.

Chris McLaren
Compliance & HR Advisor
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Chris has a respected and proven wealth of experience in delivering and securing company accreditations, alongside over twenty years in the field of construction & building services, training and HR.

His vivacious, enthusiastic personality lights up any office from the minute he walks through the door, although his cheesy jokes leave a lot to be desired!

Chris gives up is weekends providing his gardening expertise to elderly neighbours which he compares to his HR and mentoring role, nurturing acorns into great oaks.. 

Samuel Alexander ACIM
Business Development Manager
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Samuel is the youngest in our office team and the brains behind all things marketing and sales!

This, combined with his experience in advertising, marketing and business development means he is always on the look out for the next interesting and challenging projects for the Twenty Five site teams to undertake.

Sam enjoys the finer things in life; good food, whisky and cars... hence our new 5mph sign in our car park!

Michael Braithwaite MCIOB
Local Works Manager
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Kelly Hughff
Office Manager
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Richard Ashford
Account Director

Michael heads up our Local Works division overseeing projects and facilities maintenance in the York, Leeds and Harrogate region.

As a time-served joiner and having undertaken local works management for the last twelve years, Mike has built an excellent relationship with local businesses, schools, universities and government offices and has a great team of trades to attend both emergency and planned projects!

Mick's CV shows an interest in keeping fit and holds a level 6 NRSWA Street works… although we were pleased to find out the latter is not some form of contemporary dance..?

Kelly is our dedicated Office Manager responsible for providing crucial administrative support and ensuring the seamless operation of the business.

With a career spanning two decades in the world of finance, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. Her keen attention to detail and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset in maintaining the day-to-day operations of our office and Kelly is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure our office functions smoothly.

...And when we say "go the extra mile", we mean it quite literally, with Kelly's dedication being so remarkable that she decided to live opposite the office!

With a successful 42 years’ experience in the Fit Out and Construction industry, Richard began his career as an Apprentice Joiner, excelling in CITB courses right from the start.


Throughout Richard’s journey, he continues to excel in leading and delivering high quality retail fitout projects, collaborating with esteemed clients such as Hana Group, Harrods, Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Stella McCartney. All done with an infectious sense of humour.


When he’s not immersed in the world of construction, you'll find Richard indulging in his love for Motorsport, particularly Rallying, ….obviously as No 1 supporter of Twenty Five’s own rally team!

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