The team

Andy Hammerton

Building Services– Contracts Director

Andy started his career after leaving school as an Apprentice Carpenter at Vear in 1983, at which time the company was known as Bryan Vear Builders Ltd.
He progressed through the ranks of Site Foreman and Site Manager over a period of 15 years before being made up to Contracts Manager. Andy was then formally made a Director of Vear Building Services Ltd in 2010 where he has held the position up to the present day.

Andy is a very keen fisherman and enjoys the outdoor life, whenever possible seeking out places with no Wi-Fi and poor phone signal.

Clive Allen

Building Services – Group Commercial Director

With an extensive employment history in the Private Sector spanning numerous commercially oriented roles for Clients and Main Contractors, Clive has a keen eye for figures and this experience underpins his wider role within the business heading up the commercial functions at Vear Group.

Aside from work and his self confessed ‘passion’ for spreadsheets, Clive is a keen aspiring amateur kickboxer and photographer and enjoys spending time with his family.

David Ward

M&E Services – Contracts Director

David Joined the Vear Group as a Senior Contracts Manager in Aug 2009, Following the loss of his own company due the 2008 recession, bringing with him his 35 years of experience in the HVCA industry, which began as a sheet metal fabricator/welder Apprentice, rising up through the ranks with various HVAC companies to the position of Managing Director. In 2014 David was pleased to accept James’s invitation to join him as a Director of Vear M&E, with a remit to be responsible & manage the Commercial department.
“I have always, even from a young age, held the belief you should take your opportunities as they arise, The Building Service industry has provided many, it is always evolving , through design & innovation, & every day we are constantly learning & developing new applications to provide better solutions.”

David is a Keen Sailor & amateur Golfer, who’s enthusiasm for the game is not matched by his handicap, in his younger days, played Football & rugby, these days participation is limited to being an appreciative spectator. He is devoted to his Family, becoming a Grandfather in 2016, The Bucket list is still growing, with several major one’s already achieved, sailing solo across the channel, climbing Kilimanjaro in 2013 , if and when Retirement beckons he plans on becoming a R.E.D ( Retired & Extremely dangerous )

James Child

M&E Services – Director

James commenced his employment at Vear Group as an apprentice HVAC engineer at the tender age of 16. Having gained MEP Services qualifications over 3 disciplines and serving nearly a decade on tools, spent a period away from the company to gain experience elsewhere. It was not long before MD Tim Waters brought him back to the company to head up the Maintenance Division. Reluctant at first to give up the tools, James has not looked back since having taken up a role as Senior Contracts Manager to Senior Group Director.
“I thought at the time it was a waste giving up the tools, however having continued in the world of DIY in recent years, I think Tim was trying to be kind to me”.

A devoted family man married with two children, has an interest in nearly all sports mainly (Cricket & Football) and a lifelong fan of Southampton FC. Despite an extremely busy schedule James will be seen enjoying a few well-earned beers down his local on a weekend, especially Sunday afternoon which he refers to as ‘my religion’.
Loves hitting the slopes for some skiing in the Winter!

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