who we are

JB Associates is a construction consultancy based in the south of England. Founded in 2002, the company continues to expand, not only in office space and team members, but within our client base and through the range services we provide. Now able to cater to any client’s needs, we are a one-stop-shop for anything and everything construction related and we can provide a tailored Building Services Consultancy service.

We are aware that no two projects are the same. We like to take the creative approach; thinking logically but simply, efficiently but differently. Our many collective years of experience in the construction industry has led to an excellent combination of skillsets, yet we lack the impersonal element that same larger companies exemplify. At JB Associates, we will work closely with our clients for the entire life-cycle of a project.

All of our project managers, M&E designers, CAD technicians and quantity surveyors offer this creative, tailored approach to their projects. Our philosophy is to work alongside our clients, integrating our staff wherever possible with the client’s own team and forming this strong relationship.

We also pride ourselves on being able to respond to a challenge without pre-fixed ideas or one-fits-all template ‘solutions’. Our clients commission us because they know we use sound judgement and will tackle unique or complex tasks by utilizing our experience and expertise to get the job done.

Julian Butler

Julian Butler

Financial Director

Julian is a professionally qualified quantity surveyor with extensive experience in senior management roles. He is involved in all areas of contracting from tender evaluation through to final account and settlement, working for a number of prestigious clients across a variety of sectors. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, including the Oncology wing at Reading Hospital, new cruise terminal buildings in Southampton and a number of schemes at various MoD sites.

Julian is also JB Associates’ financial director, overseeing financial, HR and administrative matters for the company.

Julian founded the company in 2007. Prior to that, he was a Commercial Manager responsible for a £12 million contracting business.

Ashley Buckland

Ashley Buckland

Managing Director

Ashley has extensive knowledge and experience of mechanical and electrical building services and manages multiple high profile contracts for prestige clients. As JB Associates’ Managing Director, he also oversees the company’s operations, with a particular focus on staff training and development.

After joining the industry in 2001 as an apprentice electrician, Ashley enjoyed a long and successful career with NG Bailey, working his way up through the company and gaining a BEng (Hons) in Building Services. He managed all aspects of NG Bailey’s Engineering Building Services division for the South of England, controlling an annual turnover of up to £10 million and overseeing a large team of project managers, quantity surveyors and site engineers.

Ashley joined JB Associates as director at the beginning of 2014 where he has successfully managed high profile projects for the MoD and been appointed to framework contracts with blue chip clients in the commercial sector.