Looking to strengthen its position in the south of Derbyshire, Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP) has appointed Simeon Cornes to the role of Building Control Team Leader for the company’s Derby office.

Simeon brings more than 30 years of experience to the role which will see him ensuring that building regulations are met by developers of commercial and residential properties in Derby City, Amber Valley and Derbyshire Dales.

He has a strong background in building control, having previously held a senior building control surveyor position at East Staffordshire Borough Council. He began his career as a YTS Technician in Building Control within Local Authority moving up the ranks to his current position, including time within Derby City as a Building Control Surveyor.

Simeon joins DBCP’s 15-strong of building surveyors covering Derbyshire. He explained: “I am passionate about ensuring that buildings are safe and fit for use and it’s a job that can’t be done in isolation as you need the resources and skills of a wider team. It was the support network behind DBCP that attracted me to both the role and organisation.”

DBCP is the recommended building control service provider in Derbyshire and is responsible for ensuring that all new construction, conversions, alterations and extensions are built to a minimum standard and meet certain health, safety and welfare standards.

He added: “Building regulations are constantly changing as developers push and question building design which is why having the support of a wider team is so important. Between the wider team there is nothing that we haven’t encountered – from historic listed buildings, to grand design homes and industrial units.”

Simeon is the latest new appointment for DBCP which was formed in 2017 following the merger of six established Local Authority Building Control Services from Derby City Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, North East Derbyshire District Council, Bolsover District Council and Amber Valley Borough Council.

Outside work, Simeon who lives in Hilton in Derbyshire and is married with two children, enjoys walking and is restoring a 28-year-old Mini with his son in his spare time.

His appointment reflects the company’s ambitious expansion plans across the county. It is currently recruiting across both its offices in Derby and Chesterfield.