Our People

…are exceptional, from directors and managers to stone masons, site operatives and sub contractor partners. As a company we operate as an Employee Ownership Trust.
Collectively and individually we understand the important role we play in preserving our heritage and together the whole team facilitates exceptional quality and value for money, and consistently delivers schemes that surpass expectation. Our people, their experience and our transparent approach and passion have got us to where we are today and continues to underpin everything we do.

Board of Directors


Adrian Paye

BSC (Hons)

From a family of stonemasons, Adrian Paye is the founding director of Paye Stonework & Restoration Limited.
Over the past thirty five years under Adrian’s direction and guidance the company has conserved and repaired over two thousand buildings which are either historically listed or classed as scheduled ancient monuments including six UNESCO world heritage sites.
He often acts as a sub-consultant to various structural engineering, surveying and architectural practices assessing the condition and best approach to conserving and restoring historic buildings.
Adrian’s role at Paye involves acting as a mentor for the company’s next generation of conservation experts both in the craft of stone masonry and as conservation specialists.
As a skills assessor for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust for the past eight years, Adrian is proud of the opportunity to support the work of the Royal Warrant Holders Association in developing the next generation of skilled crafts people and preserving our historic built environment.


Paul Newsam

BSC (Hons)

Paul Newsam graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Civil Engineering.

He gained specialist experience in a wide variety of structural repair methods before specialising in the repair of historic facades.

Paul joined Paye in 1993, was appointed a Director in 1995 and held the position of Managing Director until 2018.


Matt Kember

MSC Conservation

Matt Kember joined Paye in 1994. He was made a Director in 2008 and Managing Director in 2018.

His experience includes the conservation and repair of many important historic buildings including the award-winning conservation of Hoares Bank, the Lutyens Reuters Building on Fleet Street, Ypres Tower, Bodiam Castle and Pugin’s former home The Grange in Ramsgate.

Matt works to ensure that the company’s reputation for providing well managed high-quality projects is maintained.


Robert Greer


Robert Greer joined the company in 1996 from a main contracting background.

He has over thirty years’ experience and was responsible for the company’s projects at the Royal Opera House, BBC Broadcasting House, Royal Albert Hall and The Tower of London.

Robert is also responsible for implementing the Environmental Policy and the training of skilled craftsmen. He was appointed as a Director in 2008


Dominic Peachey

BSC (Hons)

Dominic Peachey joined Paye in April 2005 after completing a degree in Construction Management at UMIST.

Promoted in 2018 as Contracts Director, he is responsible for the successful delivery of several live projects as well as the management of the delivery teams.

Dominic’s vast experience covers all fields of expertise, from new build, restoration, and conservation to facade retention schemes.


Martin Harvey

BA (Hons) ACA

Martin Harvey qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 and has over 30 years’ experience in both practice and industry.

Martin joined Paye in 1997 and was appointed a Director in 2003.


Graham Staple

Graham Staple started his career on the tools, after completing a diploma in building.

After 10 years practical experience, in masonry and restoration he joined Paye in 1993.

Graham currently manages and trains our current team of Estimators and was made Estimating Director in 2015.

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