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Our team

  • Joanne Malecki
    Joanne Malecki
  • Ricky Nelmes
    Ricky Nelmes
  • Adrian Beale
    Adrian Beale
  • Christopher Chappell
    Christopher Chappell
  • Chris Shaw
    Chris Shaw
  • Stanley Chappell
    Stanley Chappell
  • Shaun Pearce
    Shaun Pearce
Joanne Malecki

Jo had built up over twenty-five years’ experience in the building trade when she joined Chappell & Dix in 2011. Since that time, she has taken on the role of Company Secretary and Director and is responsible for ensuring the efficient management of the administration of the Company. Jo’s duties also include managing the company cash flow and providing the support necessary for preparation of the monthly management and year end accounts.


Ricky Nelmes

Ricky joined the Company straight from school in 1997 as an apprentice bench joiner and during his three-year apprenticeship he came third, second and first consecutively in the Institute of Carpenters Apprentice of the Year competition winning numerous other awards along the way.

On completion of his apprenticeship, Ricky very quickly showed his potential as a manager and was soon promoted to the role of joint manager of the Joinery workshop, which he carried out successfully for a number of years.

In his current role Ricky works alongside the construction team providing invaluable advice, expertise and experience to our clients particularly for matters relating to Bespoke Joinery, Kitchens, fitting out and AV. Ricky helps to deliver our projects on time and to budget, ensuring that our clients are kept informed at all times regarding matters relating to budget.

In 2015 Ricky was made a director of the company. His duties include financial matters such as budget forecasting, preparation of monthly management accounts and cash flow monitoring.

Ricky still maintains and active role in the Bespoke Joinery work undertaken by the workshop.

Adrian Beale

Adrian has worked in the construction industry all of his working life, around 40 years. Having left school he gained an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery and by the age of 21 became workshop manager of a local Joinery / furniture company.

Worked in the industry as a joiner / workshop manager for some 25 years before stepping up to site management and eventually contracts management.
Joined Chappell and Dix in 2012 as a contracts manager. Has since become a director and is a valued member of the company`s senior management team.
Adrian has lived and worked in the area all of his life and has earned a reputation with local clients, architects, and local tradesmen for his very high standard of work and attention to detail on numerous projects over many years.
He has carried out projects for Domestic, Local Authority and Commercial clients along with several projects working with Natural England and the Duchy of Cornwall.

Due to his meticulous approach to each and every project he aims to work as part of a team to deliver and strive to exceed client expectations.

Christopher Chappell

The company prides itself on quality of work and this is never more evident than in the finishing trades. As a fully qualified decorator with over twenty years’ experience, Chris is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of these trades in particular. In addition to overseeing a growing team of professional decorators Chris also assumes control for small works that the company undertakes.

Chris Shaw

Chris commenced his career in the building trade on leaving school continuing his studies to achieve the HNC award in building studies. On joining Chappell & Dix Ltd in 1993 as an estimator/quantity surveyor, he soon progressed to taking overall responsibility for the finances of the Company, becoming Financial Director in 2001 and in 2015 Chris became managing Director. In addition to the overall responsibility that he has with this position, Chris still retains a fully hands-on role carrying out quantity surveying and estimating duties.

Chris enjoys meeting new clients and prides himself on exceeding their expectations from the point of initial contact through to completion of every project undertaken by the company.

Stanley Chappell

I once hired a building firm to do some work for me. It was on my first house, an old cottage. I was so disappointed at their quality of work that I dismissed them. I knew I could do a better, more sympathetic, restoration and so I set about doing the work myself in my spare time. When other people, who were in the same position, saw what I was doing, they asked me to work for them so soon, I gave up the job I was doing and took on building work. I was not a total amateur as my father was an expert in old English furniture and I was totally at home with joinery. He taught me well.

Some forty years on, I still have the same appetite for quality. We now employ some sixty plus workforce, many of whom started working for us straight from school, have done a full apprenticeship and have been trained to the highest order. Naturally quality does have its set backs – it is not cheap but, like me, what price do you put on disappointment?

Shaun Pearce

Shaun was born into the construction industry so to speak. His Grandfather, Father and all his Uncles have been skilled tradesmen who all have worked locally.Therefore Shaun is merely following in their footsteps.

With over 35 years experience in the construction industry, Shaun has built up considerable knowledge and experience on a wide-ranging array of projects from Historic to Futuristic and worked with Clients ranging from The Ministry of Defence to English Heritage and almost everyone in between.

He joined the company in February 1997 and was made a Company Director in April 2001. Through his dedicated approach to work, he will help to deliver projects to very high standard and through his integrity he has built long-standing on-going working relationships with consultants, architects and clients alike.