MJ Abbott

Our team

Get to know our
management team

Mick Regan

Managing Director

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Mick heads the senior management team in setting the overall strategy for the business, and making sure we stay ahead of the field in all the market sectors in which we operate.

In addition to his strategic responsibilities as Managing Director, Mick is in charge of day-to-day operations across the company, a role he first fulfilled as Operations Manager on the retirement of Michael Abbott in 2005.

Mick joined the company in 2000, starting out as Site Manager on one of our most prestigious projects, construction of the new golf course at The Grove in Hertfordshire.

Besides his operational duties, Mick is also responsible for health and safety across the company, and holds the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.

Mick was appointed as a director in March 2010 and Managing Director in July 2021.

Adrian Abbott

Technical Director

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Adrian’s main role is to ensure all our installations operate correctly, with involvement at both the design and commissioning stage. He also supervises technical aspects of our workshop and electrical departments, and procures our plant and vehicles.

Adrian holds the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.

Adrian joined the company in 1989 after attending Rycotewood College in Oxfordshire and a short period working for a plant hire firm.

Jonathan Abbott


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After leading the company as Managing Director for more than 15 years, Jonathan took on a new role in July 2021 leading the sales team at director level, including responsibility for the company’s exclusive distributorship of the Funke HS Pipe drainage system, as well as providing guidance to the board on contract and strategic matters.

Jonathan joined the company in 1990 after studying engineering at university, and completed his MBA by distance learning while juggling responsibilities for a young family and managing the company’s accounting and finance functions.

Jonathan was appointed as Managing Director in 2006, on the retirement from day-to-day operations of our founder, Michael Abbott.

Steve Briggs

Contracts Director (Golf)

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Steve heads our golf contracts team, and has extensive experience of the golf construction industry.

Steve has been with us since our first forays into the golf market back in the mid 1990s, and has been instrumental in our development into the UK’s leading golf construction company.

Steve is a keen golfer and only wishes he had more time to take advantage of the opportunities which arise when we work on some of the UK’s finest golf courses.

Steve was appointed as a director in March 2010.

Ben Burt

Workshop Manager

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Ben is our Workshop Manager, and along with his team is responsible for keeping our extensive fleet of plant, machinery and vehicles at work or on the road.

Ben joined the company in 1997, so knows our plant and machinery intimately and in the event of a breakdown is always able to come up with a solution to get the machine back to work as soon as possible.

Nathan George

Contracts Director (Sport)

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Nathan heads our sports contracts team, with main responsibility for sports turf and drainage projects.

Nathan joined our drawing office in 1994 at the tender age of 21, and has assumed prime responsibility for irrigation and drainage system design within the business.

Nathan also takes responsibility for our marketing.

Graham Humphries

Contracts Director (Landscape)

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Graham heads our landscape contracts team, but also lends his expertise to golf, sports turf and drainage projects.

Graham started out as an assistant in our drawing office in 2004. He has a great aptitude for assimilating the latest technology, and has been instrumental in introducing satellite-assisted surveying and setting-out techniques to our operations.

Andrew Leah

Finance Director

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Andrew is our Finance Director, with responsibility for overseeing our busy and ever-growing finance department. His primary responsibility is the strategic and financial management of the business.

Andrew joined the company in 2005, after qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant. In the intervening period he has played a pivotal role in the expansion of the business, and has put in place robust internal controls.

He is responsible for continuous improvement of our ERP system to enhance reporting and make it consistent across the group.

Andrew was appointed as a director in December 2014.

Jim Price

Contracts Director (Irrigation)

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Jim heads our irrigation contracts team, and also takes responsibility for surveying and setting out across the majority of our projects. He also manages our irrigation maintenance and repair division.

Jim joined us as a site supervisor in 2003, and quickly progressed to become an indispensable member of the contracts team.

Jim ensures that irrigation and drainage projects are completed accurately, to programme and to the customer’s complete satisfaction – no mean feat when you realise he may be looking after more than ten projects at the same time!

Nigel Pritchard

Purchasing/Direct Sales Manager

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Nigel has two main roles – he is responsible for our procurement of products and materials, and he is also in charge of our direct sales division.

Nigel joined us in 2008 to set up our direct sales operation, after a long career with a large national pipe and drainage products distributor. He brings over 30 years’ experience to the role.

Nigel is committed to developing the company’s position as a supplier of specialist products for the civil engineering, construction, agricultural, sports & recreation, and holiday & leisure markets, offering quality products that offer features and benefits and long term cost savings for sewage, drainage, water, and storage.

Nigel is well known for his infectious enthusiasm, and he will always put the customer’s requirements first no matter what obstacles our suppliers may put in his way!

Adrian Riggs

Contracts Director (Water, Wastewater & Civil Engineering)

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Adrian heads our water, wastewater and civil engineering departments, with prime responsibility for design, management and coordination of our local contracts while also providing technical assistance to help resolve breakdowns.

Adrian has been with the company since 1997, starting out on site and then moving into the drawing office and contracts management.

Over the past few years our water, civil and sewage engineering divisions have been growing steadily, due in no short measure to Adrian’s enthusiasm and desire to give outstanding service to his customers.

Jules Simmons

HR & Office Manager

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Jules’ principal role is running our contracts office, giving secretarial, administrative and managerial support to the contracts team. She also takes responsibility for our HR processes.

Jules joined us in 2010, from a long-standing role as Office Manager in the local office of a national construction firm. They re-located, and Jules came to work for MJ Abbott.

Jules ensures that our contracts team get their estimates and tenders completed on time, which is a vital role in securing our pipeline of future contracts.

In her role as HR & Office Manager, Jules is responsible for a wide range of support functions within the office.