Billy Mills

Stewart Nicholson

Associate Director

BSc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying
CSCS Professionally Qualified Person

Stewart has nearly 20 years’ Quantity Surveying experience and has been a full member of the RICS since 2006.

With over 15 years post qualification Quantity Surveying, Employers Agent and Project Management experience,  Stewart has extensive experience in Design & Build; Major Projects Delivery; Social Housing and Office Refurbishments, acquiring key experience in both Education Works and Regeneration Works.

Stewart has developed sound knowledge and experience in working with both public sector and private client organisations and has extensive working experience of both the NEC and JCT forms of contract.

Having progressed from his previous role as a Senior Consultant, Stewart was the Director of Capital Services at NPS Humber Ltd, with responsibility for all Capital Services along with an overview and significant input into the Revenue Services directorate. This furnished him with solid Business Management and Leadership skills in support of his existing Commercial Management and Contract Administration skills.

Stewart’s key successes are:

  • Project Manager duties on Connexin Live (formerly known as the Bonus Arena), a £40m music, conference and events arena, leading a multi-disciplinary team (covering construction, operator procurement and land acquisition). Winner of RICS regional award 2019.
  • NEC Project Manager/Employer’s Agent duties on KREATE, Hull, an £8.2m D&B mixed use rugby stand with hospitality & training suite. Winner of LABC regional award 2014.
  • Employer’s Agent on £16m demolition and new build of East Riding College at St. Mary’s Walk, Bridlington.
  • Winner of RICS National Awards in 2009 for Preston Road Village Centre Expressive Arts Building.

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

Pop Quiz

How long have you been with IPW…?

May 2022

Where have you worked previously?

EC Harris (now a subsidiary of Arcadis) 2001 - 2009. NPS Humber Ltd 2009 - 2022

What do you bring to the team?

Construction industry knowledge, a sense of humour along with a calm perspective on matters!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

John Barnes. Failing that just a standard professional footballer.

Live anywhere, take everything, where would you go?

I love where I am, but I could be persuaded to move to Northumberland (happy holiday memories from childhood.)

What are you most passionate about in life?

Family and a sense of fairness.


Football, Cricket and Rugby (League obviously, living in Hull)

Desert Island disc?

Red Light Spells Danger – Billy Ocean

Go-to dish?

Making: Sunday Roast, Eating: Fish & Chips (I am originally from Grimsby after all!)

Meet the rest of the team

Nick Russell
Nick RussellDirector
Kelly du Preez
Kelly du PreezOperations Director
Tristan Pople
Tristan PopleAssociate Director
Stewart Nicholson
Stewart NicholsonAssociate Director
Elliott Russell
Elliott RussellSenior Consultant
Bryan Beattie
Bryan BeattieHead of Culture
Alan Robinson
Alan RobinsonAssociate
Stuart Shanks
Stuart ShanksConsultant
Jim Kay
Jim KayAssociate
Neill Woodger
Neill WoodgerAssociate
Mubeen Ahmed
Mubeen AhmedConsultant
Jack Powis
Jack PowisResearch Consultant
Billy Mills
Billy MillsVenue Analyst
Tracy Russell
Tracy RussellPA and Office Manager