Meet the talented and experienced team behind our extensive project portfolio


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Richard Bolton, Managing Director

Richard's lifetime passion for engineering led to the opening of his first engineering consultancy in the early 1970s, with a roster of leading clients including ICI and Brunner Mond.

His extensive knowledge in all aspects of construction, coupled with more than 40 years experience in the sector, provides our clients with the reassurance and technical expertise they need. He maintains the role of lead designer and engineer, alongside managing the day-to-day running of the company.


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John Alexander, Drawing Office Manager

John has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, having started in a workshop background as an apprentice on the shop floor in the steel industry. His drive and enthusiasm enabled him to widen his skills, working on an extensive list of projects both in the UK and abroad.

The broad experience and knowledge he brings to the team adds immense value to all our client projects, as well as allowing him to successfully oversee and effectively manage all work through the R&M Bolton drawing office.


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Andrew Kelsall, Senior CAD Technician

Andrew joined the company in 2000, and has more than 20 years of experience and expertise in structural steel work. Highly skilled in all aspects of computer aided design, he keeps the company at the forefront of technological advancements in the field.

Working with applications including Trimble Tekla Structures 3D and Creo Elements 2D, he provides the company with the essential skills required to produce the comprehensive designs our clients require from us.


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Dawn Hatch, PA to the Managing Director

Dawn's exceptional organisational and management skills ensure that our business runs efficiently behind the scenes for our staff, as well as for our clients.

As well as her role as the personal assistant to the managing director, Dawn is responsible for ensuring that key aspects of our operational functions are managed effectively. From company accounts and credit control to invoicing and archiving, Dawn's broad remit ensures that the company continues to maintain the high standards of administration that our clients have come to expect from R&M Bolton, perfectly complementing the output of our drawing office.