Meet the Team

Meet the Team

By choosing to work with Elan Civil Engineering you will be joining a growing collection of satisfied customers that repeatedly enjoy a high level of service, from planning stages through the construction, completion and handover.

Our hugely experienced management team has a wealth of expertise that we use to make sure our clients get the best possible service, no matter what the size or kind of project it is.

Find out more about our team below.​

Mark Hughes


Mark has over 30 years construction experience and industry qualifications.

For the past 20 years he has both formed and led successful multi-million pound turnover businesses in the sector.

With a strong track record of managing and delivering large scale, time critical projects, he understands the importance of both health and safety combined with client satisfaction.

Mark Heads up the Company Board, driving strategic thinking and group vision.

Glen Butcher

Managing Director

Having started a career on the YTS scheme at 16 years old as an architectural technician for Essex County Council Glen moved on to a QS Assistant role at 17 years old at a family run Groundworks company where he worked for 13+ years.

At the age of 20 years old Glen was promoted to Managing Surveyor with E J Taylor and Sons Limited where he worked for a further 10 years before moving to another medium size Groundworks company, Glen spent most of the 13 years at his second company as Commercial Director before moving to Elan CE in 2016.

Glen has had the privilege to have worked with some extremely talented people in the industry this has helped to develop himself and acquire the required skill set to help Elan CE develop in to a professional, well structured, well managed and successful business.

With an extensive commercial background, since joining Elan CE Glen has undertaken H&S training including IOSH Certification along with leaning and understanding how all aspects of a company operate and is proud to lead the team as a Managing Director of the business.

Glen has been involved with Groundworks since the age of 17 years old, so it is fair to say he now has an extensive amount of experience in all aspects of Groundworks and Civil Engineering.

Dean Butcher

Operations Manager

After graduating from university in 1999 Dean started his career journey at 21 as a trainee, setting out engineer with a large reputable groundworks and civil engineering contractor.

Dean was soon promoted to senior engineer and gained experience working on a number of diverse construction projects with a great team.

In 2003 Dean joined a relatively new business and his experience expanded into contracts management working on Housing, Commercial and Agricultural projects. During this time Dean was a integral part in the development of the company.

In 2009, Dean set up his own business carrying out setting out, topographical surveys, consultancy and design, which became a success, acquiring numerous clients from a great reputation and recommendations.

In 2015 and with vast experience behind him Dean was involved with the Inception of Elan CE and has seen the business grow into a successful, well organised company with a great reputation and fantastic staff.

The definition of ‘Elan’ is professionalism, energy and enthusiasm; these traits describe the company and have driven it to provide a great service and a high quality standard of work.

Adam Bond

Contracts Manager

Adam entered the construction Industry in 2004 when he was 17 years old as a trainee Site Engineer with a large commercial building contractor on the south coast of England. During this time, he studied Civil Engineering at Southampton Solent University part-time whilst developing knowledge on site.

By chance he began a temporary position, which turned into a full time role as an Assistant Site Manager, and he quickly progressed through the ranks within the business.

Adam has worked on many sectors within the industry, from Civil Engineering, Commercial Build, Housing and working within the City of London.

In 2013 Adam moved to Christchurch New Zealand, after being given an opportunity to work as a Survey Engineer for a large Main Contractor in the country after the devastation of the largest earthquake that the country had seen for some time. During his time in the country he surveyed buildings that were within the “red zone” to help manage and record the subsidence and liquefaction in the area.

In 2014 Adam returned to the UK and worked for a local Main Contractor in a Project Managers role, delivering projects for one of the UK’s largest hotel chains from new build to extensions nationally.

Over the years Adam has carried out substantial training and is suitably qualified for his role. SMSTS, IOSH, CSCS, Temporary Works Co-ordinator, Face Fit Testing and Mental Health Awareness to name a few.

In 2018 Adam joined Elan CE as the company’s first Contracts Manager and has assisted in developing and building the business to what it is today, alongside the company’s Director Glen Butcher.