meet the team

Tom Armitage – Managing Director

With over twenty years’ experience in all aspects of groundworks and civil engineering, Tom offers a wealth of knowledge to the YPP team.  Having first set up the business in 2012 with just himself, a labourer and a van, he has grown the business to what it is today; with 50 + staff members and an enviable portfolio or work.  Although Tom is heavily involved with all projects at management level, he still enjoys getting his hands dirty and can often be found on site, operating plant or installing drainage. 

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Kylie Armitage – Company Director

With a career history that includes roles in hospitality, teaching in a correctional setting and a 5-year stint as Deputy Manager at Bradford & Bingley, Kylie brings a variety of skills to the YPP team. 

In her role as Company Director, Kylie plays a vital role within the business, overseeing all aspects of accounts, including financial forecasting, invoicing, payment processing & payroll, in additional to various HR duties. 

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Matt Oxley – Construction Manager

Matt joined YPP in September 2021 having spent 18 years at JN Bentley Ltd, working predominantly in the water utilities sector on some extensive Civil Engineering projects, having held a number of roles such as Site Manager, Project Manager & Contracts Manager.  Heading the Construction, Utilities and Civils Divisions, Matt is responsible for the overall management of all Operations and Commercial contracts. Matt is a Chartered Construction Manager with the CIOB, a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute and also a member of the IET.

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Neil Evans – Operations Manager

Neil joined YPP in spring 2017, when our commercial arm was in its infancy.  Previously Neil had worked for Interserve and Willmott Dixon in Site Engineer/Project Manager roles. 

With BEng Civil Engineering degree and as Chartered Construction Manager with the CIOB, Neil brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Operations Manager, in which he is responsible for the day-to-day management of all our construction sites.

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Ross Banks – Senior Quantity Surveyor

Ross joined YPP as Senior QS in March 2022.  The first 8 years of his career were spent at VHE Construction working for a variety of clients, with projects including highways, landfills, and roads and sewers for housing developments.  During this period, Ross also completed his BSc(hons) in Quantity Surveying Leeds Metropolitan University.  The next 8 years were spent at Mott MacDonald Bentley working for Yorkshire Water on a range of projects, including infrastructure, flood alleviation and sewerage treatment. 

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Jake Kidd – Quantity Surveyor

Having graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2017 with a BSC in Quantity Surveying, Jake joined The HACS Group as a graduate Quantity Surveyor. 

During his 3 years at The HACS Group, Jake learnt his trade and gained valuable experience, whilst working on projects such the as the prestigious Grantley Hall in Ripon and Hornbeam Park in Harrogate.  Jake joined YPP in October 2020 and has become and integral part of the team. 

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