Meet our team

The team at Workspace Design & Build have an unrivalled reputation for successfully delivering our client’s aspirations for innovative, stylish and effective work spaces. We approach every project with a can do attitude, produce great creative ideas and have a genuine passion for achieving the right results every time.

Russell Davis

Managing Director


Russell has worked within the fit-out industry for more than 25 years. Since 2004 he has been leading the sales process and also the construction management team for Workspace Design & Build, which he founded with David Barfield.

David Barfield

Finance Director


David has worked within the construction industry for approaching 30 years. Since 2005 he has been leading the financial side of the business for Workspace Design & Build, reuniting with Russell Davis with whom he had previously worked with for a Midlands PLC fit out contractor.


Our Manchester Team

Lauren Roberts
Head of Marketing and PR
Marta Bator-Purska
Interior Designer
Debbie Dixon
Office & HR Manager
Mark Worsley
Aftercare Manager
Hiten Solanki
Finanace Manager
6 Administrators
6 Site managers
3 Site based ops
3 Quantity surveyors
5 Contracts managers
2 Estimators

Our Midlands Team

Shaun Smith

Associate Director


Prior to joining Paragon, his most recent role before Workspace, Shaun worked for the MoD as a Project Manager on civil and refurbishment schemes across multiple sectors and disciplines, including hospitals, residential, leisure, retail and workshops.

Mike Puttick

Associate Director - Contracts


Mike Puttick joined Workspace in November 2017 as a Contracts Manager. Stepping into the role of Associate Director in 2019 Mike focuses on managing and overseeing all current projects from an operations standpoint.

Richard Barsby

Associate Director


Richard Barsby has 30 years of experience working alongside main contractors and also as lead building services manager. Previous clients include: JLR, Loughborough university, Ford, University college London and Here East.

Daniel Davis

Account Manager


Daniel joins Workspace after 23 of service at CPS Interiors in Loughborough where his role was focused on business development and commercial management. Over the years, Daniel has been exposed to all elements of the fit out industry, making him the best point of contact for clients in the Midlands.