Meet the Team

Hugh Boyle

Managing Director

Hugh has worked in the tunnelling industry over 30 years and has gained a wealth of experience from 'on the tools' to senior management roles. He has worked on major projects in the UK and abroad. Hugh has extensive experience in pipejacking, shaft sinking, tunnelling & augerboring. Hugh has extensive commercial, estimating and tendering experience in Tunnelling works. 


Sally Gambles

Office & Finance Manager

Sally has worked in administration for civil engineering and tunnelling companies since 1982 and has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in these fields. Sally’s expertise is in book keeping, accounts, accountancy procedures, procurement and supply, and all aspects of office management. 

John Sharkey

Construction Manager

John has worked within the tunnelling industry for over 35 years. John is a competent plant and site manager and supervisor with great depth of experience.


Owen McBride

Operations Manager

Owen has been working within the tunnelling industry for over 16 years. A qualified Civil Engineer, he has gained a wealth of experience from both a client and a contractors perspective on major tunnelling projects throughout the UK, Ireland and most recently in the Middle East. He has been involved in the construction of the Dublin Port Tunnel, Crossrail in London and the Riyadh Metro Project in Saudi Arabia. Owen has extensive experience in pipe-jacking, SCL (NATM), shaft sinking, augerboring and tunnelling using various different techniques.


Aramis Tonks

Commercial Manager

Aramis has 19 years experience in the construction industry in site and managerial roles. Aramis has held positions with major UK corporations, including Tier 1 Civil Engineering Contractors and has recently joined HB Tunnelling from the Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Build project. Aramis’ commercial and contractual experience in civil engineering, utilities, rail, renewable energy and mechanical and electrical industries will add depth and breadth the the capabilities of the HB Tunnelling team.

Shaun Walsh

Project Manager

Shaun has 35years experience in the Civil Engineering & Building industry, having worked his way up from a Junior Engineer through to Senior Management roles. He has extensive knowledge throughout the industry inc Tunnelling, Deep Drainage, RC Structures and Major Housing & Industrial Groundwork Schemes.

Natalie Willis


Natalie has worked as a Buyer & Senior PA to CEO in previous employment for over 9 years within the tunnelling sector. Nataliehas brought a vast knowledge & experience to our team.  Natalie will be responsible for the procurement of all plant & materials in accordance with ISO 9001 & in line with our policy & procedures to ensure that we only have top quality products on our sites.


Andy Fallon

Contracts Manager/Estimator

Andy has worked in the trenchless industry for over 30 years & has an excellent reputation in the industry. He has gained a wealth of experience from working on the tools right the way to Operations Director for Perco ESL. Andy has significant experience in all trenchless & tunnelling works including Pipejacking, Shaft Sinking, Timber Headings, Augerboring, Pipebursting & Slip Lining.

Brian Sharkey

Contracts Manager

Brian has over 30 years experience in civil engineering having worked extensively in the utilities, highways and building sectors. Brian has a diverse knowledge of the industry, developed both from his experience 'on the tools' and as part of senior management teams. His experience extends from tunnelling and trenchless technique, clean and foul water infrastructure installations, through to foundations, general drainage and minor earth works.

Darren Male

Quensh Manager

Darren has over twenty years experience in health, safety, quality and environmental management and implementing management systems in utility and civil engineering companies. Darren is a Chartered Safety Practitioner, Chartered Environmentalist and Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Darren provides advice and support on maintaining high levels of compliance in the business.