Meet the team

Tue December 11 2018

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Meet The Team

Paul Buist Publisher

Paul Buist

CEO, Underwater adventurer, Spartan racer, Photographer & Experience collector, Paul just really loves a challenge! “Impossible” is simply not in his vocabulary. Paul is just as passionate, driven and focused on our growing 13 million global users, as he was nearly 10 years ago, when he started the company with Robert from just three sheets of paper. So far, Paul has delivered The Construction Index platforms to France, United States of America, Canada & India... For those in the used equipment market, he also launched a completely free platform TCiTrader, which is now used in every continent in the world. Paul is also a fully qualified excavator operator, above and below 10 tonnes (Thanks to Autec Construction Training) Tweet us on @TCindex

Phil Bishop Online Editor

Phil Bishop

Phil looks after The Construction Index’s daily news service. He began his career in journalism with New Civil Engineer in 1988 and has specialised in writing about construction, technology and business ever since. You can Tweet Phil @TCI_PhilBishop

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David Taylor Magazine Editor

David Taylor

David is another well-known figure in construction industry journalism, with 25 years’ service writing and editing under his belt. He is a former features editor of Construction News and for many years wrote the popular ‘Sign Off’ column on the back page. With David now at the helm, The Construction Index magazine has by far the most experienced editorial team of any UK construction industry publication, with almost a century of service between them.

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Lisa Russell International Editor

Lisa Russell

Lisa is a highly experienced construction journalist - both in print and on the web. She trained as a civil engineer, before spending more than 10 years on the editorial team of the New Civil Engineer. A pioneer in online journalism, she was launch editor of NCE Plus in 1999, and later managing editor of Emap’s Construction Plus group that also included the websites of Construction News and Architects' Journal. You can Tweet Lisa @TCI_LisaRussell

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Emma Crates Contributing Editor

Emma Create

Emma is another veteran of Emap, having been features editor of Construction News from 2004 to 2008, and written on the built environment for more than 15 years. As well as covering some of the UK’s most prestigious and challenging projects, she has reported on all aspects of the construction supply chain, from design and engineering to the work of specialist subcontractors.

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The Digger Blogger

The Digger Blogger

Via his blog, “Digger” will be reviewing new construction plant & machinery, sharing photo’s, looking at classic construction plant & machinery, blogging on both, site reports & worldwide plant reports. Drop him a line if you have something to share... Email or Tweet him @TheDiggerBlog

Stephen Lambert Senior Designer

Stephen Lambert

Stephen, is a keen car enthusiast, mad Tottenham fan and enjoys staying in shape. Happiest on faraway shores, lounging in the sunshine. Stephen manages the pre-press for The Construction Index. It’s because of his skills, that the magazine looks so great. No task phases him and he works on a wide range of products both on and offline.

Naomi Cunnington Junior Designer

Naomi Cunnington

Naomi is our Junior Graphic Designer & Social Media guru. In her spare time she likes nothing more than chilling by the sea or cruising down the river. Herself and her family have been doing up a boat for 5 years and is hoping this year will be the year it’ll be afloat – about time! Naomi loves finding new and improved ways of doing tasks, she loves a challenge! She’s pretty chilled out but if you ever tick her off, offer lasagne, (it’s her fav).

Johanna Ross General Manager

Johanna Ross

Johanna has been with us for 8 years. She loves a challenge and managing us on a daily basis gives her just that! From all our events management to relocating our head office, Johanna is always on hand to organise and list write when it is needed... When not at work she loves spending time with her son, cruising around in her BMW, travelling and experimenting with a cocktail or three!

Robert Taylor National Sales Manager

Rob Taylor

Outside work Rob is sports enthusiast who in his spare time can be found either on a Cricket field enjoying playing for Trent Bridge Cricket Team the 5 x Nottingham Evening League Winners. On a golf course trying to lower his handicap or at Welford Road watching Leicester Tigers where he has had a season ticket for over 25 years. Along with Paul, Rob worked on the launch of TCi almost a decade ago. He loves nothing more than talking to potential & existing clients about new and exciting methods of advertising across our global platforms.

Tim De-Ats National Business Development Manager

Tim De-Ats

Tim joins us after more than a decade as Group Sales & Commercial Director for Russell Publishing Ltd. Drawing on more than 25 years of business development and sales, he now heads up our New Cambridge City Centre operation and growing sales team. His two daughters keep him both on his toes and indeed motivated to continue offering outstanding service to our clients. Tim enjoys playing golf, watching Bishop's Stortford Rugby club in their rise up the National League with a good pint or real ale and organising his annual village 10K run.

Beth Online Accounts Manager


Lively 21 year old Beth joined our accounts team from the renewable energy sector. This social butterfly is a keen handbag shopper, Audi driver and loves a drink at the weekend.. It’s rumored Jägermeister, causes her legs to buckle like Bambi.. Beth is a regular at her local gym and will be joining us on her the first Spartan Race in September this year. She is super hard working and even has her eyelash technician come to the office as she loves being here so very much...

Christina U Buyer

Christina U

Christina has the unenviable task of buying everything we need. From water to full logistics for magazine production, all completed with complete military precision. Her ability to organize is second to none.