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John Kernohan

John Kernohan

Managing Director

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John Kernohan

Managing Director

John joined Rocklyn in 2018 and is a qualified accountant. John has extensive experience at Board level and in the development of businesses across the UK and Ireland. John is responsible for delivering the Rocklyn strategy and overall company performance.

Outside work John, who is a keen rugby fan, enjoys family life and participating in both golf and tennis.

Ben Stephenson

Ben Stephenson

Commercial Director

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Ben Stephenson

Commercial Director

Ben has over 25 years’ experience in the design and build sector of the construction industry. He joined Rocklyn in 2010 and is the Commercial Director. As a Quantity Surveyor Ben develops costed proposals for client projects and leads the tendering team.

Ben has a keen interest in sport particularly rugby and tennis.

Gareth Howe

Gareth Howe

Sales Manager

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Gareth Howe

Sales Manager

Gareth has been with Rocklyn for 20+ years and during this time has witnessed the company's transformation from engineering company to its current form. Gareth has extensive experience over several business functions including estimating and bid management, project management and delivery.  In addition to his role as Sales Manager Gareth coordinates the companies Health and Safety functions.

In his spare time Gareth is a dedicated husband and father and enjoys cycling, running and following football.

Tony Hopwood

Tony Hopwood

Business Development Director

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Tony Hopwood

Business Development Director

Tony is Business Development Director based out of Plymouth. He has over twenty years of experience working in the property and construction sector and covers Rocklyn’s business development and account management activities throughout England.

Tony is a keen sports fan and enjoys rugby, football and enjoys regular exercise.

Leeanne Balmer

Leeanne Balmer

Sales and Office Support

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Leeanne Balmer

Sales and Office Support

Leeanne is the sales and office support for Rocklyn and joined the company in 2017. This multi-faceted role is key to the operation of the business and suits Leeanne’s aptitude for detail.  

Outside of work Leeanne enjoys a busy home life and splits her time between family and keeping fit.

Patrick McCormick

Patrick McCormick

Project Manager

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Patrick McCormick

Project Manager

Patrick first joined Rocklyn in September 2015 as a placement student and had some responsibilities for procurement and assisting technical sales.  After graduating in Mechanical Engineering Patrick rejoined Rocklyn in 2020 in a project management role.

In his spare time Patrick is an avid sports fan – follow both football and basketball.  He also still plays for his local football club and enjoys long evening walks with his dog.

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