NBC is only a good as it’s tradesman. We are proud of our team and can vouch their workmanship. We employ people of all skill levels, from experienced sub-contractors to apprentices ensuring they all conform to the NBC work ethic. You will recognise them on site by our uniform and the quality of their work!

We also pride ourselves in being able to offer the majority of trades in house. Form groundwork to plastering, decorating and everything in between; we have someone on the firm that can do it!


Company Founder – Director

Carl, long term East Devon resident,  started in the building trade in 1986 and founded Northcott Building Contractors in 1990. Starting off sub-contracting to larger firms, building everything from driveways and patios to small extensions and even St. Michael’s Church roof in Beer…

Eventually Carl built his first house in 1993 , start to finish completing each trade himself. Over the last 30 years his personal portfolio has grown with increasingly more complex projects managing builds across multiple site. Now office based, Carl manages and advises his team alongside the other NBC managers, but his wealth of knowledge and experience is at the heart of the business, there is little he hasn’t built!

Owner / Director – Project Manager

Tom obtained a 1st Class BSc Hons Degree in Construction Project Management from Oxford Brookes University in 2016. He gained site management experience on No. 3 and 4, St Pancras Square, London before making the permanent move back to Devon. Growing up in Beer, Devon, now living in Bridport, Dorset, the NBC working radius is bang in the middle of his local knowledge base. Tom is passionate about new construction technologies, Eco building and energy efficient homes and has a long career in project management ahead of him.

Director – Accounts Manager

Kelly completed her accounting course in 2017 and has since provided financial management support to a variety of local businesses ranging from construction and trade to a public house. In her role as Director & Accounts Manager at Northcott Building Contractors Ltd, Kelly is responsible for invoicing, financial reporting and business accounts management.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys keeping fit running, walking, cycling and is also a retained Firefighter.


Site Foremen & Associate Directors

Rob and John are our trusted foreman holding the reigns across out sites. Both experts in their respective trades.

Rob worked under various carpenters learning his trade inside and out before coming on with NBC. He was quickly promoted to carpenters foreman due to his keen eye for detail and quality workmanship. He orchestrates work alongside Tom and Carl for the 6+ other carpenters as well as the various other trades entering his sites.

John Anning is a well known local tradesman, perfecting his trade for 25 years. He can turn his hand to all aspects of masonry including stone work, conservation repairs and rendering. He manages his team of 6+ brickies across all our sites from ground works, through block work structures to patios and landscaping on completion.