Meet the team
Nicola Bird
Founder and Managing Director, AccXel

Nicola is AccXel’s Founder and Managing Director, as well as Safety and Business Development Director for Bell Contracting and K W Bell Group which specialises in contracting, civil engineering and groundwork operations to the major house building group, whilst constructing their own developments within Bell Homes.

Nicola has a Masters Degree in Construction Safety Management from the University of South Wales, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Leading Business from the University of Gloucestershire.

Natalie Bell
Growth & Partnership Director, AccXel

Natalie has used her legal skills as a qualified Barrister in her construction career to date. Having built a new development region in South Wales in less than two years for Kier Living, with a GDV of £250m, she has expertise in land acquisition, joint ventures, affordable housing and construction.

Natalie is an advocate for women in construction, especially at Board and Senior Management level, and was the Chair of Women in Property South Wales in 2019.

Andy Moule
Head of Education
Andy has worked in construction since leaving school at 16 and engaging on an apprenticeship. He worked as a bricklayer and foreman for twenty years before moving into education. While “on the tools” he worked on new builds, refurbs and heritage projects. Since moving into education Andy has developed his skills and focused on providing fair and robust assessment. He moved into teaching in 2003. For North East Worcestershire College Andy set up both level 2 and 3 construction apprenticeship programmes and was construction manager for several years before moving back to the private sector to set up a specialist construction training company in Birmingham. Andy has worked with CITB in the creation of Construction apprenticeship standards and the development of National Occupational Standards.
Katie Hathaway
Head of Business Engagement & Communication

Katie is AccXels Head of Business Engagement and Communication. Prior to joining AccXel, Katie successfully developed & managed a national portfolio of construction clients at one of UK's most recognised Commercial Contractors for payroll solutions and tax compliance.

Formerly a professional ice skater until a knee injury forced her into early retirement, Katie has achieved fourteen years in Account Management; with ten years’ service dedicated to the UK's largest integrated property services group, Countrywide Plc.

Pete Bell

Pete started with his father Keith in the family firm straight from school aged 16, hod carrying, scaffolding and groundworks. From the age of 19, he was thrust into the role of Supervisor/Manager. With the grounding complete, he took over as Managing Director of Bell Contracting some 25 years ago and has grown the business over those years.

Increasing the client base, developing the skills within the business and having an eye for the best use of technology has been key to success. Training and mentoring talent for the future is a great passion and a minimum requirement for a successful succession plan.

Yvonne Bell
Non-executive Director

Yvonne is a firm believer of women being more than competent in excelling/succeeding in traditional male roles.

She has been a fervent supporter of AccXel and stood beside Nicola when her idea was first mooted. Yvonne has worked in various voluntary roles whilst caring for the immediate family and relishes the chance as non ex-director to stay involved with the next family adventure.

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