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About Us

Professional Quantity Surveyors


The team at Blade Consulting are Professional Quantity Surveyors working from offices in East Sussex.

The company was founded in 2011 in St Leonards on Sea, near Hastings, to offer a suite of Professional Quantity Surveyor services in East Sussex, Kent, Brighton, West Sussex and surrounding areas.

Blade Consulting provides you with expert:

  • cost control

  • process management and

  • investment protection.

Jon Collins and Darren Dangerfield are Professional Quantity Surveyors and Construction Consultants. They set up Blade Consulting in East Sussex, to serve private and commercial clients, architects, professional clients, consultants, developers, main contractors, subcontractors, builders, funders and financial institutions. They service projects in London and the South East, as well as surrounding counties.

Extensive Knowledge

As highly respected and experienced Professional Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers, both Jon and Darren bring extensive knowledge of all aspects of the construction industry. They have worked in a wide range of sectors and on various types and sizes of projects throughout East Sussex, Kent, Brighton, London, West Sussex and further afield. Over the past 20 years their work has included high specification residential, commercial and local authority.

All clients benefit from their independent insight and expertise gained from working directly on both the client and contractor sides of the industry. Their advice is always based on the most up-to-date market trends.

Flexible Approach

Our expertise in the industry allows our Professional Quantity Surveyors to provide you with a compliant but flexible and responsive approach to even the most complex and cost-dependant projects. We will ensure efficient running and tight financial control.

"Blade Consulting’s expertise in preparing, managing and reporting on all costs is excellent. By utilising their skills we save time and focus on our core work. We highly recommend Jon and Darren for all Quantity Surveying tasks - from initial cost plans for our designs, to schedule of works, alternative options for specifications and full cost control once on site. They are very approachable and have worked with us on new build, refurb and listed building projects."

Bernard Baker, Chartered Architect, RIBA, IMaPS, Baker Architectural 

Why not contact our Professional Quantity Surveyors to chat through your project? We’d be delighted to help.



Our Directors

Jon Collins

Jon began working in the construction industry in 1999, working through the ranks at companies such as Llewellyn in East Sussex, Morgan Sindall in Brighton, Holloway White Allom in London and Warings in Portsmouth.


Prior to founding Blade Consulting Jon was working as a Commercial Team Project Manager overseeing all progress, health and safety, procurement, contractual and commercial aspects of multiple projects.


Jon's vast amount of experience acquired over the last 16 years, both as a Professional Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager, allow him to lead the team in providing a responsive and flexible service to our clients on even the most complicated and challenging projects.

Darren Dangerfield

Beginning his career at Llewellyn in East Sussex in 1996, Darren worked his way to a Commercial Management position before founding Blade Consulting in St Leonards on Sea. Darren has worked for a number of large main contractors including market leaders Laing O'Rourke in Dartford and Holloway White Allom in London.


In 2006, Darren's transition into High Specification Residential projects with Holloway White Allom allowed him to further hone his already extensive abilities, culminating in him being appointed as Divisional Commercial Manager.


Darren’s system knowledge and strong understanding of the industry allow him to lead the team to provide a compliant but flexible approach to your project. As your Professional Quantity Surveyor he always focuses on ensuring efficient running and tight financial control of even the most complex and cost dependant projects.

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    “The Blade team are always willing to go the extra mile and have a great deal of knowledge and experience to offer its clients. Blade have really assisted us on many projects and have assisted us in progressing our business forward with regards to tenders, contracts and accounts. I would highly recommend the services that Blade have to offer”

    - Sarah Clark | Timbercraft UK Ltd

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    “Blade Consulting are a very professional and experienced company and communicated with Southdown very well during the development of our contract. We are extremely pleased with the way that Blade have managed the scheme and Southdown Housing will be keen to work with them again on future projects.”

    - Kevin Donovan | Southdown Housing Association