Meet the Team

The members of our team are below:

Neil Archer

Managing Director

Neil is Managing Director of Arch Construction Limited and been in the construction industry for over 20 years. The company is recognised as leader in its field providing a wide range of services, either as main contractor or specialist sub-contractor in civil, ground work and other complex building projects. Projects include public sector building for schools, hospitals, public buildings, large scale landscaping and complex civil engineering works including railways and utilities.

Within the private sector he handles small and large projects in high value residential, commercial and industrial developments. Both Neil and his team are sought after for their specialist sub-contracting skills providing high quality work and completing projects ahead of schedule and within budget. Neil brings significant practical experience to UK Flood Defence Limited and understands how best to utilise the ‘big bag’ product to gain the best result.


Roger Patey


Roger brings a wealth of senior management experience to the team having successfully launched and managed several media businesses over the past 30 years. Roger is currently carrying out consultancy work in Media and is Non -executive director at Sedcom Limited an IT outsource business, consultant at Oculus a new software product for the construction industry and now UK Flood Defences Limited.1976/1988 Patey, Doyle Publishing Limited, a start-up launching many B2B successful magazines and events prior to sale to Maxwells MCC PLC.

Became CEO of Maxwell Business Communications Limited (MBC) 1988 to 1992 where the group was successfully re-structured. Employed 1100 people and turned over £55m Lead player in the team who raised £55m to buy MBC in 1992. Launched Optima Data Intelligence in 2004 with buy and build strategy and raised £3m through VCT. The company sold to lead competitor. In 2010 raised EIS funding to launch i4info Limited an online media and consultancy business.


Denya Archer

Office Manager

Denya is the daughter of the founder and Managing Director of UK Flood Defences Ltd, Neil Archer. Denya has been working within her fathers construction company for the past twelve months focusing on the general management and day to day activities of the business. With the inception of UK Flood Defences Ltd, Denya has been working closely with the other members of the team to establish and build the business from its infancy. Denya brings a strong passion for business development, IT and marketing to the team having previously worked for an international marketing and media business in the Middle East. Denya is responsible for the commercial development of the business.