The MARKSON Group is a diversified family business with its roots in construction and property development stretching back to 1975. Second generation development has seen business growth in Bristol & Southampton and also the establishment of a specialist contracting and architectural supplies division in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The Middle East operations are managed by Mark Carpenter, a civil engineer by profession, who has spent the last 30 years managing businesses in the field of manufacturing, marketing & sales of specialist construction chemical products. MARKSON is the sole representative for market leading brands such as:
– Fars al Mazrooei specialising in steel fibre reinforced, high tolerance (DM &FM) laser screed flooring for very narrow aisle applications. VNA forklift trucks enable operators to optimise storage capacity and the efficient retrieval of pallets in high density operations.
– MSA Latchways fall protection range is used around the world on tall buildings and structures as diverse as office blocks, industrial units, leisure and retail complexes, telecommunications towers, bridges and electricity pylons. We are proud to be the specialist registered Partner Company in the Kingdoms of Bahrain & Saudi Arabia that ensures Latchways product quality is matched by equally high standards of installation, certification and maintenance.

The Property Management division is managed by his son Benjamin Carpenter, a Southampton University honours graduate in Mathematics & Finance. The division is investing in the acquisition and refurbishment of properties to either support the activities of the company’s lettings department or to resell.

MARKSON differentiates itself by offering a bespoke personalised Property Management Service that encompasses all the minimum expectations of tenant communication, maintenance, inspections, inventories etc. managed by one dedicated Professional.


Mark Carpenter

Founder & Managing Director

A civil engineer with Sales, Marketing & Business Mgmt experience in UK, Middle East, Singapore and Turkey.
+973 39344710

Ben Carpenter

Estate Manager

Graduated from Southampton University with a double degree in Mathematics and Finance.
+44 (0)7592 518183

Sholto MacTurk

Senior Estate Manager

A distinguished lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the Clifton and Redland markets since 1986.
+44 (0)7850 329591

Joe Harris

Accounts Manager

A Bristolian with a career in Accounts Management for clients & properties in North Bristol.
+44 (0)1179 734588