A Founding Director of Godwin Group, Richard has over 35 years’ experience in strategy development, operations and capital raising across a broad range of industries and geographies. He previously held senior roles in retail banking at NatWest and in a number of management consultancy firms including KPMG’s Performance Improvement Practice. He is an associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Andrew has held senior appointments within GKN PLC and was a senior management consultant with Saatchi & Saatchi. As a venture capitalist with Capital Ventures, he raised equity finance for property and other businesses. He was a Director of the Commission for the New Towns, managing land and property inward investment offices domestically and internationally. Over the last 20 years, he has put together equity and debt packages for property companies and was a partner with Beer & Partners, the private equity firm.
Co-founder and Director of Godwin Group, Stephen has over 20 years of experience in property and oversees teams across London, Birmingham and Nottingham. He manages the business’ pipeline of upcoming schemes through UK land & property acquisition, seeing projects from purchase through to completion. Stephen’s varied experience spans from large BTR & PRS developments to retail parks and retail centre developments. He has delivered impressive large mixed-use schemes with blue-chip tenants in major cities across the UK. Stephen has also lent his wide-ranging expertise in development management to a number of funds to advise on their property portfolios. He is proud to be instrumental in bringing high quality schemes to fruition. He is also on the board of 2 property and construction networking organisations.
A Director and Co-founder of Godwin Group, Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in all sectors of the property industry with a detailed knowledge of development management, land acquisition, development and exit strategy. He works with both the private and public sectors identifying and delivering schemes across the UK for BTR, PRS, affordable homes as well as grocery and roadside retail, working with clients such as Lidl, EuroGarages, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, McDonalds, BurgerKing, Subway, Coop, and many others. He is also supporting a number of institutional investors to develop and deliver the opportunities that create long term stable returns on capital.
In September 2021, Stuart was named West Midlands Leader of the Year 2021 as well as Company Leader (up to 100 employees) by The Business Desk.
Property Board Chairman
Owen was the Chief Executive Officer of Harworth Group PLC from August 2010 to October 2020. He has more than 27 years’ experience in the remediation and development of brownfield land and low carbon energy development. He has also held previous executive roles with Peel Group, Black Country Properties and Viridor. Owen led the team who listed the Harworth Group on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 after it was de-merged from UK Coal Group in December 2012. In doing so he established Harworth as one of the UK’s leading master developers of brownfield land creating places where people want to live and work. Owen served as a Non-Executive Director of Covanta Holding Corporation, a global provider of waste management services in the USA from September 2018 to December 2020 prior to stepping up to become President of Covanta Europe in January 2021. He is a former Board member for the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and the current Chair of the British Property Federations Regional Policy Committee.
Advisory Board - Construction
Prof. John Nolan is the President of the Construction Industry Council, a past President of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Fellow of both that Institution and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at the University of Birmingham and he is a Chartered Engineer with over forty years experience in the construction industry. He has been responsible for projects in excess of £300 million.
Property Board – Construction
Steve has over 40 years experience of working in the construction industry for both national and regional contractors where he has held senior positions. Trained as a Quantity Surveyor before then taking Regional Director roles in business development, Steve has spent the last 8 years with Winvic Construction Ltd managing the development of retail projects and developing its medium and high rise residential construction portfolio before joining Godwin Developments as Construction Director.
Property Board – Development and Construction
Ken is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has been in the construction industry for over 40 years. He was a Senior Partner in Gleeds International Management and Construction Consultancy and he worked on commercial and residential property projects totaling in excess of £100 billion. His expertise is extensive including project, contract and cost management services, and funding.
Property Board - Public Sector Relations
Jon has 40 years’ experience in local government, the public and voluntary sector. Jon served 32 years at Nottingham City Council, 16 of which as Council Leader responsible for community safety, property and finance management, transport, neighbourhood and city centre regeneration and economic development.
Prior to becoming Council Leader, Jon completed an MBA (Public Services at INLOGOV) and worked as an Urban Regeneration Consultant and Housing Development Officer.
Jon has chaired Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Police Authority, served on East Midlands Regional Development Agency, Nottingham Primary Care Trust, D2N2 LEP, The East Midlands HS2 Program Board and for over 20 years chaired the Renewal Trust, a local community development trust.
Property Board - Construction
Richard has over 35 years experience in construction and property development. Trained as a Quantity Surveyor working for contractors in various sectors, he progressed to hold the main board position at William Davis Ltd for 14 years, leading the residential contracting division. Richard works on the Godwin Advisory Board assisting with a range of projects – from residential to commercial
As Managing Director, Matt works across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors to deliver high-quality developments across the UK. Focused on growing our future pipeline, he leads our core acquisitions and development teams and drives the business towards our ambitious growth plans. In addition to this, he is also instrumental in managing and overseeing our in-house delivery team, ensuring completion of our projects on budget and programme.
A member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Matt has more than a decade of experience within the industry, spanning several surveying disciplines. Highly skilled in all aspects of the development process, Matt has previously served as Development Manager and Associate Director at Godwin, playing an instrumental role in a variety of schemes across our portfolio. This includes a 783-bed student scheme in Nottingham, a large mixed-use regeneration project in Worcester, as well as a variety of commercial schemes.
Head of Residential Capital Markets
As Head of Residential Capital Markets for Godwin Developments, James is predominantly focused on the BTR sector – both urban and suburban – delivering investment opportunities for the institutional markets, with a special focus on Single Family Housing for rent. With over 20 years of property experience, James has also worked in Asset and Investment Management for some of the top real estate companies including JLL and LaSalle Investment Management where he has gained a wide range of experience across the Residential and Commercial sectors delivering value-add opportunities across the UK.
Group Land Director
Michael is Group Land Director of Godwin Developments and is responsible for sourcing and delivering sites nationally in all areas of the residential and commercial sectors. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Godwin Property Board.
Michael is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has over 30 years of experience in the commercial property sector. He has an impressive track record in the land and development markets and formerly worked for DTZ, GVA Grimley for 10 years as Partner and 9 years at King Sturge and Jones Lang LaSalle as a National Director in their Birmingham and Nottingham offices.
Residential Land Consultant
Experienced property professional Ben Miller has nearly 20 years of experience, gained primarily in the residential sector, working across traditional built environments and volumetric modular solutions.
In his former senior management roles as Development Director and Managing Director with well-known housebuilder Crest Nicholson, he was responsible for creating and successfully growing the company’s Midlands and Home Counties divisions. Ben led the recruitment and management of the two teams, while also establishing the acquisition, development and disposal strategies for the regions turning them into the company’s best performing divisions. In addition to the above, he had profit and loss, health and safety, recruitment, governance and reporting responsibilities.
Prior to joining Godwin Developments, Ben held senior board director positions with Ilke Homes – the modular volumetric housing provider, owned by TDR Capital. In this capacity, he worked closely with leading BTR, PRS and registered providers to build a pipeline of 3,000 homes from identification to on-site delivery within two years.
His background is primarily in Land and Planning, team recruitment and management.
Highly experienced property professional Michael Jones has over 35 years of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, he has led the delivery of a range of commercial and residential projects, including the regeneration of thousands of acres of brownfield land across the country, resulting in the construction of over 10,000 new homes and 10 million sq. ft. of distribution, manufacturing, commercial and retail space. A chartered quantity surveyor, he has more than 35-years of experience in the strategic management of large-scale construction and development projects gained in directorship positions with well-known real estate brands such as Harworth Estates and Castlemore Securities Ltd. Michael leads the Godwin development and construction teams while also working closely with the Board and a range of national and regional stakeholders.
Senior Development Director
A member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Lindsay has 36-years of experience within the property and construction industry, having previously led large scale projects in the UK, continental Europe and the USA, across sectors such as residential, commercial, education, retail, hospitality and education. His impressive career record includes a range of senior and board level roles with internationally renowned property and construction consultants Gleeds, asset management firm Currie & Brown, and his own successful firm Locus Consultants. During his time with these businesses, Lindsay led large teams and was responsible for strategic growth as well as cost and project management for a range of blue-chip clients including Deutsche Bank, Avenues The World School, Marks & Spencer plc, Prosperous Global China, Jaguar Land Rover, Ballymore & Hines, the University of Warwick, Coventry University and University College Birmingham. In his last role as Vice President of Gleeds’ New York office he also oversaw work worth $1bn on the iconic One Wall Street development.
A member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Nick Harrison has over 20 years of experience with high-profile property development. A former director with Lambeth Smith Hampton and GVA, he has an extensive track record with nationwide schemes, having previously advised house builders, developers and investors on projects delivering approximately 6,000 homes.
Nick’s residential experience includes planning consultancy on open market sale, BTR, PBSA and co-living projects as well as strategic land promotion. Selected commercial schemes in Nick’s portfolio cover Ballymore’s 500,000 sq. ft. Snowhill office development, 103 Colmore Row on behalf of the British Land Company, and the Library of Birmingham. He has also previously advised the Ministry of Defence, Department of Health, and many UK councils with various strategic land projects.
Krassi Stoyanova has over 20 years of experience in strategic and tactical marketing and communications for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets. She joined Godwin having previously built a successful track record with international engineering and metals corporates such as GFG Alliance, Liberty House Group, Caparo Industries and GEA. Krassi previously managed marketing teams across global geographies and has a deep understanding of brand and marketing strategy, external and internal communications and campaign management. She holds an MBA from the University of Birmingham and a BA (Hons) in Marketing and Management.
Head of Residential Development
Tom joined Godwin Development’s London team as Land Manager in 2019 and based on his outstanding performance was swiftly promoted to Associate Director before being named Head of Residential Development in June 2022.
At present, he is focused on driving growth across the business’ pipeline of residential acquisitions, including both Build-to-Rent and affordable homes, in Tier 1 urban locations as well as suburban land sites in the South East, the Home Counties, the former OxCam Arc and the Midlands.
Tom has over 5 years of experience with residential property, having previously worked as a project manager on hotel and student accommodation schemes. Prior to this, he was a professional rugby player playing in both the Premiership and European competitions.
Tom also holds an MBA in Construction and Real Estate from the University College of Estate Management which is RICS accredited.
Associate Director of Partnerships
With over 10 years of experience in the affordable housing sector, Emma Webster leads Godwin Developments’ ambitious plans for delivering more good quality accessible homes nationwide. As Associate Director of Partnerships, she is responsible for working closely with registered providers to expedite the delivery of both houses and apartments and meet their framework targets.
Emma’s previous roles with Bromford Housing Group, Rooftop and Citizen (formerly WM Housing Group) focused on the development of general needs and specialist housing. She therefore has considerable expertise in securing land opportunities and managing the construction process, as well as working with various stakeholders to secure planning consent.
Alongside this, Emma is undertaking Chartered Management Institute Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice, and has a passion for bringing forward the next generation of leaders in the property sector.
Associate Director, Industrial & Logistics
Marcus is a Chartered Surveyor with over 9 years’ experience in the commercial property sector and joined Godwin Developments with a remit to drive and grow the company’s Industrial and Logistics Division. He is responsible for the identification, acquisition, delivery, management and letting of all industrial developments across the UK.
Having worked in the sector for the last 6 years for established developers Graftongate and Tritax Symmetry, Marcus has delivered developments totalling over 1 million sq. ft. whilst overcoming complex site constraints and planning issues. Alongside delivering consented sites, Marcus has been involved with planning promotions on large scale logistics sites and has drawn down agricultural land option agreements. Prior to this, he was a commercial agent with CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, cementing his strong skillset across the entire development cycle.
Associate Director, Construction
With a career spanning over 25 years and including a wide range of sectors – from residential and leisure to industrial and distribution – Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive hands-on experience to the Godwin construction team. He is responsible for some of the business’ largest construction projects across the country, working closely with the in-house teams and a broad range of external property partners and consultants.
Prior to joining Godwin Developments, Steven worked as Operations Director of Mace, where he was part of the Mace Cost and Commercial Practice Group senior leadership team, leading a team of 25 quantity surveyors and responsible for the Birmingham office’s cost management offer. He was most recently acting for Jaguar Land Rover as Project Director and lead on one of the largest logistics schemes on site in the UK.
Associate Director, Communications and Engagement
Catherine joined Godwin Developments from communications consultancy and reputation management agency New Century Media, based in London, where she held the position of account director and supported a variety of property investor clients, financial service businesses and international companies. A graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Russian studies and international relations, she previously worked at Instinctif Partners, where she specialised in capital markets communications. Catherine leads the PR, stakeholder engagement and strategic communications functions in the business.
Ketan has 10 years experience of working within the property industry. Joining Godwin as a Development Assistant, he has a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Lettings, Property Management, Retail and Event Management. Strong education professional with a BSc (Hons) in Property Investment and Finance, which is RICS Accredited.
Josh graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Civil Engineering. During his placement year he worked for Byrne Bros and had the opportunity to work on the Angel Court renovation and the impressive Chelsea Barracks development. Josh will continue to build on his technical knowledge and support Godwin Developments deliver high quality developments within a range of markets.
Claudine has four years’ experience within the property development industry, she has worked on the delivery of residential led developments and provided support for Senior Directors and delivery teams across the full spectrum of development. As a graduate surveyor she has supported public sector clients and Housing Associations throughout the UK, advising and guiding on s.106 and affordable housing, scheme design and quality as well as market sales analysis. Claudine has a strong educational background and an MSc in Real Estate Management (Distinction) and is currently working towards full membership of the RICS.
Godwin Capital - Compliance
Henry is the founder of Bluewater Capital & Compliance. Henry’s 17 year investment banking career spans across the world’s leading international financial centres in the UK, Singapore, Australia and United States. He is an expert in Fintech (Financial Technology) and the distribution of execution and clearing services through emerging e-channels. At JPMorgan he pioneered the distribution of derivatives trading through their market leading platform eXtraTrade. At Deutsche Bank he led a team responsible for advising and providing execution services across Rates, Credit, Futures & Options and FX to the world’s leading hedge funds.
Commercial Director - UK and Overseas
Patrick has wide-ranging private and public fundraising experience across various sectors including alternative asset classes and for investment products. He has an extensive network of private and institutional investors who can also offer sector-specific expertise. Patrick’s professional background includes working in corporate finance as a stockbroker for Capel Cure Myers and Seymour Pierce Butterfield and practising as a corporate lawyer at Alsop Wilkinson, (subsequently DLA Piper LLP), and Lewis Silkin in London. Since 2009 he has worked independently as an investment consultant providing capital funding solutions for high growth companies.
Managing Director - Funding
Rob has over 25 years corporate finance experience within private equity, fundraising, acquisition finance and restructuring. His most recent roles include setting up and leading the Midlands office of NorthEdge Capital, a private equity business, and co-heading the creation of the Housing Growth Partnership, a £100m equity fund for small and medium sized housebuilders. He has also held senior positions at Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, EY and Deloitte.
David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and has both public company and private company fund raising experience, including advising on more than 15 IPO’s across a variety of sectors. David’s professional background includes working as a corporate financier for stockbrokers Williams de Broe, Seymour Pierce and XCAP Securities, where he was Head of Corporate Finance. David has first-hand regulatory experience as a public company regulatory adviser for the UK Listing Authority. He was also the CEO of AIM listed VANE Minerals PLC (with operations in the USA, Mexico and the UK) and has been the finance director for various UK based companies.
Managing Director, Investments
Rupy has over 10 years experience in the marketing field, having worked across a number of sectors, namely Retail, Education and Childcare. Previously having worked on key field marketing accounts for some of the UK’s leading brands such as Asda, Sainsbury’s, WH Smiths and Lidl. More recently Rupy has been involved in managing an events schedule for an Educational charity delivering and marketing in excess of 78 events per year. Rupy is responsible for the operational functions that sit around the Godwin Capital and Godwin Finance brands.
Louis joined Godwin Capital with a strong marketing background within the financial services sector. He graduated from the University of Lincoln with a MA in Historical Studies. Louis has worked for accounting and insurance companies where he has been responsible for the digital and traditional marketing efforts, with a particular focus on supporting the sales functions and business to business markets. As Marketing Manager, Louis leads the marketing function of the business.
Business Development Manager
Harrison has over 6 years’ experience in Account Management and Recruitment, with experience providing support to some of Australia’s largest recruitment agencies and to some of the UK’s largest automotive manufacturers. The knowledge and skills gained in these roles, along with his degree in English and Psychology, will hold him in good stead to make an impact in this new and exciting industry.
Business Development Support
Jian has over 3 years of experience in business development and client relationship building. She has worked with many accountants, directors, and financial consultants. This combined experience, along with her expertise will allow her to excel in providing the required support for the Business Development team at Godwin Capital.
Matt joins Godwin Capital with over 4 years of Business Development experience in various industries such as the tech, recruitment and vehicle security industry. Having developed skills in account management and negotiation within companies such as Advanced, as well as a market-leading international distributor, he is well prepared for the opportunity presented by Godwin in the financial sector.
Manager, Investment Processing - Capital
Teresa has over 15 years of experience gained within the banking and recruitment industries carrying out various roles. She is looking forward to being able to utilise her skills gained within her previous roles and develop new ones as an Investment Coordinator. After 10 years of working within the recruitment industry, Teresa is excited to embark on her new journey within the investment sector at Godwin Capital.
Wendy has 40 years of experience working in retail, customer services and banking with companies including HSBC, Barclays, and BT in various roles. Wendy is now looking forward to developing her existing skills with Godwin Capital as an Investment Co-ordinator.
Nadine has worked within the financial sector for over 20 years in roles including bank reconciliation, risk assessor and operations support. She has worked at companies such as HSBC and QBE insurance where she supported both underwriters and brokers. Nadine is now looking forward to utilising her skills and growing with Godwin Group as an Investment Co-ordinator.
Ellie has developed a career in business administration over the last 5 years. Ellie has experience within the Estate Agency sector where she developed a good understanding of sales order processing. Ellie is looking forward to extending her knowledge within the investment sector.
Raj has over 15 years of experience working as an Administrator within a Wealth Management company, Wesleyan Assurance Society and Lloyds TSB Private Banking, as well as a number of years in retail, and now is looking forward to developing her skills within Godwin Capital as an Investment Co-ordinator.
Investor Relationship Manager
Pardeep has over 10 years’ experience working within Customer Relations roles, predominantly within the financial sector. He has worked for companies such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Yell, and Barclays where he supported in rolling out new systems and implemented new methods of working to improve quality and drive performance. Pardeep is excited to embark on a new journey with Godwin Capital to utilise and develop his skills and knowledge as an Investor Relationship Manager.
Group Administration Manager
Keeley has over 20 years experience offering direct support to Chief Executives, Managing Directors and senior management teams in a variety of business sectors including; manufacturing, retail and marketing services. Before joining Godwin Developments Keeley worked as Personal Assistant to the Regional Managing Director of Trinity Mirror plc.
Office Manager: Birmingham
With a background in Administration and Customer Service, Natasha joins Godwin as Office Manager. Natasha has experience in the Construction sector having previously worked at consultancy firm Robin Low Francis (RLF) as their receptionist. She is looking forward to broadening her skills and working in an industry she feels passionate about.
Office Manager: London
Joining Godwin as Office Manager, Cheryl brings with her a host of experience, most recently from her role with a serviced office provider in Central London. Looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the property sector, Cheryl has previously worked within aviation, customer relationship management, operations, systems and sales support. It’s this rounded skillset which makes her the perfect person to keep the wheels of our London office turning smoothly.
Group Finance Director
Ray has over 30 years experience of working in finance-related positions, beginning back in 1988 when he got his first role in a private accountancy practice in Derby. He worked in all area of practice from sole trader accounts to multimillion pound corporate audit assignments. After 17 years working in practice, he made the move into the world of professional football finance, spending over 10 years in senior positions at Nottingham Forest, Barnsley & Derby County Football Clubs. Ray, moved away from football in 2015 and joined Godwin after holding a similar position within the Redrow plc group of companies.
Finance Director, Developments
Rob has 15 years’ experience working in Accountancy, starting in private Accountancy practices across Derby, Ashbourne and Norwich. Rob completed his Accountancy apprenticeship in 2009.
After spending 8 years in practice Rob transitioned into senior positions in the property industry. Carrying out various corporate restructuring, and financial management over the years. Rob joined Godwin Group in April 2019.
Financial Controller - Capital
Ryan is a senior finance professional and Chartered Certified Accountant. He has extensive experience in financial reporting in insurance, pensions and the property industry. Ryan has previously held positions in firms such as Phoenix Group and Cushman & Wakefield.
Ryan brings experience of financial reporting, process improvement and leadership skills to the team at Godwin.
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Nagina is a senior financial professional with extensive experience in property, including finance business strategy, team leadership, change and property management. With a proven track record in the industry, she spent the last 14 years working for well-known brands such as Fisher German, Avison Young, DTZ and GBR Phoenix Beard (now part of Savills), covering a range of sectors – from residential and commercial, to industrial and rural.
A skilled project and change manager with solid financial background and excellent communication skills, at Godwin Developments Nagina will be focused on financial modelling and analysis requirements for the Development Team. She will also be responsible for all financial forecasting relating to funding requirements and development projects.
Capital Finance Manager
Greg has over 6 years of finance experience, commencing at Nottingham Forest where he worked in numerous roles over the course of his 15 years at the company. As well as dealing with financial matters for Godwin he also manages the administration of the investor application process.
Assistant Capital Finance Manager
Tia has over 3 years’ experience within the finance industry including duties such as administration in Debt Recovery, Insurance Claims and Credit Checking. She is excited to develop her knowledge and pursue her career within Accounting/Finance.
Megan has more than two years’ experience in accounting. Starting her career in the motor industry for a luxury vehicle brand after completing her apprenticeship, Megan learned the basics in a Purchase Ledger role gradually taking on more responsibility filling the Accounts Assistant role. Megan has sound knowledge in reconciling and creating accounts, making payments, credit control and updating ledgers. Megan is looking forward to growing her skills further and developing her accountancy knowledge in the property industry with Godwin.