Group Chief Operating Officer
Richard is a Founding Director and Chief Operating Officer at Godwin Group. He has over 35 years’ experience in strategy development, operations and capital raising across a broad range of industries and geographies. Previously Richard has 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.
Group Investment Director
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 15 years, he has put together equity and debt packages for property companies and was a partner with Beer & Partners, the private equity firm.
Group Development Director
Co-founder of Godwin Developments, Stuart has over 15 years experience in all sectors of the property Industry with a detailed knowledge of development management, land acquisition and development strategy. He works with both the private and public sector identifying and delivering development requirements across the UK for retail, student, hotel, fast food restaurants and residential land. Stuart is also working with a number of housing associations to deliver turn-key packages and land opportunities.
Group Land Director
Co-founder of Godwin Developments. Stephen oversees teams across London, Birmingham and Nottingham. As Group Land Director, Stephen manages the business’ pipeline of upcoming developments through UK land & property acquisition, seeing schemes through from purchase to completion. Stephen’s varied experience spans from large BTR & PRS developments to retail parks and district 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 property expertise in development management to a number of property funds to advise on their property portfolios. Stephen is proud to be instrumental in bringing high quality schemes to fruition. Stephen is currently involved with projects totalling £600m GDV across 2.6m sq ft in the UK. Stephen is also on the board of 2 property and construction networking organisations.
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.
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
Michael is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has 30 years of experience in the property sector of which over 20 years has been based in the West Midlands primarily in the residential and retail sectors. Michael has extensive experience in the residential and mixed-use sectors, specialising in high profile agency and development consultancy. Michael formerly worked for the Governments Valuation Office, DTZ, GVA Grimley for 10 years as Partner in charge of Residential/Mixed Use Development up until his appointment at King Sturge in 2007 as Partner of the Central Region and was responsible for residential development for both Jones Lang LaSalle’s Birmingham and Nottingham offices.
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 - Planning
Richard is a dual qualified planner and urban designer with over 25 years’ experience in planning consultancy, working for both public and private sector clients across the UK. Along with his own consultancies, he was previously the Director of Planning for Capita. Richard is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). His experience is extensive and varied across all development sectors from regeneration, large scale master planning, retail, housing, PRS, leisure and strategic land. In addition, Richard deals with complex projects for the NHS, MoD and Educational Institutions. He has managed consultancy teams in London, the South East and the Midlands. He also guest lectures in both planning and urban design at Universities in Sheffield, Nottingham, Loughborough and London.
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 as well as establishing and managing the delivery process and team.
With over 20 years property experience, James has 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, Commercial, Industrial and Leisure sectors. Following work as an Acquisition and Asset Manager sourcing and delivering value-add opportunities across the UK, James is now focusing on the rapidly growing PRS and BTR market.
Matt has over 8 years of experience in the Construction Industry having worked in Quantity Surveying and Project Management. He has delivered projects of between £10m to £60m ranging from high-end residential, commercial/office, industrial and town regeneration schemes. Matt will continue to deliver high-quality developments for Godwin Developments within a range of markets.
Gurdeep has over 10 years experience within the construction and property development industry, initially training as a Quantity Surveyor, with experience in various sectors including Education, Sport, Commercial and Retail working for both public and private sector clients. Latterly, Gurdeep has worked as a Development Manager at a private equity firm delivering residential led developments.
Shivani joins Godwin with over 4 years experience in the property development industry having previously worked at Kier Group in their Living sector, delivering a number of high turnover developments ranging from 20 to 700 units. She has a strong background in marketing and communications which ranges from on-line and off-line disciplines from digital, traditional and CRM management.
Ketan has 7 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.
Nikesh began his career in the property industry working at a planning and development consultancy, predominantly completing viability appraisals and reports on behalf of developers and local authorities. He has a strong educational background with a BA (Hons) in Business Economics and MSc Real Estate, which is RICS Accredited.
Joining Godwin as a Development Assistant, Nikesh is excited to develop his skills and knowledge and pursue his career within property.
Gabrielle has experience within the property, construction and engineering industries having worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Previous to joining Godwin Developments as Development Assistant, she worked for London developer Ballymore, on Europe’s biggest residential site. Gabrielle has previously worked for top Real Estate firm JLL as part of their residential research team. She also has experience in new homes, having previously worked for New Zealand’s largest house builder Mike Greer.
Capital Board - 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.
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.
Senior Debt Funding Consultant
Stan has over 20 years lending experience in the real estate market having previously been employed by a number of lenders including Barclays Bank, Bank of Ireland and West deutsche Immobilien Bank. He has been directly involved in developments in the hotel, student accommodation, commercial and residential sectors including build to rent. He worked for Consensus Business Group, a family office, for four years where he arranged and restructured long term debt packages and at Alpha Real Capital for five years arranging debt for its commercial property funds management business. Stan holds a BSc in Economics from Warwick University and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
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.
After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Business Management and Marketing, Clara spent nearly 2 years at the UK’s largest Barristers’ Chambers as a Marketing Assistant, focusing on event management and digital marketing. Clara is looking forward to further developing her marketing knowledge and experience at Godwin.
With a background in client support, Rebecca has previously worked as an administrator for a property management company, carrying out inspections, organising maintenance requests and providing professional support to tenants.
Rebecca is keen to provide a high quality service to our clients and investors and also develop her interest in Accountancy.
Group Financial Controller
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.
Assistant Financial Controller
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.
Assistant Manager - Investments
Greg has over 5 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.
Tia joins Godwin as a Finance Assistant. She 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.