Our People

We recognise that our success is only as good as the people that work for us

Our team are experienced professionals who can meet the creative challenge of even the most meticulous of projects. We draw upon our well-established list of experienced, highly skilled sub-contractors to ensure that everyone on site echoes the quality and professionalism that is synonymous with the Stonewood name.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Matt Aitkenhead

Chief Executive Officer

Matt has been involved with the family business, founded in 1972 by his father Neill Aitkenhead, for over 25 years. He has been instrumental in building the company profile and client base over this period of time. Using his knowledge and experience Matt has developed both the company and the individuals within it, recognising the value of a motivated and skilled workforce. Matt has an overview of all projects undertaken and plays a pivotal role in company philosophy and direction.

Ben Lang

Chief Operating Officer

Ben joined the business in 2001 as a Site Supervisor, contributing to the site management of the company’s larger sites. With the expansion of the company, Ben moved into an office role, tasked with developing the infrastructure to meet the company’s growth. In 20016, Ben was appointed as a Director and in 2009, along with Matt became the outright owners of the company. Ben’s role includes controlling accounts and finance, directing business improvement and managing system and staffing development.

Richard Cherry

Chairman

Richard has been involved since 2015, initially as a client and since 2018 as an investor. Richard brings a wealth of experience and contacts within the new build residential sector gained over the last 35 years.

David Powell

Non-Executive Director

David joined Stonewood in 2022.
He brings a wealth of experience in Real Estate & Sports law gained over the last 30 years whilst working at Osborne Clarke.

DIRECTORS

Sam Smart

Managing Director (Homes)

Sam joined Stonewood as a Site Manager in 2006 and brought with him 10 years’ experience as a carpenter within his family business. Sam began running high spec renovation, conservation and new build projects before being appointed a Director in 2016 now leads the Partnerships division.

Jamie Priest

Managing Director (Builders)

Jamie has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years. In a relatively short period of time after joining the industry, Jamie was managing a variety of contracts, gaining experience across a wide range of construction projects primarily focusing on high-quality residential contracts. With a quantity surveying background as well as management, Jamie is able to provide excellent all-round control over the projects and acts as a single point of contact for the professional team and clients.

Mike Hopkins

Construction Director (Builders)

Mike joined Stonewood in 2003, initially working on site as a general builder, progressing to managing some of the company’s largest and most complex sites. Mike’s strong work ethic and dedication to his role have earned him great respect from clients, architects and colleagues alike. His progression from Site to Contracts Manager in 2010 and subsequent Director in 2016, recognises the strength he contributes to the management team.

Gavin Calthrop

Corporate Governance

Gavin has spent the majority of his career working in strategic roles for local authorities focussed on communications, place promotion, economic development and urban regeneration. He is responsible for developing strategic partnerships; ensuring delivery of business objectives; and continuously improving organisational processes and governance in order to grow the company in line with the values of the Stonewood Group.

Adam Tennant

Finance Director

Joining Stonewood in 2022, Adam brings a wealth of experience in finance and construction, having worked both in contracting and house-building businesses for two decades.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Jenn Asbridge

Head of Logistics

Jasmine Endersby

Head of Sales and Marketing

Jasmine has extensive experience in selling new build homes for developers. She is responsible for the end to end sales process for all developments, devising marketing strategies and managing the customer journey. Jasmine is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Georgie Holland

Head of HR

Stonewood Partnerships logo, new build homes of distinction
Ju Lane

Head of IT and Admin

Chloé Bennetts-Lye

Brand Manager

Katie Painter

Sustainability Officer

 

 

Hannah Caley

Finance Manager

Kristian Ross

Financial and Commercial Analyst

Kristian joined Stonewood in May 2021. Starting his career for a large London based property developer, Kristian is a Chartered Accountant through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a 1st class honours degree in Accounting. He supports the business through presenting and analysing data.

Work with us

We are looking for exceptional individuals who want to play a key part in our continued growth. In return, you will be working for a company that has a strong commitment to training and development and a company that recognises that its success is only as good as its people.