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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.


Sam Smart
Managing Director

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.

Gavin Calthrop
Operations Director

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 wider Stonewood Group.

Adam Marks
Commercial Director

Adam is an experienced financial & commercial director with 15 years of construction experience behind him. A decade of that experience has been within the new build residential sector, gained from a subcontractor, national house builder and more recently, a regional main contractor. Adam also holds an accounting and finance degree, is ACMA qualified and is also an active member of the CIOB.

Kris Beasley
Construction Director

Kris joined Stonewood straight from school as a labourer in 2005 and quickly worked his way up from bricklayer to site manager before becoming a contracts manager leading multi-million-pound projects. He is now responsible for overseeing the construction of all new build housing developments.  

James Petherick
Land Director

James is a Chartered Surveyor with 15 years of agency experience most recently heading the residential development team at JLL in Bristol. His role is to build the land bank though the acquisition of both strategic and consented residential development sites.

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Jamie Bishop

Commercial Manager

Jamie leads on estimating and managing construction management contracts, whilst also dealing with elements of procurement and the appointment of sub-contractors. He brings a wealth of experience having worked at a number of housebuilders delivering high volume residential schemes. Jamie joined Stonewood in 2020.



Mark Maidment

Procurement Manager

Mark joined Stonewood in July 2021 having spent over 15 years working on new build residential sites with several large PLC house builders. He has gained a wide range of experience after being involved with developments from the planning stage through to site completion. Mark will be overseeing material and plant procurement, working closely with the commercial team. 


Sales & Marketing

Jasmine Endersby

Head of Sales & 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.



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Caroline Ferris

Sales Manager

Caroline has many years of experience in sales, having worked in estate agency for nearly 15 years. Caroline strives daily to provide honest and realistic advice to potential buyers whilst focusing on their needs as well as helping them fulfil their requirements.



Simon Hogarty

Head of Technical 

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry Simon has been involved in a number of new build residential projects ranging from £1m to £20m in value, delivering up to 300 units on any one scheme. He is now responsible for managing our technical team to coordinate all consultants through the design process.


customer care

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Martin Rushforth
Customer Care Manager

Martin joined Stonewood in November 2020. Martin has extensive experience in all aspects of customer care and brings 16 years of experience from Dyson.



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Blake Kendall

Contracts Manager

Blake joined Stonewood in 2020 with over 15 years’ experience in the industry and a successful stint at a major housebuilder. Skilled in CSCS, SMSTS, Contractors, Project Estimation, and Inspection. Blake holds an NVQ Level 6 in Construction Management focused in Construction Management. 



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Lee Zeffiretti

Contracts Manager

With 30 years’ experience in the Industry, starting as an apprentice Bricklayer, then in to site management, Lee has extensive experience from various developments for the major housebuilders, with the last 5 years as a Contracts Manager over seeing development from Cornwall to Swindon. Lee joined Stonewood in 2020.



Holly Simkiss

Planning Manager

Holly joined Stonewood in January 2020 with a vast background in planning and conservation. She previously worked at Stroud District Council as a development team manager and has a master’s degree in planning and later studied for a post-graduate degree in conservation.



Lewis Knight

Planning Manager

Lewis joined Stonewood in January 2021 after a number of years working at JLL as a Senior Planner & Associate.