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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

Senior Quantity Surveyor

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.

Andy Jotcham

Senior Buyer

As an experienced buyer with over 20 years in the building industry, Andy has gained an excellent knowledge of materials and has worked on a variety of projects ranging in value up to £45m including commercial, education, leisure, residential and prestigious historic buildings. Andy joined Stonewood in 2020.

Lily Elder

Assistant Quantity Surveyor 

Lily joined Stonewood in 2019 with a valuable background in commercial procurement, and experience in managing supply chains. As well as being a qualified auditor, she is studying for the Prince2 exam in Project Management.


Jasmine Endersby

Sales & Marketing Manager

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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Martin Rushforth

Customer Care Manager

Bio coming soon.

Chloé Bennetts

Brand Communications Manager

Chloe joined Stonewood in October 2017 and  leads on brand development and management, digital communications for the group as well as supporting our business development activity.

Olivia Worrall

Sales Executive

Bio coming soon.

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Larissa King

Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator

Bio coming soon.


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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.

Trevor Jones

Site Manager

Trevor is the site manager for our scheme at Somerbrook and has over 20 years’ experience in residential new builds, refurbishment and commercial projects. He is responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the development including the health and safety of all personnel on site; the co-ordination of sub-contractors; and the programming and co-ordination of maintenance.

Ross Lye

Project Co-ordinator

Joining Stonewood in 2018 as a Project Manager, Ross has worked on a number of prestigious high-end residential and commercial projects in the Somerset area working closely with Managing Director, Sam Smart.

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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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Sam Harding

Senior Site Manager

Sam is the senior site manager for The Tannery and joined in 2020 from a bespoke house builder and has won many in house awards in previous employment and brings with him 20 years of construction knowledge in both new build and refurbishment, along with 10 years management experience.

He is responsible for all elements of construction and health and safety at The Tannery as well as involvement in the customer journey to ensure delivery of a amazing Stonewood home.

Lucy Field

Project Co-ordinator

After leaving college, Lucy started working in facilities, managing teams of engineers remotely across the UK. With a keen interest in interiors and architecture Lucy decided to take the plunge in to the construction industry, overseeing operations for residential projects in the Bristol and Bath area, working on up to 6 projects at a time supporting the MD and Contracts Manager.  Lucy joined Stonewood in 2020 as she wanted a challenge and was drawn to the idea of being apart of something from scratch!


Simon Hogarty

Technical Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry Simon has been involved in a number of new build residential units ranging from £1m to £20m in value, delivering up to 300 units on any one scheme. He is now responsible for strategic procurement, supply chain relationships and maximising profitability.

Emily Downing

Technical Co-ordinator

Bio coming soon.

land & planning

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.

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Lewis Knight

Principle Planner

Bio coming soon.


Rebecca Holden


Becky joined Stonewood in February 2019 as a general admin and support for the Partnerships head office. She previously ran her own business and has experience in planning and building consultancy.

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Georgina Boffey

Management Assistant

Bio coming soon.