Our People

Brookhouse Group has a number of dedicated and professional individuals working across the construction, planning, finance and property sectors. To learn more about the teams experience check out their profiles below:

Hannah Pugh

Hannah recently joined Lancet Homes, the residential side of Brookhouse Group, as an on-site sales negotiator. Hannah has more than 10 years’ experience in customer service, with experience working for other new build developers.

Alison Holton

Alison has 27 years’ experience in property sales and has held Sales Director roles with several North West housebuilders as well as running her own successful estate agency. Alison joined Lancet Homes in 2018, initially to support the sales department and more recently she has become involved in land acquisition.

Angela Cassidy

Angela has over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry and started working for Brookhouse back in 2012 on the residential side of the business.  She now works as day to day contact for our tenants and deals with the promotions on the various sites’ social media platforms.

Ben Ridgway

Ben joined the company in July 2013 as Estates Surveyor, responsible for the management of the portfolio. Having previously been with Bruntwood and GVA, Ben has over 15 years’ experience in property management and lease consultancy.

Jackie Donnelly

Jackie started working for the residential side of Brookhouse Group, Lancet Homes, back in November 2018.  She is employed as Customer Care Manager, having previously worked at Taylor Wimpey and Keepmoat.  Jackie has 17 years’ experience in the Construction/Customer Care industry and won a Tepas National Award in 2014 for her commitment to the role.

Tracy Burgess

Tracy is a self-motivated sales individual and has over 10 years’ experience in the property industry. Originally from Yorkshire, she moved to the North West to join Lancet Homes as Sales Manager in 2018.

Peter Chape

Peter Chape is Company Secretary of the Brookhouse Group of Companies and a Partner in JMW Solicitors LLP. Peter specialises in legal advice on commercial property matters and has worked with Brookhouse since 1995.

Owen Ridgway

BSc (Hons)

Owen has been with Brookhouse since September 2011 as Group Quantity Surveyor responsible for the management of main contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, procurement, tender analysis and the monitoring and controlling of costs and progress.  Prior to his time at Brookhouse, Owen spent five years working for a main contractor on projects across various sectors.

Tom Whitehead


Tom is Brookhouse Group’s Town Planning Manager.  A Chartered Town Planner and Accredited Public Relations Practitioner, he is responsible for all town planning matters across the Group’s portfolio.  Tom was previously with the Co-operative Estates and mixed-use developer West Properties, prior to which he worked in planning consultancy in London and Manchester.

Natalie Tynan


Natalie is the Personal Assistant to the Directors, having joined the company in May 2012.  She also provides administrative support to the general office.

Garry Bubb

BA Hons, Dip Arch, Architect

Garry is the Masterplanning and Design Manager at Brookhouse, having qualified as an Architect with extensive experience in masterplanning mixed use projects including retail, employment, residential and mixed uses. He has worked with Brookhouse for over 15 years, initially acting as a consultant, and has been closely involved with the Group’s major commercial and residential projects including Helsby, Preston, Leigh and Chichester.

Heath Broadbent

Heath joined the company in April 2010 and as Group Construction Director is responsible for the delivery of all construction projects across the portfolio. He has worked on both commercial and residential projects with over 20 years’ experience in the house building industry, predominately at Persimmon Homes, where he undertook the roles of Chief Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Manager and Technical Director.

Ben Scandrett


Ben has been with Brookhouse since 2007 as Group Surveyor, working on development, strategic land and asset management opportunities. Ben is responsible for the growth of the business through acquisition, promotion and partnerships. His current focus covers the residential, retail, and logistics sectors.  Ben has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

Mike Nuttall


Mike has been with the Group since 2004 and was appointed Property Director in 2012.  During this time he has gained wide experience working in the public and private sectors.  Mike has worked for over 30 years in property investment, development and regeneration across the United Kingdom and is responsible for the strategic asset management of the existing Brookhouse portfolio.  The establishment of partnership working with a wider range of stakeholders is also his key focus. Alongside the Group Directorship, Mike also holds a Non-Executive role within the Social Housing sector supporting development and regeneration within Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, a pioneering, mutually owned housing provider.

Alan Murdoch

Alan Murdoch is a Chartered Surveyor and a Consultant with Scanlans Consultant Surveyors LLP, having been based in their Manchester office where he was a Partner for some 30 years and Managing Partner for over 10 years. He has also been a Non-executive Director of the Vernon Building Society since 2007 and is currently Chair of the Audit Committee. Alan has expertise in commercial, residential and development property matters and is a qualified Property Receiver and independent expert.

Heather Cunningham

Heather Cunningham was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Brookhouse in 1999. She is also a Partner in Harold Sharp, a Manchester based chartered accountancy practice. She previously held a senior position with Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong, where she was responsible for internal audit and risk assessment across group companies worldwide. Formerly, she was with accountancy firms Touche Ross and Arthur Andersen and she has over 20 years’ accountancy and taxation experience.

Nicola Whitwood


Nicola joined Brookhouse in January 2005 as a trainee Accountant and became a CIMA qualified Accountant in 2010.  Nicola is responsible for all aspects of the accounting function and has over 15 years’ experience, having previously worked at Beatmark Limited.

Andrew Gardner

ACA, CA (Aust)

Andrew trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He was appointed Group Finance Director in 2005 and has a wealth of experience in advising on property transactions.