Lioncourt Homes build quality homes in the Midlands and Central England and is led by an experienced team
of senior executives all of whom were formerly with the Westbury Group.
Together, our management team has over 100 years experience in the house building industry.
Our company has significant growth aspirations which are supported by funds available within the business,
without recourse to external bank funding, in order to purchase new sites.
We are actively pursuing short term and long term land opportunities in the Midlands and Central England.
If you own land with potential for development or know of land for sale in our area and would like
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Chief Executive Statement
'Lioncourt Homes provides high quality homes in desirable locations at affordable prices.
We offer a wide range of properties from 1 bedroom apartments and starter homes to 5 bedroom executive homes.
Lioncourt Homes have created a new range of properties which are designed to provide aspirational living in well thought out
accommodation and attractive looking developments. We set exceptional standards in our approach to new house building.
Quality of workmanship, quality of service and customer satisfaction are at the forefront of our business. Everyone in the Lioncourt
business is focused on these important factors and we provide a personal touch to the purchase of your new home.'
The Lioncourt Homes management team has been carefully assembled to cover all aspects of the new homes business.
It is our aim to provide quality homes at an affordable price while delivering excellent customer service.
Colin Cole, Chief Executive,
Colin Cole is Chief Executive and founder member of Lioncourt. Under his leadership the company has developed into one
of the fastest growing land and property businesses in Central
England with 2 distinct divisions in the form of Lioncourt Homes and Lioncourt Strategic Land.
Whilst experienced management teams are in place to drive the expansion of the two divisions, Colin plays
an active hands-on role in both the Home Building and Strategic Land businesses.
Prior to joining Lioncourt, Colin was an Executive Director and Divisional Chairman of Westbury plc one of the largest house builders
in the UK, with specific responsibilities for operational and strategic land activities.
Colin joined Westbury in 1984 and was involved in the Management buyout of Westbury Homes in 1985, the flotation on the London
Stock Exchange in 1986, all four of the company acquisitions together with the sale of Westbury plc to Persimmon plc in 2006 for
circa £950 million including debt.
As an Executive director of Westbury, Colin was also a member of the Homes Board, the largest division in the Group, with overall
responsibility for operational activities, new land investment and strategic land transactions.
Colin has a personal interest in house and street scene design as well as being passionate about quality of build, quality
of design and quality of service.
Colin also holds two non-executive director roles with NHBC Building Control Services and Rockwool Limited. He is also an
Executive Member of the Midlands HBF.
Neil Chandler, Finance Director,
Before joining Lioncourt Homes, Neil was the Deputy Group Finance Director and Company Secretary of Westbury plc.
As well as fulfilling the technical and corporate governance responsibilities of his role, he maintained a close focus
on the operations of Westbury Homes, the largest company in the group, both as a member of the Executive Directors Team
and through the 9 Regional Finance Directors. He
was also a member of the Group Land Investment Committee which reviewed and approved all regional land purchases.
As part of the Prowting Acquisition Team in 2002, he was responsible for the financial integration of the acquisition into
the group and played a key role in the refinancing of the group to secure the acquisition and support the future growth of the group.
He played a key role in securing a
€235m US private placement for the group in 2003 and a £150m joint venture with the Bank of Scotland in 2004.
Neil joined Westbury in 1981 and prior to his group appointment in 2002 was a Regional Finance Director for 9 years in
the Northampton region and
4 years in the Southern region, with specific focus on land appraisal, commercial and business planning issues.
Adrian Cosh, Construction Director,
Adrian has over 25 years experience in construction management. He graduated from Brookes University,
Oxford with an HND in Building Studies and initially worked for Wates in London, where he was responsible for
directly controlling site construction operations. Following 9 years of hands on experience with Wates, Adrian
moved to Westbury Homes where he progressed from Site Manager to Construction Director. During his 16 years with Westbury
Homes he also held the positions of Customer Relations Manager and Contracts Manager and has a keen interest in
construction techniques and is passionate about building quality homes and delivering excellent customer service.
He has had a broad range of construction management experience involving traditional house building, social housing,
refurbishment, inner city apartment schemes, and various aspects of modern methods of construction (MMC).
During his career he has achieved numerous NHBC Pride in the Job Awards as Site Manager, Contracts Manager and Construction Director,
emphasising his approach to controlling the quality of build.
Matthew Underwood, Commercial Director,
Matt is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) and graduated from The University of the West of
England in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying.
Matt joined Westbury Homes Central Region in 2000 as a Costing Surveyor and progressed to Senior Surveyor and Commercial
Manager respectively. During this time Matt was heavily involved with the development of the Space4 prefabricated system build
and integration of the new Renaissance Range of house types. Matt has an established knowledge in different methods of construction
having managed projects including natural stone
cottages in the Cotswolds, barn conversions in Malvern and large apartment developments throughout the Midlands.
Following the acquisition of Westbury Homes Matt was employed as the Surveying Manager for Westbury Partnerships a
newly formed trading division of Persimmon Homes that specialised in Social Housing. As part of the new role Matt was
involved with establishing the new business
and implementing new systems and procedures to work with Local Authorities and Employers Agents.
Andy Faizey, Strategic Land Director,
Andy began his career in local government with Sandwell MBC in 1978 before moving into the private
sector with Westbury Homes in 1988, George Wimpey in 2002 and FLP in 2007.
During his time at Westbury, Andy delivered 50% of Westbury’s strategic land consents over an 8 year period.
Following this, Andy ran the Midlands Division of George Wimpey Strategic Land for 4 years, latterly as an internal
trading vehicle. In his final full year, Andy oversaw the
delivery/sale of 527 plots, securing an additional 545 plots and generating £8.95m in profit before interest and tax.