Meet the team

It’s important to know exactly who you’re working with from our team.
You can find out more about each of our roles below.

Alexandra Rudman

Development Surveyor

Alexandra Rudman

Development Surveyor

With a keen eye for detail and excellent project management skills, Alex is adept at navigating the complex process of finding suitable land opportunities and following it through to a successful planning application.

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Ann Collins

Payroll Manager

Ann Collins

Payroll Manager

Ann manages payroll and P11Ds across all Prime group companies.

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Bob Smaylen

Development Director

Bob Smaylen

Development Director

Bob is an experienced member of the Prime Developments team, with an impressive track record in healthcare development.

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Chelsea Anderson

Construction and Asset Management Assistant

Chelsea Anderson

Construction and Asset Management Assistant

Chelsea is an integral part of the company’s Construction and Asset Management team, managing a range of compliance and maintenance tasks to ensure the smooth operation of buildings within the Prime portfolio, including post contract variations (PCV)

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Courtney Moyo

Management Accountant

Courtney Moyo

Management Accountant

Courtney supports the Senior Management Accountant in providing full accounting and management reporting for Prime and its LIFT companies.

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Craig Johns

Senior Management Accountant

Craig Johns

Senior Management Accountant

Craig is responsible for the production of management accounts for the Prime Group and LIFT companies. Craig is also the finance lead for the University Hospital Southampton commercial estate development partnership projects.

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Dalien Hamman

Senior Management Accountant

Dalien Hamman

Senior Management Accountant

Dalien supports the Group Financial Controller in providing full accounting and management reporting for Prime and its LIFT companies. She reviews the reporting and transactional process, ensuring controls are strong and efficient.

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Emma Pickering

Marketing and Communications Manager

Emma Pickering

Marketing and Communications Manager

Emma provides advice to Prime and its joint venture partnerships, delivering tailored marketing and communications solutions and building relationships with clients, partners and local communities.

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Emma Sargent

Senior Construction Manager

Emma Sargent

Senior Construction Manager

As Prime’s Senior Construction Manager, Emma is focused on project delivery, ensuring schemes meet the expectations of clients and are delivered on time, to budget and to the highest possible standards.

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Ewan Forsyth

Development Director

Ewan Forsyth

Development Director

Ewan brings energy and enthusiasm to every project. Working for Prime for the last 10 years, he specialises in healthcare infrastructure, in particular in Birmingham through BaS LIFT, for which he is an Executive Director.

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Gavin Hunter

Bid and Business Case Writer

Gavin Hunter

Bid and Business Case Writer

Undertaking a central role in project teams, Gavin is responsible for writing and leading the development of business cases and proposals throughout all stages of the process.

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Guy Kippen

Development Manager

Guy Kippen

Development Manager

Guy’s role is to manage and co-ordinate development projects, with a particular emphasis on strategic sites.

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Hannah Cashmore

Financial Controller

Hannah Cashmore

Financial Controller

Hannah is responsible for managing the Prime Finance Team and attends the LIFT and PLI boards to deliver financial reporting.

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Hayley James

Finance Assistant

Hayley James

Finance Assistant

Hayley is responsible for processing invoices and payments, as well as providing support to the rest of the team with month-end preparation and day-to-day finance tasks.

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Heather Alexander

Communications Executive

Heather Alexander

Communications Executive

Heather provides communications and stakeholder engagement support to Prime and its joint venture companies, helping develop Prime’s relationships with clients, partners and local communities.

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Ian Ireland

Senior Asset Manager

Ian Ireland

Senior Asset Manager

Ian manages Prime’s group property portfolio, providing technical support, lifecycle surveys, property inspections and technical reviews for funders.

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Jacey Crowle

Senior Management Accountant

Jacey Crowle

Senior Management Accountant

Jacey is responsible for the production of management accounts for the Prime Group and LIFT companies.

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Jackie Wakefield

Receptionist

Jackie Wakefield

Receptionist

Jackie works on the main reception desk at Prime, along with her core reception duties Jackie also provides administration support to the wider business.

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Jennifer Hurn

Healthcare Director

Jennifer Hurn

Healthcare Director

As part of the Healthcare Insight team, Jennifer is responsible for service planning and service redesign to develop integrated health and social care facilities.

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Jo Siddles

Project Manager (Strategic Projects and Business Systems)

Jo Siddles

Project Manager (Strategic Projects and Business Systems)

Jo manages strategic estates projects, management reporting and data management requirements for the Development team as well as supporting business development and marketing activity.

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Joe Sliwa

Assistant Management Accountant

Joe Sliwa

Assistant Management Accountant

Joe supports Prime's Senior Management Accountant in providing full accounting and management recording for Prime and its group companies.

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Julian Keyte

Group Director

Julian Keyte

Group Director

As Group Director, one of Julian’s key responsibilities is the continual improvement of specifications for Prime’s new developments.

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Julie Leah

Group Partnerships

Julie Leah

Group Partnerships

Julie specialises in developing property solutions to transform service delivery models and foster partnership working.

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Kim Barnes

Senior Client Manager

Kim Barnes

Senior Client Manager

Kim is Partnership Manager for Yeovil Hospital, taking responsibility for the masterplan and partnership plan.

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Leighton Chumbley

Chief Executive

Leighton Chumbley

Chief Executive

Leighton brings to the table a wealth of expertise in strategic property development and funding advice, ensuring clients receive bespoke, commercially-focused and deliverable solutions.

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Linda Webb

Receptionist

Linda Webb

Receptionist

Linda works on the main reception desk at Prime, along with her core reception duties Linda also provides administration support to the wider business.

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Liz Squibb

Executive Assistant

Liz Squibb

Executive Assistant

As Executive Assistant, Liz supports Prime’s Chief Executive, Leighton Chumbley, Executive Chairman, Richard Laing and the Non-Executive Director Stuart Chandler.

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Lydia Bates

Development Team Administrator

Lydia Bates

Development Team Administrator

Lydia provides efficient and effective administrative support across project, business development and marketing activities.

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Matt Town

Senior ICT Manager

Matt Town

Senior ICT Manager

Leading an in-house IT team, Matthew is responsible for developing and implementing the company's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategy, ensuring it supports corporate goals and objectives. His team manages and supports the IT infrastructure, and provides specialist ICT input, advice and guidance across the group’s businesses.

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Nathan Salmon

ICT Network Manager

Nathan Salmon

ICT Network Manager

Nathan’s principle role within Prime’s in-house IT Team is that of Network Manager, responsible for developing and managing the group’s network, virtualised server infrastructure and desktop systems.

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Nicolle Stride

marketing and communications co-ordinator

Nicolle Stride

marketing and communications co-ordinator

Nici works within the marketing and communications team for Prime and its joint venture companies, providing support to scheme communications and developing Prime’s relationships with clients, partners and local communities.

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Phil Holland

Chief Investment Officer

Phil Holland

Chief Investment Officer

Phil’s role as Chief Investment Officer involves taking the lead in securing funding and investment for Prime’s development pipeline and that of its joint venture companies.

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Richard Laing

Executive Chairman

Richard Laing

Executive Chairman

As Executive Chairman of the Board, Richard has led the evolution of a successful property company, operating across the whole health and care system.

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Rob Ferris

Development Director

Rob Ferris

Development Director

Rob focuses on providing clients with advice and guidance on the best parking solution to improve the patient, visitor and staff experience.

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Sarah Wells

Strategic Property Manager

Sarah Wells

Strategic Property Manager

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Scott Hopcutt

Financial Accountant

Scott Hopcutt

Financial Accountant

Scott is responsible for the preparation of Prime’s monthly consolidated accounts and forecasting, as well as assisting with the accounting and management reporting for Prime’s joint venture partnerships.

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Serena Chamings

Asset Management Co-ordinator

Serena Chamings

Asset Management Co-ordinator

Serena is responsible for a portfolio of more than 20 primary care centres in Staffordshire, Birmingham and Solihull, ensuring that properties are maintained to the highest standards and any building issues are resolved swiftly to minimise disruption

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Simon Dutton

Senior Construction Quality Manager

Simon Dutton

Senior Construction Quality Manager

Simon is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the quality and compliance of Prime developments, ensuring each one meets or exceeds the necessary regulatory requirements and is built to the agreed design and specification.

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Sophie Price

Assistant Management Accountant

Sophie Price

Assistant Management Accountant

Sophie supports the Senior Management Accountant in providing full accounting and management reporting for Prime and its joint venture partners, including BaS LIFT, Prima 200 and Interserve Prime.

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Steve Drumm

Buildings Manager

Steve Drumm

Buildings Manager

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Stuart Chandler

Independent Non-Executive Director

Stuart Chandler

Independent Non-Executive Director

Stuart took on the role of Chairman of the Prime group in 2011 and since that time he has been using his experience to advise the group on funding and financial matters, as well as being responsible for corporate governance. In May 2017, Stuart moved to the position of Non-Executive Director.

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Toni Barratt

Head of HR

Toni Barratt

Head of HR

Toni leads the group HR team responsible for ensuring we recruit and retain the best people and develop and equip them with the skills and knowledge to perform their roles to the highest standard.

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Vikki Town

Group Finance Director

Vikki Town

Group Finance Director

As Group Financial Director, Vikki leads Prime’s in-house finance team to deliver statutory financial and management accounting for Prime and its group companies, as well as being responsible for managing tax, VAT, treasury and payroll.

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Wendy Teo

Marketing and Communications Director

Wendy Teo

Marketing and Communications Director

Wendy leads the marketing and communications team, overseeing corporate marketing strategy and stakeholder engagement.

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Will Bilbrough

Development Director

Will Bilbrough

Development Director

Will is an integral part of the Development team, with his combined design and property development experience bringing a rounded perspective to projects.

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Find your place at Prime

At Prime, knowledge is at the heart of everything we do. That means attracting, developing and retaining people is very important to us.

As a company, we are passionate about what we do and our strength lies in delivering practical solutions to complex problems. We’re always looking for new skills and ideas and the fast-paced environment we operate in means we can offer great opportunities for learning and development, as well as the chance to be involved in a variety of challenging projects.