Who We Are
In the mid 80s I served my time as an apprentice joiner on various building sites. On completion of my apprenticeship I went on to be a self-employed 714 subcontractor for various companies. Before long I formed Lomond Homes with my father; producing and building timber framed houses. Over the next 20 years, through good and bad times, we have continued to develop and invest in the company. We now find ourselves in a position where we have diversified from purely house building, to having a group of property related companies and numerous specialist divisions, all of which pull together to support each other. We have, amongst others, created civil engineering, electrical and plumbing divisions, a land development operation, a town planning consultancy, and a business park.
Over the past five years I have been looking for new entrepreneurial opportunities to further diversify our businesses. As a team we have, created and now run a successful restaurant, gained planning permission and are working towards building a new hotel, developed masterplans for several strategic land expansions involving thousands of houses, begun to consider renewable energy developments, and constantly looked for more business opportunities both in the short and long term.
My ethos is to create unrivalled quality products within all our businesses, whether they be new homes, commercial or leisure. The business models we have set up have repeatedly been successful in attracting funding from the banks despite the worsening financial climate. This was reflected in March 2008 when I was awarded “Regional Director of the Year” by the Institute of Directors.
With our broad experience rooted in all aspects of the construction and development industry I firmly believe we have created an unparalleled ability to identify, pursue and deliver a wide range of business opportunities.
Telephone: 01592 779370 . Email: email@example.com
Grant, together with his brother Phillip, leads the Lomond Group. He has been in the building trade for 20 years, serving his time as an apprentice joiner before becoming involved in the family business.
In his role Grant is renowned for his attention to detail and is involved in all aspects of the company from the initial design of house types and site layout, through to the finished product. Grant also works closely with sales and marketing to devise and implement innovative sales strategies, whilst continuing to offer a diverse range of quality house types.
Telephone: 01592 776660 . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Mulderrig, BSc Hons, DipTRP, Masters in Civic Design, MRTPI, Land Manager
After studying in Lancaster and Liverpool, I worked for a short time in several direct sales roles, and have subsequently had a broad range of jobs in the Planning profession. These have included lecturing and consultancy at the University of Liverpool and research at the University of Lisbon, private consultancy for Merseyside Information Systems and Liverpool Housing Action Trust, and public sector work with Allerdale Borough Council, Epping Forest Council, and Fife Council. I have now returned to the private sector at Lomond Land.
For many years now I have been immersed in developing land in one shape or form. Much of this has involved housing. I have calculated housing land numbers for numerous local authorities, and more importantly identified housing land allocations to meet those numbers. Possibly being in the wrong place at the right time, I have also been centrally involved with several Local Plan and Planning inquiries, and have spent more than my fair share of time giving planning evidence. As a result I have a pretty comprehensive insight in to the workings of the public sector, the processes of development planning, and perhaps most valuably, the ability to identify land with development potential.
Allied to that public sector experience, I have for a long time spent my life monitoring the development market, tracking land values and identifying successful and profitable developments. Additionally I formulate options, joint ventures and other business models, draft and review legal agreements and contracts, and where necessary protect them through instigating or defending litigation.
It is through drawing all these skills and experiences together, and combined with the wealth of expertise of my colleagues, that I believe we are uniquely placed to be able identify new and innovative development ideas. Just as crucially we can sell those ideas to the parties involved, be they Council’s, Politicians, Financial Institutions, Statutory Consultees, land owners, or private individuals.
Telephone: 01592 776661 . Email: email@example.com
Debbie Kemp, Creative Co-ordinator
Debbie has over twenty years experience in the Graphic Design market. With a wide-ranging portfolio, and hands-on experience in many aspects of the company, she not only leads all in-house visual communication solutions, but is also heavily involved with managing the Lomond Group’s websites. She works alongside the sales and marketing team, providing design and media co-ordination, and in turn enhances the company’s profile and improves brand awareness.
Telephone: 01592 776654 . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Clark, Group P.A.
Nancy has over twenty years comprehensive financial and secretarial experience. Her role within Lomond Group is that of P.A. to Phillip C Ritchie as well as supporting the other professional members of the team.
Telephone: 01592 776643 . Email: email@example.com