With valuable practical experience gained from a trade background and a stickler for procedure and quality, Chartered Builder Brian demands that work is completed to the highest standards. Moving up the Managing Directors seat in April 2016, Brian is keen to build upon the company’s historic successes well into the next generation. Brian served on the Leeds Hub Committee of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) up to 2021 where he enjoyed giving back to the construction industry.
To relax Brian challenges himself cycling the odd 100 mile sportive or running 24 hour relays! He is active at a local running club where he particularly enjoys easy paced trail running. But Brian says he is most relaxed when on or alongside water, enjoying walking, running, cycling or boating activities together with good food and drink with family and friends.
Initially joining the company part time whilst studying a diploma in construction, followed by a degree in quantity surveying James became full-time in 2009. He has since gathered experience across different areas of the business from site management to sales and development land acquisition. Retirement led role restructuring within the business in April 2016 provided the opportunity for James step up to Director level where he looks forward to many successful years with Park Lane Homes.
James likes to keep fit by cycling, running and high intensity interval training. Socially he enjoys local pubs, restaurants and is a keen and accomplished cook who delights in entertaining friends and family. Other interests include motor racing, boxing, gardening, local family walks, wildlife and traveling.
Sarah joined Park Lane Homes in 2015 bringing with her notable experience from previous secretarial and bookkeeping positions. With a varied and wide ranged skillset she quickly proved her worth becoming a highly valued member of the team. Sarah’s role involves professionally managing pretty much all non-construction matters, and a number of construction related matters too, including as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) running the company accounts.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys socialising and spending time with her family and pets.
With over 35 years’ experience in the property sector, Ben joined Park Lane Homes in 1999 and became a Director in 2003. With effect from April 2016 Ben has moved aside to let the younger generation take over. Remaining with Park Lane Homes in a consultant capacity
Ben will continue to be with us for some time yet. When he is not working, Ben enjoys cycling, golf, walking, rugby union and eating out.
With a degree in quantity surveying along with varied building and civil engineering experience spanning over over 40 years’, Robert has a great understanding and vast range of knowledge across all sectors of the construction industry during which he worked up to fellow level of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Robert has further qualifications in waste management.
Away from work Robert enjoys time at the gym, taking part in countryside pursuits and has a keen interest in conservation.
Lisette brings valuable experience to our team gained from a decade in legal secretarial roles followed by over 13 years as a personal assistant to directors within niche property companies. Lisette utilises her strong property legal administration background to excellent effect in her responsible multi-disciplined role which includes assisting senior managers and directors, supporting clients with aftersales matters and carrying out various statutory and vital general office administration tasks.
In her spare time Lisette attends ballet classes, catches up with friends and enjoys long walks in the countryside with her family and cocker spaniel.
With over 45 years in the house building sector of the industry and bolstered by a solid trade background, Kevin brings an abundance of relevant experience to Park Lane Homes, much of which was attained whist specialising within the premium end of the market. Kevin’s strict but fair no nonsense management style and professional demeanour drive projects effectively and efficiently from mobilisation to handover whist delivering each home to the highest standard.
Away from work Kevin enjoys travelling to explore new places and learn about different cultures. He is also a keen caravaner and enjoys both planned and impromptu weekend breaks with his family and walking in the countryside.
Founder of Park Lane Homes, Brian has a wealth of experience in the construction industry. His commitment and understanding of design and detail are testament to the projects Park Lane Homes has delivered and continues to deliver.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys his cars, motor racing, sailing, cycling, and walking.