John McFarland BEng (Hons)

  • 17 years successful experience in businesses as diverse as mining, quarrying, food retail and property development.
  • 7 years as Property Director for Aldi Stores UK. Responsibility for site acquisition, store construction and the maintenance of the existing store portfolio. Managed a capital budget of c£20million per annum and a £150million retail property portfolio
  • 4 years as Founder and Director for Hamley Developments Ltd
  • 1st BEng (Hons) Mining Engineering from Nottingham University in 1994
  • Outside interests include sport (rugby, cricket, golf), travel and family

Nigel Bowthorpe BA (Hons), ACMA

  • 17 years success in property investment, development and facilities management.
  • 14 years as Strategy Director for Goodliffe Estates Ltd. Initiated & facilitated a strategic process contributing to a quadrupling of the capital value of this investment property portfolio, whilst ensuring more predictable, increased profits.
  • 4 years as a Founder and Director for Hamley Developments Ltd.
  • 3 years as MD for OCS Group Ltd’s business interests in the Channel Islands. Led a trebling of business turnover and profits, and put in place a proactive, stable and better trained management structure and team.
  • 3 years as MD for Leisure Support Services Ltd. Led the start up phase for this JV. Successfully developed & delivered a high quality, flexible & robust FM service for high profile sports venues, events, and historic buildings. Won key clients (The Oval, Open Golf, Grand National, UNESCO Old Royal Naval College, Devon Show), built a strong team and a dynamic business.
  • Associate Chartered Management Accountant, CIMA qualified in 1997.
  • BA (Hons) 2.1 Industrial Economics graduate from Nottingham Uni in 1993.
  • Outside of work, interests include golf, rugby, global travel and family.