“You are not here merely to prepare to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.”
Woodrow Wilson. 1913
Meet The Team
Nick studied Commerce at University College Dublin, and has spent most of his career working first as a management accountant and then in financial services. In 2010, his passion for property and business led him to found Barnett Developments with the vision of building homes he’d want his children to have. Nick is passionate about his family, rally driving, turning disused properties into beautiful homes, and housing the homeless.
Lorna’s career began with the study of law at University College Dublin. Four years later she switched paths and qualified as a Special Needs and Montessori teacher. After a spell working in Tokyo, she moved to the UK and set up two private pre-schools, both achieving Outstanding reports from Ofsted. Lorna has now joined Barnett Developments, bringing a fresh approach and a wide range of skills to the business. Lorna loves art and has a real flair for interior design.
Richard is our business development director. He has a wealth of experience in property with 25 years’ experience in both the commercial and residential markets and has been involved in all aspects of development. Richard has a particular interest in working within a heritage framework, developing places to live and work that are sympathetic to their environment that enhance the areas they are in. He is focused on the development and progression of new projects for Barnett Developments. Richard is married with 3 grown-up children and has recently become a grandad.
Neil qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 and has held board level positions in SME companies since 1998. He has been involved in the construction sector since 2003, having played a significant role in a number of financing initiatives, including Private Equity buyouts, and M&A transactions. Neil is tasked with using his analytical and finance skills to source finance for Barnett’s various development schemes and to develop Management Information to assist in the Company’s decision-making process. Neil lives in Cheltenham with his wife and 3 children, enjoys skiing and is an avid football fan.
Adam studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford and currently works as an anaesthetist at Whipps Cross University NHS Hospital and The Lister Hospital, Chelsea. He’s worked with Barnett Developments since 2017, focussing on long term business strategy, fundraising, and marketing tone-of-voice. He is also a medical advisor to the HALO Trust, an international landmine clearance NGO, and is writing his second book, a science fiction novel (which will hopefully be more of a page-turner than his first, a medical textbook!). Adam enjoys writing, travel, and most of all his family.
Steve worked in the world of finance as an IFA for 20 years. In 1993 he changed his career path and works with Barnett Developments as a HR consultant specialising in strategic development of personnel and is now an integral member of the team. He is a black belt in Karate and is a science fiction enthusiast.
Mike studied Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and joined us in 2021. Mike works across all areas of the business from assessing, developing and project managing new projects to creating our inhouse marketing and communication materials. He has a particular interest in sustainable housing and creating luxurious yet practical homes with minimal carbon footprints.