ABOUT US

The Hopkins Team

One team.
A shared vision.

What unites everyone at Hopkins is our dedication towards a shared goal: the building of exceptional houses that people are proud to call home.

To achieve this, we nurture the industry’s best emerging talent through apprenticeships and grant schemes. We encourage continual career development at every level and we have a board brimming with expertise and experience.

So that, at every stage of the business, our people work together to bring our shared vision to life.

James Hopkins

Founder & CEO

James is the founder and driving force behind the Hopkins Group, starting with Hopkins & Moore in 1985 and then establishing Hopkins Homes in 1992. The Hopkins Group has since become the largest property developer in East Anglia with a reputation for excellent design and superior quality together with creating desirable and sustainable communities. A passionate advocate of local charities and, through the Hopkins Charitable Fund, James supports a range of causes throughout East Anglia, particularly those tackling homelessness, deprivation and social issues. An entrepreneur in the truest sense, James has a number of other commercial interests including farming, hospitality and the IT sector.

Lee Barnard

Group Managing Director

Lee joined the Hopkins Group in 2000. Coming from a sales background, Lee rose quickly through the ranks and in 2011 accepted a board position as Sales and Marketing Director.

Lee has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the industry, which, coupled with his skill and proficiency, saw him promoted to Group Managing Director in 2020.

Marcus Armitage

Production Director

Beginning his career as a carpenter and joiner, Marcus has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. He joined Hopkins Homes as a Site Manager in 1998 and quickly progressed to Construction Manager and then Construction Director. Marcus is responsible for all build and site activity and ensures our uncompromising standards of quality, safety and craftsmanship are strictly adhered to.

Simon Bryan

Group Development Director

Simon joined Hopkins Homes as Land Manager in 1999 and was appointed as Development Director in 2001. Simon holds a Building Degree (with Commendation) from Nottingham Trent University and has over 35 years’ experience in housebuilding, having worked previously for Wilcon Homes (Wilson Connolly). His extensive knowledge of the industry allows him to successfully lead the in-house technical, architectural and planning teams.

Michael Cox

Group Executive Director & CFO

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Michael holds an MBA (with Distinction) from Cass Business School, London. Michael has worked with private and national housebuilders during his 35-year career and, since joining as Finance Director in 2002, has applied that expertise to plan and implement the sustained growth of the Hopkins Group. He became Executive Director and CFO in 2020.

Andrew Fraser-Dale

Group Finance Director

Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Surveyor (Corporate Finance & Investment Division) and holds a BSc (hons) in Building Surveying from the University of Reading. He has worked in strategic land, main contracting, commercial real estate and housebuilding in the UK and overseas for 21 years, 17 at director level, and most recently at Manchester Airport Group Property. Andrew joined Hopkins Homes in 2020.

Monika Hanlon

Group Sales & Marketing Director

A qualified surveyor with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Monika holds an MSc in Land Management from the University of Reading, as well as a BA in European Studies from University College London. Monika was Regional Sales and Marketing Director at Bloor Homes and, prior to that, Head of Sales and Marketing at the Berkeley Homes Group. Highly skilled, experienced and driven, Monika was appointed Group Sales and Marketing Director in 2020.

Iain Jamie

Group Land Director

Iain is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and read Real Estate and Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Iain has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, previously working throughout East Anglia for both Bidwells and Knight Frank. Iain joined Hopkins as Land Director in 2009. He specialises in the acquisition and disposal of land opportunities and is responsible for the delivery of short-, medium- and long-term prospects into the business.

Jonathan Agar

Non Executive Director

Jonathan has been Chief Executive of Birketts, a regional law firm, since 2013 where he is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction and leading all aspects of business delivery and performance. Prior to this, Jonathan spent 15 years in the Financial Services sector in the City and seven years serving in the British Army. Jonathan is a Trustee of the Suffolk Community Foundation and a Governor of the Royal Hospital School where he chairs the Finance and Resources Committee.

Martin Bailey

Non Executive Director

A Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years in property, Martin started as a graduate on the George Wimpey training scheme. He took his first position as a Land Buyer for Wimpey Homes in East Anglia and subsequently worked with the Development team at Savills in Norwich. In 2001, Martin joined Hopkins Homes. He specialises in purchasing land and property, both for development opportunities and to expand our property portfolio.

I’m constantly impressed by the skill and dedication to quality shown by every Hopkins Homes colleague. The future of this business couldn’t be in better hands.

We’re always looking for talented people

If you can’t see a suitable vacancy on our Join our Team page but want to become a valuable part of the Hopkins Group, then we want to hear from you.

Send your CV and covering letter to info@hopkinshomes.co.uk or to our Head Office address below.