About us - The hopkins team


The Hopkins Team

One team.
A shared vision.

What unites everyone at Hopkins Homes 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.

Lee Barnard

Group Managing Director

Lee joined Hopkins Homes 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 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.

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 Sales and Marketing Director in 2020.

Matt Ward

Land Director

Matt (MRICS) has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, previously working for Barratt David Wilson Homes where he grew the company’s portfolio of developments, most recently in the position of Development Director. Matt joined Hopkins as Land Director in August 2021. He is responsible for Hopkins Homes’ new land opportunities, bringing more of our exceptional and in-demand homes to East Anglia.

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 [email protected] or to our Head Office address below.