Castleoak specialist delivery partners

We're specialist, experienced

delivery partners in later living and care

We might have been the first specialist in care and later living development, but, when it comes to creating homes that work for everyone and making later life better, partnership, passion and innovation are just as important as experience 

 

We've over 30 years' specialism, from assisted living to care homes to retirement villages. So we understand your market, what you need your homes to deliver, and how to help you make sure they do.

We bring partnership attitude in all we do, so your targets and challenges are ours too.  Which is why we plan pipelines as well as projects, with 87% of our customers choosing to work with us again.

We believe in innovation to make later life better, in areas including assistive technology and sustainability that give you homes that people want to live and work in.

We aspire to demonstrate our company values of Excellence, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration every day. As a values-driven business, we believe how we do things is as important as what we do.

We are passionate about later living and care. We're both supportive of and active within the sector, joining the wider debate and the drive to deliver appropriate, sustainable and plentiful homes that help make later life better.

 

Our Group board

Paul Foster

Executive Chair

Paul is our business leader, with over 35 years’ experience in development, construction and off-site manufacturing.  Sustainable design and development are a particular area of expertise.

He has significant experience as a CEO/COO and has worked not only in social infrastructure, engineering, built-asset management and construction but also in knowledge management and digital businesses. He has a strong network across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

Bob Smith

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Bob is a Chartered Accountant who trained at Grant Thornton and has spent 40 years in business, including senior financial roles in the construction sector with Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Midas Group.

He joined Castleoak’s Board in 2016 and, in addition to leading the financial strategy for the business, Bob works with the Executive Directors to mitigate risks and optimise cash management across the Castleoak Group.

Kate Still

Chief Operating Officer

Kate’s focus is on the business’s performance and organisational development. She leads all the non-financial business areas, including people; customer satisfaction; communications; supply chain management; and health, safety and environmental management.

With a background including finance, housing maintenance, social enterprise, local government and management consultancy, Kate has over 20 years’ experience as a business strategist and operations leader. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Lisa Gledhill

Managing Director, Developments

Lisa leads our development business and joint ventures. She has 25 years’ experience as a development and construction leader spanning real estate, infrastructure and property development, investment, construction and consultancy.

She is the Chair at EdCity Development Limited, a not-for-profit development which aims to create an education and charity hub in White City, London. Lisa is also a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. 

Managing Director, Manufacturing

Andrew Duggan

Andrew leads our offsite manufacturing business, working closely with our partners and customers in the social housing sector as well as overseeing design and supply to our own construction projects. 

He leads Castleoak's sustainability agenda and speaks regularly on the benefits of Modern Methods of Construction.

 

He has an MSc in HR Management and a postgraduate diploma in Sustainable Business Risk Management.

Executive Director

Colwyn Knight

Colwyn has over 35 years’ experience in the later living sector and has been with us for more than three decades.  

 

He has immense knowledge of the sector, of Modern Methods of Construction, and pioneered the Castleoak partnership ethos.

 

He is passionate about best practice, and leads on innovation and technical excellence across our team of accomplished technical, design and construction professionals. 

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