About Newby

At Newby we pride ourselves on creating unique homes which resonate in profound luxury and timeless interiors. We are a developer that undertakes a variety of land projects, land promotion, asset management, development management, development in its own right and land consultancy.

Our ambition is to deliver projects that are truly relevant to the communities in which they are built. High quality inclusive developments that drive positive socio-economic change.

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Founded in 2008, our success is built on a strong track record of meticulously planned design solutions and bespoke properties for our end user. We have built our reputation through taking pride in delivering unique and timeless designs, creating places that are each a projection of our and our end user’ vision

Meet The Team


Nick Moody

Deal Origination & Funding

Nick Moody, a founding partner of Newby has over twenty-five years experience in the property industry. Nick provides deal origination and funding for Newby and coordinates corporate strategy.


Simon Hepden

Development & Planning

Simon Hepden, a founding partner of Newby has over twenty years experience in development, planning, project and cost management and construction delivery. Simon enables Newby to build in house without recourse to main contractors.


Frazer Roberts

Project Direction

Frazer is now a stakeholder in Newby and coordinates the business from acquisition/funding through the development process to eventual sale.

Chris Heffernan

Commercial Manager

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in Quantity Surveying, winning awards for Build Quality. Chris is responsible for the financial management of projects, negotiating and agreeing contracts and overseeing the new build housing.

Anthony Mackle

Sales & Marketing Director

Anthony has over thirteen years of experience in the property developer sector. The main focus of the Newby Sales & Marketing team is to deliver an engaging and seamless customer experience, which Anthony oversees from initial enquiry through to customer care.

Francesca Kaye

Marketing Manager

Francesca is a marketing professional with an abundance of experience within the Property industry. Francesca co-ordinates the marketing process at Newby from the branding to delivering design and other marketing campaigns throughout the development process, through to completion.

Stan Barrett

Finance Assistant

Stan joined the team to assist the finance department. Stan supports James with the day to day accounting and operational function of the business.

Maxine O’Hara

Office Manager

Maxine offers support for the whole team from the office. Acting as the first point of contact for colleagues and clients, Maxine also provides PA support for both Nick and Simon.

Lauren Baird

Office Assistant

Lauren recently joined the team to assist Maxine with the day-to-day management of the office. Due to the rate of our growing team, Lauren is busy acting as a second support for both colleagues and clients alike.

Chris Walker

Contracts Manager

Chris is responsible for the procurement of sub-contractors packages for each development and coordinates the site development works across all Newby schemes.

Lauren Gant


Lauren has over 5 years’ experience within the construction industry as a buyer among other roles and is currently working towards a HNC in Building Studies at Teesside University. Lauren is responsible for the purchasing of materials and plant for each development project.

Sam Ellis

Project & Site Management

Sam is responsible for the health and safety as well as the project and site management of Newby’s developments. Sam oversees the development process at both conversion and new build sites.

Thomas Holme

Development Manager

Thomas co-ordinates between our development and commercial team for Newby’s new build and conversion projects alongside complete management of subcontractors. Having successfully graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying & Construction Commercial Management, Thomas’ experience is extensive coupled with a background working for both national and local contractors.

Jonny Darbishire

Development Manager

Jonny’s background includes working on a variety of luxury residential refurbishments and has numerous years experience as a Quantity Surveyor. Jonny manages the developments in from specification to the materials used to make up each project.

Jonathan Hull

Site Manager

Jonathan has over 20 year’s experience of working in construction. His previous projects have ranged from large student accommodation buildings in York, hotels and the Nottingham Train Station Grade II listed building refurbishment. Jonathan currently oversees the Springfield Court development in Harrogate.

David Spence

Contracts Manager

David is an experienced Contracts Manager with multiple construction disciplines with over 15 years’ experience within the industry. David oversees a number of Newby developments, both new builds and listed building renovation projects.

Carl Barrow

Site Manager

Carl Barrow has over 20 year’s of experience working in the construction industry, managing projects of various size & importance from listed building, new builds & refurbishments. Carl is involved in planning, procurement, design, health & safety and day to day running of projects and currently manages Ryedale House in York.

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