About Newby

A team of experienced professionals

Newby has an eye for unique design and a passion for delivering high-quality. With decades of experience, Newby has become a house hold name of all aspects of property. Newby is obsessed by quality from start, to finish.

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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.

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

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.

Oliver Blackshaw

Land Consultancy & Planning

Oliver manages all of Newby’s strategic land sites and planning processes from the initial pre-planning stages through to the submission of full planning applications to the grant of permission and negotiation of the Section 106. He liaises with the planning consultant, architects and consultants to ensure each scheme’s value is maximised whilst meeting national and local planning policies.

Francesca Wright

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.

Ben Roberts

Sales Manager

Ben has worked in the property industry for a number of years, working for both local and award winning national companies. Ben brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas, working closely with all buyers throughout the process, from initial stages right through to completion.

Wendy Thornton-Coad


Wendy Thornton-Coad, is a finance professional with extensive experience within a private accounting practice. Wendy is responsible for legal compliance, company secretarial matters and the operational function of the company.

Stan Barrett

Finance Assistant

Stan recently joined the team to assist Wendy within the finance department. Stan supports Wendy 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 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.

Amy Welbourn

After-sales Manager

Amy has experience in sales of residential properties and land and new homes. Amy manages the after-sales care, delivering a service well beyond the move-in date with any queries.

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.

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 previously worked for an award winning multi-national contractor as a Quantity Surveyor. Successfully graduating from Nottingham Trent University with BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying & Construction Commercial Management, Thomas brings with him unrivalled experience and knowledge having worked both nationally and locally.

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' experinece within the industry. David oversees a number of Newby developments, both new builds and listed building renovation projects.

Steve Griffin

Assistant Site Manager

Steve was in the Navy for 10 years as an Engineer on the HMS Turbulent and has spent the last five years as a Freelance Construction Assistant, learning all aspects of construction management. Steve joined the Newby team in Spring 2018 working on the Springfield Court development.

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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Close Brothers Homes and Communities Agency Telereal Trillium Oaknorth Moorfield Group Together

An independent merchant banking group based in London, providing market making and corporate finance services. Newby have worked closely with Close Brothers on the successful development of 32 Devonshire Place and Windsor Court, and continue to build on the relationship working alongside them in the development of Springfield Court.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) helps create successful communities by making more homes and business premises available to the residents and businesses who need them. We also regulate social housing providers in England.

Telereal Trillium is one of the UK’s largest property companies, owning and managing over 8,000 properties, valued in excess of £5.5bn. The Shareholders are leading real estate investors, the Pears family and management.

OakNorth Bank was created to help the UK’s growth businesses and entrepreneurs reach their potential by providing them with bespoke, no-nonsense debt finance solutions. OakNorth lends between £500,000 to £25m to businesses and property developers in the UK and is working with Newby on the redevelopment of Ryedale House, York.

Moorfield Group is a UK real estate and related private equity fund manager, with investments made through the Moorfield Real Estate Funds (MREFs). Newby acquired Velocity Village in Sheffield with Moorfield and have now successfully completed and sold the scheme.

Together help to bring property development plans to life, enabling you to make the most of opportunities as they arise. We can help with many types of development, from new builds to conversions to refurbs. We support our clients from application right through to the completion of their projects.

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