Meet the team

Carl Richardson

Site Manager

Starting out as a bricklayer, Carl quickly progressed into management roles withing regional housebuilders including Harron Homes and Gleeson’s. His trade background and strong civils experience makes him a well-rounded site manager.

The bourbon drinking rugby fan sports an excellent Viking beard that requires nearly as much attention than his two daughters!

Jodie Cook

Operations Support Manager

A no nonsense Yorkshirewoman that has her sleeves rolled up ready for action.

The primary role is to offer support to the site managers and carry out regular health and safety audits, to build and maintain company management systems, H&S audits, conduct system audits, monitor legal compliance, provide operational support to site managers.

An expert shopper with expensive tastes.

Phil Hulbert

Site Manager

An industrious and diligent Site Manager with an impressive career in housing with housebuilders such as Bovis, Persimmon, Bramall and experience spanning over a decade in Social Housing alone.  Phil has a confident manner and wealth of experience that ensures projects are delivered safely, on time and in budget- and more importantly to the right quality standards.

A dyed-in-the-wool ‘Dee-Dar’ and Wednesdayite his natural enthusiasm has only recently been dampened by his team’s continued league performance!

 

David Cross

Director / Chartered Architect

Creative Award-Winning Architect / Developer.

Founded and exited CODA; one of the region’s leading multi-disciplinary practices specialising in all forms of housing.

Founded Crossbow in 2013 leading to the formation of Sky-House Co and the BIG City Co. A series of development brands focusing on the ‘missing-middle’ of the housing market; from the first time and last time buyer to urban and rural solutions.

Described as a purveyor of gentle density, natural sustainability, and robust, durable Architecture. A lover of terraced housing and linear master plans!

A former guest lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in Real Estate and Architecture and International keynote speaker and panellist specialising in regeneration and housing.

Louise Bennett

Account/Office Manager

A well organised lifelong administrator with over fifteen years in the construction sector and ten years within the insurance sector. Louise has worked alongside her brother David and Toni in all aspects of their businesses.

Louise loves to shop (and hoard), ferry her kids around and tend to their growing menagerie of eclectic animals!

Philip Prince

Director / Chartered Accountant

A classical Yorkshireman in Finance with a keen eye for design.

A seasoned developer and investor with 35 years’ experience developing a range of developments around the region from Kelham Island to Ranmoor and beyond.

Philip diversified from accountancy in 1987 into property by knocking about a few terraced houses in Sheffield and has now completed 15 developments and over 156 homes.

A keen sportsman in his time now an avid dog walker in the Mayfield Valley often seen with a microphone in one hand and Leffe in in the other.

Rebecca Prince

Design Manager / Architect

Graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 and obtained her Part III Architects’ qualification with Distinction at London Metropolitan University in 2017.

Extensive experience delivering residential projects at a design-led practice in London.

Joined Sky House Co in 2019 after circumnavigating the world by bicycle. Rebecca is Design Manager at Sky House Co.

A creative-driven professional and a lover of travel.

 

Rob Wood

Site Manager

Rob completed is HNC and training at Strata Homes before joining the Sky-House team bringing more regional housebuilding skills to the team. His approachable and helpful manner ensures he leads his sites with a positive can-do attitude.

Rob is a new dad that will no doubt miss his beloved nightlife and has yet to realise his other passion for fishing may have to take a backseat too!

 

Matt Yates

Sales/Customer Service Manager

Passionate about delivering exceptional service through customer relationships built on trust and transparency.  Matt works alongside our Design Team, Construction Teams, and Partners to create a smooth customer journey from first contact to handover and beyond.

A real property person, Matt joined Sky-House Co. from an award-winning student accommodation provider. An adopted Sheffielder, having ventured North to study at University and a true ambassador for all things Sky House.

Richard Ratcliffe

Commercial Manager / QS

A Senior Quantity Surveyor with invaluable experience across all sectors including residential, education, health and retail. Graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Construction Management.

A very well organised individual that loves a bit of Rugby, F1 and the Great Outdoors!

Dan Murphy

Senior QS

Forward thinking and approachable techy.

Responsible for cost control, procurement and day-today commercial management alongside the rest of the Operations Team. A background of commercial contracting in all sectors also bringing a keen eye for a detail.

A newly qualified Drone Pilot with a history of near misses.

Ryan Ratcliffe

Operations Director

A calm, pragmatic and unflappable Operations Director with a hands-on approach.

With his mix of contracting and national house building experience, Ryan brings a wealth of operational knowledge to the Sky-House Co team. He is an experienced systems and team builder with a keen eye for quality.

Ryan leads our development delivery team with a can-do attitude to ensure we deliver award winning developments in all aspects of design, construction, and customer service.

Toni Cross

Financial Controller

A disciplined task driven administrator.

Started with CODA in 2004 and worked the way through the business from Receptionist to Office Manager.

Worked side by side with David in building and managing all divisions of the business including Krynkl, Crossbow, CODA and now Sky-House.

A natural organiser and advocate of Marie Kondo.

Mark Rosindale

Non-Exec Director

A results driven, fast thinker, with an analytical and logical way of approaching situations.

With a long career history starting in the previous century, Mark has moved through the ranks from trainee QS to Commercial Director of Strata Construction and then on to MD of Strata Homes from 2014-2016; one of the region’s largest housebuilders.

Now semi-retired and with a keen focus on his grandkids and his fishing rod, Sky-House is delighted to call on his experience.

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