Meet the team

Rebecca Prince

Brand Manager

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 leads up all things brand and design at Sky House Co.

A creative-driven professional and a lover of travel.

 

Toni Cross

Financial Controller

A disciplined task driven administrator. Toni started with CODA in 2004 and worked her way through the business from Receptionist to Office Manager.

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

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 Co is delighted to call on his experience.

Kelvin Bramhall

Quantity Surveyor

Graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Kelvin entered the construction industry in 2017 as a Trainee Estimator working predominantly in the commercial and residential sectors.

He brings vital experience to Sky-House Co having worked previously with modern methods of construction and off-site manufacturing.

A keen footballer, season ticket holder for Sheffield United and father to a Siberian cat called ‘Baby’…

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 Operations Team 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 taste.

Owen Rogers

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Owen joined the team in 2021 as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor, whilst studying for his qualifications at college.

Officially the youngest, and most enthusiastic, member of Sky-House Co. Owen can usually be found in the gym or ‘out out’ with mates..

Jay Ratcliffe

Customer Care Manager

With a customer focused background having worked for a leading franchise company, Jay brings a committed, caring approach to our customer care team. Liaising with customers from handover and beyond, Jay is on hand to assist our customers with all aspects after move in day.

In her spare time (not much of it with 2 young children), Jay enjoys crafting and upcycling!

Paul Battye

Site Manager

With over 20 years experience in the construction industry, Paul started out as a bricklayer before advancing into management. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Sky-House Co.

Enjoys watching most sports and is a lifelong Leeds United fan, for his sins. Paul loves holidaying with his family and going on walks with his dog Buddy.

 

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!

Alex Price

Quantity Surveyor

Graduated from Sheffield Hallam with an MSc in Quantity Surveying and a BSc in Geography from the University of Edinburgh.

Over 7 years’ experience in the industry, including at Wates Group (large scale social housing refurbs) and Freedom Group (utilities sector, predominantly carrying out civils works). Alex has developed a keen eye for a decent profit margin and a good spreadsheet.

A fan of a nice bottle of red, cricket, F1 and for his sins, a life-long supporter of Barnsley FC – you Reds! Previously an avid cricket player, he now enjoys walking and pottering around the garden. Random fact: Alex was once a groomsman for a wedding in Colombia.

Richard Ratcliffe

Commercial Manager

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!

Reece Hattee

Site Engineer

Started as a trainee engineer 8 years ago at Britcon, obtaining training, qualifications and Higher National Certificate. Reece then went on to become a fully qualified civil engineer and site manager, responsible for running a number of jobs at one time. Reece joined Sky-House Co in 2021 as Site Engineer.

Enjoys watching footy and a night out with the lads.

Rob Wood

Site Manager

Rob completed his HNC and training at Strata Homes before joining the Sky-House Co, 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. He has yet to realise his other passion for fishing may have to take a backseat too…

Dan Murphy

Contracts Manager

Forward thinking and approachable techy.

Responsible for contracts management and procurement across all developments, 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.

Matt Yates

Sales Manager

Passionate about delivering exceptional service through customer relationships built on trust and transparency.  Matt works alongside our Design and Operations teams to help create a smooth sales journey for customers, from first contact to handover.

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 Co.

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.

George Asquith

Assistant Site Manager

Previous experience as a concrete finisher, groundworks operative and assistant site manager in housing and civil engineering developments. George started working as Assistant Site Manager at Sky-House Co in 2021 on our flagship Oughtibridge Mill development.

An all-round fitness buff, having started boxing at the age of 7. A lover of a powerlifting, wakeboarding, mountain biking and a ‘wobbly day session’. Affectionately known at Sky-House Co as a ‘big friendly giant’.

Mick Lyne

Site Manager

Qualified joiner with over 21 years experience. Mick originally worked as a contractor on the Sky-House Waverley Phase 01 development before joining the team as Assistant Site Manager in 2021.

A lover of live music and busy father to two teenage boys who play rugby for their local team.

David Cross

Director / Chartered Architect

Creative Award-Winning Architect / Developer. David founded and exited CODA, one of the region’s leading multi-disciplinary architecture practices specialising in 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.

Jodie Hawley

Accounts Assistant

A seasoned Accounts professional with plenty of construction experience having worked at some of the cities largest developers.

A keen runner, long suffering Wednesday fan and an avid to-do list maker (even making lists of lists).

Jodie joins Toni, Joni and the other Jodie in the Sky-House Co name rhyming game!

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.

Joni Cotton

Head of Legal

A highly respected, straight-talking, no-nonsense property lawyer dragged out of semi-retirement by David and Philip.

Joni is charged controlling the legal processes across all the divisions, demystifying legalese jargon and simplifying long paragraphs into bullet points for David.

Officially classified as ‘Dangerous’ on ‘Work Do’s’…

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