Our People

We are a close knit and friendly team, each driven by a desire to consistently achieve the best possible results and ensure that our purpose to enrich and improve lives runs through all that we do.

 

Nicholas Bewes

Nicholas Bewes

BA (Hons)

CEO

Nicholas has overall responsibility to the Board and Shareholders for the management of the Howard Group of Companies, encompassing Howard Property Group and Howard Capital Partners...

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Thomas Bewes

Thomas Bewes

MPhil (Cantab), MSc BA (Hons), MRICS

Asset Manager

Thomas joined us in October, 2023 to support the Group’s Investment and Asset Management activities.

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Amber Farrar

Amber Farrar

Executive Assistant

Amber joined Howard Group in May 2023, as Executive Assistant to our CEO, Nicholas Bewes.

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Katherine Friend

Katherine Friend

BSc (Hons), MRICS

Director – Investment & Asset Management

Katherine joined the Group in March 2021 as Director – Investment & Asset Management to directly address the Group’s strategic priority to grow the core investment business.

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Jon Green

Jon Green

Director, Unity Campus

Jon joined the Group in June 2023 as Director, Unity Campus. An exceptionally experienced site leader with extensive strategic business operations and scientific experience within the commercial life sciences arena...

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Jess Harvey-Bowman

Jess Harvey-Bowman

Community Engagement Manager

Jess has joined Howard Group’s Unity Campus to support the community outreach and events programme...

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Andrew Hynard

Andrew Hynard

FRICS

Non-Executive Director

Andrew joined the Board as Non-Executive Director in September 2022. Andrew is an industry-leading UK real estate capital markets professional with 40 years’ experience at major international advisory and property firms.

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Robin Lea

Robin Lea

CFA Qualified

Financial Controller

Robin joined Howard Group in April 2016 to take on the role of finance controller. Reporting to the Finance Director, Robin’s duties include overseeing the day-to-day running of the accounts department and producing quarterly management accounts and Board packs...

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Rick Meakin

Rick Meakin

Finance Director

Rick joined the Group as Finance Director in November 2020, with overall responsibility for financial strategy, treasury, taxation and financial reporting...

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Laura Mills

Laura Mills

Property Management Assistant

Laura closely supports the Property Services Manager and Director - Property Services in delivering effective property management across the portfolio. Laura actively supports the smooth running of the Property Services Team to provide a full range of service delivery, liaising with customers, tenants and suppliers on a daily basis. Laura joined Howard Group in April 2016, having previously worked in and managed an estate agency.

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Simon Messervy

Simon Messervy

TD Bsc, MRICS

Portfolio Director

Simon is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Howard Group’s property portfolio, committed to providing exceptional customer experience and best in class property management. Simon joined in February 2006 after working for almost 20 years at Lambert Smith Hampton in Cambridge and Peterborough, where he held a number of senior management and surveying roles.

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Fred Murphy

Fred Murphy

BSc (Hons), MSc, MRICS

Asset Manager

Fred joined us in May 2022 as Asset Manager to support the Group’s Investment and Asset Management activities...

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Dominic Reilly

Dominic Reilly

(MA Cantab) FRICS

Non Executive Director

Dominic joined the Howard Board in January 2014. He was previously a Director of Corporate Finance at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he moved following the acquisition of King Sturge, where he was joint Managing Partner of King Sturge Finance...

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Niall Southwell

Niall Southwell

MRICS

Project Director - Development

Niall joined the Group in November 2021 as Project Director - Development with responsibility for the management and delivery of key development projects. Niall’s initial focus will be the delivery of the second phase of Unity Campus...

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Sian Steele

Sian Steele

Non Executive Chair

Rhea Yendell

Rhea Yendell

Accounts Assistant

Rhea joined Howard Group as the Accounts Assistant in November 2022 having previously worked in the Residential Services at Anglia Ruskin University which tied in with some accounts payable tasks. Rhea works closely with the rest of the finance team, ensuring timely payments to suppliers, effective credit control, and accounts receivable, as well as helping prepare the accounts for month and quarter-end periods.

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Kristina Weller

Kristina Weller

Finance Manager

Kristina joined the Group in April 2024 to take on the role of Finance Manager and is responsible for day-to-day financial transactions and enquiries, month-end closure and assisting the Financial Controller with the drafting of the quarterly management accounts...

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Alex Searle

Alex Searle

Facilities & Operation Administrator for Unity Campus

Alex joined Howard Group in May 2024 as Facilities & Operation Administrator for Unity Campus, focusing on supporting the property management team in delivering in-house property management services to member companies of Unity Campus whilst ensuring exceptional customer service is provided at all times...

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Our Purpose

 

Our purpose is simple. Every day we strive ‘to improve and enrich lives through responsible investing in people, places and ideas’.  This means that everything we do, whether it be developing a forgotten place or backing a new and exciting life science entrepreneur, has positive societal impact at its core.

Our Values

As a family-owned business our values as a family - honesty, integrity, loyalty, stewardship, sacrificial service, dignity and respect have been the foundation from which we have built an enduring business, which creates, nurtures and values lasting relationships. These core values inform our six guiding principles and these principles set out how Howard Group and our people do business.

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Our Perspectives

Changing Spaces

We explore how occupiers are taking an efficient approach to procuring space with informality, amenity and collaboration top of the agenda.

Purposeful Stewardship

Nicholas Bewes explores the topic of what purposeful stewardship means: fostering success, significance and sustainability as a family-owned company.

Contact Us

Howard Group
93 Regent Street
Cambridge
CB2 1AW
01223 312 910

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