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.

 

Werner Baumker

Werner Baumker

Ph.D, M.Phil, BSc (Hons)

Group Director – Property

Werner joined the Group in October 2018 as Group Director with overall responsibility to the Board for the Group’s property activities. He was previously COO at Co-Mission, a non-profit organisation supporting a network of church communities across London...

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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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Patrick Bushnell

Patrick Bushnell

BSc FRICS

Non Executive Chairman

Joined the Board in January 2009. Patrick has enjoyed a very distinguished career in the commercial property world and was most recently the European Director of Property Investment at Henderson Global Investors...

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Natasha Demir

Natasha Demir

Accounts Assistant

Natasha joined Howard Group in October 2021 as an Accounts Assistant in the Finance team. Working across both purchases and sales, she is looking forward to getting to know Howard Group’s main suppliers and tenants...

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Stephanie Faulkner

Stephanie Faulkner

Property Services Manager

Stephanie is responsible for managing the day-to-day implementation of effective property management across the property portfolio, and reports to the Director - Property Services. Stephanie works closely with the the Group’s customers, tenants, managing agents, contractors and suppliers. Stephanie is passionate about customer service and experience.

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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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Jess Harvey-Bowman

Jess Harvey-Bowman

Community Engagement Manager

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

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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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Karen Leahy

Karen Leahy

Executive Assistant

Karen joined in January 2020 and is responsible for providing executive support to the Chief Executive, Non-Executive Directors and Howard family. Previously Karen has worked in both the private sector and government organisations in Cambridgeshire.

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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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Simon Messervy

Simon Messervy

TD Bsc, MRICS

Director – Property Services

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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Laura Mills

Laura Mills

Property Services Administrator

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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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 Director

Jeanette Walker

Jeanette Walker

Interim Director – Unity Campus

Jeanette joined the Group in January 2022 as Interim Director – Unity Campus to focus on developing the vision for Howard Group’s high-specification technology and innovation park, and initiate a campus-wide community engagement programme.

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Jodie Webber

Jodie Webber

Finance Manager

Jodie joined the company in January 2022 and is responsible for day-to-day management of the financial transactions and financial enquires, as well as supporting the property and development teams...

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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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