The Blueoak Estates Team

Meet the team behind Blueoak Estates. 

From Sales Advisors through to Site Managers, we're proud to say that we have a pretty amazing team here at Blueoak Estates all of whom boast a wealth of industry experience.

Below you will find a roundup of our core team members, what they do and some additional information. If you'd like to learn more or ask any questions, just get in touch!

  • Iain MacLean

    Iain MacLean


    Founder and Managing Director, Iain is proud to have formed Blueoak Estates in 2014.

    Having graduated with an Honours Degree in Residential Development, Iain has worked in the industry for over 20 years. His widespread career has seen him involved in a diverse spectrum or residential schemes ranging from single plots to volume developments of over 1000 homes. 

    Iain's real passion lies in the development of quality bespoke niche housing and this was the driving force behind establishing Blueoak Estates. Surrounded by a dynamic team with an impressively diverse and extensive skill set, Iain is looking forward to expanding Blueoaks reputation for beautifully designed and crafted homes.

    Outside of work he enjoys spending his well earned downtime surrounded by his large family and travelling.

  • Steve Roberts

    Steve Roberts


    Steve started work as a trainee accountant for a large plastic manufacturing company in the 1980’s. He progressed quickly in the  finance sector, holding a number of Financial Director positions, particularly in the retail and property industries, including Porsche Liverpool and the Corkills Group. As an original Director and Shareholder of Blueoak Estates, Steve is committed to ensuring the company always acts responsibly and delivers great value for its customers.

    Steve has been married to Helen for 25 years and has two daughters. He's a competitive sportsman and enjoys Tennis and Golf as a member of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.     

  • Mike Bryce

    Mike Bryce

    Commercial Director

    With over two decades of experience within the construction industry, Mike brings a wealth of experience to his role as the Commercial Director at Blueoak Estates. 

    Having worked on a wide variety of projects with Morris Homes and Bovis Homes, Mike plays a key role in strengthening the business and supporting Blueoak's ongoing growth within the North West. Whilst overseeing the Commercial Department, Mike is also responsible for managing a number of key projects across each of our developments. 

    Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and socialising with friends. 

  • Graham Armitage

    Graham Armitage

    Operations Manager

    Blueoak Estates Operations Manager, Graham Armitage, is responsible for overseeing Blueoak’s technical side of the business including contract preparation works and ensuring compliance with various regulations and industry requirements. With a degree in civil engineering and over 40 years building experience, Graham possesses excellent analytical and communication skills, playing a vital role in liaising with the company’s design, operations and other management teams.


    In his spare time Graham enjoys watching rugby in his role as President of Caldy RFC, and is also a keen golfer and member of Caldy Golf Club

  • Teresa Lawlor

    Teresa Lawlor

    Sales Manager

    With over 30 years of experience in residential sales, Teresa brings an abundance of knowledge to Blueoak Estates. Overseeing all the site sales across the North West and working closely with the Marketing department, Teresa ensures that purchasing a home with Blueoak Estates runs as smoothly as possible. 

    In between meeting with clients, buyers and investors, Teresa loves spending time with her family and friends, heading out on long walks and visiting buildings of interest across the UK. 

  • Gareth Pritchard

    Gareth Pritchard

    Planning and Design Consultant

    Heading up Planning and Design, Gareth holds over twenty years of industry experience having worked with a variety of regional and national residential developers. Gareth plays a key role, achieving award winning product design and utilising varying construction techniques. Gareth is expert at creating, refining and preserving design and build quality from conception to end product.

    During his spare time Gareth enjoys travelling, running a local Chester 20/20 cricket team, and is a keen member of Eaton Golf Club.

  • Paul Byrne

    Paul Byrne

    Sustainability Consultant

    Our Sustainability Consultant, Paul Byrne, brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. Having gained extensive construction experience working at Lancaster City Council, Carillion Specialist Services and Premier Guarantee, Paul will be ensuring that Blueoak maintains its exacting standards within Blueoak’s building control, energy performance and sustainability commitments.

    Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time flying his paramotor, watching football and keeping up to date with current affairs

  • Holly Palmer

    Holly Palmer

    Marketing Manager

    Responsible for the coordination of Blueoak Estates marketing activity, Holly manages each part of the process from company advertising through to social media and charity involvement within the local community.

    A local Chester resident, Holly enjoys spending her free time exploring Cheshire’s stunning countryside with her family and indulging in her passion for photography. 

  • Josh Jones

    Josh Jones

    Financial Controller

    Our experienced Finance Manager, Josh Jones oversees every part of of the company’s finances and investments, ensuring that cash flows and budgets are managed effectively.

    Outside work, Josh enjoys playing for Anselmians Rugby first team as well as hitting the slopes in the winter months. 

  • Cameron Murdoch

    Cameron Murdoch

    Accounts Assistant

    Cameron Murdoch is the Accounts Assistant at Blueoak Estates, working closely with the Financial Controller and Quantity Surveyor to ensure the smooth operation of the Finance department. 

    In his spare time, Cameron enjoys keeping up to date with football and basketball, building websites and spending time with his family. 

  • Phoebe Allen

    Phoebe Allen

    Administration Assistant

    Phoebe assists with the team and Director’s administrative requirements, ensuring each day runs smoothly and efficiently. Also acting as front of house and Receptionist, Phoebe provides a professional and friendly first point of contact for callers and visitors alike.

    Phoebe spends her free time travelling to far flung coutries and enjoying spending time with family and friends. 

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