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Our Team

From sales advisors through to site managers, each and every member of our team is
an expert in their field, but our strength lies not only in our combined expertise but
in our ability to deliver on our promises and offer a personal home buying
experience.

Experts in Beautiful Homes

Our Team

Iain MacLean

Director

Mark Roberts

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Bryce

Operations Director

Teresa Lawlor

Sales Manager

Holly Palmer

Marketing Manager

Graham Armitage

Operations Manager

Anthony Siddall

Technical Manager

Gareth Pritchard

Planning and Design Consultant

Josh Jones

Financial Controller

Sarah Ross

Accounts Assistant

Bryony Smith

Client Support Manager

Paul Byrne

Sustainability Consultant

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS​

Awards

Insider Residential Property Awards 2024

Christleton Hall won the coveted award of ‘Apartment Development of the Year 2024’, hosted at Manchester Central. The judges praised Blueoak Estates for ‘rescuing a listed building from dereliction and delivering a product that met a real need in the market for downsizers.

North West Homebuilder Awards 2023

Tollemache Green was awarded the 'Smaller Housing Scheme of the Year 2023' for its outstanding contribution to sustainability and its positive impact on the surrounding environment. The development offers a new standard in eco-friendly living.

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Benefits of buying a Blueoak Home

Blueoak Estates is an award-winning housebuilder dedicated to creating homes and apartments
which are distinctive by design with luxury finishing touches to suit a modern lifestyle.

Bespoke Homes

Crafting beautiful spaces where memories are made.

Handpicked Locations

Building in the most enviable locations in the North West.

Luxury Specification

Featuring quality brands such as Velux, Silestone and Bosch.

Building Standards

Protecting our environment and embracing sustainability.

Healthy Homes

Prioritising fresh air and daylight in every Blueoak scheme.

Eco-conscious Construction

Reusing and recycling energy efficient materials where possible.

Iain MacLean

Director

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.

Mark Roberts

Chief Executive Officer

After leaving University with a degree in History, Mark has had a diverse and broad-ranging career. He started work with one of the largest food companies in Europe and worked right across the supply chain. His roles included managing large scale operations in both manufacturing and logistics as well as leading multi-functional strategic projects.

In 2008, he joined a leading third-party logistics company to head up their business development team with responsibility across all sales, marketing and IT activities. He played a key role in significantly growing the business prior to its sale in 2016.

Since then, Mark has been a Director of Coda Investments Ltd, a family office investment firm based in the North West. The company has interests in a range of businesses in the area including residential and commercial property development, manufacturing, and technology. Mark acts as Non-Executive Director to several of the businesses.

Mark has been married to Kerry for 28 years and has two children. His interests outside of work include watching sport, travelling and attempting to learn Spanish.

Michael Bryce

Operations 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.

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.

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.

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

Anthony Siddall

Technical Manager

Technical Manager, Anthony Siddall oversees a variety of key areas within Blueoak Estates, including the management of sectional agreements, site investigations, design consultants and utilities, whilst also assisting with land viability. Anthony has enjoyed a long-standing and successful career within the housebuilding sector, working as design manager and more recently technical manager for Watkin Jones. Anthony enjoys spending his free time with his family and walking his two lively dogs, Pip and Scooby. A keen weight lifter, Anthony also loves to watch rugby union and take part in various outdoor pursuits

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.

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.

Sarah Ross

Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant, Sarah Ross, has been working in the accountancy field for over thirty years and brings with her extensive knowledge in VAT and bookkeeping. In her spare time, Sarah loves to travel, enjoying hiking, camping and photography. She’s also a master chef with a great passion for food and cooking.

Bryony Smith

Client Support Manager

Our Client Support Manager, Bryony Smith, ensures our clients consistently receive a professional and efficient service. Having previously worked as a PA and Office Manager, Bryony also holds over ten years’ experience working in customer-service related roles. Having recently relocated back to the Wirral, Bryony enjoys long walks along the Wirral Way, catching up with family, cooking and heading to the gym.

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.