Westchurch Homes
Westchurch Homes

Meet the Team

Every member of the Westchurch team operates with honesty, integrity and a shared focus of delivering a quality home for those most in need.
Richard

Richard Topham

Richard was the chairman of Elite Homes, a regional housebuilder who were constructing over 500 homes per year at the time of it’s sale to national housebuilder, Bovis (now Vistry) in 2008. Richard founded Westchurch Homes in 2014.

Richard Topham

Managing Director

Darren Holt

Darren Holt

A qualified chartered accountant and Fellow of the ICAEW, Darren has worked with Richard Topham in their construction and property related businesses for over 20 years. One of the founder members of Westchurch Homes Ltd, he has responsibility for all financial aspects of the business.

Darren Holt

Finance Director

Ian Stocker

Ian Stocker

Ian, a Quantity Surveyor by background, has over 25 years’ experience in construction across various industry sectors including residential, aviation, hotels & leisure, healthcare and football stadia. Ian oversees the daily operations of both the construction and commercial departments.

Ian Stocker

Operations Director

Paul Sinclair

Paul Sinclair

Paul brings a wealth of civil engineering expertise to the company. Paul has over 22 years’ experience of working in housebuilding, the majority of this time has been spent with national housebuilder Redrow Homes with the last 10 years as a Director.

Paul Sinclair

Technical Director

Brona Lacey

Brona Lacey

Brona has worked for various construction and property businesses with Richard for over 20 years in many different roles from finance, facilities management, HR, compliance, sales and after sales. Brona is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow member of the ICAEW.

Brona Lacey

Post Development Director
Oliver Chan

Oliver Chan

Oliver’s background lies in social housing, with 10 years of experience in the management of new build affordable housing projects from inception to completion. Oliver leads on partnering with Registered Providers on affordable developments.

Oliver Chan

Partnerships Director
Sophie Turbefield

Sophie Turbefield

Sophie is a Chartered Town Planner with over 18 years’ experience in both planning and surveying. Sophie is responsible for identifying new land opportunities and appraising them from a planning perspective. If you have or know of any land, get in touch with Sophie!

Sophie Turbefield

Land Director
Oliver Cookson

Oliver Cookson

Oliver gained experience in construction before starting his career in site management. In 2017 he was crowned the best site manager in the North West at the NHBC Pride in the Job awards whilst also receiving a much coveted ‘seal of excellence’. Oliver takes personal responsibility for ensuring that every home handed over by Westchurch is of the highest quality.

Oliver Cookson

Construction Director