About us

Senior Management Team

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Gordon Innes

Managing Director

Gordon was appointed Managing Director of Gilbert & Goode in November 2021. As Managing Director Gordon is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business, from initial land appraisal through to sales and customer care. Gordon is also driving Gilbert & Goode’s transition from contractor to one of the leading developers in the South West.

Current projects include Copper Hills phases 1 and 2, a £27m GDV scheme comprising of 125 new homes, Ocean Housing’s £13m GDV Polgrean Place regeneration scheme comprising 60 affordable homes together with two commercial units and a £13m GDV open market led scheme at St Erth comprising 28 homes for sale and 10 affordable homes.

Gordon has 30 years’ experience in the housebuilding industry progressing from Quantity Surveyor to hold various leadership roles including 5 years as Commercial Director at Avant Homes and 6 years as Managing Director at Persimmon Homes.

Gordon’s experience covers all aspects of residential development from site acquisition to sales and customer care. Gordon has a keen interest in land / planning and commercial matters, and strongly believes in keeping quality and safety at the heart of homebuilding.

Ben Winchester BEng

Head of Development & Technical

Ben is Head of Development & Technical and is responsible for tender submissions, value engineering, detailed design and estimating.

With over 15 years of experience in the residential and construction industry, Ben has led bid submissions, development strategies and pre-commencement activities to deliver major housing schemes. Recent projects range from 10-200 residential new build schemes to extract care homes, education buildings through planning and start on site: Ben has also been involved with the following G&G schemes

  • 14 affordable homes in Veryan for Cornwall Council – completion due July 2021
  • St Teath
  • Trewoon
  • Polgrean
  • Hayle

Ben joined from Burrington Estates where he was Development Manager. Ben started as an architectural technician and design engineer before stepping into senior pre-construction manager, bid manager and development manager roles at Kier Group, Bouygues UK and Leadbitter Group.

Gavin Caldwell CIOB, NEBOSH, IOSH

Head of Construction

Gavin is Construction Manager at Gilbert & Goode and has over 20 years’ experience in the Construction Sector across all disciplines. Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Build Manager at Vistry Partnerships where he was responsible for managing the delivery of circa 1,000 residential units. He oversees the Production function of the Business, from Pre Construction into the Build phase and throughout the Customer Journey.

Gavin has a keen interest in Modern Methods of Construction and supporting the Net Zero Agenda. During his time at Vistry, Gavin sat on the National Working Group for Modern Methods of Construction, writing Executive Board Papers & making recommendations for the practical adoption of MMC

Emma Coltham

Sales Manager

Emma joined Gilbert & Goode in 2016 and now manages the Sales Team. She is responsible for open market and shared ownership sales – building relationships with customers, agents and solicitors to ensure customers receive the very best service and support from our sales team.

She is currently leading sales at Copper Hills, a flagship development comprising 160 new homes, as well as overseeing the sale of 13 shared ownership homes spread across two schemes in Trewoon and St Teath. Emma always receives excellent feedback from buyers who value the assistance that she provides in making their new home purchase as smooth as possible.

Prior to joining Gilbert & Goode, Emma supported the finance department of the Ocean Group in securing a new £50m facility to finance the development and regeneration of affordable homes in Cornwall. This followed her role as a Portfolio Manager for NatWest Real Estate where she worked with property development companies across the South West & Wales region.

Daniel Cole BSc (Hons)

Commercial Manager

Daniel joined Gilbert & Goode in 2014 and is responsible for the commercial team and commercial project delivery including build costs, procurement and monthly reporting.

He is currently responsible for the commercial delivery of Copper Hills phase 1 & 2, comprising 125 new homes, and Ocean Housing’s Polgrean Place regeneration scheme, comprising 60 affordable homes and two commercial units. Daniel also maintains and manages Gilbert & Goode’s central business IT system (COINS), including the project management of ongoing upgrades and enhancements.

Daniel has over 18 years’ experience in the estimating, execution and commercial management of new build, refurbishment and maintenance repair works.