About Us

Welcome to Bright Ideas

At our heart, we are a company who helps you deliver your development ambitions. Our owner, Martin Hawthorne, is a housing development professional who has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He coordinates all of the company’s activity, and can call upon the expertise of many other highly-qualified and experienced colleagues, to help tackle any issue you might have in the world of development.

We can help you when you need us

You might have a staff shortage, or need an experienced senior professional to help deliver your development requirements. You may need a helping hand during a merger, a reorganisation, cover for maternity leave or to fill a gap after a senior member of staff has left. In these situations, we can assist you on a short-term basis, and offer strategic and practical help as required.

Long-term, we can offer assistance on buying and selling land, how best to utilise it, as well as being the main point of contact and middle-man for communications when designing and building houses and housing schemes.


Project Development and Management

You might also want a second opinion on an important scheme, need help initiating it and require some extra resources. We can call upon experienced professionals to help you with all aspects of development, and advise you on all areas related to housing developments, including:

  • Strategy
  • Public Sector and HCA Issues
  • Scheme Risk Analysis and Appraisal
  • Design
  • Cost
  • Procurement

New homes development

 Bright Ideas is looking for sites to develop. We are keen on progressing smaller, niche sites for sale and also offering our services for larger joint venture arrangements. If you need a partner, some advice or want to sell a site, contact us now and we will happily appraise your offer.

Meet the team

Ray Priest

Commercial Director

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