Meet the team

Sue and Dave started Green Spinnaker in 2013, because they wanted to build properties that suited lifestyles in the 21st century, but also keeping traditional English values within the build.

Green Spinnaker has a tight knit team of building professionals.

Dave Blatchford – Construction Director

Dave is the most experienced member of the crew, some say captain. He has been in the construction and house building market for over 32 years. He is still very passionate about all he does within the construction business, saying that this is “all he knows”.

Dave left school at 16 and worked his way up through the business, gaining extensive knowledge and experience. He has become very well respected throughout the housing industry for his skills and know-how, in all methods of construction.

During his career he has worked for several major housebuilders – Bryant Homes, Kingsoak, Westbury Homes and Strongvox.

Dave was part of the initial management team that started Strongvox back in 2004 getting it up and running with the directors, Adrian Nicholson & Robert Alford.

Since then he has gained experience in various parts of the industry, most recently working in London on ultra high end residential projects in Mayfair, Regents Park and Chelsea.

For many years Dave has wanted to build properties, which would better suit individual people and families in the areas that they want to live. Dave is a big believer in building individual properties, tailored to individual locations, whether apartments or houses. He prefers not to replicate the same house types all over the countryside.

You can contact Dave at daveblatchford@greenspinnaker.co.uk

Sue Blatchford – Managing Director

Sue has had a varied career. For 10 years she worked her way up through the family electrical wholesaling business, giving ample experience dealing with electrical contractors within the construction industry.

She then spent a further 10 years working in lighting retail and wholesale. This gave her insight into home and commercial fashion and design, which have been very useful when choosing fixtures and fittings for the new properties.

Sue manages the business behind the scenes, making sure that the administration and financial side run smoothly. “I like to make sure that we offer all the services of a big house builder but with the personal touch of a small team”.

You can contact Sue at sueblatchford@greenspinnaker.co.uk

Richard Muxworthy – Architect

Richard had been working with Dave for many years so when Sue and Dave started working on the Smarts Quarter Project and need someone to take over from the original architect who filed the planning permission Richard was the obvious choice. Richard has won awards and has a very similar ethos to Sue and Dave, on homes and lifestyle.

Richard is a chartered RIBA architect with over 23 years experience in private practice working, in the main, in the residential sector. Having trained at the Oxford School of Architecture, Richard worked for a small design-led practice in Bristol, John Iles Associates, working on small housing schemes in the private and public sector across the south west. Following this, Richard joined Angus Meek Architects for 5 years where he worked on larger housing projects with clients desiring a design focus, including Beaufort Homes, Linden Homes and David Wilson Homes.

Before founding his own practice in 2007, Richard was director of the Bristol Office of Astam GBC a multi-disciplinary design practice working on a wide range of project types for public sector and corporate private clients.

Richard’s decision to begin his own practice was based on the values shared with Sue and Dave that well considered, high quality design with a contemporary flavour rooted in tradition and context leads to buildings that can be enjoyed and are exciting, as well as sustainable.

In 2013 Richard won the LABC award for best small housing development in the Bristol region and with Sue and Dave he is working on designed focused projects that provide a lifestyle setting fit for the 21st Century.

You can contact Richard at rjm@bristoldesigna.co.uk