We pride ourselves on delivering a service worthy of our continued industry recognition for excellence at every level. Our pursuit of perfection is constant and we begin with the calibre and training from school age, by sponsoring local construction sixth forms, right through to the expertise of our site managers, designers and architects.
We encourage all of our team to attend training programs and we support further education. We know that, to get the best from your team, you need to invest in people. That is why we have an outstanding retention rate, with some employees being with the company for over twenty years.
Independent national recognition is something we are all intensely proud of achieving and that reflects in the quality and calibre of our workforce.
Investor In People
We are proud to have achieved Investor in People status every year since 2006. This is one of the accolades that we cherish the most as it reflects our efforts to maintain exemplary standards and reinforces our commitment to our team while remaining streamlined and efficient.
Mark Adams | Executive Chairman
Mark began working for Pennyfarthing in 1986 and is one of the sons of Trevor Adams, the founder of Pennyfarthing.
In 2010 Mark gained a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management (Master’s Degree equivalent) from the Chartered Management Institute. He has a wealth of practical experience having worked in virtually every role within Pennyfarthing Homes.
Mark is a Commoner and owns many New Forest Ponies, he also owns a number of racehorses and takes part in the annual New Forest Point to Point, winning on more than one occasion. Away from the horses he helps run a boys’ football team, supports Southampton FC and enjoys a skiing holiday.
Matt Dukes | Managing Director
Matt joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2005 coming from previous positions with Chase Manhattan Bank, New Forest District Council, Chesterton International Property Consultants, King Sturge International Property Consultants.
He studied at Greenwich University (BSc Degree in Building Surveying), and had 2 years professional on the job training before passing the RICS Test of Professional Competence and becoming a Chartered Surveyor.
Matt owns a 1984 Porsche 911 – classic car and is a massive football fan, having played and managed Youth Teams, culminating in League & Cup double at U18 level and is now a Saints season ticket holder.
Danny Adams | Director
Danny is also one of Trevor’s sons and began working for Pennyfarthing in 1981 as a labourer during his summer Holidays.
Danny began his building career proper at Southampton Technical College before becoming a Site Manager for Pennyfarthing Homes and ultimately moving to Head Office where he oversees the Buying, Sales and Design Departments.
When not in the office, Danny is very active, playing football, riding horses, cycling, running, walking his dogs and visiting different parts of the world with his wife and family.
Andy Follett | Construction Manager
Andy is one of Pennyfarthing Homes’ longest serving members of staff having joined us in 1998 as a Site Manager before progressing to Construction Manager. Prior to Pennyfarthing Homes, Andy worked for WJ Etheridge Plumbing and Heating.
Andy is a fully qualified City and Guilds plumbing and heating engineer.
When not at work Andy enjoys watching rugby and spending time with his family.
Quinton Hurdidge | Commercial & Procurement Manager
Quinton joined Pennyfarthing in 2003 as a Purchasing Manager from Parker Bath.
He has been a full member of the Chartered Institute for Procurement & Supply since 1999 and made his career in the manufacturing industry prior to joining Pennyfarthing.
Outside the office Quinton is keen on home refurbishment and improvement, plays golf regularly and enjoys family time.
Andy Hicks | Land Acquisition Manager
Andrew became Pennyfarthing Homes’ Land Acquisitions Manager in 2007 following a career as a managing partner at a local estate agents.
Andrew qualified in the 1980s as a chartered surveyor meaning that his career in property now spans nearly four decades.
Andrew loves football and all competitive sport and enjoys a game of golf at Barton Golf Club where he is a member.
Dermot Saunders | Finance Manager
Dermot joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2015 from JP Morgan Chase. Dermot’s career as a Chartered Accountant spans Ireland, Jersey and England.
With a primary degree in economics from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dermot is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
As an avid Rugby Union fan Dermot can be found at numerous locations around the UK supporting Munster.
Sarah Moore | HR Manager & PA to the directors and Executive Chairman.
Sarah joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2003 when she moved to the New Forest. She previously worked in Human Resources for such varied companies as Superdrug, Motorola and, most recently, the National Trust.
Sarah is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
When not in the office Sarah loves both classic cars and sailing.
Jenny Neal | Sales Manager
Jenny joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 1999 after moving to the New Forest from London where she ran a successful property refurbishment business with her husband.
Whilst working at Pennyfarthing Jenny has gained her level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute.
In her spare time Jenny enjoys time with her grandchildren, going on holiday and following the England cricket team.
James McNeil | Senior Sales Negotiator
James joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2011. James studied Business and Finance in Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education before deciding, in 1994, to make a career in Estate Agency.
When not working James likes to sail and also makes an annual pilgrimage to the Le Mans 24 hour race.
Janet Weal | Sales Co-ordinator
Janet joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2007, bringing with her many years of experience in secretarial, administrative and PA roles.
Janet loves watching all sport, is a massive Liverpool FC fan and enjoys travelling abroad, especially to the USA.
Guy Peirson-Hagger | Strategic Planning Manager
Guy joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2016 from Goadsby where he established a planning consultancy from their Southampton office.
When not at work Guy can be found supporting Sutton Utd FC – his home town – or enjoying a good curry either home cooked or at a restaurant.
Nick Stone | Land Manager
Nick joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2010 following a career with Linden Homes Southern and Justin Developments.
Outside work Nick enjoys all types of music and also watches football although he has no specific allegiances.
Greg Clarke | Project Surveyor
Greg joined Pennyfarthing Homes in May 2014 from Herbert H Drew & Son Ltd following a 30 year surveying career working for both small, local companies and large, national builders such as Barratt Homes.
Greg interests when not at work are walking his dog, playing golf, and spending time with his family.
Simon Trenchard | ProjectSurveyor
Simon joined Pennyfarthing in 2013 from Taylor Wimpey after a career with a number of developers, building contractors and specialist sub-contractors.
In his younger days Simon played rugby for both Wimborne and Bournemouth and is now a passionate supporter of Bath Rugby.
Nick Cummings | Customer Care Manager
Nick joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2013 after running his own building contracting company for many years. He gained an HND in Building Studies at Southampton University.
Nick spends his spare time watching football or doing DIY.
Sue Jennings | Customer Care Administrator
Sue joined Pennyfarthing Homes in 2012. She has a wealth of customer service and administrative experience having previously worked for Hampshire County Council.
Sue likes to keep fit and, when not inthe office, can be found either cycling around the New Forest or indulging in her passion for both Latin and Ballroom dancing.