Members 

Below are the founding members of Innovate and their contact details:

Samuel Monk 

Director of Monk Estates Limited 

Specialist developer of Student Accommodation, Private Rented Sector (PRS), Offices, Retail and Healthcare. Based around the UK & Ireland

07967 482 811

01159 799 042

sam@monkestates.com 

www.monkestates.com  

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Max Kwan 

Land Manager - Inspired Villages Group

Operator and developer of luxury retirement villages in the UK in partnership with Legal and General.

07790 770 027

max.kwan@inspiredvillages.co.uk

www.inspiredvillages.co.uk

David Bladen 

Director of Musson Liggins Limited 

Musson Liggins are commercial property specialists. My role in the firm is versatile dealing with agency, acquisitions, rent reviews lease renewals, condition reports and valuation reports for private and corporate clients

07585 433 299

01159 415 241

dcb@mussonliggins.co.uk

www.mussonliggins.co.uk

Giles Davis 

Director of Geo Hallam and Sons Limited 

Geo Hallam & Sons is a 2nd generation family business offering expert agency advice in the commercial sector, including; Valuation, agency, lease renewals acquisitions and disposals. 

07967 482 811

01159 799 042

giles@geohallam.co.uk 

www.geohallam.co.uk

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Jenny Clarke 

Development Surveyor

Tungsten Properties is a privately-owned company, based in Leicestershire. Tungsten Properties has grown from a developer of small industrial units in the East Midlands, to a national developer with an industrial development pipeline of more than 1.2 million sq ft, 

07565202159

01455 612 700

jennyclarke@tungsten.uk.com

www.tungsten.uk.com

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Annie Brafield  

Account Director at Cartwright Communications 

Midlands-based PR & Communication expert, specialising in property, construction and retail sectors 

07841 848 376

0115 853 2110

annie@cartwrightcommunications.co.uk

www.cartwrightcommunications.co.uk

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Vik Landa 

Director - Paal Group 

A privately owned group of companies operating in a number of business sectors including E-commerce, Investment, Acquisition, Serviced Offices, PRS, Student & Residential Development, IT Services and Property Management. 

0777 9853 807

0115 795 0045

vik@paalgroup.co.uk

www.paalgroup.co.uk

Ben Sheppard

Director of Sheppard Developments

Specialist developer of neighbourhood retail centres, Residential and Commercial across the UK​

07970 080 017

0115 981 9171

ben@sheppard-develoipments.com

www.sheppard-developments.com

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Charles Trafford 

Owner of Trafford Oliver 

Expert advice on the development, sale lettings & acquisitions of commercial, land and investments with particular focus on retail, roadside and leisure sectors

07891 216 844

charles.trafford@traffordoliver.co.uk

www.traffordoliver.co.uk 

Vik Moothia  

Director -  Landsmiths Solictors

Leading specialist adviser of all fields of property related law on Acquisitions, disposals and development. 

07767 114 907

0115 9583 043

vik@landsmiths.co.uk

www.landsmiths.co.uk

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Ash Cowdrey  

Director - Couch Perry Wilkes

Leading provider of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering solutions for major new developments across the UK. 

01159 924 3348

07970 944 975

ashley.cowdrey@cpwp.com

www.cpwp.com

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Michael Goodchild  

Director - Survey Hub 

Specialist in Property, Land and Compliance Surveys throughout the UK. 

0115 741 1123

07747 568695

michael@surveyhub.co.uk

www.surveyhub.co.uk

Dan Bowtell 

Partner - Corporate Finance 

Providing advice to entrepreneurs and owner managers on all aspects of M&A, strategy, growth and value creation. Domestic and international mid-market transactions with values ranging from £1m to over £100m

01159 945 4338

07979 536 343

dan.bowtell@smithcooper.co.uk

www.smithcooper.co.uk