Tillbridge Developments Team
John Barker

Shareholder and Director

After leaving school, John spent the early stages of his career as a commodity broker in the UK and France. Upon his return to the UK, he started work in the property industry as a development agent based in Nottingham, covering the East Midlands and working for Coles Proctor, Innes England, Savills and Knight Frank. After leaving the agency world and prior to the formation of Tillbridge, he undertook a number of residential developments in Nottingham. He has compiled a first rate knowledge of the development process and has an intimate understanding of piecing together complex projects and subsequently realising their potential. John’s main responsibility is identifying new opportunities and matching them to tenant needs.

Outside the office, John's interests are shooting, fishing, tennis, golf and watching cricket and rugby. John also sits on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire committees for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Tel: 01427 782 991

Mob: 07825 07 03 07

Email: john.barker@tillbridgedevelopments.co.uk

Giles Walter

BSc MRICS. Shareholder and Director

Giles has had an exemplary career to date built around 23 years with Simons Developments, the development arm of the Lincoln based Simons Group, where he was also a board member for 17 years. As development director for the St Mark’s Shopping Centre in Lincoln, he was involved with many major projects including the Odeon Cinema on the Waterside in Lincoln, the St Catherine’s Walk shopping centre in Carmarthen, which included an Apollo cinema and the Cardinal Walk leisure scheme in Ipswich which also incorporated a Virgin cinema. Giles was responsible for arranging funding for these schemes through his relationships with a number of major institutional investors. These included the staff pension fund of Barclay’s Bank, the British Gas pension fund, Clerical Medical and Abbey Life.

Outside work, Giles’s interests are tennis and gardening. He is also a non executive director at NHS Lincolnshire, Trustee of Caterham School and of the Frederick Andrew Convalescent Trust

Tel: 01427 782 990

Mob: 07831 811 764

Email: giles.walter@tillbridgedevelopments.co.uk

Steve Gelder MBE

Shareholder and Director

Steve started what is now the Gelder Group in 1988. Since then and under his direction, the company has grown exponentially and now incorporates Century Plumbing, Emergency Heating Co., Greentech Waste Management, Redline Building Supplies and Xeric Systems. Based in Sturton by Stow with offices in Barlborough, Kettering, Downham Market and York, the group employs over 300 people. Further information is available at www.gelder.co.uk

Away from the office, Steve is interested in sports in general, but is particularly keen on golf, cycling and watching rugby.

Tel: 01427 788 837

Mob: 0770 206 3464

Email: steve.gelder@tillbridgedevelopments.co.uk

Web: www.gelder.co.uk

Luke Pickering FRICS

Lincoln and Hackthorn Estates Limited was set up by Luke Pickering FRICS following his retirement after 36 years with Simons Developments Limited.

. Luke has over forty five years’ experience in property in both the public and private sectors and now acts as a consultant to a number of property companies, including Tillbridge. He has carried out numerous retail, residential, office, leisure and industrial schemes throughout the country and particularly enjoys working on regeneration projects. He is currently involved with a number of retail and mixed use schemes in towns including Malmesbury Wiltshire, Carterton Oxfordshire and Grimsby and Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire.

Away from the office, Luke's interests include cricket, golf, historic buildings, pubs and tea shops. He is also a Parish Councillor.

Mob: 07774 251197

Email: lukep@lahestates.co.uk