Meet our team

Nicholas Smith
Founder of the business

Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith – Founder of the business with Rob Bailey as site manager Nick makes sure work is done properly. He manages the site, team materials and method of work. Nick will normally be found in the site office and walking round site with his Nick has a fastidious eye for detail.

Nick holds a Construction skills black card and has a level 7 NVQ in senior construction management.

Nick’s hobbies are playing golf, shooting, fishing and spending time with his Cocker Holly

To get in touch his email address is nick.smith@swallowhillhomes.com

Rob Bailey
Founder of the business

Rob Bailey

Rob Bailey – Founder of the business with Nick Smith, from a financial background and a former accountant. Rob has been involved in property renovation and development for over 2 decades. He started specialising in Barn conversions & listed buildings in 2003, more recently the business has focused on new build properties. Rob principally manages the site acquisition, sales and manages the cash flow in addition to architectural plans and planning applications.

Rob has a Construction skills black card, holds a Senior construction site manager level 5 NVQ diploma and a level 7 NVQ in senior construction management. Rob is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Rob has a young family and his hobbies include squash, motor racing and fast cars. He sits in the Liverpool supporters group on site.

To get in touch his email address is rob.bailey@swallowhillhomes.com

Robert Szmyt

Robert Szmyt

Robert Szmyt – Robert can turn his hand to anything and gets through heavy work at a very quick rate. Normally found doing plumbing and tiling, he likes to have do other “big” jobs on site like laying blocks, patios,  dry lining. He really can do everything, apart from possibly tidy up after himself as he goes along!

Robert has been with Rob, Nick and Daniel since we started back in 2005. Robert’s hobbies are spending time with his family, working and planning for his annual holiday in Spain.

Daniel Orzechowski

Daniel Orzechowski

Daniel Orzechowski – Again another detail man Daniel’s speciality is electrics though he really can turn his hand to everything on site which would put many builders to shame. His favourite task on site would most likely involve sitting on an excavator.

Daniel has been with Rob & Nick since we started in 2005 and has a young family.

Daniel has a gold CSCS card and NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision.

David Wren

David Wren

David Wren – David is City and Guilds qualified to level 3,  he specialises in bricklaying working alongside Darren and the bricklaying Cartel getting the fabric of the building up.

David joined us back in 2013, he has 3 boy’s so he comes to work for a rest, supporting his beloved Arsenal he has a love hate relationship with his colleague Dean Morris

Marcin Cyper

Marcin Cyper – Marcin first worked for us back in 2010 and has been with us permanently since 2013, he is qualified to drive the plant and specializes in groundworks.

Joshua Birkett

Joshua Birkett

Joshua Birkett – Josh has again joined us in 2013 as an apprentice, having passed his NVQ he’s well on his way to being a time served bricklayer.

Josh has a very young family so Josh likes trying to get any bit of sleep he can.

Luke Timson

Luke Timson

Luke Timson – Luke is our Joiner taking care of roof structures, doors, skirting boards, architraves and staircases. Luke started with us  back in 2014.

Luke has a young family and is obviously a sucker for punishment given he supports Nottingham Forest.

Darren Statham

Darren Statham

Darren Statham – Darren is our site foreman. He has a great variety of skills from detailed bricklaying to plastering and is a real asset to the team and brings 20 years problem solving and experience with him. Darren holds a Level 3 NVQ in Bricklaying.

Darren joined us in early 2014 when we started on the Devonshire Drive project in Eastwood. Darren is  a family man and when not in work he enjoys playing golf whenever he can get chance, he is very competitive and always comes near the top when we have our sporting challenges. Darren supports Derby so the banter in the mess room is never in short supply.

Shea Fitchett

Shea Fitchett

Shea moves the materials round on site with the Telehandler making sure people are supplied with what they need next and unloading lorries.

Shea joined us in 2015, his hobbies include striping and rebuilding cars (or more accurately making them noisier)

Pawel Cyper

Pawel Cyper

Pawel Cyper – Pawel joined us in 2015. He spends his time installing electrical installations on the houses and working in the labouring team making sure site functions efficiently.

Pawel lives with Marcin so he gets to spend a lot of time on Grandfather duties.

Dean Morris

Dean Morris

Dean is a subcontractor who’s been with us off and on since 2015. In that time he’s grown on us so much he is one of the team in a small way. Working in the bricklaying team he always has a smile on his face and something to say.

He does regret not working on our West Brigdford site whilst Liverpool dominated the premiership in the 2019/20 season, he will be praying for a repeat.

Ryan Turton

Ryan Turton

Ryan joined us in 2018 as a part qualified joiner. He has an NVQ 2 in joinery and works with Luke on all parts of the house including erecting the roof structures, putting staircases in, first fix joinery, second fix joinery including kitchens.

Adrian Wass

Adrian Wass

Adrian joined us in 2018 from PDL Homes, he is a key member of the labouring team which is the vital cog in the wheel that keeps all other parts of the site running.

He is the default driver for going out and collecting materials and you’ll be guaranteed to find the stereo tuned to Radio 1 when he’s been in the van. Adrian always has something to say and when Radio 2 wanted a builders opinion of HI Vis vests coming back into Fashion Adrian was there first port of call.

Bradley Mitchell

Bradley Mitchell

Bradley joined us in 2019 to start an apprenticeship in plumbing and heating. He goes to college on day release once a week to do his college work.