Founded in January 2013 by David Brownlow, Havisham Group is a privately owned investment portfolio and trading group. Within its three main business areas, Havisham Assets, Havisham Homes and Havisham Properties the group has interests ranging from property development in the south of England and Scotland, to an international recruitment firm based in London. The group has also continued to expand its portfolio of classic cars and art, ranging from the vintage to the modern.
David is the founder and Chairman of Havisham Group.
His business philosophy and success is based on:
· providing strong leadership and consistent messages
· making a business flexible and nimble to meet the demands of clients
· ensuring an unrivalled track record of delivery to clients
· remembering that as well as clients, delivery and profit, business is about people, their careers and families. This means that making work fun for everyone engaged in the business is important
· being able to make hard decisions
In addition to David's commercial interests in Havisham Group he also owns Huntswood who specialises in retail conduct risk with these key areas of expertise: managed resource, consulting, recruitment, learning and development, and its sister company Conduit.
Quite a lot of David's time is spent on his charitable and philanthropic activities.
David has his own Charitable Foundation which provides support where there is evidence of disadvantage - be it an individual or community.
In addition he is working with HRH The Prince of Wales to support Him in two areas: His Foundation for Building Community - where He made David a Trustee in 2013 and its Chairman in early 2014 - and also His work at Dumfries House where He has made me a Trustee.
For some years David has been a Patron of The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract and a Patron of the NSPCC's Full Stop campaign.
In February 2015 The Mayor of London appointed David as a Commissioner to sit on The London Sustainable Development Commission.
Ben RawsonManaging Director
Ben is the Managing Director of Havisham Group and works alongside David Brownlow on all of David's commercial endeavours. This has led Ben into a range of business and philanthropic initiatives.
Ben graduated from Bristol Business School with an Honours degree in International Business Studies with Spanish, having spent one year at Granada University. Ben's principal interests include music, travelling, cars and watching Manchester United.
Adam Cashin-MurrayOperations Manager
Adam Joined Havisham Group in July 2012 after spending six months working in Huntswood CTC Ltd’s Quality Assurance Department. Adam is now responsible for overseeing the group's day-to-day operations whilst also focusing on identifying new business opportunities. Adams’s interests outside of work are football, health & fitness and spending time with his two young daughters.
Milda DrungyteFinancial Accountant
Milda joined Havisham Group in August 2015 after working in Huntswood’s sister company Conduit for the last 5 years. Milda is a member of CIMA and continues her studies to qualify as Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is responsible for Group Financial and Management accounting. Milda’s interests outside work are socialising, cooking, healthy lifestyle and spending time with her children.
Nicola ThorntonPA to David Brownlow
Nicola joined Havisham Group in May 2016 after 13 years within the legal industry. Nicola is responsible for PA support to David and "making things happen". In her spare time Nicola enjoys live music, home improvements and travel. She enjoys running and has run a couple of Half Marathons.