Stephen Blight
Stephen Blight Director

Stephen Blight started his property career in 1984 as a new homes Site Sales Representative working for East Herts estate agents W H Lee.

In Stephen's five years at W H Lee, which also saw the company taken over by William H Brown Estate Agents, backed by insurance giants Royal, Stephen worked for a number of developers including Rialto Homes, McLean Homes and Wimpey.

The success of W H Lee's new homes operations (which was headed by Paul Cousins) in unison with the takeover by William H Brown, enabled Stephen the opportunity to be promoted to Manager of the North London and Northern Home Counties region, dealing specifically with the company's own estate agents and developer clients alike.

In 1989, Stephen left William H Brown to head up a newly formed Land and Leisure Division for West End based chartered surveyors, Pyle Owen and Partners. This role was specifically aimed at property development in the leisure industry.

1992 bought an approach from Adam Kennedy Estate Agents who were part of the Legal and General Estate Agencies Group for Stephen to run and expand their New Homes Division. The success of this division, along with Legal and General's desire to operate a specialist Land and New Homes Division nationwide, led to Stephen being promoted to manage the network's entire activity nationwide, which at one time totalled more than 390 offices.

Liz Robinson
Liz Robinson Sales Manager

Liz Robinson started working in the construction industry during the mid - 1980's when she joined Crest Nicholson as a Sales Consultant. After several successful years in this role Liz was offered the job of Field Sales Manager for the small independent development company Melville Homes. Her career path led her to become a Sales Manager and in this role she worked for several companies including Berkeley Homes, David Wilson Homes and Taywood Homes, part of the Taylor Woodrow group. When Taylor Woodrow merged with Bryant, Liz became the Sales Director responsible for the Eastern Region. She left the company in 2006 to become a freelance Marketing Consultant. Two years ago, Liz was approached by BPC who asked her to assist with the day to day running and development of their sales and marketing operation.

Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith PA/Office Manager

Samantha worked for Paul and Steve over 25 years ago when they were at William H Brown.  A chance meeting with Steve meant a return to working for them at BPC in July 2010.  She has had many years secretarial experience in between, largely working for Hertfordshire County Council, where she was secretary to the County Councillors.

Jodi Reynolds
Jodi Reynolds Field Sales Manager

Jodi Reynolds has been in sales for 15 years, initially in Press and then Radio Sales & Marketing, dealing with property advertising and marketing campaigns. She has worked in new homes for 18 months running the sites and their launches and marketing campaigns. Jodi won ‘Sales Adviser of the Year’ with Barratt David Wilson Homes in 2016. In her personal life she has, along with her husband, renovated and sold numerous properties. Jodi joined BPC as Field Sales Manager in March 2017.

Colin Chappell
Colin Chappell Director (Non-Executive)

Colin started his working life by joining a long established law firm, Gisby & Son, in Ware, Hertfordshire on leaving school in 1964. After a few years the then sole partner of Gisby & Son persuaded Colin to try to qualify as a solicitor and offered him Articles to enable him to do so. By a mixture of correspondence course and day release to attend lectures at the College of Law in London he took his final exams in 1974 which he passed with honours and was immediately rewarded with a Partnership at Gisby & Son.

His specialty was property law and he built up a large bank of clients ranging from individual clients to PLCs for whom he acted in all aspects of property related business, whether it be commercial, leasing, residential sales and purchases or large site acquisitions or disposals.

He retired from the Partnership (then called Gisby Harrison) in 1995 following two serious illnesses but retained an interest in certain of his former clients by means of Directorships or Trusteeships.

He has known Stephen since 1984 and Paul since 1974 when they were working in Ware and has been associated with them since they formed BPC in 1996. He has recently become a Non-Executive Director of the company to assist in their growing business on a more regular basis.

Paul Cousins
Paul Cousins Director

Paul Cousins started his working life in 1974 for chartered accountants Rowland & Co. It was a year later that Paul's property career began when he started working for W H Lee & Co estate agents as a Site Sales Representative, working on a Rialto development in Ware, Herts.

1977 saw Paul leave on-site sales and move to the ‘second hand’ market but still in employment for estate agents W H Lee, in 1979, Paul became Assistant Manager in Lee's most successful office.

1977 saw Paul leave on-site sales and move to the ‘second hand’ market but still in employment for estate agents W H Lee, in 1979, Paul became Assistant Manager in Lee's most successful office.

1985 saw W H Lee taken over by William H Brown. Paul, with the now new set up, was made a Local Director. Over the next four years, the success of the Land and the New Homes Division spread throughout the group. In 1989, Paul again received another promotion to that of Managing Director for Royal Life Estates New Homes Division, a position he held until the end of 1995.

In this capacity, Paul was responsible for the entire group's activity, which totalled over 500 offices nationwide in their dealing with land acquisition and new homes sales.