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Meet the iHus Team

Here are just some of the people who’ll be working hard to make your new garden annexe a reality. Learn more about our passionate, hard-working iHus team below.

Trevor Smeaton

Chief Executive Officer

Trev is the visionary and the driving force behind iHus, a man with a real “can do” attitude. Building iHUS and its company values have been passion-driven by the comments received from our very first customer, quite simply “thank you, you’ve changed our lives”. Trev aspires to build uncompromising, unrivalled homes in gardens that are very much tailored around you and your family. He wants you to be cosy and safe in your very own iHus.

Away from the office, Trev is a keen fitness enthusiast who enjoys everything from running and biking to skiing and walking with his wife, Maria. A proud dad of two grown-up kids who share the same passions. A can’t sit down type of person with an infectious zest for life!

James Lund-Lack

Managing Director

James is responsible for the overall operations of iHus, with a passion for driving efficiency through process and systems. A chartered construction manager, James switched from a twenty-year career in the marine industry to construction eight years ago. James is a qualified Yacht-Master, enjoys exercise, family time and making pizzas.

Jon Lister

Financial Director

Jon is responsible for the overall strategic & financial operations of iHus, with a flair for enabling growth through supporting entrepreneurship and building wealth and value for business and their owners. Jon is a chartered certified accountant since 1999, he has worked in accountancy practices, industry and recently spent a four-year stint as chair of trustees at a hospice. Jon enjoys good food, fine wine and family time and has a (not so) secret passion for baking.

Julian Horberry

Group Marketing Director

Julian is a highly creative, award winning proven brand and communication strategist. His career has seen him working both agency and client side, with an ultra-successful record for building and transforming brands, that have created shareholder, business and consumer value. He loves sport, all sport, both playing and watching.

Tony Blackburn

Brand Ambassador

As a leading advocate of multi-generational living, the legendary broadcaster and first ever ‘king of the jungle’ is our official ambassador. A long-time fan of the brand, Tony’s iHus journey started six years ago, when he purchased an annexe to support his wife’s mother in later life. With the support of Tony, we seek to continue our mission to empower UK families to experience the benefits of multi-generational, independent living.

Andrew Colley

Sales & Project Development Manager

Andy is a highly self-motivated & dedicated consultant with extensive experience across a number of sectors; passionate about enriching clients lives, accomplishing this with the best customer experience. A devoted husband and father to son Harry, when he’s not building the latest Lego set he’s out walking or pedalling the roads and trails of Yorkshire.

Nigel Wooldridge

Sales & Project Development Manager

Nigel is vastly experienced in sales and customer service. A true family man with a passion for travel and an eclectic taste in music. A caring and empathetic man, devoted husband to his wife Adele and father to his son Ben. Loves the social side of life, playing golf, watching football, music concerts and the theatre.

Wane Borg

Annexe Specialist

Wane brings a wealth of knowledge in delivery high end projects and designs tailored to each clients needs. His experience extended from consulting on design and marketing in both B2C and B2B markets and as a successful business owner. A family man soon to be house free of two daughters leaving to pursue their careers. Now the free taxi service is coming to an end. Wane and his wife will have the “Boys” to keep them busy. Oscar and Luca the dachshund brothers and the old boy Jasper, their amazing cat.

Lydia Kilner

Sales Administrator

Lydia has 13 years’ experience in the hospitality and customer service industry so she’s a real people person and loves being part of our lively team! Her passion is music, she was taken to her first concert when she was 5 and has been hooked ever since. A real softie when it comes to animals, and an even bigger one when it comes to her nephew. In her spare time, you’ll find her exploring the outdoors with her partner and their dog Jasper or spending a cozy night at home cooking up a storm.

Loren Taylor

Digital Marketing Manager

Loren has donned the marketing hat across numerous industries including IT, media, retail, agency and construction. Highly organised, with a creative flair and a keen eye for detail, Loren brings a wealth of experience to her role of Digital Marketing Manager at iHus. Outside of work, Loren enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, walking, biking and camping. She is also a big foodie, loves vintage shopping and anything Yorkshire based.

Jan Hill

Customer Liaison Officer

Jan has an infectious smile and a great chuckle to go along with it!! She loves spending time with her four Grandchildren ice skating, taking trips and making memories. Jan often fundraises for the Alzheimer’s charity which is close to her heart, with memory walks and other challenging quests. Jan is very much customer-focused, you’ll find nothing is too much trouble for this lady.


Office Dog

The team mascot and everybody’s favorite, he’ll get a good morning before the boss does. 9/10 you’ll find Alfie sat staring at the treat cupboard waiting to be fed, laying near the sales desk hoping for belly rub or snoozing in Trevor’s office. A real cheeky character, the office just isn’t the same when he’s not there.

Andy Nicklin

Design Manager

Andy brings a wealth of design and CGI expertise to the iHus Group and is the proud recipient of the iHus ‘bigger than you job’ award for 2 years running. When not working at full speed in the office Andy, married to his long-suffering Wife Sair and Dad/Stepdad to a 5-a-side football team loves 80’s horror ‘B’ movies, rock n’ roll and can be usually found on a weekend watching re-runs of Columbo for the umpteenth time.

Dane Hill


Dane prepares your quotation and creates the WOW visuals presentation, a real techie with a passion for anything computer related. An avid gamer and self-confessed couch potato but with a keen eye for detail. Dane is very much dedicated to presenting you with your new home in the garden.

Tom Gregory


Tom graduated university with a degree in product design and now puts these skills to work making our designs look the best they can! Outside of work Tom is a keen mountain biker, climber and coffee addict. When he’s not cycling around the Peak District, he’s busy finalising the CAD models of your very own garden projects.

Kevin Ryan

Project Manager

Kevin has over 40 years experience in the construction industry. He undertook a joinery Apprenticeship on leaving school and ran his own joinery/ timber frame erection business before taking up contract/project management roles over 10 years ago. He is happily married with 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren and a Border Terrier called Max. In his spare time Kevin enjoys travelling, eating out, live music concerts, theatre and walking Max. He is a lifelong supporter of Nottingham Forest and enjoys watching all sport.

Matt Hassett

Project Manager

Matt is a qualified commercial surveyor (AssocRICS) with a varied background in real estate, development and most recently, health sectors. He is a sports enthusiast who can be found on the golf course most weekends, Matt likes to keep active, socialise and access the outdoors. He enjoys spending time with his young family and exploring new places.

Bilbo Patterson

Project Manager

A joiner by trade with 20 years of experience in both domestic and commercial construction, Bilbo has spent the last two years running numerous teams on house-building sites nationally. When he’s not at work, he likes to keep active, hitting the gym most days! He also loves a good outdoor walk, mountain biking and a spot of food (and wine).

Carl Hughes

Project Manager

Our project manager Carl has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, starting as a plumber and working his way up to management level. He also holds over 10 years experience in the timber frame industry under his belt. Carl is a family man who values family time with his wife, two daughters and younger son, oh and not forgetting Fred – his beloved border collie! He’s also a keen motorcyclist and can be found watching Liverpool FC whenever he can.

Bryan Moore

Build Coordinator

Bryan is responsible for supporting the Build Team to deliver projects to the highest quality, on time within budget. Working within the construction industry for 44 years, and 26 years in various construction management positions, Bryan holds a Level 5 Award with the Institute of Leadership and Management along with certification for auditing to several industry related ISO Standards. When he is not working Bryan enjoys renovating properties which he has done with his wife two daughters and their partners.

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Download our iHus annexe brochure

If you would like to download our annexe brochure please complete the form below. You call also request for a copy to be posted to your home address. Have any further questions, why not request one of our team get in touch?