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 partner 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!

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.

James Lund-Lack

Chief Operating Officer

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.

Joanne Grainger

Sales Administrator

Jo is an experienced sales professional with over 30 years of sales experience, her commitment and passion to helping customers shines through. At home and in her spare time, Jo can be found being creative and loves doing soft crafts, and making cards. Travelling is in her blood and she loves the excitement of visiting a new country and experiencing the culture. Jo also enjoys music and especially live bands, her dad educated her from a very young age in the delights of 70/80s rock, and she can still be found rocking out to this day!

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 A.M.I.S.M.

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.

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.

Vanessa Buczkowska

Office Administrator

Vanessa recently joined the iHus team having completed her degree in interior and exterior architecture she also has a scholarship in structural engineering, she has a real passion for anything building related, interior design and upcycling furniture. In her spare time, Vanessa is a massive dog lover, when she finds any spare time she loves to draw and create art. She is currently working on charity art projects and mixing projects with pleasure. She is the chatterbox of the team with thousands of questions, eager to gain building experience in a new environment of construction.

Johannah Ault

Accounts Manager

Jo is the friendly gatekeeper and manager of finance operations for the iHus Group, she is very proud to be part of the iHus family. In the background, Jo is studying towards the CIMA Professional Qualification. At home and in her spare time she likes sharing a cocktail or two with friends, getting stuck into a good book and making silly, fun memories with Alex and Bella – her lively (not-so-little-anymore) children.

Iwona Puchala

Accounts Assistant

Iwona joined our finance team after completing AAT level 2 and 3, she is now studying towards AAT level 4. At home, she is a busy mum of two lovely boys. In her free time, she likes to exercise and watch a good movie.

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.

Dean Graham

Senior Projects Manager

Dean is a driven individual who prides himself on delivering operational excellence whilst exceeding clients’ expectations. Dean’s working career began in 1989 when he started out as a trainee site engineer, steadily advancing through the roles of site manager and contracts manager through to operations manager. Throughout this time he gained in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the construction industry and the skills needed to lead and manage teams to achieve high levels of performance whilst working to set budgets.

Wayne Playfair

Factory Manager

Wayne has worked within the construction industry since leaving school. He has a vast knowledge of products and materials and has worked in some of the largest builders merchants in the UK. During his free time, he enjoys spending quality time in the outdoors, camping and making memories with his wife and three sons.

David Wassell

Chief Buyer

Dave is an experienced procurement professional with 10 years of experience. He has worked in a variety of construction environments from house building to large scale electrical installations. Out of the office, you will find Dave in the national parks of the UK, Paddleboarding, surfing, mountain biking, running or just walking bear, his dog …… anything moving after a long week in the office.

Jason Clarke

Proprietary Build Manager

Jason has been in the construction industry from leaving school (a long time ago) working both in the UK and abroad, holding many construction qualifications. Jason’s interests include classic cars, the great outdoors, skiing when he gets the chance, travelling in his VW camper and sometimes talking to the wife. Jase has a great ‘lets get this done’ attitude as well as a love of cups of tea and the odd biscuits.

Matt Hassett

Assistant Contracts 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.

Kelly Watson


Kelly is a busy mum of two young children with a love of exercise, mainly so she can try and keep up with them! Kelly’s roles in administration include the education and the care sector. In her spare time she enjoys the great outdoors and also socialising with friends and family… especially when it involves a glass of red wine.

Steve Batty

Logistics Manager

Steve has extensive experience in the national logistics of stock and material movement ensuring a proficient on-time and no issues delivery service. Steve manages the factory goods in and stock inventory. If Steve’s not behind the wheel he’s likely to be behind the handlebars, a mountain and road bike enthusiast, just a little time left for caravanning and enjoying long walks with his wife Sonia and Alfie the dog.

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