About Us

Drew Smith specialises in providing exceptional new homes and are passionate about the creation of better places for people to live.

With a strong emphasis on design, sustainability and build quality, our new homes will make a positive and long-lasting impact to both new and existing communities.

Established for more than 30 years, we have maintained an innovative and dynamic approach to optimising the potential for the delivery of high-quality homes with a reputation for delivering on our promises.

As a part of Vistry Partnerships, we have the backing of a leading regeneration and partnerships business that shares in our values of passion, integrity and collaboration.

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What we do

Executive Team

Stephen Teagle

Chief Executive of Vistry Partnerships

Land and New Business Team

Construction Team

Sales and New Homes Team


Drew Smith is a fast paced and exciting company to work for. We offer our team fantastic opportunities to learn and develop a successful career with us.

Our head office is based in the idyllic village of Durley in Hampshire and have sites across the Southern region. We are always looking for new people to join our business so take a look at our current vacancies through the Vistry Partnerships career website.
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Stephen Teagle

Stephen is Chief Executive of Vistry Partnerships.

Stephen joined Galliford Try in 2006 and was appointed Chief Executive of its Partnerships business in 2016, prior to its merger with Bovis to form Vistry Partnerships. A chartered surveyor, Stephen has more than 25 years’ experience in the regeneration and affordable housing sectors, with time spent both commissioning schemes as well as working in the private sector, giving him a unique perspective on joint ventures, regeneration and mixed-tenure delivery.

Prior to joining Galliford Try, Stephen worked for a major Registered Provider, where he was Group Director of Investment and Managing Director of a development subsidiary.

A respected housing commentator, Stephen was recently appointed as Chair of the Housing Forum, a cross-sector membership network of 150 organisations and businesses that collaborates to promote improved supply and better quality homes.

Since Stephen became Chief Executive, first at Galliford Try Partnerships and now at Vistry Partnerships, he has worked to create a culture in which all employees have the opportunity to build their careers. Supporting the development of employees is a key priority and passion for Stephen who has also acted as a mentor for his team and others.

Stuart Munro

As one of the founding members of Drew Smith, Stuart Munro has spent the last 25 years developing one of the most highly successful and reputable development companies in the south of England.

Utilising this extensive experience Stuart embraces a “hands on approach” with each Drew Smith development site to ensure each scheme is delivered to the high-quality standards that our customers have come to expect.

Stuart recognises that successful development companies are built on the foundation of a solid reputation with customers who will buy our homes time and time again.

Adrian Cator

Adrian holds overall operational responsibility for the smooth running of the Drew Smith/Vistry Partnerships business and longer-term strategic direction alongside the Senior Executive Team. He works closely with the senior management team to support our key delivery partners, continually strengthening our own team, and developing working relationships with supply chain partners.

Adrian plays an active and involved role at the forefront of our projects to maintain the reputable quality standards associated with the Southampton office.

Having held a variety of roles within the business during a 13 year tenure, he is well placed to carry forward the core values that have made the company such a successful regional regeneration contractor and private housebuilder in the last 30 years.

Mark Lloyd

Mark is Drew Smith’s Construction Director and is responsible for leading Drew Smith’s production operations and liaising with the Department Heads to ensure smooth delivery of our production activities across the region.

Having now been with the business for 11 years, Mark makes certain that the businesses construction projects are delivered, focusing on the achievement of quality, time, procurement and client relations.

Being the lead on all business operations, Mark ensures that staff are appointed and motivated and that all safety, income, profit, growth and risk objectives are managed, with client specifications being achieved.

Ben Alford

With nearly 20 years’ experience in Commercial roles within the industry, Ben has more recently carried out the role of leading the Commercial Team at Drew Smith. From the initial stages, through to completion, Ben will use his experience and knowledge of the local supply chain to ensure the appropriate persons and products are procured to construct our high-quality homes. Ben has an excellent, longstanding relationship with our supply chain, ensuring this delivery is consistent across our developments. Ben works closely with the rest of the Drew Smith team to ensure we maintain these high standards of specification and construction.

Steve Mudie

Steve is the Senior Technical lead on all Drew Smith projects and as such he is responsible for overseeing the successful delivery and co-ordination of design information and technical compliance across all aspects of any scheme.

Keeping updated with current compliance standards and guidance is vital to ensuring designs are being delivered in the most efficient manner.

During Steve’s nine years in the business he has taken an active role in key sustainability projects always exploring new and innovative ways to adapt to changes in regulation and customer requirements.

Simon Mason

Simon is involved with Drew Smith developments from inception to completion guaranteeing complete buy-in to every scheme we deliver. He works closely with the Directors in the business to assess sites for suitability and plays a critical part in the design process.

Simon works tirelessly to ensure that the right homes are selected, built to the correct specification to meet the high-quality standards expected by our Drew Smith homes customer’s.

Through his team of Sales Negotiators Simon is committed to delivering on the objectives set out in the Drew Smith Customer Experience and clearly understands that homes are for life not just move-in day. Such is his confidence in our ability to deliver excellence, Simon and his family bought one of our Drew Smith homes for themselves!

Phil Farminer

As Planning Director for Drew Smith, Phil has played a fundamental role within the business for over 20 years. Phil’s role in land assembly and the securing of new sites for Drew Smith is critical to the company’s historical and ongoing success.

He ensures that sites are specifically selected to meet our customer’s requirements to deliver high quality homes in desirable areas at an affordable price.

Phil leads a large planning team and using his extensive planning expertise developed over many years he ensures our bespoke designs provide not just new houses but create beautiful homes.

Samantha Barrett

Sam is our Customer Care Manager and happiness in your new Drew Smith home is her priority. Ahead of exciting move-in day Sam and her team will guide you through the day to day process of living in and enjoying your new home.

As part of your moving in journey Sam will provide a comprehensive manual which will give you all the information you need about your new home together with all the relevant instructions, certificates and guarantees.

Should there be any post-move in issues they will be resolved swiftly by Sam and her team through our easy to use Clixifix system. Sam has a long and successful career in delivering Customer Service Excellence for new home owners and is committed to maintaining and enhancing the reputation of Drew Smith Homes.