Argent

People who make places for people

Argent has a reputation for delivering some of the best mixed-use developments in the UK. We are respected for our approach to business, which is always based on openness and integrity.

That reputation is down to our people.

We are proud and privileged to have such a committed, creative and talented team: people from different backgrounds and walks of life – with skills that range across architecture, engineering, finance, marketing, construction, planning and law.

We enjoy what we do and we are endlessly passionate about it.

Argent is over 144 strong, and growing. Each time you refresh this page, you’ll see more faces from the team.

Their drive for quality means that we know the outcomes will be the best and the benefits long-lasting for local communities.

Ed Watson London Borough of Camden
Katie Duffin</

Katie Duffin

Ruairidh Jackson</

Ruairidh Jackson

Jessica Marsden-Smedley</

Jessica Marsden-Smedley

Sarah Williams</

Sarah Williams

Isaac Anim</

Isaac Anim

Nick Foster</

Nick Foster

Hannah Grealish</

Hannah Grealish

Sandra France</

Sandra France

Rosemary Hardy</

Rosemary Hardy

Beverley Cunningham</

Beverley Cunningham

Lilia Wydra</

Lilia Wydra

David Walters</

David Walters

Steven Kellett</

Steven Kellett

Chris Schorah</

Chris Schorah

Sheena Patel</

Sheena Patel

Mike Lightbound</

Mike Lightbound

Mike joined Argent in 2007 and is a founding partner of the Argent (Property Development) Services LLP. As Finance Partner Mike overseas the financial aspects of Argent and its projects including cash flow, allocation of budgets across projects, reporting and the raising of third party funding. From 2007 to 2014 Mike was responsible for managing the overall business plan for the King’s Cross project.

Before joining Argent, Mike worked at Swiss Re where he was a member of the management team within the Global Operational Risk Group and, prior to this, he spent seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and the Caribbean.
He is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Structural Engineering.

Mike is a Governor at the King’s Cross Academy school, a new school built as part of the King’s Cross project.

Outside Argent, Mike enjoys a range of sports, including skiing, sailing and cycling.

David Marriott</

David Marriott

Dave is one of our in-house lawyers. He is involved in most deals and legal agreements, including Piccadilly Place in Manchester, Google’s UK headquarters and the BNP Paribas building at King’s Cross.

Dave studied Law in York and at Oxford before qualifying into the real estate team at Hogan Lovells. He first came to Argent on secondment in 2007 and joined the team permanently in 2008.

Chris Taylor</

Chris Taylor

Chris is the BTPS director on the Argent Board and has been an active participant in Argent King’s Cross and King’s Cross redevelopment for the past three years.

Chris is currently CEO of Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Limited, where he is responsible for the management of £6.2 billion of real estate.

Prior to this, he established the Australian Fund Manager QIC’s European real estate team and was head of European Property at HSBC. He spent most of his working career as Fund Manager at Prudential. Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Chairman of MEPC and Junior Vice President of the British Property Federation.

Jane Temple</

Jane Temple

Mark Swinburne</

Mark Swinburne

Harpreet Chahal</

Harpreet Chahal

Helen Causer</

Helen Causer

Julia Harper</

Julia Harper

Morwenna Hall</

Morwenna Hall

Emily Boyd</

Emily Boyd

Tom Callaway</

Tom Callaway

Nick Porzig</

Nick Porzig

Kevin Whitehead</

Kevin Whitehead

Rosie Cade</

Rosie Cade

Dave Elwood</

Dave Elwood

Richard Meier</

Richard Meier

Since joining Argent in 2003, Richard has worked primarily on the King’s Cross redevelopment, where he is responsible for coordinating and delivering some £600 million of projects, including major residential, retail, public realm and infrastructure projects.

Notably, Richard oversaw the delivery of the new £155 million campus for Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London).

At a corporate level, he is responsible for development management, securing new opportunities and resourcing. He also leads several strategic initiatives, such as development of a new Residential Private Rental model and the roll-out of Building Information Modelling.

Richard read Engineering at Cambridge and has a Masters in Property Law and Valuation. He is chair of the ULI Residential Council, a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and sits on the King’s Cross Construction Board.

Sharon Bhambra</

Sharon Bhambra

  • Katie Duffin
  • Ruairidh Jackson
  • Jessica Marsden-Smedley
  • Sarah Williams
  • Isaac Anim
  • Nick Foster
  • Hannah Grealish
  • Sandra France
  • Rosemary Hardy
  • Beverley Cunningham
  • Lilia Wydra
  • David Walters
  • Steven Kellett
  • Chris Schorah
  • Sheena Patel
  • Mike Lightbound
  • David Marriott
  • Chris Taylor
  • Jane Temple
  • Mark Swinburne
  • Harpreet Chahal
  • Helen Causer
  • Julia Harper
  • Morwenna Hall
  • Emily Boyd
  • Tom Callaway
  • Nick Porzig
  • Kevin Whitehead
  • Rosie Cade
  • Dave Elwood
  • Richard Meier
  • Sharon Bhambra