Meet our team

Meet our Team

Based at Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, we are a ‘one-stop shop’ providing Architectural Design, Planning Advice, Project Management and Construction all under one roof.

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James Probert

Director, Head of technical design

James is the co-founder of Oakenstone along with close friend and colleague, Dave Mowle.

Dave Mowle

Director, designer & Project Manager

As Oakenstone’s lead designer and value engineer, Dave will often be your first point of contact on-site.

Richard Bradbury


Richard has worked as a consultant with Dave and James for over twenty years on a wide range of local projects particularly in the Matlock Green Conservation Area including the Three Horseshoes and the conversion of the Old Mill.

Marcus Bell

Finishing Co-ordinator

From tiles to paint colours, bathroom suites to door handles, light fittings to plug sockets, Marcus gives critical advice to our clients on how best to put the finishing touches to their projects.

Pete Newberry

Operations and Admin Support

Pete is the first point of contact for any client calling the office and runs the day-to-day administration of the office


Client Relations

We haven't really worked out what Hero does yet, other than mill about the office. You are more than welcome to accept the challenge of trying to pull a tennis ball out of her mouth.

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