The Team

Simon SmithSIMON SMITH Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Simon Smith is responsible for overseeing all the technical operations of the business.

A co-founder of Burghley Developments, Simon liaises with our architects, site managers and looks after our clients. Simon was instrumental in the purchase of the Uppingham and Marshall’s Yard, Stamford sites, and is continually on the look out for suitable future development opportunities.

Phil Mitchell


Phil Mitchell has over 40 years of experience in the building sector, including 15 years in shop fitting, where a sharp eye for detail, professionalism and high standards are key attributes for success.

As Burghley Developments’ quantity surveyor, Phil’s previous hands-on expertise and commercial acumen help to maintain an optimum level of efficiency throughout the entire build process.

Hugh Byrne


Hugh Byrne is a very successful business man who has overseen industrial developments, supermarket construction and housing developments. Aside from Burghley Developments, Hugh also runs his own IT business.

David Mcdonald


A carpenter and joiner by trade, David McDonald has been in the building industry for over 22 years and has worked on many prestigious developments locally.

With an NVQ Level 6 in site management, David is responsible for looking after the day-to-day operations of our sites - ensuring that materials and resources are where they should be, and when, to deliver a project on time and within the agreed budget.