The Grenadier Estates Group is an Exeter-based company originally set up in 2005 as Dixon Property Limited. We are a relatively small, but motivated company striving towards accomplishing our large ideas by constantly pushing the boundaries of sustainability.
Our expertise has grown by delivering projects that positively impact their surroundings, communities and commercial activities.
This dedication and commitment gives us the ability to reduce the impact from developing, occupying and maintaining buildings whilst retaining the value of our investments.
Our ethical principles are aligned with philosophy of our holding company, Oxygen House (formerly known as Andromeda Capital).
Meet the team
Peter Quincey – Director
Mike Jasper – Director
Mike started full time work aged 16 at a dairy farm on the Werrington Private Estate in Cornwall, where he spent 24 years (on and off). After spending 5 years on the dairy farm Mike moved to Silverton, Devon and spent two years working in a paper mill.
After deciding he missed the Cornish coast too much he moved back and worked as a roofer, on the markets and as a fork lift driver.
On his return to the Werrington Park Estate he took to forestry and the property maintenance role for the next 8 years.
Mike met Mark Dixon in 2006 and has spent the past 11 years working at Grenadier Estates. The job role started as property maintenance manager for a small group of properties and has developed along with the company. Mike manages the asset management team and is a hands-on Director, he is fully integrated within the projects from start to finish.
Mike has two dogs, Ted and Homer and in his spare time he enjoys; quad biking, fishing, shooting and welding- or as he puts it.. boy stuff!!
Emma McClelland – Property Coordinator
Emma joined Oxygen House in 2012, initially as part of the Business Support team and moved over to Grenadier Estates in 2015. Amongst other things she manages the Residential portfolio and the general administrative duties that keep things running smoothly. She is currently working towards becoming ARLA and ARMA accredited to support her ongoing role.
After studying Forensic Science at Exeter College, she went on to complete a BSc Psychology Degree at Plymouth University and achieved a 2.1. After completing her degree, Emma got a job at Friends Provident and spent a year working in the insurance and pension industry before settling at Oxygen House in 2012.
Emma loves to spend weekends walking in Devon with her husband, Matt and Labrador, Leo. They can usually be found hiking up a tor somewhere on Dartmoor! She also enjoys rock climbing, steak and wine dinners with friends and photography- mainly of Devon and her dog!
Elaine Millman – Designer
Elaine joined Grenadier in 2008 and has worked on a number of the projects within the portfolio, from the design and layout to full interior design of our residential properties. Her love of interior design sparked from age 14 when her parents gave her a full licence to decorate her bedroom!
Elaine has spent much of her career working in retail at C&A, Next and Liberty and where she started in sales and working her way to management roles. Whilst working at Liberty, Elaine was tasked with window dressing, merchandising, layouts of the shop and budgeting. After being made redundant, Elaine took some time out and had her two children, Amelia and Miranda. Her husband Nick is a farm manager, so there is always plenty to be kept busy with!
In her spare time Elaine loves to spend time with friends, family, walking the dogs and pottering in antique shops and market towns. She also has a love of Godminster cheese accompanied by a glass (or a few!) of wine.
Tom Anning – Facilities Manager
Tom joined Grenadier Estates in February this year having previously worked as a Senior Manager and Director for some industry leading facilities services providers with roles in Health Care, Education, Corporate Banking and Commercial FM. Tom has a great deal of experience working at a senior level with numerous Blue chip clients including HSBC, British Airways, Carphone Warehouse and Oxford University.
Whilst working for Interserve he had overall responsibility for delivering FM and project services on a large multi-site TFM Health contract with over 700 staff. The scope included 19 different service lines incorporating 2 large acute hospitals. Furthermore his duties extended to supporting other Operating Units with their technical compliance and risk management.
Tom started his career as an apprentice Electrician and has worked his way into Senior Management from the ground up successfully fulfilling both technical and commercial roles throughout his working life.
Tom has two girls Penelope and Trudy with his wife Elaine. Most of Tom’s spare time is taken up spending time with his family but he also plays the bass guitar in a local band and is a keen F1 supporter.
Zara McCullough – Facilities Coordinator
Zara initially worked at Oxygen House since December 2015 as part of the Business Support team but took the opportunity to move into a Facilities Coordinator role in January 2017 when Grenadier took over all facilities management for Oxygen House. She is an Associate Member of the Association of Project Management, currently studying the PFQ qualification with the aim of then completing the PMQ and PPQ.
It’s a bit of a mix when it comes to her previous jobs, from florist, cook, barmaid, resolved software issues and, before Oxygen House, various positions in the Financial Services sector. Out of all of these I think it’s definitely her creativity that has come in handy (but mainly her skills at making a cracking cup of tea!)
Zara previously studied massage therapy, anatomy and physiology which she absolutely LOVED! Outside of work she mainly spends time with her family, friends, fiancé and Lilah (her cat). She also likes to go to the gym to clear my mind and have some time to herself.
Brendan Heale – Property Maintenance Team
Brendan studied Carpentry and Construction at Tiverton College whilst undertaking an apprenticeship with Ingersent and Co. After completing the apprenticeship he continued to work for the company for a further ten years before leaving to specialise in bespoke cabinet making for Warren Hughes Furniture. Following that he continued in the line of cabinet making and worked for Adam Brother and Toby Shearman before returning to Ingersent and Co. for a final year.
In 2003 Brendan moved to Australia for 12 months, when he wasn’t enjoying all that the Aussie lifestyle had to offer he was working for various companies. One of which was Surface Paradise which specialised in making kitchens, this enabled Brendan to gain further knowledge in the field of carpentry and joinery. After returning home in 2005 Brendan started working for Dixon Property Limited – now known as Grenadier Estates, where he has remained for twelve years.
When he’s not spending time with his two boys; Aiden and Reuben and his dog Lenny, Brendan can be found fishing, camping, of playing with new gadgets and filters on his camera. His passion in life is cricket and currently plays for Cullompton Cricket Club.
Gareth Parks – Property Maintenance Team
Gareth’s working career started in a factory, working for D. S. Smith where he was a machine operator of Amazon boxes. Within 12 months he had progressed to manager of his team and went on achieve a license for a hi-grab/forklift/tele handler. Gareth remained with the company for four years before deciding to go to college and complete a Diploma in carpentry and joinery.
Along the way he won a carpentry competition, which involved designing and building a roof and extension which provided St Austell College their first win in 15 years! This gave him the inspiration to stay on for a third year which saw him complete the Level 3 Diploma which he passed in 2012 with distinctions.
In 2009 Gareth joined Grenadier Estates, or as it was known then- Dixon Property Ltd and has stayed with the company ever since and progressed his carpentry skills even further.
Gareth learnt fly-fishing at 11 years old and still enjoys it now, even taking part in the occasional competition when he has time. He also enjoys drawing, painting and creating quirky items for the house which he shares with his partner Steph and daughter Eliza.