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Meet The Team

Meet the team who pour their heart and soul into building your home.


Meet the SB Homes team

The Family

Managing Director

Stephen Byram is the founder of SB Homes and remains involved in every aspect of the business, from building dry stone walls, to weekly team meetings, sales and planning applications. His specialism is carefully selecting the right sites for us to build on and having an instinct about how to build it from an engineering perspective.

He is focussed on driving the business forward and encouraging his daughters to take it through its next phase.

If you find him working on site, stop him for a chat – he loves speaking to people about what he’s working on.

A fact about him: He’s climbed Mont Blanc and completed treks in Nepal

His favourite place in the Colne Valley: Between Cupwith and March Haigh reservoirs above Marsden; it’s a beautiful quiet spot with amazing views of Wessenden and Deer Hill. You hardly ever see anyone, it’s so peaceful and my mind clears when I’m up there.”


Rachael is the backbone of the family. No matter what crazy ideas Stephen has had at 5am in the morning – like buying an old mill at just 33 with three children under six – she has always said “OK” and supported him through it.

Whilst she’s not as involved in the day-to-day running of the business as she used to be, she’s still a huge part of our decision making and family support. She’s not afraid to get stuck in, whether it’s cleaning a plot for handover day, or baking cake for the office to keep us all going. We’d be nowhere without her.

A fact about her: She had her own shop, selling health foods, supplements & Ecover before they were popular

Her favourite place in the Colne Valley: “On a nice day, there’s nowhere better than Hemplow. You’ve got tennis, cricket, bowling, golf and football in one spot. It’s a great atmosphere.”

Operations and Finance Director

“After graduating university with a law degree in 2012, I joined our team over the summer until I decided what my next step would be. Fast forward 11 years and I’m still here.

“To start with it was just very much a case of watch and learn. But I soon became involved in all aspects of the business and after a few years became a director. My role over the years has been wide ranging to include finance, sales and general business operations.

“I work closely with our team to ensure we deliver a quality product and it’s important for me that we keep getting better and to ensure we always deliver a home we would be happy to live in ourselves.

“In recent times, my sisters have joined me in the business and I am excited to see in the next few years how we can use our different skill sets to push the business forward.”

A fact about her: Sophie used to take part in singing competitions. Today, she’s a keen netballer and has just passed her netball umpire exams.

Sales Director

“I officially joined SB Homes as sales director in 2023. Having owned and run other businesses, alongside having supported SB Homes’ marketing and sales, I’m excited to use my experience to help SB Homes to grow.

“As sisters, we are so incredibly proud of what our parents have achieved. They are our inspiration. I’m very aware that they have kept the company going for us, and I feel that it’s my personal duty to look after it for future generations – it’s my drive.

“I see SB Homes expanding its team, building more homes each year, and I look forward to launching more luxury, prestige homes.”

A fact about her: She’s been a business owner since 2017, doing PR and owning/running Empire House

Her favourite place in the Colne Valley: “I love sitting outside Empire House on Lewisham Road in Slaithwaite. In the summer, our outside space is a sun trap. You can look up, through the trees, the buildings and the mills, and approximately 2 miles away  you can see SB Homes’ development, Hollin Gate nestled in the distance. It’s really special.”

Director of Rentals

“Day in and day out, I handle our residential and commercial rentals and holiday let properties. I’m a people person at heart and find great satisfaction in helping our clients and tenants have the best experience possible.

“Working with my family can be a challenge, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. We’re a tight-knit family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Together, we’ve achieved amazing things at SB Homes and I’m excited about the bright future ahead of us!

“When I go to work each morning, I feel grateful to be working with my family and our great colleagues at SB Homes. The thought of helping people find their perfect home or holiday getaway is extremely satisfying.”

A fact about her: She has her own sheep and is also a qualified tennis coach and bushcraft teacher

Her favourite place in the Colne Valley: “Pule Hill in Marsden. Not only am I lucky enough to look out of my window everyday and see it, it’s also the place my partner proposed to me. It will be forever a special place to me.”

“To build the best homes, you need the best team. That’s what we have”

Meet The Team

Our Extended Family

Many of our team have worked with us for the duration of SB Homes’ lifetime.
We wouldn’t be where we are without them. Meet our team below.

Sam Hinchliffe

Most important team member

Steve Mitchell


Jack Davies

Site Manager

Ian Hinchcliffe

Ground Worker

Becki Schofield

Office Manager

Ryan Clifford


Mark Seal

Stone Mason

Ian Winterbottom


Cain Shaw


Jamie Mawson


Todd Corbett


Tom Hampshire

Stone Mason

Kyle Hay


Duncan Campbell


Pat Lockwood


Richard Kinder


Richard Carter


Sean Mawson


Dean Smith


John Walker

Ground worker

Dean Byram


David Carter

Ground worker

Andrew Winterbottom


Dave Mount


Jesse Pearce

Bricklaying apprentice

Empire Works, new house builder in Slaithwaite Huddersfield - SB Homes


Why We Differ

As a small house builder, we have ‘fire in our belly’ — we are entrepreneurial, creative, and flexible.

As a local, family-run business, we employ local tradesmen and designers, and work with local planning to ensure we blend our developments seamlessly with their surroundings.

This adaptability means we’re able to submit new site plans that better suit the environment and individual house plans when our clients want to make external or internal changes. Plus, we contribute to our local economy and community.

We’re in tune with the areas that we develop in, meaning that the homes we build are unique to their environment and widely respected by local people.

"The local people want to think themselves lucky that they’ve got a local builder like SB Homes".
Donald Firth

Councillor for the Holme Valley, speaking to a planning committee

"Being able to work closely with SB Homes on all aspects of the house build so that it best suited our family requirements was fantastic".
Ross Ball

Business Owner, Hollin Gate homeowner

"I've had the pleasure of supplying SB Homes for around 10 years now. It became clear straight away from meeting the team that they are a very strong family orientated business".
Rob Holroyd

SB Homes’ bathroom supplier

"We love that our home has been built by a local company who clearly take pride in their developments and reputation. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them".
Lauren Needham

Hollin Gate homeowner

"Not only are the houses stunning, made from local Yorkshire stone, but the finish and customer service/support along the way is also second to none".
Becki & Andy Schofield

Empire Works homeowners

"We would definitely recommend buying a home with SB to anyone, especially if you are looking for a friendly, professional and approachable local developer who really has your individual interests at heart".
Angus & Megan

NHS & Fire Services Workers, Hollin Gate homeowners

"Any requests or modifications have been organised in a very reasonable time frame. All the staff are approachable and we couldn’t be happier with the service we have received".
Sarah Mawson

Hollin Gate homeowner

"Hollin Gate is a community of well-designed, quality homes that are in keeping with their surroundings. We are lucky to have such professional, considerate artisans in our communities!"
Mark Gresty

Former Army Major, Hollin Gate homeowner

"The bills for our new SB Homes home are less than half what they were at our old house".
Michael Blake

Empire Works homeowner

Byram Property Group encompasses SB Homes and SB Rentals; a commercial and residential rental firm.

SB Homes is part of the Byram Property Group.