People

The Team

Directors

David Croft

Director & Co-founder

David Croft

Director & Co-founder

David is Croft Goode’s technical director and formed the business with Mick Goode over 20 years ago in 1994. Both David and Mick worked for the same architecture practice in the early 1990s.

Now that his two daughters are grown up, David has been able to revive his passion for hill-walking on the Lakeland Fells as well as in the Scottish Highlands which conveniently links with his love of real ale and scotch whisky.

Mick Goode

Director & Co-founder

Mick Goode

Director & Co-founder

Qualified as an architect since 1990, Practice Director Mick has been privileged to have worked on a great variety of building projects. He has gained a great deal of specialist experience, particularly in regeneration, housing, care and conservation sectors.

He is currently Regional Chair for the North West RIBA Region, and as Past President of the North Lancashire and Fylde Branches of the RIBA has been an active participant and supporter of the work the Institute does for many years. He is part of the RIBA/NBS BIM Expert Panel and a member of the Architectural Studies Advisory Board at UCLan.

Community engagement plays a large part in his daily work and a Director role on the Winckley Square Community Interest Company in Preston allows him to take these skills to the heart of his home city.

As a dad of four, holiday breaks away with his wife Amanda and children are treasured. A keen runner, Mick blows the cobwebs away by pounding trails in the countryside around the Fylde.

Architectural Staff

Neil Anyon

Operations Director / Senior Architectural Technologist

Neil Anyon

Operations Director / Senior Architectural Technologist

Qualifying as the University of Central Lancashire’s highest graduating student back in 2005, Neil has grown in experience while working at Croft Goode. He has run and overseen many social housing developments over the last decade and now, as a senior technologist, has a vital role in the future of the practice.

In his spare time, when failing to keep up with his two very active boys, Neil can be seen gracing the banks of lakes in the UK and France targeting elusive and very large carp. Neil continues to try and land the praise of his (largely non-angling) colleagues through his collection of trophy pictures.

Neil Monk

Architect / Team Leader

Neil Monk

Architect / Team Leader

Neil qualified as an Architect in March 2015 after passing his Part III examination through the RIBA. During his studies, he maintained full-time employment and has gained a varied experience of a number of sectors including residential, education, healthcare and leisure.

Passionate about design but with a keen technical eye, Neil enjoys on site involvement as much as sketching through the early stages of projects.

Outside of the office, Neil is a family man, married with a young daughter and a baby on the way – all of which keep him extremely busy. Any spare time for Neil is spent running, playing football, or watching live music.

Richard Edge

Architect / Team Leader

Richard Edge

Architect / Team Leader

After finishing his studies at the Manchester School of Architecture, Richard is entering the final stages of qualification and is preparing to sit his RIBA Part III examinations having completed the first two over the last few years.

When he’s not at work, Richard’s main passions are watching live music and leaving the country to explore abroad.

He also has the unfortunate habit of following Blackpool FC up and down the country, clocking up many miserable miles on the motorway in the process.

Dan Bishop

Architect

Dan Bishop

Architect

After studying at the Manchester School of Architecture and completing his RIBA Part II degree, Dan recently joined the Croft Goode team and is now looking to gain experience and complete the Part III examinations.

With a particular interest in contextualism and the re-use of existing buildings, he is hoping to learn from his Croft Goode experience and continue his personal development.

Outside Croft Goode, Dan is a keen sportsman, enjoying both football and rugby, and is currently undertaking a full restoration of his beloved Mini Cooper.

Gayle Barber

Architectural Technologist

Gayle Barber

Architectural Technologist

In 2008 and fresh from college with a love of design, Gayle began her architecture journey with Croft Goode.

Six years later she is now a qualified architectural technologist and has discovered a passion for conservation projects, most recently working on a listed hotel in lovely Llandudno on the Welsh coast.

A perfect day for Gayle would be discovering a new city or waking up in Ibiza. She enjoys the simple things in life like her mum’s Sunday roast, spending time with friends and family, and dancing (after a few Proseccos!).

Josh Kelly

Apprentice Architectural Technologist

Josh Kelly

Apprentice Architectural Technologist

Josh is our most recent addition to the Croft Goode team. Whilst studying Level 3 construction at Blackpool and Fylde College, Josh approached the company in order to expand his knowledge further within a working environment. His aim is to fulfil his ambition of becoming an Architectural Technologist and move to Australia later within his career. Outside of work Josh spends his time playing the guitar, perfecting his skills in the blues rock genre. He has been playing for over 6 years and is even designing his own guitar using CAD! He also enjoys attending live music events all over the country and travelling abroad with his family.

Hannah Youles

Part I Architectural Assistant

Hannah Youles

Part I Architectural Assistant

Joining us in her placement semester, Hannah is currently a part of the University of Edinburgh where she studying Part I Architectural Design. Her ambition is to travel the world before eventually becoming a fully qualified Architect.

In her downtime, Hannah likes to ski, sing along to Wicked and paint – currently working on a piece of her Spoodle Daisy. Hannah’s two obsessions in life include the musical Wicked and blackcurrant cordial.

 

Office & Administration Staff

Caroline Mears

Business Support Manager

Caroline Mears

Business Support Manager

Caroline keeps the place together in her role as Office Manager.

She enjoys mountain bike rides (especially when she manages to stay on for the whole journey) and spending time with family, friends and a large glass of wine!

Caroline lives with her husband, Chris, and their two baby bunnies, Walter and Lilly (anyone notice the Disney connection?). They spend their holidays travelling the world and adding pins to their map.

Hannah Dewhurst

Office & Finance Administrator

Hannah Dewhurst

Office & Finance Administrator

Hannah is the one who makes sure all the numbers in the office add up in her role as office and finance administrator.

She has two children that she dotes on and spoils rotten and a cheeky puppy who causes havoc at home. The pup’s latest endeavour includes reducing Hannah’s prized blueberry tree to no more than a stump!

Hannah also enjoys the occasional glass of wine, having been trained by the wine master  herself, Caroline.

Danielle Woodhouse

Office Administrator

Danielle Woodhouse

Office Administrator

Danielle’s is the resplendent voice you’ll first hear when calling Croft Goode.

You can often hear her singing away in reception and she is regularly caught trying to convince the staff to start a Croft Goode choir. She’s a true performer who, when not showcasing her talent on stage, is practising her steps under the desk.

Danielle performs regularly with her dance school and two theatre companies and is also involved with Blackpool & Fylde Children’s Pantomime.

Stacey Duffy

Receptionist

Stacey Duffy

Receptionist

Stacey is the newest member of our Admin team and the first voice you’ll hear when calling Croft Goode. She is currently beginning her Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration, and aims to go on to further education in order to refine her admin skills.

Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family, especially her two nephews. She likes to take them swimming and to the cinema, and is often found being used as a climbing frame by the little monkeys. She is also a bit of a film fanatic and an xbox girl-gamer.

Stacey is currently trying to convince her family to introduce a new member in to the family – a cat!