The Team

All our team are local residents, managing the company for the benefit of us all.

Martin Slatford, Director

Martin has been a member of Baughurst Parish Council for most of the 40 years he has lived in this area.
He is also chairman of the Sir George Brown Charity which hopes to deliver new almshouses in the village,
to build on over 250 years of providing affordable local housing. He is a Trustee of Basingstoke College of Technology and the Loddon Valley Day Care Centre. Martin started a local newspaper, the Wolverton Echo, in the 80’s, copies of which are on the website of the Baughurst Society of which he was one of the founder members. His previous company, Labcold, based in Basingstoke, supplied most blood and drug storage fridges used in the UK and employed 60 people during his directorship. Martin retired in 2015. He has a BSc in Botany
and lives in Wolverton Common with his wife Caroline.

Chris Radford Director

Chris has more than 35 years experience in property, 20 years with Jones Lang LaSalle (London and Asia),
10 years in the family office of a major Hong Kong developer and the last 5 years back in UK focussed on investment management and large-scale development projects in London. He has held a variety of private company directorships and advisory board seats across businesses in Asia Pacific and UK. He holds a BSC
(Hons) degree and was a chartered surveyor (FRICS) until recently. Chris lives in Stoney Heath.

Chris Curtis, Director

Chris has lived with his wife, Janet, at Malthouse Farm, Pound Green since 2010 and has lived in the area for 30 of the past 40 years. In the 1980’s he was the Hampshire County Councillor for Baughurst, Kingsclere and Tadley and has also been a member of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Tadley Town Council. He has been an elected member of Baughurst Parish Council for the last three years. He is now retired having worked in the printing and publishing industries for most of his working life. His final role was as UK Production Director for the medical division of international publishing house – Wolters Kluwer. He had responsibility for sourcing and purchasing the manufacturing of the UK medical journals and some of the US books and journals – initially in the UK and then off-shore in India and Singapore. He is still an active investor with a small portfolio.

Patrick Taylor, Financial Advisor

Patrick Taylor's career has divided into three phases: the first when he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, becoming a partner of that firm in 1980. The second was in the commercial radio industry. Patrick joined Capital Radio as their finance director in 1986. He then joined GWR, the owner of Classic FM and a large number of local radio stations, and became their Chief Executive before retiring from corporate life in 2003, since when he has been a serial entrepreneur helping young companies get established. Patrick has lived at Pitt House Farm, between Ashford Hill and Kingsclere, since 1984.

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