Boddington Mannor - Robert Hitchins Headquarters

History & Directors


Formed over 60 years ago, the Robert Hitchins Group is headquartered on the outskirts of Cheltenham at Boddington Manor. 

Originally a highly successful housebuilder, the company has evolved to become one of the region’s predominant strategic landowners and promotors for the residential development market and a major commercial property and development company with extensive land interests and ownerships throughout the South West, Midlands and South Wales. 

The Group has a number of other business and charitable interests which includes farming and the development of a major holiday and golf resort in Spain. The Hitchins Family Trust is a major contributor to good causes through the Gloucestershire Community Foundation, which supports an extensive network of local charities improving lives in Gloucestershire. 


Jeremy Hitchins, Managing Director

Jeremy Hitchins

Managing Director

Jeremy joined the company in 1982, having qualified and practised as a solicitor with Slaughter & May in the City of London. From 1987 he was responsible for the activities of the Group’s Land and Planning Department and in 1992 he was appointed the Group’s Land and Planning Director.

In 2001 he was appointed the Managing Director of the Robert Hitchins Group with specific responsibilities for all the Group’s land and commercial property operations in the U.K.

Andrew Hill, Land & Planning Director

Andrew Hill

Land & Planning Director

Andrew leads the Estates team which undertakes the Group’s land and planning activities. He has worked for the Group since 1987, becoming Director in 1998.

The Estates team comprises experienced in-house surveyors, planners, designers and engineers and holds an enviable track record in land acquisition, obtaining planning permissions and the onward sale of land.

Gordon Jeynes, Technical & Residential Development Director

Gordon Jeynes

Technical & Residential Development Director

Gordon joined Robert Hitchins in 1985 and became Technical and Residential Development Director in 2012.

Gordon heads a multi-disciplined team who are responsible for providing technical evidence to support planning applications, including the design and construction of associated infrastructure for delivery of serviced parcels to the market.

Jonathan Dunley, Finance Director

Jonathan Dunley

Finance Director

Jonathan and his team support all aspects of the Group’s property activities and its staff, covering finance, IT, legal and human resources. He also monitors the group’s non-property activities and investments.

Jonathan joined Robert Hitchins as Finance Director and Company Secretary in 2012 having worked for much of his career in privately owned property companies in London.

Simon Tothill, Property & Development Director

Simon Tothill

Property & Development Director

Simon is responsible for the commercial property development and investment activities of the Group having joined Robert Hitchins in November 2014 and assuming the position of Director in June 2015.

Simon leads an experienced and innovative team of Development and Investment surveyors and has been involved in a number of major development projects throughout the South West, Midlands and South Wales.

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