Our Team

Expert local builders based in Cradley Heath, West Midlands working across Birmingham and surrounding areas.

Meet our key staff members below. We also have a wider network of personnel to help with projects.

Jon Ballard MInstRE

Business Owner

Jon owns & runs Minley Developments Ltd – forming in July 2017. Based in the Black Country, Birmingham & Employing 4 staff directly and with an army of specific trades to call upon, whole project coverage can be achieved under one roof.

Jon is an experienced and winning Project Manager, Leader & Strategic Policy Director; with a track record of completing projects both on time and within budgets in harsh and hostile environments. Retiring in Feb 2014 from the British Army as a Major after 19 years, having held many high profile and demanding roles including Construction Project Manager (many sites around the world), International Training Development Director (Afghanistan) & Commander (UK) Bomb Disposal (Iraq 2007). Jon is married with two young daughters.

Shaun Costin

Experienced Carpenter & Trainee Site Foreman & H&S Training Representative

Shaun started his apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery at 16. Starting by working in Schools & Hospitals doing Maintenance & Refurbishment works. Upon successfully completing his apprenticeship, Shaun transitioned into New-Build site works and now works with us. Over the years, his skills base has grown from just his core carpentry and now includes Plumbing, Painting & minor Electrical works. Shaun now has over 14 years construction experience through many working environments & is now undergoing training to become a Site Foreman.

Liam Newman

Lead on Brick Laying & Groundworks & Equipment Manager

Liam is an extremely experienced Brick Layer with over 20 years’ experience on Building sites Large & Small. The skills he has gained over the years include: Drainage (Fixing & New Installs), Foundations (Preparation & Installation), General Groundworks, Guttering, Laying patios (Slabs & Block paving), Erecting fencing, Studworks & Plaster boarding. Liam is also soon to begin training courses to step up on site.

Helaena Massey

Office & HR Manager

Home Grown in the Back Country, Helaena has been involved with family owned Building Development Companies from a young age. Amassing over 25 years’ experience in administration, Management & Quality Assurance across all types of industries in both public & Private sectors. Helaena spends most of her time ensuring the smooth running of the business from behind the scenes. Helaena likes Industrial Heritage & the unusual – including old American cars.

MJ Kim-House

Client Services, Marketing & PA

Made in South Korea, MJ studied abroad in both Paris & China. Spending time as a Grantee at Fulbright International Education Administrators Program and a former International Program Coordinator at Pusan National University. MJ Splits her time between 2 of our companies – ‘GB Serviced Offices’ & ‘Minley Developments’. Pretends to like studying & gardening – Actually likes Eating & Drinking.

Commercial & Domestic

Building Services

Our Professional Building and Home Improvement Services currently cover the following areas, but are not limited to:

Birmingham; Bromsgrove; Cradley Heath; Dudley; Hagley; Halesowen; Kidderminster; Kingswinford; Wolverhampton and Wombourne.

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