Meet the Laragh team

Our team of approachable, attentive, highly skilled professionals thrive on providing an exceptional service.

Find out more about the people who make Laragh a great company to do business with.

INTRODUCING OUR DIRECTORS

Simon Somerville-LargeSIMON SOMERVILLE-LARGE

Managing Director and Founder of Laragh

With unrivalled knowledge of the Cambridge property market and thirty years’ industry experience, Simon Somerville-Large has successfully directed the development of more than 50 schemes throughout the city and surrounding areas.

Among these high-specification developments are the award-winning Parkside properties in central Cambridge and the Manor Farm CLT project at Stretham, both built in partnership with Peterhouse, together with the ‘art deco’ Tamara House apartments on Queen Edith’s Way and The Pastures luxury homes in Harston, another award-winning Cambridgeshire development.

Prior to founding Laragh in 2007, Simon held high-level positions at Wimpey Developments, Shepherd Construction and Camstead Homes. Galvanising his expertise and experience, Simon handpicks specialist teams for each and every project, creating unique design concepts and inspired solutions to maximise value for land owners and investors.

David RapleyDAVID RAPLEYBSc (Hons) MRICS C. Build E MCABE

Director of Laragh, Founder and Managing Director of Rheebridge Ltd

David Rapley is driven by a personal passion for creating exciting new developments, establishing a diverse portfolio of highly-prestigious projects.

As the visionary Founder and Managing Director of Camstead Homes, he built the company to become one of the largest and most highly-regarded developers in East Anglia, before selling in 2007.

During 2008, David established Rheebridge Ltd, a company dedicated to property development, angel investment and social enterprise, which acquired a 50% share of Laragh in 2012.

David and Simon had previously worked together at Camstead for nine years – this partnership merged their extensive expertise and compatible skills, enabling Laragh to undertake higher-worth projects and consolidate its reputation for excellence in the sector.

MEET THE LARAGH TEAM

  • Marco van de Water

    Technical Manager

    Professional: Presenting two decades of experience in design, with a focus on restoration and residential architecture, Marco joined Laragh as a technical specialist in 2015.

    Passion: With a BSc in Building Engineering and a MCIAT qualification (Chartered Architectural Technologist), Marco thrives on Laragh’s project development diversity.

    Personal: Free time is spent running, cycling and skiing.

  • Hannah Greenhow

    Sales and Marketing Manager

    Professional: Integral to Laragh since 2013, Hannah’s 14-year career includes eight years with Savills development. Her customer-facing role involves key marketing management and taking care of buyers’ requirements.

    Passion: Inspired by the company’s commitment to its clients, Hannah loves working across Laragh’s landmark projects.

    Personal: It’s all about her two children, Bella their pampered pooch, fun with friends and holidays.

  • Caroline Chapman

    Financial Assistant, CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant)

    Professional: In charge of Laragh’s finances since 2016, Caroline brings 20 years’ accounting experience gained across various business sectors.

    Passion: Loves Laragh’s approach to building unique community schemes and being part of a fantastic team.

    Personal: Family, friends and keeping forever busy with two very lively young boys.

  • Derwyn Hardwick

    Commercial Manager

    Professional: Armed with 25 years of invaluable property development experience, Derwyn joined Laragh in 2016. As a qualified quantity surveyor, he has honed his skills working with a range of developers.

    Passion: Derwyn enjoys the Laragh ethos – especially its relaxed yet professional attitude and dedication to developments.

    Personal: Football, rugby, golf and running – he also claims that looking after his four children keep him fit.

  • Angie Robertson

    Office and Events Manager

    Professional: With 20 years’ experience in her field, Angie has been part of the team since 2015, organising many events for the company including the hugely successful 10th birthday party at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

    Passion: Angie loves Laragh’s positive team spirit and the excitement around each new development.

    Personal: Angie and her son are avid gig-goers, but when they’re not with friends at live music events she loves to travel.

  • Fiona Somerville-Large

    Interior Design Manager & Company Secretary

    Professional: A founding partner in 2007, Fiona brings a decade of specialist interior design excellence to give Laragh homes their trademark style and elegance.

    Passion: Takes great pride in the company’s achievements, especially the Corporate Social Responsibility Award for the Manor Farm scheme in Stretham.

    Personal: Time with family, cooking, travelling, theatre and managing the renovation of her family home.

  • John Lorimer

    Development Manager

    Professional: John joined in 2018 following 23 years with Cambridge estate agencies, including his own business. With an in-depth knowledge of the property market, he knows what Cambridgeshire homebuyers are looking for and how to source the best development locations.

    Passion: Laragh’s unique professional culture and the team’s passion for delivering excellent quality homes.

    Personal: John enjoys running, the great outdoors, and time spent with his family.