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Pearson Quality Homes Limited is a private limited company based in the North West of England. 

The Company was formed in 2018 with the sole purpose of acquiring small development sites in the Lancashire area for the building of bespoke quality residential properties. 

We intend to acquire sites that will accommodate somewhere between one and six detached properties, which will typically have four or five bedrooms, the majority of which will have en-suite bathrooms.

Our aim is to build properties that are individually designed with character, on building plots in prime locations that are of sufficient size in keeping with the design of the property.


The three directors of the company each have over 30 years experience of running their own businesses. They have now come together to pool their resources and expertise and to focus on this new venture. They each have a passion for residential house building and want to build bespoke quality properties which will not only enhance the local area but will provide a lasting legacy for the North West of England.

Michael Aitken

Managing Director


Michael has more than 30 years experience across sports, major events and media sectors. He held senior positions in the UK, Australia and Asia, including organising and managing British Olympic and British Paralympic Training Camps. He has also produced more than 200 television programmes for BBC World News. Now back in the North West, he has spent the last few years in residential property development.

Stephen Carter

Construction Director


Stephen Carter has over 40 years experience in the building industry and is also a director of Craftsmans Projects Limited, a local family building company based in Standish, who will carry out the building work on behalf of Pearson. Craftsmans has been awarded the title of Master Builder of the Year 

(North West Region) by the Federation

of Master Builders on three separate occasions during the last ten years. 

Finance Director

Ian Smethurst is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Tax and spent almost 30 years working in different accountancy firms in the North West of England. Having retired from practice in 2017, Ian was looking for a new challenge and was keen to become involved in the area of property development and planning design. 

Ian Smethurst

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