Meet the Team

David Houghton – Director

David started his career in construction as a part time labourer while studying for his A-Levels. He then joined a small development company called Audbury Projects where he worked his way up to become a Site Manager. He worked on projects including the refurbishment of the Floral Hall Hotel in Southport and the redevelopment of Sindsley Manor in Worsley.

He set up Notion Developments in 2008 and is responsible for ensuring existing projects remain on time and on budget. In addition, he has overall responsibility for developing and growing the company.
David has a young family and spends most of his time chasing after his son. He also enjoys running, music & football. He is addicted to podcasts.
John Houghton – Head of Acquisitions
John started his construction career as an apprentice with Fairclough’s and completed his ONC and HNC in Building Construction at Salford College. He worked on the construction of Warrington General Hospital and Manchester’s Arndale Centre. Later, he trained in planning and procurement and eventually moved to be Chief Buyer with The Fearnley Group where he worked on projects including St Anne’s Hospice and Manchester Airport Terminal 3.


John set up JJP Design in 2000 with Paul and started developing his own small residential projects, gaining invaluable experience in the acquisition and development of land for the company.
When he is not in the office, John can usually be found on the golf course!
Ben Cooper – Director

After leaving College, Ben started his career as an apprentice accountant and qualified as an accountant with Armitt & Company. During his time there he was responsible for the bookkeeping, year-end accounts and both individual and company tax returns for a wide range of clients.

He joined Notion Developments in 2009 where, as well as managing the office and financial accounting system, his role includes job costing, site management and project management. He is also responsible for the company’s finances and continued business development.

When Ben is not in work he enjoys spending time with his family especially in warmer climates. He also enjoys socialising with friends on the golf course, in the pub and most of all at Old Trafford.
Paul Cooper – Head of Project Management
Paul has over 27 years’ experience in the steel work and construction industry and started his career as an apprentice in welding and fabrication. He eventually became a site manager and then a contracts manager before becoming MD at his own business PC Engineering Services Ltd.

Paul formed JJP Design with John in 2000 and today Paul is responsible for site supervision and management as well as project management and ensures that all our sites operate legally and safely. He maintains project budgetary controls and consistently strives to add value and save money.
His hobbies and interests include travel, socialising and watching football.
Tom Debono – Assistant Project Manager
Tom started his construction career with Notion Developments and is responsible for communicating and co-ordinating within our team and with our external colleagues and partners. He ensures our sites run smoothly and keeps us up to date with site developments on a regular basis. He also has the important job of ensuring a safe working environment and is responsible for the safety of the site workforce and visitors.

Tom is student member of the CIOB and outside of work he enjoys going to the gym and regularly plays 5-a-side-football.

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