Meet the team

Daren Whitaker

Daren Whitaker

Founder & MD


Having worked on major international and domestic construction projects at the beginning of his career, Daren founded Renaker Group in 2006. With a vision to build a positive legacy in Manchester city centre and to change the Manchester skyline, Renaker was founded on an ethos of honesty, integrity and working in a straight-forward manner. These values form the pillars of the culture of the business today.

Over that period the journey to change the skyline is well underway with numerous developments now completed. Recently completed developments include; Deansgate Square, Crown Street and Castle Wharf.

Dave Gough

Dave Gough

Operations Director


Dave is responsible for leading our in-house production team across the group. Dave has driven both the quality and the reputation for delivery which Renaker has gained in the market over the past 15 years. Dave and his team have delivered over 6,000 new homes.

Andy Lofthouse

Andy Lofthouse

Commercial Director


Andy has been with Renaker since its inception. In a career spanning over 25 years including a variety of commercial roles with Tier 1 contractors, Andy leads the commercial function across the Renaker Group. Andy has demonstrated the ability to deal with any challenge, and is an accomplished problem solver. His passion lies in building strong, capable teams to continue Renaker’s success.

Andrew Floyd

Andrew Floyd

Finance Director


Andrew joined Renaker as Finance Director in April 2019, having previously held senior leadership positions at Bruntwood and Relentless Group. He has approaching 20 years’ of property industry experience, with significant exposure to both investment and development funding, structuring property and corporate transactions, and leading finance operations within construction, development and property investment businesses.

Andrew began his career at Deloitte in Manchester, is a qualified accountant and graduated from Birmingham University with a BSc in Accounting and Finance.

Martina Collins

Martina Collins

Sales & Marketing Director


Martina is responsible for the Sales and Marketing function at Renaker, providing strategic direction for our sales, marketing and customer relations teams. She works closely with our international and UK sales partners across our developments.

Martina has worked on major regeneration mixed-use schemes in Manchester, London, Leeds, and York over the course of her career. Martina has a BSc in Property Economics, a MSc in Marketing, and an MBA.

Pete Mills

Pete Mills

Development Director


Pete has lead the development function at Renaker since 2013. Pete works closely with consultants and partners directing the vision for each development, to ensure ideas become a reality. Pete relies on his extensive construction experience, delivering some of the UK’s largest projects in the retail sector, and brings this experience with an eye for detail to ensure our planning submissions are designed to allow immediate implementation at planning award.

Pete provides strong leadership to the development team to ensure our developments deliver first class amenity space for our customers. Pete has a degree in Civil Engineering.

Mark Schilling

Mark Schilling

Investment Director


Mark joined Renaker in 2013. After qualifying with a BSc (Hons), Mark started his career in quantity surveying. A skilled negotiator with a depth of commercial experience, Mark prides himself on working collaboratively with partners and building long-term relationships. Mark works closely with funding partners across our business, raising capital to invest in future projects. Mark has lead the PRS deals across the business, and is also responsible for the disposal of assets.