Stephen Ashworth FRICS is the Chairman & CEO of Hurstwood Asset Management, as well as the major shareholder and joint founder of Arrowmere Capital and Queens Square Capital. With a remarkable track record in the property investment and development industry, Stephen Ashworth has garnered numerous awards for regeneration and business success. As a chartered surveyor, he brings extensive expertise in real estate finance and has played a pivotal role in various ventures spanning commercial property investment, house building, land reclamation, and more. Stephen’s leadership and operational skills have led to the creation of over 1200 jobs, the construction of 1000 homes, and investments exceeding £400 million in commercial property nationwide. Under his guidance, Hurstwood has experienced tremendous growth, transforming into a privately owned and managed company with an annual turnover of £80 million and substantial profits. Stephen’s strategic decision-making during the 2008 financial crisis allowed the company to consolidate its focus on commercial property investment, land strategy, and planning, resulting in long-term success. Today, as Chairman of Arrowmere Capital and Hurstwood Holdings, Stephen oversees a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential properties valued at over £250 million. With a solid reputation for professionalism and financial stability, Stephen and his team continue to drive the group of companies to new heights, achieving three consecutive years of record performance. His collaborative approach in joint ventures has consistently yielded exceptional results, and he takes pride in fostering a talented and loyal team. Stephen’s commitment to the property industry is further demonstrated by his involvement with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as a fellow, mentor, and board member. He remains dedicated to advancing the profession and supporting charitable initiatives such as LandAid. With an impressive list of qualifications and awards, Stephen’s wealth of experience and unwavering focus on excellence make him a respected figure in the national property market.