Our Story

Founded by Michael Jones in 1993, M&G has been the driving force behind the development of several hundred character homes across the south of England.

A solid reputation has been earned with land owners and property professionals that, together with an understanding of the challenges faced in the planning process, has enabled M&G to source and successfully promote many development opportunities. Experience across three decades has seen M&G promote and project manage development proposals ranging from one-off character homes to developments of 50+ dwellings on both greenfield and brownfield sites.

First class design, respecting often sensitive surrounds, and attention to every detail has been the bedrock of success in delivering the highest quality in both traditional and contemporary homes.

This extensive track record has seen M&G secure substantial project funding which combined with Michael’s background as a property lawyer speeds up the often drawn out land purchase process.

We firmly believe that actions and delivery speak louder than words. You are invited to view our Projects page, where you will find just some of our previous work that demonstrates the breadth of our experience, alongside the projects that we are currently working on.

Our Team

Michael Jones

Former Solicitor & Accredited Mediator

Michael’s track record with M&G Developments has earnt him an enviable reputation amongst land owners, agents and investors. He is known as a credible operator who consistently performs. Michael’s background as a property lawyer assists in the often drawn-out process of transacting on land, and his Accredited Mediator status is put to good use when dealing with the multiple stakeholders that development involves.

As part of a team of experienced developers, Michael has also undertaken research into the design and delivery of energy efficient housing leading to comprehensive bid proposals on major urban regeneration projects. Michael is passionate about delivering character homes that blend well and enhance their surrounds and he invests countless time and dedication in ensuring that each home meets buyers’ expectations.

Ben Jones

BA(hons) MSc MRICS

Ben began his career in the South Coast Development Team at Savills, where he specialised in development viability and strategic land. He has experience in dealing with national and regional housebuilders and negotiating equitable land sale terms on large sites via land promotion and option agreements.

Ben previously acted for numerous developers and landowners in the negotiation of Section 106 agreements with Local Authorities across the south, boasting a strong track record and reputation as a viability consultant. He spent 5 years with Savills and left the company as a Chartered Surveyor (valuation) and Associate.

At M&G, Ben ensures that sites are optimised through the planning system and constructed to programme. He uses his experience to lead on negotiation with Local Authorities and with commercial partners. When not taking on the nitty gritty of the planning process, you can often find him on site getting his hands dirty!

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