About Sprout

Sprout Developments, created by husband and wife team Martin and Lainie Northey, and now encompasses a team of dedicated and experienced staff.  Sprout’s overarching objective is to tailor a bespoke and positive experience around our clients’ needs, which is made possible by our responsive Design Develop Deliver process.
Paramount to meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations is our company ethos of respect, courtesy and consideration, which is put into practice by our professional and friendly team:



With three decades of experience in design and construction, Martin along with wife Lainie runs Sprout from the heart.  Martin brings the creative inspiration to Sprout’s design team and is committed to ensuring that his company delivers over and above his client’s expectations.  Outside of work Martin, Lainie and their son Ted can be found walking Sprout’s canine companion Mabel on their local beach.



Lainie is the brains behind Sprout’s Finance Department, controlling cash flow and accounts, and managing Sprout’s finance team.  Lainie has always dealt with the accounts of all their business adventures.  Lainie along with husband Martin run Sprout Developments from from their own recently renovated home here in North Cornwall.  Lainie loves spending time on the beach and in the yoga studio.



An integral cog of the finance team, Cassie has a background in company accounts and legal secretarial roles.  Working closely with Lainie, Cassie manages Sprout’s day to day accounts, payroll and auditing.  Cassie lives in North Cornwall with her young family and loves paddle-boarding and days at the beach – whatever the weather!



James recently joined the team after a number of years working in project and change management for South West Water and Cornwall Council. He is helping to drive the business forward and ensure smooth running of the current projects. James has a young family who keep him busy when he’s not at work, and when time allows he enjoys a round of golf with his friends!



Sarah has been part of the Sprout family since its early days and forms half of Sprout’s Liaison Team acting as a point of contact for clients and contractors through the duration of the design and/or build  right through to the final finish.  Being a busy mum of five Sarah is a very experienced multi tasker!  When she is not working, she can usually be found on the beach with her younger children playing in the sea.



With 25 years experience in Health and Safety, Dave ensures that all sites are complying with current regulations and legislation. Dave’s interests outside of work include Rugby Union, which he played for 30 years, and being constantly disappointed by his football team Leeds United.  David is married and is currently exploring his new Cornish home, having moved down from Yorkshire in January 2016.



Polly is our super friendly and energetic first point of contact at Sprout, controlling all the sourcing and ordering of supplies. Polly is a vital link between site and the office so when you visit our offices or call us, Polly will do her best to set you in the right direction.  In her first year with Sprout Construction she also challenged herself to run the 2018 London Marathon.  She has raised over £1000 for Little Harbour Childrens Hospice in Cornwall and made us all very proud!



Mabels job is primarily to welcome all visitors to the office, generally this includes a thorough sniff test and a happy wag of the tail as you enter.  Her primary companions are Lainie and Martin although she will take snuggles wherever on offer.  Mabels spends her free time racing round the beach with her friends.  She loves to eat and spends a great deal of energy searching places and people for any hidden delights.