Meet The Team

Team member

Morten Illum

Managing Director

As a graduate from both Aston (Business Management) and London South Bank (Property Surveying) Universities I’d describe myself as a creative academic with a passion for detail & design. I have a strong background in property development, both in the UK and overseas, prior to setting up Castle Homes in 2011 with my Cousin, Russell Davis

I really enjoy all aspects of construction but I am happiest focusing on the design side of the projects that we undertake. I also enjoy sourcing innovative new products that enhance the homes we build and in the future we hope to build on our current success and deliver many more quality developments discerning homebuyers.

I am Danish but speak fluent English, and am currently learning Spanish. In my spare time I am very lucky to enjoy scuba diving & skiing as hobbies but I also have a Yachting Skippers Licence which I hope to use more in the future. My beautiful partner, Adriana and I were recently blessed with the birth of our beautiful baby daughter, Marie, who we love dearly. Our dog, Coco, completes the family and we are shortly moving home to settle in Kenilworth into a stunning new home that I’ve converted and designed.

Russell Davis

Finance Director

I am graduated from The Nottingham Trent University with a BA (hons) in Business & Finance. I am also a qualified account (CIMA) and it’s fair to say that my financial background has formed the backbone of my career.

 Prior to setting up Castle Homes with my Cousin, Morten Illum in 2011 I spent 5 years as National Operations Manager for Calor Gas but over a 20 year period I enjoyed many other positions with the Company that took me all over the World. It was a very difficult decision to leave the corporate world but the journey so far, with Castle Homes and other business ventures, has made it worthwhile and I am optimistic about the future.

My passion away from work is Football and I am The Finance Director and one of the main shareholders of Leamington Football Club. You’ll find me at the turnstiles on match days and on the coach with the team for away days. We’re at an exciting new stage with the club and are in the process of finalising the design and build of a new £7m, 5,000 seat stadium with fantastic facilities.

I am currently single, having already been married a few times, but you never know what the future holds.

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Ian Collins

Operations Director

I also have a strong academic background as a Computer Science Graduate from The Nottingham Trent University and have spent my early career working as an Expert Operations Professional in The UK, Europe, Asia, South America & China for Calor Gas mainly for their parent Company, SHV Energy.

Having successfully implemented some very ambitious commercial development projects I saw a synergy, as well as a tremendous opportunity, to join Castle Homes and utilise my organisational and leadership skills to build new homes by diversifying into Residential Property.

In the little free time I have ventured into the world of Equity Investing and working towards a private pilot’s license. I also like my football, cooking for the family and travelling when I can.