Meet the Team
With over 100 years of combined industry experience and having worked together previously, our Directors have an intricate blend of knowledge and wisdom in award-winning house building, and are passionate about creating something unique.
Our Senior Directors
Annie Foster Firth
Land & Sales Director
Ralph Gold was competitive from his very early years, winning titles at swimming and amateur boxing, he represented Great Britain three times. He later took up flying as a hobby and eventually qualified by achieving a 'twin engine instrument rating'.
However, it was in business that he most excelled. He is the founder, with his brother, David, of many high-profile companies including Ann Summers, Knicker box, Gold Star Publications, Gold Group International and Gold Air. This became a successful jet charter Company, and the brothers were able to regularly fly to watch their newly acquired football club, Birmingham City. Under their ownership the club had climbed from the second division into in the Premiership.
Ralph sold his shares in the founding companies; he had no wish to settle for early retirement. Ralph and his son Bradley concentrated their energies into Gold Property Developments and have succeeded in bring together a excellent management team who find desirable locations, construct new homes, combining traditional style and modern luxury this team have been instrumental in the company's outstanding success.
Ralph is comfortable in knowing Bradley and he have established a strong business that will eventually grow to the top of the Building Industry. The company has already been awarded 'Best Small Developer in the South East' and 'Best Environmental Sustainable Development'... the future looks enormously promising for his family business.
Ralph lives in Surrey with his Partner Lisa and Dog Luka.
Bradley started his career as a lawyer, before joining his father, Ralph, in 1996 in the family businesses, becoming a director of Gold Air International (the private charter airline), Broglia Press (a printing company) and Birmingham City Football Club (amongst others!).
Bradley’s initial taste of construction was actually during his first paying job as a labourer on a building site. Now Chairman of Gold Property Developments, he feels a strong company culture is vital. “As a management team, we respect the views and contributions of everyone in the company and, when things do go wrong, we look to learn from those mistakes rather than blame.”
Although he admits to being bad at keeping his office tidy, Bradley is good at pub quizzes and in his spare time enjoys playing tennis, beekeeping, going to the theatre and cooking.
Annie Foster Firth
During her 15 years at the company, Annie’s role has been diverse across the business.
Starting as Ralph Gold's PA, she helped to source and project manage single property renovations as well as search and negotiate land purchases, slowly growing the size of each project to reach where we are today, building up to 72 homes at a time and winning awards for our developments.
Annie is very focused on ensuring the end product fits in with our luxury brand style and in between her busy day to day role, has dressed many of our show homes over the years with beautiful and unique furniture. Her background in the prestigious restaurant industry certainly shines through and brings something special to our brand.
Due to her kind and caring nature, Annie’s door is always open to support any member of the Gold team who describe her as driven and inspirational.
As well as this Annie still continues to take care of the Gold family and in her spare time enjoys reading and collecting Antiques.
Mati Debczak joined as a Site Manager working his way up through the ranks over the years to Project Manager, Operations Manager, and most recently Operations Director.
In his role as Operations Director, Mati overlooks the entire construction process, with a particular focus on the planning and pre-construction phase of our developments. The most exciting part of the job for Mati is the pre-construction design process. One of the most challenging aspects is meeting timescales against the current planning process, but what keeps him motivated is his relationships within the tight-knit team and receiving positive feedback from our homeowners.
Mati is extremely hardworking and prides himself on good communication and respect for others.
Outside of his busy role, Mati enjoys family time, outdoor activities and hiking. He also has a Master’s degree in Physics which he earned in Poland in 2008.
Katie begun her career in the Construction Industry with Gold 15 years ago, working her way up through the ranks as her knowledge and passion grew with the company.
During her career at Gold Property Katie has worked in different departments gaining knowledge and experience starting in administration, through construction to the Sales Team which she joined in 2018. She was eager to learn and progressed onto becoming a Sales Manager and most recently in 2022 a Sales Director.
Katie has a great attention to detail and is driven by honesty, transparency, and dedication.
In her role, Katie is involved right from the start of each project , through to the final sale - looking at the viability of the individual sites from location, design, planning, marketing, presales making sure the final product will lead to satisfied customer sales and profitability for the company.
In her free time Katie loves reading a good book and going on hiking trips with her family.