What We Do

At Orion Land & Co. we create value for our stakeholders and benefit for the local communities by achieving exceptional planning consents on under-utilised land and buildings in urban areas.

We engage with local government, the community and key stakeholders at all levels ensuring that they have a voice so that a commercially viable and sustainable regeneration project is delivered within the shortest possible timeframe.

We challenge ourselves during the feasibility stage of any new project. For us it is key that we know we can confidently achieve our aspirations before we embark on the journey. We take our environmental and local community responsibilities very seriously.

Finally, we have a fine-tuned awareness of legacy; we are proud to deliver a development, not just for today, but for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

RICHARD OLSEN
CHAIRMAN

Orion is led by Chairman Richard Olsen. Richard has a reputation within the industry of being naturally entrepreneurial and visionary and leads a highly experienced team who bring the necessary commercial, creative and management skills to deliver the vision.

As Chairman, Richard oversees all aspects of the company. He has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, with detailed market knowledge across the entire investment and development spectrum.

His business model is simple: Think of the future; be tenacious; pay meticulous attention to design and planning; deliver on time and most importantly always act with integrity.

JASON FIELDEN
MANAGING PARTNER

Jason Fielden has been with Orion since day one. His background in banking and his attention to detail has been a contributing factor to Orion’s success. Jason’s primary responsibility is to work with Richard to deliver Orion’s business strategy and ensure the continued growth of the group. He manages the day-to-day operations and ensures the appropriate resources and support is available across the whole company.

Jason also leads on certain key projects and is responsible for making sure that all budgets are adhered to.

Prior to joining Richard and Jean to start Orion, Jason worked as Area Director in Retail Banking at Royal Bank of Scotland plc.

JEAN WOOLLEY
CO-FOUNDER & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Jean has a wealth of experience at the highest political and corporate level, and has been Richard’s business partner for over 20 years since they worked on delivering The Royal Opera House and delivered the Cardiff International Sports Village together.

Jean leads on the feasibility stage of any new project and is passionate about Orion’s responsibility to improve people’s lives through good design and innovative solutions.

Overseeing communication with all stakeholders and public engagement with local communities, Jean ensures their vision, creativity and ambition is balanced with pragmatism.

RICHARD BOWEN
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Richard joined Orion in 2014 as Development Director.

Richard has considerable experience, knowledge and contacts within to the London property market and has been active in property development for over 20 years. His property experience covers retail, commercial and residential investment as well as development.

Prior to joining Orion, Richard led a team at Spenhill Regeneration Limited (the Property Investment and Development Arm of Tesco Stores Limited) and was responsible for the delivery and development of their Regeneration and Mixed Use property portfolio for London and the South East.

MICK BETTERIDGE
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Since retiring from a full military career, Mick has ran his own property rental business, was the Field Operations Manager for a major logistics support company which included setting up a field hospital for an oil and gas company in Uganda, and as Operations and Technical Director in the security and risk management sector he safely evacuated clients from a rapidly declining state in Libya. Mick also served as the CEO of a military charity, where he re-structured the fundraising and welfare delivery to wounded, injured, sick and those in need.

Mick joined Orion from the major US Build to Rent specialist, Cortland, based in London, Where he was the Chief of Staff and Head of UK Operations.

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