Meet the Team

Jennifer Higgins

Jennifer Higgins Managing Director

Construction and design have always played a large part in Jennifer's life.

A particular interest in sustainable architecture was sparked while working on a permaculture design project in East Australia. Jennifer has, since, worked with a variety of companies including; CCM Marketing Communications in Manhattan, HomeStayFriend and Hope Homes Scotland.

She graduated with a first class honours degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Strathclyde and was named 'Young Inspiring Businesswoman of the Year' for 2015 by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen.

Ian Hope

Ian Hope Director

Ian has been working in the construction industry for over 25 years. As a director of Hope Homes, he has been responsible for the building of more than 1,000 new homes in Scotland.

Ian is passionate about the creation of vibrant communities, where families can live, work and interact. His collaboration with organisations like the Prince's Foundation for Building Communities and Prince’s Charities Foundation has seen the development of new neighbourhoods which serve as model communities for Scotland.

Ian is also at the forefront of architecture in timber construction. His recent designs include the Belling Hospitality Training Centre and The Tamar Manoukian Outdoor Centre, both on Dumfries House Estate.

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Elaine Fleming

Elaine Fleming Technical Co-ordinator

Elaine has a wealth of experience in architecture and interiors.  She has worked commercially around the world, focusing on high-end design and bespoke projects from commercial workplaces to residential and private houses.  

She has a love for detailed design and seeing a job through from inception to client handover on-site.  Throughout her career Elaine has focused on sustainable design and alternative methods of construction.

Elaine joined The Wee House team in April 2018, working full-time.

Shelagh Milligan Brand Developer

With a background in the renewables energy industry, Shelagh brings over 15 years marketing and communications experience to her role as Brand Developer for The Wee House Company.

A long standing interest in the psychology of engagement and a drive to share creative content leave Shelagh perfectly placed to take care of the Wee House brand. She’s behind our social media presence and looks after all things PR-related.

When she’s not spreading the word about the benefits of our characterful, energy-efficient homes she runs her own marketing company and away from the office you’ll find her tending to her allotment or playing rugby.