Peops’ Stories


Resident communities are the mortar that binds neighbourhoods together. Bricks & Peops / Almitas Life SSAS Fund, seek to collaborate with co-developers, business owners and co-investors alike to generate strong returns and impactful outcomes on property and business investment opportunities:


Heritage Conversion/ New Builds

Conversion of a Grade 2 listed building into 6 flats and 1 office along with new build of 3 town houses and 3 office units. Reinterpreting heritage in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.


New Builds

Bricks & Peops/ Almitas Life SSAS are an equity partner with Ssassy Springfield/ Greencore Construction to develop a ground-breaking sustainable community of stunning houses in Southmoor, near Oxford. The project consists of 9 affordable houses and 16 open market houses that are being sold on a custom-build basis.


All the houses are being built using natural, bio-based materials to lock up carbon and have PV systems to achieve a very low/ carbon neutral footprint. The team is working with Bioregional to create a 'One Planet Living' action plan.


New Builds

Bricks & Peops/ Almitas Life SSAS are an equity partner with MELT Homes to develop 12 new homes in Gloucestershire. This new residential community is integrated within an established lush landscaped site to reinforce wellbeing for its residents.




Commercial Conversions

Bricks & Peops are an investment partner with EquaGroup, a commercial conversion developer in the home counties, focussing on delivering high quality starter homes. We share common interests in promoting entrepreneurship in the communities we are involved with.






Social media collaboration with Digital Mums

Bricks & Peops are delighted to be a partner with Digital Mums to upskill mothers with Digital Media Consultancy skills to pursue flexible work-life balance careers.


Drill Hall, Halifax

1 Bed Apartment acquired in 2017. Collaborating with charity, “Open Door – Independent Living” to provide accommodation to 16 to 18 year old residents who require life skills support.

Battersea PRS portfolio

5 houses acquired between 2001 and 2009. Identified work, live, play, learn and wellbeing activities in Battersea, London and encouraged private rental sector tenants to immerse in a balanced fulfilled lifestyle in the neighbourhood.



Investing in SMEs


Bricks & Peops / Almitas Ventures co-invest with Private Equity partners and private investors to support SME businesses to scale their socio-economic capital. 


On the look out for synergistic mergers/acquisitions in IT services, manufacturing, fabrication, logistics and healthcare businesses that are resiliently contributing to GDP for the new decade. Happy to have a confidential chat with Business Owners exploring an exit in these sectors to realise their liveability ambitions!


Bricks & Peops/ Almitas Life SSAS have invested in Mr Pickford’s Pharmacies to form a buy and build platform to create one of the largest independent pharmacy groups in the UK. It will serve an ageing population and supporting the NHS's primary care infrastructure as higher value services are pushed down from the hospital and GP channels.


Bricks & Peops/ Almitas Life SSAS have closed on a private equity investment in MatOrtho, an established UK-based designer and manufacturer of orthopaedic implant devices which have demonstrable track records of delivering clinically proven, best-in-class results, with a focus on knees, hips and ankles. Its main current markets are the UK, Australia and Europe.



Bricks & Peops/ Almitas Ventures have teamed up with other private equity investors to provide growth investment in deeptech B2B business solutions covering areas such as cyber security, high performance engineering, data analytics and fintech. The Cambridge eco-system companies include Thought Machine which has developed a cloud native core banking software system to solve the world’s banks legacy technology. Privitar, a data privacy software company which allows its clients to make maximum use of data without breaching regulations. Concirrus, an InsurTech business operating in the commercial insurance market which uses real time data and analytics to improve pricing and loss ratios for insurers.



Bricks & Peops/ Almitas Ventures are part of a private equity group that has closed on a Management Buyout of this established niche container business. As new co-owners, we enable its expansion to deliver critical supplies to the workforce of the offshore energy, international aid, defence and stability markets.



Crowd funding platform with robust due diligence procedures, bringing wealth creation to all levels of investors




All your cards with One Smart Card to revolutionise banking




Innovator and manufacturer of folding bicycle helmets





Hand-crafted wines from family-run producers that are made with loving care. The wines are biodynamic, organic or come from sustainable vineyards







Africa-inspired health food brand and social business. They make delicious, nutritious health foods powered by African superfoods, helping boost your health, while creating sustainable livelihoods for rural African households.




Manilife produces artisanal deep roast peanut butter from single estate peanuts sourced from their argentinian farmer partners



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