meet the team


Ben Hobbs



Ben plays a key part within Venture Commercial and the Venture group of companies,  particularly focussing on strategic growth, legislation and compliance. With years of experience behind him, Ben oversees the teams development and maintains their core processes, ensuring that the company’s values are always exceeded.

Fun Facts:  Ben has recently returned to the UK from nearly two decades living abroad. When not working on various projects, Ben enjoys coffee, technology, Thai food and spending time with his family. 


telephone : 01582 957 591


Bhavin Thakrar


Bhavin is  the driving force behind the Commercial and Land and New Homes departments at Venture. He is focused on the company’s core values ensuring integrity and transparency is always maintained to the highest levels. Having worked in the Bedfordshire property industry for over 20 years his knowledge and passion for the property market is to be admired.

Fun Facts: Outside of all things property, Bhavin is a family man who loves to travel, loves watching football and enjoys having a laugh around the office. PS – when you speak to him don’t ask him for a joke!


TELEPHONE : 01582 957 591


Shyam Patel



Prior to working at Venture Commercial, Shyam who has a background in Law worked as a qualified Commercial Real Estate Solicitor practising at both regional and national Legal 500 accredited firms.

Shyam has developed strong relationships and established key contacts in the property industry in order to provide a comprehensive service for his clients. His previous experience as a Commercial Real Estate Solicitor brings exceptional added value to his clients transactions and he is a key member of the team at Venture Commercial. 

Fun Facts: In his spare time, Shyam enjoys reading, going to the gym and playing sports and following his beloved Liverpool FC!


TELEPHONE : 01582 957 591


Donna Reed


Donna has over 20 years’ experience working in the property industry. She spent most of this time working for one of the biggest Property Management Companies in the UK. She had had many roles in the business and her final role was managing the major works department, where she was responsible for ensuring that the “section 20” process was followed through in guidance with ARMA regulations. 

Fun Facts: Donna is mum to three boys so when she is not working, she spends most of her spare time at the side of a football or Rugby pitch! 


TELEPHONE : 01582 957 591