PANACEA are an award winning property development and home builder company operating in Scotland with expansion plans across the wider UK.

With a proven track record of delivering quality developments, the immediate goals continue to be the further controlled expansion and growth of the Development and Home Building side of the company, with continued investment and strong resourcing, of the current successful business model. The target is to be developing 100 plus units every year with a combined GDV in excess of £35m per year. 

The immediate shorter term business plan is to ensure the successful delivery of the current 75 development plots over 7 sites, with a combined GDV of £27m. PANACEA is in constant negotiation to add further sites and developments on an ongoing basis as the company builds the advance book.

This planning for future growth, is already well under way, with many new sites currently held under "option" by PANACEA, which amount to in excess of 300 units with a GDV of over £50m. This will ensure the pipeline of work remains constant over the years ahead. 

As part of PANACEA's strategic corporate planning, the business model is also underpinned with many other income streams and asset securities.    
The Company retains many fixed assets, currently holding an established and long standing Buy-To-Let portfolio of properties, as well as a growing and very lucrative suite of Holiday and Corporate Let properties. Both portfolios contribute a regular income stream and healthy asset equity for the business.

PANACEA also operates some exciting spin off businesses within the Group, which again underpin the Company with various revenue streams. These include: 

Property Buyer Scotland, to facilitate the quick acquisition of single sale properties that can then be retained by the company as an asset or returned to the market for sale to generate further turnover.

PANACEA Consultancy, an internal business, providing QS and Project Management Services not only to its parent company but also to external fee paying clients and is currently engaged in various projects including a Hotel development and a Mosque.

Our retail brand, PAD : Passionate About Design provides not only our home buying clients, but also the general public the opportunity to purchase high end furniture and interiors which are featured in our Show Homes and Apartments as well as throughout our Holiday and Corporate let properties.  

There are also plans to develop this brand further and to incorporate some of our holiday and corporate let stock with the exciting new PAD Apartments in Edinburgh, currently under development.

The target is to develop 100 plus homes every year with a GDV in excess of £35m.

Strategic growth

The potential for further manageable growth and expansion of PANACEA’s successful business model is very strong, presenting an exciting opportunity for clients to invest in the next phase of this award winning property Companies growth.

Driven by a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, within the Company coupled with a full understanding of the target market and product, Panacea are extremely well placed to take advantage of the on-going housing shortage in their specialised area of Scotland’s Central Belt.

PANACEA are continually seeking and reviewing land deals and expect to appraise well over 100 sites this year in order to facilitate the growth of the pipeline.

The immediate business plan is to ensure the successful delivery of the current 75 development plots over 7 sites, with a combined GDV of £27m. PANACEA is in constant negotiation to add further sites and developments on an ongoing basis, as the company builds the advance book.

This planning for future growth, is already well under way, with many new sites currently held under "option" by PANACEA, which amount to in excess of 300 units with a GDV of over £50m. This will ensure the pipeline of work remains seamless over the years ahead.


PANACEA has an established and long standing, excellent working relationship with many of the UK’s leading commercial lenders, who have continued to fund and back multiple projects for the company over the last decade. An established track record of delivering developments on time and on budget, over many years, has forged a confident and trusting attitude to lending from the major commercial lenders.

In addition to the internal growth plans, over the coming years, PANACEA are also in regular and on-going discussions with some recognised National Home Builders, who have expressed an interest in partnering with the Company, regarding some potential joint venture opportunities.

This continued controlled growth, underpinned with a strict policy to ensure the Company is fully and continually resourced, with some of the industries most recognised and experienced professionals, will ensure a confident and productive future.

PANACEA will continue to primarily specialise in the medium sized development market, targeting the cash rich downsizers and young professional buyers ensuring the high spec product is presented in areas with strong historical and current sales demand.

Though historically PANACEA specialise in developing residential properties, the natural growth plan now includes the addition of mixed used developments and as such, through the PANACEA consultancy business, sites are being appraised in various sectors as well as beingengaged on various schemes, such as a Distillery, a new location for the retail brand, PAD: Passionate About Design and a boutique serviced apartment block in Edinburgh.


PANACEA is uniquely both an Investment Company and also an award winning , established Development and Home Builder Company, with offshoot brands in the retail and serviced accommodation sectors.

Unlike many Fixed Return Investor offerings, in the property market, PANACEA will be both the Borrower and the Developer/Home Builder, with full control of each project.

All funds are placed in to venture with an underlying bricks and mortar development or planning approved land asset, to underpin the contract. 

PANACEA has a long standing and established excellent working relationship with many of the UK’s leading Commercial lenders, who have continued to fund and back multiple projects for the company over the last decade.

With an established track record of delivering developments on time and on budget, over many years, PANACEA has forged a confident and trusting attitude to lending from the major Commercial Lenders.


The company is privately owned by experienced developers Paul Traynor and Ken Sunter.

The Company retains many fixed assets, currently holding an established and long standing Buy-To-Let portfolio of properties, as well as a growing and very lucrative suite of Holiday and Corporate Let properties. Both portfolios contribute a regular income stream and healthy asset equity for the company.  

The larger team has been carefully built up as developments have come under offer / on stream. There is a great depth of experience in house including QS, project manager, development manager, sales manager, construction manager, operations manager and customer liaison manager roles. The company is permanently looking to expand all areas of the team to further facilitate the future pipeline.

 The strengths, knowledge and capabilities of the wider design teams that include five different award winning architect practices, allow PANACEA to work on multiple projects at any given time. The various M&E consultants, civil/structural engineering companies that are engaged also filter into the wider design teams.

PANACEA is always engaged in potential joint ventures with other companies seeking to benefit from the company's infrastructure and to build out developments under the PANACEA brand.

The brand benefits from a strong reputation culminating in receiving many industry awards.

The years of conscious and natural networking have secured an ever-expanding core group of professional consultants and agents who are keen to uniquely present to PANACEA off market residential / mixed use developments and longer term strategical sites.

These opportunities are now flowing in and, though naturally cautious, having appraised over 100 sites the company is able to take advantage of it's position and is only limited by ambition and additional funding.

Our Team


Ken Sunter


Ken’s background was in the Financial Sector for over 15 years, working with both UK and US institutes. As well as Banking and Investment experience he was also involved in the design and roll out of Finance structures within Multi National Companies, as well as a trouble shooting role within a UK branch network.  

Ken first got involved in property over 25 years ago, building a large UK and overseas portfolio, as well as an established renovation and development track record. He also successfully invested and assisted, in a “Dragons Den” format, in many new start and under achieving companies within the UK.

With an established network of Finance Industry contacts, Ken is always looking to develop innovative and commercially viable funding facilities for PANACEA, to ensure the continued success and profitability of each new development.

Paul Traynor


With a background in brand building, Paul was involved in design and development since his early days of creating bars and restaurants. Having built up his own property portfolio and with many refurbishment projects under his belt, full time property development was always the ultimate goal.

Having bought and sold hundreds of properties and successfully developed many multi site projects, Paul focuses on driving the projects to completion and onto the market. With a keen eye for good investments and strong contacts within the professional sectors Paul has a hands on approach that ensures a smooth process.

Meet all the members of the team

Bruce Lindsay

Development Manager

Bruce’s background is in delivery of development in the private and affordable residential, retail and commercial sectors across Scotland with a variety of clients and end users. Bruce is a Chartered Development Surveyor and has completed spells over the last 25 years with Shoprite, Safeway, Miller Group, Muse and CCG.

Bruce has been closely involved in a wide range of projects which have included mixed-use regeneration schemes in Craigmillar, Edinburgh; Constitution Street, Aberdeen; Cherryhill, Larkhall; Bearsden and Bishopbriggs, Glasgow; and the saving of Anchor Mill, Paisley – a Grade A listed property – in partnership with a variety of agencies including the Prince of Wales Regeneration Trust.

Ross McMillan

Operations Manager

Ross has an extensive background in property and with over a decade’s experience in property investing is ideally placed to co-ordinate with designers, contractors and suppliers to help projects run as smoothly as possible. Looking for the next project is also a firm focus of Ross’s attention and keeping a keen eye on the market helps PANACEA property move forwards with further developments.

Paul McIvor

Cost and Project Management

Paul has over 15 years experience in the construction industry across both Specialised sub-contract and Main contract organisations, Beginning as a trainee/assistant QS, progressing to project QS, Senior QS and then to Group Commercial manager, undertaking projects varying in size and complexity from small civils/groundworks packages to large scale design and build projects within sectors such as petrochemical, Distilleries and warehousing, renewable energy plants and domestic residential housing projects.

Joining Panacea in 2019,  he brings with him extensive experience in commercial management and an in-depth knowledge of a Contracting quantity surveyor who can provide strong advice and assistance in regards to Estimating, Cost reporting and Contract conditions in varied formats; NEC , SBCC/JCT – traditional and design and build , which can be applied to ; Professional service agreements, Main Contract or sub-contract parties.

He Combines a strong balance of cost and commercial management experience aligned with a high level of technical knowledge of design and construction buildability.  

In his leisure time Paul enjoys a game of golf wither of a social or a competitive nature, although with a young daughter on the scene he finds his weekend games being replaced by trips to safari parks or sea life centres!!

Sandra McGuire

Residential Sales Manager

Sandra came into our business highly recommended by other industry professionals due to her vast experience and network of contacts. Sandra oversees all sales for our existing and new projects going forward. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked very successfully either directly or indirectly as a sales agent with most of the mainstream developers across central Scotland.

Previous titles within Estate Agency businesses heading up the New Homes Teams include: Regional Sales Manager for Scotland Land and New Homes, Allen and Harris, Sales Director for Scotland Land and New Homes, Slater Hogg and Howison, and Regional Sales Manager for the North of England and Scotland, Countrywide group. Previous developers Sandra has also worked directly with on a senior management level include Bryant Homes, Westpoint Homes, Miller Homes, CCG Group to name but a few.

Ed Dalton

Construction Manager

Ed has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Ed is a full member of the Federation of Master Builders, both as a joiner and construction manager. In his time he has run countless projects in Australia and Scotland. Many of these high-end bespoke residential projects won prestigious national construction awards in Australia.

Ed has always had a passion for quality, and prides himself on his hands on approach to work which always ensures that projects are completed to a high standard.

Karen Murray

Customer Sales Support

Karen has recently joined the business after a long successful career within banking. Karen brings an abundance of people and customer care skills honed over the last 20 years. In her experience of managing teams or building relationships Karen has used a wide range of skills and personal experience of customer to lead and embed an environment where the customer is central in every interaction. Coupled with her experience in successfully managing projects she is an obvious choice to fulfil our Customer Sales Support Role.

Ken Godfrey

Principal Contracts Manager

Ken has accumulated a wealth of knowledge having operated within the construction industry for over 35 years latterly as a Partner within Arcadis, Christal Developments & Christal Management. His core skills include Construction/Project Management, Design Management & Construction Health & Safety Management. He is experienced across all sectors having worked for numerous clients on varied and diverse projects throughout the UK.

Paul Barry

SSAS Consultant

Paul has worked in and around financial services for 30 years, including Banking, Lending, Regulated Financial advice and Specialist projects, and in more recent years has been involved with a number of businesses in development and consultancy roles, mostly in Financial services, Affinity Benefits, Estate Planning, Land and Property as well as Member Directed Pension arenas. Paul has worked with HNW / Executive clients for over 15 years and has an extensive knowledge in this sector. Paul works independently but along side Panacea as one of a small number of professionals who have been given the opportunity to invite potential clients to our investment opportunity. He does not offer specific advice.

Our partners

We are always engaged with various professional companies and welcome opportunities to further new business relationships. Key partners are listed below.

GD lodge


With over 40 years experience working in the private and public sectors, G.D. Lodge Architects LLP have successfully led the design team on a number of highly successful projects throughout the UK. Boasting some of the country’s most talented design architects. They combine creative and innovative thinking with commercial awareness to consistently deliver the “wow” factor on a number of high profile projects.

Convery Prenty Architects


Created in early 2014 Convery Prenty Architects Ltd, is an evolution of the established practice of SJ Convery Architects Ltd, and the resultant pooling of the combined experiences and reputations of Stuart Prenty & Steve Convery. Both directors bring extensive experience from senior positions held in private practice and commercial development companies over the past 25 years, which has instilled in us a fundamental understanding of commercial realities rarely held by consulting architects.

Susan Stephen Architects


Susan Stephen Architects is a design based Practice with projects covering new build, conservation and refurbishment works throughout the UK. 

With an award winning team of architects, technicians and interior designers who are able to provide a full range of architectural services from feasibility through to construction the firm work in a co-operative way with relevant stakeholders and planning authorities to embed sustainable solutions providing optimum land and building values, and to deliver the potential for long-lasting and enjoyable places in which to live, work and play. 

The Managing Director of the Company, Susan Stephen is well known for her work on challenging sites and attaining maximum development potential. Design Director Gordon Beaton’s strengths lie in his ability to interpret clients' requirements and create designs which exceed expectations.

Mosaic Architecture + Design


Mosaic Architecture + Design is one of Scotland’s most experienced practices, the directors of which have been responsible for a comprehensive range of buildings and projects for a variety of clients, in both the private and public sectors.

Mosaic provide a range consultancy services which include architecture, master planning, interior design, and sustainability. Services also include  site finding, feasibility appraisals, CAD visualisation, and construction management services.Located in Glasgow, the practice works with clients across a wide sector of the property industry including workplace, masterplanning, hotel and leisure, interior design, education, community, retail, industrial, residential and private clients.

BTO Solicitors


With 46 partners and over 220 other personnel, BTO has enjoyed steady growth over the last twenty years across all sectors. Its head office is based in Glasgow and its Edinburgh office has tripled in headcount in the last decade. The firm provide the full range of legal services for businesses and individuals.

The types of work undertaken include: corporate law, commercial and residential property, commercial and insurance-related litigation. Niche expertise includes: banking, charities, construction and engineering, data protection, disease claims, education, employment, family law, health and safety (regulatory and criminal defence), healthcare, insolvency, IT and IP, renewable energy, rural business and online reputation protection.

BTO’s clients range from major insurers to housebuilders, property investors, manufacturers, well known retailers, financial institutions and public sector organisations. The firm is committed to helping its clients to reach their goals by collaborating with them and looking beyond the law. BTO’s overarching organising principle is “Transparency” and it is transparent in its advice, business practices and relationships.

Anderson Strathern


A leading Scottish law firm with expert advisers in every area. Anderson Strathern's approach is client-centred, collaborative and carefully built around a complete understanding of the needs, challenges and aspirations of each individual client.

Milne Craig


Milne Craig CA act as accountants, tax advisers and financial advisers to a wide range of Scottish businesses.  The firm is over 100 years old and has around 95 directors and staff.  We are auditors to many larger companies and act for charities, privately owned businesses, individuals and families.  The senior team are generally drawn from “big 4” backgrounds in order to provide the quality of knowledge, experience and style of approach from the market leaders without carrying the expectations of such high cost to businesses.


Kitchens, bathrooms & tiles

PORCELANOSA Group is one of the most important ceramics manufacturers in the world, offering furniture, kitchen and bath items, with over 970 stores in 150 countries. Production diversification has played a key role in the growth of a business group that started off with the production of a single product: ceramic tiles. Today, the Group’s eight companies offer a wide product range that includes kitchen and bathroom equipment as well as state-of-the-art building solutions for contemporary architecture.

Butler Consulting

M&E Consultants

Butler Consulting are a consultancy design practice specialising in building services engineering design, low carbon and sustainability consultancy in the built environment.   After many years working in the industry for international multi discipline consulting engineering firms Butler Consulting was established in 2013. With a goal to address the need in the built environment for building services engineers who are focused on delivering high levels of service, are proactive, are good communicators and understand the key drivers behind each specific project that they are engaged on. Individually and collectively Butler have gained a reputation for reliability, good technical knowledge and an ability to communicate effectively with clients and design team colleagues.

Butler’s focus is providing project key stakeholders with a high quality personal service from project conception through to successful completion and beyond into post-handover support. They boast a highly skilled team of engineers and specialist consultants with vast industry experience who are proud to be involved in the successful delivery of projects in a range of property sectors.


Solicitors ( England and Wales)

Our history is as extensive and all-encompassing as the expertise we offer today. A progressive and dynamic firm with entrepreneurial spirit; rapid growth in the last decade has been led by this approach. In 2015, they were the UK’s first commercial law firm to become a publicly-quoted company admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The bold move to go public embodies the firm’s ethos which is to think as big as their clients do. Their strategy is to differentiate themselves, incentivise their people, to retain and attract the best talent in the industry and to become a law-led business services group through diversification.

Our investors
Our existing list of long standing and loyal clients come from a variety of backgrounds, from the regular saver to the sophisticated seasoned investor, with a varied and diverse investment portfolio. Each client has a unique set of investment goals and requirements and we endeavour to provide a variety of investment bonds to suit each particular category of investor.

The following investor types are the opinion of PANACEA based on our target market for each of the offers on our platform. This should not be treated as advice. If you are unsure about the information provided or what action you should take you should seek advice from an independent and authorised financial adviser.

Individuals with capital reserves

Looking to plan longer term to achieve a fixed return on their hard earned capital or savings, or possibly trying to build a deposit to get themselves on the property ladder or plan ahead for their future financial security. PANACEA feel this type of client would be best suited to one of our higher rate return capital bonds.

The early saver

Keen to obtain a healthy fixed rate of return on their hard earned capital over the short, medium or long term. In our opinion this client would be best suited to one of the growth bonds. 

The former regular saver

Investors looking to supplement or boost their current revenue or retirement income. PANACEA feel this type of client would be best suited choosing one of our regular paying income bond options.

Experienced investors

The experienced investors, looking to balance their portfolio, with a fixed return on capital over a set term, via an asset backed investment vehicle. In our opinion this investor would be suited to a growth bond perhaps over a medium to long term.

Boost their current revenue

Investors looking to supplement or boost their current revenue or retirement income by choosing one of our regular paying income bond options. PANACEA also feel this type of client would be best suited choosing one of our regular paying income bond options.