NEIL HIPWELL – Entrepreneur, Builder, Developer, Digital Influencer, Brand Ambassador & Presenter
In an era of vague ambitions and chop-change plans, it’s not often you meet someone who’s always known what they wanted to do even with the odds stacked against them. Having successfully navigated the challenges of attention deficit hyperactivity and dyslexia, Neil Hipwell remained undeterred even when high school teachers told him he’d amount to nothing much unless it involved a shovel. So, Neil swapped the schoolyard for a building site, aced his apprenticeship and by age 18, he founded his own company, Futureflip– proving no one should write themselves off for want of a little self-belief.
As an award-winning builder and developer at the top of his game, Neil Hipwell has worked hard to become Sydney’s premier specialist of luxury new-builds and custom duplexes, ensuring every home is affordable to build, maintain and run. Delivering aspirational luxury with environmental credentials to match, it led Neil to build his ultimate dream home – with the involvement of his wife, blogger and social media influencer Krystal Hipwell and their three young children. Known as the Bunker House, it’s an incredible, mid-century modern concrete home overlooking Werri Beach and the Gerringong Hills that’s become the hallmark for FutureFlip’s design aesthetic. The family already have plans for a Bunker House in the unique alpines of the Snowy Mountains so watch this space. And so, while Neil Hipwell may be in a position to relish in his own success as an entrepreneur, builder and design influencer, he’s equally passionate about sharing his story and serving up insights to inspire others to conquer barriers, build a booming business and create their own life paths.