This week’s Movers & Shakers – Show House
We take a weekly look at some dates and promotions in the housing industry and its supply chain.
Alison Bowen, Newland Homes
Newland Homes has appointed Alison Bowen to the recently created role of Sales Director. After 10 years as a sales consultant at Taylor Wimpey – inspired by a visit to one of her locations as a buyer – she will now lead a 15-strong sales team currently operating at 11 live development locations in the Southwest.
Paul McKay, Muir Homes
Fife-based home builder Muir Homes has appointed Paul McKay as its new General Manager and brings over 30 years of experience building new homes across Scotland. He began his career in 1989 as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor with Walker Group, where he worked for 31 years after earning a BSc in Quantity Surveying from Edinburgh Napier University.
Peter Barraclough-Smith, Harron Homes
Harron Homes Yorkshire has appointed Peter Barraclough-Smith as its new technical director. He first worked on construction sites in the summer when he was only 13 years old before starting an apprenticeship as a bricklayer. His career has included time at Wilcon Homes, Taylor Wimpey, David Wilson Homes, Strata and Gleeson Homes, where he has spent the past 11 years.
David Allsopp, Wainhomes
Wainhomes has set up a senior appointment in its Severn Valley area with David Allsopp joining the company as Land Director. He joins Taylor Wimpey and has spent virtually his entire career in housing construction, with more than 17 years in PLC land purchases. He said, “It’s exciting to join an ambitious privately held developer.”
Three appointments, Sigma Capital Group
The PRS, residential and urban renewal specialist Sigma Capital Group has added three new starters to its team in London and Manchester. Gavin Karney and Quorum Lawley both join as senior financial analysts, while Natalie Hughes served as assistant property manager after previously working in the social housing sector.
Robert Birch, Godwin Developments
Godwin Developments announced the appointment of Robert Birch as Senior Development Director. His 32 years of real estate experience and track record will guide the company’s expansion plans primarily in the commercial arena, while supporting the nationwide delivery of mixed-use and residential projects.
Nina Barker, City Center Securities
Nina Barker has been named residential manager for developer Town Center Securities. Prior to that, she headed residential property sales and marketing in the north for CBRE. Before that, she worked at JLL for 12 years. She will use her experience to implement a new strategy for residential development together with development manager Craig Burrow, who joined in October.
Adam Bovingdon, United Trust Bank
When Noel Meredith retires, United Trust Bank has named Adam Bovingdon, the current head of the home office, as head of real estate development. Bovingdon has been in the real estate finance sector for the past 15 years, joining UTB in 2014. He is responsible for leading the bank’s development finance origination team.
Nigel Robson, MCI Developments
MCI Developments, part of Keepmoat Homes, has expanded to Yorkshire with the appointment of a new regional director. Nigel Robson, 47, is from Leeds and has over 25 years of housing and development experience, having previously worked at Strata as Pre-Development Director.
Multiple dates, Legal & General
Legal & General announced the appointment of its senior leadership team, Suburban Build to Rent (SBTR). To join Chief Executive Officer David Reid, the company has hired Tom Henry von Grainger as Investment Director, Catherine Hipperson von Savills as Operations Director and Jane Sullivan as Finance Director as part of a major recruitment program.
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