Redrow Homes has appointed a new managing director for its West Country division as the company looks to strengthen its presence in the region.
Nigel Palmer has been appointed managing director at the company’s divisional head office in Exeter, with responsibility for the developer’s sites across the West Country.
With a background in land and surveying, Nigel Palmer is keen to lead the expansion of Redrow West Country, the newest division of the national housebuilder which was launched only three years ago.
“My priority is to continue to build the Redrow brand in the West Country,” said Nigel. “The division has seen significant success in its first few years and my aim is to accelerate that expansion and increase the number of new homes we deliver each year, targeting prime land in desirable locations for high quality developments.”
Nigel joins Redrow from Linden Homes, where he spent the last 15 years as the Commercial Director and Managing Director of Linden Homes Bristol, and more recently as the south west Managing Director.
Devonian Nigel started his career as a Quantity Surveyor in 1984 and, with more than three decades of experience in housebuilding, is well versed in what it takes to be successful within the industry. “I’ve got a strong team to work alongside at Redrow and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work for a respected national house builder that takes such pride in its product – Redrow is renowned for delivering quality homes in areas where people want to live and are proud to call home,” Nigel said. “It’s no accident that five Redrow site managers from this region have just been named among the best in the country. Selected from a pool of 16,000 across the UK they were recognised as creating homes of outstanding quality in the NHBC’s Pride In The Job awards.”
Nigel, also a former founding director of South Devon University Technical College, was particularly attracted to Redrow because of the firm’s commitment to addressing the skills shortage, added: ”There is a real issue with the availability of skilled tradespeople and Redrow is working hard to address this with a dedicated apprenticeship programme that is actively driving the number of apprentices into its business. Currently there are 16 trade apprentices in the West Country division along with graduates and trainees across our office, commercial and technical departments.”
Barry Stiles, Redrow Regional Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to welcome Nigel to Redrow whose experience in the industry over many years will help us deliver our ambitious growth strategy and to meet the demand for high quality homes in sought after locations across the West Country. We look forward to Nigel leading our established team of experienced and talented individuals to ensure they reach their potential and we fulfil our exciting growth plans.”
Redrow West Country currently has 13 live outlets across Devon and Cornwall with several new sites scheduled to open this year. Visit www.redrow.co.uk/westcountry for more details.