The Huddersfield-based Yorkshire Country Properties (YCP) has strengthened its management team with a key appointment and three significant promotions.
Hard on the heels of the appointment of Paul Brown as managing director comes the news that a brand-new executive team is now in place.
Rob Wilkinson has joined YCP as Financial Director, while Mike May, Sam McGregor and Jenny Wass have been promoted to Head of Construction, Head of Sales and Head of Marketing respectively. Rob, a Yorkshireman born in Wakefield, has joined YCP from Tilia Homes, previously known as Kier Living. A graduate of at Nottingham Trent University, Rob has also worked with leading accountancy firm Armstrong Watson.
He commented: “This is a tremendously exciting move for me. Yorkshire Country Properties are a trailblazer in the development of beautiful, state-of-the-art houses, from starter homes to five-bed executive and family houses.
“It was too good an opportunity to miss. There is an excellent team already in place here and there is huge potential for growth. We have a clear vision of what we want to achieve and, personally, I will thrive on the responsibility I’ve been given.
Paul Brown explained: “I am delighted to welcome Rob to Yorkshire Country Properties. This is a very significant appointment for the company as we embark on a programme of site acquisitions and expansion. A sound and sensible financial base is crucial to every successful company and Rob will provide exactly that.
“Meanwhile these three promotions are richly deserved. Mike, Sam and Jen are all very talented and are committed to making YCP the very best housebuilder in West Yorkshire. Their experience and expertise have already proved invaluable and – together – they comprise a superb management team. I am very lucky and proud to have such an excellent team to support me in growing our company and achieving our targets.”
Mike May commented: “During the past three years, the company has made a positive and focussed contribution to the housing provision in the Kirklees and West Yorkshire area. Apart from a completed development at Netherthong, Holmfirth, where every single one of the 22 beautiful houses built were sold, YCP are now on site at Shepley, Skelmanthorpe and Denby Dale.
“All three of these new developments are providing much-needed housing, including a significant number of starter homes, enabling young people to get on to the property ladder. Our starter homes at Phase One at Shepley and Skelmanthorpe have now sold out, underpinning our contribution to both the community and to sustainability in the three villages.”
Sam McGregor explained: ““We are currently building 147 beautiful, high-quality homes and, in total, we are looking at a potential pipeline of over 700 new homes. Given the current uncertainty of the mortgage and financial markets, we are placing more emphasis than ever on high quality and product differentiation.
“Clearly, the current state of the housing market presents challenges, but we are confident that the quality of our houses combined with the enthusiasm and commitment of our wonderful team here at YCP will enable us to continue to deliver the kind of homes that are needed across all demographics in Yorkshire.”
Jenny Wass added: “It’s exciting to be involved in such a dynamic and thriving company, I love property and I love people so working with the YCP brand which is all about delivering an exceptional experience and product to our customers is very rewarding. My previous role in Customer Service within YCP really helps me understand our customers and have them top of mind in whatever we deliver in our Marketing mix.”