HOME builder Redrow has appointed three members of its team as directors within its North West division.
Anna Evans-Kerr has been promoted to sales director, Gareth Stansfield to land director and Paul Murray to strategic land director.
All three employees are based at the housebuilder’s Daresbury Park HQ and will oversee developments across Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales.
Anna, who has a wealth of sales experience, joined the company as a sales consultant nine years ago and has risen quickly through the ranks.
She was promoted to area sales manager in 2015 and later spent several months on secondment as acting head of sales in the Midlands Division in 2019, returning to the North West to take on the role of head of sales in 2020. After returning from maternity leave earlier this year, Anna was promoted to sales director in April.
Anna said “As an ambitious and passionate salesperson, I am delighted to be able to take on this important role within one of the company’s biggest divisions.
“The business is targeting significant growth over the next few years, with the number of sales outlets and home completions set to increase. As sales director I have the challenge of ensuring that the team delivers the sales required to meet these ambitious targets, as well as making sure we provide the highest standards of customer care. I am confident that, with the team we have in place, this will all be achieved.”
Redrow’s new land director Gareth Stansfield joined Redrow as land manager in 2013.
“What first attracted me to Redrow was that I knew how reputable the company was and the quality of the homes it built, and that is still very much the case today,” said Gareth.
As land director, Gareth works with land agents and owners, local authorities, consultants and other developers, overseeing the acquisition of sites across the region.
“It’s an exciting time to step into the new role, the Redrow North West region is well established and one of the largest across the country. We’re looking to secure additional land to continue its growth,” added Gareth.
Gareth works closely with long-term colleague Paul Murray, who has been promoted to strategic land director.
Paul joined the team straight from university in 2013 as an assistant planner, progressing to planner, senior planning manager and then head of planning in 2020.
“Redrow has supported me through my career, enabling me to progress to where I am today, for which I am grateful” said Paul, who lives in Liverpool.
“In running the strategic land arm of the business of the North West, I deal with landowners and agents who are looking to secure planning permission on their sites by taking a longer-term view to promote their land through the planning system.
“Daresbury Garden Village is a prime example of our recent successes in strategic land.
“Bringing the site at Daresbury through planning and the acquisition phases and now actually building homes, represents many years of forward planning work. We are now actively looking for other long-term strategic sites that can come forward over the next two to 10+ years.”
Redrow currently has detailed consent for circa 800 homes on 120 acres of land at Daresbury Garden Village; and its first phase named as Gleaves View sits in what’s known as the south phase, featuring 260 of the largest homes.
They will be accessed via an improved junction where Delph Lane meets the A56 Chester Road between Warrington and the M56.
The wider development is expected to take around 11 years to complete and homes will be interspersed with open spaces, green corridors and areas for formal and informal play.
Jason Newton, managing director for Redrow (NW) said: “These three promotions highlight Redrow’s commitment to developing its team from within and creating strong career paths for employees.
“Anna, Gareth and Paul are all long standing employees and I know they will all continue to deliver the sites and sales we need to create vibrant new communities across the North West.”
For details of where Redrow is building see www.redrow.co.uk/northwest