James Poynor has been appointed Managing Director of Redrow Homes’ Midlands division, based in Tamworth.
His remit includes developing the company’s strong presence in the West Midlands, whilst also identifying new opportunities for growth in the East of the patch.
James, 43, joins Redrow from Countrywide plc, where he was Group Residential Development Director, overseeing its planning, land, consultancy, new homes sales and investment arms in the new homes sector both in the UK and Hong Kong. He previously spent three years as a sales director for Barratt.
“I joined Countrywide in 2010 to be Managing Director of their Land and New Homes business. As a non-estate agent, I was specifically recruited for my developer background so that I could use my knowledge, skills and experience to grow and enhance the company’s offering to housebuilders,” says James.
“After six years building that business and overseeing a number of acquisitions and restructures, I was keen to return to an in-house position within the new homes sector and, through my experience of dealing with just about every one of the country’s housebuilders, I very quickly identified Redrow as the place I’d like to be.”
Welcoming James to his new role, Redrow Regional Chief Executive Matthew Pratt said, “It’s great to have someone of James’ calibre on board.
His wider experience outside the new homes sector will be an asset but, at the same time, he has a broad knowledge and experience of sales, land and planning right across the new homes market, encompassing all of the major developers and the whole of the UK.”