Thursday, June 17, 2021

Housebuilder strengthens land team with two senior appointments

Midlands housebuilder Avant Homes has boosted its regional operation with the appointment of two senior members to lead its land team.

Land director, Sarah Whetton and senior land manager, Clayton Penny, have both joined Avant Homes to further strengthen the land team and accelerate development opportunities within the Midlands region.

With 21 years’ experience in the housebuilding industry, Sarah will be responsible for securing new development opportunities to support in the delivery of Avant Homes ambitious growth strategy.

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said: “When working in housebuilding there is no better feeling than going through the entire process of development from securing the planning permission and acquiring the land to the finished development, and I look forward to continuing to do this with Avant Homes.

“As land director, I hope to apply my industry experience to create a successful land team that thrives across the Group and delivers excellent development opportunities year on year.”

Senior land manager, Clayton Penny brings 15 years of experience to his new role as senior land manager and will use his extensive knowledge of the Midlands land market to negotiate land deals and acquire new development sites.

Clayton said: “I believe the most important role in housebuilding is to provide excellent communities for future generations through the building of high-quality homes in the right places.

“As senior land manager, I plan to bring my expertise in negotiating land deals alongside my knowledge of the regional land market to support this focus and help facilitate the growth of Avant Homes in the Midlands.”

Avant Homes Midlands Managing Director, Tim Brickley, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Sarah and Clayton to our land team in the Midlands. With their wealth of experience within the housebuilding industry they are more than up to the challenge of leading the land team to great success.

“We have big growth ambitions to increase our unit output across the region and as new additions to the team, Sarah and Clayton will be focused on identifying and securing new land opportunities allowing us to deliver much-needed, high-quality homes across the Midlands.”

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