Alastair has more than 25 years’ experience in property sales and began his career in estate agency in 1996 before moving into the housebuilding industry four years ago. Alastair spent the last four years at Persimmon where he was sales director.
Commenting on his appointment, Alastair said: “Avant Homes has some significant objectives to help meet its ambitious growth plans, and I am extremely proud to be on this expansion journey with the company as managing director for Yorkshire.
“I’m passionate about people and giving them the opportunity and support to thrive in business. The next two years will be pivotal for Avant Homes as we look to further increase our land pipeline and bring new development opportunities forward for the region.
“I am really pleased to be working alongside the Yorkshire team to guide them through this exciting growth period and to lead Avant Homes to further success.”
Based in Wakefield, Avant Homes Yorkshire currently has 10 developments under construction delivering a total of 1,300 homes stretching from Micklefield in West Yorkshire to Waverley in the south of the county.
Avant Homes group managing director, Alan Hopwood, said: “With Alastair’s vast experience in sales and his commitment to developing strong departmental teams, he will be more than up to the challenge to lead the Yorkshire operation.
“His knowledge and expertise will be instrumental in driving the growth of the Yorkshire portfolio, contributing to our overall expansion ambitions.”
Avant Homes group is one of the UK’s leading private residential property developers. The company currently has 57 live developments being delivered by five regional operating companies.
The business employs around 780 people and has offices located in Stirling, Scotland; Sunderland, North East England; Wakefield, Yorkshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire and Nottingham in the Midlands.