Avant Homes North West announces commercial director hire

Avant Homes North West has announced the appointment of a commercial director to enable the delivery of the housebuilder’s regional multi-tenure expansion strategy.

Alan Cawley joins after 14 years at Persimmon Homes North West where he held several senior director positions.

He will play a central role in expanding Avant Homes’ footprint within the region. Avant Homes North West was launched earlier this year and is led by regional chairman, Mark Cook.

The housebuilder expects to start development on two undisclosed sites within the North West in the first quarter of 2024.

Commenting on his appointment, Alan Cawley, said:

“The opportunity to join a new Avant Homes regional business in the North West was too good to miss.

“The company’s multi-tenure growth strategy means there are a range of commercial opportunities available for us to explore and my role is to ensure they are successfully managed and delivered.

“I have worked with Mark Cook before and it is great to be working with him again to build a brand new operating company in a region where Avant Homes has not previously had a presence.”

Avant Homes North West has its office in Eccles and is currently considering additional development opportunities within Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire.

Avant Homes regional chairman, Mark Cook, added:

“Alan is an excellent hire for us. I know from personal experience the extent of his capability and professionalism and have no doubt he will be a driving force within our North West company.

“He will ensure our regional business’s systems and procedures are aligned to deliver commercial success as we introduce our highly popular new range of homes across the North West.”

The Avant Homes Group currently operates across the north of England, Midlands and Scotland from nine regional operating businesses. The company delivers house types ideal for the private, rented and affordable sectors.

At present, Avant Homes Group employs more than 600 people. The housebuilder’s ambition is to grow its multi-tenure business further across its existing regions and beyond, creating communities and providing employment opportunities for many.

For the year ended 30 June 2023, the Avant Homes Group delivered 1,766 completions.

For further information visit www.avanthomes.co.uk