Housebuilder Allison Homes South West has hired a new managing director as it plans to expand across the region.
Matthew Bennett has joined the business from house builder Burrington Estates, where he was commercial managing director. He also held a board position at Barratt David Wilson Exeter.
He will oversee the vision of the company in acquiring land, as well as bringing new homes within communities to Devon, Somerset and the wider South West region.
Allison Homes has also appointed a new commercial director, Alan Bray, who previously worked for Taylor Wimpey. His career in the property industry also includes roles at Bovis Homes and Barratt Developments.
Mr Bennett said: “I’m delighted to be part of such an ambitious and forward-thinking business. Allison Homes has a great values driven culture and there is an infectious energy and collaboration in the team to focus on building homes for people and creating communities to be proud of.”
Allison Homes South West is currently launching two new developments in Devon, comprising 59 homes in Somerton, Somerset and Winkleigh, Devon. The company has plans to build at nearly 20 new sites across the region in the next two years.
Chief executive John Anderson added: “Both Matt and Alan bring with them extensive experience in the UK housebuilding industry and their appointments reflect our commitment to growth and expansion of the Allison Homes brand.”
Allison Homes has recently set out ambitions to grow from around 500 to over 2,000 houses a year, with a strategy based on its land bank and its focus on entry-level housing.