The appointment of a new CEO and Board to oversee housebuilding operations at Dandara will ensure a vibrant and dynamic future for the rapidly expanding private development company. After an exceptional year which has seen further controlled growth for the quality-focused housebuilder, which was founded in 1988, changes to its operational structure will help to cement its ongoing transformation from a regional specialist into a nationwide player.
Dandara’s newly appointed CEO is Trevor Dempsey, who joined the company at the beginning of 2020 as Managing Director of the Northern Home Counties division, after previously holding similar roles at Linden Homes and Bovis Homes. With 25 years in the housebuilding industry, Trevor’s wide-ranging experience will ensure that he steers Dandara on a steady course through its future expansion plans in the UK.
The new Housebuilding Board, which will oversee the operations of Dandara’s UK residential property development divisions, will be led by Trevor, with support from Chris Harris as Divisional Managing Director and James Horne as Divisional Finance Director. Chris Harris formerly Managing Director of Dandara South East, joined the company in 2019 from Linden Homes, while James Horne came from Taylor Wimpey also in 2019.
Trevor explained the changes: “Dandara continues to go from strength to strength – we have performed well against our planned growth objectives and are performing well in every region. We have successfully implemented new procedures and control processes that have helped us to achieve a high level of standardisation across our divisions in terms of service and quality levels – a commitment to customer service that has led to us retaining a 5-star HBF rating.”
He continued: “Dandara has a reputation for quality, which means that we attract and retain talented and committed staff, who want to work for a business they can be proud of. As we continue to expand, it’s essential that we maintain that key message, as ultimately that will be the main driver for sustainable growth. We are flexible, competitive, well respected and build outstanding homes; that puts us in a fantastic position for future.”
Dandara’s expansion programme has seen it create two new divisions within the last year; Wales and West, based in Cardiff launched at the beginning of 2022, while Dandara Eastern, based in Braintree, Essex started in summer 2021. With existing operations based in Milton Keynes, Tunbridge Wells, Southampton, Edinburgh and Aberdeen along with the Isle of Man and Jersey, the company is one of the UK’s largest independent property development companies, with thousands of happy customers and over 100 industry awards for design and quality.
“I believe that the changes we have made to the company structure will ensure the continued success of the business, help us to realise our full potential and offer many opportunities for our people and our customers”, said Trevor.