New Commercial Director at Dandara helps strengthen business growth plans

Dandara East Scotland has appointed a Commercial Director, a new role created to strengthen the housebuilders ambitious growth plans across the central belt of Scotland. Jamie Scott is highly experienced, having previously worked for major developers Taylor Wimpey, Miller Homes and CALA Homes over the last 23 years. Jamie now aims to see Dandara become a rival to the largest companies operating in the region.

Jamie commented: “What attracted me to the role was the opportunity to join a business with exciting growth plans. I’ve joined just as we move into year two of a fast-paced five-year business plan, and I remain both excited and enthused about what we can and will achieve in this time.”

“I have watched Dandara grow over the past few years and I have no doubt there will be great opportunities for people to further their careers here. My plan is to ensure that I am ready to make the most of every opportunity and play an important part in our ambitious growth plans.”

Jamie started out as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor (QS) in August 1997 with Bryant Homes - who then became Taylor Woodrow and are now known as the construction giant Taylor Wimpey. During this time, he progressed to Senior QS, and then to Regional Estimate and Commercial Manager, working primarily across East Scotland.

“I have been lucky enough to work with some great people throughout my career who made time to assist and support me. One of the highlights being my time as Regional Estimator, at Taylor Woodrow, which gave me great exposure to bringing new land into a housebuilding business.”

Jamie has extensive experience in acquiring land for new homes across Central Scotland and plans to continue this at Dandara.

He continued, “I’m here to be part of a team that wants to be successful, deliver, and hopefully exceed its targets year on year. It’s a really exciting time for Dandara – the housing market is buoyant, and we are primed to expand our business in Scotland and across the UK, and I’m keen to play a part in that.”

Dandara East Scotland has an excellent track record in acquiring land in Scotland with its newest site launching soon at Kirkliston, Edinburgh. The quality focussed developer has also launched a new range of homes earlier this month in Scotland.