Darren Harris heads up commercial team at Tilia

28th March 2022

Exeter-based Tilia Homes has strengthened its Western team with the appointment of Darren Harris as commercial director.

Darren Harris heads up commercial team at Tilia

Darren has worked in the construction industry since leaving school, starting his career as a carpentry apprentice. He later joined Bovis Homes as a trainee quantity surveyor and progressed quickly to become surveying manager. Following the company’s merger with Linden Homes, he was appointed commercial manager for the newly-formed Vistry group.

As commercial director for Tilia Homes, Darren will oversee a team responsible for cost control, operational efficiency and the profitability of developments across the region.

Tilia Homes was created in June 2021 following the acquisition of Kier Living by private equity firm Terra Firma. Its Western region, which covers Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, employs 70 people and delivered 375 homes in its last financial year.

Darren comments: “It was clear that Tilia Homes had some exciting plans for the growth of the Western region and the role provided me with the opportunity to shape the commercial process and really put my stamp on the business. The culture and values of the team were also clearly aligned with my own. I’m looking forward to helping Tilia realise their ambitious expansion plans over the next five years.”

Simon Perks, regional managing director for Tilia Homes Western, comments: “Darren is a bright and talented individual who has progressed quickly in his career. We’re delighted to have him join our regional management team as we significantly increase our presence across the West Country. Darren’s role in maximising value and business efficiency will be key to the region’s success.”  

For further information on Tilia Homes, visit www.tiliahomes.co.uk

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