After completing a City & Guilds Joinery qualification at Manchester Building College, John began his career in construction as an apprentice joiner. He then progressed to roles on site with Redrow, Taylor Wimpey and Galliford Try. Most recently, John worked for Gleeson Homes as Operations Director where he was responsible for the running of the company’s Manchester region.
In his new role at Tilia Homes, John will oversee the entire construction process on the housebuilder’s developments across the Northern Region. John’s main responsibility will be to support the team in building new homes to high standards and with customer focus at the forefront. Undertaking a dual role, as an SHE Director, John will also be responsible for ensuring and maintaining health, safety and compliance on-site.
Of his new appointment to Tilia Homes, John comments: “I’m thrilled to have joined Tilia at such a pivotal time for the business, with significant investment in the Northern region as it embarks on ambitious expansion plans. Being on board early on will mean I can have maximum involvement from land acquisitions through to customer handover.
“I’m looking forward to fully integrating into Tilia Homes and having an impact on improving and growing the business, building a stable team of professional people and inspiring future generations of construction professionals. I hope to look back in a few years and be proud of what we’ve achieved at Tilia Northern.”
Rick Long, Managing Director at Tilia Homes Northern said: “We’re delighted to welcome John to Tilia Northern. His appointment comes at an exciting time for the business as we begin to broaden our investment in the North and seek out new development opportunities. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the construction industry and will be a great role model to new and younger members of our team who are just starting out in their careers on-site.”
Tilia Homes is currently seeking land opportunities across the north-west and Yorkshire and are on the lookout for sites between 75 and 330 units, within 60 minutes of the regions’ Warrington and Leeds offices.