Housebuilder appoints new Managing Director

Chris Southgate, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands
Chris Southgate, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands

A new managing director has been appointed at leading housebuilder Barratt Homes North Midlands, which is based in Nottingham Business Park, in Nottingham.

Chris Southgate has taken the reins at the company which is currently building homes across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

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The 44-year-old previously worked in the retail industry as a Divisional Director and has been with Barratt for more than two years.

His last role within the company was as the Operations Director at sister company David Wilson Homes South Midlands, based in Northampton and he was fast tracked on a management course to his current role.

As Managing Director, Chris, who is from Birmingham, is responsible for all aspects of operation within the company.

Chris is looking to build on Barratt Homes North Midlands’ success. Last year the housebuilder built 782 homes in its operational area and contributed over £172m to the UK’s economic output.

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Chris said: “In my new role, I’m excited by both the proposal of a new challenge and by the opportunity to work within a long standing division which has a reputation for delivering high quality homes.

“I have always aspired to work in such a leadership role and I was attracted to the housebuilding industry because it is exciting, fast paced and very satisfying to see a project through from start to finish.

“It is a privilege to be a part of the whole process of delivering new homes, from sourcing and acquiring land, right through to putting the finishing touches on a home.

“My hopes for the division are to consistently build high quality homes across the midlands that will benefit a range of different buyers and maintain the high standard that Barratt Homes is known for.”

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Over the last year, Barratt Homes North Midlands has supported 3,200 jobs directly and through its contractors and suppliers, and directly employed a total of 38 new graduates, trainees and apprentices.