After a series of contract wins saw Keepmoat expanding in West Yorkshire, the firm opened up a new regional office in Leeds in April. Ian Hoad, who was then operations director, was tasked with setting up a new homes division.
He had joined Keepmoat in 2009 as head of the technical team and was promoted to operations director in April 2015.
Mark Knight, regional managing director for Keepmoat in Yorkshire, said: “Ian has been instrumental in our sustained growth across Yorkshire and so he was the perfect candidate to take on the challenge of delivering our expansion plan into West Yorkshire. The new team is going from strength to strength and with Ian as their regional director, I’m confident in their future success as a business division.”
Keepmoat has 54 staff in its West Yorkshire team and is aiming to build 500-600 homes a year in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Kirklees.
Mr Hoad said: “The day we opened the new office was the day we secured a landmark £142m project with Strata Homes to build around 1,000 new homes on brownfield land in Leeds. This further justified our belief that the demand for new homes is bigger than ever and it was the perfect start for our new team in Leeds.
“Since we announced plans to open an office in Leeds, we’ve even had a number of suppliers bring their business here too – which is fantastic for commerce. I’m proud to be leading such a strong team and look forward to what the future holds.”