He joins the company from national building and maintenance specialist Rok and brings extensive experience gained during a 27-year career in social housing.
In his new position, based at Lovell head office in Tamworth, Staffordshire, Kevin will add further focus to all aspects of customer interface including brand, marketing, winning business, maximising the potential of the existing relationships and new markets.
“This is a key appointment for Lovell and we are delighted to have secured someone with Kevin’s wealth of social housing expertise to head up our business development team at a time of major expansion for the company,” says Lovell managing director Stewart Davenport. Lovell significantly expanded its Lovell Respond housing response maintenance business with the recent acquisition of Powerminster Gleeson Services to create a leading UK-wide maintenance and estates management services business.
“Lovell has an impressive brand and track record of service delivery in social housing new-build, regeneration and maintenance,” says Kevin Willetts. “I’m excited about working with the team to take the business forward and ensuring that we continue to delight our existing customers and win new business by delivering the highest standards of service and quality and becoming the number one provider of housing to the sector in the UK.”
Kevin spent the first 18 years of his career in the public sector working with Coventry Churches Housing Association (now part of the Midland Heart group) and as development director of Mercian Housing Association. He was then group social housing director for Mansell Construction before joining Rok where he spent seven years as group housing director and more recently as group director of sales and marketing.