Wakefield-based Avant Homes West Yorkshire has appointed a managing director to lead the housebuilder’s expansion strategy in the region.

Richard Hosie, who was previously a managing director for Persimmon Homes, has 19 years’ experience in the housebuilding industry.

In his new role, Richard is working closely with the company’s land, construction, technical and sales teams to further expand Avant Homes’ operations and developments across West Yorkshire.

Commenting Richard said: “Avant Homes has a clear national and regional expansion strategy, and my task is to further implement it within West Yorkshire.

“I have joined a talented team full of highly capable and committed people. Together, we will achieve our growth objectives by seeking out new opportunities in popular locations to deliver our exciting range of new homes.”

Welcoming Richard to the business, regional chairman, Scott Varley, said: “Richard is an experienced and highly skilled operator. He is also a proven leader, so we are very pleased to have Richard driving our business forward."

Avant Homes West Yorkshire is part of the Avant Homes Group which currently operates across the Midlands, north of England and Scotland from eight regional operating businesses.