Wakefield-based housebuilder Avant Homes West Yorkshire has strengthened its commercial team with two senior appointments.
Chris Penn and Mark Lyon join as commercial director and commercial manager respectively, and will both play a pivotal role in supporting housebuilder’s multi tenure regional expansion strategy.
With 26 years’ experience in housebuilding, Chris Penn is managing the regional commercial team while being intrinsic to delivering the business’s private rented sector (PRS) activity. He previously held senior positions at Countryside, Keepmoat Homes and Barratt Homes.
Mark Lyon, who joins from quoted developer Taylor Wimpey, has 29 years’ experience in the housebuilding industry. He is responsible for helping manage the business’s day-to-day commercial function.
Commenting on these important engagements, Avant Homes West Yorkshire managing director, Richard Hosie, said: “We are committed to supplying much needed new homes and supporting communities across West Yorkshire.
“The appointments of Chris and Mark enhance our ability to deliver our new homes at all price points, as well as to those seeking private rented or affordable tenures.
“They both bring a wealth of experience to Avant Homes and I look forward to seeing them further develop our commercial department.”
Avant Homes West Yorkshire currently has nine live developments ranging from Wakefield to Waverley with many more due to start as the business continues to implement its growth plans through a multi-tenure strategy .
At present, the housebuilder employs more than 600 people with ambition to grow further across its existing regions and beyond, creating communities and providing employment opportunities for many.