Anwyl Homes appoints new head of commercial

Buckshaw Village-based Anwyl Homes Lancashire has promoted Daniel Owens to head of commercial.

Daniel, who joined Anwyl last year, began his housebuilding career 15 years ago as a trainee with Barratt Manchester.

He studied for a HNC qualification at the University of Salford and became a quantity surveyor, rising to the role of group surveying manager, servicing different Barratt housing operations across the UK.

In his new role as head of commercial, Daniel is overseeing a team of three surveyors, a senior buyer and commercial trainee, with recruitment underway for a new trainee.

Daniel said: "One of the biggest challenges we’re dealing with is rising material costs. It is affecting all of the materials we need to build homes. It’s more important than ever before that we have good relationships and open lines of communication with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure best value and manage supply chains.

"I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge that comes with more responsibility. The industry continues to move at pace as we work towards meeting new building regulations, making our homes even more energy efficient and continuing to achieve high quality standards. It’s my role to ensure we do all of that on budget."

Daniel steps into the shoes of Tom Grundy, who has moved to a full-time role as commercial director for the Anwyl Group, focusing on supply chain relationships across the wider business.

John Grime, managing director of Anwyl Homes Lancashire,  said: "Tom Grundy was one of the founding employees of Anwyl Homes Lancashire and played a key contribution in building the business.

"The running of the commercial department is a critical role and having worked closely with Tom, Daniel was the natural choice to head up the department, taking full responsibly for all commercial functions at Anwyl Homes Lancashire.”

Anwyl Homes Lancashire directly employs around 60 people, working on developments in Barton, Fulwood, Longridge, Catterall, Warton and Burscough, in Lancashire; St Helens and Bowring Park, Liverpool, in Merseyside, and Winnington, Cheshire.