Create Developments recruits hotel specialist

Create Developments, the specialist hotel division of the Create Group, has appointed Neil Holland development manager.

Neil is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, with an MSc in Project Management. He is a leading expert in modular construction, and brings a total of 35 years of experience in the UK and European construction industry. 

Prior to his appointment, he was director of projects for the Hilton hotel brand and has also worked for Whitbread, Wetherspoons, IHG and a number of US Blue Chip franchise businesses.

In this newly-created role, Neil will help progress a pipeline of branded hotel developments across the UK. The Blackpool company is currently delivering its second Hampton by Hilton hotel in Manchester, as well as beginning a large extension to its successful Hampton by Hilton hotel in Blackpool.

Neil said: "I am delighted to be joining the company during its period of growth. I have previously worked closely with Create in my role with Hilton Group and I share the passion and enthusiasm they apply to all their developments.

"It’s great to be joining a dynamic and forward-thinking business with a positive and friendly culture. I’m looking forward to be working with the team on some very exciting new opportunities."

Neil will be working alongside chief executive Paul Mathison, fellow development managers Jim Storey and Paul Rooney, and brand director Gill Mathison.

Paul Mathison said: "Create Developments is going from strength to strength and Neil brings a new dynamic to our team, especially his expertise with branded hotels. With several other prestigious hotel development projects now in the pipeline, Neil's input will be crucial in bringing our team's strategic growth plans to fruition."

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