Kingswood Homes appoints experienced director

Little Hoole housebuilder Kingswood Homes has appointed Adele Lewis-Ward as business development and funding director.

Adele brings more than 30 years of experience within the private and public property sector. She is a chartered surveyor, whose work in the private sector has included valuations, portfolio management, investment, landlord and tenant and development.

The majority of her career has been spent in the public sector with Homes England, initially in a corporate role, acting as national lead on several national programmes including urban regeneration companies, accelerated delivery, custom build, and latterly as head of development finance covering the North West and Midlands.

During the pandemic she led her team to successfully contract 52 loan transactions with SME housebuilders, committing £114m loan finance to facilitate the building of around 2,000 homes across the region.

Adele first came into contact with Kingswood in 2018, helping to secure three finance loans for the developer.

She said: "It was clear to me that Kingswood had all the tools and vision to grow and to make a positive difference to people’s quality of life. This appealed to my values.

“The main challenge for me in my new role, which is facing us all, relates to economic changes and how this impacts the housing sector.” Adele added.

Managing director Paul Jones said: “Adele is as passionate about building homes and communities as ourselves, so she is a perfect fit.

“Her previous roles and the strength of her experience will ensure that we can continue our efforts to grow and to have a primary role in the quality property development industry, while maintaining an interest and concern for those around us and the charities we support.”