Kingswood Homes promotes two to director

Little Hoole-based Kingswood Homes has promoted two of its employees to director level.

Lesley Myers, who joined Kingswood in August 2020, takes on the role of sales director. She has worked in new homes sales for more than 25 years, including almost 18 years at Redrow.

Lesley said: "Since I joined Kingswood, we’ve developed a strong sales team with a training and mentoring programme to ensure a consistent approach across the business.  This has helped deliver on sales targets and ensure high levels of customer satisfaction.

“I’m proud that my role in leading the sales team has been recognised and am looking forward to helping even more people secure their new homes.”

James Brown has been promoted to the role of architectural director. He previously worked as a consultant to Kingswood and prior to that had worked alongside the company's managing director, Paul Jones, on various projects. 

He said: "Kingswood is growing rapidly, and we now have a design team of five – it’s like a mini architectural practice within the company, but we are able to react to requests and queries much quicker than using external consultants which sets us apart from most other developers.

"It’s important for me to work for a company where I can have influence. When you’re a consultant you’re working to a client who generally knows what they want and how it should look. At Kingswood, we have that freedom, the design team have developed a core range of house types and we adapt the facades to each site and the local vernacular."

Paul Jones said: "Lesley and James have helped strengthen their respective departments, providing stability at a time of rapid growth for the business. Their promotions are both justly deserved and reflect their hard work and dedication to ensuring we provide customers with the level of service and quality homes they want, need and deserve."

Kingswood more than doubled the number of homes built in recent years – increasing from 36 homes up to March 2020 to 77 up to March 2021. 

The company predicts a further 50 per cent increase in the current financial year, while currently building and selling homes at Green Hills in Feniscowles, The Hawthorns in Elswick and The Market Quarter in Hatherleigh, Devon. Plans for a new site in Hoddlesden are in the pipeline.