Redrow MD to chair regional group

Claire Jarvis, managing director of Redrow Lancashire, has been elected as chair of the Home Builders Federation’s (HBF) North West Managing Director’s Group.

In her new role, Claire will work with the HBF to advocate on behalf of the housebuilding industry across the region.

The regional chair can represent the HBF on occasions, such as requesting meetings with local authorities and other agencies.

Claire said: “Representing the views of the North West housebuilding industry on a wider stage is vital if we are to ensure a prosperous future for the sector, with the ultimate aim of delivering high quality homes to meet high demand in the region.

“We face unique challenges in the North West, just as other parts of the country do, and ensuring those issues are acknowledged and recognised by government, local authorities and other agencies is a key part of my role as chair. It’s a responsibility I am happy to hold.”

Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of HBF, said: “Claire is a strong voice for positive action in the North West and it’s great to have her on board as our regional group chair. I have no doubt with her passion for the industry, she is the right person to represent the needs and views of her fellow housebuilders during her term as chair.”

Claire was previously sales and marketing director for Redrow’s Lancashire operation, based in Buckshaw Village, for seven years. In 2019 she was appointed to the newly created role of group sales director, taking responsibility for Redrow’s nationwide sales policies and procedures across 14 regional operations in England and Wales.

In 2020, she became managing director of Redrow Lancashire, which directly employs around 150 people and delivered around 500 legal completions in the last financial year. The division is currently on site at 11 live outlets across Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester and Merseyside, stretching as far south as the M56 corridor.

She is also part of Redrow’s mentoring programme for women.