HIMOR expands with new recruits and promotions

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Paul Wrigglesworth, Property Director, HIMOR

HIMOR has announced a duo of internal promotions and the recruitment of three new members to the team. Mark Booth has been promoted to Finance Director and Paul Wrigglesworth to Property Director.  Matt Hatchard has joined as Estates Surveyor from Assura, having previously worked at Cushman and Wakefield, while Liz Percival, previously at David Wilson Homes, will join as Graduate in the Land and Property Team.  They’ll be joined by Andrew Bain, who departs Kier to become Project Director Designate.

Andrew brings to the HIMOR Group a wealth of experience and will enhance HIMOR’s ability to deliver developments having successfully managed all aspects of the property development life cycle; formulating and implementing delivery strategies through to construction, design team assembly, risk and stakeholder management. He has delivered major regeneration projects such as Rochdale Council’s 85,000 sq.ft Number 1 Riverside ; Oldham Council’s new Leisure Estate and Cultural Regeneration Programme and major city centre apartment schemes such as The Green Quarter in Manchester. He has also provided management to the asset enhancement and rationalisation programme for The Penda Partnership, a JV between Staffordshire County Council and Kier .

The recruitments swiftly follows Trafford councillors’ decision to approve HIMOR’s first planning applications as part of its landmark Future Carrington vision.  The plans will see mixed use development delivered at one of the largest regeneration sites in Greater Manchester.

Darren Jones, Managing Director of HIMOR, said:

“This latest expansion is reflective of our success and continued ambition to drive high quality growth across the UK.  Our experienced team has already shown it can deliver considered and transformational property projects by fostering partnerships with both the private and public sector.

“Our team has been praised for its vision and professionalism in bringing forward plans for Phase One of Future Carrington.  Bringing Andrew, Matt and Liz into the fold will give us increased firepower to deliver further housing and employment destinations over the coming years.

Andrew Bain added:

“I’m delighted to be joining the HIMOR team at what is a pivotal moment in the company’s     growth.  Having previously led the delivery of transformational property projects in the region, I can’t wait to do the same for HIMOR’s vibrant portfolio of development schemes.

“HIMOR takes a refreshing and partnership-driven approach to getting things done.  To be part of the team behind Future Carrington – one of the largest single-ownership sites in the North –  is a real privilege and a challenge I’m relishing.”