Two new appointments to Sladen Estates’ board of directors

Rachel Wood, Sladen Estates

Leading national property developers Sladen Estates has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new development director and a new finance director.

Rachel Wood has joined the growing team as development director, combining forces with Nick Sladen, chief executive of Sladen Estates, 12 years after the pair first worked together.

Rachel, who has 25 years of development experience on a multitude of projects from large scale complex regeneration projects to small industrial developments, has been appointed as development director at the Derbyshire-headquartered firm, with responsibility to contribute towards the growth of the business throughout the UK but with a particular focus on the northern regions.

Rachel said: “Nick has an excellent development acumen which, when combined with the financial strength behind the company and the existing team, provides a perfect development platform.

“The property market at present provides excellent opportunity – especially for those with the correct mix of expertise and financial flexibility, like Sladen Estates – so I am very excited to be joining the team and getting back out into the market.”

Joining Rachel is Rebecca Wright – who has worked for Sladen Estates for nearly 10 years – and takes on the role of director of finance having completed a series of professional qualifications while working at the firm.

Having started her career at Sladen Estates in a general admin role, Rebecca progressed into an accounting role and then to PA to chief executive, Nick Sladen.

Sladen Estates currently has a development portfolio amounting to £250m throughout the UK in all sectors including distribution, offices, retail and student and is, in addition, now turning its attention to PRS.

Chief executive Nick Sladen said: “I am delighted that Rachel has decided to join the team at an exciting time when we are increasingly securing more schemes across all sectors due to our excellent reputation for doing what we say. I’m also thrilled to announce the promotion of Rebecca to finance director.

“Rachel’s proven development capability will enable us to look at more opportunities and expand our development portfolio even further, while Rebecca’s well rounded financial expertise will give a boost to our strategic planning going forwards.”