New homes builder takes on five more staff

A NEW homes builder has made five new appointments as it consolidates its position in East Anglia.

Hopkins Homes, based at Melton, near Woodbridge, is moving further into Essex and Cambridgeshire and has taken on the new recruits to help its expansion.

Richard Green has been appointed to the land department as land manager and brings with him 15 years’ residential and commercial development management experience, including 10 years in land acquisition, predominately in the Eastern region, but including Chongqing, China, where he was involved with an environmental engineering project. For the past 13 years, he has been active in organising fund raising kart racing events on behalf of RICS Lionheart – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ benevolent fund for surveyors and their dependent families.

Stuart Butcher has joined the technical department as senior technician/project co-ordinator having gathered a wealth of experience as an architectural technician working in both private practice and the residential sector. He has also worked on various – and often challenging – projects for the Crown Prosecution Service and Ministry of Defence.

Paul Westwood joins the technical team as architectural technician having previously worked with an award-winning London based architectural practice in addition to private practices in the Essex and Suffolk counties. He has experience in a wide variety of high quality and demanding projects in both the residential and commercial sectors and brings with him the versatility of working with traditional and contemporary construction for new build, restoration and refurbishment work.

Joy Miller has stepped into the combined role of personal assistant to land director Iain Jamie in addition to providing secretarial support to the wider land team. In the past, she has undertaken extensive global travel, office manager and executive assistant duties while supporting and accompanying her forces serving husband.

Jill Bryce who has been appointed marketing manager. Originally from a full service marketing agency background, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise across a breadth of marketing disciplines combined with a strong understanding of the new homes sector through a variety of projects undertaken on behalf of previous clients.

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Executive chairman James Hopkins said: “I am delighted with what Hopkins Homes has been able to achieve as a team and I am confident that the skill sets of our newest members will prove to be a valuable asset as we continue to lead from the forefront and strive to build upon our success.”