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Barratt develop new man at regional helm

Barratt Developments has appointed Ian Menham as regional managing director for the company's west region.

He replaces Chris Burton, who is retiring after more than 30 years in the business.

Mr Menham will be responsible for operations across the South West where the company operates under the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands.

He has more than 30 years in the home building industry and joined Barratt Developments in 2015, heading up David Wilson in the region before taking on his new role from July 1.

He said: "It's a privilege to help lead an organisation that plays such a key role in helping people onto the property ladder and providing for those in real need of housing.

"I will endeavour to match the great success brought to the business by Chris and look forward to playing a key role in shaping the development of new homes in the region."

He will be replaced as managing director of David Wilson South West by James Dunne, who returns to Barratt Developments from Vistry (formerly Bovis).

Mr Burton is retiring after 33 years at Barratt, the last eight of which have seen him in charge of the South West region.

He said: "I am delighted that Ian has been named as my successor.

"He has a deep understanding of both the housebuilding industry and the region and I am confident he will ensure Barratt Developments West continues to lead the industry in the South West in terms of quality, customer care and sustainability."

Barratt reported profit before tax of £423million for the last six months of 2019.

Its regional headquarters are in Bradley Stoke with close to 700 homes under construction across Gloucestershire at Brockworth, Hunts Grove near Hardwicke, Stonehouse and Wotton-under-Edge.

Steven Boyes, chief operating officer and deputy chief executive at Barratt Developments, said:

"Chris Burton has made a huge contribution to Barratt with a people-centric approach and a desire to do the right thing.

"He leaves the West region in a really good place with a strong team, a great pipeline of new developments and outstanding build quality and customer service. I wish him a very long and happy retirement.

"Ian Menham has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry and is a valuable asset to both the business and the region as a whole."

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