Miller Homes, one of the UK’s largest homebuilders, has appointed a new Commercial Director and Land Director at its Warrington-based office, Birchwood Park, both covering the North West region. The appointments are part of Miller Homes’ strategy to both actively acquire land across the region in order to fulfil the demand for its award-winning homes as well as achieve its full commercial potential.
David Atherton joins the team as Commercial Director, after more than 17 years’ experience working with Wainhomes. He will lead and manage the commercial team which consists of quantity surveyors, buyers, and an estimator. Under David’s lead, the company plans to grow its team in order to further service the business and continue delivering high-quality homes across the region.
Jonathan Steggles also joins Miller Homes North West as Land Director, and brings with him 10 years of experience from positions previously held at Bellway and Redrow homes. In this new role, Jonathan will lead the department and will assume responsibility for identifying new opportunities in the North West to help grow the company. He will be negotiating land deals as well as liaising with other areas of the business including the technical, commercial and sales teams to co-ordinate their input into the land acquisition process.
The appointments coincide with 12 new hires and a handful of internal promotions within the business, which were announced earlier in the month, and as Miller Homes enjoys successful launches at several of its developments in North West areas including Halewood, Cliviger, Prescot, and Clitheroe in 2021. The growth of the company is a welcome sign and suggests continuing prosperity in the region.
As the new Directors join the senior team, Miller Homes recently won the ‘Employee Experience Award’ at the Personnel Today Awards 2021.
Ian Smith, Managing Director of Miller Homes in the North West, said, “I am delighted to welcome both Jonathan and David to the team with their many years of experience that they will bring to the company. We are in a strong position in the North West and are looking to build on this by actively seeking new land and opportunities in order to offer our award-winning homes to more buyers in the region, as we grow the business further.”
David Atherton, now Commercial Director for Miller Homes in the North West adds: “I look forward to working with the team and taking the business in a positive direction. The company is on a positive trajectory in the North West and I am pleased to be a part of the team as it continues to grow.”
Jonathan Steggles, Land Director at Miller Homes in the North West finishes with: “This has been a very positive move in my career and I am looking forward to joining Miller Homes. The company offered an established, hard-working, and well-cared for team, as well as an attractive working environment with results that speak for themselves.”
To find out more about Miller Homes’ properties in the North West, head to its website at: https://www.millerhomes.co.uk/locations/north-west-of-england.aspx.