HOMES by Esh has welcomed a new member of the team with the appointment of Richard Stanford to the role of Land Manager, based at ESH Group HQ in County Durham.

Richard Staniford, 35, who has relocated his career from London, is to work with Homes by Esh and generate new opportunities for the homebuilder to grow its brand of contemporary, residential housing to new areas of the region.

He said: “When considering relocation to the North-East with my family, I was particularly interested in finding a role in property which offered opportunities to make a positive contribution to the long-term growth and success of a business.

“As a quality-led homebuilder, Homes by Esh was exactly the type of ambitious team I was looking to work with to help develop their presence into new areas of the region.

“Principally, my role as land manager is to identify positive new residential development opportunities.

“My focus is on sourcing sites which could support traditional market housing of up to 200 units, but which comfortably sit within the current Homes by Esh development framework.”

Mr Staniford joins Homes by Esh following 15 years working in the property sector in the South of England in a variety of roles, including three years with London-based developer, Cala Homes.

His new role comes at a pivotal time in the housing market with impending changes to the Help to Buy initiative and current stamp duty holiday contributing to strong demand across all levels of new homes.

With such a strong sales performance going into 2021, the need for new development opportunities is central to bringing Homes by Esh properties to an even wider customer base throughout the region.

Mr Staniford added: “The Homes by Esh brand has been built on a reputation for creating quality homes which reflect modern trends in housing design. The contemporary aesthetic of each development really make a Homes by Esh property stand out from the crowd and with good sales across the current development portfolio, I am focused on growing our reach into new and workable areas.”

Homes by Esh currently has residential developments located at sites in and around key parts of Darlington and Houghton-le-Spring with a further site to the north of the region undergoing planning.

Colin Willetts, Deputy Managing Director of Homes by Esh said: “We understand the demand for quality new homes is only increasing and we are focused on bringing our brand of contemporary homes into new areas to help meet that need.

“Richard will help us achieve this goal and he brings with him many years of experience in the residential sector as well as a unique perspective from his work on all sides of the property market.

“We look forward to integrating Richard into our team and help secure the future direction of Homes by Esh with new opportunities and developments for 2021 and beyond.”