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Andrew takes the reins as Commercial Director for Redrow Homes in Lancashire

REDROW Homes (Lancashire) has announced the appointment of new commercial director, Andrew Farley.

Andrew, from Chorley, takes over from Phil Heaps who is retiring from the role after 40 years with the company.

While acknowledging he has a hard act to follow, the 42-year-old is relishing the prospect of a fresh and exciting challenge: “It’s a new chapter in my career and one I’m looking forward to,” he says. “Phil has done an incredible job and it’s down to me now to build on that.”

Andrew was formerly commercial director at Wainhomes (NW) Ltd, serving a total of 15 years with the company, and also had spells with PH Property Holdings and Crosby Homes.

One of the biggest factors in Andrew accepting the position was his being so impressed with the company and the high values it sets itself.  Andrew says: “I was attracted to Redrow as a company because of its commitment to a quality product, the highest construction standards and excellent customer service.”

And he adds: “It also has a very strong and stable board of directors within its Lancashire division of which I’m delighted to now be a part.”

Every new home the developer builds costs money and it is the job of Andrew and his commercial team to make sure that money is spent wisely. In the initial phases of a project it’s their job to estimate final costs, as well as purchase materials and engage sub-contractor services.

Once work is underway they have to ensure the build continues to budget.

An early interest in building and architectural design prompted Andrew’s career direction and subsequent progression, as he developed an enthusiasm for cost estimating and management.

Andrew, who is married with three children and will be based at the company’s Buckshaw Village offices, continues: “My task at Redrow will be to maintain procurement availability, quality and cost levels, while building on and enhancing supplier and contractor relations, supported of course by the experienced commercial department at the Lancashire division.

“The future looks positive in the sense of Redrow’s land acquisition strategy across the North West.  Competition is strong in the North West but this is where the Redrow product and philosophy will set us apart.”

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Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building over 5,400 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2017, the Group reported record revenues of £1.65 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit for more details.