Building Careers As Well as Homes
Proving that the company prides itself on building careers, as well as quality homes, it has chosen Richard Cadman and Ian Goodwin to take up their reins within the Yorkshire region.
Based in Wakefield, the pair will oversee a number of developments: Richard, The Granary and Lancaster Mews in York; Scholars Gate in Wakefield, Churchfields in Green Hammerton and planned new site, Springfields in High Burton, Huddersfield; while Ian looks after Devonshire Gardens in Harrogate, Weavers’ Chase in Morley and Manor Fields in Steeton.
Both have long-standing careers in the industry, having each started as apprentices in joinery and bricklaying respectively.
Richard, 36, originally from Wakefield but now living in Barnsley, says he is looking forward to raising the bar once more and bringing in the awards.
Himself an NHBC ‘Quality’ award winner, the father-of-two – Richard has two boys, Jack, five, and Oscar, three months, with wife, Victoria – is setting his sights on victory for all the developments he is looking after.
“I want to bring in Pride in the Job awards on all the sites,” admits Richard, who worked his way up from apprentice to joiner, assistant site manager and site manager previously. “I want to make sure that, expecting the best, I get the best, from everyone. Above all you need consistency, that’s the key to everything, being good once or briefly is neither use to man nor beast – an ethos I have always admired of Redrow.
“It’s about building up relationships with the site managers and contractors and I hope that’s already happening. It sounds a cliché but you are only as good as your team.”
That’s a sentiment echoed by Ian, 53, from Leeds.
Having begun as an apprentice bricklayer for Leeds City Council in 1980 Ian went on to set up his own construction company, working on Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Manchester and Broad Street Plaza in Halifax, among many other large commercial buildings.
Married to Hayley, Ian, who has a grown-up son, Jonathan, has also lectured in bricklaying at Leeds College of Building, deciding to return to on-site employment around four years ago.
He says: “Redrow has some good managers and so working with them will be a pleasure, it is easier to get the high standards you want and need when everyone has that same goal.
“I expect 100% commitment from people but they know, or will know, that I expect nothing different from myself. It’s a two-way thing, that way you can make a difference.”
The appointments of Richard and Ian follow that of new construction director, Wayne Morris, at the helm for Redrow, and the recruitment of several new site managers and assistant site managers.
For information about career opportunities with Redrow, go to www.redrowcareers.co.uk.
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 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 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 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 redrow.co.uk for more details.