Countryside chief operating officer exits

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
Share

Countryside Properties’ chief operating officer Rebecca Worthington is leaving the house builder after four years.

Rebecca Worthington looks to the next challenge
Rebecca Worthington looks to the next challenge

The board announced she would step down today and thanked her for helping drive growth at the business.

Worthington was promoted to COO just eight months ago from the post of finance director, which she held for nearly four years.

Before, she spent nearly 14 years at Quintain as both finance director and deputy chief executive.

The news came as Countryside unveiled strong trading in the first half, with completions up 43% to 2,362 homes.

Countryside’s  modular timber frame factory in Warrington commenced full production last month and is on track to deliver around 500 homes in the current financial year with production capacity of up to 1,500 homes per annum.

Forward orders were also up by nearly half to £1bn putting Countryside on track to deliver full-year expectations.

The partnership homes division delivered a 61% uplift in completions, mainly due to the acquisition of Westleigh.

House building business completions were broadly flat in the period, as expected, at 473 homes, although the division enjoyed a strong period of securing work.

Homes England selected Countryside to deliver 769 homes across two new developments at Burgess Hill, West Sussex and Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes,  while the firm secured an option over 1,000 units in Tangmere, West Sussex, supporting our future delivery in this region

Ian Sutcliffe, group chief executive, said: “Despite the wider political and macroeconomic uncertainty, demand for mixed-tenure homes remains strong and we have enjoyed a robust spring selling season.

“With our modular timber frame factory now operational, we continue to be well positioned to deliver on our geographic expansion.

“With excellent visibility of future work, we remain confident of delivering our medium-term growth plans.”

Latest news

Lendlease puts construction arm up for sale

Radical global restructure to raise £2.3bn and focus on Australia
4 hours ago

Former Crossrail boss Mark Wild to lead HS2

Wild to bear down on spiralling costs and bring rejigged scheme in on time
22 hours ago

Receivers in at £125m Manchester tower developer

Domis Construction walked away from scheme following doubts over funding
2 days ago

Costain A1 £260m dualling job finally gets go-ahead

Ministers sat on planning inspectors report for nearly three years
10 hours ago

Election delays decision on Lower Thames Crossing

Planning decision on £1.2bn Luton airport expansion also pushed back six months
10 hours ago

Caddick steps-in at former Lane End housing job

Contractor to restart phase of £262m scheme hit by administration
9 hours ago

Plans in for Leeds iconic Tetley building revamp

Former brewing giant's HQ to become indoor market and offices
10 hours ago

BAM wins first phase of North Devon hospital revamp

New staff accommodation to kick-off hospital redevelopment
10 hours ago

McAlpine pulls out of £55m Carlisle Citadels project

University of Cumbria starts hunt for replacement contractor
5 days ago

Strabag UK suffers further big trading loss

Austrian contractor is gearing up for major presence in the UK market
4 days ago

Durham Uni picks UPP for £130m student scheme

Firm will deliver 1,000 self-catered bed spaces
4 days ago

Architects now upbeat after 10-months of work gloom

Larger practices see rising workloads in next three months
4 days ago

Motorist dies after collision with road paver

Police Scotland investigating fatal crash
5 days ago

McLaren Living appoints HG Construction for £69m scheme

Build to Rent scheme will transform former vacant car park site in Leeds city centre
5 days ago

Squibb liquidator probes £2m of “missing” plant

Machinery, cars and scrap metal have disappeared at demolition specialist
5 days ago

Galliford Try to re-enter affordable homes market

Contractor sets out new five-year plan to build margin to 4%
5 days ago

Former Sellar chief to lead civils contractor Kilnbridge

Owen Dannatt joins as new CEO as founder Dermot McDermott becomes Chairman
5 days ago

Hunt starts for nuclear fusion plant construction partner

Fusion energy plant to be built at West Burton coal power station site.
5 days ago

National Grid raises £7bn for big infrastructure upgrade

Rights issue to fund a major round of capital investment in energy infrastructure
5 days ago

Grenfell police probe to last at least until end of 2025

19 companies and 58 individuals could eventually face charges
6 days ago

Mace confirmed on £100m London office retrofit

Work underway on Helical's 100 New Bridge Street job near Ludgate Circus
6 days ago

Wylfa chosen for next big nuclear power station build

Government names Anglesey site for a large-scale gigawatt nuclear power plant.
6 days ago

Bowmer & Kirkland trading profit halves

Contractor buys HVAC specialist Adcock despite challenging market
6 days ago

Piling specialist Van Elle plans further job cuts

Piling specialist plans further cost savings in face of lower demand
6 days ago

Civils contractor A Catlow files administration notice

High voltage cable specialist lodges court notice
6 days ago

Green light for ARC Oxford lab campus

Work to start later this year on £40m Ascent building job
6 days ago

Stonehenge tunnel hit by another legal delay

Court upholds latest appeal against £1.7bn scheme by campaigners
1 week ago

Plans go in for huge Olympic Park construction hub

Bow Goods Yard could deliver 3.5m tonnes of materials a year to sites across London
1 week ago

40% affordable homes target for Labour’s new towns

Labour pledges to select new town sites by end of first year
1 week ago

Plan for £100m Liverpool Baltic station

Construction work could begin next year
1 week ago

Contractor services