Former Crest Nicholson chief executive Patrick Bergin is joining Ilke Homes following three years of rapid growth that has swelled its order book to over £200m.
Bergin, who joins with 15 years’ of experience in house building, rose through the ranks at Crest Nicholson where he held several senior roles, including as the company’s chief operating officer from 2016 to 2018.
In his role as chief financial officer at Crest Nicholson between 2011 and 2016, Bergin was instrumental in delivering a successful initial public offering in 2013. Bergin successfully grew revenue by 90% in the three years that followed the company’s stock market launch.
Ilke has brought Bergin in to contribute to the strategic management of the business as it enters this period of rapid growth to ensure that management processes and controls are appropriate for the enlarged operation.
Last year, ilke Homes launched a ‘turnkey’ offering, whereby customers can purchase complete energy-efficient developments that have been sourced and delivered by the firm.
Since its launch into becoming a fully-integrated housing developer, the modular housing pioneer has entered into 12 ‘package’ deals with customers, building a development-led pipeline of 2,500 homes.
This is in addition to the overall business pipeline which includes the company’s ‘homes only’ offering.
The news follows the recent announcement that ilke Homes has appointed property veteran Stephen Stone as a board member.
Bergin and Stone have years of experience working together at Crest Nicholson, where Stone was also formerly CEO and later chairman.