Avant Homes has promoted group developments director, Chris Coley, to the role of managing director for its Yorkshire operation.
Chris has been with Avant Homes for 14 years, originally joining as a graduate surveyor in the Yorkshire business before progressing to commercial director in 2012, operations director in 2018 and group developments director later that year.
Based in Wakefield, Avant Homes Yorkshire employs 170 people delivering approximately 500 new homes a year. There are currently 14 developments under construction in its portfolio stretching from Knaresborough in North Yorkshire down to Rotherham in the south of the region.
Commenting on his appointment, Chris said: “I feel very proud to have worked at Avant for the last 14 years and to play a part in its success and transformation in recent years. Avant Homes is highly regarded in Yorkshire and it will be my aim to further build on the excellent standards we are renowned for and continue to deliver an outstanding design-led product to our customers.
“Our commitment to exceptional design combined with our powerful brand and intelligent land buying strategy puts us in a great position and I am hugely excited to lead the Yorkshire business and achieve our growth ambitions.”
Avant Homes is privately-owned and, in addition to Yorkshire, also operates in Scotland, north east England and the Midlands. Avant Homes’ head office is at Junction 30 of the M1, near Sheffield. The company’s next strategic growth objective is to double output to 4,000 homes a year and become a £1bn turnover business by 2023.
Avant Homes chief executive, Colin Lewis, added: “Chris has been with the business since he was a trainee and has proven himself to be a leader with an excellent commercial mind. He is ideally suited for his new position and I have every confidence he will play a significant role in ensuring Avant Homes Yorkshire’s continued growth and success.”