Bloor Homes Midlands appoints new managing director

A new managing director has taken charge at the Midlands division of Bloor Homes.

01/03/2017 - Careers

Paul Degg has been appointed to the top job at the company’s regional office in Tamworth, with responsibility for sites across the Midlands.

And the 53-year-old father of one has outlined ambitious plans to nearly double the size of the business in his region.

Paul has joined the company from Keepmoat Midlands, where he spent the past six years as regional managing director.

Prior to that he worked for the Taylor Wimpey Group, where during 27 years with the company he rose through the ranks to the position of commercial director and then regional MD.

Paul, who lives near Stafford, and counts coaching junior rugby and riding motorcycles among his hobbies, has also served a two-year stint as a non-executive director for Mid Wales Housing Association.

Commenting on his new role, Paul said: “I am delighted to be joining Bloor Homes, a company which is renowned for building high quality homes in desirable locations.

“My main priority is to grow the region and significantly increase the number of new homes we deliver each year. There is huge potential for growth within the company, which is a very stable and well-run business.

“Being a privately-owned company, the chain of command to the top is very short, which is great from an MD’s perspective as it allows for quick and timely decision-making.

“I have worked across the full spectrum of the housing market in the Midlands, from urban regeneration projects to £1.5 million plus homes, and am looking forward to using that breadth of experience to drive the business forward.”

As someone who has worked in housebuilding for more than three decades, Paul is optimistic about the state of the housing market, despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

He added: “We are selling houses at a reasonable rate and there is still a need for quality housing so the market is looking quite strong.”

And he believes that apprenticeship schemes such as the expanding programme run by Bloor, is vital for the future of the industry.

He said: “I joined the construction industry at 16 directly from school and I think it’s vital that businesses such as Bloor provide similar opportunities for young people to build successful careers in the industry today.”