As the homebuilding industry’s Oscar countdown begins, we say hello to the progressive companies sponsoring the industry’s biggest event.
As a leading provider of structural guarantees, Premier Guarantee offers a full range of products to support the development process. Established for over 20 years, the company has covered over £ 57 billion of properties in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
With headquarters in Wirral and central offices across the country, it has over 450 employees working to support clients’ construction projects and provide structural warranty and construction control solutions for residential and commercial constructions. Its national network of risk management experts is one of the largest in the country and provides on-site technical support and knowledge, while the Account Management team offers support for managing quotes, orders. and work in progress.
Premier Guarantee only uses A rated insurers for all policies and is accepted for guarantee purposes by most major lenders and mortgage lenders in the UK.
Alex Lyons, Premier Guarantee UK Sales Director, says: “Building is a complicated process. Going from the idea of development to this glorious moment of crossing the threshold of a completed project requires a lot of time, a great diversity of expertise and serious efforts.
“Anyone who works in the industry knows there will be tough times when things go wrong and all the planning in the world couldn’t have prevented. In those times when the pressure is on, that’s when you pull the team around you and lean on them for support and energy to move forward.
“Building a team of trust is rarely discussed, but knowing that people are endowed with the knowledge, skills and experience as well as enthusiasm for the job at hand is priceless. With our many years of experience, no one knows better than Premier Guarantee the complexity of this process, the challenges projects face and the issues within the industry at large.
Specialist lender Shawbrook Bank’s development finance team, which was launched five years ago, has lent more than £ 1 billion to property developers. The team supports established regional property developers with facilities ranging from £ 1million to £ 30million in residential and mixed-use projects and ranging from affordable homes to upscale luxury.
With a solid reputation as a flexible, responsive and knowledgeable lender that focuses on small developers, the team is gaining a record number of loyal customers. One of his main strengths is his in-depth understanding of how SME developers work, which allows him to work closely with clients at all stages of the project, from initial planning to delivery.
The Development Finance team is part of the entire Shawbrook Bank Group, a UK savings and loan bank founded in 2011, which provides personal and business savings services and loans to businesses and individuals. small and medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals. Shawbrook Bank has total loans of over £ 7.1bn and has raised more than £ 6.9bn in deposits with retail and business clients.
Terry Woodley, Managing Director of Development Finance at Shawbrook, said: “Reaching £ 1 billion in development loans is a significant milestone for our business. The fact that we achieved it in less than five years is a testament to the strength of our product, the expertise of our team, and our commitment to supporting developers across the industry during tough times.
“We have seen a strong demand for funding from large developers with large eco-development and regeneration projects, to small developers who need a specialist lender to understand how they work and can work with them all. by carrying out projects simultaneously.
“Our customers are increasingly pushing the boundaries to meet the UK’s development challenges. As we aim for the next billion pounds, our aim will be to promote innovation that will ultimately lead to more sustainable and affordable developments in the years to come. “
Nicholls & Clarke Group
The Nicholls & Clarke Group has been manufacturing and supplying the home construction industry with tile and bathroom products for over 145 years.
The Romford-based company began life as a builders merchant in 1875, when it was founded by Samuel Nicholls. Since then, it has significantly expanded its range, activities and scope and now supplies a wide variety of products ranging from porcelain, ceramic, mosaic, glass and quartz floor and floor tiles to adhesives, grouts, sealants, screeds, tiling tools, tile sub-heating and powder room tub. Other products include vinyl and tile flooring, toilets, sinks, pedestals, tubs, faucets, bathroom and wet room accessories, door handles and locks, and a selection of interior and exterior paints.
Richard Hill (photo), Managing Director of Nicholls & Clarke, says: “We are an innovative UK manufacturer who uses our experience in developing innovative and trendy solutions to help today’s home builders set themselves apart when of the sale of their properties.
“We are quite unusual in that we have UK factories and operate from 18 UK addresses which allows us to offer a high level of service backed by a considerable stock. It serves us well in the current climate, compared to many others sourcing from the Far East. Buying from UK has never looked so good, and we are well positioned to help home builders solve their current tile, bathroom and wet room supply issues.
“We are the leading suppliers to our industry and excel at creating value with solutions such as our Alfresco porcelain paving, which offers the home builder the opportunity to join the growing trend of expanding patio living space. , using the same range of porcelain floor tiles. used inside the property.
“The use of our 20mm exterior porcelain tiles is growing exponentially, accelerating further from blockages as consumers look to make better use of their outdoor space and create an outdoor living room. We even offer fire-resistant pedestal systems that allow our Alfresco porcelain tiles to be used outdoors on balconies and gardens on the roofs of high-rise buildings.
BPC Recruitment is a recruiting boutique specializing in the management and appointments of senior executives in the housing construction market.
Drawing on its knowledge and industry experience, the company identifies talented candidates and focuses primarily on mid-to-senior level appointments, including an executive search and selection service. Sectors in which he has expertise include land acquisition and planning, commerce and engineering, construction, sales, marketing and business support, and executive appointments.
A sister company of BPC Land and New Homes, BPC Recruitment is part of the BPC Group, which is in its 25th year of existence. Established in 1996 by Managing Director Steve Blight, the group started as a single company, but has since grown to five, with 40 employees and offices in Hertford and London.
Stewart Lange (photo), Associate Director of BPC Recruitment, says: “In the new world we live in today, we have seen many changes in the way we work. Some have found the benefits of working from home and others embraced the flexibility of hybrid work, while many have continued as they always have in an office.
“We learned to communicate in different ways, exploring new technologies and finding solutions to these obstacles that challenged us. So, with these adaptations, people’s expectations have also changed and the possibility of trying something new or learning a skill is widespread. We realize that location, commuting distance, and career progression are the primary goals on this next career leap. We want to be there to help.
“The housing construction industry remains vibrant and the need for talented professionals is increasing, which, of course, creates new headaches when it comes to recruiting. Don’t have time to shortlist candidates? Can’t find the right people who match your business and culture? BPC Recruitment wants to become your recruiting partner and free you from the stress of research. We will invest the time to learn more about your business, the different teams and what you are looking for in an individual.
New Homes Act
New Homes Law is an independent family business specializing in real estate law and property transfer.
Founded by Grant and Claire Noble in 2012, the company has grown from its original team of four to more than 40 people operating out of teams in Essex and Exeter. By leveraging their shared experience in business and law, Grant and Claire have built a successful business working alongside home builders, developers, housing associations, local authorities, mortgage brokers and lenders. .
Some of the top companies and organizations the NHL works with include Help to Buy London, Bellway Homes, Redrow, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon, Linden Homes, David Wilson Homes, Peabody, and Notting Hill Genesis.
New Homes Law is a licensed transfer agent for virtually all mortgage lenders in the UK.
And it is also one of the preferred transport agents recommended by developers and housing associations, who want to make sure their buyers receive excellent customer service and also prefer to use a transport agent who has extensive knowledge of the conditions. new construction transactions and understands how crucial it is to meet exchange deadlines.
The NHL team’s experience and knowledge of buying assistance and shared ownership processes and paperwork helps sales run smoothly. It also offers training workshops to help the sales teams of developers, agents and home builders feel more confident to educate and negotiate successfully with first-time buyers.
Above all, the NHL prides itself on its open and transparent approach to communication, which helps to quickly identify anything that could cause a problem or delay while providing advice on how to resolve the situation before it. it doesn’t become a problem.
It is this proactive and diligent approach that provides a seamless and anxiety-free experience.