Caddick Developments restructures management team

Caddick Developments has announced the appointment of a new managing director, following the restructure of its senior team.

The company, which has one of the largest property development pipelines in the North, has made changes to its management team as it looks to expand and grow across its sectors.

Myles Hartley is heading up the Wetherby-based company, taking over from John Bywater.

John, who has held the position for eight years, has decided to step down to focus more on his roles with Low Carbon Workspace, Realis, Canal & River Trust, Opera North and Bid4Leeds. He will continue to be involved through a non-executive role.

Myles, who has been a director with Caddick since 1997, will oversee continued expansion of the company’s development programme including Cross Point Wakefield industrial scheme, residential projects in Manchester and York, plus Leeds city centre sites Quarry Hill and the recently acquired City One site.

Peter Hirst is also stepping down as group finance director but will retain his director position with Caddick Construction and Leeds CF&A, the Group’s Headingley Stadium and rugby interests.

Paul Bullers has been appointed his successor, having worked with Peter for almost 20 years.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Paul joined Caddick’s accounting team in 1996. His role involves dealing with all aspects of the day-to-day accounting and taxation matters, as well as overseeing the Finance department.

Paul Caddick, chairman of Caddick Group, said: “We are seeing renewed confidence in the property sector and we have ambitions growth plans which will see Caddick expand across the sectors where we are currently operating.

“The restructuring of our existing team will reward long serving members of staff, who have taken on much more responsibility, while we look to take advantage of this market upturn.

“There are a number of exciting projects in the pipeline so it’s an encouraging time for Caddick as we look to maintain our position as the largest developer in Yorkshire and the North West.”

Caddick Developments has also recently welcomed three new members of staff to its team.

Simon Gardner has been appointed development project manager and will be responsible for company’s projects and will liaise with Caddick Group’s internal project team.

Helen Gardner, who has a wealth of experience in legal and property management, is overseeing Caddick’s property portfolio while Mikiela Hancock has been employed to assist the admin team and is being trained in general office administration as well as property management.

Caddick Group employs more than 330 staff across its offices and project sites. The Development pipeline has a collective end value of more than £1billion. 

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