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Knaresborough’s ilke Homes makes key hires for new national land team

Modular homes specialist ilke Homes, which recently announced a £100m joint venture with Places for People, has made two key new appointments to its national land development team as it continues rapid growth to meet escalating demand.

Tom Heathcote and Tristin Willis join Knaresborough-based ilke’s group managing director Ben Miller who heads up the land team offering high-quality housing end-to-end – from land purchase through to planning and delivery. All three have made the move from Crest Nicholson, where they worked together on the same team.

Tom, ilke’s new group land and planning director, and Tristin, group operations director, are both seasoned professionals in the construction industry.

Tom has over 15 years’ experience in the housebuilding industry delivering numerous large-scale residential and mixed-use developments for major housebuilders across the Midlands, South West, and Northern Home Counties.

Tristin was most recently production director at Crest Nicholson Midlands, where he headed up the technical, build and commercial teams. He has more than 20 years’ experience in construction, having started out in civil and structural engineering. With a passion for design and quality, he made the move into housebuilding in 2007 where he has gone on to hold a series of senior roles.

Ben Miller said: “We are delighted to welcome Tom and Tristin on board at this exciting stage in ilke Homes’ growth. The company is poised to dramatically scale up its offer and I know from first-hand experience that they bring a wealth of knowledge, contacts, and skills to our great team at ilke, as we find and develop the perfect places for our houses. They are both expert construction professionals with the vision and project management skills that will enable ilke to continue to thrive in the market.”


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