Springfield makes senior appointments to boost private housing division

Dave Main

SPRINGFIELD Properties has confirmed two senior appointments to its newly-created managing director positions in its private housing division.

Dave Main has been promoted from development manager to MD for the north of Scotland (private housing), while Peter Matthews, a former senior executive at Keepmoat Homes and Taylor Wimpey, has joined the housebuilder as MD for central Scotland (private housing).

Peter Matthews

Springfield said the new roles will support the execution of the firm’s growth strategy, which is focused on geographic expansion and developing its five Village sites.

Dave Main said, “Having been with the company since its very early days, I’ve seen just how much it has grown over the years, from the introduction of affordable housing to the creation of Springfield Choices and the expansion to central Scotland. The company has a tremendous ethos of employee development and excellence. Training is highly valued at Springfield and in a growing company there are always opportunities for progression if you deliver projects effectively. I am really excited to take on this role as we drive forward Springfield’s pipeline of private developments across the north of Scotland.”

Peter Matthews added, “Springfield is a business with a clear vision that over the last two decades has demonstrated its ability to sustain growth. Following its IPO, acquisition of Dawn Homes and now new management structure, this is an exciting time to have come on board. I’ve joined a skilled and able team that is focused on increasing sales by delivering what customers want. Springfield Villages, in particular, underpin long-term growth and enable us to design great places to live where a new community can thrive. I’m looking forward to playing my part in delivering this vision.”

Innes Smith, CEO of Springfield commented, “We are delighted to have appointed Dave and Peter to these newly created MD positions to support our fast-growing private housing division. The appointments highlight both the great pride we take in training and developing our highly skilled workforce and our ability to attract equally high-calibre individuals from outside Springfield. With our four managing directors now in place, each with a clear remit to grow their part of the Springfield business, and having further capitalised the company through listing on AIM last year, we have strengthened the foundations of the company and are in a better position than ever to ensure sustainable, long-term growth.”