JONATHAN Fair has returned to Stewart Milne Homes as MD in central Scotland.
The move follows James Crawford’s decision to retire after 24 years with the business.
Fair returns to Stewart Milne after three years as regional MD Scotland with McCarthy and Stone plc.
A former chief executive of Homes for Scotland, he has just completed a three-year period as a non-executive director of the trade body. He is also a member of the Industry Leadership Group within Construction Scotland.
Stewart Milne Homes Central is one of the three homes divisions of the housebuilder and timber systems manufacturer, Stewart Milne Group.
Gerry More, group MD for the homes divisions said, “We’re very pleased to welcome Jonathan back to Stewart Milne Homes. Having worked with Jonathan at Homes for Scotland, I know first-hand of his passion, commitment and expertise. His knowledge of the group and his wide-ranging experience of the sector will ensure that he hits the ground running and is able to steer the division through the challenging period we face as we emerge from lockdown.”
Stewart Milne Homes currently has 12 sites under development across the east and west of central Scotland.
Jonathan Fair commented, “It’s good to be returning to Stewart Milne Homes and I’m looking forward to working with the talented and professional teams who share my passion for delivering high quality new homes, using careful masterplanning and attractive landscaping and open spaces to create distinctive, new communities.
“Covid-19 has changed the way people live, but it has also changed what people want from their home. As a result, we’re expecting to see good levels of interest, particularly from people currently living in apartments who want to make the move to a well-designed home with a garden as soon as possible because they have found it very challenging during lockdown.”
Fair takes up his position with immediate effect and will be working with current MD James Crawford, who will retire in October.
Mr More added, “Everyone at the group is sad to see James leave and would like to pay tribute to his enthusiasm, professionalism and leadership which have successfully steered the division in central Scotland.”