Iain joined Careys New Homes in 2017 following a 21-year career spent at luxury homes specialist Banner Homes, latterly acquired by Cala Homes. He is a lifelong construction professional having spent a further 12 years in the industry prior to joining Banner.
As Construction Director, Iain oversees all elements of our home building including health and safety, quality, programme management, planning and budget control.
We’re a really close-knit team at Careys New Homes. There is a good, diverse range of skills in the team, which often leads to some great discussions and debates and this is actively encouraged to drive improvements across the business.
I encourage all of my team to be open and honest and most importantly to remain focused on the needs of our customers. If we’re honest with each other and honest with them, then everyone should get the result they’re after.
Generally speaking, our customers are looking for good quality homes and we take real pride in building them and watching our customers take ownership of them. For us, a huge part of this is being open and transparent about how we’re building the home and making sure they understand exactly what they’re buying. It means selecting good quality materials and employing skilled tradespeople to make sure that our homes are homes to be proud of.
The construction industry is facing some real challenges from a skills shortage – the government is really ramping up the rhetoric around the number of homes being built, but I’m not sure they realise how many more tradespeople are going to be required. We understand the value of our team though and we’re really investing a lot in their development, as well as the development of our apprenticeship programme.