Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes Northampton is celebrating the recent appointment of new Managing Director Amer Alkhalil, who hopes to continue to build on the company’s previous successes.
Amer, who lives in Milton Keynes, had been working for Northampton-based Barratt Homes as Operations Director for the past two years and has now stepped up to his new role where he’ll oversee the day to day running of the division.
Amer is now an ambassador for the company, supporting the Divisional Directors to uphold the core principles of Barratt Homes as a responsible housebuilder.
The former site engineer joined Westbury Homes as a Site Manager and remained with the developer for 18 years, progressing within the company to Production Director. Amer subsequently went on to hold the post of Managing Director at two privately-owned regional developers.
Following a career in construction spanning over 30 years, Amer was attracted to Barratt Homes due to its vision to lead the future of the industry and its stance on putting customers at the heart of everything they do.
Amer said: “As the largest developer in the UK, Barratt appealed to me due to my background in and desire to return to volume housebuilding.
“I’m very excited to have started my new role as Managing Director, continuing our volume growth whilst maintaining our record of quality and high standards of customer service.”
The developer builds much-needed new homes across its operational areas of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.
In the last financial year, despite the impact of the pandemic, Barratt Homes Northampton completed 570 homes, contributing £102m to UK economic output. It also provided £16.8m of local contributions including S106 and equivalent commitments, and spent £19m on physical works benefitting local communities.
Barratt Homes not only leads the way in quality, but in safeguarding the environment, supporting public services, and building strong communities.
Over the past year, Amer has witnessed numerous changes within the industry due to the impacts of the pandemic.
He said: “Whilst the last year has presented new challenges for everyone, it’s been fantastic to see our workforce’s resilience and flexible response to the changing working environment, particularly the
implementation of our new safety procedures and distancing measures which ensure the safety of our staff, subcontractors and customers.
“Despite our office staff still working from home and the changes we’ve had to make to communicate virtually, we’re still managing to produce excellent work.
“Everyone’s teamwork, collective effort and shared values have been vital to the business being able to continue whilst keeping everyone safe.”
Another passion of Amer’s is developing young talent and encouraging a more diverse workforce. Over the last financial year, the developer trained 25 graduates, apprentices and trainees as well as supporting 1,590 jobs in the areas in which it operates. It also continues to welcome ex-armed forces personnel onto its Armed Forces Transition Programme.
He added: “Construction is a fantastic industry and we are keen to encourage more young men and women to choose this career option by promoting its variety of disciplines and breadth of opportunity.”
Barratt Homes Northampton’s developments are now open on an appointment only basis. To find out more about any of the housebuilder’s developments visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or call the sales line on 0333 355 8481.
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