Julian Kirk has joined Galliford Try Partnerships in a newly created role as commercial director for the North West.
Kirk spent 11 years with Countryside as divisional commercial director, and has previously worked for Lovell Partnerships and Crest Nicholson.
In his role at Galliford Try, he will oversee a team of 12 staff, based from the company’s Manchester office.
The company has a number of major housing schemes either under way or in the planning process across the North West, including 600 homes in Partington; 330 houses and a retirement scheme in Sandymoor, Runcorn; and 39 homes in Smallbridge.
Kirk said: “It’s an exciting time to join Galliford Try Partnerships, taking on a new role in an expanding region. A lot attracted me to the business, particularly that it prides itself on being a supportive employer which empowers its workforce.
“I look forward to playing my part in helping Galliford Try Partnerships go from strength to strength.”