David O Reilly Ainscough

Land director added to Ainscough team

Ainscough Strategic Land has appointed David O’Reilly from Story Homes as land director.

He will lead on Ainscough’s growth strategy, while assisting with existing projects to ensure they are delivered on programme and at maximum value. Aside from Story Homes, he has also worked at a senior level with housebuilder Redrow, overseeing projects from land identification right through to on site delivery.

O’Reilly’s appointment comes mid-way through what Ainscough is describing as its most successful year to date, and is part of a growth strategy to double the company’s current land portfolio by 2022, within authority areas where it already has an established presence, as well as into new local authorities throughout the UK.

Rachael Ainscough, managing director of Ainscough Strategic Land said: “We are delighted to welcome David to the team. His wealth of expertise will be instrumental in helping us achieve our growth ambitions. His appointment will help us to build on our excellent track record in providing consented and immediately-deliverable development land to the housebuilding industry.”

Recently, Ainscough won an appeal for a proposed 227-home development near Northwich, Cheshire. Sale of the land to Bellway is expected to conclude in the coming months, with the development likely to get under way before the end of 2019.

In a further addition to the team this month, Ainscough Strategic Land has appointed management accountant Kim Blinston. Kim joins the company from contractor Forrest, which recently went into administration, and previously worked within the accounting teams at Persimmon Homes and Langtree Group. Alongside group finance director Dave Watson, Blinston will be responsible for preparing the management accounts for Ainscough Strategic Land, as well as the other companies within the Ainscough Group.

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