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Nigel Yates announces his retirement from Liverpool housebuilder Prospect Homes.

Bowing out after five years in the role, Nigel Yates retires as managing director of Prospect Homes.

Since starting at Prospect Homes in 2018 Nigel, 60, has had many defining moments but perhaps the one he is most proud of is developing the senior team including head of construction Martin Caldwell, head of commercial Simon Johnson, head of land Andrew Denton, head of sales Samantha Palin and head of technical Gary Humphreys.

He said: “The senior leadership team have strengthened the business and it’s been so fulfilling watching them all evolve in their roles.

“As a team we have further enhanced our health and safety procedures on site, we achieved the ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications and we successfully applied to join the Homes England Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System meaning Prospect Homes can bid for Homes England sites.”

Nigel also says that the team has secured some top-drawer pieces of land, creating a secure pipeline for development including a site in Widnes that is earmarked for 100 homes.

Prospect’s current sites, Mitton Grange in Whalley and Bridgemere in Burscough are the first developments where the housebuilder’s new house styles are being built – something that was developed under Nigel. He was also behind the introduction of a new customer care charter for the housebuilder, putting a real focus on customer care. This was reflected in the hire of customer care manager Nia O’Sullivan.

Nigel says he’s also proud to have been at Prospect Homes when it received industry recognition via winning major awards including The Ridings winning Large Housing Development of the Year 2021 at the Insider NW Residential Property Awards and at the 2021 UK Property Awards, it was a winner in the Residential Development for Lancashire category. Prospect Homes also won an Inclusivity award and the housebuilder’s newest site, Bridgemere in Burscough, was shortlisted at the YM Liverpool Property and Business Awards.

“I feel I have left the business in a better place than when I started and I was also supported fantastically well by Riverside’s Cris McGuinness and the wider Riverside Group. I now hand the baton over to Michael who will continue the journey. I wish Michael and the team the best of luck for the future,” said Nigel.

Nigel came to Prospect Homes after almost 18 years at Lovell Partnerships where he started as commercial manager in 2001 and then became a regional managing director in 2007. Nigel started off as a trainee quantity surveyor for a private practice in Stafford, before moving over to working for Tarmac Construction Contract Housing in 1986.

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