Housebuilder hands industry stalwart Lincolnshire brief

Matt Barker

Keepmoat Homes has appointed a new land and partnerships director to preside over its operations in the East Midlands and parts of Yorkshire.

Matt Barker, who brings some 24 years’ industry experience to Keepmoat, has been handed the specific task of extending the company’s footprint in Lincolnshire, covering towns including Grimsby, Stamford and Grantham.

He joins Keepmoat from Persimmon Homes, where he was land and planning director, and has also worked for Linden and Redrow.

Barker said: “The East of the country, most specifically Lincolnshire and the East Riding, are areas of great potential for housebuilding, with some booming industries adding to the appeal, such as large-scale agriculture, engineering, and manufacturing.

“The region is also fantastically placed with towns such as York, Grantham, Newark and Retford having convenient rail and motorway connections, and there are some exciting developments proposed in North and North East Lincolnshire, which is also driving housing growth in the area.

“I am keen to continue Keepmoat’s previous success of providing regenerated sites and thriving communities through our relationships with landowners, local authorities, land agents, and partners such as Homes England.

“Key to my role will be identifying and securing opportunities in the eastern corridor to push Keepmoat’s operational boundaries into Lincolnshire and strengthen its presence in East Yorkshire.”