On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

James Poyner

Regional housebuilder Harron Homes has appointed James Poynor to the role of group managing director following the retirement of Ian Pendlebury after a decade with the business.

The company has two regional offices located in Leeds and Barlborough and operates across the wider Yorkshire area and into Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Latterly managing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, Poyner boasts a 20-year career working in the property sector in senior leadership roles.

Poyner, who lives in Lincoln said: “I was already familiar with Harron Homes and impressed by the beautiful designs and handpicked locations. Having now spent time getting to know the people behind the scenes I’m inspired by the commitment and desire to succeed.

“This is a great opportunity for me to influence the business and play a more strategic role in how Harron evolves at what is a key moment in our sector. Challenges in the market are really putting housebuilders to the test and now is the time to unlock the potential of the business by putting the customer centre stage.”


Laurie Pollard, Sean Hutchinson, Ian Poole, Chetan Thakar

Rutland-based fire safety firm Firechief® Global has revealed a new senior leadership team.

Headed up by the managing director, Laurie Pollard, the team also consists of Ian Poole – sales and marketing director, Sean Hutchinson – operations director and Chetan Thakar – finance director.

Pollard said: “Implementing this new leadership structure enables us to accelerate our growth and increase our speed and ability to innovate, strengthening our position as the UK’s fastest growing fire safety brand.”

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