People on the move: Redrow Homes; Best Western; Galliford Try Partnerships North West

Paul Moore

Cheshire-based Redrow Homes has announced the appointment of a new managing director, Paul Moore.

With almost 25 years in the construction and housing industry, including roles as managing director of Kier Living Northern and, prior to that, group managing director at construction firm Southdale, Moore will oversee Redrow’s oldest housing division, responsible for building homes across the North West and North Wales.

Moore, who is based at Redrow North West offices at Daresbury Park, near Warrington, said: “Redrow has an enviable land bank, including several large-scale new homes developments with considerable units in the pipeline.

“My focus is on managing this strong position to bring these and other schemes through the planning process and to deliver more award-winning homes and create new communities for our customers.”

His arrival at Redrow has come at a successful time for the North West division, which has 15 live outlets and achieved 30% growth in the last financial year.

The Daresbury-based business is delivering 3,000 new homes across two innovative garden villages in Woodford and near Ledsham in Cheshire, which will create new communities with all the amenities of a new village.

In addition, significant schemes in Nantwich and Congleton are set to launch this financial year, and proposed developments in Daresbury and Chester are going through the planning process.

Warren Thompson, Redrow’s Northern regional chief executive, said: “I have known Paul for many years and am excited he has taken up this position.

“Our North West division has a stellar reputation for delivering high quality and innovative new homes, with the division being well positioned to deliver year on year growth due to its enviable land bank.

“Paul’s leadership and industry knowledge will ensure we are in the best possible position to continue to deliver market-leading schemes, such as our existing ones at Woodford, Hartford and Ledsham.”
Manchester Airport’s Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow Hotel has announced the appointment of Hayley Lane as its new general manager.

Lane joins the team following the departure of the previous incumbent of six years, John Scott, and brings with her over twelve years of experience in the hospitality sector.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow,” said Lane.

“The hotel has undergone a major investment, refurbishment and exciting transformation in the last few years, which has given it huge advantages in the local business travel and conference sectors.

“Our main focus is to maximise on the potential offered by the hotel’s improvements. The local hotel market is competitive and growing, and we certainly have some exciting challenges ahead. I am very much looking forward to meeting them head on.”


Martin Sharkey has been named head of construction at regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships North West following a successful year as senior build manager with the firm.

He brings more than 25 years’ experience in the housing sector to the position, which will see him join the senior management team, overseeing key decision making for construction in the region.

Prior to joining Galliford Try Partnerships in October, 2016, Sharkey worked with Bellway Homes for two years.

During his career, Sharkey has worked his way up through various companies and duties, from site manager to senior roles.

He said: “I’m pleased to be appointed head of construction with the North West division, a team which I’ve seen grow and expand alongside my own development.

“The North West construction market continues to flourish, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into assisting the company in new ventures and building on its success.”

Brendan Blythe, regional managing director at Galliford Try Partnerships North West, said: “During his time with the North West team, Martin has demonstrated his commitment to high levels of safety, quality, cost control, presentation and enthusiasm in his role of senior build manager.”

The North West division of Galliford Try’s regeneration arm, set up in 2015, continues to build upon a row of successful years, winning major contracts with councils and housing associations across the region.