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Beal appoints next generation of leaders as Associate Directors

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We're pleased to announce the appointment of our first Associate Directors, demonstrating our commitment to develop and promote our in-house talent.

Award-winning housebuilder Beal Homes has appointed its next generation of leaders to new roles as Associate Directors.

The promotions demonstrate the family-owned company’s commitment to develop and promote its in-house talent and put in place long-term succession planning.

Chairman and Managing Director Richard Beal made the appointments following the successful completion of the first Beal Academy, an intensive, 18-month development programme for 12 of the company’s rising stars.

He said: “Our sustained growth over many years has been driven by the excellent performance of the great people in the business and this is further evidence of our commitment to recognise and reward them.

“We established the Beal Academy to accelerate the development of some of our most talented people, as part of our long-term succession planning, and the programme has delivered on that objective.”

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Above: Beal Homes Chairman and Managing Director Richard Beal, left, with the company’s newly-appointed Associate Directors, from left, Guy Jewitt, Chris Murphy and Jason Williams. Inset: David Bennett has also been promoted to Technical Manager.

The Beal executives appointed to the East Yorkshire-based company’s first Associate Director positions have a total of 30 years’ service with Beal. They are:

  • Guy Jewitt, promoted to Associate Technical Director, from Technical Manager.
  • Chris Murphy, appointed Associate Land Director, from Land Manager.
  • Jason Williams, moving up to Associate Finance Director, from Group Accountant.

In addition, Quantity Surveyor David Bennett has been promoted to Technical Manager, taking over Guy’s responsibilities.

All four took part in the Beal Academy, together with other colleagues from departments across the business. The programme involved one or two days a month away from the business on leadership and management training, followed by participants working in teams on key projects relevant to their disciplines.

Jason, who has been with the business for eight years, with seven years as an auditor working with Beal prior to joining the staff, said: “We’re all really pleased with this recognition of our progression, especially as all of us have come through the ranks together.

“It’s great personally to get a promotion and it makes it even better to see work colleagues you respect, and work well with, also moving up. It’s all part of the culture Richard wants to develop.”

Chris, who has been with Beal for 11 years, said: “It’s good for everyone at Beal that the company is committed to promoting from within and helping members of staff to progress through training and development.

“It’s great for people like us and also shows younger people in the company that there is a clear progression route in the business.”

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Guy, who has also worked for Beal for 11 years, added: “This really shows Richard’s commitment and the Board’s to developing staff and their careers. All of us started in junior roles and have been promoted through the ranks.

“The company has a very low staff turnover and the strong commitment to staff development is one of the reasons for that.”

David, who has been with Beal for seven years, said: “It’s great the company is putting faith in us and rewarding our hard work and achievements.

“I think we have earned the trust of Richard and the Directors and we feel they believe in us and feel now is the right time for us to step up and take greater responsibility.”

Richard Beal added: “These appointments will strengthen the capability within the business now and ensure we are fully prepared for the future.

“The Associated Directors will assume greater responsibility, including attending Board meetings and developing and presenting key strategic reports, to prepare them for the next level. The development and experience they will gain will mean we have a robust Board level succession plan in place.”

Fast-growing Beal – Yorkshire’s housebuilder of the year – employs 200 staff, including 150 skilled craftsmen. The company has been building high-quality homes in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for almost 50 years and is renowned for its passion for quality and customer service.

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