Beal Homes Chief Executive Richard Beal has been named Property Personality of the Year at a prestigious awards event.
Richard received the accolade before an audience of industry peers at The Yorkshires Residential Real Estate Awards 2022.
The awards judges said: “For the business he has built and his work in the community, Richard is a worthy recipient of this award. Beal work hard to put their customers first and are genuinely committed to supporting both the communities they are building in and their region more widely.”
Accepting the award, Richard said it was “a tribute to all that has been achieved by everyone at Beal Homes”.
The Yorkshires Residential Real Estate Awards celebrate excellence across Yorkshire’s residential property sector. The awards are organised by the Yorkshire Children’s Charity and were held at New Dock Hall in Leeds.
Richard told guests at the event: “As a family business, we’re proud to have remained independent as we’ve grown over the years and to play our small part in the Yorkshire housebuilding industry, represented by many of you here tonight.
“Housebuilding is a cornerstone of the UK economy. It is an industry that creates great new places for people to live and provides much-needed new homes.
“I hope this new government fully understands just what our industry contributes to the economy and provides whatever support is required in the challenging months ahead.”
Beal Homes was founded in 1968 by Richard’s father John and late uncle Raymond and Richard joined the business straight from school in 1988. Richard worked in all aspects of the business before ultimately taking over the ownership and leadership of Beal Homes from his father in 2010.
Today, Beal Homes is a multi-award-winning housebuilder delivering high-quality developments in Hull, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Richard said: “The success of Beal Homes is based on the foundations which were laid by my father and uncle.
“My dad taught me everything about the basic principles of business, drummed into me since I was about six months old, and that has put us in good stead for the future, for which I will be forever grateful.”
Beal Homes will soon move into its own new home – a 20,000 sq ft head office which is a stone’s throw from its existing base in Hessle, East Yorkshire.
A quarter of the building will be dedicated to Beal’s unique Design Lounge – a space where buyers work with the housebuilder’s expert team of designers to completely customise their home to suit their lifestyle and tastes.
Richard said the new facility would be industry-leading in the service it will enable Beal Homes to provide to its customers and a platform to build on the successful Beal culture.
He added: “Not only will it be a building where our customers will design their new homes, it will also be a place for us to build on the great team of people we have and help further develop the Beal family culture.
“It will be somewhere we can invest in the people of tomorrow and provide excellent training for our growing team of apprentices.”
Richard also recognised the Yorkshire Children’s Charity, describing its work across the region as “life-changing”.
Launched in January 2022, the charity provides a range of support, advice and guidance to disadvantaged children and their families across Yorkshire. It also works closely with a network of schools and colleges, ensuring help and resource is directed to those who need it most.
“We’re all here to celebrate the Yorkshire residential property industry, but also to support the great work of this brilliant, new charity,” Richard said.
“The charity’s work is genuinely life-changing and simply would not be possible without events such as this and the support of the many people in this room
“All of us at Beal Homes are committed to supporting the Yorkshire Children’s Charity and playing our small part in their extraordinary work, so please support them in any way you can.”
Beal Homes was also shortlisted for Residential Developer of the Year at The Yorkshires Residential Real Estate Awards, a category won by Newett Homes.
- Read about the awards and all the winners here: https://yorkshirechildrenscharity.org/winners-revealed-for-the-yorkshires-residential-real-estate-awards/