Worcester based housebuilder, Lioncourt Homes, has been awarded the accolade of Housebuilder of the Year at the Annual Housebuilders Dinner in London.
Lioncourt who are building new homes at Saxon Meadows, Kempsey won this prestigious award at the annual gathering of housebuilders from throughout the industry on Thursday evening.
Lioncourt has grown to become a major housebuilder and is recognised as one of the fastest growing housebuilders in the UK. In addition, the Company was recently declared as the 25th fastest growing business in the country, across all sectors, by the Sunday Times.
It is an amazing success story for a Company that was only formed 10 years ago when Chief Executive Colin Cole decided to walk away from a senior role with Persimmon after its acquisition of another industry giant, Westbury Homes. Based in Worcester, they are now a major employer in the County and have further impressive plans for significant growth in the future.
Colin formed Lioncourt in 2006 alongside Neil Chandler, Finance Director, whose careers have been intertwined for over 33 years. The Company wasted no time in securing 7 new sites in the first 18 months of trading. The recession then hit but management adapted the business by adding a new strategic land division to offset the problematic housing market.
A careful course was chartered through the difficult recessionary times and Lioncourt emerged in terrific shape to take advantage of the new market conditions at the end of the recession. Since that time there has been no stopping the phenomenal growth of Lioncourt Homes.
Chief Executive, Colin, prefers to talk more about the Lioncourt team, saying 'The success at Lioncourt rests on the fantastic team of staff, contractors, suppliers and advisors who work tirelessly to make sure that Lioncourt is propelled forward in line with our growth plans, whilst focusing on our overall desire to build quality homes and deliver exceptional service to our customers.'
Today Lioncourt has become a very large developer and has over 40 sites throughout central England and are still on a fast track growth path that sees the Company expanding its workforce on a continual basis.
'We have so much to be proud of in the Lioncourt Group and whilst it is important to be successful it is far more important to be successful in the right way. I am particularly pleased that we are one of only 14 housebuilders in the UK to be holders of the prestigious 5 Star Quality Award which is based on direct customer feedback to independent industry body, the House Builders Federation. This typifies everything that is so good about the Company.'
Let boards having been popping up along the Hanbury Road just outside Droitwich as we succesfully let all 5 units prior to works being completed. Achieveing over £4500 per month and no void for our clients.
Praise also from the landlords about the service from the team.
Nicol & Co Estate Agents in Worcestershire have been selected by a leading national network which will help it to continue to develop its expertise in the booming land and new homes sector.
The Land and New Homes Network (LNHN) spans the UK and brings the most professional, forward thinking and trusted non competing estate agents together to offer developers, property investors and home buyers an unparalleled service based on knowledge, experience and integrity.
Nicol & Co are now in a very strong position to provide land and development consultancy to clients and a specialised new homes sales service.
Matt Nicol - MD said: “We were very pleased to be selected as the LNHN’s agent for Worcestershire.
“It means we can deliver even better results for our clients.
“Membership of the LNHN gives us access to national land and new homes experts who will be on hand to advise us when needed.
“The Government has made addressing the housing shortage a priority so with thousands of new homes needed we’ve been proactive to ensure our clients will benefit from the best advice and coverage available.
“The network’s national coverage means we have relationships with builders, developers, investors and estate agents from across the UK. This is good for anyone selling land or new homes with us, as it increases the amount of potential buyers enormously.
“And it means more choice and better quality for local people looking to buy a new home.”
Ian Stratford, Land and New Homes Network’s Managing Director, said: “We are really looking forward to working together with Matt & his team.
“They are exactly the type of agency we want as part of the network. They were selected for their professionalism, experience and their focus on delivering results for clients.”
If you own land or a property that you think might have development potential please call Matt on 01905 930391 for a confidential conversation.
Or if you are interested in buying a new home please contact 01905 799072 (Droitwich) or 01905 676000 (Worcester).