Avant Homes promotes Scott Varley to area managing director for Scotland and the North East

Housebuilder Avant Homes has promoted Scott Varley to the newly created role of area managing director for Scotland and North East England.

Varley first joined Avant Homes in 2006 as regional land manager for the group’s Yorkshire business, before taking up the post of land director in 2010.

In 2014 he was promoted to managing director of Avant Homes North East, where the company said he has driven strong growth and performance for the last six years.

Varley said: “I am hugely excited to take up this new role working across Scotland and North East England. Both are excellent businesses with a passionate workforce and lots of potential for further growth.

“My focus will be to drive both businesses forward with an intelligent land strategy and the continuous improvement of our product, people and processes.”

Based in Stirling and Sunderland respectively, Avant Homes’ Scotland and North East operations employ 350 people combined and have 26 developments currently under construction, delivering approximately 1000 units a year.

The housebuilder also operates in Yorkshire and the Midlands.

Colin Lewis, chief executive of Avant Homes, said: “I am extremely proud of what Scott has achieved. He embodies all that is Avant Homes with a relentless pursuit for excellence and strong leadership skills that inspire and motivate our senior management team.

“Scott’s appointment to the newly created role of area managing director for Scotland and the North East is a strategic one as we look to build on our success in recent years and strive to achieve our ambitious growth objectives.

“Having those who exemplify our brand and vision in the driving seats of our regional businesses is critical to this growth and I am confident Scott will continue to flourish as he takes on this new challenge.”