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Markham Vale partner rebrands


Henry Boot Developments Ltd, Derbyshire County Council’s private sector partner at Markham Vale, has a new brand.

The company has overhauled its identity and will now be called HBD. This marks the first time it has done so in its 40-year history, after the firm boosted its pipeline from £1bn to £1.6bn in 2019. Whilst the company have a new brand and logo they still have the same driving ambition to create places with purpose. HBD will still remain an important part of parent company Henry Boot.

Managing Director of HBD, Ed Hutchinson, said: “I’m really excited about where we could get to. We’ve got some major schemes on the books now.”

“We are not distancing ourselves from Henry Boot,” Mr Hutchinson added.

“The rebrand is in order to reposition ourselves and make us look more current. Our people are first class. We will always be modest as a company, but perhaps we are guilty of being too understated.”

Following on from the rebrand, HBD has announced a number of senior promotions across its business which forms part of a wider strategy to deliver ambitious growth targets and continue to attract top talent.

Adam Brady, Vivienne Clements and Hamer Boot all become Executive Directors, focusing on city centre regeneration projects, partnerships and strategic employment sites, and investment & funding respectively. Their new roles will see them working across HBD’s seven offices.

Directors Julian Painter, John Cullen and Adrian Schofield all become Senior Directors, while Anthony Clitheroe and Harry Bunbury have been promoted to Director. Tom Wheldon becomes Director and Head of Yorkshire and North East, Justin Sheldon to Director and Head of Midlands, Dean Thompson to Director and Head of North West, and Matt Belshaw becomes Director and Head of Scotland. Nigel Munro becomes Project Director.

Along with individual promotions, the developer has created a new Executive Board that will comprise Ed Hutchinson, plus Executive Directors Hamer Boot, Adam Brady, Vivienne Clements, and Commercial Finance Manager, Wayne Wearing.

Ed Hutchinson, Managing Director of HBD, said: “We have announced a series of senior promotions across the UK, which is reflective of the talent and expertise within our business. Our new management structure allows us to continue attracting top talent, while maximising expertise throughout the regions as we deliver an ambitious growth strategy.”

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Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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