Sunday, December 4, 2022

Swan Homes appoints new MD for Doncaster-based operation

Swan Homes has appointed Nathan Brough as Managing Director of its Doncaster-based house building operation.

Formerly Regional Director at Equans, Nathan joins the well-established Swan Homes team with immediate effect, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. This appointment heralds the start of an exciting phase of growth for the company.

Swan Homes is part of the third-generation family business, Vigo Group, which specialises in transforming spaces and the places they are set within, taking a whole value chain approach to sustainable development, from the recycling of construction waste into sustainable building materials, through to envisioning new futures for large scale previously developed sites.

Nadeem Shah started Swan Homes in 1985 as a niche housebuilder developing quality, craftsman-built family homes with original design features on small, boutique sites. Today the business retains its original values, adding sustainability, flexibility and the growth of communities at the heart of every development.

Nathan started in construction as a teenager, working weekends as a hod carrier for a local bricklayer, whilst studying for his construction qualifications. He joined Frank Haslam Milan (FHM), one of the industry’s longest-established firms, as a trainee site manager and a degree in Construction followed. He took on senior site managerial posts within Keepmoat Group, which became Equans in 2021, rising to his last post as Regional Director, where he was responsible for the delivery of housing projects.

Nathan said: “The role at Swan Homes excites me. It’s a company with humility, transparency and integrity in all its dealings. My background is in building teams and bringing the right partners together to get things done. I like to work with dedicated SME contractors who can thrive, grow and prosper from the relationship. I am focused on creating transformational change within the business and the places it works, and opportunities for team members to develop their careers.

“I share the passion and enthusiasm of the Board and the team to work flexibly and dynamically in collaboration with our partners and other key stakeholders to create more homes and improve places to have a positive impact on local communities.”

Group Director Tariq Shah said: “We believe we have created a unique housebuilding business in Swan Homes. We have been looking for some time for an exceptional professional with construction and leadership experience to complement our existing team; someone who shares our vision for good quality enduring businesses with a social conscience that can thrive and grow. Nathan has the qualities we seek combined with an excellent technical background and a wealth of knowledge and contacts gained from a leadership role in a large business.

“He comes highly recommended by industry contacts; he understands how to treat partners and build teams, believing strongly, as I do, in supporting everyone in the business, giving each individual the opportunity to influence our direction and grow personally.”

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