Taylor Wimpey East Midlands appoint Dominic Harman as new managing director

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HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey East Midlands has appointed a new man to its head up the company as its former managing director prepares for retirement.

Dominic Harman takes over the managing director’s role from previous incumbent Steve Farmer, who has moved to the part-time position of special projects director before he retires in December.

Dominic (52), a chartered builder, was born and raised in Derbyshire and has worked in construction for his entire professional life, having left school at 16 to become an apprentice carpenter and joiner.

After rising through the ranks of the industry, he has enjoyed successful spells in senior positions for Beazer Homes, David Wilson Homes, and joins Taylor Wimpey after 11 years as managing director for Persimmon Homes West Midlands.

Following his appointment to his latest role at Taylor Wimpey East Midlands’ headquarters near Fosse Park, Leicester, Dominic, paid tribute to the work of his predecessor who has given 44 years loyal and unbroken service to the company.

“Steve has managed this business through the most difficult downturns that the industry has ever faced – and he has managed it extremely well, leaving the company on an extremely sound footing,” he said.

“To have been able to purchase more than 1,000 plots in the past twelve months – in spite of the current economic climate – is a fantastic achievement, and it’s a tremendous springboard from which I can go forward.

“For me, this was an opportunity to take over a very well established regional business which covers a much wider geographic area.”

“My aim is to ensure we become even more firmly established in the areas Taylor Wimpey East Midlands has spread to in recent years – and continue to concentrate on what we are good at, which is looking after our customers and building an extremely good product.

“We are proud of what we build and we are lucky enough to be in a business where we are always providing a benefit to the community, whether it’s an ideal home for an individual, much-needed housing for a local area, or new public facilities for an entire community.

“I have always been in the housebuilding industry and I’m passionate about what we do. A new home is the biggest single thing a person will purchase during their lifetime, and owning a property is something everyone aspires to. It’s my role to ensure that we are fulfilling these aspirations, as well as meeting and exceeding our customers’ ever-rising expectations when they choose to invest in a Taylor Wimpey home.”

Taylor Wimpey East Midlands offers a wide range of high-quality homes for sale at developments across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Peterborough. Further information is available by calling 0116 281 6470, or by visiting www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.