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Ilke Homes names new chief financial officer

Ilke Homes has appointed Patrick Bergin (pictured above) as chief financial officer.

Patrick, who has 15 years of experience working in the housebuilding industry, joins the company from Crest Nicholson, where he held numerous senior roles, including chief operating officer from 2016 to 2018 and CEO from 2018 to 2019.

In his new role, he will contribute to the strategic management of the business and ensure that management processes and controls are appropriate for the enlarged operation.

The appointment follows the launch of its ‘turnkey’ offering, whereby customers can purchase complete energy efficient developments that have been sourced and delivered by the company. 

By taking charge of the whole development process, the service — whereby the company acquires land, gains planning permission, manufactures the homes and develops the site — aims to reduce emissions produced by the UK’s housing stock.

Since it was introduced last year, Ilke Homes has entered into partnerships with a mix of investors, including Man Group, Guinness Partnership, and Vistry Group, building a development-led pipeline of 2,500 homes.

This adds to its overall business pipeline, which includes the company’s ‘homes-only’ offering.

“To successfully transition to a net-zero economy by 2050, there requires a significant step change in the way the UK builds homes,” said Patrick.

“Regulatory pressures, challenges to traditional models of delivery, and the urgent need to decarbonise housing mean that there has never been a more crucial time for UK housebuilding to innovate and adopt more modern methods of construction.

“Following several years of intense research and development, I believe Ilke Homes’ low carbon, energy efficient solution to housing makes the company a firm market leader.” 

He expects the business’s strong growth trajectory to be maintained in the years to come as “more investors look to go green quickly”.

Dave Sheridan, executive chairman at Ilke Homes, added: “Following a comprehensive recruitment process, we’re delighted to welcome Patrick who brings with him years of invaluable experience to the team. 

“Ilke Homes will benefit from his industry and commercial experience, which will help us to continue to grow as a fully integrated housing developer.”

The news also follows the recent appointment of Stephen Stone as a board member, with whom Patrick worked before at Crest Nicholson.

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