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Keeping good mental health and wellbeing

April 2, 2020 Feature

A year on from the launch of HBF’s mental health campaign, Suzie Mayes looks at what housebuilders are doing to encourage good mental health and wellbeing

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The Interview - Andrew Brooks, Bewley Homes

April 2, 2020 Feature

Andrew Brooks is the lively md of Bewley Homes, a design-led Hampshire housebuilder that his father established in 1991. He talks to Suzie Mayes

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Moribund second hand market needs help before Help to Buy ends

March 4, 2020 Feature

The moribund second hand market will become increasingly important to housebuilders and government as Help to Buy is tapered away. HBF policy director David ...

Stuart Gibbons

The Interview - Stuart Gibbons, Lovell London and Southern

March 4, 2020 Feature

Stuart Gibbons is md of Lovell London and Southern, with a long history at Galliford Try. He talks to Suzie Mayes about coming to a business he knows

Are Gen Z’ers the perfect apprentices?

Feb. 6, 2020 Feature

The new cohort of young people that forms the potential skill pool for the industry are known as Generation Z – these tech-savvy multi-taskers are ideal appr...

Marcus Hawley, Blackswan

The Interview – Marcus Hawley, Blackswan Property

Feb. 5, 2020 Feature

Suzie Mayes talks to Marcus Hawley, the ambitious director of Blackswan Property, a Birmingham mixed-use developer

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2020 Visions

Feb. 5, 2020 Feature

Suzie Mayes gauges the industry’s hopes and predictions for 2020. What hurdles and opportunities lie ahead for housebuilding?

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Changing attitudes and actions on environmental issues

Feb. 5, 2020 Feature

David O’Leary, policy director at HBF, looks at research undertaken ahead of last month’s Environment Summit on changing customer attitudes


The Interview - Innes Smith, Springfield Properties

Dec. 10, 2019 Feature

Innes Smith is ceo of Springfield Properties – a boss who takes evident pride in the Scottish housebuilder’s product. He talks to Suzie Mayes

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Delivering development in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Dec. 10, 2019 Feature

Mark Smulian looks at the arguments surrounding the possible establishment of a development corporation in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc