February 2020

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February 2020

In this issue

The Year Ahead

The year 2020 has begun with a sense of clarity. But what are the industry's hopes and predictions for the next 12 months? Suzie Mayes finds out

The Interview - Marcus Hawley, Blackswan Properties

Marcus Hawley established Blackswan Properties in response to the "old boys' club of real estate". He talks to Suzie Mayes about changing the face of rental, restoring old properties and becoming a bigger player in Birmingham

Pride in sites

The UK's' best site managers were recently celebrated at NHBC's Pride in the Job 2019 Supreme Awards in London. Housebuilder reports on the winners and why they have joined the elite

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - The HBF's message to the industry

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that, as the trade body for the home building industry, HBF has a key role to play in keeping members informed of the latest developments on coronavirus

The Interview - Andrew Brooks, Bewley Homes

Andrew Brooks, the lively md of Hampshire-based Bewley Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about growing the small plc business, what quality means and learning from the "University of the breakfast table"

Keeping well

A year on from the launch of HBF's mental health campaign, Suzie Mayes looks at what housebuilders are doing to protect the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and subcontractors, in the office and on site

On the buses

Surely in these sustainable times, a bus route to serve a new scheme would seem essential. But, as Mark Smulian finds, this is not always a given