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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Coming back to old challenges

Coronavirus has disrupted everything that came before. But with some level of normality slowly returning, Suzie Mayes gets back to some ongoing issues

Fantastic 40

NHBC is marking 40 years of its Pride in the Job Awards, honouring the vital work of site managers in ensuring quality homes. Housebuilder looks back at the history of the competition and how NHBC is celebrating the milestone during a challenging year

The Interview - Amanda Williams, Aster Group

Amanda Williams is the upbeat group development director of housing association Aster Group. She speaks to Suzie Mayes about why the pandemic means plenty of opportunities for the company, the crucial role of shared ownership and Aster's resilience

Time for an update

A virtual Home Builders Visitor Card is now available for non-construction employees who visit sites. Housebuilder reports