FEBRUARY 2021

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In this issue

The Interview – Keith Carnegie, Vistry Housebuilding

Keith Carnegie became ceo of the new Vistry Housebuilding division last summer. He speaks to Suzie Mayes about different company cultures, what he has learned from the pandemic and why a bit of understanding goes a long way

Looking back on a tough year

NHBC commercial director David Campbell reflects on an extraordinary year – his first at the organisation – and what 2021 may have in store

Finance and mortgage market

With the pandemic continuing and certain initiatives changing, Steve Menary reports on the development finance and mortgage markets

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SWOT reveals soaring demand amid other concerns

Housebuilder’s annual SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats the industry currently faces. After 2020’s Covid fears, Ben Roskrow finds a return to some level of normality, but with huge demand complicated by material shortages and planning woes. And the pandemic has left its mark

The Interview – Mark Edworthy, Peter Andrew, David Jervis, Burrington Estates

Burrington Estates is a South West-based SME with big growth ambitions. Suzie Mayes talks to three members of the team about expanding, taking on the challenges of being a smaller builder and the plan to become the “Tesla” of housebuilding

Hub of training activity

In May, NHBC launched its first Training Hub in Tamworth. Housebuilder finds out about the successes and lessons learned so far in the mission to raise quality in the industry