Hayfield announces two Director-level promotions

Solihull-headquartered Hayfield has promoted Andy Morris to Operations Director and Dan Hurst to Chief Finance Officer. The promotions have been made as the three-year-old housebuilding business gears up for a period of rapid expansion, in order to build 200 luxury homes over the next 12 months.


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Andy Morris has worked alongside Hayfield’s Managing Director Mark Booth since 2006, when he joined Banner Homes Midlands Division. He was promoted to Contracts Manager at Banner in 2011 and since the takeover by CALA Homes three years later, he has worked as Associate Construction Director at Rectory Homes Ltd and as a Senior Construction Manager at Berkeley Group. Morris joined Hayfield in 2018 from Linden Homes Thames Valley where he was the Construction Director.


CIMA Qualified Dan Hurst joined Hayfield 16 months ago. His previous role was as the Finance Manager of Morris Homes. Up until 2008, Hurst was an Academy Player with Leicester Tigers.


Mark Booth, Managing Director of Hayfield said: “As we build up our landbank and embark on a number of new developments, the time was right to acknowledge the huge input from two of our management team by promoting them to Directors.


“I have worked with Andy Morris for over a decade. He is very organised, thorough, driven and has a huge amount of industry experience to bring to the table. Andy has been instrumental in working through the complexities of our development at the former Stanton Harcourt WWII Airfield in Oxfordshire, which we will launch to the market in September.


“Since Dan Hurst joined us in March 2018, he has demonstrated an amazing work rate and in-depth understanding of how Hayfield operates. He has the foresight to assess the needs and performance of the business as we gear up for a period of rapid growth. I am proud of the fact that at 30 years old, he is a young CFO who is fully capable of the challenge this senior role demands. By developing young talent and promoting from within, we are proactively developing the next cohort.”


Hayfield has constructed well over 100 homes since launching its first development in Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon in October 2017, which is fully sold. There is only one home out of 43 remaining for sale at Hayfield Views in the Oxfordshire village of Great Bourton, which has won multiple national awards.


The flagship Hayfields site in Southmoor, Oxfordshire, which launched in June 2018 comprises 50 open market homes and 24 homes for SOHA Housing. Hayfield Meadow in Hallow, Worcestershire launched in July 2018, comprising 39 open market houses and 26 for Fortis Living. In March this year, Hayfield Grange in the Warwickshire village of Southam launched, comprising 33 open market homes and 18 for housing group Orbit.


Hayfield is making preparations for the launch of Hayfield Green in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, which will bring new life to a former disused RAF WWII airfield that is steeped in rich history. 66 homes will be developed at the 21-acre site, which will incorporate a mix of new build and refurbished properties. 26 of the homes are being delivered for Cottsway Housing.


Hayfield has won a coveted Pride in the Job NHBC Award for its Great Bourton scheme two years running. Hayfield Chase in Tiddington has also won a Pride in the Job Award. It was recognised as one of the Best Small Housebuilders in the 2018 WhatHouse? Awards and has recently scooped the prize for Best Family Home under £750,000 at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2019 for the Bourton home at Hayfield Views in Great Bourton.


Mark Booth said: “We are now gearing up for a period of rapid expansion, not just in the counties that we are currently operating in – Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire. We will be bringing a number of new sites to the market in Bedfordshire, which offers all the attributes we look for when acquiring land. Over the next 12 months we anticipate delivering around 200 luxury homes.”


For more information on Hayfield’s development portfolio, visit: https://www.hayfieldhomes.co.uk/developments#current-developments

Lottie Crossley