Director among four appointments to the technical team at Anwyl Homes

NEW Technical Director Chris Brady will lead a new technical department in the Cheshire and North Wales region of Anwyl Homes, which has been strengthened by the appointment of four experienced staff.

Based at Anwyl’s Flintshire headquarters in St David’s Park, Ewloe, the other new hires – engineering manager Lorna Carlisle, senior development engineer Ryan Dodd and development engineer Simon Maxwell – will come to reinforce the existing technical team.

Having worked for various engineering consultants for nearly 30 years, including Atkins, WSP and most recently CampbellReith Consulting Engineers for 14 years, Chris brings a wealth of design and consultancy experience to the team.

Chris, from Chester, has a degree in Civil Engineering and is also a Chartered Civil Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has worked extensively in development planning for both public and private sector clients during his career and transitioned from a consulting role to working for a developer in 2021. He said, “I’ve always had the passion to work for a developer. As a consultant, one is often involved in a small piece of a project, but the developer role allows ownership of the project from start to finish. I love being able to manage and deliver projects to completion and being part of a process that makes a real difference in the lives of our clients.

Chris already relishes the challenges of delivering large-scale housing developments and is also keen to nurture the careers of his team members. He added: “I enjoy coaching and supporting a team, seeing people develop and expand their abilities and experience.”

Lorna Carlisle, from Mold, started her career 20 years ago in an engineering consultancy, designing infrastructure for new developments. She holds an HND in Civil Engineering and since 2006 has worked with a number of home builders, most recently Duchy Homes.

Lorna said, “I enjoy the intricacies involved in engineering and understand what developing a site entails. I love to see development from concept to delivery and always strive to deliver better design. My main focus going forward will be to help with land valuations to ensure we can successfully bid and acquire new sites. »

Senior Development Engineer Ryan Dodd, of Wirral, has previously worked for several home builders and engineering consultancies. He began his career as a technical intern at the Wirral Council, following in the footsteps of his grandfather who was Head of Technical Services.

Ryan, who has an HNC in Civil Engineering, said: ‘I have worked for a number of home builders from small private companies to large automatons and finally now Anwyl who since my first few weeks has been by far the best company I worked for. . The company looks like a PLC, with well-organized working principles, but it has the freedom to be a private company with a lot of ambition.

“I really enjoy the daily challenges of the residential construction industry and it’s rewarding to see the hard work of the team take shape on site. I don’t think there is a single day that is the same as the last and it keeps you on your toes.

Newly appointed development engineer Simon Maxwell, from Buckley, graduated with an honors degree in civil engineering 10 years ago, after attending university as a mature student. After stints with Flintshire County Council, Capita and Mott Macdonald Bentley, he joined Anwyl Partnerships three years ago before moving to the Anwyl Homes division.

He said: “I look forward to working with the wider construction team to realize our current developments. I want to gain experience in the early development stages of any future development and use my civil engineering knowledge to add value. »

Phil Dolan, Managing Director of Anwyl Homes Cheshire and North Wales, said: “The appointments of Chris, Lorna, Simon and Ryan have strengthened our technical department and all four bring extensive experience in the construction of houses to their new roles. These are much appreciated new additions to the business and I am confident that the team will provide much needed support as we seek to further develop our business over the next 12 months and beyond.

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