Promotion strengthens senior leadership team

Nov 24, 2023

Reflecting our continued commitment to fostering a culture of accountability and transparency in relation to the technical aspects of development, particularly in light of the introduction of the Building Safety Act, we’re delighted to announce that Howard Cartwright has been promoted to Group Project Director.

The move brings Howard onto the board alongside Chief Executive Officer, Simon McCabe, Group Director, Scott McCabe, Chief Finance and Operating Officer, Jeremy Tutton and Group Development Directors, Mark Jackson and Paul Kelly, under the continued stewardship of Chairman, Kevin McCabe.

Since joining the Group in 2016, Howard has played a pivotal role in overseeing the entire lifecycle of our development projects, with a particular focus on contract and risk management. His most recent achievements include the project management of Phase One, Two and Three of the award-winning, mixed-use neighbourhood, Middlewood Locks in Salford, which comprises 1,306 new apartments and Marina Quay, a 105,000 sq ft retail and leisure park in Rhyl.

In this newly-created board position, Howard will leverage his 35 plus years of technical expertise and keen eye for detail to lead the company’s next phase of development projects, which includes Queensferry One, a 120-acre oven-ready industrial and logistics hub at the heart of the Forth Green Freeport in Rosyth and Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, a new life sciences park focused on innovation in sport, health and wellbeing.

Simon McCabe, Chief Executive, commented:

“Over the past seven years, Howard has proven to be a trusted and valuable member of the team, and has done a remarkable job of setting rigorous standards throughout the design, construction and maintenance of our all our development projects.


“Howard’s appointment to the board is a strategic move, signalling our steadfast commitment and proactive approach to fostering a culture of accountability and transparency in relation to the technical aspects of development right across the business.”


“On behalf of the Group, we would like to thank Howard for all his efforts over the years and are pleased to formally welcome him as a board director.”

Commenting on his promotion, Howard said:

“I’m incredibly excited to take on this augmented role and the additional challenges and opportunities it will bring.


“The introduction of the Building Safety Act places greater accountability on us as developers to ensure the technical robustness and safety of our projects, from the competency of the design teams and contractors we appoint to the procurement processes used with their supply chain.


“My appointment to the board is a deliberate move towards incorporating technical expertise into the strategic decision-making of the Group and emphasises the critical role this plays in shaping its future direction and success.”

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