Countryside Partnerships promotes two new Managing Directors
06 Jul 2023

Gemma Hardy becomes Managing Director of Merseyside & Cheshire West, having served as Sales Director since 2021.

With more than 20 years of residential sales experience, she will be leading the integration of the region following Vistry Group’s acquisition of Countryside last year. At the same time, she will be working closely with the neighbouring Manchester & Cheshire East region, maximising opportunities across the North West.

Meanwhile, Adam Sharpe has been promoted to Managing Director of South West Midlands. He joined what was originally Galliford Try Partnerships in 2018, progressing through the Land and Preconstruction department, where he most recently served as Preconstruction Director.

He will be seeking to build on the impressive growth of the South West Midlands business, continuing to deliver mixed-tenure housing developments in partnership with housing associations and local authorities, as well as providing homes for open market sale.

Commenting, Gemma said: “I’m really excited to be taking on the leadership in Merseyside & Cheshire West, building on the brilliant work the team has done. We’re delivering many significant and high-quality mixed-tenure developments for a wide range of clients and partners, and I’m looking forward to building on that and helping to drive housing delivery across the region.”

Adam said: “I’m extremely proud to be taking the reins for South West Midlands. I’m fortunate to be inheriting a great team and look forward to continuing to grow the business, whilst developing our teams. My focus is firmly on ensuring a positive experience for our employees, customers and partners.”

Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive of Countryside Partnerships, added: “Both Gemma and Adam have been with our business for a number of years and promoting them to Managing Directorships is testament to the skills they’ve demonstrated over that period. They both have outstanding leadership qualities and a real passion for delivering high-quality new homes in the places they’re needed most. I’m looking forward to seeing both regions continue to play an important role across our wider business. 

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