Countryside appoints new regional MD


Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer specialising in placemaking and regeneration, has appointed a new Managing Director for its Manchester and Cheshire East partnerships division.  

Gordon Innes will be heading up a workforce of 120 people and overseeing 20 live developments from the company’s northern HQ in Birchwood Park, Warrington. 

With over 30-years’ experience in the construction industry, Gordon started out his career as a quantity surveyor and has worked for numerous national housebuilders and construction companies. 

Gordon Innes, Managing Director, Partnerships Manchester and Cheshire East, Countryside said: “It is an interesting and challenging time to be joining a new company but there were some real standout factors that attracted me to the role with Countryside. These included its recently awarded HBF Five Star Home Builder status and its investment in offsite construction, which is critical to delivering quality and productivity improvements in the industry. 

“I’m excited to be joining the fastest growing housebuilder in the UK. I look forward to helping restart construction across the region in a safe and controlled way whilst upholding the exemplary standards already set.’’

Ian Kelley, Chief Executive, Partnerships North, Countryside, comments: “Gordon has an excellent pedigree within the housebuilding sector and we are delighted to welcome him to our team. In addition to dealing with the current COVID 19 challenges, he will play a core role in driving growth within the business as we continue to develop new partnerships with local councils and housing associations.”

Gordon Innes, Managing Director, Partnerships Manchester and Cheshire East