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Travis Perkins Group bolsters property team with five senior appointments

The Travis Perkins Group has enhanced its property and environment division with five senior management appointments.

As part of a five-year growth expansion plan, the appointments signal the ambition of the group, with a further 20 positions becoming available due to the restructure.
 
Peter Webb has been appointed as divisional property director, general merchanting. Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1982, Webb spent the following 15 years in the City, West End and latterly, Milton Keynes, in investing institutions and private surveying practices. Joining Travis Perkins as estates manager in 1994, he became group estates manager in 1996, and is now responsible for formulating and driving property strategy within the general merchanting division.
 
Responsible for the property portfolio, Phil Joyce, appointed divisional property director, P&H, has over 27 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of commercial property, including out of town retail experience with The Sears Group, Brantano and the Home Retail Group.
 
Nick Pinney joins as divisional property director, contract merchanting, having previously worked with Hexell Wylie, Morgan Stanley and, most recently, Strutt & Parker where, as a partner, he spent the last ten years.
 
With 38 years’ experience in the property sector, Jim Adams has recently joined as divisional property director, consumer division. Adams has supported The Travis Perkins Group for the last nine years as a development consultant and brings a diverse range of skills and expertise.
 
The group is further bolstered by the recent addition of Darren Screen, who has joined as property finance director. Having worked as a finance director at South Street Asset Management for the last six years, Screen is a Chartered Accountant having trained with Deloitte.
 
The restructure has allowed an additional 20 positions to be created within the group property team at the head office in Northampton, including the promotion of Graham Lund to director of construction.
 
Martin Meech, Travis Perkins group property director, comments: “Our ambition post-recession is to substantially increase trading space over the next five years. This includes a considerable number of brownfield or implant branches and stores, and more than 30 trade parks. The restructure and subsequent appointments we have made clearly demonstrate our commitment to these growth plans.”

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