New boss at Bourne-based homes developer as it aims to triple growth

A developer in Bourne has just appointed a new chief executive as it looks to grow the business.
John Anderson, the new chief executive of Larkfleet Group.John Anderson, the new chief executive of Larkfleet Group.
John Anderson, the new chief executive of Larkfleet Group.

The Larkfleet Group has named John Anderson as its new chief executive and he will take over from founder Karl Hick on July 1.

The move comes as the company outlines ambitious plan to triple in size over the next five years.

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Mr Anderson said: “I will build on Karl’s excellent reputation for achieving an engaged workforce, with core values, and a culture of employee and customer wellbeing. These are essential goals for evolving in today’s highly competitive marketplace.”

Mr Anderson has spent the last 10 years at the Kier Group where he was most recently executive director responsible for the group’s home building business Kier Living.

He has also been chief executive of Princegate Estates, managing director of Taywood Lifestyle Homes and group sales and marketing director, Taylor Woodrow Group.

Mr Hick, who will become chairman, said: “I am thrilled to have appointed a chief executive of John’s calibre.

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“His vast experience, in director level roles makes him the ideal candidate to take Larkfleet Group from a successful regional housebuilder, to an outstanding national home builder.

“We are looking to take the company into new regions, recruiting new teams – with our focus remaining firmly on the customer.”

“John will focus on the house building side of the business, while I will continue to run R&D for the sustainable energy and construction innovation divisions.

“In spite of the pandemic, we are looking to grow substantially over the next 10 years.

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“This will be through mixed tenure developments and affordable housing, but our mission remains the same – to produce high-quality sustainable developments using innovative technology and construction methods, delivered to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

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