Darren Howell, Regional Managing Director for Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear region

Gleeson Homes appoints new Regional Managing Director for its Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear region

Gleeson Homes, the affordable high-quality housebuilder, is delighted to announce the appointment of Darren Howell to Regional Managing Director of its Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear region.

With over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, Darren has a wealth of experience in supporting housebuilders to enhance their construction and build quality credentials. As previous Construction Director for Taylor Wimpey Northwest, one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, Darren was responsible for managing the construction team to deliver homes on time, safely and to a high standard of quality. Prior to this, Darren played an integral role in the early stages of the establishment of luxury homes housebuilder Duchy Homes, helping to create processes and standards of build quality and presentation.

Having joined Gleeson Homes in May 2023, Darren has been promoted to Regional Manging Director following a successful first year in his role as Group Construction Director where he carried out a review of processes and procedures to improve build quality and delivery.

In his new role, Darren will be responsible for driving growth within the Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear region and ensure a safe environment while delivering much needed new build homes. The region continues to see high demand for quality, affordable homes, with the North East representing a key growth area for the Group in achieving its medium-term growth ambition of building 3,000 homes per annum.

“I am excited to be continuing my journey at Gleeson and look forward to supporting the growth of our fantastic team in a region primed for growth. We have a great land pipeline that will enable continued growth for the region, and the team remains committed to delivering quality, sustainable homes, with our customers at the heart of everything we do.”

Darren Howell, Regional Managing Director for Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear

“I am delighted to have appointed Darren as our newest Regional Managing Director, having already made an important contribution to Gleeson Homes since his appointment as Group Construction Director. With considerable industry experience, Darren is a great appointment for the Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear region as it enters its next phase of growth, and I look forward to seeing the region reap the rewards of Darren’s expertise and leadership.”

Mark Knight, Chief Executive at Gleeson Homes