Tom Grundy, housing procurement director for Anwyl Homes

HOMEBUILDER Anwyl has created a new position designed to future-proof supply chain relationships and ensure the consistent and ongoing quality of its new homes.

Tom Grundy, commercial director at Anwyl Homes Lancashire, in Chorley, will take on the mantle of housing procurement director for the whole of Anwyl’s new homes business, including the Cheshire and North Wales region.

He’s already been working with manufacturers and suppliers in recent months to ensure Anwyl has access to quality materials at the best competitive prices and to mitigate any potential impact of the Covid pandemic or Brexit on the supply chain.

Tom, who joined Anwyl Homes Lancashire business three-and-a-half years ago, said: “My key aim in this new role is to lead the development and implementation of group supply agreements that generate best total value for the business.  I will also be in charge of continually improving performance in all facets of our supply chain.”

His promotion comes in a year when Anwyl’s Lancashire region, which launched its first development in 2018, is set to double output to almost 200 new homes, while the much longer established Cheshire and North West business is forecasting 474 legal completions.

Mathew Anwyl, housing managing director, commented: “As our homes division continues to grow, the need for us as a business to remain competitive whilst ensuring we continue to build quality homes with quality materials becomes increasingly important. Whether it be in the fabric of the home or the finishes within them, it is important that we source and purchase the quality materials we need at the best competitive prices, utilising our bulk buying power.

“Tom’s new role is a specific response to this challenge and will ensure consistency across all areas of the homes business.”

Tom will also continue in his role as commercial director for Anwyl Homes Lancashire, but will be assisted on a day to day basis by a newly appointed commercial manager.

Dad-of-two Tom, 35, who lives in South Warrington with his family, began his career as a quantity surveyor after graduating from the University of Bolton. In 2017, he was one of the first people employed to establish Anwyl Homes Lancashire, which now directly employs 40 people, is active at eight locations in Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire, and has offices at Buckshaw Village, Chorley.

Meanwhile, the Cheshire and North Wales region is based at Anwyl’s St David’s Park headquarters in Ewloe, Flintshire and is currently building homes at 11 locations in Cheshire, North Wales, North Staffordshire, and North Shropshire.