Luxury housebuilder Hayfield has appointed Jon Watts to the newly-created role of head of procurement.

Mr Watts was previously head of procurement at St Modwen and prior to that, senior procurement consultant for Legal & General. He has also worked for Lovell Partnerships as national supply chain manager, and Birmingham-based Colmore Tang Construction.

Jon Jones, commercial director for Hayfield, said: “The commercial team has been boosted at every level in recent weeks, as this will enable us to fully support Hayfield’s 2022 business plan. Jon is the most senior new recruit and I am delighted to be bringing on board someone with his exceptional knowledge and experience. 

“With the rapid expansion of Living Space Housing – our sister business – there are exciting opportunities for Jon to work with Living Space’s commercial team to build a group-wide supply chain framework. By capitalising on efficiencies and diversification, both businesses will become more commercially robust and able to respond to challenges in a dynamic fashion.”

Solihull-headquartered Hayfield has eight live sites in Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire.

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