Trio of new appointments at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland

Trio of new appointments at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland

(from left) Martin Findlay (technical director), Craig Benson (finance director) and Graeme Smith (divisional finance director)

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has welcomed two new senior appointments to its West Scotland board of directors, with Craig Benson as finance director and Martin Findlay as technical director joining the team based in its regional office in Paisley.

Graeme Smith, former finance director, has been promoted to the role of divisional finance director providing support and oversight for all financial matters for Taylor Wimpey’s four businesses in the north which includes East and West Scotland, North East England and North Yorkshire.

With a background in consulting engineering, Martin Findlay previously worked for a variety of volume housebuilders including Bellway, Bryant Homes, CALA, George Wimpey and latterly Robertson Homes.

He said: “I’m delighted to have joined such a talented technical team at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland. I am enjoying developing and working with them to provide the most commercially viable solution for our land development opportunities, and to create value engineering through strong leadership within the department and the wider business.”

Craig Benson, who was formerly head of commercial and operations finance in SSE Distribution, said: “I am enjoying getting under the skin of housebuilding from a finance perspective – it’s an interesting and dynamic industry to be part of. It’s key that finance is a trusted function within the business and is able to provide specific and useful information to the business to help remain agile in an ever-changing market. A strong finance function helps to drive swift strategic decision-making and breeds confidence in reporting both internally and externally, and I am looking forward to contributing to the successful team at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland.”

Welcoming Craig and Martin to the board, and acknowledging Graeme Smith’s promotion to divisional finance director, David Blair, managing director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “Craig and Martin join our team at an exciting and dynamic time for our business and indeed the wider housebuilding industry. Together they bring a wealth of experience in their respective areas of expertise, and I am confident they will each make a significant contribution to our future growth.

“I’m also extremely pleased that Graeme Smith has moved to a divisional finance position and that we will continue to benefit from his wealth of experience in working with our business.”

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