Our MD talks to Business Quarter

Meet the man we call the boss…

Brian is a man with an unparalleled passion for building homes, a man who inspires our team of loyal staff to do better every single day and a father to his two daughters, who are, with Brian’s leadership, forging a new direction for the business.

Read a little about Brian in his latest interview with Business Quarter…

‘MEET THE MD: BRIAN VERITY OF SKIPTON PROPERTIES

Brian Verity of housebuilder Skipton Properties charts his career so far and looks at what lies ahead for the company.

What does your role involve?

I’m responsible for the overall performance and strategy of the company.

Being the managing director of my own company, which I’ve led for the past 30 years, I’m very hands on. I’m at our developments weekly to check on progress and support our team.

What is it the company does?

We build new homes in Yorkshire & Lancashire. We like to think we’re a little bit different to other housing developers. Exceeding our customers’ expectations is our goal. Every home we build, we build with the same quality materials we’d use if we were building our own home. We’ll always go one step further.

Give us a brief timeline of your career so far – where did you start, how did you move on?

I started Skipton Properties in 1986. Before then I was an engineer for Taylor Woodrow. I founded the company with a mission to build better homes as I wasn’t satisfied with the level of detail contractors provided. That’s why most our staff are full time employees, a model quite different to most larger housing developers. Many have worked for us for over 15 years. They know the level of detail we aspire to and because of this they build better homes.

What do you believe makes a great leader?

Someone who realises it’s not all about the bottom line, who understands it is their staff that make a great business. It’s their loyalty and passion that brings you through times of hardship.’

Read the full interview on Business Quarter’s website by clicking here.


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