Sarah takes the helm in newly appointed MD role

We’re extremely delighted to announce that Sarah Barraclough has been promoted to the position of managing director, while Brian Verity takes on advisory duties as chairman.

It’s our company’s first female MD in our 33-year history. Brian Verity has now stepped aside to allow his eldest daughter to advance our business.

Sarah has worked for the company since 2003, where she joined as sales manager before being promoted to sales director in 2007. Most recently, she has been working as operations director within our senior management team, taking on a broader leadership role during a period of significant growth and development for Skipton Properties, which has earned her the top title of MD in 2019.

Sarah said: “I am extremely proud to become the new managing director of my family’s business at this very exciting time in its history. As Skipton Properties gears up for continued growth and success, with more work than we’ve ever had in the pipeline, my focus will always be on building quality homes our customers are excited to move into, working with my fellow directors to move us forwards.

I’ve worked from the bottom up in this business, so I understand the whole build process and have intricate knowledge and insight into how all the departments within the company work. That’s fundamentally why I’m able to take our business forward into a new era, alongside an incredibly talented and hardworking team.

“We will continue to invest wisely in places where we believe we can make a real difference, and I’m looking forward to expanding the areas in which we build developments.”

In his new role as chairman, Brian will guide on the purchase of new land and oversee company financials. Youngest daughter Caroline also works within our senior management team, as sales, marketing and design director.


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