David Jervis takes charge of Burrington Estates New Homes business

Burrington Estates (New Homes) Ltd has appointed David Jervis to the position of Group Managing Director as the original company founders Mark Edworthy and Paul Scantlebury step away from the day-to-day running of the business. David joined Burrington Estates three years ago to lead the launch of the company’s new Central England division, following its success in the South West, and now takes operational control of the whole housing business.

Established in 2013 and headquartered in Exeter, Burrington Estates has built a strong reputation as a leading developer across South West England having completed almost 600 homes in the region in the past six years. Last year it embarked on ambitious growth plans boosted by a £15.5m investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, to expand its residential business. Key to this was the launch of the new Central England division where developments are already under way in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Berkshire.

David has a strong track record in the housebuilding industry, having set up Spitfire Bespoke Homes in 2010 as the residential development arm of IM Properties. Within seven years, he had built it up into a business with a turnover of £100 million. At Burrington Estates, he will continue to head up the Central division and work closely with Grayham Tucker, the Managing Director for the South West region, helping drive better collaboration and integration across all parts of the business.

Mark Edworthy, Co-Founder of Burrington Estates said: “Paul and I are excited to embark on this new chapter for the company – it was always our vision to step away from the day-to-day running of the business.  We congratulate David on his new appointment and know that he, with Grayham’s support, will drive Burrington Estates forward successfully and continue to grow the business that we are so proud of.”

David Jervis, Group Managing Director of Burrington Estates said: “I am very grateful for the opportunity that Mark and Paul have given me, building on the great work that they have achieved so far.  I am lucky to be put in charge of a great team, with a strong brand and excellent sites, where there is huge potential to continue to build a sustainable business for the long term. There are many changes occurring within the housebuilding industry, and we need to maintain and enhance our focus on excellent design, quality and customer service.”

Grayham Tucker, Managing Director of Burrington Estates (South West) said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark and Paul for the personal mentorship and guidance over the last few years.  The brand is strong as ever and I am looking forward to working with David to gain traction on the synergies between both regions and for the new homes business to excel even further.”

Burrington Estates is a dynamic and agile business that focuses on high specification, design led homes in sustainable new communities. Its product is usually aimed at the mid-market, typically in the range of 15 to 100 units, spanning a wide range of property types. It delivered 97 homes in the financial year 2021/22 and its a four-year development programme has a value of £323million. It places emphasis on the quality of design, build and specification, through careful attention to detail, the innovative use of technology and sensitive development, as well as ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.