Andy has held various senior positions in the house building industry over the last 18 years, most notably as Regional Land Director for Westbury Homes in the West Midlands. This was one of the largest regional businesses in the Westbury Group with a turnover of c. £100m, selling circa 650 new homes per year. Since the sale of Westbury PLC to Persimmon Homes in 2006, Andy has been instrumental in the creation of two regional house building businesses and is now Managing Director of DBA Estates Limited, an established development and planning consultancy business and DBA Homes Limited as a regional niche house building company in the West Midlands and Shropshire.
Andy is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years of experience in land acquisition, development and estate management, having also worked for Hanson PLC, Tarmac Quarry Products Europe Limited and Redland Aggregates Limited. With an extensive contact base throughout the house building industry, he has significant experience in the delivery of new housing sites and the difficulties developers face with the provision of broadband services. Due to his varied experience, Andy has become successful at advising landowners and developers on the commercial aspects of land appraisal, planning and maximising the development value from land.
Andy is an accomplished Expert Witness at Planning Inquiry and has done so successfully on a number of occasions and has been instrumental in the delivery of over 5,000 new homes over the last 10 years.