WORCESTER-based Mainstay Group has appointed a new Managing Director, following a period of planned and sustained growth.
The full-service property management company has brought on Andy Billson to head up its residential property management arm of the business.
Andy joins the Group from residential giant Barratt Homes, where as Managing Director, he was responsible for introducing an in-house property management service – Barratt Residential Asset Management – from 2012, until its successful sale in March 2019.
At the time, it was the first developer outside of the retirement sector to launch such a service.
Prior to that, he held various operational roles during his 21-year career with the Peverel Group, including setting up its specialised mixed-use brand consort.
In his new role at Mainstay, Andy will report in to Group Managing Director Luke Sanders, and will work alongside his predecessor, Gary Crook, who has a new role as Managing Director for New Ventures.
Luke Sanders, Group Managing Director at Mainstay, said: “Andy’s appointment comes at a fitting time for Mainstay Group, as our residential part of the business continues to flourish and develop.
“To have secured someone as knowledgeable and high-profile as Andy is testament not only to our past track record, but to our bright, exciting future.
“His passion for innovation in real estate and his 29 years of experience in the sector are exactly why we hired him, as we look to drive forward our corporate strategy and enhance our offering.”
Andy added: “Mainstay is committed to best-in-class customer experience and remaining on the cutting edge of property management – values which very much align with my own.
“With that in mind, I’m delighted to be joining the team and playing a key role in helping to shape the direction the business goes in throughout this next period of growth.”
Established in 2000, Mainstay was founded by Glyn Miles, Graham Donaldson and Andrew Tilly.
The business now manages in excess of 80,000 homes across the UK, and headcount stands at 726.
This year alone, Mainstay is on track to turnover a record-breaking £25.9 million in line with their 2020 corporate strategy.