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Campion Homes wins BGF investment

BGF News 07.18.2016

Campion Homes, a Scottish housebuilder, received a multi-million pound investment from BGF to accelerate its building programme in both private residential and affordable homes. The business plans to build 700 new homes over five years.

Founded by Pete Bell, the Fife-headquartered company has built more than 1,500 homes across Fife, the Lothians, Clackmannanshire and, Perth & Kinross since 1989.  With a focus on quality, individual choice and community, Campion Homes builds two to six bedroom homes within medium sized developments. The company is currently selling at three private developments located in Fife at ‘Laurel Bank’ in Springfield, ‘Rosemount’ in Leven and ‘Hawthorn Bank’ in Dunfermline with future developments in the pipeline at Law View Leven, Cuparmuir and Dairsie.

To support the growth in private residential development, Mike Stansfield, former chief executive of national builder David Wilson Homes, has been appointed by Campion Homes as a non-executive director following an introduction made by BGF.

In addition to building homes for private sale, Campion Homes has worked with public housing authorities in East Central Scotland for more than 26 years and has developed a strong reputation for the provision of affordable homes. The affordable homes segment remains a significant area of focus, as the business continues to work alongside its Local Authority and Housing Association partners to deliver an increase in build programmes. An increase in activity is expected following an announcement by the Scottish Government, of plans to build 50,000 new affordable homes over the course of the next parliament.

The company has a strong management team, led by Pete, that includes Private Homes director Marjorie Scott, Commercial director Alan Chalmers, Construction director Dougie Herd and Finance director Susan Jackson. Campion Homes has successfully weathered the fluctuations in the housing market during the past decade, maintaining profitability throughout and building a strong pipeline of land for development.