Cardiff-based partnership housing developer Lovell has appointed Stuart James as area procurement manager for South Wales and the South West of England.
Stuart – who possesses leading-edge expertise in supply chain and materials management gained during a 26-year construction career – will play an integral role in supporting the developer’s expansion plans across the region. His new post is based at Lovell’s Cardiff office at the Greenmeadow Springs business park, Tongwynlais.
“We’re extremely pleased to have secured someone with Stuart’s proven skills and wide-ranging experience,” says Lovell regional managing director Kate Rees. “His appointment ensures that we continue to provide high-quality, value-for-money solutions for our clients and further contributes to the all-round technical and commercial excellence of our regional team.”
Stuart, who lives in Cogan, Penarth, joins Lovell from South Wales construction group R & M Williams. His impressive career has also included senior roles with Bellway Homes and Kier Living in Cardiff. This is the second time that he has worked for Lovell, having previously spent 16 years with the company as regional buyer. Stuart first started in the industry as a quantity surveyor.
Stuart comments: “The chance to join the Lovell team was an amazing opportunity. The company has strong ambitions to grow in the region and I am delighted to have returned to the business as it moves into an exciting new phase of expansion.”