Andy Morris to take charge of Midlands developer as co-founder Mark Booth becomes chair

Solihull-based regional housebuilder Hayfield has named former operations director Andy Morris as the firm’s new managing director, in a move that sees co-founder Mark Booth made chair fo the business.

Andy Morris joined Hayfield, which claims to be on course to turn over £100m in the 2021 financial year, in 2018, after periods at Banner Homes and Cala Homes.

Hayfield Mark Booth and Andy Morris

Mark Booth (left) and Andy Morris of Hayfield Homes

Andy Morris, MD at Hayfield said: “I am delighted to become managing director of this brilliant business and relish the challenge of working towards our goal of delivering 500 homes a year.”

Booth said his move into the chair role would enable him to spend more time growing Hayfield’s parent company, Real Estate Capital Holdings.

Booth said: “The timing is right for us to acknowledge the vital role Andy Morris plays in driving this business forward day in day out. He has recently recruited a senior team of highly experienced construction professionals, enabling him to progress to the role of managing director.”

The five star-rated housebuilder said it currently had an order book of £82m and was on course to deliver 300 homes in the next year.