Modular steel frame builder appoints new executive director as part of growth plan

Matthew Bench

Offsite housebuilder Ilke Homes has poached Crest Nicholson’s partnership director Matthew Bench to to lead its business development and growth plans.

Bench will take on the role of group executive director of growth and partnerships at the modular steel frame builder, after having spent six years at listed housebuilder Crest.

Ilke, a joint venture between construction firm Keepmoat and offsite specialist Elliott, has been going for two years, and in May signed a deal to provide 750 modular homes for housing association Places for People.