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New Director at T Manners & Sons

ByNE Press

Jul 4, 2023
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Leading North East builder and specialist joinery company T Manners & Sons, has announced the appointment of Steve Bell in the newly created position of Land and Partnerships Director.

Steve brings with him a wealth of experience and industry knowledge in a career that spans 30 years in the construction sector. Most recently, Steve was Land and Partnerships Director at Keepmoat Homes. Prior to this, he was with Gus Robinson Developments and Thirteen Housing Group where he held the roles of Managing Director and Development Director respectivelyIn each of his previous roles, Steve has led on the acquisition of land for the development of new and much needed affordable homes to be built across the North East and North Yorkshire.

Simon Manners, Managing Director at T Manners & Sons, said:  “I am delighted to welcome Steve to our business. He is highly regarded in the industry for his in-depth knowledge and appreciation of our region’s residential development landscape.  We are looking forward to Steve building further relationships with Registered Social Landlords and creating a pipeline of negotiated projects to help support our plans for generating and developing relationships across our client groups.”

Steve Bell added: “It is an exciting time to be joining T Manners & Sons who have ambitious plans for the future and it is a great opportunity to be part of this and to build on over 160 years of their industry experience.  The company already has an enviable reputation for building new homes of exceptional quality.  My role will focus on identifying the land and opportunities to help the company grow and at the same time, deliver more high-quality affordable homes for our registered provider partners and their customers.

A fifth-generation business, established in 1860, T Manners & Sons is regarded as the oldest family-owned construction company in the North East. Based in Bishop Auckland, and employing 75 staff, the award-winning company works across the region with clients that include Public Authorities, Housing Associations, Universities and the NHS, as well as numerous Private Sector Clients. They have developed expertise in sectors such as residential, education, health, commercial, retail and heritage. Their reputation is built on solid foundations of high standards of quality, coupled with a commitment to exceptional customer satisfaction and staff development.

In addition to the construction division, T Manners have specialist joinery, small works, mechanical and fire doors divisions.