New appointments at Vistry Partnerships North East, a construction and regeneration specialist, include a new director and five further professionals

The new appointments at Vistry will bolster operations and help the business to grow at such a pivotal and exciting time.

Mark Rutledge, 40, from North Northumberland, has taken up the role of operations director.

Originally from the commercial building sector, Mark then went on to join Keepmoat Regeneration (which was then bought by Engie), where he progressed from site manager to construction manager and finally to operations manager, within just four years.

Mark has made the following comments on the new appointments at Vistry:

“I’m very excited to be joining Vistry Partnerships North East and look forward to supporting and continuing the success that the business has enjoyed.

“The business model – where land buying plays a big part in generating future work – really appealed to me, as well as the opportunity to work on projects that deliver such a varied mix of housing tenures. With some prestigious, high-profile projects coming on stream this year, it is an exciting time to be joining the business.”

new appointments at vistry

new appointments at vistry

Five further new appointments at Vistry

The other new appointments at Vistry have gone to the following individuals:

The role of senior finance manager has been appointed to Emma Punshon, 34, from Winlaton. Emma has over ten years’ experience in the accounting and finance sector.

The new estimating manager role has been taken by Jason Davies, 36, from Durham, who has over 18 years of experience in quantity surveying. Davies has worked for a number of well-known housebuilders. He will now head up Vistry Partnerships North East’s estimating team.

The new senior estimator is Andy Robson, 31, from Lanchester. Robson has nine years’ experience working in estimating. This includes working with a large, national regeneration company for five and a half years.

Mark Race, 34, form Whitley Bay has taken the new buyer role. Mark has managed the purchase of materials for construction sites for over 16 years, for a number of well known housebuilders.

Natasha Cooper, 31, originally from Kidderminster has been appointed graduate development manager. Natasha is a chartered surveyor and has worked in lettings with Grainger PLC for 10 years. She also studied part-time towards a degree in real estate management from The College of Estates Management, in Reading, which she completed in 2018.

About Vistry Partnerships North East

Vistry is currently active on 10 projects across the region, with more sites due to start throughout 2022.

Vistry will deliver approximately 500 homes this year to customers and clients across a number of tenures, with a gross development value of almost £400 million.

Vistry is extremely busy currently, with major ongoing projects including:

  • a 350 home development at Bracken Grange, Middlesbrough
  • a 375 home scheme at Kirkleatham Green, in Redcar

High profile projects in the pipeline include:

  • 270 homes on Gateshead’s old rail freight depot site
  • 275 more on the former Sunderland Civic Centre site
  • 331 new homes at Bishops Park, on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland
  • a 75 home supported housing village, at Kirkleatham Green, in Redcar

Managing director with Vistry Partnerships North East, Dave Brown, said:

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome our new recruits into the business.  All have significant experience, positive attitudes and a drive to succeed, which made them stand out during the recruitment process.  They have been warmly welcomed by the team, and I look forward to seeing them contribute to our aims and objectives, whilst further developing their careers with our ongoing support.”


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