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One of the UK’s oldest family-owned city estates has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of new individuals.

As part of plans to drive forward the multimillion-pound investment and development portfolio of Edgbaston, Calthorpe Estates has appointed David Wooldridge as Finance Director, and Drew Dulson as Head of Finance and Reporting.

The new structure marks yet another milestone for Calthorpe Estates following the appointment of Haydn Cooper as Chief Executive earlier this year. David’s appointment comes after spending five months with the business as Interim Finance Director. He brings 24 years of experience to the position, alongside certifications from both FCCA and ACG. David previously held the positions of Finance Director and Company Secretary at A&J Mucklow Group, where he worked for 23 years.

Responsible for planning and implementing the financial strategy for Calthorpe Estates on a permanent basis, David will offer guidance, direction and ensure the business meets its ambitious growth targets.

As part of his promotion to Head of Finance and Reporting, Drew Dulson (a Fellow Chartered Accountant), who has been at Calthorpe Estates for over 3 years, will now oversee the financial performance of the business.

David said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as Finance Director at Calthorpe Estates, and am looking forward to furthering the growth of the business as it continues to expand its already impressive property and development portfolio across the Edgbaston Estate.

“I’ve spent the last few months immersing myself in the team’s exciting plans for future of the Estate and am thrilled to be involved in bringing these visions to life, whilst continuing to enhance the profitability of the business.”

Haydn Cooper, Chief Executive for Calthorpe Estates, added: “This year has brought unprecedented changes for everyone, whether that be adapting to working remotely, or overcoming new challenges across both the development and business landscape. David has been a real support to the team over the past few months, which is why we are delighted he accepted a permanent position with Calthorpe Estates.

“It’s an exciting time for the business as both Drew and David step into their new positions, and I look forward to working with them to build upon our exisiting successes and continue creating thriving communities to be enjoyed by the people of Edgbaston and beyond.”

In addition to its flourishing Edgbaston Village, a leisure and lifestyle destination in the heart of Edgbaston, Calthorpe Estates has recently established new world-class medical facilities at Pebble Mill and is also to transform a landmark 10.7-acre site on the Hagley Road into an exciting new mixed-use scheme.

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