Hargreaves Group, a private family-owned investment and development Company specialising in commercial and residential property across the South East of England, today announces the appointment of Christopher Martin as Chief Financial Officer.

Chris Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte afterwhich he spent a number of years as a Corporate Finance Manager at PWC. Most recently Chris was CFO for Burlington Estates, prior to which he worked for Comland, an AIM listed commercial property development business for over 20 years. During his time at Comland, Chris managed all aspects of the commercial and residential property business. Chris joins Hargreaves to support the management team in delivering their ambitious growth plans.

Alastair Skinner, Managing Director Hargreaves Group comments:Chris is a fantastic addition to our skilled and capable team. He brings a wealth of industry contacts and relevant experience as we look to achieve our 10 year growth plans to double the value of our portfolio.  Now more than ever it is people that are the heart of our business and the key factor in its future success. Despite current, and somewhat constant, headwinds we remain on target and focused on our investment strategy across the South East alongside the active asset management of our portfolio to further increase its value.”

Chris Martin, CFO, Hargreaves Group comments:Hargreaves has an impressive portfolio across the South East, and a great team with the capability to fulfil their ambitious growth goals. I am very excited to join this team and be part of their expansion plans and long-term growth strategy. “

Richard Andrew, Chairman Hargreaves Group comments:

“I welcome Chris to the Hargreaves team as we curate a best-in-class team and an ambitious strategy to grow our business. Chris’ appointment strengthens the team further and I look forward to working with him.”