The Hargreaves Group, a leading Property Investment and Development Company based on the South-Coast and operating throughout the South of England, has, effective from 1st September 2020 announced the appointment of Alastair Skinner as Managing Director.

Alastair has been Commercial Director at Hargreaves for the last four years and is the first non-family member to be appointed as Managing Director of the Business.

Established as a family business in 1965, the Company has grown to become one of the largest property portfolio owners in Sussex and Hampshire and has continued to expand across the South of England.

Alastair Skinner, Managing Director, says: “I am very proud to take up the position of Managing Director of Hargreaves Group, a fantastic business with an enviable history and track record.  I am honoured to be the first Managing Director of the business outside of the Andrew Family and will look to build on its strong foundations.  Our vision is to be an active, dynamic, and fully diversified Property Company which remains true to its core values.  I look forward to working with the Team to deliver our growth plans and strategy.”

Former Managing Director Richard Andrew, who has led Hargreaves since 2005 has become Chairman of the Hargreaves Group.

To further strengthen the business, Philip Edwards who has been Senior Asset Manager for the last five years within the Hargreaves Group, has been promoted to Property Director.

Richard Andrew, Chairman of The Hargreaves Group comments: “We are thrilled that Alastair has taken up the mantle of Managing Director and with the further promotion of Philip Edwards as Property Director, as we move into a new chapter for Hargreaves.  These appointments build on our strategy to consolidate our strong core holdings in the South of England whilst expanding our portfolio into regional markets with good rental and capital growth potential in aiding us to deploy more of our cash into strong markets, towns, sectors and assets.”