Purbeck man unveiled as housing developer’s first external MD

A DORSET housing firm has appointed an external managing director for the first time in its history.

Wyatt Homes, based in Poole, has appointed Shaun Pettitt to the role as founder, David Wyatt, transitions to chief executive.

Shaun, from Purbeck, joined regional housebuilder Wyatt this month as it enters into a new phase of growth, including construction of its new, purpose-built offices at its prestigious Rivers Edge development in Wimborne.

With a background in town planning, immediate and strategic land acquisition, and more latterly as managing director for a national developer, 40-year-old Shaun said he is ideally placed to see operations through to the next chapter.

“I see it as a huge privilege to have been appointed as Wyatt’s first external managing director,” the father-of-four said.

“This is a key moment for the business as we look to further invest in scaling up our output over the next few years, while still maintaining the quality and high standards that the Wyatt brand is known for and that David has worked so hard to cultivate over the years.

“With a shared ambition to build high quality new homes, I’m looking forward to being part of the next exciting chapter in our journey.”

Mr Wyatt added: “This change in management reflects our plans to significantly grow the business and raise our profile.

“I’m confident that Shaun will be integral to helping us deliver our goals with the support of our exceptional team here at Wyatt Homes.”

Wyatt Homes currently has developments in Wimborne, Puddletown and Charminster in Dorset, Yeovil in Somerset and North Baddesley in Hampshire, with three new schemes being brought to market this year.

It is also looking to expand its operational area further across the south coast.

The new Wimborne head office will be ready by the summer of 2024, when the business will move from its current base in Poole town centre.

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