A Cumbrian housebuilder has introduced a new senior management team to co-ordinate its rapidly expanding operation.

Genesis Homes, based in Penrith, was set up in 2017 and has developments across the county.

The new team consists of head of finance and corporate admin Joe Abernethy, head of land John Blue, head of brand Catherine Watson, and newly-promoted head of construction Mark Cash.

Mr Abernethy said: “One of the benefits of working for a relatively young company is that you have the chance to get everything right from the very beginning and grow with the company.

“It’s great to have an experienced team in place to smoothly bring together operations, finance, planning and marketing across all our sites to maximise efficiency and productivity as we expand so quickly.”

Mr Blue said: “It’s an exciting time for us with a lot of work to do in 2019.

“We’re set to begin on-site in Armathwaite in the next couple of weeks, which means we’ll have three sites under construction, many more people moving into their completed homes, and three additional sites progressing through planning.”

Managing director Nicky Gordon added: “I look forward to working with our new senior management team in what promises to be a big year for us.

“While some may describe this as a time of political and economic uncertainty, I think it’s important to point out that we’re seeing fantastic footfall on our developments. We’re making sales and experiencing huge interest in reservations on our newest sites even before we have begun construction.”