Modular housebuilder ilke Homes has hired David Scott, formerly of Deliveroo and Tesco, as its new chief operating officer (COO).
Scott will be responsible for boosting ilke Homes’ annual output to 4,000 homes and bringing down costs to achieve economies of scale.
The firm is currently delivering around 1,000 homes a year and says it has secured a pipeline of over 4,000 homes.
Scott most recently served as COO of online fashion company Thread, which went into administration late last year.
Although ilke has seen its revenue grow more than 150% year on year, it has yet to report a profit, with aggregate losses totalling £107m since it was founded in 2017.
‘Tremendously exciting sector’
Commenting on the appointment, Giles Carter, chief executive of ilke Homes, said: “Bringing someone of David’s calibre and capabilities to ilke Homes will help us progress with our long-term strategic vision of growth.
“The cross-sectoral expertise that our leadership team boasts means we are able to tap into the efficiencies of manufacturing and digital to realise our ambition to become a top 10 housebuilder.”
Scott added: “Modular housing is a tremendously exciting sector to be in right now, and ilke Homes’ leading position makes my role all the more compelling.
“Housebuilding, and the techniques used to build homes, has remained unchanged for much of the last century.
“ilke Homes is pioneering a solution that will not only bring much-needed additionality to the sector, but also ensure that our housing stock is fit for a net-zero future.”
Image: David Scott, COO, ilke Homes. Credit: ilke Homes
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