Interview with Countryside’s Philip Lyons

Philip Lyons

Countryside chief executive of housebuilding Philip Lyons on why he left Taylor Wimpey after 30 years, what he is working on now and why he is not unduly worried about a no-deal Brexit.

It was a brave move, but one that paid dividends. In its results for the six months to the end of March, Countryside recorded a 43% increase in completions compared with the same period the previous year. Adjusted revenues, meanwhile, were up 20% and adjusted profits 11%.

Now, in an exclusive interview with Property Week, Lyons reflects on his first two years at Countryside, outlines his strategy for growth and explains why he is not unduly worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

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