Former commodities trader sets out to improve housing design

Steve Russell and Theo Backhouse

Theo Backhouse wants to fly the flag for smaller housebuilders.

The former commodities investment banker – Backhouse spent a decade with Deutsche and Citigroup in Singapore – moved back to the UK in 2016 to set up the eponymously named housebuilding company, Backhouse. His business will operate from Box near Bath and he hopes to apply lessons from his experience in commodities to the residential sector.

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