Castle Green Appoints People Manager To Support Growth


Castle Green Homes has welcomed Faye Shackell to the new role of people manager to support the continued growth of the business.

The homebuilder now has more than 100 direct employees and supports a wide range of jobs in the construction industry through subcontractors and in the supply chain.

Faye said:

“Castle Green Homes is an ambitious housebuilder, with plans for growthand so the opportunity to join the business at this stage was really exciting. I’m keen to work with the leadership team to develop a people function that works alongside and supports the business strategy. Everyone who works at Castle Green has a crucial role to play in the ambitious plans for growth and therefore it's great that the business has invested in a role which will have the opportunity to focus on this.”

Faye studied human resources at Liverpool John Moores University, gaining a BA (Hons) degree and then a Masters degree in the subject. Her previous employers include Matalan and Countryside, working her way up from HR assistant, peopleadvisor to HR business partner before joining Castle Green as people manager.

“I’m very much about getting to know the business, building relationships and understanding departments and the issues affecting them first and foremost. Then my priority will be developing the People Strategy, while building processes and formalising procedures in the background,"

Faye, 30 from Liverpool, added.

Castle Green Homes was formed in November 2020 following a management buyout of Macbryde Homes, backed by long-term finance partner Bridgemere UK.

Giving a nod to the history of the business, Faye said:

“It’s important that we respect the legacy of the business but also look to the future and ensure that as it grows it retains the family feel where everyone who works at Castle Green understands their role and feels valued and respected. We’re keen to develop and grow our colleagues; ensure we continue to attract the best talent in the industry, reward and incentivise our teams in the right way and work with the leadership team to create an environment where people feel valued, energised and able to do their best work.”

Castle Green is headquartered in St Asaph, has an office at Preston Brook and 10 live development sites across North Wales and the Northwest of England.

Castle Green chief executive Gwyn Jones said:

“Our workforce has increased by 28% since 2021. We now directly employ 106 people including a mix of people with years of experience and who are just starting their careers. To help ensure that everyone feels valued, understands their roles and has the opportunity to progress it was important for us to create the new role of people manager. Faye’s passion, enthusiasmand experience makes her a welcome addition to the team.”

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