Broadgate Homes Ltd has made its home in Weston Hills for the past 40 years.
In that time it has grown from a business operated from the dining room of owner David Clarke’s house to a construction firm building as many as 250 new homes in a good year.
Now run by group chief executive Ian Canham, the business has firm roots in its beginnings. Construction manager Rob Mitchell has worked for Broadgate for 40 years and head of drawing office Simon Liquorish’s parents lived at Weston Hills, and Simon joined the firm straight from school.
Ian said: “Historically, we have got links with the village. I would say there have been a number of occasions when people have mooted the idea of moving, but it’s actually quite nice being here. It’s also good for the village to have a reasonable sized employer in its midsts.”
The firm is currently completing between 100 and 150 properties, but the group has other interests, such as care homes at Moulton and Crowland, and the administrative function is conducted at Weston Hills.
Broadgate Homes also sponsors Spalding Water Taxi, and Simon Clarke is taxi manager.