We have a strong balance sheet and a resilient business. A financially prudent group, we re-invest our profits in growing our Group companies for the future with a focus on land and realising the potential of our people, our opportunities, and projects. We successfully develop long term partnerships with landowners, other house builders, suppliers and in particular, other family businesses.
From our origins in 1974, our values have not wavered. They guide our business, support our employees, and reassure our customers and clients - family, trust, ambition, commitment, pride, confidence, loyalty, and passion.
Since the passing of our founder and Chairman Noel Sweeney in 2020, John Crabtree OBE has taken the role of Chair. John has been a Trustee of the Sweeney family for 5 years.
John is Lord Lieutenant West Midlands and Chairman of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 Organising Committee. He is a former President of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce & Industry and previously was Senior Partner of Wragge & Co LLP (now Gowling WLG), leading Birmingham based International Law & Legal firm.
He served as a Director of Advantage West Midlands, the former regional development agency for 7 years. In 2003, he was voted West Midlands Businessman of the year, voted UK
Lawyer of the Year in 2004 and has received lifetime achievement awards from the Birmingham Law Society.
John has also received honorary doctorates from Birmingham University and Birmingham City University.