HBD makes senior hire as it targets growth in Bristol

Property developer HBD has made a senior hire as it targets growth in Bristol, appointing James Digby as Head of Region.

His new role follows 15 years at Ashfield Land where he was a Director. With 25 years’ property industry experience, he will lead HBD’s Bristol office as it further expands its development projects in the city and across the South West.

The appointment will also see James join HBD’s Operations Board.

Ed Hutchinson, Managing Director at HBD, said: “James joins HBD at an important time for the business as we seek to grow our presence in Bristol and the South West. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we secure new opportunities and continue to progress our existing development pipeline.”

James said: “HBD’s Bristol office is well established, with a diverse pipeline – I look forward to working with the team as we seek new development opportunities, particularly in central Bristol, which will be a focus for the business alongside large-scale employment and regeneration schemes across the region.”

HBD has seven UK offices in Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Glasgow. It boasts a diverse UK-wide portfolio, comprising big-brand retail, office spaces and logistics through to residential innovation and award-winning heritage projects.