Jonathan Agar has joined the Hopkins Board as a non-executive director
Commenting on the appointment James Hopkins, Executive Chairman of Hopkins Homes, said,
“I am delighted that Jonathan has agreed to join the Hopkins board. I have worked with him on a number of projects over the last six years and greatly value his wisdom and advice. Jonathan is one of the region’s most experienced businessmen with invaluable knowledge of leading companies through phases of accelerated growth.
“Hopkins Homes has grown significantly in recent years. Five years ago we built around 300 homes annually, now we build over 1000 – making us the region’s largest independent housebuilder, with ambitions to grow further. Jonathan joins us at an exciting time in the company’s development and we are fortunate to have his combination of skills and experience on the board.”
The Hopkins Group has also recently been listed in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 and Hopkins and Moore, part of the Group, was named in the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 companies to inspire Britain list for the second year in a row.
Jonathan said: “I am very excited by this opportunity to become part of an incredibly successful business and help James and the rest of the team develop their plans for the next phase of the company’s development. This is a confident company with a distinctive brand – renown for the quality of its houses and its strong roots in the local community – these set the company apart from its competitors at a time when house buyers are increasingly looking for quality and character in their new homes.”
Jonathan became Chief Executive of Birketts LLP in 2013, a regional law firm with offices in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich. This followed a fifteen-year career in the financial services sector and prior to this he spent six years in the Army. He is a Trustee of the Suffolk Community Foundation, a Governor of the Royal Hospital School and a member of Cambridge Ahead
Born in Norfolk, raised in Suffolk and educated in Cambridge, Jonathan also has a personal background that reflects the geographic focus of the Hopkins group of companies.