Saffron executive joins executive board of self-build body

He will help boost UK custom and self-build sector

Saffron executive joins executive board of self-build body

Saffron for Intermediaries, a division of Saffron Building Society, has announced the appointment of its head of business development, Tony Hall, to the executive board of the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA).

In his new role, Hall (pictured) will be involved in the cultivation of the association’s mission of advocating for the growth and promotion of the custom and self-build sector across the United Kingdom.

Hall brings to his role over 37 years of experience in the financial services industry, including mortgage sales, marketing, product development, and distribution.

Saffron recently collaborated with the association its 2023/24 annual report to emphasise the potential of self-commissioned homes to bolster government house building targets. The report shed light on the opportunities within the custom and self-build sector, which remains less explored in the UK compared to its European counterparts.

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Peter Johns, CEO of NaCSBA, expressed confidence in Hall’s ability to elevate the organisation's support for custom and self-build projects nationwide.

“Tony’s extensive skills, understanding, and passion for the custom and self-build sector speak for themselves,” he said.

Hall, he added, is a timely addition, given the popularity of custom and self-build projects, growing across the UK, with people attracted by the ability to create a personalised and unique space that they can proudly call home.

“2024 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for us, and Tony will undoubtedly play a significant role in this,” Johns confirmed.

Hall added: “As people look to create their dream homes, greater knowledge, encouragement, and support is needed from the industry. Custom and self build can help deliver more personalised, energy-efficient, and higher quality housing stock.”

Saffron Building Society is a mutual organisation with over 170 years of experience in supporting its members. It offers a wide running of savings products and distributes mortgages through intermediaries. It now has over £1 billion assets.

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