Property and renewable energy firm The Banks Group has strengthened its property team with the appointment of Joe Anderson-Cable.

Joe brings more than 15 years’ property industry experience to his new project manager role with Banks’ dedicated regional housebuilding company, Banks Homes, and is now part of the team that is beginning to build a portfolio of residential property projects across Yorkshire and North East.

Originally from Barwick-in-Elmet, Joe is a qualified surveyor who has worked on a range of residential and commercial property schemes both within and outside his home county, including the extensive property portfolio of Leicestershire brewing company Everards.

He has also worked for his family’s development business, delivering new home developments across North Yorkshire, and will be managing his operations from Banks Yorkshire office at Harewood near Leeds.

Launched earlier this year, Banks Homes is focusing on sites of all sizes across Yorkshire and North East England.

It operates independently alongside Banks’ existing property development arm, Banks Property, and as well as managing the construction on some of the sites that Banks Property brings forward, it is also looking to acquire sites from other developers and identify its own market opportunities.

Joe Anderson-Cable says: “The regional market offers real opportunities to find strong, sustainable locations for new residential property developments that will help meet the growing demand for new homes from people who either want to move here or who want to stay where they grew up.

“Joe has already proved to be a great addition to the team and his practical experience will help deliver on our plans for continued growth.”

“There’s a huge amount of experience and knowledge within the Banks team, which means there’s always someone to discuss ideas with and get advice from.

“I’m really enjoying the variety of my new role, most especially the opportunity to get involved with the strategic development of projects from the very beginning.”

The Banks Group has a long track record of successful developments across all its divisions, including completed property schemes in Harrogate, Sheffield and Leeds, and onshore wind farms near Sheffield, Doncaster, Leeds and Barnsley.

Banks Property recently announced plans for an integrated extension to the village of Eggborough, to the south west of Selby, which would entail up to 1,500 energy efficient properties being built alongside enhanced local transport links, retail facilities and a new primary school.

Russ Hall, Managing Director of Banks Property and Banks Homes, adds: “Joe has already proved to be a great addition to the team and his practical experience will help deliver on our plans for continued growth.

“Yorkshire is a priority area for us and we have a growing number of schemes at different stages of development that will enable us to further enhance our presence right across the county.”