Create Developments strengthens team with the appointment of a new Development Manager

Create Developments, part of Create Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Holland as Development Manager

Create Developments, specialist Hotel Developer, has recently appointed Neil Holland as its third Development Manager. Neil brings a wealth of hotel development expertise to the team, having previously been Director of Projects for the Hilton hotel brand.

The additional role has been created at a time when the Blackpool-based company is progressing a pipeline of branded hotel developments across the UK. It is currently delivering its second Hampton by Hilton hotel in Manchester, as well as beginning a large extension to its successful Hampton by Hilton hotel in Blackpool.

The appointment forms part of the company's strategic growth plan, with several more hotel development projects now in the pipeline.

Neil is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, with an MSc in Project Management. A leading expert in Modular Construction, Neil brings a total of 35 years of experiencein the UK & European Construction Industry to the table. Formerly working on hotel development projects within the Hilton group, Neil has developed a wealth of industry expertise in the sector, having also previously worked for Whitbread, Wetherspoons, IHG and a number of US Blue Chip franchise businesses.

Neil will be working alongside Paul Mathison - CEO, Jim Storey and Paul Rooney - Development Managers and Gill Mathison - Brand Director.

Neil commented: "I am delighted to be joining the company during its period of growth. I have previously worked closely with Create in my role with Hilton Group and I share the passion & enthusiasm they apply to all their developments. It’s great to be joining a dynamic and forward-thinking business with a positive and friendly culture. I’m looking forward to be working with the team on some very exciting new opportunities.”

Paul Mathison, CEO of Create Group said: “Create Developments is going from strength to strength and Neil brings a new dynamic to our team, especially his expertise with branded hotels. With several other prestigious hotel development projects now in the pipeline, Neil's input will be crucial in bringing our team's strategic growth plans to fruition."

Top Image: L-R: Development Managers Jim Storey, Neil Holland and Paul Rooney

Image Left: The successful Hampton By Hilton Hotel in Blackpool

Image Right: Create's Hampton By Hilton Hotel development in Manchester

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