Tributes as Paul Newman of Barratt Developments suddenly dies

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 Jul 2018

The managing director of a major East Yorkshire property developer has died.

Paul Newman, managing director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, had been with the company for more than 30 years.

A statement released by the developer, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, said it was “shocked and saddened” by the news.

Mike Roberts, regional managing director, northern, at Barratt Developments, said: “We’re incredibly shocked and saddened by the passing of Yorkshire East’s Managing Director, Paul Newman.

“Paul was a key member of the Barratt team, having joined the company back in 1986 at the age of 16 and then worked his way up to become managing director.

“He was enormously respected and valued by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his friends, family and colleagues at this extremely difficult time, and we thank everyone in advance for respecting their privacy.”

Mr Newman was a well-known and respected figure across Hull and East Yorkshire and, during his time at the company, oversaw the successful growth of Barratt Developments in the region.

The Yorkshire East branch of the company announced it was to open eight new sites in 2018, creating more than 500 new jobs.

The expansion will, when completed, see the construction of more than 1,300 new homes.

Development of the sites – including one in Brough – led to the creation of 560 new jobs, Barratt previously announced.

Barratt Developments is the UK’s biggest housebuilder.

The company also announced this week it was on target for a record profit for the year.

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