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Career view: Jim Wood of Weston Homes

This week’s exclusive interview with a senior executive in the UK housebuilding industry is with Jim Wood, whose distinguished career has led to his current role as managing director of Weston Homes.

Please tell us a little about yourself and the career path to your current position.
I’m married to Gillian and we have two children, both of whom are in, or coming into, the property/construction industry.

When I was young, I had no intention to build my career in property, and in fact wanted to study history, but for a number of reasons I went to college in Glasgow and secured an HND in Building. I joined John Laing (pre-Laing/O’Rourke days) on their management scheme ...

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