Catherine Haward Becomes Director of Wheatcroft Land

Wheatcroft Land was initially established by Clinton Bourke in 1989 after he worked as a civil engineer and managing director at Wilson Bowden Plc. Unfortunately, recently ill health has meant that Clinton has been unable to continue running the development company. Coming forward to take over is his daughter Catherine Haward, who will be following her father’s footsteps and ensuring that his legacy is maintained.

Catherine is currently in her final year of a degree in real estate alongside running Wheatcroft Land by herself and being a mum to two teenage children. Catherine wanted to make sure that her father’s legacy continued but also wanted to take over the Leicester-based development company and ensure that it thrives going forward.

Before making this decision, Catherine was working as a member of the Leicestershire Police force as an Inspector. Her diverse knowledge base will no doubt allow Catherine to drive the company forward, supported by her incredible work ethic which is demonstrated with her wide ranging responsibilities.

While in charge of Wheatcroft Land, Catherine intends on building the company and expanding into new markets. At the moment people are finding themselves priced out of the housing market in and close to London, which means more people are looking to commute. Also on top of this the Midlands has a range of development opportunities as the north/south divide narrows. Catherine is looking to expand Wheatcroft’s commercial property portfolio while also entering new markets such as residential property.

The company’s new projects have been progressing well and Catherine is sure that she will be able to re-establish and expand the business in order to meet her own ambitions as well as contribute to the development of the region and make sure that her father’s hard work and commitment to the company is continued.


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BDC 301 February 2023