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Former Police Inspector Catherine Haward takes over family business

Published on: 20 Sep 2017

Pictured: Catherine Haward [square]Catherine Haward, a former Police Inspector for Leicestershire police, has taken-up the reins of her father’s development company, Wheatcroft Land.   

Haward, the new director of Wheatcroft Land, is determined to grow the development company’s presence in the commercial and retail property sectors.

She was working for Leicestershire Police four years ago. She is now in her final year of her degree studying a degree in real estate, and is single handily running Wheatcroft Land, while being mum to her teenage daughter and son.

The decision to take over Wheatcroft Land was made when her father, Clinton Bourke’s health deteriorated and he was unable to be involved with the company.

Haward’s father originally set up Wheatcroft Land in 1989 after previously working as a chartered civil engineer and managing director of Wilson Bowden Plc. His ill health meant he was unable to continue running the company, which he had worked hard to establish as a well reputed Midlands developer.

She said: “I want to re-establish and expand Wheatcroft Land to not only meet my own aspirations, but also ensure the hard-work and dedication given to the company by my father is continued. I am honoured to now head-up the family company, and determined to use my new-found property expertise to develop Wheatcroft land and cement its reputation as a leading Midlands developer.”

With a head office in the centrally located city of Leicester, Wheatcroft Land is in a great position to consider potential development sites across the Midlands. Catherine is already building Wheatcrofts’ commercial property portfolio, and is now looking to venture into the residential property market.  

She added: “There are parts of the UK where the property market is saturated by development however, the Midlands is now increasingly seen as an attractive investment prospect, where businesses and those looking to purchase a home are choosing to trade from and live to take advantage of lower business rates and living costs.”

Haward is working hard to build Wheatcroft’s development portfolio and is determined to make her new career a success.

Pictured: Catherine Haward