Sam Veal to lead Blueprint in the Midlands

Sam Veal to lead Blueprint in the Midlands

igloo is pleased to announce that Sam Veal has stepped into the role of chief executive at Blueprint, the Nottingham regeneration partnership managed by igloo.

Nick Ebbs, who will be stepping away from the role, will remain as vice chairman of igloo Regeneration. The two will continue to collaborate on key projects.

Sam Veal joined the award-winning development business last summer as deputy chief executive with more than 30 years’ experience in construction, development and public private partnerships.  Prior to joining Blueprint, she was CEO of Uliving, Linkcity’s dedicated student accommodation offering.

Commenting on her new role, Sam Veal said: “We have established an extraordinary reputation for innovative, low energy design based on genuine sustainable practices. The commitment to people, place and planet underpins our vision for the future and is at the heart of the rationale guiding the delivery of our project pipeline in the Midlands.

“I’m excited about the year ahead and seeing Blueprint developments continue to buck the mainstream trends. The different design approaches and open relationship established with our communities and partners to share new practice and re-imagine their neighbourhoods strikes a chord with customers. “My focus is to continue to share the igloo approach and Blueprint credentials with partners and customers, delivering a number of exciting projects including our extensive Waterside regeneration project at Trent Basin in Nottingham and to expand our offer into the wider Midlands region.”

Sam is also part of the igloo Development Services leadership team responsible for delivering the igloo model across the UK.

Peter Connolly, chief executive at igloo comments: “Sam’s arrival brings a wealth of experience and impressive skill-sets that perfectly compliment those within the igloo business to further strengthen our capability. She has already made an impact and I’m very much looking forward to working with Sam to shape our future as we move through our next phase of growth”

Nick Ebbs, who is also currently High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, will provide strategic support across the igloo business. He plans to focus on areas of research that the wider business has interest in pursuing, including community energy models and new housing models for older person living.