Hopkins Group celebrates another strong year

The traditional seasons for house hunting are now much less defined with the festive break - and the growth of the internet - meaning that families who are keen to move can start their search while together as a family during the holiday fortnight.

As potential buyers take advantage of their time off to start focusing on their search for a new home, the Suffolk-based Hopkins Group is celebrating a successful 2018 and looking ahead to an equally exciting 2019.

In 2018, the award-winning developer launched ten developments across East Anglia, six of which are in Suffolk, and completed more than 1,000 new homes across a wide mix of designs, styles and sizes to meet the varied needs of first time buyers, growing families requiring more space and those now looking to downsize.

James Hopkins, executive chairman, said about the year: "2018 has been another strong year for the Hopkins Group. Our success is testament to the dedication and hard work of our team and our central ethos of delivering well-designed homes in the right locations which blend with and enhance communities. We're looking forward to 2019 with the launch of new developments in some of the most desirable locations in Suffolk and the wider region>"

Community Focus

As well as the direct and in-direct employment opportunities created by the company's continuing success, to date Hopkins Homes has made contributions of more than £22m to the region via its section 106 payments.

In addition, this financial year, the Hopkins Group will complete and hand over 252 homes to local housing associations - a record number for the group and maintains their position as a leading provider of affordable housing.

The past year also saw the Hopkins Group consolidate and further expand their commitment to supporting local charities and good causes. Grants and donations from the £500,000 Hopkins Charitable Fund continue to make a difference to some of the most vulnerable people in the community. Furthermore, this year they created a £150,000 Winter Crisis Fund to help alleviate the pressures of fuel poverty in our region.

James Hopkins continued: "One of the most rewarding aspects of the year was the launch of our Winter Crisis Fund. It is heartbreaking that there are people in our region who must make the unimaginable decision of whether to heat or eat so I am proud that we are able to offer this support as the weather turns colder."

In addition to the financial contributions to local charities, in May, a group of 20 volunteers from Hopkins Homes gave practical assistance to Deben Community Farm, assisting with various construction projects to help support the farm's activities.

Strong plans for 2019

With three local events lined up for January, including the much anticipated launch of Saxon Meadow at Capel St Mary and the unveiling of the interior-designed show homes at Nightingale Meadows in Leiston and at Weaver's Tye in Long Melford, 2019 is already set to be another exciting one.