Merlion Homes* was first established in 1991 to provide home buyers with an alternative, affordable route into home ownership. With the demand for home ownership products outstripping initiatives from government, we felt there was a need to do things differently and found ourselves at the vanguard of developing a private funding solution that worked.
Combining our industry expertise with innovative forms of funding we have been able to put more people within reach of buying their own home. Our traditional shared equity scheme has already proved successful for thousands of people and as a result we have seen our reputation grow rapidly over the last decade, among both house builders and Local Authorities. We believe our new Enhanced Shared Equity Partnership scheme will continue this proud tradition and assist even more people to buy their own home.
Much of our successful track record is due to the strong relationships we have developed with our partners throughout the sector and as we look to the future, Merlion Homes is well set to tackle the challenges that face the sector. With the infrastructure in place, we believe our ever-growing presence will help us continue to deliver outstanding results.
We now plan to take on an even more important role in the field of affordable housing, working with more organisations who we believe will benefit from our individual approach.
Tony Radford Operations Director
With a background in civil engineering and having commenced his career within the Local Authority arena, Tony brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge. Immediately prior to joining Merlion, Tony held the position of Managing Director at housebulider Thameswey Homes, which was taken over by Wimpey in 1995 and later merged with Wimpey Southern in 2000. Seeking a new challenge and impressed by the company’s innovative approach to homeownership, Tony joined Merlion in 2000 as a Regional Director. Since joining the company, Tony has risen to the position of Operational Director, successfully steering the business to where it is today – an increasingly well known and highly regarded provider of affordable housing solutions, with an ever-growing presence across the south of England.
Business Development Director
Chris Williams Business Development Director
Chris joined the Merlion Homes team in 2017 to develop and launch its new innovative shared equity model to the market. He is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and an Associate member of the Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. He brings with him over 25 years’ experience driving the provision of high quality affordable and private housing throughout the South of England. Chris has predominantly worked with Housing Associations and Local Authorities and has a diverse experience from rural to large strategic development sites.
Senior Administration & Equity Manager
Lesley Griffin Senior Administration & Equity Manager
Lesley provides the administrative support across the Merlion team. She is the first point of contact for customer enquiries and also supports existing customers, looking to either sell their Merlion home or to purchase their remaining equity stake. Lesley has been with Merlion for over 10 years and has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience, making her a valuable member of the team. With a background in administration and finance and having previously worked for building societies and mortgage brokers, Lesley is well versed in the financial side of purchasing and financing a new home, making her the ideal contact for customers seeking advice on the Merlion shared equity scheme. For those existing customers, looking to either sell their home or to buy their way out of their equity loan, Lesley is able to provide expert advice and guidance. From explaining the options available to supporting them throughout the process, Lesley is there for Merlion’s customers, every step of the way.
Sales & Marketing Consultant
Emma Plumridge Sales & Marketing Consultant
Emma has been working with the Merlion team since 2013, providing a broad range of sales and marketing support, across its multiple projects. Emma brings with her considerable experience in the residential housing sector. She is part of the highly regarded Stubbings Property Marketing – a new homes consultancy, which offers its clients access to a host of services from project management and marketing strategy to sales support and training.
*Merlion Homes is the trading name for Merlion Housing Association
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