Cowgills becomes APPG sponsor


Cowgills, one of the North West’s leading Independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, has this month (May 2022) become a sponsor of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for SME Housebuilders.

The APPG is a cross-party forum building political consensus for its mission to create the best environment for British SME house builders to thrive, and to encourage new developers to gain a foothold in the sector.

It works with SMEs, lenders, Parliamentarians and Ministers to identify and promote policy solutions which enable SMEs to secure planning consent, develop more projects and ultimately increase the supply of housing stock in the UK.

Andrew Lewer MP, Chair of the SME Housebuilders APPG, explained:

“I am delighted that Cowgills has become a sponsor of the APPG. The APPG plays a really significant role in helping to create an environment where SME Housebuilders can thrive, and Cowgills’ sponsorship will help ensure our valuable work can continue.

“I look forward to working with every member and supporter of the APPG in the months ahead to help drive forward our ambitions.”

Stuart Stead, Partner and Head of Property and Construction at Cowgills, added:

“We are delighted to have become a sponsor of the SME Housebuilders APPG. At Cowgills we have, for some time now, been impressed by the work the APPG does in this incredibly important sector, and we are really pleased to be in a position to support that work going forwards.”

“We specialise in the residential sector and work with many SME housebuilders so we understand first-hand the challenges that the industry faces.  Our involvement in the APPG will enable us to assist SMEs in overcoming these challenges and providing opportunities for growth.”

The APPG for SME Housebuilders has regular meetings within Parliament or online to discuss latest developments in the residential property sector, as well as producing regular reports to help improve the regulatory environment to benefit SME Housebuilders in the UK. 

The group was set up in response to the UK government’s commitment to build 300,000 new homes a year by 2024, and is chaired by Andrew Lewer MP.