Larkfleet Group thrilled to be in ground breaking book

22 October 2021

Larkfleet Group thrilled to be in ground breaking book

Larkfleet Group’s Chairman and Co-Founder Karl Hick, HR Director Helen Hick, and Sales and Marketing Director Samantha Hart, attended the prestigious launch event on 22 September 2021 at Westminster’s Abbey Cloisters, where over 700 guests gathered to celebrate the publication. 

The beautifully presented hardback book celebrates leadership across the full spectrum of British society, from Parliament and Crown to those pushing the boundaries of innovation. 

Produced by the History of Parliament Trust – one of the most respected and authoritative research projects in British history – in partnership with leading publisher St James’s House and written by an editorial team of distinguished academics and award-winning authors, this fully illustrated, 800-page publication has been produced to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the appointment of Britain’s first prime minister, Robert Walpole, in 1721, and in the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday.

Larkfleet Group is proud that the ground-breaking book features its Chairman, Karl Hick (‘The bold builder’), detailing his commitment to innovative housebuilding in the UK. Hick studied science and invests heavily in research and development, leading to technologies such as new flood-proof housing that will allow Larkfleet Group to build in flood zones in the future. 

Karl Hick said: “As a housebuilder, I embrace challenges and problems. I am interested in research and development but have a good grounding in numbers (I am a qualified chartered accountant), so my entrepreneurialism allows me to take advantage of both aspects. I am always involved in new things, whether it’s products or sustainability. I want to trial things like solar-energy storage and new build methods so I can anticipate what people will need from their homes in the future.

“I am committed to addressing climate change through my work with Larkfleet Group by focusing on pioneering sustainable building methods and developing renewable energy technology. We are achieving this through embracing innovation and encouraging strong leadership.  

“Larkfleet Group also focuses on supporting local communities through providing high-quality affordable housing. Where my competitors see it as a burden I embrace it, and think how to make it more viable by being very good at it as I want to make a difference in my industry and local region. As a privately-owned, family business, we have the power to be flexible and pick up emerging technology and move fast on delivering new innovations.”

Larkfleet Group offers apprentice and graduate-trainee programmes to bring in fresh talent and further their future ambitions. Karl Hick was also heavily involved in the creation of the Greater Peterborough University Technical College, which specialises in engineering, sustainability and construction.

The eBook version of 300 Years of Leadership and Innovation is now live online and can be viewed by clicking here.








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