CEO and Co-founder, First Home London
First Home co-founder and CEO Mary Hurst has made it her mission to meet the growing demand for housing in London. Launched in 2016, First Home is currently on course to deliver 2,000 affordable and environmentally friendly homes in the city. It uses sustainably-sourced materials.
“Our aim is to build thousands of high quality, affordable homes every year,” says Mary.
First Home wheels are certainly turning. The business recently had its submission to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee published, which recognised the value in precision manufacturing, and modern methods of construction using cross-laminated timber.
Raising the profile of housing and construction from the Lords is something Mary certainly welcomes: “We need people from every sector and industry to work together on this,” she explains. “It is the participation and contribution of everyone in an environment that allows people to reach their potential.”