Advantage South West is a Limited Liability Partnership owned by four Housing Associations:

  • LiveWest
  • North Devon Homes
  • Ocean Housing
  • Yarlington Housing.

We were created to deliver better outcomes for social housing customers through collaborative working.

Our activities include:

  • Procurement consortium
  • New home designs
  • Off site manufacture & modern methods of construction
  • Credit Union Sustainability Partnership
  • Skills & recruitment development

Our Team

We have two full time staff:

  • Neil Biddiscombe – Procurement Manager
  • Mark Dobner – Contracts Manager

Our Management team is:

  • Martyn Gimber – Chief Executive of North Devon Homes and Chairman of Advantage South West
  • Doug Stein – Executive Director of Property Services (South) at LiveWest
  • Kevin Pearce – Group Director of Resources at Ocean Housing
  • Marc Rostock – Director of Neighbourhoods at North Devon Homes
  • Neil Biddiscombe – Procurement Manager, Advantage South West
  • Stephen Lodge – Executive Director of Growth and Development at Yarlington Housing
  • Tony Sharland – Head of Asset Management and Development at Teign Housing