Statement from Michael Shanly

I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Tony Pidgley yesterday who I knew both professionally and more recently personally. We enjoyed great chemistry between us as two veterans of the house-building business and shared many industry tales together. He knew how full of respect and admiration I had for the path he had taken with his business and what he had achieved which was truly incredible.

The industry will miss him a lot. On behalf of all of us at Shanly Group we send our condolences to his wife Sarah, his family and colleagues at Berkeley Group and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.