“We’re helping customers create their dream home at an affordable price, and that’s hugely satisfying”
Custom Build specialists, Fairgrove Homes, appoints Sales & Marketing Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the property industry
Derbyshire-based house builder and Custom Build specialist, Fairgrove Homes, has officially appointed Vanessa Gregory as its new Sales & Marketing Manager.
Originally joining Fairgrove less than a year ago as Sales & Marketing Administrator, Vanessa’s 20 years’ experience in the property industry was quickly noticed within the team. The skills and knowledge she’d learned working for such companies as David Wilson Homes, Bovis Homes and Peveril Homes amongst others, certainly helped secure her swift move up the ladder at Fairgrove.
“Vanessa is a brilliant member of our experienced sales team here at Fairgrove and her impressive industry knowledge and understanding were evident from the very beginning,” says Fairgrove MD, Steve Midgley. “Our Custom Build specialism was new to her, but she learned quickly and easily, and she now plays a key role in ensuring potential customers get to understand the enormous benefits of customising the design of their new home.”
It was 2012 when the Government introduced the term ‘Custom Build housing’ and after some initial confusion between the term ‘self-build’ and ‘Custom Build’, the definition has since become quite clear. Vanessa’s new role will see her explaining to potential customers how self-build involves someone directly organising the design and construction of their new home – from finding the land, gaining planning permission and liaising with an architect, to hiring and co-ordinating the builders, plumbers, electricians etc – whereas Custom Build is where they work with a specialist developer, such as Fairgrove, to sort the majority of these issues out for them, enabling them to make all the most important decisions on the design and layout of their new home.
“Fairgrove is a great, friendly family business to work for,” adds Vanessa. “As our homes are unique and built using the highest quality materials, it makes my job of selling them simple and straightforward. But it’s the Custom Build side of the business that I really enjoy. To be able to let customers know that they can have a real input into the design of their new home is really exciting – for them and also for me! We’re helping them create their dream home at an affordable price, and that’s hugely satisfying.”