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Team Expands At South Wales Housebuilder

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Four new faces have joined the team at the region’s largest housebuilder.

Persimmon Homes East Wales, which is based in Llantrisant and is building right across the south east of the country, has handed new roles to the ambitious quartet.

Gareth Jenkins and Nicky Evans have been appointed sales managers while Liam Pucket and Neil Burman have become contracts managers.

Gareth, who is 20 and from Porthcawl, started as a rookie sales adviser with Persimmon just two-and-a-half years ago.

He will oversee sales at Persimmon’s active sites in Newport, Newent and Monmouthshire.

“The job with Persimmon was the first I had after leaving school,” said Gareth, who lived in Spain for seven years as a youngster. I’m delighted to have received this promotion. I’ve got a lot of learning to do quickly but I’m excited by the challenge. I like to be able to succeed and achieve.”

Team Expands At South Wales Housebuilder

Nicky, 37 and of Church Village, has transferred from Persimmon’s sister company in West Wales, where she was Part Exchange administrator.

“This is a totally new role for me,” said the mum-of-three. “I feel like I’m getting to grips with everything and the sites I’m in charge of are selling well. Persimmon has been a great company to work with and I’m happy here.”

Liam, 25, started with Persimmon as an apprentice carpenter when he was 16. He progressed onto trainee site manager and is currently the youngest contracts manager that the business has ever had.

“The company has given me lots of opportunities and I’ve had fantastic training,” said the former semi-professional rugby player from Swansea. It was always my goal to move through the ranks. I’m enjoying supporting all the management and site teams. It’s different from just managing contractors.”

Rhondda-based Neil, 45, is an experienced manager who has won many NHBC Pride in the Job awards. He worked for Persimmon many years ago and has returned to become a valid member of the construction team.

He said he enjoys supporting his team and delivering excellent standards.

Team Expands At South Wales Housebuilder

Martin Smith, managing director of Persimmon Homes East Wales, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to bring these four people into new roles within the business.

“They are enthusiastic individuals and I’m sure they have bright futures ahead of them.We have enjoyed a very successful few years and that has enabled us to create jobs locally both directly at our head office in Llantrisant and indirectly through our growing supply chain across the region.”

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