Persimmon, one of the UK's leading housebuilders, was established by Life President, Duncan Davidson, in 1972.
Initially operating in York, where we still have our head office today, Persimmon has steadily grown both organically and through acquisitions to become one of the UK's most successful and reputable housebuilders.
We began our expansion in 1976, when the Anglia business was established. This was followed by the establishment of offices in the Midlands and the South West in 1979, Wessex in 1983 and the North East in 1985.
Our first acquisition was in 1984, with the purchase of Sketchmead, a Yorkshire based housebuilder. This was followed by three major acquisitions; Ideal Homes in 1996, Beazer Homes in 2001 and Westbury Homes in 2006. Other smaller acquisitions include Hillreed Homes in 2012, Merewood Homes in 2003, Tilbury Douglas Scottish Homes operation in 2000 and Laing Homes in 1998.
Persimmon Plc has been publicly quoted since 1985 and today is a FTSE 100 company with a market capitalisation of over £7bn.