Young Achiever Billy Kettlewell

Billy Kettlewell, Young Achiever 2018

Established in 2014, these awards recognise the achievements of Persimmon’s trainees and apprentices who have performed above and beyond the requirements of their roles. Nominations for the four awards are made by the Group's operating businesses with the finalists in each category attending a special awards ceremony. 

The Young Achiever 2018 was Billy Kettlewell from Persimmon Homes Severn Valley. He joined Persimmon in 2011 as a Management Trainee and is now a site manager at a popular development in Weston-Super-Mare. Billy was also named winner of the Duncan Davidson award, which seeks to recognise young people who have demonstrated the same entrepreneurial flair and spirit that Duncan demonstrated nearly 46 years ago, when Persimmon was founded. 

Billy’s achievements demonstrate the progression and career opportunities available to young people with Persimmon Homes. Over the last seven years, Billy has demonstrated a determination to succeed. He continues to produce results and we now entrust Billy to train our new site managers. His hard work and positive outlook to his career is inspiring the next generation of Persimmon site managers.

Richard Latham, Group HR Director

 In addition to Billy, the other young people recognised this year were: 

  • Trade Apprentice of the Year: Faisal Yousef from Persimmon Homes Anglia
  • Sales Trainee of the Year: Courtney Lynch, Persimmon Homes North West
  • Business Trainee of the Year: Ben Cherrill, Persimmon Homes Essex