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Former bricklayer’s ten-year plan

30 July 2021

A former bricklayer has built his way up to head of construction for the Persimmon Anglia region in just ten years.

Josh Ford joined the business as a maintenance foreman, ensuring new homes were finished to the standard required for handover to customers.

The 34-year-old, from Norwich, progressed through the roles of site manager and contracts manager before being promoted to head of construction – and his ambitions do not end there.

“Persimmon offers plenty of career opportunities for people who work hard and want to continue their progression,” he said. “The company has a comprehensive in-house training programme, giving me the tools I needed to advance in my profession.

“We have a very tight-knit team at the Anglia office, and the senior management have always been very supportive of people who work hard and show willing.

“I see no reason to stop progressing and now have my eyes set on the role of construction director for the region.”

Persimmon Anglia director in charge Michelle Baker added: “Josh is a valued and respected member of our team and his progression over the past ten years is a superb example of how Persimmon supports the career ambitions of its employees.

“He brought excellent trade and site experience from his previous role, which made it easy for him to transition into our team, and he continues to deliver high quality results for our customers.”

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