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Former undergraduate returns to region as land director

23 March 2022

A regional businessman has returned to his undergraduate roots after joining Persimmon Suffolk as the company’s land director.

Alex Cox is now responsible for securing development land in the county, bringing his career full circle.

He said: “I started out as an undergraduate surveyor with Persimmon in 2007 as part of a sandwich placement year whilst at university. This gave me a great understanding of how the land and development teams worked and lots of experience out on site.

“I am delighted to be back with the company as land director and look forward to helping Persimmon to achieve its ambitious plans for growth in the Suffolk region.

“It has been terrific to team up again with some of the people I worked with when I was an undergraduate, and to join a strong group of professionals who are committed to creating vibrant and sustainable communities in the region.”

Persimmon Suffolk is actively seeking to collaborate with landowners and agents to promote unconsented strategic land through the planning process under Option Agreements. The company is also seeking to acquire consented land with the benefit of planning permission for residential use.

Alex completed a degree in property development and planning before taking roles with other housebuilders and, most recently, with property consultants Bidwells, where he specialised in residential development.

Persimmon Suffolk managing director Ian Hamilton added: “We are thrilled to bring Alex into the team and are already benefiting from his excellent contacts and experience in land acquisition and negotiation.

“Persimmon has always aimed to offer quality opportunities, training and development for people looking to forge a career in the construction industry – whether that is apprentices, graduates or those seeking a change of job – so it is very rewarding to see someone who started out with us coming back in a senior role.”

The Great Blakenham-based regional business operates new homes developments across Suffolk.

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