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Lucy swaps stable yard for show home

04 July 2017

A young woman from Exeter who quit her job as a horse groomer to start her career with Persimmon is already climbing the ladder within the company.

Lucy Morris, of Haldon Forest, hung up her grooming brush in September last year when an opportunity arose to join Persimmon Homes South West as a trainee.

She started in an admin role but has impressed managers with her confidence and enthusiasm and has now been promoted to trainee sales adviser, managing the Coverdale site in Paignton.

Lucy, who turned 22 this week, said: “I’ve always loved horses and I enjoyed the job as a groomer, but I wasn’t mentally involved, it was a bit boring and the money wasn’t great. Persimmon came to Exeter College where I was studying and I applied for an admin role. Admin wasn’t really for me but I’ve loved it since I switched to the trainee sales adviser job.”

“I am now running my own site, which I enjoy because it means I can do things my way. I am learning all the time and it’s interesting dealing with the issues and meeting the customers. I hope to stay with Persimmon, keep progressing and make sales adviser one day.”

Nina Hester, sales and marketing director, said: “Lucy has done really well since joining the team. She has shown a real desire to learn and she is doing very well leading the site in Paignton. We are a growing company and we are looking to expand the team further with more trainees. Anyone who is interested can get in touch with me via email, nina.hester@persimmonhomes.com.”

Coverdale is a development of 83 two, three, four and five bedroom houses in Alfriston Road. The houses went on sale at the end of 2016 – and already 10 have been snapped up by eager house hunters.

Nina said: “Coverdale has proved to be very popular, which is no surprise as the development is in a fantastic edge-of-town location. Sandy beaches are nearby and there is a vast array of attractions.”

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