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Suffolk team strengthened

09 April 2021

Persimmon Suffolk has promoted four regional employees, signalling its continued commitment to training and development, despite the pandemic.

Gary Lee has been named as regional technical director, Katy Bent-Marshall and Julian Collier are promoted to sales manager roles and trainee Charlotte Largent has progressed to fully-fledged sales advisor.

Persimmon Suffolk managing director Ian Hamilton said: “These valued employees have demonstrated genuine loyalty and commitment to Persimmon and its customers, so we are delighted to reward their hard work with these promotions.”

Ipswich born and bred Gary Lee joined Persimmon in 2017, after more than 15 years with a rival developer, having initially started his career as a civil engineer at a local consultancy. The 46-year-old is responsible for the Suffolk regional technical and planning departments, progressing sites from land acquisition, through the planning process and into the detailed design of the engineering and architectural elements for a new homes development.

After working in retail, Katy Bent-Marshall started out with Persimmon as a trainee sales advisor in 2018 and quickly progressed to assistant field sales manager. Newly promoted to sales manager, the 24-year-old, from Bury St Edmunds, is responsible for staff at sites from Ipswich to Diss.

Former estate agent Julian Collier, from Colchester, has been with Persimmon for four years. Another member of the team who has progressed through the company’s in-house training programme, the 32-year-old oversees sales at Haverhill, Hadleigh and Thurston.

Charlotte Largent, 22, joined the company in 2019 as a trainee sales advisor and, having successfully completed a comprehensive development programme, is now a fully-fledged sales advisor, responsible for customers at the Buckton Place development in Leiston.

Ian Hamilton added: “As a company we recognise the importance of supporting and developing staff to provide the best possible service to our customers, and we take great pri

“Our training department has continued to deliver online and remote coaching throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure no employees miss out on essential opportunities to improve.”de in the internal training programme which enables employees to progress in their careers.

For details of current career opportunities visit www.persimmonjobs.com

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