Welcome home for construction director
10 September 2013
Our Thames Valley region has appointed a new construction director – and he comes with a wealth of experience in the industry.
Persimmon Homes Thames Valley has recruited hugely-experienced John Hutchings to oversee building across its region.
For John, 51, of Dummer, near Basingstoke, the move is a return to the company where he met his wife and a job he just cannot get enough of.
“I worked for Westbury Homes for 21 years before joining Charles Church in Camberley, where I was managing director and construction director between 2001 and 2009. Both brands are now part of the Persimmon Group which is where I find myself coming back for more!
“I left to do my own thing, building and selling homes, as part of what was supposed to be a semi-retirement. But it really was not for me and I missed the buzz of being involved in building.
“Then I saw an advert for an interim contracts manager with Persimmon and decided to apply. At the same time the construction director’s job came up and they asked me to go for that instead.
“It’s great to be back with Persimmon because they are a terrific company and I know so many people here already. I am really looking forward to the challenge and cannot wait to get stuck in.”
John, who met his wife when they both worked at Camberley, has a son who is a site manager in the construction industry as well as a brother in the trade.
He will be based at the company’s Thames Valley headquarters in Maidenhead and takes responsibility for the building process at the region’s 15 sites. He will also be responsible for all site managers, ensuring work is completed on time and managing contractors and materials.
Persimmon Homes Thames Valley managing director Ian Menham said he was delighted with John’s appointment.
“John brings an absolute wealth of experience within the building industry back to us and his enthusiasm and love of the job will be an example for all. The day-to-day running of our entire collection of sites across the region could not be in better hands.”