Business booming for housebuilder

The region’s leading housebuilder, Persimmon Homes North East, has released a trading update revealing that business is on the up.

John Eynon, its deputy managing director, said: “In the first half of 2015, our new home legal completions rose by seven per cent to 6,855. In the second half of 2015, we will launch a further 125 new developments in England, Wales and Scotland.”

“Locally, we will be opening new developments in Newcastle, Alnwick and Gateshead.

“It’s not just vital new housing that we are creating. In the last two years, since June 2013, we have seen a 57 per cent growth in our employee numbers from 2,578 to 4,053, which means the business has employed an extra 61 people every month for the last two years.

“This growth can be seen locally, with our team expanding every month both in the regional head office and across our developments.

The local team has also been busy in the communities in which it operates. Persimmon North East is giving away two donations of up to £1,000 each month to local good causes as part of the Persimmon Community Champions initiative. Since its launch in March, the team has donated £8,000.

To nominate your group or charity visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity