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Image for Former labourer Bob scales new health and safety heights at national housebuilder

A former labourer who has worked his way up to be health, safety and environmental director at a national housebuilder, says adopting new digital systems will be vital in helping to keep people safe on site.

Bob Wolstenholme, the new director at Bovis Homes, followed his brother-in-law into construction 30 years ago and will now lead a team to improve the housebuilder’s long-term health and safety strategy.

Bob, from Coventry, has worked for car and aerospace companies in the region, moved to the Middle East for eight years, and is now based at the Bovis Homes’ Coleshill office ... more

Image for I worked for Hugh Hefner at country club restaurant-Sales advisor at Buckingham housebuilder reveals star-studded past

An inspiring sales advisor at a Buckinghamshire house builder has shone a light on her varied career – having worked for celebrities including late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Jane Carden-Maund, who works at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale Fold location in Steeple Claydon, said she would not change her career path for the world and even organised a 21st birthday party for John Cleese’s daughter.

Jane, from Towcester, worked as an assistant restaurant manager at American Playboy executive Victor Lownes-owned Stocks Country Club in Tring, after starting there as a wa... more

Image for Ex-Lance Corporal says military personnel will prosper at Salisbury housebuilder

More military personnel should join the housebuilding industry as they hold the transferrable skills necessary to ‘get to the top’, according to a former Lance Corporal in Salisbury who is doing just that.

Tony Lamb, an assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Longhedge Village location, said ex-servicemen and women had the discipline and skills to succeed at the highest level in the new-homes sector.

Tony, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, first got into the industry when he attended a Career Transition Partnership (CTP) employment fair in Southampton ... more

Image for Irish dancer Claire steps into housebuilder role with style as Sandbach new-builds prove a hit

An Irish dancer from Congleton says her stage experience is helping her deliver for customers at a local new-home location.

Claire Blatchford, 32, said her move into the construction industry was a step in the right direction as the confidence she gets from dancing has helped her to win a prestigious award with Bovis Homes.

Claire, who also performs as a singer, finds she is in her element helping customers who are looking to buy at Saxon Lea in Sandbach and want to know all about the benefits of buying a new-build over a s... more

Image for Bovis Homes Northern Home Counties HQ moves to new home

Bovis Homes has announced the opening of a new regional headquarters in Milton Keynes.

Staff from the company's Northern Home Counties region are now settling into their new work space at St Anne's House at Caldecotte Lake Business Park, to the south of the town.  The offices will be home to around 70 staff, and the opening comes 12 months after the region was launched as part of a business restructure. 

"We're delighted to be settled into our permanent new home at St Anne's House," said Northern Home Counties director Michae... more

Image for Asem's grand designs are set to benefit new home buyers

Bovis Homes architectural designer Asem Al Bunni, who recently brought history to life by creating a stunning virtual tour of one of Britain's lost landmarks, is now turning his attention to an innovative project to help new home buyers design their dream property.

Liaising closely with archaeologists and historians, Asem used computer software to produce a high-quality CGI fly-through animation of the 15th Century Greyfriars Priory in Leicester, featuring the original tomb of Richard III.

He played a lead role in researching, designing and building the Greyfriars animation, which is now housed at the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, as part of the Digital Building Heritage Group managed by Dr Douglas Cawthorne at De Mont... more

Image for Emma is relishing exciting new  role with Bovis Homes

Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of Emma Smith as its new South West regional sales and marketing director.

Emma, who has worked for the national house builder for more than three years, has been promoted from her former position as area sales manager.

Based at the South West regional office in Exeter, Emma joined Bovis Homes in July 2014 after spending six years at Barratt Homes as are... more

Image for Customer service at the core of Bovis Homes' new training package

Bespoke staff training and support from Bovis Homes is giving Nicola Sanders the skills and knowledge she needs to deliver a top-class service for house-buying customers.

As customer liaison manager for the Northern Homes Counties region, Nicola is part of the specialist team taking home buyers through the various stages of the customer journey.

She was delighted with the ideas and insight that she gained from the new training courses managed by the Bovis Homes Learning and Development team at their Training Cen... more

Image for Bovis Homes backs contractors with latest health and safety training

Bovis Homes has underlined its ongoing commitment to ensuring the highest levels of safety on site by running a series of CITB-accredited training courses for contractors.

Completion of the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS), delivered at the national house builder's seven regional centres, will qualify successful candidates for CITB certification.

The courses provide line managers, team leaders, supervisors and foremen with an understanding of their legal duties to better contribute to the instruction, supervision and monitoring of tasks and activities to ensure... more

Image for Mike gets on his bike to support global men's health campaign

Mike Guard was dressed to impress as he joined hundreds of fellow motorbike enthusiasts on the streets of London to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues.

Looking the part in a smart tweed jacket, the Bovis Homes land manager headed to the capital aboard his Indian Scout to participate in the 'Distinguished Gentleman's Ride' with a group of friends.

The charity event, which took place simultaneously at towns and cities around the world, helps fund research into prostate cancer and mental ... more

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