STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM REGION’S LEADING HOUSEBUILDER SET TO CREATE FURTHER JOBS AS WEEKLY SALES RATES RISE 25% April 16th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM REGION’S LEADING HOUSEBUILDER SET TO CREATE FURTHER JOBS AS WEEKLY SALES RATES RISE 25% The regional managing director of the UK’s leading housebuilder says that a strong start to 2014 is leading to more jobs as his team works around the clock to build homes to meet the needs of local people. Mark Cook, managing director of Persimmon Homes Lancashire was speaking while attending the company’s AGM in York today. “Visitor levels to our sites are up 10% compared to this period last year and our weekly private sales rate per site for the first 15 weeks of 2014 is 25% ahead of 2013,” said Mark. “Nationally, we already have approximately 7,200 forward sales into the private sale market for 2014, which is 38% higher than in 2013. “In our region, Help to Buy is providing a welcome support to people who have struggled to get finance for a home in recent years. We’re extremely pleased that this scheme is set to continue with the Government recently announcing an extension from March 2016 to March 2020. “Within the region, we have already opened new developments in Harrington, Carlisle and Caton and we’re now looking ahead to further launches in Dearham, Penrith and Lancaster. “As well as essential housing for local communities, this increased activity also brings more jobs for the region. We have actively been recruiting since January for a diverse range of positions and we are now focusing on school leavers as we seek to fill apprentice positions.” A list of all current vacancies can be found at www.persimmonjobs.com. To find out more about houses for sale in the region, visit www.persimmonhomes.com Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!