One of the UK’s leading housebuilders has promised jobs, new homes and charity handouts after opening its new Nottinghamshire headquarters in Mansfield.
Persimmon Homes has already created up to 40 new office jobs after launching its 29th regional headquarters at Fountain House on Southwell Road West. It has vowed to build more than 500 new homes in towns across the county and also Lincolnshire. And it has set up a Community Champions scheme, whereby two local charities will each receive £1,000 every month over the next year.
“We are delighted to have launched Persimmon Homes Nottingham, which represents a significant economic boost to Mansfield and the rest of the county,” said managing director Neil Follows.
“We have already made a number of appointments and still have positions to fill. Our focus will be bringing in energetic, enthusiastic, local people with good knowledge of what Nottinghamshire needs.
“Furthermore, there will be genuine benefits for the communities in which we work. This includes significant contributions towards education, new roads and healthcare, to name but a few.”
Persimmon Homes has been active in the county for many years, operating as Persimmon Homes North Midlands and Persimmon Homes East Midlands, and curremntly has many homes for sale in areas such as Clipstone, Hucknall and Retford. The new set-up will focus on specific areas, such as Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood.
The company has set aside £24,000 for its Community Champions scheme, of which Neil said Persimmon was “very proud”. “We have already helped hundreds of good causes across the UK,” he added. “I know there are many good causes in Nottinghamshire, so I look forward to looking through the applications. Go to www.persimmonhomes.com/charity to apply.”