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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 Bovis Homes to seek community views as it targets 2019 for latest West Sussex homes

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has moved a step closer with plans to deliver 108 new homes in the village of Yapton, West Sussex, after agreeing a deal to purchase new land there.

The site, located off Burndell Road, currently has outline planning permission, and Bovis Homes will now begin the process of designing a development for the site which reflects and enhances the character of the surrounding area ahead of submitting a detailed reserved matters application before the end of the year.

Sharon Eckford, associate land director for Bovis Homes’ Southern Counties region, said: “We’re delighted to have taken this important step on the road to delivering these much-needed new homes, and look forward to working closely with local stakeholders to ensure the plans best suit the needs of the exis... more

Image for New-build move the perfect solution                 for busy Rebecca

For Rebecca Eliasu and her husband Sul, free time is at a premium. So when they decided they wanted to move home, a new-build was the perfect solution.

“Sul and I both have very busy careers – he’s in the army and I’m a sales manager for a brokerage firm,” says Rebecca. “So when we started looking to move, we knew that it would be to a new-build rather than an older property, because we just don’t have the time to carry out extra work to get a home to our tastes.”

The couple had been interested in the progress of Bovis Homes’ Ribbans Park location in Ipswich for over a year before they decided to take... more

Image for Plans to bring much-needed new homes to Essington approved

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is set to deliver 230 new homes to the village of Essington after plans were approved by South Staffordshire Council.

The homes, which will be built on land off Hobnock Road to the north of the village, will include a range of properties from one-bedroom apartments through to five-bedroom family houses. It will also deliver a total of 92 properties allocated as affordable homes, for people currently unable to access the open property market. These will be managed by a local housing association.

Barry Herrod, technical director for Bovis Homes’ Mercia region, based in nearby Stafford, said: “We’re delighted to have received final approval to build these much-needed new homes. It follows a period of extensive consultation with South Staffordshire Council, residents and other stakeholders to ensure these properties will best suit the needs of the community and we’re now looking forward to getting s... more

Image for Talented photographer at Gloucestershire house builder celebrates published book

A nature lover who works at a Gloucestershire house builder has captured his passion for the county in a new photography book which has hit the shelves.

Aleks Gjika, a Bovis Homes employee, has his favourite snaps of the county published in his collection ‘Gloucestershire in Photographs’.

The dad-of-two, from Huntley, travelled across the county throughout the seasons to get the best shots, which have been published by a Stroud-... more

Image for Housebuilder-backed Warwick firework show set to go off with a bang

Firework loving families are invited to a housebuilder-backed bonfire event in Warwick this week to raise more than £25,000 for charity.

Warwick Town Bonfire, which promises to be the biggest yet, will take place at Warwick Racecourse on Saturday and is being supported by Bovis Homes.

The Warwickshire house builder, which has donated £250 towards the event, has locations at Warwick Gates on Harbury Lane and Semele Park in... 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 Amanda goes back to school to encourage youngsters to join the housing challenge

A trainee assistant site manager at a Basingstoke housebuilder returned to her former school to encourage young people to join the construction industry and deliver the homes that Hampshire needs.

Amanda McCuloch, 26, who works at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale View location on Priestley Road, was part of a team of construction ambassadors from the housebuilder who visited Henry Beaufort School in Winchester.

The Bovis Homes group, which included specialists in sales, marketing and build, talked to parents and pupils about the opportunities available, how to get into the sector and the ... more

Image for Last chance to buy at Devon location as young couples target Fremington new-builds

Young couples have been buying new-build properties in droves at a north Devon location overlooking the River Taw.

Marian Southwick, sales advisor at Bovis Homes’ Water’s Edge development in Fremington, near Barnstaple, said more and more first-time buyers in their early 30s were moving into the new homes.

There is just one house left to buy in the location’s current phase – but more will be ready to move in... more

Image for Easy as ABC for Rugby primary school thanks to builder and book shop partnership

Pupils at Paddox Primary School in Rugby will never be lost for words thanks to a donation from a local housebuilder that has allowed the school to purchase over 100 dictionaries.

Bovis Homes stepped in with the cash boost to help the school invest in new dictionaries – and thanks to a significant discount offered by local bookshop Kenilworth Books – they have been able to secure 110 copies.

“Paddox Primary School are thrilled to receive over 100 dictionaries from the kind donation made by Bovis Homes,” says headteacher, Jane Le Poidevin. “We are looking to develop the rich vocabulary the children use within their writing and the opportunity for more children in Year 4, 5 and 6 to have access to quality dictionarie... more

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