What's happening at Bovis Homes

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We are ‘open for business’ on a virtual basis and here to help for our new and existing customers.

Our thoughts are with all those personally impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and the safety, health and wellbeing of our customers and people is the top priority.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 23rd March 2020, we have taken the decision to close all of our show homes and sales centres and to conduct all business by telephone or digital contact with effect from today (Tuesday 24th March). Construction work at site is also being suspended although there will be teams going on-site in the short term for the essential work of making the sites ... more

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Image for Finance ace at housebuilder embraces home working–walking pet Archie on exercise break!

A former finance apprentice turned manager at a national housebuilder has praised her Maidstone new-build property for its space and layout as she appreciates time at home during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Hollie May, 26, recently moved to Bovis Homes’ Catkin Gardens, in Headcorn, with husband Jack and two-year-old golden cocker spaniel, Archie, who loves the green open space at the location.

The treasury manager, who joined Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – soon after leaving school, nine years ago, said walking Archie for 30 minutes was light relief from her bus... more

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Image for Bovis Homes celebrates five-star rating from the Home Builders Federation

National housebuilder Vistry Group, which includes Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships, is proud to announce the award of a five-star rating from the Home Builders Federation, following the annual announcement of the industry’s customer satisfaction survey results.

This is the highest possible rating that the HBF can grant, and means that more than 90 per cent of customers who moved in between October 2018 and September 2019 would ‘recommend their builder to a friend’.

The award is based on the quality of the property and the service provided by the housebuilder while the customer settles into... more

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Image for Marathon garden athlete thanks Vistry Group for donation as he raises £26,000 for NHS

A former international athlete who completed a marathon in his six-metre back garden has achieved his target of raising more than £26,000 for NHS charities thanks in part to a national housebuilder.

Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – answered James Campbell’s call for £300 to beat his JustGiving target, after colleagues at the housebuilder watched his heroic feat live on YouTube.

James, a former Cheltenham Town youth footballer, from Up Hatherley, completed his 6.4 metre garden marathon for NHS Charities Together in just over five hours, on hi... more

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Image for National housebuilder donates much needed PPE to the NHS

One of the key pieces of kit currently sought by those on the NHS frontline are FFP3 face masks, which are also used in the housebuilding industry.

Bovis Homes is part of Vistry Group, and our construction director at Vistry Southern, Steve Ott, put out the call to local sub-contractors for any suitable spare Personal Protection Equipment and within hours received more than 100 items, including the precious masks, goggles, and protective gloves. All are now in the possession of the NHS.

“When you see the commitment and sacrifice from everyone in the NHS putting their own lives at risk, everyone in my team wanted to do anything possible to he... more

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Image for Housebuilding rising star, from Leicester, highlights the perks of working from home

A rising star from Leicester who progressed to management six months after joining a major player in the housebuilding industry has highlighted how he is working from home during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Paul Martin, 34, from Kibworth, started at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – in September as a sales advisor in the company’s West Midlands region and has recently been appointed field sales manager.

The budding musician, and Leicester City FC supporter, has been working from his living room table for the last week and says it has not slowed down work levels as he keeps his daily routine as simi... more

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Image for North Kent Disabled Foundation receives welcome boost from local housebuilder

North Kent Disabled Foundation (NKDF) has received a welcome donation from local housebuilder Bovis Homes – which will support disabled people visiting the day centre.

The Darenth-based foundation runs a diverse range of activities at its centre for the disabled, ranging from arts and crafts to computing and board games, and Bovis Homes presented £500 towards aiding this work.

Keith Reddy, NKDF Trustee, said: “North Kent Disabled Foundation is extremely grateful to Bovis Homes for the kind donation and I would like to offer my thanks on behalf of the membe... more

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Image for Housebuilder’s Ipswich location first in country to receive sustainable travel accreditation

A national housebuilder's Ipswich location has been celebrated for its sustainable approach to transport – including walking and cycling – the first in the country to receive such recognition!

Bovis Homes’ Ribbans Park location, off Foxhall Road, received the Modeshift STARS Bronze Accreditation for its travel plan, which aims to reduce the impact of peak hour car journeys.

The achievement is thanks to Stuart Michael Associates (SMA) Ltd, which works with Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – to support the adoption of sustainable travel metho... more

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Image for Former Royal Engineer Roger thrilled to be finalist in national ex-forces awards

A former Royal Engineer who works at a Bishop’s Cleeve-based housebuilder says he is “absolutely delighted” to be announced as a finalist in a major ex-forces awards.

Roger Morton, performance director at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group which has regional headquarters at Cleeve Hall – has been shortlisted in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, out of more than 500 nominees.

Roger, from Leckhampton, is in the running for the Military Values in Business Award, which recognises a former serviceman or woman who has created successful business results by applying military virtues to their role. He joins two other Vistry Group employees who have also been shortlist... more

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Image for Apprentice George, 16, from Gloucester, dreams of management role at housebuilder

View our video: A bricklaying apprentice from Gloucester who joined a national housebuilder straight from school, with dreams of management, says there are opportunities for other young people to follow suit.

George Woodward, 16, works at Bovis Homes’ Oaklands location in Hunts Grove, Hardwicke, and is in the first year of his apprenticeship with the housebuilder after finding the role online.

The teenager, studying at Gloucestershire College one day a week, said teamwork at the development was helping him to flourish in his apprenticeship as he develops new skills to fur... more

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