What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Keen cyclist Carl to ride 100km as Sutton Coldfield friends raise funds for NHS workers

A keen cyclist who works at a national housebuilder will join a group of friends from Sutton Coldfield taking part in a 100km bike ride to raise thousands of pounds to support NHS frontline workers.

Carl Watkins, technical co-ordinator at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – will take part in the 12-strong team challenge, starting in Walmley, as they aim to hit a £2,000 target.

The group, which hopes to ride in July, are raising the funds for NHS Charities Together and formed after the organiser was inspired by his partner, a nurse who is working in a c... more

Image for New-build site manager turns firefighter to help Tewkesbury ambulance crews battle Covid-19

A new-build site manager from Tewkesbury is helping to free-up ambulance workers so that they can focus on life-critical calls, during his volunteer work as an on-call firefighter.

Tim McVicker, a site manager at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – is set to drive ambulances around the county to co-respond and transfer patients to support South Western Ambulance Service staff.

The Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) crew manager, who has been based at Tewkesbury Community Fire and Rescue Station for 14 years, is also delivering PPE and food as he works 1... more

Image for A guide to preparing for a move after lockdown

If you’re considering a home move after lockdown, it’s the perfect time to begin those preparations, with plenty of practical steps for buyers and sellers to take now, saving valuable time ready for the rejuvenation of the market.

For those looking to buy a new home, there is lots of ‘homework’ that can be done from the comfort of your living room, and for sellers looking to part exchange a property, lockdown provides the opportunity to get sale-ready.

Spring is traditionally a time when people think about moving, and you can still focus on this …only in a slightly different way! So, we’ve prepared some tips for using your sp... more

Image for Castleford volunteer steps up to give back to local NHS who helped her survive cancer

A Castleford-based health and safety specialist who survived cancer is looking to give back to the NHS by volunteering to help them while she is furloughed from her day job.

Joanne Moore, safety, health and environmental advisor at Vistry Group – which includes Vistry Partnerships, Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and, even though she is on the NHS’ coronavirus shielded patient list, has signed up as a volunteer responder.

Joanne, from Castleford, has started work as a Check-in and Chat volunteer, having successfully registered with the NHS and downloaded the volunteering platf... more

Image for Vistry Group exchanges contracts on former RAF location in Gloucester

Vistry Group has exchanged conditional contracts with a Cheltenham-based property company to build homes at a former RAF site in Gloucester.

The national housebuilding company, which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes, has regional headquarters in Bishop’s Cleeve, and is set to purchase the 5.91-acre land at the former RAF Quedgeley base in the summer, from Robert Hitchins Ltd.

The site has outline planning consent for 80 homes and is south of Rudloe Drive, close to the Bovis Homes location Oaklands... more

Image for Phil and team delighted to donate vital respiratory kit to Banbury hospital

A health and safety advisor at a national housebuilder has spoken of his pride at donating vital respiratory kit to the critical care unit at a Banbury hospital.

Phil Reay, health, safety and environmental advisor at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – said it was a great feeling to contribute to the amazing work being carried out on the front line at Horton General Hospital.

Phil worked with colleagues in the Vistry West Midlands region, including Jason Humphrey, site manager at Bovis Homes’ Longford Park location in Banbury, to deliver the £500 Versaflo kit – a battery-powered air purif... more

Image for Sales guru at national housebuilder learns from daughter as lockdown home-time fuels ambition

An ambitious sales guru at a national housebuilder is learning from her teenage daughter as she combines home schooling with her day-to-day job during the coronavirus lockdown.

Katy Beswick, field sales manager at Vistry West Midlands – including Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – is balancing her management of four new-build locations with family life, which involves helping 14-year-old Amber Kate with her studies, and walking their one-year-old cocker spaniel, Albie.

Katy, 33, from Ullesthorpe near Lutterworth, aims to become a Vistry Group sales manager and said working with her daughter was enabling her to balance her time effectively and work m... more

Image for Vistry Group boss donates PPE to Yorkshire hospital to help neighbour working in ICU

A Vistry Group regional MD has donated protective kit to the intensive care unit of a West Yorkshire hospital to help support his neighbour and the NHS colleagues working there.

Face masks and more than 1,000 packs of antibacterial wipes have been handed over to staff on the frontline at Bradford Royal Infirmary after being collected from temporarily closed Vistry Yorkshire locations.

Scott Stothard from Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – arranged for the collection of spare equipment from a number of developments, and further donations have been made by ... more

Image for Chamwell Centre in Gloucester receives £20,000 boost from county housebuilder

A charity for disabled children and adults in Gloucester has been presented with a donation of more than £20,000 from housebuilder Bovis Homes.

The Chamwell Centre will be a much-needed facility built in the grounds of The Milestone Special School in Longlevens, which will include a large hydrotherapy pool, plus therapy, sensory and sports equipment.

The centre is working to replace a 40-year-old hydrotherapy pool in addition to providing a café and all-ability sports, athletics, and social events for the school. Bovis Homes has now raised £40,000 towa... more

Image for Special purchase package extended to volunteers

A national housebuilder is looking to recognise the army of volunteers who have recently signed up to help the NHS, by offering them a special house buying package which will run until the end of the year.

Bovis Homes already runs an attractive purchasing package for key workers, which it has now extended to include all those who have signed up for the recent NHS volunteer scheme – as well as all those newly-classified by the Government as key workers in the battle against the coronavirus.

Bovis Homes remains open for business, even though its sites are closed under the current restrictions, and has been looking to support the national effort to combat COVID-19, actively encouraging staff who are not at work to volunteer, and helping to organise collections of critical medical kit to hospitals in different parts... more

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