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Image for Reserve a home in Kent or Sussex and receive an exclusive summer bundle

Home hunters in Kent or Sussex could receive an exclusive summer bundle valued at more than £7,000, if they reserve their home before the end of September*.

The bundle includes: £5,000 towards the deposit, £1,000 towards legal fees plus an entertainment package including a 55" Smart TV, Sonos Beam Sound Bar, 32GB 10.2 inch iPad and an Amazon Echo Dot.

With the recent stamp duty holiday announcement as well, now is the perfect time to find ... more

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Image for Bedford manager retires after merchant Saturday job led to 35 years at housebuilder

A commercial manager from Bedford who entered the housing industry after working at a builders’ merchant on Saturdays while at school, is retiring after 35 years at a national housebuilder.

Andy Hurst, commercial manager at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group, which also includes Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships – joined the housebuilder as an assistant buyer in 1985 and says he will miss the team spirit most.

Andy, 55, who landed a full-time job at the merchant after leaving Pilgrim Upper School aged 18, soon learnt the ropes before gaining experience in property management and interacting with customers during many roles... more

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Image for Sales star Sue hails housebuilder’s values as she retires after 34 years

A dedicated new-build sales specialist in Coleshill has praised her housebuilder employer for its company values as she retires from the industry after more than 34 years.

Sue Ashton, 58, senior sales administrator at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group, which also includes Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships – joined the business on her birthday in 1986, as an administrative assistant, using an electronic memory typewriter.

The Aston Villa fan says that, while much has changed over the decades, the sense of camaraderie remains the same. She has recently been based at Vistry’s West Midlands regional headquarters at... more

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Image for Dream home bought on a mobile phone! Key worker family first to reserve on new portal

View our video: Two key workers in Oxfordshire are the first in the country to reserve a new-build property on a mobile phone using a housebuilder’s innovative new online system.

Teacher Jamie Green and his wife Lucy, a mental health nurse, from Witney, used Bovis Homes’ online sales portal to reserve a spacious four-bed home, and the couple and their two young daughters are now getting set to move into Bovis Homes’ Faringdon Fields location, in Faringdon.

The housebuilder’s portal includes a simple six step process to move from registering personal details to reserving a home and pay... more

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Image for A Sussex-based site manager with more than 20 years of experience wins national award

Valentyn Samchuk, a Sussex-based site manager working for Vistry Group, is celebrating after receiving a prestigious national award for housebuilding quality.

Valentyn received the Pride in the Job award for his work at Bovis Homes The Maples development in Ifield.

Speaking about his award, Valentyn said: “Winning Pride in The Job for me feels very special and means so much to me. I grew up in Ukraine and had never imagined that it would be possible for me to one day win such a highly recognised award in a... more

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Image for Q and A with Sue Scholfield

This year, businesses around the world have changed how they operate, while working in an unknown market. Millions googled ‘furlough definition’, group meetings started taking place virtually… from home, and many companies were forced to close temporarily. With the Government easing its lockdown measures to allow the reopening of new-build sales centres, teams from Vistry – which includes Bovis and Linden Homes – had to adapt quickly, while ensuring health and safety was paramount.

Sue Scholfield, Vistry Group’s sales and marketing director, tells us what’s been going on behind the scenes and explains how the stamp duty holiday announcement is great news for homebuyers and the industry as a whole…

Sue has over 30 years’ housebuilding experience and has been a sales director for 21 years. She works for the company’s Western region that operates in Gloucestershire, Bristol, Somerse... more

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Image for Bovis Homes site manager honoured for the second year running

Bovis Homes site manager, Lee Woodward has been awarded a coveted second NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in Job Quality Award 2020, for building homes of an exceptional quality at Pebble Beach in Seaton.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Pride in the Job recognises the UKs top site managers – with more than 11,000 competing for the annual awards. As well as undergoing spot checks on the day-to-day running of the sites, each candidate is assessed across 38 areas of site management, including their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and the quality controls they have in place.

Lee has been selected as one of the best site managers in the UK, joining 450 other Quality Award winners. Commenting on the announcement, Lee said: “I feel incredibly proud to have won two years on the trot. Every morning I walk the site first thing to make sure everything looks perfect, consistency is key to me and I like the site to be tidy so it can operate effectively – the saying ‘tidy site, tidy mind’ is so true. When I started, the team would laugh at me as I was always questioning why something was where it was but now it’s at a high standard and it’s much eas... more

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Image for First time buyers in the South West could receive up to £10K towards their deposit as popularity of the area soars among house hunters

House hunters searching for their first home in the South West could receive up to £10,000 towards their deposit* for a new Bovis Homes property this summer.

The special offer comes as Rightmove announces that Cornwall and Devon are two of the most searched for areas since lockdown began.

Faye Cooper, regional marketing manager, said: “We know that saving for a deposit can be hard for first-time buyers particularly. With the cost of renting, it can leave little chance for saving, and so we are hoping that we can give house hunters the boost they need to get them on the ... more

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Image for Shrivenham site manager says prestigious award for build quality is just like FA Cup final win

Clark Rutland, a Shrivenham-based site manager working for Vistry Group at Bovis Homes’ Townsend Place development, is celebrating after receiving a prestigious national award for housebuilding quality.

Clark, a big Swindon Town fan, won the National House Building Council’s Pride in the Job Quality Award, after being selected from more than 11,000 inspected sites across the UK.

Speaking about his award, Clark said: “When I heard the news that I had won, it felt fantastic - I can only describe it as feeling as if Swindon had won the FA Cup! I work with a fantastic team at Townsend Place, and this award is thanks to their effort too. I am very proud of what we... more

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Image for Home hunters enjoy special packages as housebuilder launches moving campaign

Home hunters wanting to move into a new-build property in the coming months could have their stamp duty paid or six months of their mortgage paid thanks to a housebuilder’s new campaign.

Time to be Moved – launched by Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – aims to take the stress out of moving for those climbing or putting their first foot on the housing ladder.

It is available in the housebuilder's Mercia location, which covers locations across Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Nottingham and parts of t... more

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