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Gavin jumps in the saddle for new role

Gavin Powell has peddled a path to success after being promoted to area sales manager with Redrow Homes.

It is a well-deserved boost for the 25-year-old keen cyclist from Eastham, Wirral, who was appointed to the role after completing a training period for the post.

Gavin says his journey with Redrow has been a constant learning curve but now he can’t wait to step it up a gear or two: “Redrow develops its employees as well as it does its homes and when I first joined as a sales consultant it was because I knew that there would be the chance to improve and progress, and I was taught a lot.

“My 12 months as a trainee area sales manager have opened my eyes even further, discovering more about the diversity and pace of the industry, while understanding the breadth and scope of customers’ needs and expectations – and how different they can be in different parts of the country.”

The University of Chester graduate says the varying needs of the job have helped him to develop in the role, ever-changing and adapting not just to meet customers’ demands but “to exceed their expectations and enhance the Redrow brand reputation”.

Gavin is now overseeing the sales operation at a number of developments in the Liverpool and Southport area, including Summerhill Park, in Broad Green, The Coppice in Banks and Liverpool Housing Partnership developments Redbridge Park, Fazakerley, Knights Park, Woolton, and soon-to-launch Regency Manor, in West Derby.

When he’s not working, Gavin likes to cycle and raise money for charities, including Clatterbridge Hospital Cancer Research.

Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), based near Chorley, adds: “Not only has Gavin put in the effort for himself and our customers, but he has shown a degree of loyalty and commitment which is a credit to him and I am delighted this has been recognised. He will continue to lead and motivate our sales consultants in the field, I’m sure.”

For details of job opportunities with Redrow go to www.redrowcareers.co.uk.

Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.

Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:

• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.

• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.

• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.

Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.