Two new trainee area sales managers and two new sales consultants have started their new roles at Redrow’s Lancashire division.
Our sales team have welcomed Amy Bates and Jon Kane as trainee area sales managers, based at our Buckshaw Village offices, near Chorley, while Will Angus and Louise Chave-Jones have become sales consultants at our developments in Mosley Common and Burscough.
Amy, 25, from Liverpool, started her career with us four years ago as a sales graduate after leaving Liverpool Hope University where she studied History and Politics. She became a sales co-ordinator four months later and, after working in this role for three and a half years, she decided it was time for a new challenge.
Amy said: “When I first started at Redrow, I always knew I wanted to progress so when I saw the role for a trainee area sales manager I knew I had to apply and it worked out very well.”
Amy, who had worked as an estate agent whilst at university before coming to Redrow, said it was the graduate scheme that made her apply for Redrow in the first place.
“The graduate scheme looked very promising and I saw it as a great way into the industry. As a sales graduate I was on a busy development with an experienced sales consultant who showed me their day to day jobs, which gave me good knowledge of processes and how a busy development worked. Then as sales co-ordinator I worked in the regional headquarters liaising with all departments from sales, legal and customer service, to construction, technical and commercial.”
Jon, 33, from Wigan, had a slightly different career background prior to joining Redrow and was a self-employed DJ up until the age of 25.
Jon said: “After I stopped work as a DJ and also working at O2 as a sales consultant I realised I was very interested in the new homes industry and how it all works. I went from selling phones to selling homes and worked as a sales consultant for Redrow for just under six years before taking on the trainee area sales manager role. I loved dealing with life-changing chapters in people’s lives and I’m really proud to continue being a part of that.”
In their new trainee areas sales manager roles, both Amy and Jon are looking after a team of sales consultants, ensuring they have the tools and resources to achieve their sales targets and promoting the developments through new and existing marketing opportunities.
Father-of-two Jon says that he is enjoying supporting his team of sales consultants and watching them succeed is a massive part of why he enjoys his role so much.
One of two new sales consultants, 31-year-old Will Angus previously worked in banking for nine years at Barclays. After buying his own place on the Wirral last year with his new wife and two sons, he knew exactly what the whole experience entailed and thought this would stand him in good stead to become a sales consultant.
Will, now selling new homes at Yew Tree Park, in Burscough, said: “I knew about Redrow’s good reputation prior to joining, it was part of the reason I wanted to work for them. Not only are they a great company to work for but the homes that they build are top notch; it makes our jobs a bit easier when you sell a good product.”
Louise Chave-Jones has moved to Redrow after working in retail management for 13 years, most recently at Tesco. The 35-year-old mum of one is working at Bridgewater View, near Mosley Common, and decided she wanted to venture into the new homes industry after also buying her own home five years ago.
Louise says: “When we were going through the process of seeing our own home being built, I realised it really excited me. I can look back on my own experiences when talking to clients. I’ve also just completed my first reservation so this has really motivated me too. I'm looking forward to helping customers fulfill their dreams of owning a property and being able to guide them on their journey and meeting more of the team.”
Lesley Myers, sales manager at Redrow Homes (Lancashire) adds: “All four of our sales team have already made great progress in their new roles and settled into their teams really well. Redrow is 100% committed to training and promoting from within the business and Amy is a perfect example of this. I’m looking forward to seeing great accomplishments from them all.”