NEW YEAR MEANS NEW ROLES FOR SEVERAL AT LARKFLEET GROUP
Several employees at Bourne-based house-builder and development organisation Larkfleet Group (www.larkfleetgroup.co.uk) have started 2014 in new roles within the company.
Paul Adams is now taking on the role of deputy managing director of Lark Energy, a successful Larkfleet Group company that is the UK’s leading developer of photovoltaic (PV) ‘solar farms’ that generate electricity from sunlight.
Nigel Parsons has worked for Larkfleet Homes, Larkfleet Group’s flagship company, for several years. He started as construction director before taking on the role of construction director of technical, commercial and design in 2011. He has now been promoted to managing director of construction, a role that will encompass control of Larkfleet Homes’ current and upcoming construction projects.
Dave Hummel joined Larkfleet Homes in 2009 as a senior surveyor and was quickly promoted to commercial manager in 2010. Due to the continued expansion of the business, Dave has now been promoted to director of commercial.
Ben Burge, who joined the company less than two years ago as sales manager, has been promoted to director of sales for Larkfleet Homes and will lead Larkfleet’s sales teams in the East of England and East Midlands.
Larkfleet CEO Karl Hick commented: “It is encouraging to see these employees – some of whom have been with us for years – progressing within the company and taking on added responsibility. Although these new roles will be challenging, I have no doubt that each of my colleagues will meet and exceed the expectations demanded of their new roles.”
Larkfleet Group comprises several companies that have a joint focus and established expertise in many areas of sustainability. The group provides high quality, energy-efficient housing, domestic and large scale energy saving technologies, and renewable energy generation projects, whilst investing in the future sustainability of the construction industry.
LOCAL WOMAN BUYS HOME AT LEIGHFIELD PARK AFTER COLLECTING £1,000 PRIZE
Nearly a year after Alison Sharp was presented with a cheque for £1,000 following her participation in some market research sponsored by housebuilder Larkfleet Homes (www.larkfleethomes.co.uk) she is now purchasing a property at the company’s Leighfield Park development in Oakham.
The market research, carried out by Peterborough-based marketing communications company Metrix Marketing (www.metrixmarketing.co.uk), offered people entry in to a £1,000 prize draw in return for a few minutes of their time to talk about their experiences searching for a new home.
As an Oakham resident, Alison’s feedback involved a discussion of Larkfleet’s Leighfield Park showhome and how impressed she was with the quality of the development and helpful sales team. Alison’s details were then drawn from over 100 entries to win the £1,000 prize.
Alison was so impressed with the quality of Larkfleet’s three showhomes on site that, nearly one year later, she has decided to purchase one of them and make it her new family home.
Alison said: “I was really struck by the quality of Larkfleet’s properties when I started house hunting last year. The quality of the fixtures and fittings and the overall condition of the properties remained with me for some time and this, coupled with the location of Leighfield Park, made a move here seem like the right choice for us.
“My husband was also very impressed with the PV panels that were included with the property as we both think that sustainability is an important consideration.”
Leighfield Park is part of Oakham Heights, Larkfleet’s major urban expansion of Oakham, located on land between the Oakham bypass and Barleythorpe Road.
The development offers one, two, three, four and five bedroom properties and is aimed at families looking for a stylish, traditional home that allows them to enjoy rural life while still benefiting from good transport links to surrounding towns and cities.
Alison added, “The location of the development is ideal for us too as it is just a short walk from the local school.”
Larkfleet CEO Karl Hick said: “It is great to hear that our properties have such a positive impact on potential buyers and it is a credit to our sales teams on site that members of the public find visiting a Larkfleet development such a pleasant experience.”
Larkfleet recently released 10 three-bedroom properties and 24 one and two-bedroom apartments for purchase at Leighfield Park, much earlier that it previously anticipated.
The government’s Help to Buy scheme, which allows homebuyers to potentially own 100 per cent of their new home with just a 75 per cent mortgage and 5 per cent deposit, is available at Leighfield Park.
All houses also have solar PV (photovoltaic) panels fitted as standard so homebuyers can benefit from reduced energy bills and generate an income from selling their excess energy to the grid under the government’s Feed in Tariff scheme. The PV panels will produce electricity from daylight, generating useable power even on cloudy days.
There is also an electric car charging point on site for resident and public use.
For further details on Leighfield Park call 01572 722 262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larkfleet’s Pinchbeck Properties Are Snapped Up By Eager Valentine’s Weekend Buyers
Sales staff at Glen Grange, Larkfleet Homes’ (www.larkfleethomes.co.uk) housing development in Pinchbeck, took four property reservations from eager homebuyers in just a few days following a very successful Valentine’s weekend promotion.
Larkfleet offered a free bottle of bubbly or a box of chocolates as an incentive for homebuyers to visit its Glen Grange site over Valentine’s weekend (14-16 February). The promotion also celebrated the opening of a new showhome on site.
However, it was Larkfleet’s equity share scheme that was the real hit with visitors, with all four homebuyers that reserved a home with the Glen Grange sales team benefiting from this option.
Larkfleet offers the equity share scheme, which allows homebuyers to potentially own a new home but only pay 85 per cent of the total cost, to help first-time buyers onto the housing ladder.
Larkfleet pays the remaining 15 per cent and homebuyers have five or ten years to pay back the amount Larkfleet contributed towards the cost of the property. No interest is added to the amount homebuyers have borrowed from Larkfleet during this five or ten year period and the property can be sold at any time.
The equity-share scheme is perfect for young couples who are looking to purchase their very own home but can’t quite afford the full purchase price. It is also available to growing families who are looking to take the next step on the property ladder.
Larkfleet previously built 33 homes as part of the first phase of Glen Grange, providing buyers with quality new homes at affordable prices. It is now constructing 35 additional two and three-bedroom homes on site as phase two of the development.
Karl Hick, CEO of Larkfleet Homes, said: “I am delighted that the sales team at Glen Grange took so many reservations during this particular promotion and this success is a testament to their hard work. The fact that properties are being snapped up so quickly at Glen Grange shows just how popular the development is with local homebuyers, as well as highlighting the demand for quality new housing in the local area.
“There is a real buzz around the Glen Grange development and Larkfleet is proud to be helping so many first time buyers get that all important first step onto the housing ladder.”
Solar photovoltatic (PV) panels which will produce electricity from daylight, generating useable power even on cloudy days, will be fitted to all properties. Larkfleet homeowners at Glen Grange will therefore benefit from reduced electricity bills for years to come by using the energy which the panels generate and also create an income from selling excess power back to the grid.
The second phase of Glen Grange is not only allowing first-time buyers a chance to get a foot on the property ladder but is also providing local jobs as Larkfleet is utilising local labour and product supply chains.
Pinchbeck offers homebuyers all the relaxing aspects of village life and the benefits of good transport links to surrounding towns and cities. Pinchbeck has easy road access to Spalding, Bourne and Boston and good train links mean that the thriving city of Peterborough is only a short journey from Spalding.
For more information on Glen Grange please visit www.larkfleethomes.co.uk to download an online brochure or call 0771 789 5399.
Larkfleet Homes is part of the Larkfleet Group (www.larkfleetgroup.co.uk), based in Bourne, Lincolnshire.