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Persimmon Regional Offices


Persimmon is one of the most complained about house builders having been featured on BBC Watchdog more than once! They now only win a handful of NHBC Quality Awards (just 8 in 2014, 6 in 2015 and 7 in 2016) and have been rated just 3 stars by their own customers in the HBF New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey results for three years running! Persimmon were rated 3 stars or less by their own customers in the HBF Customer Satisfaction Survey  8 times in the last 12 years!  

Our advice: Do not buy a Persimmon/Charles Church home!



History

Persimmon was created by Duncan Davidson in 1972, building houses in Yorkshire before expanding nationwide. Persimmon grew rapidly in the 80’s and was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1985. The business consists of three main brands, Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships.


The Persimmon Homes business is the main operation. According to Persimmon "building quality homes which provide the very best in design, construction and service. The wide range of property types includes three, four and five-bed detached properties; two and three-bed terraced and semi-detached houses; bungalows and apartments".







Charles Church, described by Persimmon as "one of the country’s foremost house building brands with unrivalled reputation for the design and quality of the homes it builds." The Charles Church brand provides "a range of premium homes in both modern and traditional styles".


The Westbury Partnerships business focuses on social housing by working closely with Housing Associations to help identify solutions of affordable housing problem. This provides an outlet for their timber frame manufacturing operation - space4.


Current CEO Jeff Fairburn, took over from  Mike Farley in 2013. Farley himself taking over from retiring John White in 2006. In 2012 Farley's total pay was £1.9 million. He also owned 1,147,753 shares in the company that were worth £8,837,700 in September 2012 (770p).


Who Persimmon acquired and how they grew

In January 2006, the company bought Westbury Plc, which itself had previously taken over Prowting Homes. Other take over acquisitions include the Beazer Group in March 2001 and the Ideal Homes group of companies in February 1996.


Key Directors:

Nicholas Wrigley - Group Chairman

Jeff Fairburn    - Group Chief Executive   (from April 2013 after Mike Farley retired)

E mail: jacqueline.fennon@persimmonhomes.com Telephone: 01904 543042


Persimmon Homes Registered Office:

Persimmon plc, Persimmon House,

Fulford, York, YO19 4FE

Telephone (01904) 642199   Fax (01904) 610014

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NORTH DIVISION  

Persimmon Homes Yorkshire
Persimmon House
Fulford
York

YO19 4FE
Telephone (01904) 642199
Managing Director: Simon Usher

Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire
C
harles Church Yorkshire
3 Hepton Court
York Road
Leeds LS9 6PW
Telephone (0113) 2409726
Managing Director: Wayne Gradwell

Persimmon Homes North East
Charles Church North East
2 Esh Plaza
Sir Bobby Robson Way, Great Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE13 9BA
Telephone (0191) 2389950
Regional Chairman: John Eynon

Persimmon Homes Durham

Charles Church Durham

Persimmon House, Bowburn North Industrial Estate, Durham Road, Bowburn
DH6 5PF

Telephone: (0191) 3774000

Managing Director : Neil Foster


Persimmon Homes Teesside
Charles Church Teesside
Persimmon House
Radcliffe Crescent,

Thornaby,

Stockton on Tees
TS17 6BS
Telephone: 01642 660200

Managing Director: Neil Foster


Persimmon Homes West Scotland
Charles Church West Scotland

Broxden House, Lamberkine Drive,

Perth PH1 1RA

Telephone: (01738) 500820

Managing Director: Iain Innes


Persimmon Homes West Scotland
180 Findochty Street
Garthamlock
Glasgow G33 5EP
Telephone (0141) 766 2600
Managing Director: Douglas Law

Persimmon Homes East Scotland
Charles Church Scotland
Unit 1 Wester Inch Business Park
Old Well Court
Bathgate EH48 2TQ
Telephone (01506) 638300
Managing Director: Jim Kirkpatrick

Persimmon Homes North West
Charles Church North West
30-34 Crofts Bank Road
Urmston
Manchester
M41 0UH
Telephone (0161) 7463737
Managing Director: Neil Follows

Persimmon Homes Lancashire

Charles Church Lancashire
Persimmon House
Lancaster Business Park
Caton Road
Lancaster LA1 3RQ
Telephone (01524) 542000
Managing Director: Mark Cook


Space4 Ltd
Tameside Drive
Castle Bromwich
Birmingham B35 7AG
Telephone: (0121) 748 8383
Managing Director: Chris Ha
gan

SOUTH DIVISION

Persimmon Homes South East
Charles Church South East
Scholars House

60 College Road

Maidstone

Kent ME15 6SJ

Telephone (01622) 626816
Managing Director: Andrew Shankster


Persimmon Homes South West
Charles Church South West
Mallard Road
Sowton Trading Estate
Exeter
Devon EX2 7LD
Telephone (01392) 252541
Managing Director: Simon Perks


Persimmon Homes Cornwall

Charles Church  Cornwall

Daniel Heathcote , Director in Charge

Tamar Business Park, Pennygillam Industrial Estate, Launceston, Cornwall
PL15 7ED

Telephone: (01566) 70700

Daniel Heathcote , Director in Charge


Persimmon Homes South Coast
Charles Church South Coast
Persimmon House
100 Wickham Road,

Fareham
Hampshire PO16 7HT
Telephone (01329) 514300
Managing Director: Matthew Paine


Persimmon Homes Thames Valley

Charles Church Thames Valley
Charles Church House
Knoll Road
Camberley
Surrey GU15 3TQ
Telephone (01276) 808080
Managing Director: Martyn Clark


Persimmon Homes Wessex
Charles Church Wessex
Verona House
Tetbury Hill
Malmesbury
Wiltshire SN16 9JR
Telephone (01666) 824721
Managing Director: Steve Roche


Persimmon Homes Severn Valley
Charles Church Severn Valley
Davidson House

106 Newfoundland Way

Portishead
Bristol BS20 7QE
Telephone (01275) 396000
Managing Director: Carl Haley


Persimmon Homes West Wales
Charles Church West Wales
Dragon House

Parc Y Ddraig

Penllergaer Business Park
Swansea SA4 9HJ

Telephone (01792) 229800

Managing Director: Huw Llewellyn

Persimmon Homes East Wales
Charles Church East Wales
Persimmon House
Llantrisant Business Park
Llantrisant
Rhondda Cynon Taff CF72 8YP
Telephone (01443) 223653
Managing Director: Martin J Smith


CENTRAL DIVISION  

Persimmon Homes Central
Charles Church Central

Tameside Drive,

Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
B35 7AG
Telephone: 0121 748 9820

Managing Director: Neil Williams


Persimmon Homes North Midlands
Charles Church North Midlands
Davidson House
Meridian East
Meridian Business Park
Leicester LE19 1WZ
Telephone (0116) 2815600
Managing Director: Paul Hurst

Persimmon Homes West Midlands
Charles Church West Midlands
Venture Court
Broadlands
Wolverhampton
West Midlands WV10 6TB
Telephone (01902) 787989
Managing Director: Tim Brickley


Persimmon Homes South Midlands
Charles Church South Midlands

Westbury Partnerships

Aspen House
Birmingham Road, Studley
Warwickshire B80 7BG
Telephone (01527) 851200
Managing Director: Andrew Peters


Persimmon Homes East Midlands
Charles Church East Midlands
Persimmon House
19 Commerce Road
Peterborough Business Park
Lynch Wood
Peterborough PE2 6LR
Telephone (01733) 397200
Managing Director: Simon McDonald


Persimmon Homes Nottingham

Charles Church Nottingham

Fountain House,

Southwell Road,

West Mansfield,

Nottinghamshire  NG18 4LE

Telephone (01623) 709120
Managing Director: Neil Follows


Persimmon Homes Midlands
Charles Church Midlands
3 Waterside Way
Bedford Road
Northampton

NN4 7XD
Telephone (01604) 884600
Managing Director: Richard Oldroyd


Persimmon Homes Essex
Charles Church Essex
10 Collingwood Road
Witham
Essex CM8 2EA
Telephone (01376) 518811
Managing Director: Philip Standen

Persimmon Homes North London
Charles Church North London
Persimmon House
Vanwall Business Park
2 Vanwall Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire SL6 4UB
Telephone (01628) 502800
Managing Director: Jon Regent

Persimmon Homes Anglia
Charles Church Anglia
Persimmon House
Colville Road Works
Oulton Broad
Lowestoft
Suffolk NR33 9QS
Telephone (01502) 516784
Managing Director: Andrew Fuller

Persimmon Homes Regional Offices  (last updated January 2017)

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Financials:

Results:  27 Feb 2017


Turnover

£3,140.0 million

(at 31 December 2016)

Pre Tax Profit

£   774.8 million  

(Operating profit  24.8%)

Market capital

£6,210.0 million

(at 27 February 2017)




Average selling price

£ 206,765


Land bank

     78,187 plots  

(52,800 with implementable planning)

Number of new homes built to financial year ended 31 December 2016 - 15,171 (+4.1%)

2015 - 14,572 : 2014 - 13,509 : 2013 - 11,528 : 2012 - 9,903 : 2011 - 9,360 : 2010 - 9,384 :

2009 - 8,976 : 2008 - 10,202


Awards:

Number of NHBC awards per year (averaged over last nine years)

19 Quality awards < 6 Seal of Excellence awards.

Homes per quality award ratio for 2016 - 2,167 homes built per award.

2015 - 2,429 homes built per award : 2014 - 1,668 : 2013 - 887  :  2012 - 471  :  2011 - 334  : 2010 - 313 : 2009 - 309

The lower the number the better the quality.


What their customers say:

Review links below to see what some customers think of their Persimmon new home:


Persimmon Homes and Customer Services – Facebook Group 153 members (Public)


Persimmon – Unhappy Customers – Facebook Group 520 members (Public)


Hear what their own Contracts manager says about Persimmon and Charles Church


Charles Church Homes snagging defect photographs


Snagging.org/Persimmon

NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards Charles Church Flag