Land and New Homes Director celebrates 30 years at Connells

01 September 2011

Connells Regional Land and New Homes Director Trevor Hill recently celebrated 30 years with local estate agency Connells.

Trevor started as a sales negotiator at Connells Luton office in 1981, following a 14 year career as an engineer at Vauxhall Motors in Luton. When he joined Connells, the company had just 26 branches in total and now the Connells Group has 470 offices.

“As well as the sale of new and second hand homes, we offer a whole range of related services including mortgages and conveyancing. Although the company has grown significantly since I joined it still retains its culture of caring, both for its employees and its customers,” says Trevor. “I have loved every minute of my 30 years with Connells and still very much enjoy coming to work, because every day is different with fresh challenges and goals".

Trevor quickly worked his way up the career ladder at Connells, gaining vast experience in all aspects of the business. After spending 22 years on the residential sales side, culminating in his role as Area Director of the Luton, Milton Keynes, St Albans and Watford areas, he moved over to the newly created role of New Homes Director in January 2004. Three years later he was promoted to Regional Land and New Homes Director with responsibility for co-ordinating the land and new homes operation across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Essex and North London.

Brought up in Luton, Trevor still lives in the town with his wife Jan, whom he has been married to for 39 years. He has two children and two grandchildren, and is very much part of the local community. Trevor is a keen sportsman, having previously represented Bedfordshire County at Tennis, Table Tennis and Football, as well as playing semi-professional football for Dunstable Town FC. What’s more Trevor is an avid golfer and is a member of South Bedfordshire Golf Club in Luton.

“I would like to congratulate Trevor on reaching this significant milestone at Connells and for his commitment, loyalty and efforts over the past 30 years. Trevor’s long term contribution is an integral part of the Connells success story and I wish him further success in the future,” says Stuart Flavell, chief executive of Connells.

Over the past few years, Connells has increased its share of the land and new homes market in the east of England and they have continued to invest in their land and new homes division with a number of key appointments across the region.

“We have seen improved market conditions in the land and new homes sectors in the eastern region. Our sales levels for the first half of 2011 were up 47 per cent compared to the same period in 2010, evidence that there is a growing appetite from buyers to purchase a new build home, says Trevor.

“The level of business we have won is also 51 per cent higher in the first half of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. We have gained significant land and new homes instructions since the start of the year, including a large site in Cambourne for 647 units and a site in Watford for 156 units.”

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For further information please contact Christine Webb, Group PR Executive on 01525 215419 or email christine.webb@connells.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

About the Connells Group:

Founded in 1936 and comprising of 470 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the third largest UK estate agency network.

In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney and Pattison Lane.

As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations.

The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for five of the past seven years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last seven years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit www.connells.co.uk




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