Bedlington’s Julie hoping to build career in sales

Julie Walker.
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Julie Walker has joined Story Homes as sales manager at the Cumbrian company’s north east office in Newcastle.

Julie, 55, of Bedlington, brings with her 16 years’ experience in housing, including 10 years as part-exchange manager for Bellway North East.

She said: “I decided to join Story Homes because I think their homes will be a great addition to the market in the North East. I feel very privileged to work here.”

“I became aware of Story Homes about three years ago when their first development in the region, the Woodlands in Shotley Bridge, opened.

“I went onto their website, and I was very impressed with the quality of the houses. I got it into my mind I’d like to work for the company.

“I became aware there was a job going, and I decided to go for it. I contacted Story Homes, and it has all been turned around very quickly.”

It is anticipated that Julie’s sales team will grow quickly as Story Homes increases the number of developments it has on the go in the north east.

She said: “I absolutely love my work. There are so many good things about Story Homes and the houses they build.

“They are a company with traditional values as far as treating their staff well, and they build traditional houses to the very best standard, and I am proud to work for them.”

The firm’s head of sales, Louise McGuckin, said: “Julie brings considerable experience with her to Story Homes and is already proving to be an asset to the company.

“As the north east region continues to grow, Julie’s experience will be invaluable, and we are thrilled to have her on board.”