North east builder launches recruitment drive as profits rise by third

Persimmon Homes North East is celebrating an increase in underlying profits before tax of more than a third.

Friday, 1st April 2016, 1:27 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 7:27 am
Persimmon Homes North East managing director John Eynon.

They were up by 34 per cent last year to £638m from £475m in 2014.

Regional managing director John Eynon said: “2015 was an excellent year for the business.

“The results are a team effort, and we were delighted to deliver vital new homes across the region.”

“2016 looks set to be even busier for the team as we plan to build further homes in Newcastle, East Benton, Cramlington and Morpeth.

“As we build more homes, we can create more sustainable jobs in the region, both directly and indirectly through the diverse range of local suppliers we work with each day.

“Employing the right people to help us grow the business even further remains a key focus for the team in the north east, and we have a number of posts available now, with more coming on stream later in the year.”

Details of jobs on offer at the firm, based in Bowburn in County Durham, can be found at