Commitment to staff welfare and development has paid dividends at one Yorkshire housebuilder with just a handful of its team racking up over 150 years service between them.
Miller Homes, whose Yorkshire office is based in Wakefield, takes employer responsibilities seriously with promotional opportunities, career development and a team spirit all playing a part in ensuring staff stay with the company for the long term.
“Miller Homes is an employer that invests in its staff across the UK and we are lucky in the Yorkshire region to have a really great team who work hard and socialise too,” said Steve Birch, managing director Yorkshire region.
“We always aim to promote from within wherever possible without comprising the growth and success of the business and this is why staff investment and development is so important to us.”
Staff who have amassed such an impressive length of service include; Steve Birch, managing director; Jan Hanaby, area sales manager; Debbie Peers, office manager; Richard Gough, associate commercial director; Zoe Sugden, sales administrator; Marie Mundy, customer service supervisor; Richard Littlewood, senior surveyor; Andrew Davies, operations director and David Patterson, contracts manager.
Together they form part of the team who will bring almost 400 new homes to the Yorkshire region this year with a staggering 30% forming part of its brand new developments.
“The latest report by the National Housing Federation (NHF) shows that less than 47 per cent of new homes required in the Yorkshire and Humber region are being constructed,” said Steve.
“We ensure our developments and the homes at them suit the locality and demographic in which we are building and make every effort to make a significant difference in the house buying journey we share with our customers. The continuity and professionalism of our team undoubtedly plays its part in delivering this.”
In addition, the team work together to raise money for charitable funds. This year, the company as a whole is supporting ‘Habitat for Humanity’ which the Yorkshire team will support with their Northern colleagues at a fund raising ball, via bake sales and two members of the Yorkshire team will be visiting Malawi to support a house building community project.