Business Leader March - April 2019 - Page 6

LATEST NEWS Ros Trotman appointed as new chairman of influential property group Persimmon announce profits exceeding £1bn months after ex-CEO controversy Women in Property has appointed Ros Trotman as its new Chairman for the South West. National housebuilder Persimmon has announced that the company has exceeded £1bn profits for the first time in its history. Annual profits at the company have now increased by 13% from £966m in 2017 to £1.09bn last year. Total revenue increased 4% to £3.74bn. In 2018, the company was caught up in a pay row when its previous CEO Jeff Fairburn walked out of an interview after his £75m bonus was questioned. Persimmon used the opportunity to also announce that their interim CEO, Dave Jenkinson, would take over the role permanently. Ros has been on the Women in Property committee in Bristol for four years and is a solicitor, specialising in planning law at Thrings. With nearly 300 members and hosting over 100 events per year, Ros says she intends to use the breadth of this network to address diversity and the attraction and retention of female talent. Our simple ethos goes a long way. We help businesses cut through the noise and achieve results. CORPORATE BRANDING WEBSITE CREATION ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS CONTENT MARKETING DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING PROPERTY MARKETING DESIGN FOR PRINT AND DIGITAL 4 To find out how we can help your business speak louder, contact Peter Gibbons on 0117 956 6777 or email peter@spraguegibbons.co.uk www.spraguegibbons.co.uk Issue 7: March - April 2019