Lovell appoints new contracts managers due to success of East Anglia region

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Phil Tipping at Lovell
Phil Tipping

Lovell has recently promoted previous site managers Phil Tipping and Tommy Salmon to contracts managers, working on recently launched projects in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Phil Tipping, 30, has been appointed as contracts manager for the brand-new projects in Wymondham and Witchford.

Joining Lovell in January 2017 as an award-winning site manager, Phil began as a senior site manager on an award-winning project in Cambridgeshire, before moving on to complete 115 homes at Beck Row, Mildenhall, for which Phil won the Lovell National Safety Award.

Phil, who lives in Cambridge, said: “I face a variety of challenges from day-to-day, which can involve planning works from head office, meeting design and commercial teams to prepare strategies for efficient delivery, but mostly overseeing site operations and putting the planning of activities into action to deliver high-quality homes on time.

“I get to interact with people from all walks of life, so being adaptable to give the best service I can is important for me to remember in my role.

“Lovell has provided me with fantastic opportunities to succeed. It’s a very people-focused business, providing a great atmosphere to work in, whilst ensuring its employees work together to deliver the best possible service.

“I am looking forward to becoming established in this role and aim to complete a number of successful projects, promoting better working practices and pushing Lovell to be a leader in our industry for innovation.”

Tommy Salmon at Lovell
Tommy Salmon

Tommy Salmon, 31, has been promoted to contracts manager at St Edmund’s Park, a £25 million housing development in Acle, consisting of 137 homes in partnership with Repton Property Developments.

Tommy has worked at Lovell for 15 years after joining the leading developer as an apprentice bricklayer, where he was recognised as regional Apprentice of the Year in 2008.

Upon completing his apprenticeship, Tommy joined Lovell’s management trainee scheme where he worked towards becoming a site manager and entered his first management role in 2013. Since then, Tommy had been working as Site Manager at Lovell’s Wensum Grange development in Fakenham, and won the National Site Supervisor of the Year Award from LABC in 2015.

Tommy, from Norwich, commented: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Lovell and I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve received since starting my apprenticeship 15 years ago. It’s brilliant how much the company invests in its employees and the training programs are second-to-none.”