Our Staff Tell Us Why They Love Working at Clarendon!
As Clarendon is celebrating becoming 20 years old, the staff tell us their thoughts on their time working for the company.
“I have worked for Clarendon Homes for over 8 years, after working at GPO/BT for 40 years so it was a bit of a change moving into the building industry. I really enjoy overseeing the properties from conception all the way to completion and I am proud of many of the homes we’ve designed and built. This job can be stressful when things are going wrong and sometimes even when they are going right but there is always someone who will help you or even better make you smile.
After 40 years with BT and 8 years with Clarendon I’ve decided to retire and spend more time with my Wife, Children and Grandchildren and maybe a little bit of golf and holidays. Although I will miss the job it will be the people I will miss the most as I have come to realise that it’s your colleagues who help you to enjoy your time at work and as far as I’m concerned, I’ve worked with some of the best people at both BT and Clarendon Homes. It’s been a pleasure working with everyone both in the office and on site.”
Peter Bradley, Office & Purchasing Manager – Soon to be retired
“I started working at Clarendon on site during school and university holidays – back then it was just a couple of guys on site but although it was hard work it was lots of fun working outdoors. I eventually migrated into the office and watched it grow from just two people to fifteen people which is great as there is a good buzz as well as a healthy working atmosphere. I love coming into the office and going on site to get the mick taken out of my pink shirt. Here’s to the next 20 years.”
Gareth, Sales & Marketing Manager
“As the office is small, it’s a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to work in. Everyone genuinely cares about each other and we work well together as a team. I love that every day is so diverse and that we have freedom to make our own decisions. As my job role is customer focused, I thrive in solving issues that arise in order to give the best to our customers. The end of the working week is always a bonus when we overindulge with cake and bacon sandwiches!”
Hannah, Admin & Customer Service
“Every day is varied which keeps you on your toes, and everyone is more than happy to help each other out. As a company Clarendon invests in its staff which I think shows by the knowledge each team member has and the fact many staff have been working for Clarendon for so many years. It is always satisfying when we receive kind words from our customers, as it shows that our hard work pays off. That is one of the most rewarding things about my job.”
Alecia, Sales & Marketing
“I love working for Clarendon because being a small business it keeps a restless person like me busy with the various daily tasks that fly your way. Our office is small but we all work well with one another and enjoy a good laugh (mostly at each other’s expense). I enjoy the element of freedom that we have to manage the majority of our roles ourselves in a way that works for us. It’s a very friendly and easy-going company to work for and I’ve enjoyed the 5 years I’ve had here so far.”
Katie, Admin & Accounts
“Since joining the team just over a year ago, I have enjoyed all the new challenges that working for Clarendon Homes has provided me with. The job has greatly expanded my knowledge of the construction industry which I have been working in for over 15 years. The office itself is a great place to work with a very friendly and family-like team who were all very generous to me ahead of my wedding last year.”
Chris, Architectural Technician
“As a property developer Clarendon Homes offers me a diverse & educational job role. My background has been working within pure architectural teams, predominantly on technical aspects within extra care or education projects, so it’s a pleasant change to now be involved throughout the whole project timeline of residential developments. I’m thrilled to be part of Clarendon Homes, where since starting in November 2018 I’ve received a warm and friendly welcome into this vibrant and knowledgeable team.”
Phil, Architectural Technologist
“I love working for Clarendon Homes because they give me so many opportunities to learn new skills. I’m able to improve and grow my career in a very friendly and chilled work environment. What more could you ask for?”
Chris, Snagging Engineer & General Labourer
“Clarendon Homes is an excellent company to work for – I started off as a labourer and over the last 9 years I’ve worked my way up to site management. Clarendon provide you with opportunities to progress and reach your full potential.”
Andy, Site Manager
“Clarendon Homes is a great company to work for; over the past seven years I’ve worked with some brilliant people and had some great opportunities.“
Miles, Site Manager