Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Help to Buy scheme funded 4,300 completions in June – a new high!

The latest government figures published 31st July, revealed that 4,357 sales were made under the Help to Buy equity loan scheme in June. This is the highest monthly total since the scheme started back in April 2013. Despite its faults, the scheme has been a major factor in the improvements seen in the UK housebuilding and construction industry.

Overall, 27,167 homes have been purchased under the loan initiative. The figures, covering April 2013 to June 30 2014, also show that first time buyers made up 85% of the sales at 23,167 transactions. The figures refer to the first phase of Help to Buy, which offers buyers an interest-free loan worth up to 20% of the price of a new-build home.

The average price of an equity loan home was £207,967 against a median equity loan of £41,413.

Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis said that for the first time, sales data had been included in the figures, split by postcode. The allows us to identify how the scheme is benefitting areas across the country.

Wiltshire saw the highest number of equity loan sales at 469, with Leeds and Central Bedfordshire achieving 457 and 427 transactions respectively since the scheme’s inception.

Stewart Baseley, HBF’s executive chairman, commented: “Help to Buy is allowing people across the county to buy new build homes and if people can buy, builders can build. Indicators suggest increases in housebuilding activity in the region of 25% and the past year has seen the steepest increase in new housing starts for around 40 years.

 “To ensure increases are sustainable, central and local government need to ensure the planning system responds accordingly and can meet demand in the long term.”

If you are interested in a new sales job selling housebuilding products, contact Pinnacle Consulting....the building products recruitment specialists.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Construction Job in Focus: Fantastic Construction Sales Management role in Roofing Sector

Our latest construction products industry Job in Focus is a fantastic National Business Manager's role in the Roofing sector. As part of the senior management team you will head up and manage the specialist flat roofing sales and technical teams. You will develop key relationships with major flat roofing contractors and developers whilst working closely with partner manufactures in developing and supporting system sales. 

Each month our Construction Job in Focus feature takes a detailed look at some of the fantastic sales and marketing construction and building materials job vacancies currently on our books. Job in Focus is also promoted on our website.

Visit www.pinnacleconsulting.co.uk 

Job Title: Business Manager - Roofing
Job Ref: J4580
Product: Roofing Flat
Location: National
Salary: £75k
Sector: Management

EMPLOYER: Our client is a market leading blue chip manufacturer of a diverse range of structural and technical construction products. An instantly recognisable household name they operate throughout the world and enjoy a market leading status in the UK. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Part of the senior management team you will head up and manage the specialist flat roofing sales and technical teams. With a strong focus on sales and new business development you will manage and develop key relationships with major flat roofing contractors and developers whilst working closely with partner manufactures in developing and supporting system sales. 

LOCATION: This is a national role with a preference for the successful candidate living in the South or South East of England.

PERSON: We are looking for senior professional with a strong background in flat roofing and contacts with the large key roofing contractors. 

BENEFITS: Negotiable basic salary between £60k-£75k plus bonus, car and excellent benefits. 

For further information or to discuss your career options contact Steve Rogan on 01480 405225 or apply online.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Construction Sales Featured Jobs for August 2014

August 2014: The construction industry is now very much in recruiting mode and candidates from the industry are also much more confident to start looking for a new sales job - with this in mind you may wish to take a look at our current construction products sales jobs.  We have some superb job opportunities on our books at the moment and we feature some of them here.

If you are interested in any of these roles or are looking to develop your career, contact us or take a look at our website for more details on our construction sales jobs and recruitment services.
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See below for full details of our featured jobs (click 'Read more' if required).

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

What are your favourite songs related to the building and construction industry (sort of!) ?

Last week we shared with you some of our favourite songs related to employment and work, this week we look at the building and construction industry. 

What are your favourite songs that have links to building and construction? 

Here are five of our choices, albeit some a little tenuous, let us know yours.

1. Madness 'Our House'

2. The Housemartins 'Build'

3. Arctic Monkeys 'Brick by Brick'

4. Pink Floyd 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)'

5. Starship 'We Built this City'

If you are look for a sales or marketing job in the building products industry, please visit our website today. www.pinnacleconsulting.co.uk 

Monday, 11 August 2014

KBB Job in Focus for August - Key Accounts role for DIY channel

Our building and construction products industry Job in Focus for August is a national Key Accounts role in the KBB sector selling and marketing bathroom products for a leading manufacturer to the DIY channel. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to develop their career to national accounts management.

Each month our Construction Job in Focus feature takes a detailed look at some of the fantastic sales and marketing construction and building materials job vacancies currently on our books. Job in Focus is also promoted on our website.

Visit www.pinnacleconsulting.co.uk 

Job Title: Key Account Manager
Job Ref: J4513
Product: Bathroom Products
Location: National role
Salary: £43k + bonus and benefits

EMPLOYER: Our Client are a market leading bathroom product manufacturer with a superb reputation and a long established history in this sector. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: They are now looking to recruit a new Key Account Manager to help develop their DIY channel including the likes of B&Q, Screwfix, Wickes, Homebase etc. Responsibilities will include delivering budgeted sales target, average selling price, prime margin and profit. Negotiate cost pricing, marketing spend and trading agreements etc. 

LOCATION: National - ideally living Southern UK / Midlands 

CANDIDATE: We are looking for extremely high calibre candidates who can demonstrate a clear track record of success selling ideally into the DIY / Multiple Outlet Retail sector. This may suit somebody who has tasted success in this sector but not necessarily already holding a full National Account responsibility.

PACKAGE: On offer is a basic salary of £40k - £43k (negotiable) plus excellent bonus scheme, quality car and all the normal benefits associated with a position of this seniority with a market leading brand.

Call us on 01480 405225 or email us via recruit@pinnacleconsulting.co.uk to find out more.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Construction Products Association forecasts private housing to grow 18% in 2014

The Construction Products Association's Summer Forecasts released this week have revealed that private housing starts are set to increase by 18% this year to 134,170 units. This is great news for the housebuilding industry and manufacturers, distributors and merchants of building products.

The Construction Products Association (CPA) also said that over the next two years the whole construction industry is set to grow by approximately 10% and contribute almost £11 billion to the UK economy. 

The private housing sector is expected to grow 10% in 2015 followed by 5% growth every year to 2018.

Noble Francis, CPA’s economics director, explained the slower growth expected after 2015: “The pending general election will cast the future of housing policies into doubt. Such uncertainty, together with questions about affordability and higher mortgage repayment costs, will likely subdue private housing growth to 5% per year from 2016.”

It is a good time to be involved in the construction industry and it is leading the way in the recovery of the UK's economy.

If you are looking for a new sales job in the construction and building products industry, please contact us on 01480 405225.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

What is your favourite song about work or looking for a job?

A little bit of fun for you to enjoy and get involved with. Music often gives us inspiration and ideas or conveys our feelings or makes us laugh or cry. 

Work, employment, careers and jobs are common themes of songs, so what are your favourites? Here are five you might like.

1. The Bangles 'Manic Monday'
Do you dread Monday morning? Perhaps you should think about a new job.

2. The Clash 'Career Opportunities'
Sometimes we feel that their are no opportunities out there, but with the ever-improving economy and healthy building and construction industry, it is the best time in years to look for a new job.

3. David Bowie 'A New Career in a New Town'
Many people not only change careers, but need a new start in a new part of the country. At Pinnacle we offer sales and marketing jobs across the UK.

4. Dolly Parton '9-5'
Are you strictly '9-5' in your job or do you spend time improving yourself in the evenings and weekends?

5. Fountains of Wayne 'Bright Future in Sales'
Do you have the skills to succeed in sales? Enjoy and smile at this song.

Let us know you're favourite songs on a work theme and search for our latest construction sales and marketing jobs, if you are looking for a new job.

Tel. 01480 405225.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Construction Sales Jobs Regional Career Clinics August 2014

If you're ready for your next career move in construction products sales and you would like an independent evaluation of your career? Why not arrange to attend one of our FREE PinBuild Career Development Clinics this August at a location near you.

PinBuild Clinics are for sales professionals in the construction and building products sector. They provide specialist career advice & a match to our latest construction sales vacancies.

Call to arrange to meet one of our Consultants 01480 405225 or e-mail recruit@pinnacleconsulting.co.uk

Next clinic dates
  • Wednesday 13th August - Reading
  • Wednesday 20th August - Nottingham
Our current jobs: You might find one you'd like to discuss: Search for building and construction products sales jobs

PinBuild Clinics will evaluate the job seeker’s career to date and identify the best opportunities available. The clinics provide professionals with expert advice on how to progress their career by discussing the industry sectors that have potential for growth, the skills and focus needed to ensure that they develop with the changing nature of the market and how to ensure that their career continues to progress rather than stagnating.

The clinics will also assist those that attend to map out a realistic and achievable career path, including any potential training requirements. Assistance will also be given to evaluate their CV and also their interview technique and where they should focus to ensure they realise their true potential in the building and construction industry.

We specialise in external and internal sales positions, marketing and management roles and director and board appointments with manufacturers, merchants or distributors across the whole building, construction and interiors product spectrum.

Take some time out to read about CRASH the construction industry's charity for homeless people and one of our industry partners for our charity initiative 'Helping others as you recruit.'