Spicerhaart Part Exchange and Assisted Move (PX-AM) has announced its first two appointments of 2019.

Denise Appleby joins the team as Business Development Manager for the South East, where she will cover Essex, Kent and East Anglia while Lucy Folly joined as a consultant in the Sheffield office.

Denise and Lucy’s appointments come hot on the heels of Spicerhaart PX-AM’s announcement earlier last month that, following its most successful year ever, it is looking to move offices and take on more staff.

Denise, who lives in Southend On Sea in Essex, has 19 years’ experience in the new build industry.

She started her career at Barratt Homes where she was a sales adviser for 11 years before moving to Essex based developer, Countryside Properties. Most recently, Denise was Business Development Manager at a conveyancing practice specialising in new build conveyancing.

At Spicerhaart, Denise’s key responsibilities will be to obtain and maintain part exchange and assisted move business from new build developers throughout the area.

Denise said: “I was really attracted to the job because it combines a role that I have previously enjoyed – BDM, along with the new build industry.

“Having worked for developers, I understand part-exchange from the developer’s perspective. I am also familiar with senior members of staff at many of the large house builders so I will bring all that experience with me. I was also very keen to join an established household name like Spicerhaart.”

Denise says she thinks there are some real opportunities for her to gain business from some of the larger developers, and also to work closely with Spicerhaart’s own Land & New Homes divisions.

“I will be looking to meet with smaller developers as early in the process as possible to explain the advantages of having a part exchange option when selling their new build plots,” she said.

Lucy - who was previously business manager at Clinique and before that worked as a travel agent at Tui – says she is looking forward to working with the Part Exchange & Group Clients team, and learning, and developing within this industry. She said:

"I believe that my strong selling and management background will support me within this job role."

Neil Knight, Business Development Director at Spicerhaart Part Exchange and Assisted Move says both appointments are integral to the division’s ambitious 2019 growth plans:

Lucy is a superb addition to the team as she has fantastic experience in customer-facing roles so will be a real asset as a negotiator.

“Denise already has great relationships already with some of the UK’s biggest housebuilders and is now in the perfect position to get to know the smaller developers and show them how they can get the edge on their competitors by offering our part exchange and assisted move scheme.

“Her appointment is a brilliant opportunity for us, allowing us to expand the business into a region we have previously not been in a position to work in.”

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