On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Ryan O'Sullivan

An East Midlands housebuilder has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Head of Sales.

Ryan O’Sullivan, from Northamptonshire, brings more than 10 years’ experience in the property sector, and has been with Redrow Homes for five years.

O’Sullivan started his career as a sales negotiator in an estate agency at the age of 18, following his keen interest in architecture and property design. After being introduced to the new build sector by a friend, he made the industry leap to become a sales advisor for a national housebuilder.

Martyn Pask, managing director at Redrow Homes East Midlands, said: “One of our key focuses at Redrow Homes is valuing talent, and this means finding and developing the people with the right skillset for our team. From the moment I met Ryan; I could see he had huge potential. We are delighted to have been able to nurture his talent over the years, and I speak on behalf of everyone at Redrow Homes East Midlands when I say that we’re incredibly proud to appoint him as our new head of sales.

“Although we are going through unprecedented times, it’s an exciting period for the division, and Ryan will play a pivotal role in its continued growth, taking developments from concept right through to reality.”

Marcellus Baz BEM is one of 22 people selected to be part of Acumen’s inaugural UK-wide Fellowship.

Fellows have been selected based on their commitment to bridging societal divides and tackling injustice across the UK.

Baz is the founder and CEO of Switch Up CIC and Nottingham School of Boxing. The two organisations utilise sport, mentoring, and counselling to transform the lives of young people and transition them into employment, training, and further education. Marcellus was born in a deprived area of Nottingham, UK, and groomed into criminality before dedicating his life to supporting communities affected by crime and violence. In 2016, Baz was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of The Year Award and a British Empire medal.

He said: “I’m thrilled to officially be Nottingham’s first Acumen fellow and to be representing the UK through its global academic network. Becoming a fellow will allow me to extend my network and have a global voice; making valuable connections and raising awareness of systematic issues involving poverty and injustice. It’s only by working together that universal social and economic issues that impact communities across the world can effectively be changed to the benefit of everyone.”