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Renowned Interior Designer, Jill Withers, returns to Wessex Unique Lodges & Park Homes

12th April 2016

Jill withers Wessex is delighted to announce that renowned Interior Designer,  Jill Withers, Wessex’s original and much respected designer, is once again to lead design for the Wessex brand, reporting to Group Sales & Design Director, Peter Berwick. 

Jill’s interest in Interior design started at an early age, thanks to her father who was a builder, and it wasn’t long before she was filled with inspiration and ideas.  Keen to learn, Jill spent all her spare time researching and digesting everything that she could, and studied at home for a City and Guilds Advanced Interior Design exam.  Following on from this, Jill then went on to study for an Interior Design Diploma/Degree, whilst at the same time, working as a Sales Coordinator for Wessex.

It wasn’t long before Jill’s design flair was recognised at Wessex, and in 2002 she became their Concept Designer, a position which she held until 2010.  During her time at Wessex, Jill’s distinctive and unique talent for design won her a loyal fan base of followers and industry acclaim, in particular for models such as the Hideaway, Deckhouse and Sanctuary. 

In 2010, Jill then became Pathfinder’s Interior Designer, where her designs continued to impress and her fan base continued to grow.  2016 see’s Jill return to Wessex, where she is already working on a new interior for the Cranborne park home and an all-new version of the Sanctuary luxury lodge, both of which will be launched later this year.  This is an exciting new chapter for the Wessex brand and Jill’s new designs are already eagerly anticipated.

Jill commented: “My passion is, and always has been interior design, and to come back to Wessex is very exciting!  I have always loved Wessex, it was my first and true love so when the opportunity arose to come back into the fold, I jumped at it. I feel I am back on track in a homeward direction; it really is like coming home after a long trip!”

Peter Berwick, Omar Group’s Sales & Design Director commented: “ I am delighted to welcome Jill into the team and look forward to working with her.  As the designer who created the iconic and aspirational look and feel that Wessex became so well known and loved for, it’s great to have Jill back on board, she is a natural fit in our team approach and hers skills and experience will further enhance the Wessex offering.”

Dean Westmoreland Omar Group CEO said: “We are absolutely delighted that Jill is to be designing for Wessex again and we already have customers asking for her to work on their models. Jill is incredibly talented, with a real flair for design, keen eye for detail, and her experience and understanding of the industry is unrivalled.  This is a very exciting time for Wessex and we’re all very much looking forward to seeing her new designs. I am delighted to welcome her home.”

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