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Fastflow Group and United Living join forces

Monday, June 24, 2019
Neil Armstrong (right) and Ian Burnett, pictured after signing the agreement.

  Fastflow Group, the utilities and property services business, and United Living, a new and refurbished housing specialist, today announce that they have merged to operate under one group.   The enlarged group will retain the existing contracting companies under their separate brands with existing contracts being unaffected.  The merger will allow the Group to provide a broadened maintenance and development capability in the property sector.  The two organisations will be better equipped to meet the ever-increasing UK demand for new and well-maintained housing.  

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Toon’s tallest tower to get fastest broadband

Thursday, June 13, 2019
How the tower will look when completed.

      Newcastle’s tallest building, Hadrian’s Tower, will also have the city’s – if not the North East’s - fastest broadband.   The ultrafast full fibre optic cabling to be installed in the building will deliver connection speeds of up to 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) – around 21 times faster than the current Newcastle average and 25 times faster than the UK average*.   In addition to making gaming and film streaming extremely quick and easy – typically a feature film would download within a minute - the

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New role sees Emma go full circle

Monday, June 3, 2019
Emma Butcher.

  It’s back to the business where it all started for Emma Butcher, who has secured the position of Regional Head of Sales for the Severn Valley region, with ambitious housebuilder, Wainhomes.   Originally from Suffolk, Emma, 40, has over 21 years of experience working in the new build homes sector across Yorkshire - but has relocated to Bristol to take up this new role.   She began her career working as a Sales Administrator with Wainhomes, in York, back in 1998 and stayed with the business until 2001. Emma progressed in her career

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Exciting plans for two new NE hotels

Friday, May 31, 2019
How the front of the revamped Metropolitan building could look.

  A rapidly expanding leisure business has unveiled plans for two new North East hotels.   Newcastle based High Street Hospitality proposes an ambitious renovation of a grand old building in the centre of the city, whilst also developing a new build hotel in County Durham.   A planning application has been submitted to Newcastle City Council, for permission to transform 19-21 Collingwood Street from its current office use into one of the city’s most exciting hotel, dining and leisure experiences.   A £2 million refurbishment

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Construction students give it some ‘welly!’

Friday, May 24, 2019
Trying out their wellies in the new store are (L to R seated): Faye Greenwell, seven; Laura Henderson, Work Placement Officer at Derwentside College; Amy Davison and Holly McCall, both 11; Zac Routledge, six; Angela McDermid; Josh Proctor and Zach Duffy, both six, with Ken Johnson (crouching).  (L to R standing): college students Callum Cook ,21; Bradley Colley and Chris Conlin, both 19; Peter Fox, Carpentry and Joinery Lecturer at the College and Geoff Scott.

  County Durham construction students have been putting their best foot forward, stepping up to design and build a welly store

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Boxing night a big hit for new charity

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
(L/R) Sarah Turnbull and Erin Fairly with Gary Forrest, Chairman of The High Street Group of Companies.

  A charity boxing evening staged to raise money for cancer support proved a big hit – raising £8,010.   The event, arranged by The High Street Group of Companies, will help a new initiative, The Macmillan Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Service within the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The innovate partnership provides paramedics and ambulance clinicians with training and education to deliver appropriate treatment within the home, aiming to reduce unnecessary admissions to hospital

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Acquisition aids drive for the top

Thursday, May 16, 2019
A penthouse rooftop extension in Knightsbridge.

  As part of a drive to break into the development of rooftop homes, The High Street Group of Companies has bought a business which specialises in creating London penthouses.   The multi million pound deal delivers instant, award winning* expertise to the rapidly expanding, Newcastle based property specialist.   First Penthouse, established in 1994 and based in Knightsbridge, has recently completed several prestigious rooftop extensions, creating luxury homes on top of existing buildings in areas such as Chelsea, Knightsbridge and St. John’s Wood.   It is currently working to

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Move makes commercial sense for Phil

Friday, May 10, 2019
Phil Hunter

    Phil Hunter has joined rapidly expanding Partner as Commercial Director, bringing with him 20 year of experience in the construction sector.   Having originally studied accountancy, his route into the industry was through the finance department of a North East based global engineering operation.   However, he soon realised he wanted to work closer to the coal face and so, after a year out travelling, moved on to a housebuilding and refurbishment company and trained as a quantity surveyor.   There was an eighteen month spell on a government building project in

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Almost 1,000 homes to be delivered in new projects worth £162m

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Sean Egan outside a show home at an existing Galliford Try Partnerships North development.

Regeneration and housing specialist, Galliford Try Partnerships North, has secured seven new projects that will deliver 950 new homes across the North East.   With a gross development value (GDV) of £162.35 million, the initiatives include properties for open market sale, shared ownership, affordable rent, private rent and extra care facilities for the over 55’s.   Managing Director, Sean Egan, said:  “It has been a very productive few months in terms of securing new business, building on a number of successful existing

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New recruits for fast growing financial firm

Thursday, April 11, 2019
New starters at 313 Financial (L-R) Paul Cooksley, Rachael Bolam and Stephen Dixon

  A rapidly expanding financial services business has added three new members to its growing ranks.   Mortgage and Protection Consultants, Rachael Bolam, 30, from Chester-le-Street and Paul Cooksley, 35, from Whitley Bay, along with Protection Advisor Stephen Dixon, 29, from Sherburn, join 313 Financial at an exciting time.   The company, which only began trading form the spare bedroom of one of its directors in 2016, is set to see turnover more than double in its third year and its team has

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