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New specialists join growing financial firm

Friday, August 9, 2019
Richard Weatherburn (front left) and Craig Younger (front right) pictured with Jordan Sanders (rear left) and Paul Gray.

  A rapidly growing financial firm, has launched brand new wealth management and insurance businesses.   Durham based 313 Financial, provides mortgage and insurance brokerage services but the creation of 313 Wealth and 313 Insurance – along with the appointments of two highly specialised Managing Directors – will expand the firm’s scope and potential client base.   Established in 2016 by directors’ Jordan Sanders, 31, from Belmont and Paul Gray, 31, from Hartlepool, the growth of 313 Financial

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Climate change study in Sheffield

Monday, July 22, 2019
Left to right are Hayfa Barakat, John Clephan and Dr. Chengzhi Peng at Sheffield Housing Company’s Norfolk Park development.

  A doctorate research project to determine the impact of climate change on the type of homes being built today is being carried out in Sheffield.   The three year study is being run by Sheffield University in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Housing Company (SHC), one of the largest housing developers in the city.   A PhD student, Hayfa Barakat, will work on the Future Climate and Change in Liveability of a City’s Housing

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Young minds roam wild in the woods

Friday, July 19, 2019
Kevin Chatterton, Operations Manager with Linden Homes in the North East, meets woodland explorers from Goosehill Private Nursery

  If you go down to the woods today you’ll be in for a big surprise, as Morpeth youngsters set up a very different kind of classroom.   Bluebell Woods is part of the Saint George development, being built by Linden Homes. The developer is offering the children the chance to let their minds roam wild - whilst exploring the natural environment.   Three and four year olds from Goosehill Private Nursery and Nature Kindergarten, are visiting the

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Financial firm doubles workforce in less than a year

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
New starters (L-R) Beth Sanders, Ashleigh Wiseman and Andy Lee

  A rapidly expanding financial services business has taken on three new people – doubling its workforce in less than 10 months.   The growth of 313 Financial - which only began trading from the spare bedroom of one of its directors just over three years ago – has been impressive.   With turnover more than doubling last year, plans to expand the scope of the business in negotiation and a move to larger premises on the horizon, Andy Lee, 38, from Durham, Ashleigh Wiseman, 32,

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£8 million affordable homes scheme starts in County Durham

Monday, July 15, 2019
As site drainage work begins, pictured (L/R) are Jake Robson, Assistant Development Manager with Galliford Try Partnerships North; Alan Smith, Executive Director of Investment, Growth and Performance at believe housing; Sean Egan and Tom Winter, examining plans for the 67 home Robson Avenue development in Peterlee.

  Work is underway on an £8 million housing project that will provide much needed affordable housing in County Durham.   The development, in Peterlee, involves Galliford Try Partnerships North and believe housing (formerly County Durham Housing Group) and will include homes in greatest demand, such as bungalows – some

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Kids help start regeneration schemes’ second phase

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Children from Kelvin Grove Primary School help to get work at Trilogy II underway alongside (L-R) Simon Williams, Head of Delivery with Home Group; Christine Curran, Development Director for The Gateshead Regeneration Partnership; Jill Thompson, Acting Head Teacher at Kelvin Grove Primary School; Steve Purdy, Site Manager at the new development and Sean Egan, Managing Director with Galliford Try Partnerships in the North East.

  Work has started on the next phase of a £350 million, housing led Gateshead regeneration project.   Children from Kelvin Grove Primary School joined representatives from the Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP),

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Buckets and spades at the ready!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Off to the beach - Year Six teacher, Leanne Collings (left) and Galliford Try Partnerships North’s Hayley Bell (both seated) with children from Escomb Primary School

  It’s hankies on heads and buckets and spades at the ready as thousands of youngsters across the region get set to dig in for the 25th Sandcastle Challenge - organised by Children North East.   More than 1,700 school children from 50 primary and middle schools are set to take part in the annual event on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields on Friday 5 July, which is sponsored by construction

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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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