Persuasion PR - Press Releases

Sheffield Housing Company answers youth project’s call of nature

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Down at the allotment (Rear L/R) are Leon Duffus and Andy Kelly, volunteers; John Clephan; Haydn Tomlinson, Keepmoat Homes; Mark Garside and scheme participants Cory and (front left) Sophie and Rhianna Louise.

  The donation of a portable toilet has saved a summer initiative - aimed at cutting youth offending in Sheffield – from going down the pan.   The allotment project, taking place in Meersbrook - in the south of the city, was arranged by community interest company, Youth Development.   But the extra cost of providing an on-site toilet – required by health and

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£1.5 million Glasgow water deal for Fastflow

Monday, September 10, 2018
Fastflow Pipeline Services has begun laying new water mains at Sighthill in Glasgow.

  Utilities and property services specialist, the Fastflow Group, has been engaged to carry out a major water mains diversion for Glasgow’s biggest regeneration project.   The £1.5 million contract involves the installation of around 500 metres of 900mm and 300mm iron mains, which will serve the new homes, retail and business premises being created at Sighthill, in the north of the city.   Fastflow’s Pipeline Services division (FPS) is carrying out the work for main contractor, Morgan Sindall. Fastflow’s Contracts Manager, Drew

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Huge facelift for seaside hotel

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The Sea Hotel as it is now.

  A well known seaside hotel is to undergo a complete refurbishment after being bought in a £1 million deal.   The Sea Hotel, in South Shields, has been bought by High Street Hospitality – part of the Newcastle based High Street Group of Companies – which will invest a further £750,000 in improvements.   The work will include full refurbishment of the rooms, reception areas, restaurant and the wedding and function areas, where Phill Brumwell, Managing Director, said: “No expense would be spared,” in creating an attractive, versatile

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Fellside safety award caps golden year for px.

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Fellside Combined Heat and Power Station.

  The award of a prestigious safety accolade for the Fellside Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Station, adjacent to Sellafield in Cumbria, has capped another golden year for operations and maintenance specialist, px group.   The company, which runs potentially hazardous facilities across the UK - including power stations, gas processing plants and fuel storage depots – had already secured a host of awards and commendations from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in July.   But the Gold Award for Fellside CHP - and another for

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Giant crane in ‘toon’ for skyscraper project

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The 127 metre crane being assembled.

  A giant crane – possibly the biggest ever in Newcastle – has come to ‘toon’ to help construct the city’s tallest building.   It was erected over the bank holiday weekend in Rutherford Street – just off St. James’ Boulevard – where developer, High Street Residential, is building Hadrian’s Tower.   The 127 metre tall monster - which can lift up to eight tones - arrived on the back of nine large lorries, together with a second crane, to help assemble it.   And it will be in town

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Major deal for affordable housing specialist

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Leigh Cresswell (centre) with Joe Reeves (left) and Brent Davis.

  Within four months of joining the Fastflow Group, Partner, has secured a major new contract for a leading affordable housing provider.   The deal, with Midland Heart Housing Association, involves the development of 95 homes on a six acre former council depot site, close to the centre of Nuneaton.   The £14.5 million project commenced this week (August 13th) with the demolition of the old buildings.  The development will comprise 52 homes for affordable rent and 43 for shared ownership and construction is expected to

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It won’t be a long long time for ‘Rocket Man’ James

Monday, August 13, 2018
James with the TU2Space rocket after his graduation

  Graduate engineer James Dent is hoping he will soon become Express Engineering’s very own ‘Rocket Man.’   The aerospace specialist, who has a passion for all things with wings, is part of a group aiming to be the first university team to build and launch a rocket into space from the UK.   And if everything goes to plan, the lift off, from a specially selected North East location, could take place this autumn.  The 30cm tall, 650 gram TU2Space rocket will be carried to 32,000 metres

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Birmingham site bought in £50 million apartments deal

Thursday, August 9, 2018
How the Birmingham development would look when completed.

  Property development specialist, High Street Residential, has bought a Birmingham City Centre site as part of a £50 million deal to create 220 contemporary apartments.   Located in Digbeth, the site on the corner of Alcester Street and Moseley Street, is within the city’s Southern Gateway £1 billion regeneration zone.   Just minutes from the creative digital and media hub - including The Custard Factory, Fazeley Studios and the iconic shopping centre, the Bull Ring – the seven storey Westminster Works, as the project is currently named,

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Stanley salon leads way in beauty treatments

Friday, August 3, 2018
Louise Forrest at work

  A new beauty salon in Stanley is to become the first in the North East to offer an innovative new exfoliation treatment.   Before now, those looking to enjoy the benefits of Dermaplaning, would have to travel as far as Liverpool, but Salon@52 – attached to Hotel52 in the town – is investing in new equipment and training as well as employing a local therapist, Stacey Todd, 32, to firmly put Stanley on the beauty treatment map.   As well as Dermaplaining – a technique which involves removing

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Breaking down barriers with building skills

Monday, July 30, 2018
Jake Saunders (centre holding trowel) with L-R; John Clephan, Sheffield Housing Company Project Director; Scott Burnside, Head teacher at Chaucer School; Alyson Tolley, Assistant Head teacher at Chaucer School and Billy Kershaw, Director of K&K Brickwork Contractors.

  A school pupil from Sheffield, who was on the verge of being expelled, is now working towards building an exciting new career in construction.   Jake Saunders, 16, from Parson Cross, developed basic building skills in Chaucer School’s innovative construction centre, which is funded by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC).   This paved the way for visits and work

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