Persuasion PR - Press Releases

New era at Saltend Industrial Park

Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Saltend Industrial Park, pictured from the Humber.

  A new era has dawned at one of the UK’s most important industrial complexes with a new owner and operator taking charge.   Teesside based infrastructure solutions business, the px group, has acquired the Saltend Chemical Park at Hull and is providing comprehensive energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance services on the 370 acre site.   The company intends to work with existing and new operators to develop and expand the park - which was established in 1914 and has, for the last 50 years, been owned by

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Getting on at Galliford Try

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Climbing the career ladder at Galliford Try are (L/R) Phil Hunter, Joe Wilson, Ross Sanderson and Chris Jamieson.

  Chris Jamieson, from Whitley Bay, has become Galliford Try Partnerships North’s youngest ever site manager.   At just 28, Chris is one of four employees to recently progress up the career ladder at the leading construction and regeneration specialist.   He said: “I have been told the company’s average age for a site manager in our region is about 43 - so I suppose I’m a little ahead of schedule! It’s a big challenge but I’m really

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Fastflow finds a new Partner

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Fastflow at work.

  Utilities and property services specialist, the Fastflow Group, has acquired affordable housing developer, Partner Group, for an undisclosed sum.   Based in the North East and with an office in Derby, Partner has completed over 2,000 new houses on 82 sites across the UK over the past seven years.   Working mainly with registered social housing providers, Partner strives to create desirable, sustainable communities in which people are proud to live and has an A1 rating from both the NHBC and Premier Guarantee.  The order book is in excess of £100 million

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Tyne skyscraper showcased at international property event

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Hadrian’s Tower as it will look on the Newcastle skyline, when completed.

  The tower which will become Newcastle’s tallest building is to be showcased at one of the world’s premier property events.   Hadrian’s Tower, now under construction just off St. James’ Boulevard, will feature at MIPIM in Cannes, between March 13th and 16th.   The 28th annual event is one of the world’s premier real estate gatherings, attracting the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transactions through premium events, conferences and exhibitions.

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Multi-million pound apartment block opened

Monday, January 29, 2018
left to right - Peter Davidson (Chair of Ventures Trust), architect David Brown, Mayor Cllr Olive Punchion, Brian Scott (Secretary of Ventures Trust), Cllr Allan West, and Galliford Try's Alexandra Ross.

  The Mayor of South Tyneside has officially opened a £6m housing complex for older people.   Councillor Olive Punchion unveiled a plaque to mark the formal opening of the Riverside Apartments, on River Drive, South Shields.   Construction of the 50-home development for older people was completed last September and all of the two-bedroomed apartments are now occupied.   The scheme for the over

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New phase in £350 million regeneration

Monday, January 22, 2018
Contemporary modern homes feature at the Aspens development in Birtley.

  The second phase of Gateshead’s ambitious £350 million, housing led regeneration programme will begin in the spring.   Planning consent has been granted for 114 more homes on three new sites, adding to the 309 completed, or approaching completion – at Birtley, Deckham and Bensham - in phase one.   The new developments will be at Kelvin Grove (off Saltwell Road), the former Rowlands Gill primary school, and Whitehills Drive (Windy Nook), behind the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.   As in phase one, at least 25%

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A safety film – but with a fair slice of drama

Thursday, January 11, 2018
That’s a wrap! (L-R) px group’s Michael Derbyshire with budding film makers Matty Dickens, Taylor Henderson, Chloe Handley, Ollie Mawson and College Lecturer Kelly Fairhurst – who also runs the Page2Stage drama group.

  Aspiring young actors and film makers from the North East experienced the real life setting of a major industrial complex – thanks to the px group.   Members of Page2Stage drama group, including former film students from Stockton Riverside College, travelled to Northern Scotland to shoot an instructional video that will help keep staff, visitors and contractors at the St. Fergus Gas

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Identical twins finally spot the difference

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Kieran (left) and Oliver Carter who, through work, have at last found something to differentiate them – though they are employed by the same company.

  Identical twins Kieran and Oliver Carter have finally found something to differentiate them – work.   However the brothers, aged 19, who colleagues describe as being ‘like two peas in a pod’ – have found employment with the same company – Fastflow Energy Services (FES).   Kieran is on a welding apprenticeship through Alliance Learning college, while Oliver is training to be a quantity surveyor and is on a degree

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First glimpse of exclusive Northumberland homes

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
An aerial impression of the front of the new Newton homes

  An award winning Northumberland based developer has released images of a prestigious rural project in the Tyne Valley.   Countylife Homes’ Main Street - in the historic village of Newton, close to Corbridge - is a development of two meticulously designed five bedroomed detached houses, with over 3,800 square feet of living space and breath-taking views.   Each to be built on third of an acre plots, the exclusive homes have been expertly designed and will incorporate the very best natural materials – including

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University honours for joiner Steve

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Steve Todd (in hard hat), with Phil Burridge (right), Stephen Pyle (left) and Site Manager Russel Smith on the refurbished spiral staircase area of the Armstrong Building.

  A profoundly deaf joiner, who left school aged 16, has been singled out for special honours by one of the North East’s top universities.   Steve Todd, who works for Burridge Construction, was one of the key craftsmen involved in the refurbishment of Newcastle University’s 146-year-old Armstrong Building.   And the quality of the work done to the grade two listed building has helped the company to secure

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