Persuasion PR - Press Releases

Boxing clever to back Macmillan

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Sarah Turnbull with Gary Forrest (in Macmillan t-shirt), professional boxer Kyle Redford (left) and professional trainer, Gary Barr.

  A business which has backed its employees to trek from river deep to mountain high to raise money for charity, is boxing clever in a bid to reach its own £50,000 target.   Staff from The High Street Group of Companies, based in Newcastle, have already raised over £40,000 for cancer charities – such as Macmillan Cancer Support and St. Oswald’s Hospice.   The majority of this came from a sponsored 50 mile walk in the Grand

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Delivering affordable homes in Durham

Monday, December 3, 2018
Cllr. Kevin Shaw, Durham County Council Portfolio Holder for Strategic Housing and Assets; Cllr. Carl Marshall; Ian Prescott, Land and Partnerships Director, Keepmoat Homes and John Gallagher, Operations Director, Keepmoat Homes.

  A regeneration partnership, established to revive communities and economies in the Durham coalfields, has just been granted planning permission to build its 2,000th home.   The property will be at Gibside, Chester-le-Street, where the Durham Villages Regeneration Company will construct 78 two, three and four bedroomed homes.   When completed – in 2020 – the development will be the 32nd delivered by DVRC, a

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Linden lends a farm hand

Friday, November 30, 2018
Linden Homes’ Hayley Bell and Dave Brown getting to know the animals at Hilltop Farm with Robin Hills (centre).

  A housebuilder has come to the rescue of a local animal sanctuary, to help it baton down the hatches for the winter.   Hilltop Farm, near Espley, North of Morpeth, has already suffered damage to shelters, sheds and fencing during a blustery autumn but Linden Homes – which is building on two sites in nearby Morpeth – has stepped in to handle the repairs.   Dave Brown, Operations Director with the company in the North East,

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Tyne development scoops national award

Friday, November 30, 2018
Trilogy I development (above) as it is today with a view of the location back in 1991 (below)

  A housing regeneration project in Gateshead has won a top national award.   Phase one of the Trilogy development in Saltwell scooped the Best Regeneration Project – over 71 homes – at the Inside Housing event, staged at The Brewery, central London.   The new homes were delivered by Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP), a joint venture involving Gateshead Council, Galliford Try Partnerships North and Home Group.  The development is part of a wider £350million initiative to improve

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New Amble homes to prove a star tern

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The development superimposed in its Amble setting

  Images of how a new development in Amble will look when completed have been unveiled.   Award winning developer, All Saints Living, is delivering the project on the site formally occupied by St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, just off Links Road, in the town.   Work on the £4 million Roseate View project has already begun and it will deliver 13, three bedroomed properties in total - comprising seven townhouses and six bungalows.   The development name was chosen by school children from the Amble Links First School,

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New owner to invest £1 million in hotel

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Parkmore Hotel

  The new owner of The Parkmore Hotel at Eaglescliffe is to invest £1 million on a major facelift.   High Street Hospitality – which purchased the hotel this month – plans to make it one of the leading wedding and leisure destinations in the region.   The hotel – which was originally built in 1896 - will retain the Parkmore name but the renovation will include improved function and spa facilities, the upgrade of all 55 bedrooms to a very high, boutique standard and the establishment of a new bar and restaurant.

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Kirk to captain new enterprise

Friday, November 16, 2018
Kirk (left), with Sam (centre) and Michael.

A rapidly expanding construction business has taken on four new people - including a new managing director - to help deliver its growing workload.   Newcastle based All Saints Construction is building new homes, carrying out award winning* conversions and refurbishing hotels throughout the North of England and in Scotland.   And with the order book now standing at £25 million, Kirk Thompson has joined to head up the operation. Formerly the Senior Land Manager with Thirteen Housing Group the 36-year-old, from Blaydon has worked in the North East

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Children learn the art of site safety

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Layla receiving her poster design prize from Cllr. Marshall.

  A group of school children in Seaham, have been learning about construction and their local environment, whilst also honing their artistic skills.   The young Picassos, from Seaham Trinity Primary School, designed posters to adorn the hoardings around the Byron Mews development – just off Heathway in the town.  And they hope their pictures will help people to understand how to stay safe when around building sites.   The winning poster – created by Layla Littlemore, aged ten - was announced at the opening of the

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Rewarding Endeavour and building skills

Friday, November 9, 2018
(L-R) Nadira Tasmin, Medeina Sipaviciute, Josh Bluff  and Falaq Nasim are building their construction skills

  The donation of building materials has allowed a charity to help some of the most disadvantaged young people in Sheffield to learn basic construction skills.   Endeavour, based in Fir Vale, offers programmes of personal development, education and social action to disadvantaged young people. The charity partnered with Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) to organise visits to the partnership’s new build construction projects underway in the city.   Following these visits, a donation of bricks, breeze blocks, and some funding was

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Hotel plan for growing hospitality operation

Friday, November 2, 2018
The Three Horse Shoes

  A North East based hospitality business is planning to add a new hotel to its growing chain - after buying a popular bar and restaurant.   High Street Hospitality has completed the purchase of The Three Horse Shoes and Tavistock Italia restaurant, just off the A1290, close to the A19 in Washington.   The company has plans to build a brand new 58 bedroomed hotel on the site – the fourth to join its expanding Hotel 52 brand. New life will also be breathed into the restaurant, which will become part

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