Persuasion PR - Press Releases

Storyteller sits comfortably at Northumbrian school

Thursday, August 6, 2020
A group of children from Belsay School enjoy a story in their social bubble with Reception Class Teacher Demi Houghton (seated in chair) and Countylife Homes’ Charlotte Woodcock.

A school visit to a new development in Northumberland generated a ‘moving story’ for a very special chair.   Children from Belsay School visited Countylife Homes’ Belsay Bridge development last year, to learn about how homes are constructed and while touring the show home, one particular item of furniture caught the eye of teacher and pupils alike.   “There was this lovely big armchair and we all thought

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Wetland project would ease flood risk

Monday, August 3, 2020
This SuDS scheme at the Manor shows how new drainage projects can also enhance quality open spaces.

An innovative water management scheme, designed to ease pressure on Sheffield’s sewer system, is being proposed as part of plans to build 148 new homes in the city.   The sustainable urban drainage system – or SuDS – would reduce the flow of water in Kirkbridge Dyke, in Manor Fields Park, when there is increased flow due to heavy rain.   A permanent shallow pond and new wildlife habitat would be created within the park. Normally this would hold

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Fire Service answers developer’s safety call

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Andrew Rennie (right) alongside Assistant Chief Fire Officer, John Baines.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service answered the call from a North East regeneration and development specialist to strike a deal which has improved both site and fire safety.   By agreeing a licence for nearly 1.4 acres of unused land, adjacent to Tynemouth Community Fire Station, Vistry Partnerships North East was able to create a much improved access to a development adjacent to Stanton Road.   Rather than construction traffic using this road to reach the site, it will instead use Preston North Road

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Payne’s Pride in the Job pays dividends

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Nat Payne at work

  After just eighteen months as Site Manager, Nat Payne has been commended for the exceptional standard of his work, on a Wainhomes Severn Valley development in Swindon.   He has secured a Pride in the Job award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) for his work at The Lilies development, Tadpole Garden Village.   Given just to those who achieve the very highest standards in house building, the honour was attained by only the top performing 4% of over 11,000 Site Managers assessed nationwide.   Nat, 33 and from Emersons

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Regeneration partnership’s 1,000 new home

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Socially distanced construction is underway in Sheffield.

  As safe and socially distanced work resumes on Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) building sites, the regeneration partnership will shortly complete its 1,000th new, high quality home for the city.   Efforts to re-open all four live construction sites are underway, in line with government and Public Health England guidelines and based on the Construction Leadership Council’s Safe Operating Procedures. This is to ensure safe environments and practices for staff and sales office visitors prior to their return.   The 1,000th property will be built at the Eclipse development

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Building communities post lockdown

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Socially distanced construction is underway in Peterlee.

    A North East regeneration partnership is laying the foundations that will help economically at risk communities to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.   Responsible for breathing new life into Durham for almost 20 years - through the provision of housing, jobs and training - the Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC), is a partnership between Durham County Council and housebuilder Keepmoat Homes.   Safe working – in line with Public Health England and the Construction Leadership Council guidelines - has restarted on all four sites in the county,

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Jacquie becomes a lockdown leader

Monday, June 22, 2020
Jacquie at work, drumming up support for those in most need.

  Working through the pandemic, Jacquie Noon has become something of a lockdown leader among the communities where her employer – United Living – works. Over the 11 weeks in which so many people have faced social, mental and economic challenges, she has consistently gone the extra mile to provide help and support to those in most need. Working with a host of housing associations and community groups, the Social Value Manager with the new and refurbished housing specialist has, among other things:   •

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Rachel’s online ‘Grand Design’

Monday, June 8, 2020
Rachel standing on the site of her home with the men who will build it - Billy Jackson (left) and Jon Wray.

Risk taker, Rachel Rist has elevated online shopping to a new level during the Corona virus lockdown.   With the click of the mouse the former Director of Dance at a performing arts school took a “leap of faith” and bought a home she had never seen in a place she had never been.   This week, as travel restrictions were eased, Rachel, who has lived on a housing estate near Tring in Hertfordshire

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Renewed interest in energy investments

Friday, May 8, 2020
Chairman of Platinum Assets, Tony Hughes (left), and MD of Platinum Energy Solutions, Peter Eagle.

  Interest in an innovative energy project has peaked since the COVID-19 lockdown began, as investors seek a stable and reliable option.   Platinum Energy Solutions Limited – part of the Platinum Assets Group - is developing a gas fired peak processing power plant at Southbrook Farm, Sudbrook, South Monmouthshire in Wales.   As the project is deemed an essential asset by the Welsh Assembly, work – in line with all the Comstruction Leadership Council safety guidelines - has continued through

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Innovation helps Fastflow work safely

Friday, April 24, 2020
The development of new housing may soon be resumed.

  A successful trial in flexible working has helped the Fastflow Group to operate safely during the Covid 19 lockdown and to prepare to resume suspended activities, in line with government guidelines.   Undertaken in 2019 the six month pilot project, conducted by group business United Living (UL) in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the government’s Flexible Working Task Force*, included home and remote working – both of which have become essential business practices.   The experience helped UL and other group

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