July 2011

29/07/11 - Our young people are a worthwhile investment

Marina Banner, executive director of Vestia and TCHG corporate services, said: “We have a very successful apprenticeship programme within the group and felt that this was a great opportunity to share our experiences of how it can work effectively. “We are really committed to promoting apprenticeships and hope ...

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29/07/11 - Promising young leaders on new Future Enterprise Board for Thomas Vale

Created to mirror the Main Board of Directors, the Future Enterprise Board consists of 12 young professionals from a varying range of disciplines who have nominated themselves to undertake additional roles aligned to those who sit on Senior Management Boards across the business. The new board has been endorsed by some ...

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29/07/11 - Chesterton Vision Centre scores highest ever Considerate Constructors average

The site, based in Chesterton, Staffordshire, has had two consecutive visits from the auditors for the scheme – with both sites averaging at 37. Tony Hyde, Group Managing Director added: “This is fantastic news for the new Vision Centre project in Chesterton. Make no mistake; it is no easy task ...

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29/07/11 - Work Starts on Newbury College Sports and Construction Skills Centre

The aim is to hand the space back to the college before Christmas. Paul Burchell, Divisional Director of Thomas Vale, says they're trying to keep the disruption on site to a minimum: "The majority of the bulk work, such as ground work and steel erection will take place during the ...

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29/07/11 - 51 Eco Homes complete in Kettering

These are of mixed tenure, providing homes for both shared ownership and rent. The development is on a former allotment site provided by the council and will help meet the affordable housing demand present outside of the town centre. The houses will be built according to the Code of Sustainable ...

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29/07/11 - Market differentiation secures Thomas Vale's leading position

Mike Wallis, Chairman adds: “Our continued focus on cash management and driving efficiency within the Thomas Vale Group has ensured that we have maintained our competitive edge. Management and communication to Supply Chain has been critical in ensuring the success of a group-wide strategy to deliver greater cashable and ...

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29/07/11 - Young people make public artwork for hoardings at New Council Offices site

It has been designed and painted by students from Burlish Park Primary School, Sutton Park Primary, Birchen Coppice Primary and Stourport High School. The new Headquarters on Finepoint Business Park is part of the Council’s transformation programme. It is predicted that the new administrative offices on one site ...

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29/07/11 - Head Teacher Calls New College Architectural Triumph

Colin Turner, Headteacher at Etone College commented: “The Etone College Sixth Form building is an architectural triumph. The dream of having a Sixth Form has been surpassed by the statement the new building makes. It is an inspiring venue for learning and teaching, standing in stark contrast to its ...

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29/07/11 - Birmingham City Council scoops Client of the Year

At a time when Local Authority budgets are under increasing pressure, the Birmingham Construction Partnership (BCP), led by Birmingham City Council continues to deliver outstanding value for money. Birmingham City Council founded the Partnership in 2004 and it is a unique collaboration of contractors, design and specialist supply chain, tasked with ...

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29/07/11 - Future Enterprise Board raises £1000 for Charity

As part of the Compton Hospice ‘Raise the Roof’ appeal the soapy madness of 'It's a Knockout' is the pinnacle of the Hospice’s family fun day, and this year Compton managed to raise an honourable £25,000. Members of the Future Enterprise Board were joined by ...

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