housing

09 Sep 2016
James Wood, a co-founder of Shropshire construction company Saxonby, has been nominated for a prestigious industry award. Wood hopes to secure the 24housing Awards’ Housing Professional of the Year at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, 06 October. Described by the organisers as a ‘big category’, the judges are looking to find one individual who has made the greatest difference to social housing and who...
08 Aug 2016
Improving the energy efficiency of a home could see its value increase, says a Shropshire businessman. The latest research shows a huge growth in the number of would-be buyers or renters who want to know how eco-friendly a house is before they sign on the dotted line. And Claus Best, who runs Smart Energy Services in Bayston Hill, is well placed to advise residents how to unlock the potential in...
13 Jul 2016
UCATT have donated laptops to Severnside Housing’s Learning Committee for use in their Learning Centre. Stuart Baker from UCATT said “UCATT have a great working relationship with Severnside so are pleased to be able to donate the laptops from our Union Learning Fund, which was set up to support our members and enhance their learning opportunities.” Severnside’s Learning Committee, made up of...
30 Jun 2016
A Shropshire construction company has promoted one of its longest serving employees to a brand new senior manager position, highlighting the company’s ability to ‘embrace change’ as the order book grows. Reporting to directors Andrew Copson and James Wood, 34-year-old Tony Robson, who joined Saxonby as a skilled machine operator in 2007, will be responsible for all aspects of the on-site...
03 Jun 2016
A toxic cocktail of poorly built houses and a rapidly growing population - that is one Shropshire businessman’s assessment of the county in 20 years time. Claus Best, who runs Smart Energy Services, based in Bayston Hill, has raised concerns about the loss of zero carbon homes and the impact a growing population will have on the county. Mr Best said the government’s vote to scrap zero carbon...
16 May 2016
The Grange Urban Safety Group, based in Harlescott Grange, is delighted to have recently been awarded a Mayor of Shrewsbury Community Award; an award that recognises the work of community groups and individuals who have contributed to the social well-being of Shrewsbury. The Mayor of Shrewsbury Award Scheme recognises not only the major players, who are shaping Shrewsbury, but also those unsung...
04 May 2016
An employee at Shropshire construction company Saxonby has attained the ultimate town planning qualification. 26-year-old planning consultant Alastair Stewart, who joined the company in 2014, is now qualified as a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI). The accolade began when he graduated from the University of Sheffield with an RTPI accredited BA (Hons) degree and MPlan (with merit...
29 Mar 2016
In its sixth year, Severnside’s Learning Programme was officially launched on Thursday 17 March at Shrewsbury Central Baptist Church.  The event attracted over 120 visitors with a staggering 169 courses booked on the day! Once again the Learning Programme is jam-packed full of over 35 different short courses and training events to help people develop new skills or build on existing ones.  Courses...
17 Mar 2016
Shropshire homebuilder Saxonby has appointed experienced financial consultant Geoff Barrow as its new finance director. Barrow holds a law degree from the University of Sheffield and qualified as a chartered accountant while at Ernst & Whinney, (later Ernst & Young). He has over 30 years’ experience in senior finance roles, working with a variety of SMEs from a broad range of industries....
Paul Smith, Chair Severnside Housing, with David Orr, Chief Executive National Housing Federation, and Shrewsbury Mayor, Miles Kenny
15 Mar 2016
Severnside Housing and Severn Homes were delighted to welcome David Orr as the official guest for the recent ribbon cutting ceremony at Rowland Court, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. Rowland Court is the flagship development for Severn Homes, which operates as a division of Severnside Housing, managing private sales, private rentals and shared ownership properties. Formerly known as Heaths Houses,...
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