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30 Jan 2017
Hat Trick for Samuel Wood & Company … It’s a ‘Hat Trick’ of awards for a leading Shropshire estate agent after winning a prestigious national honour for the third year in succession. Independent firm Samuel Wood & Company, with offices across the county have won the Highly Commended Category for Shropshire in the United Kingdom Property Awards 2017. The property award criteria stated that...
18 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...
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...
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