Education & Training

Over 5,900 employees benefit from free skills training in Greater Lincolnshire

Over 5,900 employees benefit from free skills training in Greater Lincolnshire

Over 5,900 people in Greater Lincolnshire have benefited from free skills training through a programme to support businesses in upskilling employees, raising productivity and boosting business growth. Since the £9 million Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) fund was made available last year, over 1,000 businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity for their staff to gain professional training across a range of skills and sectors. The fund is designed to specifically give businesses in …

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Construction Education & Training

Grantham pupils get a sneak peek at their brand-new school

Grantham pupils get a sneak peek at their brand-new school

Future students of Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham joined Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson on site for an exclusive look at their brand-new school building. To mark the occasion, a commemorative brick engraved with 2019 was laid by the students near the school’s main entrance.   Members of the Wellspring Academy Trust, school teachers and staff joined the children and G F Tomlinson for the behind the scenes tour and brick-laying ceremony to celebrate progress on …

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Construction Property

LEADING HOUSEBUILDER INVESTS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

LEADING HOUSEBUILDER INVESTS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands, based in Bardon, Leicester, has built 736 homes in its operational area during the past year and contributed over £127.2m to the UK’s economic output. The achievements are highlighted in a new report which measures the housebuilder’s social and economic contribution to the Midlands over the past financial year (1st July 2017 – 31st June 2018). The five star housebuilder covers Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Warwickshire. Included …

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Construction Property

SITE MANAGER HENRY SEALS THE DEAL WITH RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE

SITE MANAGER HENRY SEALS THE DEAL WITH RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE

A Leicestershire Site Manager has been recognised for his construction excellence after winning a prestigious Seal of Excellence award in the National Housebuilding Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards.   Henry Patecki, a Senior Site Manager at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, has been celebrated for his excellent work at the developer’s now sold out development in Leicester Forest East, Forest Chase.   He has been working for the developer’s East Region division, which …

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Construction Property

Wynbrook Homes Starts Works on a Luxury £22million Residential Scheme, Lincolnshire

Wynbrook Homes Starts Works on a Luxury £22million Residential Scheme, Lincolnshire

Wynbrook Homes based in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham has commenced works on a luxury £22million Residential Scheme in Stamford, Lincolnshire.  The new niche development named Top Lock Meadows located on Uffington Road will provide high quality, superior homes ranging in price from £400K to £1.4M.   Wynbrook Homes are renown for bespoke residences and the homes at Top Lock Meadows will offer three specification ranges providing increasing levels of personalisation to include a choice of …

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Construction Property

First 80 new homes to be built on Louth site after Charterpoint completes sale to Snape Properties

First 80 new homes to be built on Louth site after Charterpoint completes sale to Snape Properties

Work is underway on the first 80 homes to be built at a prime residential site in Louth, Lincolnshire, after developer Charterpoint sold part of the land to house builders Snape Properties. The 35-acre site off Grimsby Road, approximately half a mile from Louth town centre, has planning permission for 240 homes in total, as well as a two-acre allocation for senior living accommodation. East Midlands-based Charterpoint Group previously secured outline planning permission for Westfield …

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Construction Education & Training

Speaker announced for fbe East Midlands Awards 2018

Speaker announced for fbe East Midlands Awards 2018

Organisers of this year’s fbe East Midlands Awards, which recognise and reward some of the region’s best construction projects, have announced the guest speaker for the 2018 Chairman’s Awards Dinner. Maria Coulter, aka The Construction Coach, is an award-winning coach who works with SMEs and micro-businesses to help them maximise profits and stand out from their competition. A chartered quantity surveyor, whose career evolved into project management and risk management, Maria became a qualified personal …

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Construction

MODWEN SECURES PLANNING FOR PRIME EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT IN LINCOLNSHIRE

MODWEN SECURES PLANNING FOR PRIME EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT IN LINCOLNSHIRE

St. Modwen, the expert developer and regeneration specialist, has secured planning permission for its first phase development of new warehouse and manufacturing space at one of Lincolnshire’s main strategic employment locations, Network 46. North Kesteven District Council has approved the application for the first phase of development of two buildings of more than 95,000 sq ft in total. St. Modwen has a long-standing commitment in Lincolnshire; it owns more than 30 acres of industrial land …

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Construction Consultants

Focus Consultants re-appointed to NHS SBS Framework for a second term

Focus Consultants re-appointed to NHS SBS Framework for a second term

Multi-disciplinary company Focus Consultants has been appointed to the NHS SBS Framework for a second term. The Nottingham-based firm, with branches in Leicester, London and Boston in Lincolnshire, has been re-appointed to provide construction consultancy services. The agreement runs until 31 March 2022. Focus is currently on seven framework agreements, including the ESPO 2664_18 framework to supply consultancy services for property & building advice and management services, and the ESPO 664-17 framework to supply consultancy …

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Finance

Regional skills shortage the top challenge to East Midlands’ economic progress

Regional skills shortage the top challenge to East Midlands’ economic progress

Gaps and shortfalls in skills are holding back economic progress for businesses across the East Midlands, according to the findings of a new survey by the regional office of financial and business advisers Grant Thornton. The firm’s East Midlands Confidence Survey found that of the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire businesses taking part, more than two-thirds (69), see the region’s skills shortage or gap as the biggest challenge to growth this year. Local businesses say …

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