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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    centre saving them thousands of pounds in labour and materials Seddon decided to carry out the work for free after hearing of the groups plight from former local councillor Liz Staples I don t know what we would have done if Seddon hadn t offered to do the work says Margaret Clarke of 13th Burton upon Trent Scout Group We definitely didn t have the funds to be able to pay for it ourselves I had been praying for a solution and then suddenly my prayers were answered I can t tell you how much it means to 13th Burton Scout Group we are over the moon with the work and we all now make sure that it is well maintained The Scout s old fence had fallen down and there were growing concerns for the safety of the children using the grounds as they back on to the busy A38 dual carriageway Margaret added We had to make sure children didn t go out unsupervised but now the children can play freely and we can be safe in the knowledge they will be okay The erection of the new perimeter fence saw Seddon clear the overgrowth and remove the remains of the old fence over the course of a week Cyril Wakefield Construction Manager at Seddon said We treated both projects like ordinary contracts making sure that we carried out full risk assessments giving exact start and completion dates It was brilliant to be able to help the Scouts and the community centre both of which carry out important work at the heart of the community A number of the children who will start at the state of the art St Modwen s Primary School this month will benefit from the improvements we have made to these buildings and

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/community-groups-prayers-answered-by-contractor (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    the next five years with Eamonn heading up the team across two offices Eamonn will work alongside Regional Manager Ian Calder who was appointed by Seddon to head up new build housing and refurbishment in the Midlands in 2012 In his former role as Operations Director at Wilmott Dixon Eamonn was responsible for the growth of the company s Birmingham Housing Unit into a business with a turnover of more than 55 million Eamonn s appointment comes shortly after the company was named on a 875 million Education Funding Agency EFA framework to build and refurbish schools in the West Midlands which will allow Seddon to bid for projects worth up to 10 million over the next four years Jonathan Seddon Chief Executive Officer of Seddon said We have seen steady growth in the Midlands over the past three years with the help of Eamonn we hope to be able to replicate our success in the North West and firmly establish our reputation for high quality education commercial and housing projects in the region The company s appointment to the Education Funding Agency s EFA West Midlands framework follows the successful completion of a number of school projects in the region including the construction of three new schools as part of Staffordshire County Council s plans to create an extra 1 000 school places in Burton on Trent over the next decade Eamonn said I am delighted to be joining Seddon at such an exciting time and look forward to working with the Seddon family the directors and the regional team as we continue to develop the business in the Midlands The company is in a superb position to continue to grow in a resurgent market as we draw on the company s strengths in direct employment training and apprenticeships

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-appoints-regional-director-for-midlands (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    building an equine veterinary centre and a two storey office and distribution store as part of two phases of development at Chowley Oak Business Park The new buildings at Chowley near Tattenhall will reflect the style of existing offices and converted farm buildings with work expected to be completed by March 2015 Seddon is working closely with Bolesworth Estate and its tenants to deliver their specific requirements as both facilities have already been let Cogent Breeding a dairy breeding and testing company will move into the two storey office and distribution store once complete Andrew Slaney Operations Manager at Seddon which has offices across the UK said The expansion of Chowley Oak will not only create jobs in the local area it will cement Bolesworth s reputation as a leading provider of rural business space We look forward to delivering the estate s expansion plans and being part of the future of the facility This new contract win comes shortly after Seddon was appointed to design and build Muse Development s City Place office block near Chester railway station We have seen a significant upturn in our commercial pipeline of work in 2014 There has been a return of confidence to commercial lettings and our clients are investing in property again Thanks to this improved confidence in the market we look forward to growing our reputation for delivering high quality and inspiring spaces for companies to work and thrive in said Slaney Bolesworth Estate has been owned by the Barbour family since 1856 and they have been at the forefront of diversification into rural business space The estate currently has 140 commercial tenants across the estate s 6 000 acres which between them employ nearly 1 000 people Matthew Morris Estate Manager at Bolesworth Estate said We are delighted to

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-helps-historic-estate-realise-21st-century-expansion-plans (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    back 29th Jul 2014 Seddon goes back to school after landing place on 875 million Midlands Framework Builder and developer Seddon has been appointed to a 875 million framework to build and refurbish schools across the West Midlands The company with offices in Stoke on Trent and Birmingham will have the opportunity to bid for projects from the Education Funding Agency EFA which could be worth around 10million per annum over the next four years Seddon has completed a number of flagship school projects in the region including building three new schools in Burton on Trent on behalf of Staffordshire County Council The company is one of seven to be appointed to the regional framework as the Government body looks to deliver this major investment programme and in doing so spread work more fairly between national firms and regional SMEs Put out for tender in October the framework will be used by the EFA Academy Trusts and local authorities to select construction partners for the delivery of capital building projects David Belshaw Head of Strategic Projects at Seddon said We have completed education projects over many years and faced stiff competition naturally we are delighted to have been chosen for this framework on the merit of the work we have already carried out in the region The company s Midlands portfolio of school projects includes the recently completed Scientia Academy St Modwen s Primary School and Christ Church Infants School All three were constructed as part of Staffordshire County Council s plans to create an extra 1 000 school places in Burton over the next decade We have built a strong reputation in the region for delivering modern new learning environments for both teachers and students added Belshaw This framework win will allow us to reinforce our significant foundations for

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-goes-back-to-school-after-landing-place-on-875-million-midlands-framework (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    Stoke on Trent as part of the Stoke Extra Care PFI project Stoke on Trent City Council and Sapphire a consortium of construction housing facilities property development and architects professionals have reached financial close on a PFI project to build 390 extra care apartments across three sites in the city As part of the scheme Seddon will transform the former Westcliffe Hospital site in Chell which will see 140 apartments built over the next two years Two further care facilities will also be built in Blurton and Abbey Hulton as part of the plans by Eric Wright Construction Eamonn Burns Seddon s Regional Director for the Midlands Region said We are delighted that we can now begin work to deliver these much needed apartments for Stoke on Trent As well as delivering a state of the art extra care facilities the development will see the delivery of new jobs and apprenticeships as well as benefitting the local supply chain as we look to appoint firms close to the development where possible The contract win comes after the company was named on a 875 million Education Funding Agency EFA framework for the Midlands region which will see Seddon competing for work refurbishing and building schools in the area Burns added It s another major milestone for our team in the region as we continue to secure significant contract wins and grow our presence in the area Sapphire is made up of Your Housing Group Eric Wright Group and Kajima Partnerships Limited with Seddon appointed to deliver the care apartments at the Westcliffe site Created for people aged over 55 the schemes will offer spacious apartments within a community setting with facilities on site and conveniently located transport links Your Housing Group will manage the 390 one and two bedroom extra care

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/extra-care-facility-to-be-delivered-by-seddon (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    after he represented both Bolton College and Seddon in the North West SkillBuild competition earlier this year The event which is managed by the Construction Industry Training Board CITB is the UK s largest multi trade competition for construction trainees and apprentices allowing youngsters training for careers in the sector to put their skills to the test Competing against apprentices from across the region in the bricklaying heat Daniel was awarded first place and will go on to the final at the NEC in November and a chance to compete at the 2015 WorldSkills competition in Rio De Janeiro Brazil Daniel who lives in Smithills is hoping these award wins will help him climb the career ladder as he continues his employment with Seddon He hopes to become a Building Surveyor when he finishes his apprenticeship later this year Tony Costello Training and Development Manager at Seddon said This recognition is incredibly well deserved Daniel has worked really hard both on site and in the classroom to learn the tricks of the trade and help others climb the career ladder Currently studying for his NVQ Level 3 in bricklaying Daniel was praised by the UK Contractors Group for his work with younger apprentices as they find their feet on site We are delighted Daniel has been rewarded for his work and are behind him every step of the way as he moves into the next round of the SkillBuild competition added Tony Daniel joined Seddon in 2011 and has completed two stages of his NVQ at Bolton College finishing his apprenticeship in July he is keen to continue his studies by undertaking a Higher National Certificate HNC in Construction Seddon is one of few large national builders to retain a dedicated apprenticeship and training programme throughout the recent recession The

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/bolton-lad-named-one-of-the-best-in-the-country-by-industry-award (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    future leaders for the construction sector helped the company achieve a Big Tick in the Inspiring Yong Talent category at the Responsible Business Awards 2014 The awards which are run by the charity Business in the Community champion responsible businesses across the UK that are helping tackle key social and environmental issues Judges from Business in the Community praised Seddon for its dedication to training and developing its staff as well as its work with talented young people looking to work in the construction industry In 2013 the company reinvested more than a quarter of its operating costs in its recruitment and development programme ran 1 890 college and university placement days and recruited 46 new apprentices Dominic Simpson a sixth form construction student at Madeley Academy in Telford completed work experience with Seddon He said Having the chance to see the different professions such as site manager and building surveyor was really interesting and made me realise how diverse the job opportunities are within construction Seddon has a record of identifying and developing new talent and is one of few large national builders to retain a dedicated apprenticeship and training programme throughout the recent recession The company has recruited apprentices continuously for more than 75 years Managing director Jonathan Seddon said We are incredibly proud of our work in training the next generation of construction workers quantity surveyors and site managers This Big Tick is recognition of our work in the field as we continue to fill the skills gap that is gripping the construction industry Stephen Howard Chief Executive Business in the Community said All year round responsible businesses across the UK are contributing towards more resilient communities stimulating local economies creating diverse skilled and healthy workforces and addressing skills shortages yet these activities rarely get attention The

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-gets-big-tick-for-work-developing-construction-industrys-future-stars (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    being appointed by Seddon to drive client development in the north of England Everett who worked with Burgess at Taylor Woodrow in 2008 prior to its acquisition by Vinci is the latest in a number of key acquisitions for Seddon in the region Everett joins the team as Client Development Manager having previously worked for specialist fit out contractor Morris and Spottiswood as Client Liaison Manager and ADT Workplace as New Business Coordinator Burgess took up the role of Head of Business Development and Marketing at Seddon in November Seddon which has offices in the north west midlands and south west has plans to further increase its presence in the commercial market following the restructuring of the group in August 2013 The company has secured a number of high profile contact wins this year including designing and building Muse Development s 10m flagship City Place office scheme which will sit at the heart of a new central business quarter in Chester Managing Director Jonathan Seddon said Liz has some great connections in the commercial market an area the business is looking to strengthen and grow The group has many strings to its bow and with a strong pre con team

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/colleagues-reunited-as-seddon-grows-team (2016-02-11)
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