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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    business appointments Seddon has appointed Michael Crawford as technical manager He has joined the company from Lend Lease Project Management where he was senior design manager In his new role with Seddon he heads up the company s technical approach nationally from pre construction to completion and is responsible for the development and integration of design management procedures Michael s previous career has included working as design manager for Interserve He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building Craig Edgar has been appointed head of quality compliance and environmental for Seddon He was previously a safety health environment and quality consultant working with power and automation technology specialist ABB and has extensive experience in health and safety environmental and quality management in major organisations including working as a safety health environmental and quality professional for Hadfield Wood Recyclers UK Wood Recycling Atkins Ltd Carillion Alfred McAlpine Business Services and Royal and SunAlliance He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and the Association of Project Safety Gareth Roberts is the company s new supply chain manager Gareth joins Seddon from Kier Services where he was best value manager In his new role with Seddon he will be responsible for the business s national supply chain strategy using his expertise in overseeing procurement in the construction sector to work closely with the supply chain and ensure optimum performance His career has also included working as supply chain director for fit out housing and maintenance specialist Morris Spottiswood This is a time of significant growth for the company nationally with Michael Craig and Gareth set to play an important part in that continuing expansion says Seddon chief executive Jonathan Seddon They each bring

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-announces-senior-business-appointments (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    Go back 2nd Jul 2013 Seddon named building industry s Employer of the Year for apprentice achievements Construction specialist Seddon has been named Employer of the Year by the UK Contractors Group UKCG which represents the building industry s leading contractors The national award recognises Seddon s deeply rooted commitment to apprenticeships and training The company celebrated its 75 th anniversary of recruiting apprentices in 2012 with 88 apprentices recruited across Seddon Group during that year This is the second time in three years that the Employer of the Year award has gone to Seddon Simon Nathan head of policy at UKCG says Seddon were worthy winners of our Employer of the Year award The judges were impressed by Seddon s ingrained commitment to training apprentices and investing time in developing the next generation of talent It was the 75 th year of Seddon training apprentices and despite a difficult construction market they took on 88 new apprentices many of whom will enjoy long careers with the company Skilled apprentices are the lifeblood of our industry and a vital part of what we do comments Seddon chief executive Jonathan Seddon To receive this award for the second time is a fantastic recognition of the commitment to apprentice training which exists throughout the company We have always taken the view that helping apprentices to develop their skills and careers with our support is the right thing to do Not only is it good for us as a company and the young people we work with but it also benefits the wider construction sector and the communities where we work Our aim is to keep delivering some of the best training the industry can provide The Employer of the Year award sponsored by industry training body CITB and B CE was presented

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-named-building-industrys-employer-of-the-year-for-apprentice-achievements (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    recognise that it is also essential to have an effective system in place for dealing with defects Where the process is not managed well it can cause huge stress and frustration for tenants and potentially cost hundreds of thousands of pounds in both materials and time for registered providers contractors and managing agents The guide s advice includes Ensure open honest and effective communication between registered providers contractors and tenants Help tenants understand how their home works by providing them with simple concise Home User Guides and showing them how to operate boiler controls and devices such as flow restrictors Brief registered provider management teams direct labour organisations and call centre staff too so they can advise tenants Link key performance indicators for defects management to customer satisfaction and monitor them regularly Clearly define what is and isn t a defect Seddon s own experience is that one in three reported defects turned out not to belong in the defects category Often routine repairs or even something as simple as a failed light bulb or tripped power switch are reported as defects Call centre staff should be helped to understand what a defect is as opposed to a maintenance issue or a problem caused by another factor and gather as much information as possible from tenants to ensure that contractors are not called out unnecessarily Contractors should aim for zero defects on all jobs and continually work to improve performance by analysing why defects have occurred and seeking to eliminate them on future jobs Contractors should communicate with tenants at every stage of dealing with a defect and offer residents a wide range of appointment times to avoid access problems Providers should also work with tenants to help them understand that some common problems are not dealt with through the

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/better-management-of-new-home-defects-will-help-customers-and-save-thousands-says-authors-of-new-getting-it-right-guide (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    Programmes Success Stories How do I Apply Apprenticeships Our Approach Apprenticeship Options Success Stories How Do I Apply News Contact Us You are here Home Media Centre News Go back 17th Jun 2013 Seddon celebrates recognition from LMH Seddon has been honoured with a Recognition Award by housing association Liverpool Mutual Homes LMH LMH presented the Seddon team with a Neighbourhood Recognition Award for its work helping deliver LMH s 400 million home improvement programme and its commitment to developing local employment The award presentation was part of the housing association s fifth birthday celebrations held at the Liverpool ECHO Arena Chief executive at LMH Steve Coffey said I d like to pay tribute to all the people partners and groups who have played an instrumental part in making our first five years such a success Put simply we would not have been able to achieve a fraction of what we have without their commitment determination and skill The Recognition Awards allowed us to say thank you and also acknowledge their efforts for drastically improving services for tenants News List News Archive News News Archived News Video Library Media Contacts View Newton Drive Health Centre About Us Meet The Board

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-celebrates-recognition-from-lmh (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    construction specialist Seddon has been chosen to build an 11 million housing project in Telford Shropshire for leading social housing and care provider Sanctuary Group The development in Ketley Telford will create 86 extra care apartments for residents aged over 55 plus 12 apartments for people with learning difficulties The Telford scheme is set to be finished in autumn 2014 It has been partly funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and is being delivered in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council The new extra care scheme set in landscaped gardens will feature communal facilities including a restaurant lounge gym and hair salon The project designed by Brewster Bye Architects is taking place as part of a 60 million four year partnership between Seddon and Sanctuary which will see more than 700 new homes built across the Midlands Seddon business unit manager Ian Calder says We re delighted to be using our expertise in extra care housing to deliver this development of modern new homes for older residents through our partnership with Sanctuary The scheme will also create significant apprenticeship and training opportunities for people in the area Sanctuary s head of development for the area Jonathan Mullins comments This

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-builds-11m-scheme-for-sanctuary (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    from the school as well as county councillors and representatives from Seddon celebrated as red balloons were released to mark the topping out of the state of the art new school As part of a raft of measures to ensure there are enough primary school places for children in Burton Christ Church Infants School is being turned into a primary school with the school s new building being built on the existing site The 4 million new school will accommodate 315 pupils and will combine state of the art facilities with innovative design in order to become a focal point for the community Headteacher of Christ Church Vicky Anderson says We are very pleased to be able to mark yet another important milestone in the school s exciting future This development is much needed and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us in making this happen The children have enjoyed watching the work with the opportunity to follow every stage of the construction programme and are excited about their new school We are all delighted with the prospect of becoming a primary school in September in a brand new building Staffordshire County Councillor Ben Adams Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills says This really is a fantastic opportunity for Christ Church and the wider community and I m delighted with the progress so far A lot of work has gone into planning primary school places in Burton to cope with the increase in pupil numbers and this latest development will not only benefit pupils and parents but also members of the wider community Seddon Construction business unit manager Richard Sapcote adds This is a special moment in the construction programme and we are really pleased to have joined with school staff and pupils and Staffordshire County Council

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/topping-out-at-seddonbuilt-burton-upon-trent-new-school (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    Bolton Sixth Form College extension National construction specialist Seddon is starting work on a 1 8 million project to build a new fourth floor extension for Bolton Sixth Form College at its Deane Road town centre campus Designed by Taylor Young architects the steel framed extension housing a new refectory kitchen classrooms and office space will turn the four storey 1 200 student Sixth Form College into a five storey building The elevations will be curtain glazed featuring zinc cladding with a new single ply roof Building work is set to be completed in December 2013 The Sixth Form College building which opened in 2010 was originally designed so that a fifth storey could be added at a later stage The Seddon team will create a temporary roof over the existing building which will remain fully operational during the construction of the new level Mark Dawson business unit manager for Seddon which has its national head office in Farnworth Bolton says We re proud to be working with the Sixth Form College to create this significant new extension which will provide state of the art learning space and catering facilities Our team has extensive experience of working in occupied environments to deliver high quality modern school and college buildings Our focus is always on ensuring that the construction process goes ahead with minimal disruption to the lives of students and teaching staff Lesley Hart vice principal finance and resources at Bolton Sixth Form College says We were pleased that Seddon was identified as the preferred contractor as part of the tendering process particularly as they are a local construction company which places significant importance on being a local employer including providing a range of apprenticeships for local young people We have been impressed with the progress they have made since

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-raises-the-roof-with-18m-bolton-sixth-form-college-extension (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    three toilets at the school with new latrines in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sierra Leone and Nepal The money has been donated through the Toilet Twinning initiative set up by UK based charities Cord and Tearfund to help the 2 5 billion people in the world who don t have somewhere safe clean and hygienic to go to the loo Students at the College have been presented with certificates featuring photos of the new latrines and details of their GPS coordinates Lorraine Kingsley Toilet Twinning general manager says We are thrilled that Seddon has twinned the toilets at Etone College making the college the latest educational establishment to have their toilets twinned Very often in poor communities girls drop out of school when they reach their teens because their local school doesn t have any toilet facilities We work through operational teams and local partners to enable schools to have toilet blocks so girls in particular can finish their education Seddon community project manager Maggie Heap says Toilet Twinning helps transform lives in poor communities around the world by giving access to clean water and sanitation and hygiene education We re really pleased to have been able to give our support to such a worthwhile cause as part of the work we re doing at Etone College Seddon is building a two storey development for Etone College which will replace current deteriorated temporary classrooms and provide additional teaching facilities comprising of ten classrooms library office and toilets The development located in the main school site is due to be completed this summer Tearfund and Cord use the money raised through Toilet Twinning to help provide access to help people enjoy better health go to school and work Each year the two charities enable operational teams and local partners to

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-and-etone-college-students-help-flush-away-poverty (2016-02-11)
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