Seddon Secures Deal to Improve North West Homes
01/12/2010

National contractor Seddon Property Services has sealed a £2.5 million deal to maintain hundreds of homes across North West England.

Online PR News – 12-January-2010 – – The three year, partnering agreement involves cyclical maintenance to social housing properties managed by the Regenda Group in North Cheshire, North Manchester and Merseyside.
It follows a successful working relationship between the painting and property maintenance company and Bolton-based Regenda.
Andy Woodhouse, Seddon Property Services Regional Manager in the North West, said: “We have worked successfully with Regenda for two years after winning tenders for pre-paint repair and painting work.
“We are delighted that this has led to a formal partnering agreement between Seddon and Regenda for 2009 to 2011.
“We will be working side by side with Regenda on community projects and we have agreed to give two people each year the chance to train for a career through apprenticeships.”
The apprentice positions are being advertised through Regenda’s tenants’ newsletter so that a tenant, or member of a tenant’s family, has the opportunity to launch a new career.
This partnering agreement covers four of the Regenda group’s housing associations; Limehurst Village Trust (generally known as LVT) in Oldham, Templar Housing in the Macclesfield and Stockport areas, West Pennine Housing Association in north Manchester and Maritime Housing Association on Merseyside.
Seddon Property Services will carry-out cyclical external pre-painting repairs, painting work and improvements to wooden double glazed window units.
Mr Woodhouse added: “The work will be carried out from Seddon’s offices in Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool and Preston. Many of our staff work in the areas in which they live which is something that, as a company, we regard as important. The partnering agreement will help to provide sustainability to the local communities by providing job security for local people.”
Bernard Gallagher, Regenda Group Chief Executive said; “We are delighted to join forces with Seddon for the next three years.
“The Partnership will result in crucial benefits for our residents in the form of an efficient and better value for money service, apprentice employment opportunities and sponsorship of local community projects - all aimed at improving our neighbourhoods and the quality of life for our residents.”
Seddon Property Services works in partnership with several of the country’s largest social housing providers.
Community involvement is a feature of many of the partnerships, with Seddon staff working alongside housing associations to stage community events and help local projects.

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Seddon Property Services has its headquarters in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent and regional offices across Britain. It is part of Seddon Group Limited, one of Britain’s major privately owned construction companies, with an annual turnover in excess of £250 million, which employs 1,750 people.
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