Sunday, 31 December 2017

Larkfleet Homes’ Best Bits of 2017

Round up 2017 Larkfleet Homes
Well that’s almost the year that was. And what a year! It was great year of sales, research and development and community engagement for us.

To celebrate our achievements over the past year we want to share some of our best bits of 2017 with you. But you could make your own selection by browsing our blog archive!

In January our own Sam Hart was promoted to director of sales for Larkfleet Homes to oversee all our sales functions including managing and implementing various schemes that we offer to help customers purchase their new Larkfleet home at the best possible price.

We donated £500 to the RAF Association - one of the Peterborough mayor's chosen charities for 2017. The cheque was presented to the Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor David Sanders, during the official opening of the Larkfleet showhome in Thorney near Peterborough.

In May we helped local youngsters to stay warm and look cool at the same time by sponsoring tee shirts worn by key stage two students at Bourne’s Elsea Park Primary Academy. The new tee shirts, featuring the school badge on the front and Larkfleet logo on the back, are worn by the choir when they are singing and representing the school.

To help the future of housebuilding we handed over a model house to the Greater Peterborough University Technical College (GPUTC). The scale model of a typical timber-framed house built by Larkfleet Homes can be taken apart and re-assembled using a set of drawings which Larkfleet has also supplied to help students who are studying the built environment to understand how a modern house is put together.

Our parent company, the Larkfleet Group of Companies, was shortlisted for one of the construction industry’s most prestigious awards. The group was one of just eight firms nationwide to win through to the final of the ‘Skills Initiative’ category in the Building Awards. The judges were impressed by Larkfleet’s support for a number of training initiatives our own apprenticeship and graduate recruitment programmes and backing for local colleges and schools and sponsorship of the GPUTC.

Our CEO Karl Hick was interviewed live on BBC2 television during the channel’s coverage of the budget. Karl warned that Brexit was in danger of depriving the industry of the skilled workforce it needs to build new homes. Many EU nationals are leaving the UK, he said, and others are less willing to come.

Finally, we were delighted to hand £250 to local charity Evergreen Care Trust to help with its Stamford Christmas Cracker appeal. We decided to back the trust after the charity was named as ‘best social enterprise’ in the Stamford Mercury Business Awards – an award which was sponsored by Larkfleet Homes. The Stamford Christmas Cracker campaign raises money to support the elderly community in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings.

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