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Support the Sea Scouts at Business Breakfast

Business figures will come together to support the construction of a new home for the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts.

The inaugural 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts Business Breakfast will take place at Warwick Hall on Friday, January 5.

Running between 7.15am and 9.30am, the free-to-attend event is in support of building a new headquarters for the group in St Nicholas Park, Warwick and its wider ‘Building a Future’ Initiative.

The group needs to raise £650,000 for the construction of a new HQ, which will allow the group to grow, supporting more young people and becoming a valuable resource for the local community.

The event is supported by Deeley Group and Warwick School and will feature a networking session followed by three speeches from leading business figures and individuals with a seafaring connection.

The first speaker on the morning will be Simon Talling-Smith, who is CEO of private travel company, Surf Air in Europe and a former 2nd Warwick Sea Scout. He also masterminded British Airway’s first e-commerce site in 2001.

Alan Haywood, CEO of BP Integrated Supply and Trading, will be the second speaker and is also a former 2nd Warwick Sea Scout. Alan joined BP in 1988 and has held a wide variety of leadership roles in the trading business in Europe and the US for more than 25 years. He will reflect on how 2nd Warwick plays an important role in the development of young people.

They will be joined by former Captain of RMS Queen Mary 2 Captain Bernard Warner.

His career at sea spanned 45 years, serving his final six years as Captain of the largest transatlantic ocean liner built for the British Cunard Line since Queen Elizabeth 2 and retired in 2011.

Janette Eslick, fundraiser for the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to host our first ever business breakfast and we’re looking forward to welcoming business people from across the region to the event.

“The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts has been a huge part of Warwick for more than 50 years and we are recognised as one of the best in the country. The new headquarters will enable to us to be available to more youngsters and provide greater support to the local community.

“We have some brilliant speakers on the morning, two of which are past members of our group and have gone on to make a real impact in the world of business.

“We’re also delighted to be welcoming Bernard Warner, who I am sure will have some fantastic stories to share from his time at sea and how those experiences on the water have shaped his career.”

Peter Deeley, managing director of Deeley Group, added: “The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts group are an important part of the community in Warwick and we are more than happy to be supporting its plans to develop their services.

“The programme of speakers on the morning is very impressive, demonstrating that being involved in a community group such as the sea scouts can help in later life.”

To register your interest in the inaugural 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts Business Breakfast visit https://2wkseascouts.eventbrite.com/?aff=Deeleys

For more details contact seascouts@2wk.org.uk

PICTURE CAPTION: Bethany Ellis, Gus Lock (Headmaster, Warwick School), Tom Bosworth, Peter Deeley and Captain Bernard Warner

Holland & Barrett expands headquarters

An international company based in Warwickshire is doubling the size of its Nuneaton headquarters thanks to recent growth.

Leading health and wellness retailer Holland & Barrett International has added a further 48,000 sq ft to its global headquarters at Eliot Park, which is the hub for over 1,500 stores globally.

Coventry-based Deeley Construction, which took the project through the initial design and planning process, has now completed the multi-million pound development and handed over the state-of-the-art building to the company.

Not only are staff now making the most of the extended office space, they are also benefitting from an on-site gym and nursery. The latest works will see the HQ house 500 staff when all positions have been filled.

It’s the latest phase of work that Deeley Group has undertaken at the park in Nuneaton after more than 40 years of regeneration on the site.

Peter Aldis, Chief Executive Officer of Holland & Barrett International, said: “We moved to Eliot Park in 2010 and it has been a great base from which to grow the company.

“We are delighted that we have been able to expand on site to meet our plans to grow the business and we are very pleased with the work Deeley Construction has undertaken.

“It’s important to us that everyone in the team is happy while they are at work and that’s why we have included additional elements such as a gym and nursery, as we know these are key facilities for our staff.”

Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction, said Eliot Park had been a huge economic success story for the north of Warwickshire.

He said: “We have worked on behalf of Holland & Barrett International for many years and we are extremely proud to have completed this extension for the company.

“Eliot Park is a classic example of regeneration which Deeley Group has led over many decades and this latest phase shows Holland & Barrett’s commitment to the region.”

Starley Sportive hits the roads in 2018

A Coventry company has joined forces with Coventry Road Club to stage a charity cycle ride and celebrate two of cycling’s greatest innovators.

The Starley Sportive will recognise the contributions of James Starley and John Kemp Starley to the modern bicycle industry and take on place on Sunday, 18 February, 2018.

POSTER – Starley Sportive 2018 – CRC – Deeley Poster

Deeley Group have joined up with Coventry Road Club to hold the event, marking Coventry Road Club’s sixth sportive and following on from the successful Deeley 80 Cycle Ride in September 2016.

All money raised on the day with be donated to support Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

James Starley is known as the father of the bicycle industry, while John Kemp Starley is widely considered the inventor of the modern bicycle – both worked and lived in Coventry.

The day will feature a choice of two routes to ride from Coventry into the Warwickshire Countryside, with one route 59 miles and the other 30 miles.

The sportive will leave from Deeley Group’s headquarters in Coventry at 9am.

Ian Court, of the Coventry Road Club, said: “The Starley Sportive is the perfect opportunity to kick-start your road season in 2018.

“We wanted to recognise the incredible contribution of James and John Kemp Starley, both of whom were of course based in Coventry, and raise funds for a very worthwhile cause in Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

“We’re excited to be working with Deeley Group to put on the sportive and have already received a lot of interest for what should be a brilliant day of cycling.”

Edward Hudson, Business Development Manager at Deeley Group, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Coventry Road Club to stage what should be a great event and I hope to see a lot of familiar faces out on their bikes on the day.

“We have been long standing supporters of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice for many years now, it is a wonderful charity that does some incredible work and we’re very pleased to be able to support them with this event.”

Earlybird tickets for the event cost £10, with the earlybird window open until Sunday, 1 January. Online entry is priced at £12, with the deadline for online entries Sunday, 11 February.

On-the-day entry will cost £15, with complimentary tea, coffee and cake for participants after the ride.

For more information and to register for The Starley Sportive visit http://www.coventryroadclub.org.uk

Countdown to start of Coventry & Warwickshire Businesses Festival

Monday 20th November will see the start of the first, annual Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival fortnight.

In its inaugural year, the Business Festival has already become the largest business event in the region, with a packed programme consisting of 114 events and thousands of attendees expected over the fortnight.

The Festival comprises an amalgamation of business events put on by organisations from across the region, featuring everything from trade shows, conferences and workshops to seminars, debates, showcases and webinars.

There will be plenty going on over the forthcoming fortnight with hundreds of different events being staged all over Coventry & Warwickshire in a wide range of subjects including automotive and advanced manufacturing, education, gaming, digital, cultural, professional and financial services and much more.

Most events are free and anyone can attend.

Peter Deeley, Managing Director – Deeley Group, is leading the Construction Sector for the festival and the Deeley Group will be hosting two events:

Growing our Economy – A presentation by David Penn, Bromwich Hardy – Friday 24th November 2017

Coventry University Development Pipeline – A presentation by Rob Talliss, Coventry University – Friday 1st December 2017

Click on the links above to register your interest in the event. 

Tickets are still available through the website www.cwbusinessfestival.com and must be booked in advance

The Business Festival has been developed by the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Hub and in 2017, the headline partner is the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

For tickets or more information, visit www.cwbusinessfestival.com.

With so much on offer, there will certainly be something for everyone. Click to view the full Business Festival programme.

Bringing on the next generation

A Coventry construction company has continued its commitment to bringing forward the next generation of talent in the industry.

Deeley Construction, which is based at George House at Coventry Business Park, has taken on three new apprentices to assist with the firm’s continued growth.

Charlie Stevens and Matt Byrne are both management trainees with the company and Katie-May Cashmore is a trainee accounts assistant.

Charlie is undertaking a Construction Management Degree at Birmingham City University, while Matt is studying for a BTEC Diploma in Construction Level 3 at South & City College Birmingham. Katie-May is completing an AAT Diploma Level 2 at Coventry College City Campus.

The trio continue a long-held tradition at Deeley Construction of growing its own workforce with almost 20 per cent of the company’s staff coming through the firm as an apprentice.

It’s a proud record that includes managing director Martin Gallagher, who welcomed Charlie, Matt and Katie-May to the company.

Martin said: “The skills shortage in construction is one of the biggest issues facing our industry but here at Deeley Construction we have always seen apprenticeships as a great route to growing our own and the industry’s future workforce.

“I know only too well the benefits of being an apprentice having started my career as one. It gave me the opportunity to work my way up through the business to the point where I am now able to give others the same chance I had.

“It’s great that Charlie, Matt and Katie-May want to develop a career in construction and also highlights that there are many roles in our sector from being out on-site through to being based in the office.

“As a company, we continue to grow and the addition of three new apprentices is a perfect way for us to start looking ahead to 2018.”

Pictured (left to right): Charlie Stevens, Katie-May Cashmore, Martin Gallagher, Matt Byrne

Wood Hall student accommodation officially opened

Brand new student residences have been officially opened at Royal Leamington Spa College.

The new accommodation is named Wood Hall after WCG’s Chair Stephen Wood, and he officially opened the halls with Matt Western, MP for Warwick and Leamington. Invited guests enjoyed a tour of the facilities, as well as tea and cake in aid of the Macmillan Coffee Morning campaign which raised £100.

The new accommodation consists of 98 ensuite rooms with shared kitchens and a warden flat. Students and apprentices have already moved into the accommodation which was built by Deeley Construction.

The new £4.5 million development came about when WCG was in discussion with Deeley Properties, the development division of the Deeley Group, on its need for more student residences. The company came up with an innovative way of funding the scheme by inviting a pension fund to invest in the development, allowing Deeley Properties to take care of the design, build, finance and land package.

Stephen Wood, Chair of the WCG Governing Body, said: “I was absolutely delighted to officially open Wood Hall today. The new accommodation is fantastic for our students and apprentices, especially being on the college site, and it shows we are committed to investing in the best facilities for the benefit of our students and the local area.”

John Vickery, Director of Estates for WCG, said: “The demand is high for student accommodation so it has been great to work with Deeley and their contractors on this project. I’d like to thank them and all of the college staff from the estates and accommodation teams who have been involved and delivered the project on time.”

Matt Western, MP, said: “It was great to visit the Leamington campus of Warwickshire College Group and view first hand the impressive new residential blocks. The new student accommodation is spacious, high quality and is a welcome addition in encouraging students from further afield to come and study at one of the UK’s best FE colleges. I congratulate Deeley Construction and WCG on this exemplar development.”

Peter Deeley, Managing Director, Deeley Group, said: “The way this development evolved has shown how we, as a Group, can offer much more than construction alone. By working with WCG, we helped to secure funding and then drew up a scheme that fitted its needs the best.

“On the construction side, we’ve worked with WCG before and it is always a great testament to us to win repeat business with a client in this way.”

The Deeley Group also donated 99 branded mugs to the new residents and encouraged them to ‘share a brew with their neighbour’.

For more information about accommodation at WCG, go to www.wcg.ac.uk/accommodation.

Picture caption: Left to right – Stephen Wood (WCG Chair), Matt Western MP, Camille Hardwicke-Garner (Student Sabbatical President), Martin Gallagher (Managing Director, Deeley Construction), Peter Deeley (Managing Director, Deeley Group)

Deeley secures place on HCA DPP3

Deeley Group has secured a place on the HCA’s Delivery Partner Panel 3.

The HCA DPP3 is valued at £8 billion in housing and associated development over the next four years, doubling the forecast for spending from the previous framework value.

Deeley Group has successfully secured a place on the three lots applied for in the Midlands, South & South West and East & South East regions, which between them have a combined estimated value of £5.3 billion.

The Deeley Group has offered land, finance, design and build options to housing associations for decades.

In recent years, it has delivered over 550 affordable, private rental and extra care homes for the likes of Orbit Homes, Waterloo Housing, and Stonewater.

Martin Gallagher, Managing Director of Deeley Construction, said: “The appointment clearly demonstrates our commitment to future growth and solidifying the end-to-end offering that the Deeley Group have delivered to clients and communities alike for the past 80 years”.

Matt Parry, Development Manager of Deeley Properties, added: “We are delighted to announce we have been successful in our bid to join the HCA’s procured list of developers for three lots.

“This appointment will help us to continue delivering housing across the Midlands region, whilst expanding our offering into the South East and South West.

“The end-to-end offering of Deeley Group will continue to be managed by Deeley Properties, who act as the development arm of the group acquiring land and sourcing finance where required, whilst Deeley Construction continues to act as the main contractor for the group.”

DPP3 will run for four years, active as of 31 July 2017

Deeley vans driving home bid message

Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture is building momentum – with businesses in the region helping to drive home the message.

The Deeley Group – the development, construction and property company based in the city – has been on board with bid from day one by hosting events, signing up as 2021 Club members and encouraging others to do so.

The firm is now taking Coventry’s City of Culture message with it across the streets and sites of the region by showing support on its fleet of vans ahead of the final decision in December.

The logo stickers were provided by Moseley Signs and now adorn six of the company’s vehicles that are working on sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider Midlands area.

Edward Hudson, of the Deeley Group, said: “Ever since Coventry announced it would be bidding to be UK City of Culture in 2021, we have been firmly behind it.

“We can see the huge benefits it would bring to the city – socially, economically and culturally – and we want to play a part in it. As well as joining as 2021 Club members, we’ve looked to raise awareness of the bid with fellow businesses through events and through publicity.

“We have been using Moseley Signs for our van livery for a number of years. The new stickers look great on the vehicles and we are sure they will attract attention on the streets and sites of the region.”

Nicole Malatesta, Fundraising Officer at Coventry City of Culture Trust, said more than 100 companies had backed the bid.

She said: “The support from businesses in Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider region has been incredible.

“The Deeley Group have played a big part in staging events, in encouraging others to come on board – such as Moseley Signs – and in generating interest in our bid to be UK City of Culture.”

Coventry City Council, The University of Warwick, and Coventry University are Principal Partners of the bid and are providing significant support. The Ricoh Arena is Bid Sponsor while Jaguar Land Rover, Adient, Friargate, Coventry Building Society, the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Birmingham Airport, PET-Xi, SCC, Pertemps, CEF (City Electrical Factors) and Listers are also Bid Development Sponsors.

To show your support for Coventry’s bid on social media, go to @Coventry2021 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, log onto www.coventry2021.co.uk