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Pedal for charity

Organisers of a charity bike ride are hoping hundreds of people will turn their pedals and raise thousands of pounds for a Coventry Baby Hospice.

Cyclists taking on the 59 mile or 30 miles bike ride challenge will help raise funds for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, based in Ash Green.

The Deeley Group/Coventry Road Club joint initiative is being held on Sunday 19th February. The cyclists taking on the 59 mile undulating, circular route will depart from the Deeley Group Head Quarters in Herald Avenue, Coventry at 9.30 am with those taking on the shorter route departing at 10 am.

Ian Court, Press Secretary at Coventry Road Club, said: “Coventry Road Club encourages people to take up the sport of cycling. This event has now become an annual challenge in support of local charities.

“We target novice and experienced cyclists to take on the challenge of either a 59 or 28 mile route through beautiful Warwickshire Countryside. Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for good causes and we urge people to turn up and raise funds for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.”

Registration starts at 9.00am, the entry fee for both routes is just £10 and participants will be rewarded for their efforts with free coffee and cake when they finish.

Edward Hudson, Business Development Coordinator, at Deeley Group said “After hearing the cycle club lost their previous event venue, we were delighted to step in to help. Our facilities are ideal a perfect location for the rides to start, being so close to the Countryside and large enough to cater for the volume of people taking part.

“But most importantly we wanted to support Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice because we have been long standing supporters of this wonderful charity.”

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice needs to raise £1.3m every year to care for babies and infants with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions from across Coventry and Warwickshire and relies heavily on fundraising events to support them.

Event Challenge Officer at the hospice, Vicky Whitlock said: “It is wonderful that people will be taking on a challenge that will improve their health and at the same time help raise much needed funds for the hospice. Events like this are our lifeline and they really do help us meet our charitable, so we are delighted and thankful to be the beneficiaries.

“We can also provide sponsor forms for those that want them. Just £25 will provide one hour of high quality nursing care for a baby so we hope people will encourage sponsorship.”

The organisers are hoping that participants will complete a registration form and bring it along on the to help ease queues and this can be found at www.coventryroadclub.org.uk/downloads/CRCDeeley2017entryform2.pdf

 

Elaine a worthy winner of the Gary Neville Award

An annual award which honours the legacy of a respected figure in the property industry has been awarded for the fifth time.

The Gary Neville Award was created in 2012 by Deeley Group and is awarded to the employee who has displayed the most commitment to their role over the past year.

Elaine Arlow, an accounts supervisor at the Coventry-based firm was announced as the 2016 recipient of the award and was presented the award by Gary’s wife, Julie.

Elaine said: “I was so surprised to win the award. It’s such a nice thing to know that your fellow colleagues voted for you, I was just completely and utterly shocked when they read out my name.

“The award is the centrepiece of my brand new mantelpiece and it was fantastic to see all those lovely comments from everyone.

“In the accounts office, Ian, Amanda and I sometimes feel like people think we are just pestering them so it’s nice to know that people recognise what you do.

“Gary was a lovely person, everyone loved and respected him and it’s nice to know that people were thinking of him at this time of year.”

The award is voted for by employees and is a fitting tribute to Gary who passed away in 2011 – having joined Deeley as an apprentice before progressing to become a contract manager.

Peter Deeley, managing director of Deeley Group, said: “Elaine has received wonderful praise from her colleagues for bringing a positive atmosphere to the office with her polite and cheerful attitude to work.

“Her co-workers have highlighted that Elaine will always go that extra mile for them and does not understand the word ‘no’ when faced with a difficult task.

“Gary was a well-known and popular member of the Deeley family, a fantastic member of the team, and I’m sure that he would have agreed that Elaine was fully deserving of this year’s award in his remembrance.”

PICTURE CAPTION: left to right – Amanda Deavy, Peter Deeley, Elaine Arlow, Julie Neville, Ian Clorley

80th anniversary brings more charity cheer

A bike ride to commemorate the Deeley Group’s 80th anniversary has set the wheels in motion for a big boost for a regional grant-giving charity.

The company organised an 80-mile cycle around Coventry and Warwickshire to raise money for the Heart of England Community Foundation and to celebrate the company’s 80th year since it was founded.

The money, donated by the teams involved, raised an initial £2,500 but after seeing the publicity about the event, Holland & Barrett’s charity group Healthy Hope turned the donation up a gear by adding a further £2,500 to the total.

It means the Heart of England Community Foundation – which gives grants to local community groups and charities that make a positive difference in their areas – can now help more people.

It means the Heart of England Community Foundation – which gives grants to local community groups and charities that make a positive difference in their areas – can now help more people.

Nicky Main, a senior buyer at Holland & Barrett and chair of Healthy Hope – which helps to boost the fundraising efforts of Holland & Barrett’s employees and suppliers, said: “We are delighted to give the money to such a fantastic cause through the brilliant fundraising efforts of the Deeley Group.

“With a total of £5,000 going to the Heart of England Community Foundation we hope the money will enable communities to have a fantastic start to 2017.”

Tina Costello, CEO of the Heart of England Community Foundation, said: “This is a wonderful gesture from Healthy Hope and we will ensure it goes to a great cause in the local area that will make a real difference.

“We were thrilled with the initial support from the Deeley Group and its partners on the back of the 80-mile ride and this has just added the icing to the cake.”

Peter Deeley, of the Deeley Group – which is building a new extension at the Holland & Barrett headquarters in Nuneaton, said: “We have a great relationship with Holland & Barrett through many years of working with the company.

“It came as a real surprise when they got in touch to say they wanted to add to the total – but to more than double it is simply fantastic news.

“Tina and the great team at the Heart of England Community Foundation really do tremendous work in helping a range of groups and charities in our area who are a great asset to their local communities.

“I believe very much in what the foundation does for Coventry and Warwickshire and I am delighted that our 80th anniversary has provided a financial boost for them.”

Pictured (left to right): Nicky Main, Sue Heyes (Heart of England Community Foundation), Peter Deeley

Deeley marks its 80th anniversary with an 80-mile cycle challenge

‘The Deeley 80’ is being held in aid of grant giving organisation the Heart of England Community Foundation, based in Coventry, which gives funding to groups and organisations who make a lasting difference in their area.
Cyclists from Deeley’s clients and partners, will travel from the Deeley head office in Coventry, through the Warwickshire countryside and then return to the city on Sunday, September 11.

All of the money raised will be matched by the Deeley Group before being donated to the Foundation.

To celebrate the charity ride, the company welcomed a piece of the city’s cycling history to its headquarters – a 1936 Coventry Eagle triple ace convertible tandem – thanks to Coventry Transport Museum and its curator of cycles and transport objects Megan Nass.

The 80-year-old bicycle, built the very same year the Deeley Group was founded, is one of only six ever made and one of just three still in existence.

Peter Deeley, managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “The Heart of England Community Foundation is a highly important organisation which gives community and voluntary groups the opportunity to make an impact in their local areas and we are proud to be supporting them as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations.

“The foundation has supported some excellent projects and it is good to know that all of the money raised will go straight into the community where it is needed the most.

“The bike ride should be an excellent, yet challenging, event and I would like to thank Megan and her team from the Coventry Transport Museum for visiting our headquarters and giving us the opportunity to find out more about a piece of Coventry’s cycling heritage.”

The Heart of England Community Foundation manages a range of funds on behalf of companies and trusts across the area and awards the money to groups and organisations in Coventry, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country.

Tina Costello, CEO of the Heart of England Community Foundation, said: “The Deeley Group has always been a great supporter of the Foundation and we are delighted that they will be raising funds for us as part of their 80th anniversary celebrations.

“The 80 mile ride should prove a tough challenge for those taking part and although I won’t be taking part, I’ll be there to cheer everyone on.”

Donations can be made by visiting https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/deeley80

Deeley Group unveil new football pitches in Nuneaton with help from Coventry City legends

A Coventry City All Stars XI helped to unveil a new football pitch which has been created as a part of a regeneration project in Nuneaton.

The pitch has been created at the Bermuda Phoenix Community Centre and is part of a major scheme in the area by the Deeley Group, which has seen more than 12 acres of brownfield land used to build a new social club and 1,000 homes, and seen the creation of over 2,000 jobs.

The All Stars – including FA Cup winner David Phillips, midfielder Barry Quinn and Sky Blues in the Community director David Busst – ran out 6-0 winners.

Dele Adebola, who scored twice on the opening day at the Ricoh Arena in 2005, repeated the feat at Bermuda with Marcus Hall and Quinn also on the scoresheet.

Peter Deeley, of the Deeley Group, said: “It was a great launch for the new pitch and the other facilities and the community came out in numbers to show their support and were given plenty of entertainment.

“It was a really enjoyable game and I would like to thank David Busst and his team for giving up their time to help mark the opening of the new pitch. The facilities are already getting good use from the community and this will only help spread the word further.”

l/r, Peter Deeley (Deeley Group), David Busst, Alex Rowe (Bermuda Captain), Pat Moroney (Deeley Group), Tom Walker (Bermuda).

Over 140 new homes planned for canal-side development

Plans for a £29 million residential development of over 140 new homes along Leamington Spa’s canal side have taken a step forward.

Orbit Homes has announced plans to build 143 high-quality homes for sale, shared ownership and affordable rent on a brownfield site at Sydenham Drive.

With rising house prices and growing demand for homes in Leamington putting homeownership out of the reach of many, the development will provide a range of housing options to help people on to the housing ladder.

Offering canal-side living, the new development will bring 55 homes to the open market, as well as 39 homes available for shared ownership and 49 for affordable rent.

Orbit Homes is expected to begin work on the former Soans’ Ford dealership site this month, after completing the land purchase in the first week of March.

Due for completion in spring 2018, the new homes will be delivered in partnership with Deeley Construction.

Chris Jones, development director at Orbit Homes, said: “We are incredibly excited to have completed the purchase of the land, and begin to bring to life our plans for this canal-side development.

“The housing market in Leamington Spa, along with much of the country, means there is a housing shortage, especially at affordable prices. This development will create more housing options and provide quality homes to meet people’s needs and aspirations.”

Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction, said: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Orbit Homes on another project that will deliver much-needed new homes in the region.

“We are more than contractors in a project of this nature – we work as partners in bringing about the best possible results for the client.

“The Deeley Group has been involved in moving this site forward for several years now and we are delighted to be undertaking the work on these brand new homes for Leamington.”

As part of the 39,000 home Orbit Group, Orbit Homes is the UK’s third largest developing housing association building around 1,500 homes a year.

Photo: Artist’s impression of the proposed canal-side development at Sydneham Drive, Leamington Spa

Deeley backs the bid

Property and construction professionals across Coventry and Warwickshire are putting their weight behind the UK City of Culture bid.

Coventry-based Deeley Group, which has property development and construction divisions, hosted the team behind the city’s bid to become City of Culture in 2021.

After hearing from steering group chair David Burbidge and bid adviser Andrew Dixon, a gathering of 40 professionals from the sector saw a short, dramatic piece from a group of young people from the Belgrade Theatre.

Peter Deeley, of the Deeley Group, said: “The city – and the county – needs to be right behind this bid because it could do so much for the area, culturally, socially and economically.

“We were delighted to host the team and to hear more about what the bid might look like and the real benefits the whole region would feel.

“The time feels right for Coventry to have the confidence to put its heart and soul into this bid and win the title of UK City of Culture for 2021.”

Pictured: Standing (left to right) Alex Sutton, Laura Williams, Dion Dunne, Leon Phillips (Belgrade)

Sitting (left to right) Peter Deeley (Deeley Group), Laura McMillan, Andrew Dixon, David Burbidge (all City of Culture)

Front – Cameron Razza (Belgrade)

Following in Gary’s footsteps

The winner of this year’s Neville Award has been praised for his commitment and team work on a variety of projects.

Deeley Construction presents an annual Neville Award to a member of its workforce in memory of a colleague who died in 2011.

Gary Neville joined the company as an apprentice before progressing to become contracts manager and leading on some of the firm’s major projects including the development of Belgrade Plaza, in Coventry and St George’s Square, in Bristol.

He died suddenly in 2011, and the company introduced the award to recognise the employee who has demonstrated the most commitment to their role within the company over the previous year.

Contracts manager Mike Thompson won the vote from his fellow colleagues this year after handling a number of construction projects, and was presented with the trophy by Deeley Group’s Managing Director Peter Deeley.

Peter said: “Mike’s unwavering commitment to finishing his projects to the highest standard has been noticed by everybody during the three years he has been here. He has been a real team player focused on delivering results, and has earned respect from everybody at Deeley Construction.”

Over the past year Mike has been responsible for the delivery of projects at Pershore College, Monarch Gardens in Leamington Spa, Waterloo Housing Group and Bromford Group in North Warwickshire.

Mike, who lives in Lichfield, added: “I am both delighted and surprised to receive this award, as I haven’t been with the business that long compared to other people. Every construction project has its own unique requirements and I really enjoy the unpredictable nature of my job and the problem solving it brings.

“One of the most interesting projects we’ve just completed is building a collections house for exotic plants at Pershore College. The plants required a certain temperature and humidity, so we needed to think carefully about the room layout, taking into account things like the positioning of the heating and lighting.”

Pictured: Martin Gallagher, Mike Thompson, Julie Neville, Peter Deeley