Taylor Wimpey in the Community!
Our team helped to encourage pupils at Parkside Primary School to walk to school
In support of International Walk to School month this October, we donated 385 high visibility snap bands to pupils at Parkside Primary School. The annual initiative, organised by UK charity Living Streets, aims to encourage families to leave the car at home and walk to school safely.
According to research by Living Streets, less than half of all school children are currently walking to school, a drop from 70% a generation ago.* The research also found that children who exercise before school arrive refreshed and ready to learn and Samuel Compton, headteacher at Parkside Primary School, agrees: “It’s really important to us that our pupils are happy and engaged when they arrive at school and walking is a great way for them to start the day. We want to encourage children and their parents to walk to school and the high visibility snap bands donated by Taylor Wimpey will help them to do this more safely.”
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, says: “International Walk to School Month is a fantastic initiative and we are proud to be supporting it again this year. We hope that our donation of snap bands to Parkside Primary School will help to encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle, while staying safe on their walk to school.”
Staffordshire site manager recognised with top industry award
A Staffordshire-based Taylor Wimpey site manager has been recognised for his dedication to quality housebuilding with a top industry award. Daren Clarke, who oversees work at the Marston Grange development in Stafford, Staffordshire, has been awarded a National House-Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award.
The awards recognise an individual’s dedication to building high-quality homes and are presented following a rigorous judging process by NHBC inspectors. This includes assessing the developments throughout the year, giving homebuyers the assurance that Taylor Wimpey’s developments provide top-quality homes and excellent customer service.
He said: “I’m over the moon to have won and I’m delighted for the team at Marston Grange. We have worked extremely hard on the development and continue to do so, and it’s great to see that work recognised with the NHBC award. From our first day on site we’ve focused on ensuring that our homes are of the highest quality, and it’s great to see that customers appreciate our efforts when they move into their new homes.”
Rob Dennant, Production Director at Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “We’re delighted that Daren has won another Pride in the Job Quality Award. It is a fantastic honour for him to have won it, but also speaks volumes of the work that our site teams do across our developments. They all work incredibly hard and take great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards.
“We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality and customer service, and this recognition has ensured that we continue to be an NHBC award-winning housebuilder year after year. Daren’s Quality Award is thoroughly deserved and we’ll all be supporting him as he progresses through to the regional stage and hopefully to the grand final later this year.”
Daren Clark, Site Manager
We're proud to leave a lasting legacy at Staffordshire primary schools
Pupils from Parkside Primary School in Stafford and Bishop Lonsdale C of E Academy in Eccleshall have been getting green-fingered by planting 1,000 daffodil bulbs at two of our North Midlands developments as part of our national Proud campaign, showing our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which it builds.
The bulb plantings took place at our Overton Manor development on Wednesday 21st November and Marston Grange development on Thursday 22nd November and the bulbs are set to grow into a bright, floral tribute to the local area in the spring. Members of our local team also joined the children to lend a helping hand with the planting.
Mr Compton, Headteacher at Parkside Primary School, said: “We’re delighted to have been invited by Taylor Wimpey to help beautify the local area. Having the opportunity to impact our community in such a positive way is in keeping with our school motto Care to Learn and Learn to Care.”
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “We are proud to be creating communities across Staffordshire and we want to leave a place that both our customers and other local residents will enjoy long after we have finished building. We were thrilled to see children from Parkside Primary School, close to our Marston Grange development, and Bishop Lonsdale C of E Academy, nearby to our Overton Manor development, get stuck in and help with the planting and we hope that the bulbs will grow into a lovely display for the residents of these developments to admire each spring time.”