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.”
We hosted a spooktacular competition for our residents
To help celebrate this spooktacular time of year, we hosted our very own pumpkin carving competition to help our residents get in the spirit of Halloween.
The competition took place on Saturday 26th October and gave our residents the opportunity to get creative and carve their very best intricate and spooky designs into pumpkins just in time for Halloween. The winning design, a Taylor Wimpey home, was designed and carved by George Barker- Heath and his mum Becky Barker. Runners-up included, Eva Cartwright and mum Cara Slinn, Bethany Horoszko, Jasmyn Horoszko, Lailie Brock and mum Karen Brock.
Carl Cooke, Sales & Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “We were delighted to host our very first Halloween-themed competition at Marston Grange. Events like these are a great way of bringing the community together to take part in the fun and games. The work that we do is a lot more than build new homes and we are dedicated to making the most of the opportunities we have to help communities grow stronger.”
Meet your Marston Grange team
The team at Marston Grange work together to make sure every aspect of the homebuying journey - from laying the first brick to handing over the keys - is as smooth as it can possibly be. Planning, production and sales play vital roles at all Taylor Wimpey developments. Read on to find out more about the team at Marston Grange.
Debbie Dalton, Sales Executive
“My career started in 1992 with Midland and General Homes, which later became George Wimpey. I returned in 1998, when George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow merged to become Taylor Wimpey and I have been at the company ever since.
“My role is very varied but it’s my job to give our customers the best homebuying journey possible. I help guide customers to achieve their dream home that fits all their needs.
“Marston Grange is a very busy development. It’s in a great location and the whole team work to achieve 100% customer care results.
“If anyone is interested in purchasing a home at the development, they need to be quick. We have a great range of houses available for all types of buyers, at great prices, and have been warmly welcomed by local residents.”
Lisa Harrison, Sales Executive
“My career with Taylor Wimpey North Midlands began in early 2004, when I joined the team as a Sales Executive.
“My role varies day-to-day and it’s this variety that I love! My main role is to guide and advise purchasers throughout their homebuying journey, as well as liaise with mortgage advisors, solicitors, estate agents and local authorities to name a few.
“I help purchasers personalise their home and accompany them on site visits to their plot whilst it’s under construction, as well as being mindful of build progress to ensure health and safety procedures are adhered to. At the development, you’ll see me in my skirt and heels one minute and boots and hard hat the next!
“I would recommend anyone who is looking for a new home in Stafford to come along and see what we have to offer - a variety of homes built by our award winning Site Manager, in a fantastic location, with excellent transport links as well as first-class customer service.”
Daren Clark, Site Manager
Daren Clark, Site Manager at Taylor Wimpey’s Marston Grange development, is celebrating having won a prestigious national house-building award.
Out of over 16,000 entries, Daren was honored with a NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award.
Daren said: “I’m delighted to have won a Quality Award. It’s a fantastic honour, not just for me, but the whole team at Marston Grange. They all work incredibly hard and take great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards.”
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.”