Supporting Local Community Groups
At Elegant Homes, we are proud to support local community groups who make a real difference. This is Peter Neville handing over a cheque to Richard Denney of Caversham GLOBE (Go Local On a Better Environment).
GLOBE work to improve and protect green spaces for the benefit of wildlife and local residents. Their recent work includes repairing the timber street planters in central Caversham as well as graffiti removal and litter picking.
We are pleased to contribute towards improving Caversham’s environment.
Education and Personal Development
At Elegant Homes, we encourage all our staff to continually improve through personal development, CPD and education.
Our Operations Director Nick, who advocates an ongoing learning environment, encourages and supports our team in this area. Nick is passionate about construction and was recently asked by his university to go back and give a voluntary lecture on building services.
This gave students the opportunity to learn a practical approach in dealing with issues relating to this area and an insight into what they can expect from every day Construction Management.
“Construction is a very practical industry. The more exposure to real life scenarios and hands on experience students get alongside academic learning, the better equipped they will be when entering the work place. It is nice to have opportunities to make a small contribution.” (Nick Goodson – February 2018)
Businesses get behind Olympic rower
Two Caversham businesses are set to help an Olympic rower on his way to success at Rio 2016.
Sam Townsend has been supported by both Elegant Homes and Farmer & Dyer. The two companies will provide funds for a topline racing boat for Townsend’s training and competitions.
They have both been inspired by Townsend, who rows for Reading University, and will continue to follow his journey in the lead up to Brazil Cup in Sydney earlier this year.
Festival aimed at attracting state school teenagers proves a huge success
A cricket festival was held for youngsters in Henley on Tuesday.
Thirty pupils from Chiltern Edge and Highdown took part in the event at Henley Cricket Club’s Brakspear Ground. It followed three months of weekly coaching sessions by Performance Cricket at the two schools as well as at Gillotts.
Peter Neville, who set the programme up, said: “What we’re finding at the cricket club is that we’ve got a very strong youth section but we’re not getting older children from state schools because it’s not being played there. “We’re very keen to put some cricket into state school.”
The festival, which included matches between the schools, was the culmination of the programme.
“I wanted to give something back”
A chartered surveyor has been working free of charge to help Henley Cricket Club build its new pavilion.
Peter Neville, who runs Elegant Homes in Caversham, wanted to make sure the £500,000 project is complete by the start of the new season in May.
The previous pavilion, which was 76 years old, had become dilapidated and was demolished in September.
Mr Neville, a club member, said: “I love cricket and my son has had 10 great years playing here and so I wanted to give something back to the club.”
The framework of the new building is already in place and the insulation will be installed before the timber cladding is added.