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Bovis Homes wins award for Forces support

Bovis Homes has been given a national award in acknowledgement of its commitment to and support for UK Armed Forces personnel. The Silver Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) was presented in a special ceremony aboard HMS Victory in Portsmouth Harbour, by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr Nigel Atkinson.

The award is presented to organisations that promote service issues, communicate positively to their staff on the Forces, and support the employment of military people. It follows a Bronze Award for Bovis Homes in 2016, and comes almost a year to the day after the company signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Bovis Homes’ special guest at the ceremony was Jill Altham, customer care manager in its West Midlands region, whose son Joseph Murphy was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

“I felt really humbled to attend this amazing event, and being around military personnel always makes me feel closer to Joe,” she said.

“I’m obviously enormously proud of his achievements as a solider and of Bovis Homes for all they’ve done to support servicemen and women just like him. It’s important that we remember those who tragically lost their lives, but also those injured in combat and those who transition into civilian life having given many years in service of their country. There’s always more to do, but today I’m just very proud.”

Biodiversity award for a Warwickshire show garden

A show home garden in the village of Long Itchington, Warwickshire, has won an award for its biodiversity. David Wilson Homes was given the

‘Temporary Award’ in the Big Biodiversity Challenge Awards, intended to promote non-permanent environmental enhancements, such as green hoardings, temporary green walls or community engagement initiatives. The garden has been created in

partnership with the RSPB, and is full of features designed to attract wildlife. The partnership is the first of its kind in the UK, and aims to boost natural habitats and developments across the country using updated landscaping and new guidance. Paul Stephen, biodiversity adviser for the RSPB and David Wilson Homes’ parent company Barratt Developments, commented: “As the country’s wildlife struggles, with 60 per cent of plants and animals facing decline, it is hoped that the partnership between the country’s largest homebuilder and the nation’s largest conservation charity will help boost biodiversity, and it is fantastic that the garden has been recognised in this way. “We hope that many more developments, as well as the residents themselves, choose to make a home for nature in their own gardens.”

Apprentice reaches construction skills final

Jake Dominy, a 21 year old apprentice bricklayer with William Davis Homes, is set to compete in the final of a national skills competition after winning the east midlands heat. Organised by the Construction Industry

Training Board, SkillBuild is an annual competition to test talented construction apprentices/trainees against their peers. In the competition, 10 crafts are judged

in a series of regional heats, with both New Entrant and Senior categories. The top eight competitors from the Senior category of each craft then progress to the national final at the NEC, Birmingham. Currently in the third year of his apprenticeship with William Davis Homes, Jake was entered into the Senior bricklaying category of the East Midlands heat, which was held at Leicester College, where Jake is also studying. The regional heat saw competitors given a working drawing to create a decorative brickwork piece with 2017 lettering including dog-toothing, brick on edge finishing as well as weather struck, recessed and half round jointing. Following six hours of competition, models were judged and Jake was announced as the champion, winning a gold medal, certificate, and £300 worth of tools and equipment. Jake said: “I was really shocked to win, but completely chuffed! The tools I won as part of my prize have already been really useful, and I now just want to keep practicing and learning new skills like arches and shape cutting that will be helpful for the national final.”


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