St Leo’s & Southmead Primary School Playground Revamp

The tired playground area of St Leos & Southmead Primary School has been transformed by artwork designed by local company art4design, making the space a much brighter and happier place for the pupils to play.

Bell Group donated a wide range of paint colours to bring the designsof art4design to life and were so pleased to be able to support this project.

Chester Deva Triathlon - 12 June 2016

The Michael Houghton Memorial Cup

New Gorbals’ Head of Maintenance, Michael Houghton, sadly passed away at the beginning of this year. Since then, the team at New Gorbals Housing Association have been working hard to make sure that Michael gets the tribute he deserves.

Michael was a big football fan and a keen player, so it seemed fitting that his colleagues organise a 5 a side football tournament as a tribute to him. 

Bell Group & Barnardos announce national Charity Partnership

We are delighted to introduce Barnardo’s, one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, as our first national charity partner.

Bell Group commits to the next generation by joining The 5% Club

Bell Group has showcased its commitment to the next generation by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

The campaign was initiated by defence technology company QinetiQ with an aim to get the UK’s public and private companies to commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years.

Bell Group & Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust – It’s not just Painting!

Every year JRHT undertake external painting of their properties with several organisations being invited to tender for the work. The process to procure the work not only involves comparing the most competitive prices, but also requires the contractor to work with JRHT in delivering the requirements set out by the National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC). Contractors make commitments to providing, Work Experience Placements, Apprentices, & Job Creations throughout the contract as well as added social value in the form of community investment activities.

Bell Group in the Community, 2015 Round Up

The Public Services (Social Value) Act came into force on 31 January 2013. It requires people who commission public services to think about how they can also secure wider social, economic and environmental benefits.

Bell Group are committed to making a difference in the communities in which we work, here are a handful of our highlights from 2015…

Leek Foodbank Revamp

Bell Group were delighted to volunteer their expertise and repaint one of the hospitality rooms at Leek's foodbank free of charge.

Joint project co-ordinators at Leek & District Foodbank, Maureen and John Belfield said:

 "This work has made an enormous difference to the appearance of the room and made it a very welcoming environment for our client.

"We are most grateful to Your Moorlands for facilitating this, to Bell group for all their efforts and to the volunteers who gave their time to assist with the work.

Tour of Britain: Wordsworth House Makeover

Bell Group, in collaboration with The National Trust, came up with a radical plan to makeover the front of Wordsworth House in Cockermouth in celebration of the third stage of the Tour of Britain, which started in the town on 8th September.

Launch of the Slade Green Community Hub

A Fun Day was held in Slade Green to celebrate the launch of Slade Green Community Hub.

Hexagon Housing has been working in partnership with Bell Group UK, (Cyclical Redecorations Contractor) and Slade Green Big Local (a lottery funded, resident led community organisation) to bring a disused office in Rodeo Close, Slade Green back in to use as a Community Hub.   

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