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Maintaining New Build Developments: The Benefits of Resident Management Companies Vs Council Adoption Models

In the not-so-distant past, local authorities would adopt and maintain open spaces, roads, and footpaths within new housing developments and this maintenance would be funded through the local residents’ council tax. However, due to local authority budget cuts, in order to secure planning permission developers are now often forced to establish Resident Management Companies (RMCs)
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Meet Our New Assistant Property Manager, Tyler Beckwith

We are experiencing an exciting period of growth right now and our teams are expanding. Our newest addition is Tyler Beckwith, and we are thrilled to have him on board as our new Assistant Property Manager. Tyler joins us from Advanced Handling LTD, where he worked as a Purchasing and Service Administrator. Tyler said, “I
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Fenne Horne Celebrates Exam Success and Becomes Affiliate of TPI

We are delighted to announce that our Assistant Property Manager, Fenne Horne, has been awarded Affiliate status by The Property Institute (TPI). TPI originates from the merger of The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) and The Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) in March 2022. Since joining the Institute, Fenne has completed 15 hours
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A New Era of Estate Mangement for Leybourne Chase

Earlier this year, we were delighted to take over management of the Leybourne Chase development, in West Malling, Kent. Leybourne Chase, built by Taylor Wimpey, comprises 733 homes within 140 acres. It includes a restored former grade II-listed Manor House, which is now home to 18 luxury apartments. It also has its own community facilities,
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Sam celebrates 20-year milestone with Preim

Our invaluable Supply Chain Manager, Sam Rowe, recently celebrated an impressive 20 years with the company. What an achievement! Sam first joined Preim back in 2003 as a credit controller. She then progressed to finance manager, looking after her own team that produced the annual service charge invoices along with management accounts for over 200
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Preim introduces ‘Places’, a new app for effective and streamlined resident communication

The Encore Group, which Preim is part of, is leading the way in enhancing engagement with residents, RMCs, developers and colleagues, with the launch of its new app, Places. With the app, communication will be more regular, visual, and accessible, which will not only keep our residents better up to date but also offer an
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A Cost-Efficient Redecoration Project at Kilnwood Vale

Our estate managers take pride in maintaining the consistent aesthetic appeal and functionality of the properties they manage, so the properties always look the very best for the people living in them. Recently, we undertook a large redecoration project across six blocks of apartments, each with 6 to 12 apartments per block, at the Kilnwood
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Building Strong Communities with CDM Compliance

When it comes to residential estate management, adhering to Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) regulations is paramount.s At Preim, we’ve integrated CDM regulations seamlessly into our systems and processes to ensure that only contractors of the utmost competency undertake construction work for us, safeguarding the safety and quality of our estates. We also
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Preim Applauds Government Initiative: Integrating Greenspaces in New Housing Developments

As a Managing Agent with a specific focus on freehold housing estates, we were delighted to read about the recent government initiative that will ensure more greenspaces are incorporated into new housing developments. Every significant housing project must now contribute a minimum 10% benefit towards nature, marking England as the pioneer in enshrining Biodiversity Net
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Preim’s Proactive Approach to Service Charge Budgeting Ensures Financial Wellbeing of Our Estates

At Preim, we understand the importance of meticulous budgeting in maintaining the financial health of our managed estates. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been working hard issuing annual service charge budgets and invoices. Most of Preim’s managed estates have a financial year end of 31st March – so it’s our busiest time
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Green-fingered James keeps our communal open spaces blooming

We love shining the spotlight on our brilliant employees. This time it’s the turn of James Plant, head grounds person at the Badersfield development and former RAF Coltishall base in Norfolk. James has been with Preim for a long time – 14 years to be exact. When he started, the company was much smaller! The
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Preim supports estate communities with Christmas celebrations

It’ was fantastic to get into the Christmas spirit with communities on our managed estates over recent weeks. As well as attending various festive events across the developments we manage, we donated ten Christmas trees and helped organise several Christmas light switch-on ceremonies. On 9th December, an event at Tadpole Garden Village, organised by Preim
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Preim staff join forces to litter pick at Oakham Heights

At Preim, one of our key roles on any development we manage is to keep the open and communal spaces looking great, all year round A team from our head office took that responsibility to heart recently, when they joined forces in a staff-led litter pick event at the Oakham Heights development, in Rutland. Armed
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Kingsgrove residents enjoy another annual Community Day

The latest Community Day at the Kingsgrove development, near Wantage, might just have been the best yet. In fact, it was two events in one, with an afternoon community fair and then an evening of musical entertainment, complete with a delicious hog roast. At Preim, we are committed to fostering meaningful, face-to-face relationships with the
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Preim sponsors Wantage Town FC

At Preim, we are committed to fostering communities in and around the developments on which we work. Creating communities that in turn stimulate wider community growth, engagement and a sense of pride, is fundamental to what we do and how we work with our housing developer clients. Sport is something that always brings communities together,
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Residents celebrate opening of new community centre at Forge Wood

The opening of a new community centre at the Forge Wood development in Crawley, saw residents and their families come together and engage with local service providers and support networks. The event, organised by Crawley Housing and the Management Company, celebrated the key role the new building would play within the development. A fire safety
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Welcome back to the team, Abigail Morton

We’ve been delighted to showcase some of our fantastic employees over recent months. We like to shine the spotlight on their great work and share a little bit about their everyday responsibilities. This time, it’s the turn of Customer Account Manager, Abigail Morton, who has a slightly different story than most, having worked with us
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Another summer fundraising success at Kilnwood Vale

Each summer, some amazing volunteer residents at our Kilnwood Vale development, near Horsham, organise a fantastic fun day for all the family. This year was no exception. Despite a few English summer downpours, residents were out in force to support local businesses who were amongst those exhibiting on one of the development’s large open spaces.
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Joining forces with the local community at Kingsfleet development

Ongoing engagement with both residents and local councillors is helping us create a community focused and collaborative place to live at the Kingsfleet development, near Thetford. As Kingsfleet’s estate management agent, one of our key responsibilities is looking after and maintaining the development’s green and open spaces. Michael Westwood, Preim’s Regional & Client Manager, recently
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New hires and promotions bolster our teams

  We’re delighted to have recently welcomed a whole host of new hires and internal promotions, boosting our number of estate management staff across the business. We’ve upskilled our existing workforce but also welcomed fresh faces from around the country, embracing remote working to support the growing geographical reach of our estates.   “As a
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Christmas spirit shines through at Preim communities

  Despite very chilly temperatures in the run up to this year’s holidays, residents at Preim garden villages have been putting on a fabulous show of festive spirit – from carols around the Christmas tree, to visits from Santa and mulled wine to warm everyone up again!   Preim has been delighted to donate Christmas
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Nurturing an award-winning community initiative

Photo credit: Shohini Dutta   Hear from community gardening group TGV in Bloom as they explain why their partnership with Preim, as Tadpole Garden Village’s managing agent, has helped their development flourish.    “We wouldn’t be where we are today, if it hadn’t been for Preim,” starts Pete Welsh when talking about the Tadpole Garden
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Employee Awards – November’s winner!

Our Employee Awards continue to recognise people who go above and beyond in our team! This month we’re celebrating Samantha Rowe who’s role is in the Client Finance. Read about Samantha’s great work below.  


Supporting communities at Tadpole Garden Village

  Photo credit: Shohini Dutta Photography   At Preim we pride ourselves on supporting the communities within our developments and over recent years we’ve had the pleasure of supporting TGV in Bloom at Tadpole Garden Village. TGV in Bloom is run by residents of Tadpole Garden Village and was formed as a community focused group
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Employee Awards – September’s winner!

  At Preim we like to recognise the hard work and dedication of our employees. That’s why we have decided to celebrate it through an Employee Award, which is offered every 8 weeks. Nominations for the award are made by fellow employees or management.We would like to say a huge congratulations to Kayleigh Hill, for being our
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Community Day at Kingsgrove estate

    At Preim, we believe that the best way to create great relationships at the estates we manage is through connecting with people face to face. Therefore we were delighted to spend a lovely and sunny day with the residents at Kingsgrove Wantage.     The community event was a great opportunity for people
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Connecting with the residents at the Whittlesey Green estate

  As a Managing Agents, we put communication at the forefront of our business, because we recognise the importance of building honest, open and long-term relationships with the people who live on Preim managed estates. Currently the whole world is connected online, that’s why we have a dedicated team for each estate behind our helpdesk@preim.co.uk email, so that the residents can contact us easily wherever they are. However,
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Summer event at the Kilnwood Vale development

  Preim was delighted to be able to attend the summer event at the Kilnwood Vale development in Horsham. The sun was shining bright and lots of residents attended to enjoy the event held in one of the schemes fantastic areas of open space. The Residents Committee did a fantastic job of organising the event,
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Summer and the natural lifecycle 

Summertime brings joy to people as it’s finally the time to spend the holidays with friends and family. However, while we enjoy the sun and relaxation the nature around us runs its own cycle of growth and survival. Some of the residents at a Preim managed estate in Rugby (pictured below) may have seen webs
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The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

The long-awaited Platinum Jubilee weekend brought celebrations all across the UK. We saw people enjoying the local street parties, some watching the parade by the Buckingham Palace and others getting their inner master chef out baking all sorts of delicious treats in celebration! A few of our sites really got into the Jubilee spirit as we can see
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Spring in full bloom over the Oakham estate.

Warmer and longer sunny days are now putting a big smile on people’s faces all across the nation. For some it means catching up with friends in the beer garden and others getting their green thumb hat on and getting their garden ready for the new season. We recognise that in the winter season when
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Preim’s tree donation ceremony at Wantage Primary Academy

  On the 8th of April we saw crowds of cheerful pupils from Wantage Primary Academy accompanied by their parents and residents counting down for a new tree to be planted at their school. The tree was donated by Preim in support of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  
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Tree planting event at Kingsgrove estate

    At Preim we are passionate about creating garden villages for thousands of residents who enjoy green spaces, sustainability and many other eco-friendly practices. What’s even more amazing is seeing how the residents then take over our vision and plant their own seeds, quite literally. This year a new initiative called Queen’s Green Canopy
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Happy residents applaud Preim’s first months as new Managing Agent at large development in Crawley

Receiving positive feedback from the residents we serve is what is most important and rewarding to us at Preim – particularly when we are asked to take over from another managing agent due to residents’ dissatisfaction. The residents committee at a development of 1,200 properties near Crawley were involved in selecting a new managing agent
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Customer satisfaction reviews | Preim Estates management

Thank you to our customers for sharing their positive reviews   Working within a very challenging sector makes receiving positive feedback and reviews from satisfied customers even more important.   At Preim, we very much pride ourselves on providing industry leading levels of customer service.   We are aware that there will often be times when our
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Seasonal ground works completed at Oakham Heights | Preim Estates management

Taking pride in our estates Setting the tone for the coming season, we have been working with our landscaping contractors, Majestic Garden Services, to complete a programme of winter maintenance tasks at the Oakham Heights development in Rutland. Whilst the growing season in the Spring & Summers months is traditionally that which requires the most
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Pond maintenance at Rugby Estate | Preim Estates management

Getting ready to step into spring at Houlton Getting our developments ready for spring takes some careful and considered preparation – like at one of Preim’s developments near Rugby, for example.  With some great potential for the green and open spaces to be enjoyed by residents, a priority for Preim is also the many species
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Tree planting at Thorney | Preim Estates management

Tree-mendous landscaping effort at Cambridgeshire village Working closely with new housing developers is something that Preim, as an experienced Managing Agents, really thinks we can add value to, particularly when it comes to the environment. We recently carried out a tree planting project in conjunction with Allison Homes at the Woburn Drive development in the
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Preim commits to staff development through apprentice training

FROM number crunching to grounds maintenance – estate management company Preim is investing in staff through a series of apprenticeship programmes across the business.  As the UK marks National Apprenticeship Week (7-14 February), Preim is celebrating the success of its very own trainees from areas including finance and caretaking.   Now in its 15th year, the
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Preim welcomes Damian Tusting as its new Customer Account Manager

Having moved from London to join Preim – Damian Tusting brings with him his experience in dealing with leasehold properties and a focus on resident communication. As part of Preim’s continuing expansion in the area of customer care, we are delighted to welcome Damian to the team. We find out a little more about his
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Phil Brown joins the client delivery team at Preim

With a focus on high quality service delivery to residents, Preim has welcomed family man and rugby fan Phil Brown to the role of Customer Account Manager.    We are delighted to welcome Phil Brown as our new Customer Account Manager. We catch up with Phil to find out more about his role:   Q:
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A Tadpole Garden Village review of the year part two | Preim Estates management   

In the second part of our Review of the Year, Preim’s community mobiliser Kasia Ganzera shares some highlights from the last six months of 2021…  After an eventful summertime in Tadpole, our community just kept on going!   Firstly, we saw TGV In Bloom celebrating their second birthday at the allotments; with over 250 attendees enjoying what the 16 local businesses had to offer while being entertained
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Christmas tree donation to garden villages | Preim Estates management

IT’S beginning to look a LOT like Christmas – thanks to a tree-mendous team effort to bring seasonal cheer to our communities.   Donated by Preim, these impressive 16ft Christmas trees have travelled from a supplier in Dorset to take pride of place at a number of our developments, to be enjoyed by residents, their families and friends.     A team from Cut n Clear Landscapes have spent many hours
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Christmas jumper wearers boost charity coffers | Preim Estates management

Flaunting their fabulous knits and silly sweaters – our Preim fundraisers have boosted coffers for Save the Children in the charity’s annual Christmas Jumper Day.   Our staff made a fundraising fashion statement by making a donation to wear their best winter woollies, with proceeds from this event and a previous Preim dress down day
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Tadpole Garden Village’s new pub progress | Preim Estates management | Arkell’s Brewery

WHILE our Tadpole Garden Village residents will have to wait a little longer to officially raise a glass in the new neighbourhood pub – owners Arkell’s Brewery have organised a seasonal sneak peek of what’s to come!  In an early toast to the Strawberry Thief and to get the village in the Christmas spirit, the Arkells
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A Tadpole Garden Village review of the year | Preim Estates management  

  IT has certainly been a very busy year in terms of business and community engagement at our Tadpole Garden Village.  Residents and businesses have overcome many challenges of the pandemic to bring some exceptional stories to TGV. Preim’s community mobiliser Kasia Ganzera shares some of the highlights ….  “December is such a great time when we celebrate Christmas among family and friends. It presents a wonderful opportunity to look back at the year
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Supporting Houlton’s Festival of Lights event

  Preim is delighted to be supporting celebrations to mark Diwali – the festival of lights – at our diverse and multi-cultural community in Houlton near Rugby. The dazzling event is being set up and run by residents and is open to the whole Houlton community to enjoy. Held at St Gabriel’s CofE Academy, 270
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Laura Wade joins Preim as business manager

We are delighted to welcome Laura Wade to the team as our new business manager. Her role is integral to the smooth running of the office – from first aid to vehicle fleet management. We catch up with the experienced dance teacher and keen traveller. Welcome to Preim – can you tell us a little
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Residents get in the party mood for birthday celebrations at Tadpole Garden Village

  LIVE music, face painting and a celebration of the great outdoors – all part of the birthday party held to mark the second anniversary of TGV In Bloom. The event was an opportunity to thank the many sponsors and supports who have assisted TGV In Bloom in being at the heart of the community
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Work gets underway at Tadpole Garden Village’s new neighbourhood pub

Preim and Tadpole Garden Village representatives were invited to help toast the start of works on a brand-new neighbourhood pub at Arkell’s Brewery breaking ground ceremony.  Helping to raise a glass to The Strawberry Thief – which is due to open in 2022 – they were delighted to get an insight into plans for the pub, which will be a destination
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Preim welcomes David Dunkley as Head of Support Services

Q: Welcome to Preim – can you tell us a little about your role with the company and what your responsibilities are? A: The role of Head of Support Services is to oversee all support service functions including service charge accounts, credit control, utilities administration and company secretarial to ensure that these services are delivered
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Meet the Team: Musician and art lover Sam Der-Kevorkian brings his organisational skills and thirst for a challenge to his new role with Preim

We are delighted to welcome Sam Der-Kevorkian to the Preim team, as our new utilities administrator. We catch up with the musician, singer and keen gymnast to find out more about the role:   Q: Welcome to Preim – can you tell us a little about your role with the company and what your responsibilities are?  A:
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Preim supports new ways for High Wycombe residents to stay in touch

WITH more opportunities for meeting people, attending events and socialising in general, we are helping to ensure our Woodcock community at High Wycombe doesn’t miss a thing!  Keen to ensure that all residents (particular non-Internet users) stay up to date with local news, the Woodcock Steering Committee bought an estate notice board – and Preim volunteers have made the area around it
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Businesses and community join forces at Tadpole Garden Village

Budding gardeners have been helping local businesses to blossom while boosting funds for projects around our Tadpole Garden Village. The second in a series of Open Plot events organised by the TGV in Bloom team has been hailed a huge success, with almost £300 raised from the sale of home ground herbs, plants and vegetables.
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From furlough to fantastic – apprentice caretaker Cheyenne is climbing new career heights with Preim at Badersfield in Norfolk

As part of Preim’s business strategy to recruit more ‘home gown’ talent, Preim is delighted to welcome Cheyenne Turbett to the Badersfield ‘family’ as she takes up her new post as assistant caretaker. Under the guidance of senior caretaker James Plant and caretaker John Jackson, 19-year-old Cheyenne is living the dream, with a job that
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Preim duo James and John on helping Coltishall residents enjoy their green spaces during lockdown

When it comes to taking pride in their work, you will be hard pressed to find anyone to beat the passion and commitment of Preim’s James Plant and John Jackson. The friends have been working at Badersfield on the former RAF Coltishall base for over a decade. Having risen to the working and personal challenges
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Community spirit continues to blossom at Tadpole Garden Village thanks to new Greenhouse Project

Tadpole Garden Village’s superstar residents Stu Olden and Pete Welsh are well known as the green fingered duo behind TGV In Bloom – a gardening scheme aimed at encouraging people to take pride in their community. As part of their Britain In Bloom campaign they have launched the TGV In Bloom Club which meets once
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Introducing Preim’s senior customer account manager Michael Westwood

Preim is delighted to welcome senior customer account manager Michael Westwood to the team. With 10 years’ experience in the commercial and residential property sector, including working for a number of global brands, Michael will be responsible for the management of a portfolio of garden villages; overseeing a six-strong team. And he says he will
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Property management company Preim welcomes new hair and beauty salon to serve residents at Tadpole Garden Village in Swindon

New girl on the hair and beauty block Jess brings salon ‘wow’ factor to garden village THERE is great news for the residents of Tadpole Garden Village – the wait for that haircut, grey roots remedy, eyebrow shaping and nail revival is almost over! And standing by to welcome customers to a brand-new salon is
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Family run barber shop to open at Tadpole Garden Village

There’s no place like home for family run barber business at Tadpole Garden Village The business community at our Tadpole Garden Village is being boosted – thanks to the opening of a family-run barber business next month. With the road map out of lockdown allowing hairdressers and barbers to welcome back customers from April 12
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Preim welcomes Kasia Ganzera as the new community mobiliser

Kasia Ganzera takes up the post of Preim’s community mobiliser Passionate about people and getting a buzz from bringing communities and groups together; fun-loving marketing and social media guru Kasia Ganzera has become Preim’s community mobiliser for Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon. Originally from Poland, music fan Kasia made the life-changing move to TGV from London
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Welcoming our new customer account manager Shaun Mundy

Resident focus will be a priority for our new customer account manager Shaun Mundy We are delighted to welcome Shaun Mundy to the Preim team, as our new customer account manager. Shaun, who joined the company at the beginning of 2021, is already looking and planning ahead with his own creative ways to support residents
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Welcoming three new members to the growing Preim team

It has been a time like no other to welcome new team members to Preim. Yet, in the last few months, we have had the pleasure of welcoming not one, but three new individuals to our team of experts. The onboarding process may have been more remote than expected, and we have had to get
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2020 and recognising the value of green spaces close to home

We have always known that green spaces are incredibly important to communities. At Preim we know that they are integral to successful placemaking and that communities will often go to fabulous efforts to make green spaces usable for all. Yet, in 2020, the presence of green spaces that are accessible and close to home has
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Creative community initiatives: Spooky (socially distanced) fun through to new memorial traditions

As we enter into another season, and many communities begin to plan (their albeit different) 2020 festive celebrations, we wanted to look back on some of the highlights from autumn. We’ve been amazed at how community spirit has continued to shine through at the estates we work with. Neighbours, steering groups and community mobilisers have
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Community app comes into its own during lockdown

With an active community engagement plan, a community mobiliser in post, many successful neighbourhood events and the gradual adoption of amenities by the Community Interest Company, the Swindon development, Tadpole Garden Village, has become a place many are proud to call home. A key development for the community was the launch of the Tadpole Garden
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Community lockdown stories

Building and supporting a sense of community is something we have always been passionate about at Preim. In the midst of lockdown, however, the purpose of community has become more important than ever. Many of us have found ourselves connecting with neighbours, supporting vulnerable individuals in our community and even adapting community projects to keep
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Green fingered residents celebrate Britain in Bloom win – and a blossoming community initiative

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition has roots in British gardening since 1963 – and is continually on the hunt for places and people embracing horticulture to make a difference to their communities. That’s why residents at Tadpole Garden Village saw an opportunity to take part. Starting as two friends working to make
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Working with local businesses to deliver a quick and reliable estate management service

Sustainability has always been at the core of Preim’s business approach – whether that is in supporting healthy, happy and self-sufficient communities, or in working with local businesses wherever possible to deliver estate works. Our recent partnership with Kilnwood Property Maintenance Ltd is a fantastic example of just that – with Phil Szabo, owner of
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The people behind Preim: Meeting Marco Santos

Dealing with the finances of a residents’ management company or community interest company is certainly no mean feat. With often over 1,000 households paying an annual service charge into one residents’ management company, there needs to be systems, budgeting and control – in line with legal requirements – in place. A significant part of Preim’s
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Fit for a king – new community website showcases vision and heritage at Kingsfleet, Thetford

Kingsfleet is a new community being created in the heart of the stunning Norfolk countryside. Boasting beautiful surroundings and a great location (just 37 minutes from Norwich and 47 from Cambridge), Kingsfleet will also offer residents a wealth of community amenities and something quite unusual for a new development – heritage and history. When completed,
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Remembrance display at Wyton on the Hill

It can often be underestimated how much work goes into creating a community display or event – so our praise goes to the Wyton community for pulling together to create a fantastic Remembrance Day poppy display. Organised with the buy in from numerous groups, including the Wyton on the Hill Parish Council and Wyton Residents’
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New tech & new communities: We talk about the Monksmoor Park app

You may have heard that we recently launched a new community app for Northamptonshire development, Monksmoor Park. The app, created in partnership with Crest Nicholson, was created to facilitate residents’ communication with each other and stakeholders – including Preim. As more and more residents use the Monksmoor Park app, Preim director, Andrew New, spoke to
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A community fun day that keeps on getting “better and better”

The Kilnwood Vale Community Fun Day is one of many events that residents, friends, families and local businesses look forward to each year. Last year’s event welcomed 300 residents and this year, as the Kilnwood Vale community continues to grow, we’ve exceeded that again with 500 people turning up for a day filled with family
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Community ownership drives forward road improvement project

Community ownership of key amenities and infrastructure is vital for many developments – both new and well-established. It provides residents with the opportunity to mold their communities, to create places they are proud to call home and prioritise what matters to them and the environments they live in. That’s why an ex-MOD estate in Catterick,
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Trainers at the ready for London Marathon runners

This time last year we were congratulating Tadpole Garden Village community mobiliser, Chris Tanner, for his brilliant efforts in the 2018 London Marathon – raising an amazing £2,800 for the Movember Foundation and completing the marathon in 5 hours, 26 minutes. This year – we’re cheering on a new set of runners – from Tadpole
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Placemaking and the importance of green spaces

Whether it’s a trail through a country park, a local play area or a green nestled in your local neighbourhood – it’s likely that you’ll have appreciated the presence of a green space at some time or another. In fact, The Land Trust reported in 2016 that 9 out of 10 of us feel that green spaces play a
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The People Behind Preim: Meeting Jenny Bryant

At Preim we work with a broad range of Resident Management Companies (RMC’s) stakeholders  – from residents, to solicitors to developers. It’s incredibly important that we understand each party involved, their requirements and where they may need additional support. Doing so helps us to provide the best possible service to our customers– particularly when a property on one of the estates we manage is being
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Community at Christmas from tree planting to carols

Festivities have been in full swing at many of the communities we work with, from Crest Nicholson garden villages Tadpole Garden Village to Kilnwood Vale. Keep reading to find out more about Santa’s visits and a ‘meet your neighbours’ gathering – as well as a tree-mendous tree planting effort!   In the meantime, may we also take this opportunity to
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Cheers! A new pub for Tadpole Garden Village 

A local pub is often considered the hub of a community – whether that’s as a place to meet with friends, to grab a meal with family or have a neighbours’ gathering.  That’s why Crest Nicholson was delighted to announce plans for a new pub to serve its 1,855 home community, Tadpole Garden Village in Swindon, in September
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App-solutely fantastic! New community app launched for Monksmoor Park

Conversation is key to helping a new community grow. Developers want to share news with residents, community events need to be promoted, and neighbours often love the opportunity to meet and chat with one another. Although conversation is of course an old artform, new technology can still play a role in helping it happen.   That’s why Preim,
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Fun in the sun at Kilnwood Vale community event

Over 300 Kilnwood Vale residents gathered at the green space in the heart of their new community on Saturday, 28 July. An opportunity to celebrate the growing development, meet their neighbours and learn more about the local area, the community fun day was a roaring success. The community’s furry friends were centre stage on the
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Tadpole Garden Village shortlisted for best placemaking and community living

Crest Nicholson’s Tadpole Garden Village has been shortlisted in the Best Community Living and Best Placemaking categories of this year’s Sunday Times British Home Awards. The Swindon development is becoming renowned for its exceptional initiatives to empower residents and create a place that promotes people’s health, happiness and wellbeing. We are delighted to see this
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Successful Annual General Meeting for empowered Locking Moor community

Nineteen homeowners from the Weston-super-Mare development, Locking Parklands recently gathered to help mould the future of their community. Bringing together Locking Moor residents, the Residents’ Company meeting provided residents with the opportunity to discuss everything from the maintenance of amenities through to future development plans. On the face of it, the meeting may have appeared
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Chris Tanner is featured in Sunday paper special

Offering comment on the garden village lifestyle Chris Tanner, Preim’s community mobiliser at Tadpole Garden Village, was featured in the Daily Mail on Sunday in June. The feature was included as part of the paper’s special supplement on property choices throughout life. Within the feature, new builds and garden villages formed a prominent part of
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Double award delight for Tadpole Garden Village and Monksmoor Park

Crest Nicholson Strategic Projects is celebrating double success following the industry-leading Planning Awards. Tadpole Garden Village in Swindon was named ‘Best Housing Scheme (500 home or more)’ at the UK’s housebuilding, planning and placemaking awards. Monksmoor Park, another Crest Nicholson development, beat off the remaining competition to be runner-up, receiving a highly commended award from
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Pedal power at Monksmoor Park community event

Many of the developments we work with aim to provide residents with alternative modes of transport – encouraging walking, cycling and the use of public transport where possible. A new bus route has been a real success at Tadpole Garden Village since its launch in 2016 and just last month, on Saturday 12 May 2018,
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A peek into community life at Kilnwood Vale

Last year, Crest Nicholson’s Kilnwood Vale development celebrated its very first community event: an ‘end of summer’ fayre with food, drink and activities from local businesses. The event was a huge success, welcoming over 200 residents with their friends and family. You can read all about it here. Since then the community has enjoyed a
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Community mobiliser, Chris, picks up the pace at the London Marathon

On behalf of everyone at Preim we wanted to say a huge well done to Chris Tanner, our community mobiliser at Swindon development Tadpole Garden Village, on his brilliant effort completing the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April 2018. Raising a whopping £2,800 for the Movember Foundation – a charity working to halve the number
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Easter egg-travaganzas at Kilnwood Vale and Tadpole Garden Village

Although spring feels well and truly upon us now, the rainy weather at the Easter weekend didn’t put a dampener on the fantastic community events taking place at Tadpole Garden Village and Kilnwood Vale. Read all about the bank holiday weekend events that took place and their importance in building these new communities: Kilnwood Vale
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Tadpole Garden Village residents establish their first WI group

It’s a sign of successful community engagement when residents take it upon themselves to create their own initiatives and gatherings. We were delighted to learn about just that as Tadpole Garden Village residents look to establish the community’s first Women’s Institute group in March 2018. Ann Fitzgerald, a Tadpole Garden Village resident and WI member
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Getting to know our client delivery team: Kirsten and Abigail

Over the last 12 months and following the arrival of our head of client delivery, Oliver Taylor, we have further strengthened our client delivery team. Working closely with contractors, communities and developers, our client delivery team is at the heart of Preim. So we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce and get to know
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Welcoming Kilnwood Vale’s new community mobiliser, Anna Grimshaw

Kilnwood Vale is a 2,500 home development in West Sussex that promises to be a thriving, empowered community as residents continue to make the garden village their home. Preim has been working with developer Crest Nicholson for several months to both help engage residents in the Residents Management Company model and to manage green spaces
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Bringing together new communities at Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, the communities we work with have been busy getting into the festive spirit with events, gatherings, decorations and even a bake off! Christmas is the perfect opportunity to bring together residents and Preim’s community mobilisers have been doing a wonderful job of achieving just that. Read more about how
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Property management expert, Cameron Maguire, joins Preim

We are delighted to welcome Cameron Maguire to the Preim team as customer account manager Having started in his new role in October 2017, Cameron is a fantastic addition, already helping to ensure we are providing an exceptional service to residents at Preim-managed estates. Joining us from Encore Estate Management, Cameron is currently working to
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Community initiatives and placekeeping at Kilnwood Vale

Kilnwood Vale is to be a 2,500 home development in West Sussex boasting key amenities such as a primary school, health centre, supermarket, neighbourhood centre and plenty of green, open spaces. Of course, to go alongside the amenities there needs to be a sense of community. Together the two will leave a strong legacy for
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Tadpole Garden Village is shortlisted in the Sunday Times British Homes Awards

At the heart of placemaking is the aim to create public spaces that people are proud to call their home – where they feel their health, wellbeing and happiness are promoted and the amenities and infrastructure they require are catered for. Placemaking has always been central to Crest Nicholson’s vision for Tadpole Garden Village; a
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Autumn fun day brings together residents and showcases everything the Kilnwood Vale community has to offer

A core part of Preim’s work is to help strengthen new communities, empower residents and bring neighbours together. On Saturday 30 September the first ever Kilnwood Vale Autumn community event achieved just that. Funded by Crest Nicholson and Organised by Preim’s community mobiliser in Kilnwood Vale, Sarah New, the event welcomed 200 residents – a
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First Aid Training at Tadpole Garden Village: A community initiative to empower residents

Examples of a strong community are plentiful at Tadpole Garden Village, with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust planting days, allotment openings and a community mobiliser in place to help champion community initiatives. The latest community event, however, aimed to empower residents in case of an emergency. In July 2017, at the development’s primary school – Tadpole Farm
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