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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Welcoming our new Head of Client Delivery, Oliver Taylor

Client delivery at Preim is all about ensuring we deliver a fantastic managing agent service – for developers and residents alike. At the heart of the Preim ethos is good governance, transparency and openness, whilst championing the importance of building sustainable communities. To help us lead, maintain and continue to progress that ethos, we’re delighted
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Military Wives Choir raise over £700 for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

The Arborfield community is a vibrant one, with many events being held like the recent family fun day for residents, neighbours, friends and family to enjoy. On Monday 26 June, the community came together to enjoy an event of a different kind, in support of the British Red Cross We Love Manchester Emergency Fund –
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Play park is an absolute treasure for Monksmoor Park

Celebrating the opening of new community amenities is always a pleasure. In April we worked with Crest Nicholson to help open two new play parks and the allotments at Tadpole Garden Village. In May we worked with the award-winning developers again, this time at Monksmoor Park in Daventry, to celebrate the opening of another brand
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Family Fun Day at Arborfield Green puts a ‘spring’ in the step of residents

A regeneration development in Berkshire, Arborfield Green is a hub of community activity. Embracing the garden village principles, the Crest Nicholson development has plentiful green spaces and, along with the help of community mobiliser, Becky Eytle, a thriving community – with lots of events to bring together neighbours, friends and nearby communities. Recently, Arborfield Green
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Sun shines for community opening of allotments and play parks

Crest Nicholson’s award-winning Tadpole Garden Village looks beautiful in the spring sun – even more so when the community are out in full-force with friends and families. On Saturday 22 April there was definitely a buzz at Tadpole Garden Village, with over 100 residents celebrating the official opening of the development’s eagerly anticipated allotments and
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A success! Parking initiative shows the power of localism

A few years ago, in one of our first stories, we explained car parking could be a real issue for home owners living on former MoD estates that we manage. Directors and residents at Arborfield Mews Residents Management Company Limited (AMRCL), a handed over company, decided they would try and do something about the limited car
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Tadpole Garden Village welcomes new community mobiliser, Chris Tanner

Tadpole Garden Village resident, Chris Tanner, has become PREIM’s community mobiliser for the Crest Nicholson development in Swindon. Joining the PREIM team, Chris brings with him a wealth of local knowledge having lived in the Swindon area for over 30 years. Having previously worked as Media & Communications Manager at Swindon Town Football Club, Chris
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Welcoming Rebecca Eytle, Arborfield Green’s new community mobiliser

Community mobilisers are a crucial part of placemaking. Their work helps to empower residents, bridge the gaps between authorities and individuals and create a community spirit that is often crucial to making somewhere feel like home. So, it’s our pleasure to welcome a new community mobiliser to the Crest Nicholson Arborfield Green development near Reading,
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Preim raise funds in support of Christmas charity, Sands.

Each year staff at Preim raise a respectable amount for a chosen charity. Previous charities have included Peterborough Food Bank and Macmillan Cancer Support. This year the chosen charity was one close to our hearts. Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity, Sands. Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby, improve the care bereaved
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Praise for Preim as Crest Nicholson wins national sustainable community award

Estates and management company Preim has been instrumental in helping one of the UK’s major house-builders secure a national industry award for Best Community Initiative. Crest Nicholson was named best in the UK for its excellence in achieving ‘a visionary Community Interest Company’ for its Tadpole Garden Village at the Housebuilder Awards in London last
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Preim welcomes our new Community Mobilisers

  Sustainable communities where people love living As a managing agent on strategic new build developments, Preim believes there is so much more you can do to help build sustainable communities where people love living. So we take great pleasure in welcoming to Preim, two new Community Mobilisers, Sarah New and Anna Smart. Our new
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Preim becomes an ARMA-Q accredited Managing Agent

As a proud member of ARMA (The Association of Residential Managing Agents), Preim are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the ARMA-Q accreditation. ARMA-Q (Q is for quality) was introduced by ARMA to help raise standards and quality of service across the residential management sector. ARMA-Q is a self-regulatory body with an independent
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