Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Countrywide, is thrilled to be the first lettings agency to partner with Heroes4Hire Handymen, via its Bridgfords and Entwistle Green lettings businesses in Manchester and Cheshire.
Heroes4Hire Handymen helps former armed forces veterans get back into work and makes the most of the work ethic, skills and attention to detail of ex-servicemen and women. The ex-servicemen and women will carry out a broad range of services for Countrywide, from daily repair jobs to end of tenancy property health checks and preparing a property to let.
Over the last six months Countrywide has been working with Heroes4Hire to create a maintenance concept that is easy and straightforward for landlords and tenants. Each handyman undergoes a five week residential training course covering decorating, joinery, plumbing, building, plastering and more.
The roll out programme began this month with local handymen based in Greater Manchester, South Manchester and Cheshire. This will be followed by a 12 month national roll-out meaning the business will support more ex-service personnel into more jobs, and more of Countrywide’s customers will benefit from the maintenance service.
Kim Lidbury, Director of Retail Property Management at Countrywide said: “This is one of the most exciting contractor projects we have been involved in, as not only is this a brilliant and worth-while business concept for ex-service men and women, but we are confident this will help us offer a great service to our landlords. Securing good quality, professional contractors, who offer an excellent standard of workmanship at a reasonable price is at the forefront of the minds of Countrywide Lettings. This partnership fits perfectly with our company ethics of putting our customer at the heart of everything that what we do.”
Ex-serviceman Nigel Blanchard founded Heroes4Hire Handymen in which ex-servicemen and women are professionally trained as handymen by their charity partner Building Heroes, and are able to carry out a range of property maintenance jobs to high standards.
Bridgfords Lettings & Estate Agents: http://www.bridgfords.co.uk/
Entwistle Green Lettings & Estate Agents: http://www.entwistlegreen.co.uk/
For further information please contact:
Countrywide plc, Group Press Office
Tel: +44 (0) 7721 439043
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