April 2023

Sewell Estates Newsletter

Hi and welcome to our April newsletter. Spring has finally sprung and the nights are getting lighter (at long last!). In this edition I am excited to be able to share the progress we have made with introducing our new co-owners (spoiler alert – that’s our team) into the governance of the business. Our Employee Council and Trust Board are in place and already starting to contribute to the business; the excitement in the team as they take on their new responsibilities and help to continue to build our group is fantastic to see first-hand. With other stories including our work to support mental health facilities in Sheffield, our team’s expertise at developing robust business cases to support our public sector clients, our work in the education sector around special educational needs and our support to give young people vital work experience, we’ve had a busy month.

As always, if you want to chat about any of our activities, please get in touch with me direct.

Enjoy the (promised) sunshine! Best wishes,

Jo Barnes
Managing Director, Sewell Estates


Sewell Estates
Co-Owners have their say

Following the announcement of its move to employee ownership, Sewell Estates has now recruited its first Co-Owner Council and Trust Board members that will look after the interests of its staff, who have a 25% stake in the business.


Teams trained to highest Business Case standard

With over 30 of our team qualified to the Better Business Cases™ Practitioner* standard, Shared Agenda and Community Ventures are helping public sector organisations prepare effective business cases for transformational projects.


Esteem supports SEND strategy across the city

Hull Esteem, backed by Sewell Investments, continues to support Hull City Council’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy by developing new learning spaces for the city’s young people.


Helping Hull’s health estate
save energy

Work is underway following a recent decarbonisation audit to introduce a range of additional energy-saving measures across Hull’s health centre estate, delivered by Sewell FM.


Promoting career opportunities

Our GATEway programme offers career support for people from all backgrounds. Find out how our Construction team have been delivering opportunities so far this year…

Eleven team members from across the Group have joined our co-owner Council, and three have joined the board


I&G help improve mental health facility in Sheffield

Our West Yorkshire based construction company continue their relationship with Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust to redevelop
a mental health facility at the Longley Centre.


Helping SHAPE
ICB service and estates planning

Parallel, our data mapping & intelligence business' tool, SHAPE, is being utilised by several ICBs across the country to support service and estates planning to help them visualise where the greatest needs of a population are.