July 2023

Sewell Estates Newsletter

In this month’s edition, we reveal major new contracts for our facilities management business and for Parallel, our company that specialises in data mapping and analysis. We also dip into how we are leaving a positive legacy across the region within a number of communities that we serve. Fostering a sustainable approach in everything we do is a core part of our DNA and we are always looking for ways to ensure we have a positive impact as we carry out work for our customers.

Our construction and facilities management businesses have a particularly busy time over the next six weeks as we get the school estate that we care for ready for the new term. If you are struggling with estate challenges in the education sector, we have some insights in the newsletter on how to approach these concerns in times of limited budgets; I’m sure Nikola would be happy to go into more detail if you want to learn more and the coffees are on her!

Very best wishes,

Jo Barnes
Managing Director, Sewell Estates


I&G turn hospital rooftop into pirate-themed paradise

A hospital roof has been transformed into a fun and inspiring place for children to play thanks to our construction firm I&G.


Ready to react to keep stores open

Heron Foods can now call on Sewell Facilities Management to keep their stores open for business, with the FM company providing reactive maintenance for the retailer’s 86 shops across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


Working behind the scenes for the NHS

Parallel have been reappointed for 2023/2024 as the development partner behind the NHS’s ProCure framework online platform, ensuring the procurement portal runs smoothly.


Welcoming the talent of the future

Community Ventures and Shared Agenda have welcomed three accomplished new graduates into their teams.

Read all about them.


Construction firm win the day

Sewell Construction is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its work to make construction more sustainable. We were chosen as the winner of the sustainability category at the Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

"Our whole team is working really hard to deliver a positive impact and legacy in our communities wherever we go."


Green light for Keighley’s new health and wellbeing centre

Keighley’s new health and wellbeing centre has secured a £3.4m capital contribution, after Community Ventures developed, programme managed and wrote the business case to secure the funding.


Yorkshire Energy Park awards £20,000 in grants

Yorkshire Energy Park has awarded £20,000 of grants to support local community groups in the first round of its Community Fund.

See who benefitted...


Making a difference

Our people across the business have been walking, running and golfing for charity this summer. From Hull 10K, to the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the Sewell Group Charity Golf Day, our teams have raised thousands of pounds for some great causes.


How to address the continual decline of the school estate

Nikola Idle, Director of Consultancy at Shared Agenda, reflects on the issues schools and academies are facing every day due to their aging estates.