Professional Writing

During my work experience with the PR and Marketing Team at Grand Union Housing Group I wrote some press releases, which were sent out and used on their website.

This reference was provided by the PR and Marketing Co-Ordinator (names blacked out for confidentiality).



“SNH celebrates birthday with grand charity donations” press release copy 

South Northants Homes is donating £1,000 each to five projects that support tenants and the communities in which they live.

The social housing provider is marking its fifth birthday this year, and, to celebrate, is giving away yet more in donations to local organisations.

SNH’s Charitable Donations fund has proudly supported more than 100 organisations within the district over the past five years.

The landlord has already generously given away nearly £40,000 to worthwhile local groups, delivering massive support to the community.

To celebrate this achievement SNH is hosting an event at its Towcester headquarters on 26 September when it will announce the lucky five who will each win £1,000 for their project.

SNH’s Community Development Manager, Becky Pavey, said: “It’s a wonderful chance for us to recognise the efforts of not only the brilliant projects that support the communities, but of our own hard work to reward our tenants.

The Charitable Donations fund is a hugely important part of our work and it’s excellent to acknowledge it in this positive, productive way.”


“GUHG keeps on saying Yes to Homes” press release copy

Grand Union Housing Group is continuing to support the National Housing Federation’s Yes to Homes campaign with the completion of yet another much needed affordable homes development in South Northhamptonshire.

The build, in the village of Abthorpe, consists of a mix of houses and flats, as well as a bungalow, and the nine homes are offered to local tenants, allowing them the options of affordable rent or shared ownership.

GUHG is committed to providing homes at an affordable price that offer a long-term, lower-cost solution, and as Abthorpe is a rural village this is especially important. It can become difficult to keep sustaining local services in countryside communities.

The Group’s Head of New Business and Development, Dave Lakin, said: “This development enables us to deliver homes that people can afford, which is vital in rural areas where prices are often high.

By investing in people and their communities, we can rejuvenate rural regions and help to lessen the demand for affordable housing.”

The message at the core of the Yes to Homes campaign is that to solve the affordable housing crisis people must start to say ‘yes’ to new homes being built in their own areas.

GUHG is delighted to be able to continue to support the campaign as part of Yes to Homes week, staring 2 September, as the Abthorpe development gets completed.


“GUHG to open final landmark development” press release copy

Grand Union Housing Group has announced the opening of a the final scheme of a project which offers new, updated accommodation for adults with severe learning disabilities.

The event, to be held on 10 September, sees the conclusion of the £6m Project Abode, with the final landmark development allowing 14 people to live independently in their own homes, giving them a new lease of life.

The Grove Gardens development in High Wycombe is the last of five schemes commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council, with GUHG leading the builds over the past seven years in conjunction with Keepmoat Ltd.

MacIntyre Housing Association, a GUHG subsidiary, will manage the tenancies, with Radian proving round the clock support and care for residents.

Aileen Evans, Managing Director of MacIntyre, said: “We are so proud to have been able to improve the lives of our extraordinary tenants by providing them with much needed accommodation.

“I am delighted we can finally hand over this last development to these most deserving people as the Project draws to a close.”

Cllr Patricia Birchley, Cabinet Member for Health and Well-being, who will be attending the opening, added: “…..”


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