COVID-19: Our current status and response
As more of the UK and its economy is beginning to unlock, at Pennington Choices we wanted to provide an update as to how we are coping and dealing with the present COVID-19 crisis.
Financially, the business is in a good place, and we have acted early on our decisions which has meant that Pennington Choices will not only survive the pandemic, but rather prosper and return to our growth in due course.
Operationally, we remain open and are continuing to service our clients and their needs based on the latest government advice, with a temporary absence from working in tenanted domestic properties.
However, we are prepared and confident in the safety measures that we have rolled out to ensure that when the time comes we will not only our tenanted clients safe, but also out surveyors and staff too.
The short video below details the steps that we have taken, and we have also created a downloadable leaflet, which details this too. You can access the leaflet from the right hand side of this page.
Elsewhere, our consultancy team led by Sarah Davies, are fully active and are working with clients to deliver assignments, health checks, property compliance, health and safety and advice remotely. For more information on our consultancy services and how they can assist you, click here.
Our property projects team, led by Mark Denton also continue to be fully operational, working with our NHS, healthcare and housing clients to assist in range of key project services including project management. For information on how our services can assist you, click here.
Our asbestos service remains open and active, and we are continuing to undertake asbestos surveys in commercial, industrial, NHS, police, rail, communal areas and void domestic properties. Our team of nationwide surveyors have been deployed and are available to respond and tackle emergency and urgent timeframe surveys as well as on a planned basis. If you need any asbestos related assistance click here to find out how we can help you.
Finally, our fire safety works continue to be busy, in particular around fire safety compartmentation surveys in complex buildings, along with undertaking essential fire risk assessments in both residential and commercial buildings. To find out how our fire safety services can assist you during COVID-19, click here.
The extent of the work that we are undertaking is unfolding and developing almost daily. As restrictions begin to lift we will take the necessary steps to resume operations to the fullest extent possible, while keeping people safe. If there is something that you need, which we are not obviously currently providing, please just ask us. We are happy to work with clients who have a short-term need, which other providers are not able to meet, as well as our contracted clients.
How you can get in touch…
The easiest way is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, once we have received your query, one of our experts will be in touch with you to discuss your situation and how we can help.
- PG Diploma Business Administration
- BSc (Hons) Environmental Health
- Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
- Leadership learning programme
Mark is the Managing Director of Pennington Choices and its subsidiary Auburn Ainsley, a company he set up in 2000 to take a multi-disciplinary approach to property related services nationally to the public and private sectors.
Mark has 28 years’ experience of providing services to local authorities and social landlords and six years’ experience as an employee within local authorities and housing associations. In addition Mark is currently a non-executive director of the trading subsidiary of Warrington Disability Partnership and has previously been a housing association board member.
Mark leads on the development of Pennington Choices as a business, with a strong focus on championing our approach to being a great place to work so that we can recruit and retain the very best people talent so we can deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients. Leading our growth agenda, listening and understanding clients and their needs while helping colleagues to develop, progress and become the best version of themselves possible makes up the core of Mark’s role. Mark has a strong consultancy pedigree and as such spends some of his time working as part of our consultancy team, providing help to clients around subjects such as housing finance, option appraisals, development, organisational strategy, leadership and change management.