COVID-19: Our current status and response
As England enters its third national lockdown, 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 acted early on our decisions during the first lockdown which has meant that Pennington Choices has and will continue to not only survive the pandemic, but also continue to prosper and return to our growth.
Operationally, we remain open and are continuing to service our clients and their needs based on the latest government advice, our field based team are permitted to proceed as normal with site based activity (ensuring that Covid risk assessments continue to be followed). Our offices can remain open for those staff who cannot work effectively from home and will continue with the NHS track and trace system in place.
The short videos below details the steps that we have taken to reducing the risk of the virus during asbestos and fire safety inspections; 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 John Pointon 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 domestic properties. 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.
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.