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Novus marks first year with £1k donation
To mark our first year of business, we are continuing to invest in the community, having handed a generous £1,000 donation to the Prince’s Charities to support regeneration work in Stoke-on-Trent.
To celebrate the first anniversary of our large-scale rebrand to Novus Property Solutions, we selected the Prince’s Charities as our benefactor, as the charitable group is currently focusing its support on Stoke, along with five other areas of the UK.
One of the group’s charities - The Prince’s Regeneration Trust - has taken ownership of Middleport Pottery, in Burslem, and is currently carrying out an £8.5 million transformation to improve the site and surrounding areas.
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, of which HRH The Prince of Wales is President, supports and strengthens communities by rescuing and reusing important British buildings at risk of being lost forever through demolition or decay.
The priority is to work in areas that will benefit most from the regeneration and economic growth delivered. Our donation will go towards supporting the regeneration of the Middleport and Burslem area, of which Middleport Pottery - which risked closure in 2009 - is the Regeneration Hub.
We have an ongoing partnership with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and were involved in the restoration works at Middleport Pottery last year, as part of our apprentice selection process.
Our chairman, Stuart Seddon, has continually supported The Prince’s Charities, and hosted The Prince’s Seeing is Believing event in Stoke as part of a Business in the Community initiative to involve local businesses, charities and local government in regeneration.
Stuart Seddon said: “Middleport Pottery has a rich heritage in Stoke-on-Trent, as does Novus – we’ve been based in the city for more than 115 years – so it’s fitting that we are working with The Prince’s Charities to vastly improve the pottery and surrounding areas for the local community. We are proud to have made this donation to mark our first year of business, which has been a very successful one for us.”
Alan Christian, place co-ordinator for The Prince’s Charities, said: “We are delighted to help Novus celebrate their first year of trading by accepting this very generous donation. The Prince’s Charities Place Programme works in partnership with the local community in Middleport and Burslem, bringing together public and private sector organisations to help support the regeneration of the area. We will ensure that this kind donation from Novus is used to support local good causes”.
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