Midlands Enterprise Awards 2017

4 SME NEWS / Midlands Enterprise Awards 2017 , Just Solutions Coventry Ltd is a facilities management, propertymaintenance and refurbishment company and have thrived over those ten years focusing on quality and affordability. We invited Pete Farelly, Managing Director and Owner, and Director of Business Development, Andy Cornaby to tell us more about the services that the company offers. Best Property Care Company 2017 & Innovation Award for Modular Housing Solutions Established in 2007, Just Solutions delivers a quality driven service to private and public sector clients throughout the Midlands. Few could have predicted that ten years on from its inception, the company would have been approached by a large local authority, with an idea to create a modular housing pod solution. Just Solutions embraced the challenge and produced six architypes that have now become the ‘Modpod’ range and brand that are innovative, affordable and desirable to live in. Not only this the ‘Modpods’ are adaptable to meet the needs of a wider demographics both for affordable rent or mortgage. Pete describes the feeling of winning this award, before going to explain how working closely with the client has helped the company to become the success it is today. “To be nominated and awarded best property Care Company for 2017 on our tenth anniversary is a testimony to the effort and hard work that our team have put in over the years. To achieve this, it is vital to gain an insight and understanding of what our client’s needs are and then working in true partnership to exceed their expectations and within their budget constraints to the highest quality, With a zero defects policy in place that has credited us with a reputation second to none.” Just Solutions provides a day to day, fast and reactive property repairs service. The company responds quickly and effectively to its clients’ needs exceeding expectations and extends its services to deliver larger projects, commercial refurbishments, student accommodation, social housing planned and capital works projects. Highlighting the company’s versatility, thanks to the pod, it can now add modular housing solutions to its bow. When it comes to its stringent hiring structure, the company recruits locally, and provides training and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as being an active part of the community. The firm supports those in long term unemployment and engages with the communities it works in, helping it to support local challenges and tackling social exclusion. With a community focus throughout the organisation, Just Solutions works with local schools and colleges to capture the attention of today’s youth, offering insight into the wide and various career opportunities that are available in the sector. As a result, younger people are able to harness their natural talents, either academically or vocational, giving them the confidence and self-esteem to thrive. Developing a housing pod which is fully compliant to British Standards regulations once the infrastructure and services are in place is something the company can add to its extensive portfolio. The infrastructure and services once laid down enables the ‘Modpod’ to be lowered in place immediately connected to all services and ready to occupy and can be adapted to meet the needs of a wide demographic, ranging from homeless and vulnerable people to young MID17005 graduates or first time buyers, as well as a variety of other types of people in different stages of their life. The pioneering modular housing pods are an innovative solution to the UK’s current housing crisis, being both modern but a trendy variation to the original prefabrications. Overall, Just Solutions has created a pioneering solution that people want to live in. The pods include a menu of extras such as photo voltaic roof panels, which generate more than enough power to support the occupants of each pod. Alongside this, the pods also include LED lighting, internet WiFi accessibility, smart technology including utilities and services managed from your mobile phone. Andy goes on to explain how the solution benefits an assortment of people, ranging from clients to businesses and importantly, people as a whole. “Ultimately, by including reusable energy technologies, we have been able to increase affordability and assist others in tackling fuel poverty. Reducing energy bills to the bare minimum creates a win-win situation that not only supports the UKs housing crisis but can also accommodate brownfield sites that have often been a blight on the British landscape.”

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