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STORY HOMES AND STORY CONTRACTING DONATE OVER £28,000 TO MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY MIND

Story Homes and Story Contracting have joined forces to raise more than £28,000 for mental health charity Mind. Over the past two years, the companies selected Mind as their charity partner, with all staff and business fundraising going to this worthwhile organisation. Staff across the two businesses carried out various fundraising activities to raise money for

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Story Homes Listed in The Sunday Times Track 100

Story Homes, the award-winning housebuilder, had been listed in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 for the fourth consecutive year, breaking a record by being listed for the seventh time overall. The annual league table is in its 19th year and it ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

Fred Story

STORY HOMES AND STORY CONTRACTING DONATE OVER £28,000 TO MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY MIND

Story Homes and Story Contracting have joined forces to raise more than £28,000 for mental health charity Mind. Over the past two years, the companies selected Mind as their charity partner, with all staff and business fundraising going to this worthwhile organisation. Staff across the two businesses carried out various fundraising activities to raise money for the charity – from sporting challenges and bake sales, to raffles and pub quizzes. Following the sizable monetary donation, the businesses – which were both founded by Fred Story – are delighted to announce that they will extend their charity partnership with Mind, dedicating colleague and company fundraising to the mental health organisation. Mind provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and the funds raised by Homes and Contracting will be divided between the local Mind branches in each of the companies’ operational regions – including Carlisle, Newcastle, Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Scotland. Fred Story, founder of both businesses, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Mind. Working within construction, we understand the importance of improving mental health and we are dedicated to ensuring that nobody suffers in silence. There can be a certain stigma associated with mental health and wellbeing, especially in young men, but it is a subject that we need to continue to talk about and ensure that we have the right support networks in place across our two businesses.” Tara Quinn, CEO of Carlisle Eden Mind, said: “Once again, Carlisle Eden Mind are excited to have the support of Story Homes and Story Contracting particularly in a time of great uncertainty. We would like to thank both organisations for their much-needed contributions and every penny, as always, will go towards those we are here to help and support.” Tommy McIlravey, CEO of Lancashire Mind, said: “On behalf of everyone at Lancashire Mind, and those who access our services, I would like to thank Story Homes and Story Contracting for this generous donation and their ongoing support. Given the times we find ourselves in donations such as this mean more than ever to Lancashire Mind and enable us to continue to work with individuals and communities across the county.” These are just a few of the worrying statistics about mental health within the construction industry: A construction worker is more likely to die of suicide than a fall from height Males working in skilled trades have a 35% higher risk of suicide than the male national average Every year over 400 construction workers commit suicide The risk of suicide among male labourers is three times higher than the male national average 55% of workers have experienced mental health issues in their lives Almost half of women working in the sector are dealing with poor mental health

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Story Homes Listed in The Sunday Times Track 100

Story Homes, the award-winning housebuilder, had been listed in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 for the fourth consecutive year, breaking a record by being listed for the seventh time overall. The annual league table is in its 19th year and it ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing profits. Apart from being mentioned in this year’s ranking, Storey Homes received recognition in other high profile league tables in recent years, including the Virgin Fast Track 100 and Grant Thornton Top Track 250. In addition, the housebuilder has also retained the maximum five-star rating for customer satisfaction for the fifth consecutive year in the Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual survey, with a customer satisfaction score of 94%. “I am very pleased that we have again made the list of the 100 companies with the fastest-growing profits in the UK, in a year when we have seen the most significant growth in the company’s history as well as various challenges in the construction industry,” said Founder and CEO Fred Story. “We are moving into a year of consolidation for 2018/19, making operational effectiveness our priority to ensure we remain focused on building high quality homes, providing an excellent sales journey to customers and ensuring that customers are fully satisfied and supported once they move into their new homes,” he continued. Story Homes is an award-winning property developer with more than 35 schemes in Cumbria, North West and North East England and southern Scotland. Renowned for building high specification homes of excellent quality, Story Homes is committed to sustainability and contributing to the communities in which it builds. The company has been consistently recognised in the prestigious UK Property Awards since 2011. In 2017, Story Homes won three awards in the ‘Best Residential Development’ category, with Strawberry Grange in Cockermouth, Oakland Park in Morpeth, and D’Urton Manor in Preston all receiving accolades. Story Homes was also named Housebuilder of the Year at the Insider North West Property Awards 2017.

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