Bryn Jones, Lead Technician tells us more about our Flying FactoryPosted on: July 31, 2019
How is the Flying Factory working in practice?
The Flying Factory is working extremely well, its been easy to follow and we’re looking to bring in around 50 volunteers from the local community to learn the skills needed to build these homes. We’re committed to upskilling local people who will in turn be able to grow the capacity of the Flying Factory with more homes planned each year.
I have been equally impressed with the way a Beattie Passive home can be adapted for its environment and surroundings. Many Passivhaus types are identical but Beattie Passive allows a flexibility in design so they can be finished in any style you want.
“It’s a very quick and efficient system. We can put the frame of a house up in two days – it’s the future of building.”
What was your role before, and how did you join Creating Enterprise?
Previously I was a joiner at a Housing Association-owned DLO when I was put forward to attend the Beattie Passive Flying Factory training, so that I could lead the team at our own Flying Factory building homes for Creating Enterprise, part of Cartrefi Conwy.
How have you found the set-up and the Beattie Passive system?
The Beattie Passive system is a great way to look at a new era of construction. It’s so easy that it becomes completely inclusive, giving everyone a chance to build high-quality homes, not just those who are already skilled in building.
As a joiner, I’m hooked on the system and can clearly see that this is better than traditional methods of building homes and something I’m delighted to be working on.
How is the Flying Factory supporting the training and skills development agenda of Creating Enterprise?
As part of the business plan we were targeted with 30 homes this year, but we’re already up to 75. So the future is bright to upscale the factory here and potentially have more Flying Factories onsite to deliver more homes in the local community, using volunteers and skilled labour we have trained in the Beattie Passive system.
You are invited to our SUMMER FIESTAPosted on: July 30, 2019
This August we are bringing you three exciting family events!
All the events are free but you must book your place in advance.
Thursday 22nd August, John Bright’s Leisure Centre – hula hoop workshop, face painting & bouncy castle, buffet lunch
Friday 23rd August, Mochdre Infant School – sports activities, prizes to be won, free pizza.
Saturday 24th August, Porth Eirias – beach games and water activities, buffet lunch
To book – please call 01492 588980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You and Good Luck to Volunteer WendyPosted on: July 25, 2019
Today we said goodbye to Wendy who has been volunteering for 2 years supporting our Caretakers in Abergele. She moves on to Canolfan Dinorben in Abergele to support all the amazing work and activities that go on there.
‘Creating Enterprise gave me the boost I needed. During my time volunteering, I just got to be me. If you’re in a rut, don’t just think about it, do it! I will always be sharing the great work of Creating Enterprise, and have already encouraged some of my neighbours to get involved. The team are amazing and I always feel welcomed. I leave with useful qualifications, lots of experience and nothing but positive things to say about Creating Enterprise.’
Wendy has been a huge support to the team over the last few years and will definitely be missed.
If you are looking to get back into work but don’t know where to begin, we can help you make the first step. You can gain experience in a variety of roles including admin, customer services, painting and plumbing.
Get in touch with the team on 01492 588 980 or pop into our Employment Academy Monday – Friday 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm.
MOCHDRE MUMS SUCCESSPosted on: July 17, 2019
A few months ago, we invited the parents of Mochdre Infant School pupils to get involved with a pilot project to start thinking about getting back in to work. We are very pleased that all 3 have been successful in finding jobs! Between them, they have completed a number of training courses including Digital Literacy, English, First Aid, Safeguarding and our Get Ready for Employment course. We are very proud of Charlotte, Justyna and Paula.
All three have been successful in finding new jobs!
Paula is a nursery assistant and Springfield nursery. Charlotte now works in a care home and Justyna is a cleaner.
If you would like support finding a new job, please get in touch. We can help you boost your skills and confidence and support you with finding a new job.
Modular homes business secures order to build Anglesey’s first council houses for decadesPosted on: July 9, 2019
A company that makes revolutionary modular homes has got off to a flying start after clinching orders for 62 of its zero carbon properties – including some of Anglesey’s first council houses for decades.
The news was revealed during the official opening of the factory of Creating Enterprise Modular Solutions on the Penrhos Industrial Estate in Holyhead by Julie James AM, the Welsh Government Minister for Housing and Local Government.
Work on building the development of four one-bedroom bungalows for older people in the town is due to get underway in August.
The Maes yr Ysgol scheme is next door to the council’s Morawelon housing estate and will offer tenants an option for downsizing, thus releasing much needed family homes.
Chat to the Team with a FREE Ice CreamPosted on: July 3, 2019
- Are you looking to get back into work?
- Lack the right skills or confidence to get the job you want?
- Looking for on-the-job experience to boost your CV?
- Or just need a bit of job advice
If you’re not sure where to begin, then this is your chance to come and find out more about local volunteer, training and employment opportunities! We can help!
What’s better than a free ice cream whilst chatting with the team!
Come along on Wednesday 10th July to Creating Enterprise from 12pm.