London commuter Jane returns to Bromsgrove roots to purchase her new Kendrick home

Jane Wilson grew up in Bromsgrove and moved to Leamington Spa in Warwickshire six years ago following the death of her grandmother, where she lived with her partner and their dog in her grandmothers Georgian flat.

Her Mom still lives in Bromsgrove and following one of their regular visits to see her they noticed the 'Coming Soon' sign from Kendrick Homes Limited on the Kidderminster Road and made enquiries about what type of homes would be available.

The family is very familiar with Kendrick Homes as Jane’s Aunt purchased one of their homes at another development recently and at the time of their initial enquiry they had the pick of the plans on both house types and south facing gardens.

Jane works in the fashion industry in London and has commuted daily to the big smoke for the last three years, so travel connections from Bromsgrove to London were a big consideration.

However the combination of more home for your money and a small development of just 18 homes set away from the main road was enough to entice her back to her homeland of Bromsgrove.

Jane commented, “Following our reservation of the property ‘off-plan’ we completed on our first brand new house within five months – and now, for the first time we have a garden too and whilst we are not green fingered yet, our dog is very happy!

“Our three-bed home gives us the opportunity to grow in a house that has huge rooms throughout which in time would be ideal to bring up a family.

“Having purchased off-plan we were delighted to find the house is much bigger than we initially expected with additional items that include soft close cupboards in the kitchen, a massive storage area underneath the stairs and an electric garage door.

“ Our site manager John was exceptional and ensured that any requests we had could be addressed straight away as he was always on site.

“It really is so refreshing to be able to live in a smaller development of homes yet still be only two hours away from my work in London - it’s like I have never been away from our friends and family in Bromsgrove.

“Kendrick Homes enabled the move to be extremely easy for us, and nothing was too much trouble for them and their family values shone throughout – and for that we will always be very grateful.” 

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Our Super New Scarves Designed by King Edward VI College Student

Following the success of a previous design competition in 2015 we have once again joined forces with King Edward VI College in Stourbridge to design a new scarf for our Sales Team.

A winning design

Chelli Peonio, a year 13 student at the college who is studying textile design was announced the winner after a strong contest of eight entries. She was presented with a prize of £250 plus Amazon vouchers by our design director, Andy Cockayne, at a recent awards evening.

Andy commented at the event, “The abilities and design skills of the students studying textile design at King Edward VI College is absolutely first class. Here at Kendrick Homes Limited we are keen to continue to put something back into our community and we have very clearly once again achieved this"

The competition entries were so strong that we decided to also present seven runner up prizes of £25 Amazon Vouchers to Grace Clarke, Jess McEwan, Alex Penn, Charlotte Sankey, Lottie Jennings, Lolita Sakura-Allen and Emily Reeve.

Our winning designer Chelli commented “I am absolutely delighted, and shocked to have been awarded the winner of this competition, as I genuinely never win anything!. I was helped along the way by my best friends who were all runners up – we all helped each other with inspiration for such a great opportunity to design a scarf that will be used in the commercial world.

Sights set on the future

Chelli plans to utilise her prize to purchase some new textile materials and make some new products in her own name – and in the future she has her sights set on launching her own label.

Sue Halstead, subject leader for textile design at King Edward VI College commented, “This was such a fantastic and privileged opportunity to work on a real life commercial design opportunity, it really was a project not to miss. All of the entrants took the project very seriously and worked very professionally to create the designs in their own time and with very little input by us.

Sue continued "It was a learning curve for all of us but one we would not have missed for the world, particularly as many of the entrants are going on to design-related degree courses at University and taking part in this live brief has given them a real edge.”

A fantastic opportunity

Remley Mann, Principal at King Edward VI College commented, “We were delighted when Kendrick Homes gave our students the opportunity to design and produce a new commercial textile project– as this is very rare for students to be able work with a live design brief.

"I would like to express our thanks to Kendrick Homes for once again giving our students invaluable experience which will greatly help them to continue studying in their chosen subject of textile design.

"I am particularly impressed with the fact that Kendrick Homes have also chosen our students for this initiative and I think this is a testament to their genuine desire to both make a contribution to, and engage with the local community.”

Our sales team are delighted with the new, unique scarves and are now wearing them with pride across our showhomes and sales centres.

Kendrick Homes support charities in the community

The three Directors at fifth generation Midlands’s house builder Kendrick Homes Limited are once again this year supporting several charities with financial donations.

Sporting Bears Motor Club

William Kendrick, Chairman at Kendrick Homes has chosen the Sporting Bears Motor Club  a dedicated group of classic car and sports car enthusiasts with the primary aim of raising money for children's charities through their own social and touring events, and to support other charitable events.

William commented, “It is to the club's credit that the annual subscriptions support all of the club overheads which enables all monies raised to be directed towards the selected charities.

“The club was formed in 1989 and have been very active in raising well over £1,500,000 for children's charities in the UK and I am delighted to be able to add £7500.00 to that total for such a very worthy cause.”

The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation

Andrew Cockayne, Design Director at Kendrick Homes has chosen The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation 

Established in 2013 it was set up with the purpose to revolutionise the way leukaemia and cancer are treated, by developing a safer, more practical and effective process for treatment, relapses and prevention of these illnesses.

Stiliyan Petrov had an illustrious career, firmly establishing himself as a player at Celtic and later captaining Aston Villa, while receiving 106 caps for the Bulgarian National team.

In March 2012, while playing against Arsenal at the Emirate Stadium, he confided to the club’s medical team that he felt unwell – and would later receive the devastating news that he had acute leukaemia and his life would change forever.

Stiliyan has taken his commitment and dedication that he displayed throughout his career and transferred his passion to establishing his foundation; proactively organising National and International events as he strives to catapult the awareness of the foundation globally.

Andrew commented, “The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation was brought to my attention by leukaemia sufferer, Jack Edwards of Cleobury Mortimer, who unfortunately lost his battle for life in late August this year.

“Jack fought his four year battle with courage and dignity and in a testament to his memory, I am delighted on behalf of Kendrick Homes Limited to donate £7,000 to this charity to help the great cause and its battle against this disease.”

James Rennision, Managing Director at Kendrick Homes has chosen Primrose Hospice and Midlands Air Ambulance.

Primrose Hospice

Established in 1988, Primrose Hospice Centre of Care  is an independent charity, offering free care, advice and support to patients living with life limiting illnesses and their families in the North East Worcestershire area.

James commented, “It currently costs £1.6 million per year to run all the Hospice services with only one fifth coming from Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG and on behalf of Kendrick Homes Limited I am delighted to be able to assist Primrose Hospice with a donation of £2500.00”

The hospice provides a Day Hospice service offering medical and emotional support for patients with a life limiting illness, plus a Family Support services, including a range of psycho-social support for patient's, carers and loved ones.

In addition, Primrose at Home offers support for people at the end stages of life who wish to be cared for in their own home – and the service aims to complement and support the existing care being provided by the family and perhaps other agencies.

Registered Charity 1143118

Registered Charity 1143118

Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance has three aircraft which each carry a pilot, two paramedics or a flight doctor, plus full life-support medical equipment on each of their missions.

James commented “I am delighted, on behalf of Kendrick Homes Limited to be able to assist Midlands Air Ambulance with a donation of £4500.00 to support their invaluable rapid response service throughout our region – which amazingly, they manage to reach, on average, within eight minutes of becoming airborne.

“The charity is 25 years old this year, has responded to more than 46,000 missions since 1991 which equates to around 2,000 per year, and makes it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organizations within the UK.

“They all do a fantastic job as an emergency service and all concerned should be congratulated for the sheer dedication that they show to everyone that they deal with.”