Larger than life Yorkshire man, Ady Clegg restores carved wooden Art Work at Wrexham Offices.
For a few months we've been enjoying the services of husband and wife team, Cleggs Cleaning & Maintenance who have been looking after our properties in Wrexham. Adrian Clegg, a larger than life, Yorkshire man has been brushing, scraping, ripping and skipping for us. Whilst his wife has welded her mop and duster about. And what a wonderful impact they have made. The transformation has most recently been felt at here at the Offices on Regent Street where the wooden bench and external Wall Art originally carved by Simon O'Rourke, Tree Carving 5 years ago was looking very tired. The bench in particular was possibly beyond repair after 5 years of no maintenance and the battering of fierce winds and rain. You can see what state the bench was in; the wall sign wasn't any better.
Thankfully our handy restoration man, Adrian has brought both the sign and bench back from the brink by carefully sanding down, filling, painting and varnishing to bring out the best in pieces.
Now our clients can quite happily sit in the sun trap at the back of the offices enjoying their lunch and tea breaks without fear of getting splinters in their bottoms!
We're absolutely delighted with the results and heartily recommend Adrian for Gardening, Groundwork and maintenance on commercial and residential properties. Contact Adrian here for your cleaning, maintenance and
Until next time, take care!
Last week, we were delighted to welcome Globetrotting Camera Operator, Leighton Cox into his new Wrexham office.
Leighton Cox, is the face ( and hair) behind cursoncamera.com and has a rapidly growing YouTube Channel for camera aficionados. Broadcasting weekly on his channel, Leighton has over 10 years’ experience in the industry. With his skills he’s created content and footage for the likes of Amazon Prime Originals, Booking.com, Red Bull and This Girl Can to name a few. More locally he’s apparently one of the brains behind Wrexham TV, but that could be a vicious rumour, we’ll see. We have a sneaking suspicion that we’ll be seeing more of Wrexham TV soon.
Interestingly, Leighton is only two doors away from our resident newshounds, Wrexham.com. So keep an eye out for exciting camera collaboration on Wrexham.com and further afield.
As an aside, it’s interesting to note that, between them Wrexham.com, Leighton Cox Ltd and Mercury Promotions, aka Wales Comic Con are fast turning the first floor at 67 Regent Street into a creative and media hub. This brings a nice mix into the building with Pertemps Recruitment having the majority holding downstairs.
We’re glad Leighton has made The Regent, Wrexham his ‘space to thrive’ and wish him every success for the future.
Until next time, happy Officing.
Wrexham Branch of National Recruitment Firm, Pertemps take on more space to thrive at 67 Regent Street.
Regent Street in Wrexham has proved a positive move for Pertemps Wrexham. Last Friday morning we handed the key over to another office suite at The Regent, Wrexham. Pertemps Wrexham has expanded steadily under Branch Manager, John Stubbs since he took over about a year ago.
To me, it seems only few months back that Pertemps moved into their ground floor offices, yet it was nearly two years ago in December 2014 that Pertemps took over the conference space at 67 Regent Street, relocating from 40 Regent Street. Since then, the number of recruitment specialist staff at the branch has doubled.
Due to their expansion, they’ve been looking for some extra space in the building, so when Mercury Promotions moved offices, it was an opportunity not to be missed. Now with the Harlech Suite, Pertemps have an additional quiet space for interviews, meetings and more.
We wish our clients Pertemps every success in the coming years as they continue to be ‘the face of recruitment’ here in Wrexham.
If you’re seeking a new job, looking to change your career or need some advice visit Pertemps.
Until next time.
Our main business is called Ebenezer Properties! Isn't that a strange name for a property business? Here's the true story....
Many people wonder what’s the name Ebenezer all about? I’m here to blow the lid off the mystery.
We all know that a name is important and for a child there is nothing worse than having a name that is open to finger pointing and mocking. Historically names had a meaning that was either a desire, proclamation or something to reflect the feelings of the parents at that time. In the same way a name for a business is just as important, after all it’s like a child that we nurture and help grow
The name Ebenezer doesn’t come from the love of Charles Dickens or as a celebration of Ebenezer Scrooge. Rather it is inspired by a little chapel in the countryside, an ‘Ebenezer Chapel’. The chapel was built at the time when there were more chapels than pubs in Wales, and the word Ebenezer comes from a story in the Bible where the prophet Samuel erected a stone as a monument to commemorate help from God as recorded in (Samuel 7:12-14).
“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer,[a] saying, “Thus far theLord has helped us.”.
And so, Ebenezer was adopted as a commemorative word and thanks for God’s help, bacuase, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us”.
In summary, the fictitious character Ebenezer Scrooge, who was transformed in Dicken’s ‘Christmas Carol’, lies under a stone in a dark grave, whereas the real Ebenezer is a stone proclaiming the goodness of God as detailed in the
Bible and stands firmly above the ground.
Until next time
p.s. If you’ve like to download a handy Bible app go here: http://gideons.bible.is/
Just the Business - A Big Green Smile Shines For Wrexham Micro Generators The Regent Offices in Wrexham.
Our green energy plan has finally come to fruition. After months of hard work, paperwork, investment and just a little waiting I finally managed to get an updated EPC ( Energy Performance Certificate).
When we bought the building back in November 2012, the EPC rating as a mere G, it’s now a B, that’s pretty good for what was once a very leaky and damp Edwardian offices! If you’re wondering why we bothered and how we managed it, read on.
If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know in the process of the renovation our aim was to install as much eco-friendly heating and lighting as possible. The certification demonstrates our desire to turn the building from an uncomfortable fridge into a cosy and comfortable ‘space to thrive’ is now achieved. To do this, we did the following:
Initially, there is a lot of investment, but well worthwhile. The EPC is a requirement for prospective office tenants and a prerequisite for a FIT (Feed in Tariff) application. As a micro-generator of renewable energy through our solar panels, we now don’t need to buy so much electricity in. We are also contracted to buy in any surplus we need from Good Energy, a proactively renewable supplier.
We’ve now achieved a B (42) rating, a massive leap from the previous G, without spoiling any of the original Edwardian character, and in early 2014 voltage optimisation will be added to reduce our consumption even further.
Smiles all around!
Creating a sense of place at the Regent Street Offices - #SpaceToThrive inside and outside.
Time has flown since my last post and I’m very pleased to say we’re making great strides in completing a fabulous resource for Wrexham. The recent welcomed sunshine has really helped us with the concrete bases for the ‘Parlour’ and the ‘Snug’. Graham, of Gravitas Commercial has been looking after his setting concrete like an expectant parent, staying on very late – just in case. Meanwhile, the first fixes are well under-way and ceilings repaired and preserved where possible.
Off site, I’ve placed an order with renewable energy company Dulas for some spectacular integrated Solar PV panels to cover one of the roofs. As you’ll see from my tweets I’ve been darting here and there, looking at all sorts of fixtures and fittings to get the right look and feel for the space both inside and out.
Looking at the outside, I’ve commissioned Simon O’Rourke Tree Carving to make a carved piece of wall art for the patio area. The design below is based on the branding by Mako Creative and will be in either redwood or sweet chestnut with the dark R extruded from the surface, and the tail of it along with the words, ‘space to thrive’ recessed.
I can’t wait to post a picture of the finished work of art, I hope you like Simon’s sketch.
To compliment the artwork, I’ve also commissioned a bench for the same area. The idea is to give somewhere distinctive and comfortable to sit (a little bit of countryside in the town).
That’s all for now, happy officing!
Until next time, Joanna x
Conserving & Preserving - An Office Renovation Project in Wrexham.