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09/10/12 The Responsive Fleet more
Charity walk 2012
I am currently in the process of organising a charity walk up Penyghent in Yorkshire in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. The walk is 9.3 miles and we are inviting staff and their friends and families to take part. At the end of the grueling challenge we will more
30-01-2012 City Response are shortlisted for the Greater Manchester Green Business Award
City Response has been shortlisted in the large business category to win the Greater Manchester Green Business award. The winner of the prestigious award jointly organised by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and EN Works is set to be at more
10-02-2014 City Response at Housing Innovation Awards
City Response has been recognised as a runner up in the Housing Innovation Awards.The awards, which took place at Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Thursday 6th February, were established to solely recognise innovation across the UK housing sector. more
12-02-2014 City Response kits out local primary school
You would think that when it came to football strips City Response would be proud reds, but on Tuesday we gave a local primary school a brand new blue and white kit! Managing Director Billy Park and Head of Business Development Warren Goodall visited more
07-03-2011 West Gorton's community football team receives sponsorship
Property maintenance specialists, City Response Ltd, met with community football team West Gorton FC at Mellands Playing Fields on Sunday 6th March to watch them play for the first time since their sponsorship of the team was finalised this month. more
18-03-2013 Hilary Benn and David Orr provide insight into opportunities arising from the new welfare reforms at the NHF seminar in Leeds
Hilary Benn - MP; David Orr - Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF); and Ian McAfferty - MPC member of the Bank of England all contributed to an interesting insight in to some of the challenges facing the social housing sector running more
12-03-2013 Lisa-Marie joins City Response as an apprentice electrician
After years at college attaining Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Electrotechnology and the BS7671 Electrical Installation 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Qualification, Lisa-Marie couldn't get potential employers to see that she could match the skills more
28-03-2013 Phil Royales joins the City Response Team
Phil Royales joins City Response as Head of Responsive Repairs  After a long stint at Yorkshire Housing, Phil Royales was looking for a new challenge in his life and when the opportunity to join City Response came up, he just couldn’t resist it. more
02-04-2014 City Response rebuilds and repairs fire damaged homes
City Response rebuilds and repairs fire damaged homes A pair of fire damaged semi-detached homes in Shirebrook, Derbyshire have been successfully repaired and renovated by the Voids team at City Response. The houses, which are managed by Guinness more
24-05-2011 League champions face their sponsors on the pitch
Tameside Sunday League winners West Gorton FC faced a very different set of opponents at the weekend when they went head to head with their sponsors, City Response Ltd (CRL) at Gorton Park on Sunday (19/5) and beat them soundly 7-0! The football more
02-05-2012 It's official we are as good as gold
We received some fantastic news last week at City Response HQ. I am proud to announce we have been awarded the prestigious level of Investors in People recognition…..GOLD! This is an extraordinary accolade and it’s almost unheard of for more
30-05-2012pe Pen-y-Ghent
Hi Everybody, Well we did it! A grand total of 56 of us (City Response staff and friends & family) completed the 9.3 mile challenge of Pen-y-Ghent in the Yorkshire Dales in memory of Lorraine Moore and for Marie Curie Cancer. It certainly was a more
16-06-2011 Property maintenance specialists search for new apprentices as Sean shows the skys the limit
 Lord Sugar isn’t the only one on the hunt for an apprentice this month!Local property maintenance specialists, City Response Ltd, are looking to recruit ten new apprentices to be trained up to a professional standard as joiners, bricklayers, more
13-06-2013 Apprenticeship Programme Attracts Female Electricians
The construction industry is notorious for being a very male-dominated workplace, with women significantly under-represented with just 1.2% of site workers being female.This is a statistic that we are trying to change through our community engagement, more
22-07-2011 Local organisations volunteer to transform
A local housing association and its repairs contractor have stepped in to help rescue a community-based urban garden project for homeless people.  Oldham-based housing association Guinness Northern Counties and its repairs contractors City more
12-07-2012 O2 Issues
As many of you will be aware O2 are experiencing some major technical difficulties. We use O2 for all our operative communications systems. The problem is having a negative impact on our communications within the business and with our customers. This more
03-07-2012 Showing off yet again!
City Response would like to thank everyone who joined them at the CIH Housing 2012 conference and exhibition, Manchester. CIH Housing is the biggest and best attended event in the UK’s housing calendar and brings together over 4,000 housing more
22-07-2012 Oldham based property repairs and maintenance firm celebrates 10 years
Over 280 employees celebrated the 10th anniversary of Oldham-based repairs & maintenance specialist City Response Limited, including over 40 operatives and office staff who have been with the company since it was established in 2002. more
09-07-2013 Local community comes together to celebrate Barrow Hill opening
A spot of rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the City Response team as it came together with the local community for the official opening of our new premises in Barrow Hill, near Chesterfield.City Response has spent six months refurbishing the more
16-07-2013 Bright spark Helen wins Apprentice of the Year
Chesterfield-based City Response apprentice Helen Colwill has been recognised as ‘Apprentice of the Year’ by her college.Helen, aged 17, was honoured by Chesterfield College’s Directorate of Engineering in a ceremony held at a hotel in the town more
08-08-2011 The futures green for local company who scoop their second award for environmental excellence
Oldham-based repairs and maintenance specialists City Response Limited, has won a Green Apple Environment Award for the second year running, in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities. The company, more
08-08-2013 We are Green Deal approved!
City Response has received confirmation that it has been certified as a Green Deal installer. This means that we are now available to conduct  a range of energy efficient improvement works on clients’ properties. The Green Deal measures more
20-09-2011 Talented apprentice scoops new award
Hard work, initiative and a meticulous attention to detail are just some of the attributes that have helped a talented young trainee electrician to be named as ‘Apprentice of the Year’ by local property maintenance specialists City more
25-09-2011 City Response supports mustard tree
City Response gained an impressive result when they came 3rd out of 20 teams playing in a football tournament in aid of The Mustard Tree Charity on Saturday. Allan Watson (Repairs Hub team Leader) managed to raise almost £200 pounds in sponsorship money, more
20-09-2012 New initiative!
Homes for Britain understand the importance of a decent home, the benefit of new builds for current unemployment levels and that the economic rewards from investment in housing  are enormous. That said they have secured the support of every more
19-10-2010 First improvements begin on transferred homes in West Gorton
The first improvements are well underway on almost 150 homes in West Gorton where tenants are set to benefit from a £4 million investment programme over the next three years. The works will see the homes completely modernised both inside and more
05-10-12 Fuel Poverty
City Response has been working closely with the National Housing Federation for the last 18 months supporting their seminar programme across northern England. We have supported The Green Deal seminar in Leeds in October 2011, a leadership event in more
09-10-12 Green Issues
Green can be a win-win - Over the past 5 years we have been working on a waste reduction programme. Working with recycling professionals we have seen significant financial benefits. The percentage waste costs to turnover has reduced from 1.3% in 2007/08 more
09-10-12 Community support
As part of our commitment to communities,  City Response sponsors West Gorton FC.West Gorton suffers from high unemployment and sadly a higher than average crime rate. The funding for the club has given the opportunity to offer regular training more
09-10-12 How Do City Response Measure Up?
Everyone likes compliments but who likes complaints?Well – we at City Response consider both compliments and complaints to be of equalvalue. All compliments and complaints received each month are analysed to see how well we are doing, every more
09-10-12 Win, win, win
For your chance to win an apple nano please answer the following:How many trained “responsive operatives” does City Response have in total?Please send your answers to: clearly mark the subject as competition.Winners will be more
09-10-12 The face of City Response
Kevin Tetley is a Voids Service Manager at City Response.I get up at 6am and after a quick dash to the bathroom, it’s time to jump into my City Response uniform. The vibrant shirt reminds me that I belong to a great team of people.Then I’m straight to more
09-10-12 On time and in budget
City Response was awarded the £2.3m contract to refurbish 144 houses in the West Gorton district of Manchester in April 2011. The 12-month program included complete property electrical rewires, new central heating systems and full replacement of kitchens more
09-10-12 Proud to be a social business
City Response is a business, focusing on creating, improving and maintaining social housing in the North. City Response is committed to making changes for the better, whilst striving to achieve sustainability; economically, socially and more
09-10-12 We are now MSC Accredited
The Micro generation Certification Scheme (MCS) is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.City Response earned the well-deserved accreditation after lots of hard work. Maintaining more
09-10-12 Happy Birthday more
12-10-12 Fuel Poverty Conference
On the 12th October 2012 over 60 members of the National Housing Federation met at the Novatel Leeds to discuss the critical issue of Fuel Poverty.The event hosted by the Live Green, the environmental services business of South more
24-11-2011 Local lads secure apprenticeship places and look
Two 19 year olds from West Gorton are on the right path to a successful career since they were recruited by Oldham-based property maintenance specialists City Response Ltd on its apprenticeship programme, which could set them up with a trade for life. more
11-11-2013 Manchester tower block plays host to performing arts festival
A Manchester tower block, currently undergoing a major refurbishment, is set to become the unusual setting for a mini festival of performing arts this month.Three temporarily vacant flats and a garage at Cooper House, off Boundary Lane in Hulme, have been more
01-12-2010 Eco-friendly repairs firm City Response appoints Warren Goodall to business development role
North West based repairs and maintenance contractor City Response Ltd has appointed Warren Goodall as Business Development Manager. Goodall joins the company from Stancliffe Stone where he was Commercial Manager. A member of the Chartered Institute more
13-12-2010 West Gorton school children look
Children at a West Gorton primary school are looking forward to a ‘green’ Christmas this year, and for years to come, after being given an 8 foot tall living Christmas tree to plant in the school grounds. The eco-friendly donation came more
12-12-2011 The domino effect
Another group of youngsters we’ve been able to help are the Dominoes  netball team from West Gorton. With sponsorship from City Response and smart new matching hoodies, they’re set for great things in 2012…as are the lads from more
12-12-2011 Defying the gloom
  Here at City Response we’ve been defying some of the gloom merchants by creating much needed jobs and apprenticeships. In just 3 months from  August to October we took on 36 new staff including 10 apprentices, increasing our total more
12-12-2011 City Response spreads its wings in Yorkshire
We were celebrating in November after learning that City Response Ltd has been appointed to the EN Procure Elemental Works Framework.The announcement puts us in the running for contracts with social landlords and public bodies wishing to procure goods more
12-12-2011 Are your feet too big?
Or more accurately, do you know the size of your footprint? Your carbon footprint, that is. This year at City Response we decided to measure ours, with the help of experts at BRE Global and Your Business Footprint. Knowing just how much CO we emit as more
01-12-2011 Gorton girls scoop new netball sponsor
A community netball club in Gorton is celebrating today after receiving sponsorship to the tune of £600 to provide branded sweaters for the junior team from local repairs and maintenance specialists City Response Limited. Established in 2003, more
12-12-2011 Another Green Apple for City Response!
We were really thrilled this year to win our second Green Apple Environmental Award. Find out more about this latest step on our journey to becoming the UKs most environmentally responsible repairs and maintenance more
12-12-2011 Green Deal Conference, Yorkshire
  Following the success of our Greener Homes North West seminar, we were pleased to sponsor the NHF’s conference in Leeds last month on the government’s Green Deal.  It was a well-attended and informative event that we were delighted more
13-12-2011 City Response Ltd brings Christmas cheer to childrens charity
Father Christmas had a busy afternoon at the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust, in Manchester this weekend where he joined staff and volunteers for the charitys annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December. The national charity, which provides riding and therapy more
19-12-2013 We've been nominated!
Housing Innovation Awards 2014 We are delighted to have been nominated in the Most Innovative In House Repairs Contractor in the Housing Innovation Awards 2014 The recognition of our ethical, efficient and socially responsible delivery model more

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