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Family Firm Celebrates Decade Of Success With Fundraising Challenge

Leading national maintenance, decarbonisation and compliance contractor Novus Property Solutions has committed to a year of internal recognition and fundraising in celebration of its tenth anniversary.

The company was launched as its own entity a decade ago but has a rich 125-year history as a family business. Currently owned by fourth and fifth generation Seddon family members, the business’ shareholders and Board are set to play an active role in both internal celebrations as well as fundraising activities.

Novus, which has a strong people-centric ethos, has been committed to delivering social value since its formation ten years ago, and launched its Build Back Better initiative in 2021. This social value initiative was launched to tackle some of the key issues faced by society today including reducing poverty and homelessness, and good health and wellbeing – which have inspired the two charities chosen to benefit from the company’s 2023 activities, Shelter and Lighthouse Club.

Shelter is a national charity that campaigns for housing justice while also offering practical support and advice. The Lighthouse Club reflects Novus’ roots in the construction industry, and is dedicated to supporting construction workers and their families both financially and emotionally.

As well as its fundraising efforts, including a monthly raffle prize draw where all proceeds will be donated to Shelter and Lighthouse Club, Novus will also be hosting colleague-centred celebrations such as its ‘Shining Stars’ employee of the month initiative, with an end-of-year ceremony to announce the chosen Shining Star. Celebrations for colleagues will also include a series of teambuilding days and good-natured competitive challenges between its regional offices across Great Britain.

Commenting on the 10-year anniversary, Sophie Seddon-Hall, Non-Executive Director at Novus Property Solutions said: “We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating a decade of Novus, and our success would not be possible without our highly valued clients and dedicated team of talented individuals.”

“Our reputation for putting people at the heart of everything we do has without doubt contributed to our success over the past ten years, so it’s important that our celebrations centre on fundraising for two charities that epitomise our ethos. Both Shelter and Lighthouse Club will be more needed than ever in 2023 as communities continue to feel the effects of the cost-of-living crisis, so we’re aiming to raise as much money as possible throughout this milestone year.”

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