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8th March

Scheme trains prisoners in offsite housing


Six months ago, Manchester-based procurement consortium Procure Plus launched Osco Homes, a wholly owned subsidiary aiming to deliver affordable houses constructed offsite at a factory based in HM Prison Hindley, Greater Manchester. The target for Osco[ CONTINUE READING ]

19th September

Annual Away Day to Salford by the Sea


Procure Plus’s annual away day took us to Prestatyn in Wales to the wonderful Salford by the Sea – Children’s Holiday Camp. Founded in 1926, the camps purpose has always been to provide affordable holidays for[ CONTINUE READING ]

19th July

CIH Roundup: Boosting housebuilding through effective procurement


The role of effective procurement in increasing the pace of housebuilding took centre stage at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing’s 2016 Housing Conference, as Procure Plus and its fellow Re:allies members demonstrated how they can[ CONTINUE READING ]

16th March

Procure Plus Helps Ex-Offenders Access Career Opportunities


Procure Plus has been awarded a contract by the National Offender Management Service Co-Financing Organisation (NOMS CFO), via Achieve North West, to help ex-offenders access employment and high-quality career training opportunities. The contract, which is financed by[ CONTINUE READING ]

5th February

Are Starter Homes a non-starter?


Starter Homes are the latest initiative proposed by the Government to help open up home buying, and turn ‘generation rent’ into another ‘generation buy’. Mike Brogan, Chief Executive of Procure Plus, shares his views on whether[ CONTINUE READING ]

15th January

Registered Providers benefit from £10M PV scheme


  North West social housing providers are benefiting from our help to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, through a series of photovoltaics (PV) projects totalling £10 million. By working with a number of housing[ CONTINUE READING ]

14th December

Statement from Mike Brogan, Chief Executive of Re:allies and Procure Plus, on the death of Ian Perry


                                                        “It is with much regret and sadness that[ CONTINUE READING ]

20th November

Procure Plus Trainee Scoops Top Industry Award


We’re proud to announce that former Procure Plus trainee, Rachel Howarth, was presented the judges’ special award for outstanding contribution to the construction industry at the Building and Engineer Awards last night (19 November 2015). Rachel[ CONTINUE READING ]

18th November

Procure Plus appoints Devonshires Solicitors for Legal Services


  Following a competitive tender, Procure Plus, has appointed law firm, Devonshires Solicitors LLP, to deliver its legal services for the next eight years. Devonshires was selected due to its breadth of experience in public procurement,[ CONTINUE READING ]

2nd November

Procure Plus employee wins award in the fight for fair pay


  Ann-Marie Hopkins, senior regeneration manager at Procure Plus, has been chosen as the winner of the Living Wage Leadership Awards 2015 for the North West region. The Living Wage Foundation organises the awards to recognise[ CONTINUE READING ]