Penn name

A housing development in Poole has been named after the family who used to live on the site after one of them admired the new design. Colin Lambert lived at the Penn Hill property after his parents bought it in 1949 when he was three. The family lived there until 1978. After noticing it was being demolished Colin looked at the plans for the replacement block that were submitted by landlord DWP Housing Partnership.

New boss at innovation specialist GovGrant

The company responsible for securing millions of pounds in research and development (R&D) tax credits for small or medium sized businesses (SMEs) has appointed a new chief executive officer. Luke Hamm now heads GovGrant, stepping up from his role as chief commercial officer and leading 80 in-house professionals and associate field experts. He takes over from company co-founder Jeremy Tear, … Read More

Property developer builds on expansion

PNH Properties Group has taken occupancy of a 2,717 sq ft first-floor office suite at 8 Rotherbrook Court, Bedford Road, Petersfield. Hughes Ellard acted.

Landlord building to help meet demand

  Dorset’s biggest private landlord has invested £3.5m in the last twelve months creating over 50 new affordable homes to help address the local housing need, it has revealed. DWP Housing Partnership has spent in excess of £500,000 converting bedsits into self-contained flats to improve the standard of its accommodation. The landlord plans to continue creating properties in the Bournemouth … Read More

Our nation of innovation

We’re a nation of entrepreneurs, of can-do attitudes. Ron Wain, the managing director of Deep South Media, which works for 50 companies and organisations across many sectors, from engineering to professional services, praises your animal spirits.

HMOs remodelled to meet new demand

Dorset’s biggest private landlord has turned another of its ‘houses of multiple occupancy’ (HMOs) into self-contained flats as it continues to remodel its housing stock to meet local need. DWP Housing Partnership invested £350,000 in the Westbourne property in Norwich Avenue West that now has 11 flats rather than multiple rooms with shared facilities. In the last two years, the … Read More