The Rt Hon Robert Halfon Visits Edge In Harlow

Cabinet member and Harlow MP the Rt Hon Robert Halfon has paid a visit to Linden Homes’ award winning Edge development in Harlow.

Mr Halfon, who has been the Conservative MP for the town since 2010, was taken on a tour of the award winning development.

The MP met the managing director of Linden Homes’ Eastern Trevor Dempsey to discuss, amongst other topics, land availability, planning law and, a subject close to Mr Halfon’s heart, investment in apprenticeship and skills.

The MP pioneered the House of Commons apprenticeship scheme, taking on his first apprentice in 2010: He set up the Parliamentary Academy to encourage other MPs to take on their own apprentices and campaigned for a new University Technical College for Harlow, which was opened in September last year.

Trevor Dempsey, who began his career as an apprentice before becoming a management trainee told Mr Halfon about Linden Homes’ own ‘future talent’ programme:

“Our scheme includes commercial, operations, technical, sales and marketing, and support services. By seeing all sides of the business, candidates gain a full insight into the way the company operates by working with various teams across the business.”

Galliford Try, Linden Homes’ parent company has entered the Job Crowd league table as one of the top 100 graduate companies to work for, thanks to the career development programmes offered by the company. Galliford Try also came within the top 10 for construction and civil engineering companies for graduates to develop their skills.

Mr Halfon said the visit to Edge had been very interesting and gave him food for thought:

“This is an amazing development. I’m very proud that Linden Homes is investing in Harlow, building both beautiful and affordable homes for the Harlow residents. Newhall is a great example of the best that Harlow can be. I was especially pleased to meet Mark Cooper, an apprentice from Harlow College who is helping to build these great homes.”

For details of the remaining homes available at Edge in Harlow, please call 01279 905381. Alternatively, you can find out more on the Linden Homes’ website.

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Media can contact Emma Cox or Fotini Efstathiou at Remarkable Group on 01962 893893 for more information, images and interviews with Linden Homes.

04 November 2015

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