Orbis Exhibiting at Empty Homes Network Conference

People and businesses travel from all over the country for this conference to discuss updates regarding empty homes across the nation. Orbis are exhibiting at the conference on 24th May and look forward to speaking to other industry professional in this field.

Who’s it for?

Local authorities and their partners; housing associations, self-help housing groups and community organisations working in the field of empty homes; organisations involved in leasing properties to meet housing need; allied service providers such as lawyers, accountants, property guardians, builders, green energy firms; and more.

Who are the Empty Homes Network? (EHN)

EHN are a not-for-profit membership organisation. They are a national network with approximately 550 individual members and associates, launched with 80 members in 2001 as the National Association of Empty Property Practitioners.

Since then EHN have expanded our membership to include those working in regeneration companies, in self-help and community groups, and in private sector firms involved in helping bring empty homes back into use.

Their main role is to support all practitioners and organisations involved in addressing the issue of empty homes, helping them work as effectively as possible. They do this by facilitating the sharing of information and experience, by organising training events and conferences, by promoting best practice amongst delivery partners and by promoting sound policy at national level.

More about EHN here: Empty Homes Network

Who are Orbis?

Orbis leads the market in providing a one-stop-solution for property managers looking to secure or re-let their vacant properties. For clients not wedded to one option but instead acting in the best interests of their customers, we will recommend the best solution to reduce property risks in a cost-effective way.

Orbis delivers what it promises to clients, when we say we will. We are one company, with strong regional teams, making local decisions, understanding local markets and locations, hiring and developing local people, and doing all we can to improve local communities. With that as a foundation, we are building on our service offer to be the most trusted partner for our clients, making reoccupation and the best use of sites our shared goal. Want to find out more about how Orbis can tailor a solution to meet your needs, complete our contact us form here: Contact us today

New Accreditation: British Standard 8418 for Monitoring CCTV Alarm Systems

At Orbis we always strive to invest and lead in everything we do. We are happy to announce that our CAT II dedicated alarm receiving centre is now accredited to the British Standard BS8418.

The British Security Associations Industries (BSIA) have put together a helpful customer’s user guide for CCTV alarm monitoring systems, which can be viewed here:

A customer’s guide to BS 8418 detector-activated remotely monitored CCTV systems

Orbis leads the market in providing a one-stop-solution for property managers looking to secure or re-let their vacant properties. For clients not wedded to one option but instead acting in the best interests of their customers, we will recommend the best solution to reduce property risks in a cost-effective way.

Orbis delivers what it promises to clients, when we say we will. We are one company, with strong regional teams, making local decisions, understanding local markets and locations, hiring and developing local people, and doing all we can to improve local communities.

With that as a foundation, we are building on our service offer to be the most trusted partner for our clients, making reoccupation and the best use of sites our shared goal.

Want to find out more about how Orbis can tailor a solution to meet your needs, complete our contact us form here: Contact us today

Supporting Great Causes – Project South Africa 2017

Jeff Stunell of Mears Group
Project South Africa 2017

The Footprints Foundation which is run by Mears Chairman Bob Holt has been sending volunteers out to South Africa since 2008 to better the lives of the less fortunate.

The work is mainly centred on a number of orphanages located south of Johannesburg but in the last couple of years has expanded to carrying out works in a home for the mentally disabled and works in squatters camps.

Volunteers need to raise £2000 to enable them to participate, this covers their flights, food and accommodation and any leftover goes to the charity to help towards the works being undertaken.

You can see examples of the works carried out on the Foundation’s website under the heading South Africa: http://www.thefootprintsfoundation.co.uk

Jeff has volunteered for the last three years and has been involved in life changing experiences taking part in large building projects and witnessing the effects they have on such worthy recipients.

Jeff has been accepted to return again this year but it is becoming more and more difficult to raise the funds.

Orbis is behind Jeff and his mission and it would be amazing if other companies are able to make a donation (every penny counts) to help Jeff reach his goals.

If you are able to contribute, donations can be made on the following page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JeffStunellProjectSA2017