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Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Pacifica_Group_HQ_Launch_07-04-2017.jpgBridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has marked the official launch of the Pacifica Group’s new head office in Houghton-le-Spring.

While visiting the 11,000 sq ft premises, Bridget was given a tour of the facilities by the directors of the company, which is one of the UK’s largest providers of home services, including appliance repairs, boiler and gas installations and product warranties.

The Pacifica Group handles over 4,000 jobs per week and employs more than 350 staff.

Following the launch of its new insulation division at the start of 2017, 0800 Repair Gas, which forms part of the Pacifica Group’s Home Services division, is also planning to extend its services beyond the North East on a national scale.

Speaking after the visit, Bridget said:
“It was great to visit Pacifica Group’s new head office today and see first-hand the fantastic new facilities available to staff.
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“As one of the UK’s largest providers of home services, Pacifica Group is a very important local employer and we are proud to have them here in Houghton-le-Spring.

“This new HQ building is a clear vote of confidence in our area and its workforce. I hope that Pacifica will go from strength to strength in the future.”

The Pacifica Group comprises of three divisions: Pacifica Home Services, Pacifica Appliance Services and UK Warranty.

Kevin Brown, Group Managing Director of the Pacifica Group, said:
“I would like to thank Ms Phillipson for officially marking the launch of our new head office, which was an investment for the future of the Group.

“We are gearing up for further growth on the back of moving to our Houghton le Spring base, which provides us with plenty of room for expansion.

“We are committed to supporting local, North East jobs and will be looking to create further job opportunities in the region and further afield, as we progress with our ongoing operational strategy.”
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Phil Pallister, Managing Director of 0800 Repair Gas, added:
“It is exciting times for not only the 0800 Repair Gas division, but the Group as a whole, buoyed by continued investment in our people and services.

“By the close of the year, I expect our Home Services offering to be available to customers nationwide, and I am looking forward to what the future holds.”

Bridget Phillipson MP launches Pacifica Group’s new HQ in Houghton-le-Spring

Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has marked the official launch of the Pacifica Group’s new head office in Houghton-le-Spring.

Bridget_Phillipson_Houghton_Community_Nursery_School_07-04-2017.jpgOn 7 April 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Houghton Community Nursery School to learn more about the challenges the school faces in the wake of government cuts to the early years formula.

Speaking after the visit, Bridget Phillipson MP said:

"I was delighted to to visit Houghton Community Nursery School this afternoon and hear about the fantastic work they are doing with local children and the wider community. Thanks to Head Teacher Sarah Dixon-Jones and her team for finding the time to show me around.

"Like 60% of local authority maintained nursery schools, Houghton Community Nursery School is currently rated outstanding by Ofsted.

"It’s clear to me that the school is doing amazing work, but I know that many parents are concerned about the impact of government cuts to the early years formula, which has decreased from £2.79billion in 2010 to a projected £1billion in 2019-20.

"I will keep fighting in Parliament for ministers to give maintained nurseries they funding need to give our children the best possible start in life."

Bridget Phillipson MP visits Houghton Community Nursery

On 7 April 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Houghton Community Nursery School to learn more about the challenges the school faces in...

Bridget_Phillipson_Benedict_Biscop_05-04-2017.jpgOn 5 April 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Benedict Biscop C. E. Academy to meet with Principal Paula Thompson and year 6 pupils.

During the visit, Bridget discussed her work in Parliament with the pupils, as well as local issues.

Speaking afterwards, Bridget Phillipson MP said:

"It was a please to visit Benedict Biscop C. E. Academy today.

"I enjoyed hearing a different range of views from pupils and speaking with Mrs Thompson about the work the school is doing and the funding challenges facing all schools.

"I want to thank everyone for taking the time to meet with me and wish the children all the best for the future. They are a credit to their school."

Bridget Phillipson MP visits Benedict Biscop C.E. Academy

On 5 April 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Benedict Biscop C. E. Academy to meet with Principal Paula Thompson and year 6...


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