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Chequers joins the Churchill Group


We are delighted to welcome Chequers to the Churchill Group. The company is a specialist services provider that offers a range of FM services and works predominantly in the housing sector.

We take great pride in our community and charity work and look for partners who share the same values.

Chequers works with a handful of social housing clients and has created a number of partnerships to help homeless people find work.

Optivo

Optivo has a number of Georgian properties that have been converted to studio bedsits for tenants. Chequers engages with Optivo’s tenants who are out of work by bringing them back into the workplace by employing them four days a week, providing bespoke training programmes and site-specific experience and skills to get them job-ready.

One Housing

Chequers and One Housing have a collaborative project called Renovo. This project supports people in the Arlington location who are making the transition from homelessness to independent living, or those on low-income who are struggling to afford anywhere to live. Renovo engages with the residents to encourage those interested in a career in cleaning to sign up to its BICS academy training centre in Camden. The centre trains homeless individuals and provides recognised qualifications that can help them get a job in the cleaning industry.

Legacy Youth Zone

In addition to this, Chequers and Renovo are founding patrons of Legacy Youth Zone in Croydon, a charity and purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.

The charity has been instrumental in providing support during the pandemic, even if it was unable to open its doors. In the last few months it has distributed more than 3,800 food packages, made over 250 calls to young members, and sent more than 100 activity packs that include books, craft activities and playing cards.

Seasonal support

As well as established partnerships, Chequers carries out other community work throughout the year.

Last November, the company set up a pop-up shelter in Camden which was open until the onset of the pandemic. The shelter housed approximately 30 beds, all of which were provided by Chequers, along with other essentials such as food, clothing and hygiene products. Chequers employees donated and purchased new items for the shelter and regularly volunteered their time to help feed the homeless and spend time with them, especially during the Christmas period which is particularly tough.

The combination of Chequers’ FM expertise and CSR commitments make them the perfect addition to the Churchill family – welcome aboard!

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