Making Cumbria’s tourism industry “safe as houses” with free property maintenance advice service

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Cumbria based Select Property Maintenance Ltd has been asked by Cumbria Tourism to be the professional body which will advise Cumbria Tourism and its members on issues relating to buildings and property maintenance and construction. Advice will be provided free of charge and will be impartial, appropriate and accurate.

Select Property Maintenance and Cumbria Tourism advice scheme.

Friendly, helpful and free advice from Select Property Maintenance!

Cumbria Tourism and Select Property Maintenance see many benefits going forward as a partnership. To Select PM it provides us with a unique position as a proactive business which sets standards for all: it creates a position of trust.

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Select Property Maintenance, based at Lupton near Kirkby Lonsdale, have been selected to offer free advice to hundreds of hotel owners, B&Bs, restaurants, bars and retailers, across Cumbria's tourism industry. Cumbria Tourism's 3,300 plus members will now benefit from the services of Cumbria-based buildings experts Select Property Maintenance Ltd (SPM).

Select Property Maintenance, a company with 15 years’ experience and tradesmen of the highest skill and standard, will now be on board alongside Cumbria Tourism to extend their support provisions. The partnership with Select Property Maintenance will mean that members have a direct line to advice on all matters of property maintenance, from painting and decorating, kitchen installation, general DIY, garden works, new builds, tree surgery, fencing and more.

Members will receive advice on what work may be required on property and grounds, an idea on costing for particular jobs and the necessary procedures involved when a particular job takes place. This advice could be invaluable to give a business an idea of the scale of disruption a job may entail, or how to avoid any disruption at all. Select Property Maintenance has also offered to provide a price checker facility to ensure no members are the target of rogue traders.

Select PM’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) led them to approach Cumbria Tourism with the idea of a service to provide assurance to its members on issues relating to property maintenance, such as costs and technical compliance. Cumbria Tourisms decision to work with Select Property Maintenance was secured when Select Property Maintenance demonstrated their proven abilities in hotel renovation, groundworks, construction and garden landscaping. Select PM’s portfolio of past jobs gave Cumbria Tourism the encouragement they needed to take on Select Property Maintenance in this new advisory role.

About the partnership, Select Property Maintenance Managing Director, David Greensmith, said: “Cumbria Tourism and Select PM see many benefits going forward as a partnership. For Cumbria Tourism it provides it members with a service essential to maintaining the fabric of their buildings. To Select PM it provides us with a unique position as a proactive business which sets standards for all: it creates a position of trust.”

Cath Dutton, of Cumbria Tourism, said: “If you run a tourism business in the Lake District the chances are you run a big and sometimes historic property as well. Sometimes you need specialist building advice if you have any plans to change, or you may have questions that its hard to find the answers to. We were impressed with Select Property Maintenances proven abilities in hotel renovation, groundwork, construction and garden landscaping.”

Members will be directed from the cumbriatourism.org website via a link to an enquiry form at selectpm.co.uk. A response to the enquiry will be prompt and as thorough as possible with the information provided.

This service will create an opportunity for Select Property Maintenance to reach out to Local Cumbria community and to assist with Cumbria Tourisms goal of developing and promoting local business and above all, tourism in the Lake District.

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