Enterprise Week- Dowson Fitness

This week is Enterprise week, so to celebrate all the small local businesses, we will be doing a feature of our favourite enterprises throughout Cumbria. Today’s feature for enterprise week is Josh Dowson, the creator of Dowson Fitness, a personal training business based in Penrith. Because of all the disruptions to gym’s this year, Josh …

Genesis Homes and Sustainability

In 2018 the United Nations IPCC report acknowledged that 11 years from now the world will be experiencing a climate catastrophe. In response to this, the UK government declared a state of climate emergency. This emergency prompted them to bring forward the current plan of zero emissions by 2050 to closer to 2030.   As a …

10th October: World Metal Health Day

10th October: World Metal Health Day     MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS     This year has been a year like no other. Now more than ever, it’s vitally important that we look after ourselves and each other and seek help when it’s needed. Our Mental Health First Aider, Simon, has talked about why our mental health is so important …

Congratulations Jack!

Congratulations to Jack Wallace, our commercial apprentice, who just passed his Level 3 NVQ in Business and Administration! We had a chat with Jack to find out about his time with Genesis and what are his future work plans, plus (more importantly) how he’s going to celebrate his success at the weekend. How long have …

Shake it up September!

Shake it up with a cocktail! The nights are getting darker and it’s a little nippy out there. How about shaking things up a little with a warming cocktail? There is a fabulous cocktail called ‘Genesis’. Here’s how you make it: GENESIS COCKTAIL Mix together: 40ml Bacardi gold rum 10ml apricot brandy 20ml (fresh if …

AFFORDABLE HOMES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you’re hoping to buy your first home, you may have come across the term ‘affordable’ housing (also known as ‘discounted sale’). Genesis Homes build affordable properties on the majority of their developments. These homes are offered for a discount below their market value so buyers get to purchase a great home, in a fantastic …

Designing children’s rooms

Trying to create a bedroom for any child/teenager can be challenging, as whilst you want your child to love their room, you also want it to have a bit of style! Our show homes often include children’s rooms and we’ve created them with kids in mind. Our interior designer, Catherine, has designed a couple of …

Interior design for a new home

A new home offers a lovely, blank canvas, but can often leave you asking, ‘where do I even start?’ Open your wardrobe – what colours do you see? Is your jewellery preference for silvers or golds? This can be a great way to decide on colours for your new home. Over the past couple of …

8 tips to designing a study

There’s no denying that the changes to our work patterns in the last few months may have a major effect on the way we work going forward. Many of us have been working in a makeshift ‘study’ (aka the kitchen table). Rightmove report that over a quarter of people (28%) who were not planning a …