• Home sweet home for Salford flood victim Barbara


    A Salix Homes great grandmother who fell victim to the worst flooding in Salford for 70 years is now all smiles with her newly-refurbished home. Barbara Miles lives in one of nearly 300 of the housing association’s properties affected by the Boxing Day floods – all of which are now going through a major programme … [more]

  • Double H&S accreditation


     By Lee Bradbury – Health, Safety and Environmental Manager In 1837 a certain Mr Emanuel Whittaker set up a joinery business in Oldham.  In the same year, it was established for the first time that an employer owed, in common law, a duty of care to his employee, which you could argue was the beginning of the … [more]

  • The Sky’s the Limit for Rachel


    In our final blog in support of National Apprenticeship Week, we celebrate the achievements of young people who have moved away from the traditional roles to meet the construction demands of the future… Meet Rachel Howard from Salford               I completed my plastering apprenticeship and then was keen to … [more]

  • An apprenticeship worked for me


    Emanuel Whitaker have been supporting apprenticeships for it’s entire 179 history, so we know the benefits that apprenticeships bring to our company. This week we’re supporting National Apprenticeship Week and taking the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of some of our apprentices. Meet Danny Bosher from Oldham. I now have a great skill and a … [more]

  • £600,000 facelift for Salford’s ‘steel’ homes


    A major improvement project to modernise more than 60 steel-built homes in Salford is gathering pace. Emanuel Whittaker will be working to transform 67 homes on the Weaste Steel estate on behalf of Salix Homes, which owns more than 8,300 homes in central Salford. The estate, built in 1948, is made up of pre-fabricated-style homes, … [more]