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Greater Peterborough University Technical Collage - Sod Cutting Ceremony''L to R: Nick Wright (Kier), Rachel Jones (GPUTC), Peter Baird (Mott MacDonald), Stephen Forster, Brian Redshaw, PRC, Steven Bowyer (Opportunity Peterborough), Angela Joyce (PRC) Lesley Dobree (Anglia Ruskin University), William Hendry (Kier), Phil Brown (Anglian Water), Richard Coleman (Kier), Mark Wright (Kier), Micheal Duncalf (Keir) EMN-141023-110728001
Greater Peterborough University Technical Collage - Sod Cutting Ceremony''L to R: Nick Wright (Kier), Rachel Jones (GPUTC), Peter Baird (Mott MacDonald), Stephen Forster, Brian Redshaw, PRC, Steven Bowyer (Opportunity Peterborough), Angela Joyce (PRC) Lesley Dobree (Anglia Ruskin University), William Hendry (Kier), Phil Brown (Anglian Water), Richard Coleman (Kier), Mark Wright (Kier), Micheal Duncalf (Keir) EMN-141023-110728001
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Housebuilder and development company Larkfleet Group (www.larkfleetgroup.co.uk) raised over £1,000 for charity when it mixed business with pleasure at its annual golf day at Greetham Valley Golf Club.

The event raised £1,070 for the NSPCC Peterborough Business Support Group to benefit vulnerable local children and young people.

The NSPCC Peterborough Business Support Group is made up of individuals from a range of industries and sectors who use their influence, skills and commitment to raise funds to directly support NSPCC services in and around Peterborough.

As well as raising funds for charity, the Larkfleet golf day provided a sporting day for hard-working employees and offered great opportunities to network with clients. Some impressive scores were recorded throughout the day.

An evening meal - when prizes were presented to the winning team - completed the event.

Larkfleet Group managing director Karl Hick commented: “I am delighted that we raised such an impressive sum of money which will go to a worthy cause.

“What’s more, the golf day was a great way to build on client and customer relations as well as thanking employees for their hard work over the past year.”

This is not the first time Larkfleet has raised money for the NSPCC Peterborough Business Support Group. It has supported many fundraising events over the past 12 months, including the Strictly Glitz event at the Holiday Inn West in Peterborough in May and an NSPCC fundraising cycling event around Rutland Water near Oakham.

Larkfleet continues to invest in young people with sponsorship of Greater Peterborough University Technical College

Bourne-based housebuilder and development company Larkfleet Group – along with Anglia Ruskin University, Anglian Water Services, Marshall Aerospace and Peterborough Regional College – is supporting and sponsoring the Greater Peterborough University Technical College 
(GPUTC).

An official ground-breaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction on GPUTC which will combine academic and technical education for local young people – providing them with new opportunities and career potential.

The £10 million GPUTC development is being built alongside Peterborough Regional College and is set to provide a specialist school for technical education for Peterborough and surrounding communities such as Bourne.

GPUTC will specialise in advancing the education of 14-19 year olds in sustainable construction, engineering and software engineering. The first student intake will be in September 
2015.

The curriculum will be shaped by its employer sponsors, such as Larkfleet Group, allowing students to gain real-world practical skills in an attempt to address the skills gap in the engineering and construction industries. Karl Hick, Chief Executive Officer of Larkfleet Group, said: “Larkfleet Group is delighted to be one of the three employer sponsors of the GPUTC. As a company we have always placed an emphasis on investing in the future of the construction industry by supporting local young people. The GPUTC will help local students get a solid foundation of hands-on experience alongside educational learning, increasing their skills and providing them with great career potential for the future.”

For further details, please visit the website at www.gputc.com.