Trade body expands Huntingdon headquarters as part of growth plan

PUBLISHED: 13:02 30 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:49 09 February 2017

Property Care Association new headquarters

Property Care Association new headquarters

Alan Bennett/Media Imaging Solutions 2016

A national trade body has doubled the size of its headquarters as part of plans to further expand its growing training programme.

Property Care Association (PCA), based on the Hinchingbrooke Business Park, in Huntingdon has extended its offices to include a neighbouring unit to allow for additional staff and the introduction of more courses.

Steve Hodgson, chief executive of the Property Care Association, said: “We’ve been growing as an organisation for a number years and, with further developments on the way, this is a move which makes sense on many levels.

“Our training provision for professionals in a variety of sectors has increased considerably and our apprenticeship scheme on damp and timber is stronger than ever.

“With new courses planned for 2017, we feel extending our headquarters will give us the additional capacity we need both now and in the future.”

This latest development builds on a five-figure investment undertaken in 2015, which saw PCA create a new purpose-built training facility, offering a mix of practical areas and classroom environments, which is located close to its headquarters.

“The new space will enable us to enhance the availability of our current training, both in terms of the frequency of courses and the numbers we can accommodate, and it will give us much-needed office space for staff and member engagement,” added Mr Hodgson.

“The new space will also support the appointment of an associate for our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, which will include a researcher working with us, and the university, to carry out a comprehensive study into the problem of excess moisture in the built environment.”

The organisation, which was established in 1930, supplies training courses for professionals and technicians working in a number of industries including the flood protection sector, structural repair and damp-proofing.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Fri, 15:30

Highways England has released a list of roadworks and road closures scheduled to take place on the major roads serving Cambridgeshire over the coming week.

Fri, 13:50

After a hard-fought campaign, people living in Houghton and Wyton have won the battle to be included on the guided bus route.

Fri, 11:58

Waitrose has announced that it will close its Huntingdon branch on September 5, despite calls from thousands of shoppers and an offer from its landlords.

Fri, 09:26

After several sightings around Huntingdonshire, a raccoon was finally tracked down and rescued in Broughton with the help of a shocked resident.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter