Orchard & Shipman, www.orchardandshipman.com, runs one of the country’s leading Private Sector Leasing (PSL) schemes. It has contracts to provide homes for people in housing need to councils in Edinburgh, Midloathian, East Lothian, Scottish Borders and the London Boroughs of Southwark, Hillingdon and Lambeth. It also offers properties for sale through its Campsie division and property management services.
Just two years after launching its Private Sector Leasing service in Edinbugh, Orchard & Shipman marked the opening of its new Scottish HQ. Staff, including senior management, joined clients and suppliers at a lunchtime champagne reception to mark the event in the new base in the Scottish capital’s Bonnington area. Co-founder Chris Shipman conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony with Councillor Norman Work, The City of Edinburgh council’s Vice-Convenor of the Health, Social Care and Housing Committee. The spacious new HQ – intended to give a comfortable and inspirational environment for staff – was opened on October 31, 2007.