Groundbreaking project sees Acis apprentices transform family home


A group of Acis apprentices from Gainsborough have transformed a rundown property in Ingham in West Lindsey property back into a three-bedroom family home.

In a first for the organisation, apprentices across Acis, from IT to HR and trades, managed every aspect of the project from site inductions and communications to rebuilding walls and plumbing.

Cascade Drainage, Clarion, Continental Landscapes, Fastframe, Gainsborough Building Services, Gainsborough Skip Hire, G B Scaffolding, Howdens Joinery Limited, Jewson, Premiere Kitchens, Town & County Service and VPS UK Ltd have all contributed towards the project.

The end of the project was marked with an official opening of the home which saw councillors, partners, Acis employees and the local community attend the property to see the finished article.

Councillor Steve England, chairman of West Lindsey District Council, celebrated the hard work of the apprentices at the opening, as part of the Council’s wider commitment to developing Apprenticeship skills across the district.

He said: “There can be no clearer demonstration of the value of apprenticeships and the contribution they make to the increasing need for a highly skilled workforce.

“Well done to everyone concerned and congratulations to Acis for an inspired initiative and to the companies who so generously gave their support.”

Greg Bacon, Acis Chief Executive said: “We have worked with Lincoln and Gainsborough colleges and our apprentices on our empty properties before but never on this scale. What we’ve achieved here is off the scale.

“It started as an idea to give our apprentices an opportunity to develop their skills but it grew into a huge project. Well done to all involved.”

The project took just over six weeks to complete and is something the colleges are also delighted with.

Richard Thornhill MBE of Lincoln college said: “This is a truly awesome opportunity for the apprentices to develop new skills and demonstrate their true potential to senior colleagues.”