Chesterfield Champions

Starfish Group

From their head office in Chesterfield, the Starfish Group delivers new build development, housing retrofit and funding support for energy and other infrastructural schemes, which combined help them to deliver their mission statement of “Creating Better Business, Homes and Communities”. They expect colleagues to live by their values of Professionalism, Passion, Integrity and Innovation in their everyday activities and they are proud of their delivery record since their inception in 2009.

Starfish Commercial Limited is the new build and housing retrofit arm of the Starfish Group. This business senior management team comprises Martin Gerrelli, Mark Bilson and Simon Woodward who are fiercely committed to delivering a customer experience where their customers feel valued, engaged and are in receipt of exceptional value for money. In addition to delivering registered provider new build sustainable homes projects they also have two joint ventures as follows:

  • Caribou Green Warmth LLP- : This is a housing retrofit joint venture with The Riverside Group and Torus Group that started in 2013. This company has undertaken thousands of energy efficiency and environmental measures to significantly reduce the incidence of fuel poverty and improve the health and wellbeing of communities. Additionally, at least 80% of all profits are charitably reinvested back into local communities. Notable projects include the Greater Manchester Green Deal Communities scheme which won the Large-Scale Project of the Year 2016 at the National Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Awards and the Department of Communities and Local Government Greater Manchester Flood Resilience Programme
  • Hilbre Homes LLP- This is a joint venture launched in April 2017 to deliver 500 homes predominantly for sale in partnership with a north west based registered provider

Starfish are passionate about delivering the principles of the Social Value Act 2012. Key to this are generating local employment and improving the overall economic, social and environmental well-being of every area we work in.

Martin Gerrelli, Chief Executive of Starfish Group, said:-

“In the four years that we have been based in Chesterfield we have found the environment to be good for business. We are looking forward to realising the benefits of collaboration with fellow businesses in the Chesterfield Champions group”.

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