Animal Zone choose Easton Group for launch

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Pet health experts, The Animal Zone, have teamed up with Easton Property to launch a new retail concept providing a range of natural and raw pet foods, pet supplements, and healthy pet treats to pet-owners.

The Animal Zone, founded by Shirley Aitken, is on a mission to ensure that the health and well-being of our furry friends comes first, and the business has leased 2,000 square feet of newly refurbished retail space from Easton Group to ensure it achieves its goal. The property is well located within the pedestrianised area of Dockhead Street in Saltcoats town centre. Saltcoats is located on the Ayrshire coast, and is a popular seaside town that regularly attracts tourists, visitors, and day-trippers from across the region.

The building is owned by Easton Property who made a significant investment to substantially refurbish the building including re-roofing the property. Easton Property is a division of the Easton Group – a family-owned property and investment business with a portfolio located throughout Scotland. Easton Group was established in 1974 and has almost 50 years’ experience investing in communities.


“It is brilliant to see The Animal Zone occupying such a prominent space in Saltcoats town centre, and providing a valuable service to pet owners.

As a landlord we take the view that we must invest in our shops if we are to create thriving high streets, and we must allow new businesses to start-up and trade by giving them opportunities. The investment we made refurbishing this unit is now delivering dividends for all stakeholders, and most importantly to the local residents, visitors, and shoppers.

This letting is great for Dockhead Street, and will give Saltcoats town centre a huge boost. We wish Shirley Aitken and everyone at The Animal Zone a great future at their new premises.”

Peter Easton

Easton Group director



Ayrshire Credit Union joins Easton portfolio

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Ayrshire Credit Union has leased space from Easton Property in Kilmarnock town centre. The deal secures the credit union’s future following its relocation from East Ayrshire Council owned premises at The Foregate. The 1,300 sq ft shop is well located within the pedestrianised area of King Street, and was leased for ten years on FRI terms.

Ayrshire Credit Union was established in 1994 as a financial cooperative that is owned and controlled by its members, and offers financial services operating on the principle of a common bond. The relocation has allowed Ayrshire Credit Union to invest in its services and continue to provide them locally in Kilmarnock. It is primarily run by volunteers including a volunteer Board of Directors.

Easton Property is a division of the Easton Group – a family-owned property and investment business with a portfolio located throughout Scotland. Easton Group was established in 1974 and has almost 50 years’ experience investing in communities.


“We are delighted to announce this deal with Ayrshire Credit Union and welcome them into our portfolio.

At Easton Group we are committed to regenerating our high streets and creating thriving town centres by encouraging vibrant local businesses and organisations to operate there. We offer good quality commercial space on reasonable terms, and maintain a flexible approach that promotes supportive landlord-tenant relationships.

This letting is a great boost for King Street, and a vote of confidence in Kilmarnock town centre. We wish Ayrshire Credit Union, their staff and clients a great future at their new premises.”

Steven Easton

Easton Group director



Vacancy for Property Maintenance Operative

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Easton Group are looking for a new Property Maintenance Operative to join our expanding Reactive Repairs & Maintenance Team. This role would suit an experienced multi-trader with excellent communication skills, who enjoys working independently and as part of a small team.

The ideal candidate will have general trades knowledge and will be required to conduct various property maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, electrical, joinery and plumbing repairs. A high level of customer service and communication is essential, and you will be required to take instructions from our Property Maintenance Manager and be able to interact with tenants in a friendly and professional manner. Prior experience in a similar role would be preferred.

Easton Group is a family-run property and investment company that spans the property, healthcare, green energy, and food and drink sectors. We have been established since 1974.

Please apply through the following Indeed job placement:

Property Maintenance Operative – Kilmarnock KA2 – Indeed.com



Easton Group Into Space

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Last month we launched into space!

We are proud to have been on board as Corporate Pioneer sponsors of the Ayrshire Hospice crowdfunder which raised over £100,000.

Watch our space flight below.



Green Home Systems appointed to £800M framework contract

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Easton Capital portfolio company, Green Home Systems, has been appointed to Scotland Excel’s £800M national energy efficiency contractors’ framework. The appointment will see them work alongside local authorities to upgrade their housing stocks and facilitate the installation of energy efficiency measures in homes throughout Scotland to cut carbon emissions, tackle fuel poverty, and create warmer homes.

Green Home Systems has been appointed to Lots 2 and 3 within the framework that includes fabric insulation measures, renewable heating, and ventilation. Founded in 2014, Green Home Systems specialise in domestic energy efficiency projects such as thermal insulation, smart heating systems, renewables, and electric vehicle charging points. The company has completed more than 10,000 energy efficiency projects to date that have prevented more than 500,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere.

Scotland Excel is a non-profit organization providing procurement expertise to 32 local authorities and over 100 associate members from across the public and third sector. Their second-generation energy efficiency contractors’ framework will provide an effective and efficient way to upgrade housing and offers the capability to source whole-house retrofitting. The framework is in place for four years from 1st February 2022 and is valued at £200M per year.

The Scottish Government has set a target of achieving net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045. With buildings accounting for about one fifth of emissions, and fuel poverty affecting an increasing number of households, addressing domestic energy efficiency is a top government priority. The Scottish Government has already imposed strict energy efficiency targets on social and private landlords, and is expected to extend these to owner-occupiers soon.

Green Home Systems was founded by Easton Group directors, Peter Easton and Steven Easton, who now provide strategic guidance and oversight as non-executive directors and board members. The business is operated by an independent senior management team led by Managing Director, Alastair Macphie, and Operations Director, Steven Porch, who have the ambition and remit to deliver continued high growth for the business in the green economy.


“Being appointed to this framework is a terrific opportunity for Green Home Systems and highlights our commitment to a more sustainable and greener Scotland. It allows us to increase our investment in our staff and help them to further develop their skills in our industry.

This contract will underpin our company’s growth strategy, and we are extremely excited to take the next step forward in our business plan. We cannot wait to help more customers create energy efficient homes through Scotland Excel.”

Steven Porch

Operations Director at Green Home Systems
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“We are very proud to be able to work alongside Scotland Excel and its members to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes throughout the country. Fuel poverty and climate change go hand-in-hand and by investing in domestic energy efficiency both issues can be tackled at once, and this framework provides an effective and robust delivery model for social landlords to achieve their net zero targets.

Congratulations to Steven Porch and his team for a great effort in securing this tender. This result builds on our prior successes and will drive our business forward into new markets.”

Steven Easton

Director at Easton Group and Chairman at Green Home Systems



Vacancy for Property Maintenance Manager

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Easton Group are looking for a new Reactive Repairs & Property Maintenance Manager who will oversee our maintenance team, and organise all remedial work required within our portfolio of over 300 residential and commercial properties.

As Property Maintenance Manager, you will be accountable for the delivery of our repairs works and any projects throughout our existing portfolio. You’ll demonstrate excellent ownership skills to achieve goals and to develop strong successful relationships with tenants, colleagues and suppliers.

Easton Group is a family-run property and investment company that spans the property, healthcare, green energy, and food and drink sectors. We have been established since 1974.

Please apply through the following Indeed job placement:

Property Maintenance Manager Jobs in Ayrshire – 2022 | Indeed.com



Vacancy for Property Manager

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We are recruiting a Property Manager to lead our property management service within our housing division.

Easton Housing is a private housing provider based in Dundonald, Ayrshire. It is part of the Easton Group, a family-run property and investment company that spans the property, healthcare, green energy, and food and drink sectors. We have been established since 1974, and our residential property portfolio includes over 200 homes.

Please apply through the following Indeed job placement:

Property Manager Jobs in Kilmarnock – 2022 | Indeed.com



Easton Group launch into space with Ayrshire Hospice

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The Ayrshire Hospice is making a giant leap as the first Scottish charity to go into space, and Easton Group is proud to announce that they will be onboard to support them as Corporate Pioneers. The purpose of the space launch is to raise awareness and funds for a £13 million redevelopment of the Hospice’s site and facilities.

The space launch will take place on 22/2/22 in partnership with experts, ‘Sent Into Space’, when a bespoke time capsule, containing a piece of the original Hospice, will be blasted 50km above the earth’s atmosphere. Upon its return to earth, the time capsule will be placed within a sculpture at the heart of the redeveloped Hospice. During the flight, the capsule will be filmed making its way to the curvature of the earth, followed by its safe return, with Easton Group onboard as Corporate Pioneers.

The Ayrshire Hospice was originally founded in 1983 and the facility is in urgent need of redevelopment to ensure that it can continue to provide care to people with life limiting illnesses, across the whole of Ayrshire, for many years to come.

At the heart of the £13 million redevelopment, will be a brand-new In-Patient Unit which will contain 18 single, en-suite rooms with private patio, enabling bed access outside. Each room will have space for loved ones to visit and stay overnight. Another bed can be hooked onto the patient bed to allow loved ones to sleep beside the patient, and the rooms have been designed to create more natural light and the patio can be used in all weathers, anytime of year. There will also be two patient and family respite rooms, a seamless linking corridor to the Day Services wing, clinical and community nursing hubs, a contemplation space, as well as a dedicated playroom for children and a separate teen space for young people who are visiting their family at the Hospice.

As a Corporate Pioneers, Easton Group are supporting the public phase of the capital campaign which seeks to raise £250,000 from a 4-day Crowdfunder, over 84 hours between 18th and 21st February, with the space launch taking place the next day.


“As an Ayrshire-based family business, Easton Group is proud to support this worthy project. Many of our staff, clients, partners, and their families, have benefitted from the important services the Hospice provides, and this capital build project will safeguard the future of palliative care for the whole of Ayrshire and Arran for many years to come.”

Steven Easton

Easton Group director



Easton Group unveils new corporate brand identity

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Easton Group has announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity, redesigned logo, and website. This new combined group brings together the various business activities of the Easton family under a single banner to help drive growth as it approaches its fiftieth anniversary.

Tracing its roots back to 1974 when Chairman, Kenny Easton, first started in business, the Easton Group’s vision is to create thriving communities through the successful implementation of its portfolio, which includes over 350 residential and commercial properties, and a collection of private equity investments in successful trading businesses.

The Dundonald based group has now been structured into three core areas of residential housing, commercial property, and private equity investments, which are represented by the group’s three operating divisions: Easton Housing, Easton Property, and Easton Capital.

Easton Housing is the group’s residential property division and provides affordable homes to families throughout Ayrshire. As a private housing provider, Easton Housing prioritises the welfare of its tenants by ensuring its homes are family ready, and offers long-term tenancies that creates security of tenure and allows tenants to create a safe and comfortable environment for their family home.

Easton Property is the group’s commercial property and development arm, which has commercial properties located throughout Scotland. The commercial portfolio supports a mixture of tenants including bespoke local traders, large businesses, and national retailers. Easton Property has adopted a unique entrepreneurial approach to property and has a proven track record of adding value and enhancing portfolio performance by completing challenging investment and development projects, and by actively managing its assets in partnership with its tenants.

The Easton family has been investing in businesses across Scotland since the 1980s, and Easton Capital is its newly formed private equity division that has been created to consolidate these investments and help accelerate their growth. Easton Capital’s portfolio includes investments in the green economy, healthcare, whisky production, and baby essentials.

The Easton Group has plans to grow further by expanding across all three divisions. It continues to seek opportunities in the residential and commercial property markets, and develop its private equity portfolio by providing long term capital to support high growth businesses.


“I am delighted to witness the next stage in our family business. Since I first started out in 1974, I have always sought growth business opportunities and I am proud to see the next generation taking the baton forward with determination and vigour. We have a very strong and capable team at Easton Group, and I am confident that we will continue to deliver successfully for the business, as well as our staff, clients, partners, and community, both now and in the future.”

Kenny Easton

Chairman at Easton Group


“It is an exciting time to be involved in our business and I am very pleased to be part of an organisation that has grown so successfully across many different sectors. The strength of the Easton Group is due to the robust work ethic of our dedicated staff that, combined with entrepreneurial spark, drives our determination to always find a way to succeed.”

Peter Easton

Senior Director at Easton Group


“The consolidation of our activities under a single Easton Group banner is a great opportunity to supercharge our business. We have a very ambitious growth strategy mapped out and plan to drive expansion across all three of our operating divisions to become one of Scotland’s leading family businesses. I would like to thank all our staff and partners who have assisted in our success to date and who encourage our future plans.”

Steven Easton

Senior Director at Easton Group