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Hemel Hempstead Town Centre

Decline of shop vacancy rates in Hemel Hempstead

Posted on August 24, 2016 9:18 am by admin under Commercial Developments, Economy

According to Dacorum Borough Council, there has been a significant decline in the number of empty shops in Hemel Hempstead town centre including Riverside, Marlowes pedestrianised area and Shopping Centre. With the town’s ongoing £30 million regeneration plan of the main shopping area, and Capital & Regional Real Estate Investment... Read More

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Thaikhun and Franco Manca to Join Southampton’s WestQuay Watermark

Posted on August 16, 2016 10:34 am by admin under Commercial Developments

It has been announced by Hammerson that a Thai cuisine chain, Thaikhun and Italian pizza restaurant, Franco Manca are the latest restaurants to join WestQuay Watermark in Southampton. It will be the first move into the City of Southampton for both restaurant chains. Previously announced restaurants include Five Guys, Byron Burgers,... Read More

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Starting a Business on a Limited Budget

Posted on August 11, 2016 2:39 pm by admin under Economy

In 2015, there were 5.4 million small to medium size businesses in the UK, according to Business Statistics report. If you are looking to embrace having your own business, then you are not alone. One of the major factors that makes would-be business owners dubious, is the funding aspect. However, it has been proven possible to start up... Read More

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The Revival of UK Independent Record Shops

Posted on August 3, 2016 4:24 pm by admin under Industry News

There has been a boost in vinyl sales despite the digital technology dominating the market. Records shops have seen a surge in vinyl sales, enhancing their popularity and giving them a new audience. In the hay day, there were over 2,000 independent record stores, but this figure has largely been reduced due to online music sales and... Read More

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GSK plans a £275m expansion in its UK sites

Posted on July 27, 2016 11:30 am by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline plc, still sees the UK as “an attractive location” regardless of Brexit. Chief executive Andrew Witty backed the Remain campaign, said the decision for investment was due to the UK’s skilled workforce, and modest tax system. Most of the products produced at the expanded sites... Read More

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Retail industry sees decline in new shop planning applications

Posted on July 25, 2016 1:00 pm by Steph Cowie under Business News

Potential new retail developments have seen a drop in planning applications, according to a recent report by EMW. In 2015, there were 6,700 applications for new shop builds, compared to 7,360 in the previous year. The lack of applications has seen a 9 per cent drop in the past year, resulting in a seventh decline in a row. Before... Read More

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London’s high house prices sees workers leaving the city

Posted on July 20, 2016 10:06 am by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

A recent survey released by The Federation of Small Businesses, has revealed that the housing crisis is pushing employees out of the city. This has seen a quarter of small businesses considering relocating their companies. The report also saw that 57% of owners are worrying about the well-being of their employees, due to the staggering... Read More

Would you open a Micropub?

Posted on July 15, 2016 4:00 pm by Steph Cowie under Industry News, Misc

Micropubs have recently become trendy and in recent years they seem to be popping up in towns all across the UK. The philosophy is simple, keep it small, keep it simple. They are normally small no-frills pubs that specialize in a specific drink, such as ales, cider and beers. In 2005, the first British micropub opened in a former... Read More

Leeds shopping centre extension creates 350 jobs

Posted on July 15, 2016 12:00 pm by Steph Cowie under Business News, Commercial Developments

The White Rose Shopping Centre’s new leisure extension is estimated to create 350 jobs for the city. Morgan Sindall has been awarded the £13.7m design and build contract by Land Securities which includes a 15-month maintenance period. The latest plans for the development consist of an 11 screen cinema, operated by Cineworld IMAX,... Read More

Exporting is favoured among small businesses

Posted on July 14, 2016 2:00 pm by Steph Cowie under Economy

The annual report by UK Export Finance has seen that 77 per cent of the exporters that had benefited from UKEF finance and insurance, were medium size firms and small businesses. It is estimated that there are 7,000 firms in exporter supply chains that also indirectly benefited. Overall, UKEF and their support saw more than £800... Read More

Siemens Keeps UK Investment despite Brexit Caution

Posted on July 13, 2016 1:00 pm by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

Industrial giant, Siemens, has stated that the UK is still a “good place to do business” despite its previous Brexit warning. Chief Executive at Siemens, Joe Kaeser, told a selection of media groups that the German company will remain fully dedicated to manufacturing across the UK. Siemens currently has 13 plants in the UK and... Read More

Convenience Chain Enters into Administration

Posted on June 30, 2016 2:57 pm by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The retail sector takes another hit this week as convenience chain, My Local, has entered administration, with 1,200 jobs at risk. There have already been 90 stores closed, with a further three to be shut imminently, which will leave just 32 stores left. Administrators, KPMG, will now find buyers for the remaining stores and 458... Read More

Leisure Sector to be Unscathed by Brexit Predicts Colliers

Posted on June 28, 2016 2:45 pm by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The Brexit has caused mass panic across the UK economy, with many experts fearing the worst in major sectors. However, the leisure sector is being seen in a different light, with predictions of increased interest as time moves on. Colliers International’s Hotels Director, Peter Brunt, said that the prospect of favourable exchange... Read More


UK Commercial Property Market to Slow in Wake of Brexit

Posted on June 27, 2016 11:56 am by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Just days after the controversial UK exit from the EU, a number of experts have said that demand for UK commercial property will weaken. Experts, including JLL UK’s chief executive officer, Chris Ireland, have said that activity levels are expected to dampen while the exit terms are negotiated. He comments: “The impact on... Read More

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Holland & Barrett Beats £100m Profit Milestone

Posted on June 24, 2016 9:00 am by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The UK high street has received a positive shot of adrenaline as health food retailer, Holland & Barrett, has managed to surpass its £100m profits, showing the brand’s continued growth. Across the 694 UK stores and 99 international franchises, sales increased by 155 to £424.7m in the year to September 2015. While pre-tax profits... Read More


Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment set for Birmingham Office Building

Posted on June 22, 2016 12:17 pm by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

An office building in Birmingham city centre is set to receive a £2.5m overhaul, in order to meet growing demand for smaller floorplates. Occupying the corner plot of Temple Row and Bull Street on the route of the Midland Metro extension, No. 4 Temple Row is receiving major investment for refurbishment from Nurton Developments through... Read More

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Hammerson Sells Essex Shopping Park for £93 Million

Posted on June 21, 2016 11:07 am by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Retail property firm, Hammerson plc, has officially completed the disposal of Thurrock Shopping Park in Essex for £93 million to TH Real Estate. The park has a net internal area of 25,500 metre squared and comprises two retail schemes, which includes tenants such as M&S, Pets at Home, Boots and Dunelm. Hammerson acquired the... Read More


Record High Reached for London Office Space Costs

Posted on June 20, 2016 10:24 am by Chris Grigorovsky under Industry News

New research from Lambert Smith Hampton has revealed the gap between London and regional office costs has reached record highs, which is set to push occupiers out of the capital. The firm’s ‘Total Office Cost Survey (TOCS) 2016’ found the main cause for the situation is London’s traditional office districts and emerging... Read More

Retail Performance

Online Shopping Not Fazing Shopper’s Support of Town Centres

Posted on June 17, 2016 11:03 am by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Despite online shopping dominating the retail market, the majority of shoppers still favour town centres, new research has revealed. The survey of 2,000 UK shoppers, conducted by Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, 50:50 joint venture partnership between Legal & General Capital and Schroder UK Real Estate fund, together with Bracknell... Read More

Poundland could see a takeover bid by Steinhoff

Poundland Could See a Takeover Bid from Steinhoff

Posted on June 15, 2016 3:30 pm by Steph Cowie under Business News

Steinhoff, the South African retailer has confirmed it is looking at making an offer for Poundland. In accordance with UK takeover rules, Steinhoff need to confirm its bid by 13 July. Harvey’s, the UK furniture chain is owned by Steinhoff and produces the majority of their products in developing countries to be sold throughout... Read More

HMRCs New Proposals Could Affect Small Businesses

HMRC’s New Proposals Could Affect Small Businesses

Posted on June 14, 2016 12:45 pm by Steph Cowie under Business News

New controversial plans proposed by the government include the requirements for firms to submit quarterly tax updates rather than the annual tax return. This could see an increase in effort, time and costs of operating businesses, especially for SMBs and those who are self-employed. Another Proposal According to the government’s... Read More

Could Amazon Fresh be a game changer

Could Amazon Fresh be the Future of Grocery Shopping?

Posted on June 13, 2016 12:30 pm by Steph Cowie under Business News, Industry News

When many of us think of Amazon products, electronics, clothing and games come to mind. However, it was recently announced that the online retailer is to test a new service, Amazon Fresh, which could revolutionise our weekly grocery shop. But is there a gap in this already competitive market? The new service, which is only available in... Read More

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