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creative shop shop displays

Increase foot traffic with creative shop displays

Posted on July 26, 2018 12:00 pm by Bailey Clarke under Misc

With more and more retailers showing creativity with their shop displays, it's important to keep up with the competition. Whether it be a small business or mainstream outlet each shop needs to entice customers into their entrances with the potential of a sale at the end of their journey. By showing the brands personality via the... Read More


Could the video rental shop make a comeback

Could the video rental shop make a comeback?

Posted on July 25, 2018 12:00 pm by Bailey Clarke under Misc

Most of us have seen an increase in vinyl shops around the UK but could the video store also become popular again despite the advances in digital technology. The video rental shop was a very common sight from the 80s with many shops even renting VHS players as well as videos for a daily hire fee. Due to the delay of movies being released... Read More

Why Middlewich could be a good investment

Why Middlewich could be a good investment

Posted on July 19, 2018 12:00 pm by Bailey Clarke under Misc

We have seen a shift in pace regarding popular locations for businesses across the UK. It's not only big cities and main towns that are attracting commercial property investors it's also smaller locations. Middlewich has started to thrive after benefiting from commercial property investors and with an enticing rental yield of 6.29 per... Read More

Small business POS software guide

Small business POS system guide

Posted on July 17, 2018 10:45 am by Bailey Clarke under Misc

Big retail stores use point-of-sale software to enable them to access enhanced retail management systems which provide a bundle of useful information. From reports on what period of the day is most productive to calculating sales for the day with real-time data. Basically, the POS system saves all the data from the day on the cloud so... Read More

Retail Shop layouts: The Options

Retail Shop layouts: The Options

Posted on July 13, 2018 11:00 am by Bailey Clarke under Misc

For any retail business, the shop layout is probably one of the most important elements to consider while in the planning stage. Many research projects conducted by established retail companies have uncovered fruitful insight into human behaviour while shopping. The results have seen different methods being developed throughout many... Read More


Commercial property investment fund guide

Things to consider when looking to invest in commercial property

Posted on July 10, 2018 10:00 am by Bailey Clarke under Misc

With any type of property purchase, there are always benefits with risks attached. We look at the options available for property investors looking to explore the commercial property investment market. The benefits of commercial property Any major investment will always have an element of uncertainty, for example, a housing market crash... Read More


How old architecture is adapting to modern surroundings

How old architecture is adapting to modern surroundings

Posted on July 9, 2018 11:00 am by Bailey Clarke under Misc

With the importance of retaining architectural features, many new businesses are now choosing to keep the character of their commercial building by incorporating the new with the old. In the past, many beautiful pieces of architecture were demolished to make way for uninspiring commercial properties throughout towns and... Read More

Are cinemas adapting after a decline in sales?

Posted on July 6, 2018 10:23 am by Bailey Clarke under Misc

Most people have experienced watching a movie at the pictures, after all, they have been an established form of entertainment since the 1930s in Britain.   From big blockbusters to sequels the cinema is still the place for a family treat, meeting friends or a date night but could this activity be changing... Read More

Birmingham Office sold in £1.2million deal

Posted on June 15, 2018 10:34 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

Commercial estate agents Bond Wolfe have just completed the sale a million pound deal, as interest from investors in the Midlands area continues to grow in 2018.  The property is located just seven miles south west of Birmingham City centre at Sterling Park, Clapgate Lane, Woodgate Valley. It is 26,015 sq ft of two... Read More

Slough Retail Park £63m Sale

Posted on June 6, 2018 3:36 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

Asset Management firm Orchard Street Investment Management has bought a 152,467 sq ft retail park in Slough, Berkshire for £63m. The property was bought from Benson Elliot Capital Management who have owned the property since 2016, on behalf of St. James’s Place UK.  The retail park is the main furniture retail destination in... Read More


UK retail assets sold by St Mowden as retail market slows

Posted on May 18, 2018 3:27 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

A UK based residential and commercial developer, St Mowden have sold around 27% of their retail property portfolio featuring shopping centres in Birmingham and Webley. St Mowden are no strangers to the property world, with over 30 years experience in their primary areas of focus, residential land and development and commercial land and... Read More

Demand for retail space lowest in 9 years

Posted on May 11, 2018 3:18 pm by Bailey Clarke under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

According to recent findings from the Q1 2018 RICS UK Commercial Market survey, there is an increasing divide between the demands for the retail and industrial sectors. The general trend was the demand for retail space was declining while the demand for industrial grew. Interestingly however, the overall demand in the market was noted as... Read More

UK Local Authorities spend 3.8bn on Commercial Property in the last 5 years.

Posted on April 17, 2018 2:02 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments, Industry News

A recent study has found that UK local authorities have spent £3.8bn in just 5 years on Commercial Property. The study was undertaken by property consultants Carter Jonas and Revo an organisation that supports people and businesses in the retail sector. From the results, Spelthorne Borough Council came in 1st place as the... Read More

Retail sector feeling positive in Northern Ireland

Retail sector feeling positive in Northern Ireland

Posted on March 23, 2018 1:11 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments

Over recent months, there has been a lot of negative headlines for the retail sector, with stores such as Toys R Us going into administration, New Look announcing UK stores will be closing and Carpet Right are believed to be also closing stores. All these recent headlines are adding to the sense of dread for those currently in involved in the... Read More

Brexit silver lining for warehouse builder Tritax

Brexit silver lining for warehouse builder Tritax

Posted on March 16, 2018 11:35 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments

Tritax, a company which provides warehouse space in the UK for internet giant Amazon and for delivery companies, Royal Mail and DPD, express they’re expecting a "silver lining" from the decision for the UK to leave the EU as domestic companies look to keep their activity in the UK. Richard Jewson, who is the company Chairman for... Read More

Tycoon plans £1bn land grab with Network Rail bid

Tycoon plans £1bn landgrab with Network Rail bid

Posted on March 7, 2018 9:50 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets

Last year Network Rail revealed that it would be searching for a buyer for its commercial estate properties which amounts roughly 5,500 properties across Great Britain. Network Rail has been looking to reduce its huge debt which reportedly could rise to about £53billion by 2019. It has been 3 years since they began a review... Read More


UK Commercial Property investments off to a strong start in 2018

UK Commercial Property investments off to a strong start in 2018

Posted on February 23, 2018 3:29 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy

Although Brexit is still looming over the UK, figures recently released by Savills' February Market in Minutes' report, show it is far from slowing things down in the commercial property market. Savills' report highlighted that investment in the UK commercial property market was 66% higher than last year, with a total of £4.2billion for... Read More


Billions of Midlands investment to be showcased at MIPIM 2018

Billions of Midlands investment to be showcased at MIPIM 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018 3:40 pm by Bailey Clarke under Commercial Developments

The MIPIM property real estate conference event is being held in Cannes from 13th to the 16th March 2018 this year. Along with over 360 speakers, the event will showcase around £10 billion worth of investment opportunities from across the Midlands region in England. After a successful presence at the MIPIM 2017, there will be over 70... Read More

Northern Ireland Commercial Property boosts due to shopping centre sale

Northern Ireland Commercial Property boosts due to shopping centre sale

Posted on January 26, 2018 9:43 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

Northern Irelands' commercial property market is benefitting from a recent sale when Belfast’s Castle Court Shopping Centre was sold in July 2017 for a staggering £123 million. The property was sold to County Down investment firm Wirefox who have recently been investing in various regions of the United Kingdom. The Castle Court shopping... Read More

Edinburgh needs development to act as incentive for investment

Edinburgh needs developments to act as incentive for investment

Posted on January 18, 2018 3:20 pm by Bailey Clarke under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

The Scottish city of Edinburgh has recently been ranked as one of the top three places in the world to live, but for anyone searching for a new office, there are slim pickings. The city centre's commercial growth is being hindered by the lack of office space the city has to offer and even with a high demand in the area, there has still been a... Read More

Spotify in £1.18bn copyright lawsuit

Spotify in £1.18bn copyright lawsuit

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:27 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News

Spotify, the Swedish based music streaming service has been accused of breaching the rights of songwriters and publishers. The online music giant has 18 commercial premises around the world, thanks in part to its huge turnover. With offices in New York, London, Singapore and of course Sweden, Spotify is spread far and wide but now... Read More

Toys R us UK stores facing administration

Toys R Us UK Stores Facing Administration

Posted on December 20, 2017 11:00 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Toys R Us a leading toy retailer for many years could fall into administration before Christmas due to a demand to put £9 million into Toys R Us UK pension fund. The toy store giant is said to not have the resources to pay up such a demand, which has the potential to put it in a critical business situation.  This is not... Read More