Industry News


In the Industry News category you can expect to find articles relating to all aspects of the UK commercial property market. These can be humorous as well as serious giving readers a wide variety of material to choose from.


Record-Breaking £23 billion Income Forecast from Business Rates in 2017

record breaking £23 billion income forecast
Posted on 18 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Business rates continue to be the focus of debate in commercial property, as Councils across England have forecast 2017’s income to reach a record-breaking £23.5 billion, despite many small businesses paying no rates at all. The near £400 million... Read More

Hammerson’s Birmingham Commitment Welcomed by Business Owners

Hammerson’s Birmingham Commitment Welcomed by Business Owners
Posted on 17 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

Birmingham’s business leaders have welcomed the commitment to the city by retail property giant Hammerson. Hammerson, who acquired Grand Central last month, recently announced that it would be selling a half share in Birmingham’s Bullring to joint... Read More

New £2m Distribution Hub for Godfrey Syrett Opens

New £2m Distribution Hub for Godfrey Syrett Opens
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Furniture manufacturer, Godfrey Syrett, is forever expanding and has recently opened a new £2m distribution hub on Durham’s Belmont Industrial Estate. The new facility, which was acquired last year on behalf of Godfrey Syrett, is newly refurbished... Read More

New Specialist Food and Drink Division Launched by PR Firm

New Specialist Food and Drink Division Launched by PR Firm
Posted on 16 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Industry News

Birmingham based public relations consultancy, Liquid, has now launched a service in the food and drink sector called Liquid Lunch. The service will offer the standard PR, marketing and design features, as well as a wealth of complementary services,... Read More

Another Pub Closure to Make Way for New Homes

Another Pub Closes to Make Way for New Homes
Posted on 15 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

The pub sector has taken another hit this week as regeneration specialists, Helm Construction, announced the former Raglan pub in Weston-Super-Mare is to be converted into much needed new homes. Work has already commenced on the Upper Church Road site... Read More

New Aberdeen Retail and Leisure Expansion Plans Revealed

New Aberdeen Retail and Leisure Expansion Plans Revealed
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

Hammerson has recently announced that Union Square in Aberdeen has submitted an application for planning permission in principle (PPiP) for a multi-million pound expansion of one of Scotland’s premier shopping destinations. The expansion comprises... Read More

Bristol Firm Ahead of the Game for Construction Sector Revive

Bristol Firm Ahead of the Game for Construction Sector Revive
Posted on 11 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

The construction industry is set to see a surge over the next five years, with more than 26,000 jobs being created and Bristol builders are preparing themselves and stepping up on finding the right recruits. Helm Construction doubled its workforce all... Read More

British Food & Drink Brands get Chance to Explore Irish Importers

British Food & Drink brands get chance to explore irish importers
Posted on 10 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

Start-ups in the British food and drink sector are being invited to take part in a trade mission to Dublin, to try and gain connections with Irish importers. Organisers of the event, small business support group Enterprise Nation, is looking to... Read More

Surprising Retail Sales Growth in January 2016

Surprising Retail Sales Growth in January 2016
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Despite an uneventful Christmas period, the New Year saw sales in UK retail rise by 2.6%, surpassing the figure in January last year, the British Retail Consortium reports. Sales were up by 3.3% compared to the 1.6% increase in January 2015, which is... Read More

New Major Retail Scheme Submitted for Oldbury

New Major Retail Scheme Submitted for Oldbury
Posted on 9 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Plans for a major new mixed-use development have been submitted by Birmingham Grand Central shopping centre’s new owner, Hammerson, in neighbouring area Sandwell, which is set to bring millions of pounds of investment and create hundreds of jobs. The... Read More

Learn more about our Industry News category

In this section we carry articles covering a diversity of topics. You will find news about supermarket commercial property expansions alongside the results of customer service surveys.

We also take a look at how businesses can benefit from sporting events, public holidays and spells of good weather. On the other hand we ask how they might cope with transport problems or industrial action.

Together with these stories you will find articles on dogs in the workplace, the stress reducing qualities of office plants and the reasons for our expanding waistlines. So if you want your commercial property news to contain a little variety, this is the page for you.