Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pets at Home Unleashes Store Growth

Posted on 31 July, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

If you have a pet, whether it is a cat, a dog or a chinchilla, you will more than likely have ventured into a Pets At Home store at some point during their lifetime. Let’s face it, they cover everything from grooming products to toys and you can even pick... Read More

Pub Companies Enjoy their Moment in the Sun

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The pub industry has suffered in recent years, with the number of daily closures of both independent and chain bars outstripping even high street casualties. In fact, the problem has become so severe that groups such as the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)... Read More

Government Underestimates Digital Economy

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

The UK has many more technology companies than the government estimates, according to a new report. According by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) there are almost 270,000 such companies in the UK, 40 per cent more than... Read More

Small Businesses are Priced Out of Hong Kong Market

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

The most expensive shopping district in the world is not in New York, London, or Paris - it's on Russell Street in Hong Kong. This 150-yard stretch of luxury stores is chock full of designer brands and caters to tourists from mainland China. Over the... Read More

Hammerson Plans Bullring Expansion but Drops Sevenstone Scheme

Posted on 30 July, 2013 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments

Commercial property group Hammerson is considering expanding the Bullring only two months after increasing its stake in the Birmingham shopping centre. The details are yet to be decided but the group has confirmed that it is considering several options... Read More

Co-op Tells Lads Mags to Cover Up

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that a crackdown on internet pornography will come into effect by October, with adults having to “opt in” for access with their broadband provider. The change in law followed calls by various parenting... Read More

Businesses Have Social Duty to Hire UK Workers says Minister

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

 While figures have certainly improved over the past few months, unemployment remains a key issue standing between Britain and full economic recovery. Although the unemployment rate has fallen at an impressive rate so far this year, sectors such as youth and... Read More

Are We Still Hanging on the Telephone?

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The advent of the internet brought huge changes to the way we communicate. Tools such as Skype have allowed businesses to keep in touch with clients and offices across the world, while social networking now plays a dominant role in advertising and marketing... Read More

Renewed Business Confidence Boosts Regional Office Take-up

Posted on 29 July, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Industry News

There has been an improvement in the regional office market, according to the latest analysis from independent property adviser GVA. Its report, The Big Nine, indicates a more stable economic outlook is raising business confidence and boosting property... Read More

Commercial Property Owners to be Offered Role in BIDs

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

A government consultation has begun to assess methods of enabling commercial property owners to play an active role in Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Mark Prisk wants to bring landlords into the mix BIDs bring local businesses together to draw... Read More