Monthly Archives: September 2013

Property Investors turn to Regional Markets

Posted on 30 September, 2013 by Neil Bird under Commercial Sales and Lets

Domestic property investors are turning towards the regions as overseas money continues to dominate the London Market, according to Knight Frank. The news follows a series of reports suggesting that the improving economy is stimulating demand and the boom in... Read More

Glasgow Fort Development Opens Ahead of Schedule

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

With a number of new leisure and retail developments currently undergoing work across the country, developers are in a race against time to ensure theirs will be current, popular and achieve optimum footfall levels. This is why so many are working overtime to... Read More

Furniture and Carpet Sales Growth reaches 17 Year High

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The recent boom in housing has led to an increase in consumer enthusiasm for home furnishings, with chains such as B&Q and Homebase greatly benefiting from a marked rise in sales. In turn, this factor has led to huge improvements in the economy as a... Read More

Rural English Estates Performing Well for Investors

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Industry News

Rural English estates have continued to perform well against other asset classes, according to the results of a new survey. The Saville 2013 Benchmarking Survey results showed that the average gross income on all estates grew by 5.3 per cent to £212... Read More

Dunkin Donuts Returns to the UK after 20 Years

Posted on 29 September, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Dunkin' Donuts, the US chain, is to make a second attempt to crack the UK market. The American chain, which pulled out of Britain in the mid-nineties as its sugary offerings and coffee failed to win over customers in the UK, plans to open 150 restaurants... Read More

Energy Firm SSE to offer Employees a Living Wage

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

While job creation is on the rise and the unemployment rate has significantly stabilised, many British workers still find themselves short of cash as a direct result of low pay or underemployment. Many believe this issue could be solved by employers... Read More

Demand for US Commercial Property Loans Expected to Rise

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Wall Street banks will soon be faced with an increase in demand from borrowers seeking commercial property loans in the wake of the Federal Reserve's announcement to maintain its current pace of stimulus measures, according to JPMorgan. Interest rates... Read More

Online Retailer Amazon Recruits for Christmas

Posted on 28 September, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Amazon has announced it is recruiting more than 15,000 seasonal staff across the UK to meet customer demand in the run-up to Christmas. The US internet retailer, which is expanding its UK operations, said it expected hundreds of the temporary staff... Read More

Business Rates Clobber the North

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

Consensus emerging that system is no longer fit for purpose This week Labour leader Ed Miliband pledged to freeze business rates if his party is successful at the next election. While this has been cautiously welcomed by the business and commercial property... Read More

Harrods set for Revamp without Impacting on Architecture

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Top Properties

Harrods, the famous Knightsbridge department store, is set to undergo a multi-million pound revamp which won’t have any detrimental effect on its historic architecture. The main part of the revamp will involve the installation of a new escalator in... Read More