Property

Destination development expert’s arrival widens Colliers’ service offering in South West

August 15, 2017
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Destination development expert’s arrival widens Colliers’ service offering in South West

Commercial property specialist Colliers International’s South West office has added expertise in developing leisure destinations to its range of services following the appointment of an associate director who has worked with clients such as London’s Olympic Park, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Trust. Matt Hyslop, who has more than 10 years’...

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Sale to larger rival helps Keynsham timber merchant grow its branches

August 10, 2017
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Sale to larger rival helps Keynsham timber merchant grow its branches

Keynsham-based timber and sheet materials specialist Avon Plywood has been acquired by larger competitor Sydenhams in a deal handled by legal experts from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. Avon Plywood, which was established in 1983 as an importer of wood-based materials and timber into Bristol, is now one of the UK’s largest suppliers...

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Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Modest growth ahead as uncertainty weighs on businesses

August 10, 2017
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Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Modest growth ahead as uncertainty weighs on businesses

By Donna Kehoe, Bank of England agent for the South West of England I always enjoy the conversations I have each day with those running businesses, charities and other organisations here in the South West. These discussions provide an up-to-the-minute insight into what’s really happening in the economy across the UK. And at the...

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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

August 8, 2017
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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has joined an elite group of legal practices that have been independently recognised for the high-quality advice they offer to residential property leaseholders. Just a handful of South West law firms are members of the influential Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), the professional...

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‘Elegant and luxurious’ boutique B&B sold to experienced Bath hoteliers as market remains strong

August 4, 2017
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‘Elegant and luxurious’ boutique B&B sold to experienced Bath hoteliers as market remains strong

Bath-based hoteliers Tim and Ros Forester have acquired the city’s luxury boutique bed and breakfast Dorian House in a deal backed by NatWest and with advice from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. The couple, who previously owned Bath’s Duke’s Hotel, bought the historic 13-bedroom property, pictured, for an undisclosed sum through their new...

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Pearson May Financial Update: The Let Property Campaign and undeclared lettings income

August 4, 2017
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Pearson May Financial Update: The Let Property Campaign and undeclared lettings income

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced the Let Property Campaign over three years ago. At that time, it was expected to last 18 months. However, no end date has been set, writes Pearson May partner Nick Oliver.   Campaigns such as the Let Property Campaign generate revenue quickly and ensure future tax for HMRC...

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New appointments and contracts at Almeda as it builds for record year

August 4, 2017
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New appointments and contracts at Almeda as it builds for record year

Facilities management firm Almeda has appointed four new members of staff as it gears up for a record 2017. Lyndsay Scriven and Matt Coombs have joined the Keynsham-based firm as junior facilities engineers, delivering hard services of mechanical and engineering maintenance to sites across the South West, while James Wilcox arrives as resident handyman...

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Former fire station proves hot property after developer pays more than double guide price

August 3, 2017
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Former fire station proves hot property after developer pays more than double guide price

The former fire station in Keynsham has been sold for redevelopment at more than twice the asking price – an indication, according to agents Alder King, of the strength of the market and lack of freehold properties. Alder King said it was “inundated” with potential buyers after it put the disused building and yard,...

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‘Stop dithering and think big’ plea to West bosses as Metro Mayor launches draft economic blueprint

July 31, 2017
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‘Stop dithering and think big’ plea to West bosses as Metro Mayor launches draft economic blueprint

West of England business and local authority leaders have been urged to “stop dithering” and help develop a stronger regional economy that builds on its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for innovation and creativity. The recently formed West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is drawing up a new economic blueprint for...

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Planning green light for Longleat hotel and conference centre

July 31, 2017
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Plans to build a 240-room hotel at Longleat have been approved by Wiltshire Council, bringing the development and potentially 300 new jobs a step closer. The scheme, which would also include business conference facilities and a water park, must now receive the green light from Highways England. It is still investigating the likely impact...

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