Property

Customer service award shortlisting for Bath housing organisation Curo ranks it among top UK brands

November 26, 2014
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Customer service award shortlisting for Bath housing organisation Curo ranks it among top UK brands

Bath-based housing organisation Curo has been shortlisted alongside major national brands including Marks & Spencer, Homebase and BskyB in the finals of the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards. Curo has been shortlisted in the Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy category of the national awards staged by the Institute of Customer Service, the UK’s professional body for...

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Industrial unit offers rare chance to take space on popular trading estate

November 26, 2014
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Industrial unit offers rare chance to take space on popular trading estate

A 20,000 sq ft industrial building on a popular trading estate has come onto the market. Commercial property agency Kavanaghs has been appointed jointly with Carter Jonas to market the vacant Unit 3 building on the Leafield Industrial Estate in Corsham by Bath-based commercial property developer HPH. The estate, four miles south of J17...

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Logistics group Wincanton’s new commercial director on board to keep it in fast lane for growth

November 25, 2014
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Logistics group Wincanton’s new commercial director on board to keep it in fast lane for growth

Chippenham-based supply chain and logistics firm Wincanton is looking to accelerate its growth after appointing Martin Palmer as commercial director. Mr Palmer, pictured, joins from rival Norbert Dentressangle where he was business development director for four-and-a-half years. Prior to that he was a business unit director at TDG and has also held senior business...

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New business development manager takes up role to grow estate agents group Andrews

November 19, 2014
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New business development manager takes up role to grow estate agents group Andrews

Keynsham-based estate agency chain Andrews plans to grow its network of branches across the South of England after promoting Emma Cox to the new role of business development manager. Emma, pictured, has been promoted as Andrews continues with an ambitious expansion programme. It is market researching new commercial opportunities including existing businesses or greenfield...

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Sofa.com latest upmarket London retailer to select Bath as springboard for national roll-out

November 11, 2014
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Sofa.com latest upmarket London retailer to select Bath as springboard for national roll-out

Another high-end London retailer has chosen Bath as the location for its first store outside the capital. Furniture specialist Sofa.com has opened in The Corridor following the success of its initial outlet in Chelsea. It describes itself as an omnichannel retailer – it started in 2006 as a website before adding a ‘bricks-and-mortar’ offering...

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Jobs boost for Bath as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

November 6, 2014
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Jobs boost for Bath as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

Inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath is on track to hit its target of helping to create 1,380 jobs over two years, new figures show. Since its launch January 2013, the organisation has assisted in generating more than 1,200 jobs by attracting a number of high-profile businesses to the area – and it...

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Life’s a pitch for innovative Bath radon-testing firm as it lands top UK small business award

November 3, 2014
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Life’s a pitch for innovative Bath radon-testing firm as it lands top UK small business award

PropertECO, the Bath-based firm that tests buildings for radon gas, has won the The Pitch 2014, the UK-wide competition to find the country’s best entrepreneurial small businesses. Founded in 2011 by Rebecca Coates and her business partner Martin Freeman, PropertECO is one of the few UK firms involved in testing for radon – the...

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Underground home car parking firm looks to lift Bath out of its parking nightmare

November 3, 2014
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Underground home car parking firm looks to lift Bath out of its parking nightmare

Underground home car parking system firm Cardok UK and specialist property developer Nitor Investments have made their first move in what they hope will be a parking revolution in Bath. The two city-based firms are working together to add Cardok’s revolutionary space-saving electro-hydraulic car lift parking system to a five-bedroom family home in Hermitage...

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Bath specialist property manager takes up post as chairman of trade body

October 28, 2014
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Bath specialist property manager takes up post as chairman of trade body

Martin Perry, managing director of Bath-based West of England Estates Management, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), the trade body for the leasehold management sector. ARMA promotes high standards through advice, training and guidance to its 300-plus members and also produces guidance materials for leaseholders and...

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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

October 20, 2014
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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

Property agency GVA has expanded its regional office agency team with the appointment of Alex Riddell as a senior surveyor. Alex, pictured, joins GVA at a time of strong growth for the South West office in Bristol and its office agency team in particular, which has just been placed at the top of the...

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