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  • IoF to conduct review of Codes of Practice

    first_img Howard Lake | 31 October 2011 | News IoF to conduct review of Codes of Practice  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Law / policy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Institute of Fundraising is to carry out a full review of the best practice ./guidance contained in its Codes of Fundraising Practice. The review will take place between now (October 2011) and March 2012 with recommendations presented to all relevant audiences in April 2012.The review will look at all aspects of the Codes, how fundraisers view and use them and the changes that could be made to improve the way they are used. The Institute wants to make sure they are universally used and accessible to all and will be consulting with all its members and other leading organisations and sector bodies to ensure the widest range of views are gained. All feedback will be collected and assessed b the IoF as part of the review process.The IoF will contact all members and a survey and codes feedback form together with more information about the reivew is available on the Institute’s website www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

  • New TCU safety app FrogShield available now

    first_imgBranson Nelson Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ ReddIt printFor National Preparedness Month, TCU is introducing a safety and security app that will give users quick access to the TCU Police Department and other campus resources.Adrian Andrews, associate vice chancellor of public safety, said he wanted to introduce the app during orientation but decided to wait until late September.The app, which is available in the App Store and Google Play, has several functions.TCU has launched a new campus safety app for students and faculty. Photo courtesy of the FrogShield appPressing the top, orange button on the app will call the TCU Police Department. Students should always call TCU PD over the Fort Worth Police Department. Calling Fort Worth PD leads to their dispatcher calling TCU if the emergency is on campus.“I don’t think a lot of people have the TCU emergency number memorized,” said Annie Feeley, a sophomore speech pathology major. “It will be good to have an app that will contact them quickly.”The Anonymous Report option allows users to alert the police department of any ongoing issues. App users can photograph or take video of crimes in progress and submit a tip.The FriendWatch button is another safety feature.“You hit the FriendWatch button if you’re going out for a run or something, you can let friends know that after this timer runs out in 60 minutes or whatever, it will call the friend to let them know you aren’t there,” Andrews said. “It won’t call the police department, this one is just for friends.”The Campus Resources option provides contact numbers, campus crime information, parking and transportation maps and other police services.“I think this new app will be really beneficial to students,” said Sophie Leonardo, a sophomore speech pathology major. “It will be nice to have quick, easy access to some important TCU resources.”The services button will give students the option to quickly call Froggie Five-0 and look at safety and shuttle route maps.“FrogShield is free and it takes less than a minute to download,” Andrews said. “We just haven’t told the masses yet. We are going to roll it out with a big campaign and hand out little business cards and try to get everybody to sign up on it.” TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Previous articleFootball looks to hit reset button in midst of two-game losing streakNext articleWorld Leaders Forum challenges students to do great things Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Facebook Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/center_img Linkedin Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Facebook + posts Twitter ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

  • REMOTAIR, par Alisea: comment la Covid-19 stimule la créativité et aboutit à la conception…

    first_img Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebook REMOTAIR, par Alisea: comment la Covid-19 stimule la créativité et aboutit à la conception de solutions innovantes d’amélioration des systèmes CVC Previous articleCoinsure Launches Quick Trade Mobile App  Next articleSignifier Medical Ushers In New Era of Treatment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring with FDA Approval of eXciteOSA Device Digital AIM Web Support Facebook MEZZANINO, Italie–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 8, 2021– Alisea présente REMOTAIR®, la première solution utilisant l’intelligence artificielle pour assurer la surveillance permanente du fonctionnement et de la propreté des systèmes CVC (chauffage, ventilation et climatisation). La technologie en instance de brevet de REMOTAIR® signale aux utilisateurs tout événement critique; de plus, elle fournit également un diagnostic préventif pour protéger la santé et la sécurité des personnes dans les environnements industriels, commerciaux et résidentiels. Des algorithmes spéciaux, mis au point après cinq années de recherche et d’essais, analysent les variables fournies par les capteurs et les technologies de collecte de données intégrés au système. REMOTAIR® est une création originale d’Alisea s.r.l, chef de file du secteur de la gestion des systèmes CVC et du nettoyage sur le marché italien. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005388/fr/ Andrea Casa – Alisea C.E.O. (Photo: Business Wire) «Parmi les nombreux atouts de REMOTAIR , citons en particulier ses capacités de diagnostic ainsi que de gestion continue de différents appareils de désinfection et de purification de l’air, dont le fonctionnement correct est contrôlé en temps réel, déclare Andrea Casa, directeur général d’Alisea et directeur international de la N.A.D.C.A. (National Air Duct Cleaners Association). En cas d’anomalie, le système émet automatiquement une alerte, ce qui permet aux techniciens d’intervenir immédiatement pour procéder aux interventions de maintenance et de désinfection visant à restaurer la propreté et l’efficacité opérationnelle. En outre, grâce à l’intelligence artificielle dont elle est dotée, la solution REMOTAIR® est capable de développer des fonctions d’auto-apprentissage d’analyse prédictive afin d’anticiper, très longtemps à l’avance, tout danger potentiel pour la santé humaine. D’où une optimisation des coûts, surtout en termes d’interventions et de maintenance, ces coûts pouvant s’avérer élevés lorsque la contamination d’un système a déjà eu lieu. REMOTAIR® représente un véritable changement de paradigme qui permettra aux employeurs de démontrer que leurs systèmes CVC sont toujours propres et de protéger ainsi leur entreprise contre tout risque juridique pouvant survenir à cause de la contamination d’un système. » Alisea est présente depuis plus de 20 années sur le marché italien en tant que premier prestataire de services de nettoyage de conduits de ventilation CVC. La Société s’est appuyée sur cette longue expérience et sur d’étroites collaborations avec des centres de recherche publics et privés pour développer REMOTAIR®. «Nous sommes maintenant en train de former les partenariats commerciaux internationaux qui soutiendront REMOTAIR . Notre but est d’associer la technologie, le vaste savoir-faire et les capacités de notre Société et les systèmes de gestion des installations CVC de tout bâtiment commercial, industriel ou résidentiel, partout dans le monde», conclut Andrea Casa. Consultez la version source sur businesswire.com :https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005388/fr/ Contact médias: Valerio [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES ITALY NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HARDWARE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE BUILDING SYSTEMS COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY GENERAL HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASES OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HEALTH MOBILE/WIRELESS SOURCE: Alisea Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005388/frcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

  • Researchers Say Real Wage Growth Since Recession is Slower Compared to Other Recoveries

    first_img About Author: Brian Honea  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago April 9, 2015 1,129 Views Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Housing Market Real Wage Growth U.S. Economy 2015-04-09 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Researchers Say Real Wage Growth Since Recession is Slower Compared to Other Recoveries Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported real wage growth of 22 cents year-over-year in February up to $10.54 per hour, researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland have conducted their own study and discovered that real wage growth and real compensation since the end of the recession are slower compared with other recoveries.Researchers Filippo Occhino and Timothy Stehulak from the Cleveland Fed reported that real wage growth per hour – hourly earnings adjusted for inflation – has risen by only 0.5 percent since the end of the recession. While they say temporary factors may explain some of the slow wage growth, the researchers point to longer-term economic changes such as a slowdown in labor productivity (average growth of only 1.46 percent since 2004 and 0.85 percent since 2010) and a decline in labor’s share of income as factors that played a large role in real wage growth depression.Occhino and Stehulak said one reason for slow wage growth was slowly rising prices – though they don’t completely account for the slow wage growth, since wages still rose slowly when the effect of inflation is subtracted. Real wages and real compensation grew by only 1.2 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively, in 2014. The real wage growth reported by Occhino and Stehulak was slightly more than half the growth that was reported by the BLS (2.1 percent) over nearly the same period.”In fact, real wages have been rising slowly for several years,” Occhino and Stehulak wrote. “Measuring from the end of the Great Recession, real wages have barely risen—real compensation per hour has risen only by 0.5 percent, much less than at this point in past recoveries. The lack of strong wage growth has been one factor that has held down the growth of income, consumer spending, and the recovery.”Economists such as Doug Duncan at Fannie Mae have said robust wage growth is necessary in order for the economy to recover and make his prediction come to pass that the economy will “drag housing upward” in 2015. Duncan and others remain optimistic for the economy – and for housing – in 2015 despite recent reports of an economic slowdown in Q1.Looking ahead, the two Cleveland Fed researchers said, “Wage growth will likely pick up in the short run, as inflation rises and labor market conditions strengthen further. In the longer run, whether average real wage growth remains lower than in the past will depend on whether trend productivity growth continues to be low and whether other fundamental economic forces cause further declines in the labor share of income.” Tagged with: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Housing Market Real Wage Growth U.S. Economycenter_img Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 4/10/2015 Next: RedVision Makes New Appointments for Sales, Operations Leadership Positions Researchers Say Real Wage Growth Since Recession is Slower Compared to Other Recoveries Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articleslast_img read more

  • Man in court charged with nine Buncrana burglaries

    first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – March 7, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ A man has appeared in Letterkenny Court this morning charged with nine counts of burglary and one count of theft.19 year-old Thomas Ward, who lives in Buncrana, was remanded in custody to appear before Harrowstown Court tomorrow.Gardai says the man was arrested on Tuesday evening following an appeal on Highland Radio Radio, gardai have thanked the public for their assistance.Mr Ward is the second man arrested and charged  following a spate of robberies in Buncrana last weekend. Twitter Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Man in court charged with nine Buncrana burglaries News WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleSignificant illegal cigarette seizure in LetterkennyNext articleLetterkenny solicitor raises concerns about Donegal water supply News Highland last_img read more

  • Paul enjoys being ‘in the field’

    first_img Don Paul has been “in the field” since he was big enough to drive a tractor.And, while he was behind the wheel, he must have gotten bitten by a pesky bug that caused farming to get in his blood.“I loved being on the farm and I haven’t gotten over I, yet,” Paul said. You Might Like TRMC: Doctor must reapply for privileges A doctor whose license was recently reinstated will have to reapply for privileges at Troy Regional Medical Center, hospital staff… read more Published 6:27 am Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Paul enjoys being ‘in the field’ Latest Stories Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Paul recently participated in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to improve the grazing plan for his farm. He installed a 240-foot well, which he said was rather deep for his part of the county.“The average well is 110 feet but we went a lot deeper because we wanted a good water supply,” he said. “I ran pipelines to troughs to provide clean water for the livestock and installed cross fencing to aid in rotational grazing.”Paul completed his EQIP contract, which was administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, in a timely manner. He is also involved in the management of 40 acres of family land established to plant pine.Paul and his wife, Amy, live on the farm. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I got interested in beef cattle about 40 years ago, when I raised my first calf along with my dad’s herd,” he said. “I thought then that raising beef cattle was something that I would enjoy and I do enjoy it. I work with Air Tech, so it’s really like two jobs but the cattle keep me ‘on the farm.”Paul maintains a herd of 60 brood cows and has two farms, one in the “bluegrass” around Henderson and the other in Crenshaw County.His 160-acre Pike County farm is located in the Henderson community. The farm has 120 acres of Bahia grass pasture, 40 acres of Hybrid Bermuda for hay and the remainder is in forest for steam protection and shade.“Each year, I over seed pasture and hay land with annual ryegrass for grazing and hay production,” he said. “I fertilize with chicken litter and mineral fertilizer and control weeds chemically and mechanically. Odd areas of pasture are planted for food plots for wildlife.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author His efforts earned him the 2011 Pike County Farm-City Conservation Award, presented during a banquet hosted by the  Pike County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee last week.Paul was a row crop farmer for several years and he and his dad operated a hay baling business.He enjoyed row crop farming because of the closeness to the land but now he concentrates on raising beef cattle. Print Articlelast_img read more

  • Security guard claims self-defense in fatal shooting at Denver protest; victim identified

    first_imgkali9/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(DENVER) — A private security guard jailed on suspicion of murder charges claims he fatally shot a U.S. Navy veteran in self-defense during a weekend confrontation that erupted amid opposing protests by right- and left-wing groups in Denver, according to his attorney.Matthew Dolloff, 30, who was working as a bodyguard for a local TV news crew, claims he feared for his life and opened fire when the alleged victim reached into his shirt, his lawyer, Doug Richards, told the Associated Press.“He was doing what he was supposed to be doing there,” Richards said of Dolloff, who was hired to protect a KUSA-TV news crew covering dueling protests on Saturday in a courtyard near the Denver Art Museum and just several blocks from the state Capitol Building.Lee Keltner, 49, was shot to death in the confrontation with Dolloff, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. Keltner’s death was ruled a homicide.Police raced to the scene of the shooting and immediately took Dolloff into custody at gunpoint. Dolloff is being held in jail pending the outcome of a homicide investigation, according to the Denver Police Department.Denver investigators refuted rumors that Dolloff was a member of Antifa, a militant left-wing political movement.The shooting unfolded at 3:37 p.m. local time following a “verbal altercation,” Division Chief Joe Montoya of the Denver Police Department said at a news conference Saturday evening.According to a police affidavit supporting an arrest warrant for Dolloff on one count of first-degree murder, Keltner was leaving a rally organized by a right-wing group when he ran into Dolloff.“Both men yelled and postured, leading several witnesses … to believe the men may engage in a physical altercation,” causing one witness to try to separate the men, according to the police affidavit obtained by ABC News.Photos of the incident taken by a photographer for the Denver Post showed Keltner initially appear to slap Dolloff in the face. Other photos taken by the Post photographer showed Dolloff drawing a semiautomatic handgun and aiming it at Keltner, who appeared to be spraying a can of pepper spray.In another photo, Keltner is seen splayed on the ground, a can of pepper spray next to his body, as Dolloff continued to point his gun at him.Police investigators said they also reviewed video from witness cell phones and police surveillance cameras that captured the deadly confrontation.“Mr. Keltner strikes Mr. Dolloff in the side of the head with an open hand. Mr. Dolloff is then observed drawing a handgun from his waistband, aiming it a Lee Keltner and shooting once, striking Mr. Keltner, as Mr. Keltner discharges his OC spray,” the affidavit reads. “Mr. Keltner collapsed to the ground.”Montoya said two guns and a can of Mace were recovered at the scene. Police officials declined to say on Monday who the guns belonged to.“This was a very clear case of Matt acting in self-defense,” Richards told The Denver Post.Dolloff has not been formally charged in connection with the fatal shooting.Richards did not immediately respond on Tuesday to a request for comment from ABC News.The shooting followed dueling demonstrations in Denver’s Civic Center Park, one organized by a local right-wing group that billed the event as a “Patriot Muster” and counterprotest left-wing organizers called a “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive.”KUSA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Denver, released a statement confirming Dolloff was hired through a private security company to provide protection to its news crew covering the two demonstrations.“It has been the practice of 9NEWS for a number of months to hire private security to accompany staff at protests,” KUSA said in the statement.The shooting is the latest in a series of fatal shootings that have occurred at protests in recent months throughout the nation.Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder stemming from the Aug. 25 fatal shootings of two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who were part of a protest over the police shooting that left Jacob Blake Jr., a 29-year-old Black man, paralyzed. Rittenhouse, who has yet to enter a plea to the charges, is being held in jail in his home state of Illinois and his attorneys have been fighting extradition to Wisconsin.On Aug. 29, Aaron “Jay” Danielson, 39, a supporter of a right-wing group called Patriot Prayer and a pro-Trump demonstrator, was shot to death amidst opposing protests in Portland, Oregon. Michael Reinoehl, 48, who was providing security for Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, was identified by authorities as a suspect in Danielson’s death.Reinoehl was shot and killed by authorities on Sept. 3 in Lacey, Washington, when he allegedly pointed a gun at members of a federal task force that was about to arrest him, officials said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Do employees benefit from employee benefits?

    first_img Staff benefits schemes seem to be a hot topic at the moment so I thought I’d chime in with my thoughts….In years gone by the company car, paid phone bill’s or company credit card were pretty much the in domain of the professionals at the top of their game working in the most generous of companies. Now though, almost akin to my blog post on gimmicky long interview processes, companies seem to be using the benefits they offer as a marketing tool, and the list of what is being offered is getting longer and longer. There’ nothing wrong with that, but let’s dissect it a little.In recent times there has been a lot of debate over what is considered a generous benefits programme and what is going too far. For example, I refer to Facebook and Apple who opted for a very polarizing benefit of freezing any female employee’s eggs (most suggest in a bid to allow feeling more at ease delaying having children). Or Google California, as another example who trucked in snow to create a snowy wonderland for its staff. Times are of course changing and our wants and needs are evolving with the times. I totally get that we are not programmed in the same way that we were 50 years ago where social norms almost pre-defined at what ages children would enter our lives, or when we should be allowed to enjoy a brisk walk in the snow, but is this taking a “company benefit” too far?In a few less extreme examples such-as, orgs employing chefs to cook meals each day for staff, full gym in-house or even sleep pods. These all sound amazing, right? And who wouldn’t want a part of that, but something that is also worth thinking about is – Are we then blurring the lines further between our professional worlds and our personal worlds? And indeed, is this a good or bad thing? We have already seen a huge shift towards technology interoperability and never being too far away from a piece of tech that could see us struggle to “switch off” in our personal time, but we are now looking at a new age where the comforts of home-life are being brought to the office.This is not to say I wouldn’t dive straight into a sleep-pod given the chance – just food for thought and I’d be keen to hear other perspective on where boundaries should be in the creation of a solid benefits scheme… Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Read full article Do employees benefit from employee benefits?Shared from missc on 17 Jun 2015 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

  • Countrywide Residential Lettings Celebrate ‘100 Deals’

    first_imgCountrywide plc has capitalised on the growth of the UK rental market and significantly increased its regional footprint.Over the past five years Countrywide has invested over £80 million in acquiring over 100 lettings businesses throughout England and Scotland. During that period, Countrywide has opened over 100 offices in a number of key town and city locations.In celebration of succeeding more than 100 acquisitions during that period of time, Countrywide Residential Lettings held a celebratory boat trip last week. The boat trip launched from Embankment Pier, London and began with a Champagne reception followed by a River Thames tour of London Countrywide employees enjoyed a gala dinner.Commenting on the event, John Hards, Managing Director, Countrywide Residential Lettings: “Countrywide has a unique ability to grow businesses by ensuring they operate autonomously, retain their local heritage and benefit from Countrywide’s ongoing investment and support.“We have built a very strong and successful network of branches in the UK, via strategic acquisitions and new branch openings and we are delighted to be able to celebrate ‘100 Deals’. We would like to thank DWF legal businesses who sponsored the event.“Countrywide Residential Lettings value the importance of all our acquisitions and it is important to us that we work with and develop all our brands professionally and with care. Events such as these recognise the determination and continued hard work of our employees.”Meanwhile, Countrywide plc has agreed significant investment in Europe’s first property innovation focused fund, Pi Labs, bringing the total investment of the fund to more than £320,000.Pi Labs was created in October 2014 through a strategic partnership between global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield and venture capitalists Spire Ventures.Countrywide plc has stated their intention to back innovation in the property sector and agreed to invest a significant amount in the Pi Labs fund. The fund is hosted on Seedrs, which is an equity crowdfunding platform that allows members of the public to invest alongside institutional investors and corporate entities, such as Spire Ventures and Cushman & Wakefield, in a ready-made portfolio of companies.Five start-ups, which were selected from over 200 business plans received, have joined the fund’s first accelerator programme of 2015, with another cycle scheduled for later this year. Each intake will initially comprise five companies and culminate with a ‘Demo Day’ where each start-up will present to a group of London’s top investors.Entrepreneur Faisal Butt, Founder and CEO of Pi Labs, created the three-month bi-annual programme which will provide funding, mentors and office space for the most exciting new wave of ‘proptech’ start-ups at the iconic Second Home, situated in the heart of east London’s ‘Tech City’.Graham Bell (left), Finance Director of Countrywide plc, said: “Countrywide is excited and proud to support the UK’s first property technology accelerator. We are passionate about supporting innovation in our sector and were one of the early investors in both Rightmove and Zoopla, amongst others. We hope companies who join PiLabs will benefit from the expertise that our nationwide business has to offer, and we look forward to working with the teams to help them grow their businesses further.”lettings 100 lettings acquisitions Countrywide March 10, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Countrywide Residential Lettings Celebrate ‘100 Deals’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleCountrywide Residential Lettings Celebrate ‘100 Deals’Countrywide held a celebratory boat trip to celebrate more than 100 acquisitions, while the firm has invested in Europe’s first property innovation focused fund.PROPERTYdrum10th March 20150627 Viewslast_img read more

  • 225-year-old estate agency shuts up shop without warning

    first_imgAn historic estate agency which has been trading since 1785 has closed in Bath without any prior notice.Pritchards Estate Agents has specialised in prime property in and around Bath and is based on Quiet Street in the city centre. It is run by managing director Michael Hughes, who has headed-up the company since at least the early noughties.Despite being the oldest independent estate agency in Bath, its single branch has now shut up shop and the company’s sales telephone line rings straight to an answering machine which reveals the agency has ceased trading, while its lettings line goes unanswered.As well as Hughes, four further members of staff are believed to be affected by the business’s demise including an office manager, two administrators and a senior negotiator.Recent accountsThe company behind the agency, Pritchard & Partners Ltd, appears to have been trading normally until now and published its most recent accounts in November.Records show the company owns its high street premises without a mortgage.Pritchards’ website is still live, saying that: “We are the premier choice for those seeking to buy, sell, let or rent property in the city.“With an unrivalled wealth of experience to draw upon, we know exactly what is required to achieve the very best results for our clients, providing professional advice and guidance every step of the way.”Its four existing available rental properties are still marketed via OnTheMarket but there are no sales properties available either on its own website or via the portal.pritchards michael Hughes Bath February 3, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » 225-year-old estate agency shuts up shop without warning previous nextAgencies & People225-year-old estate agency shuts up shop without warningBath’s oldest estate agency suddenly closed its doors on Friday with only a voicemail message to tell those enquiring of its demise.Nigel Lewis3rd February 202003,134 Viewslast_img read more