Historic estate agency buys up rival’s management and valuations divisions

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Historic estate agency buys up rival’s management and valuations divisions previous nextAgencies & PeopleHistoric estate agency buys up rival’s management and valuations divisions200-year-old firm PS&B, with branches in Brighton and Bognor, says the acquisition will not involve job losses.Nigel Lewis9th February 20210959 Views A historic South Coast estate agency that has been trading since 1825 has bought a key rival as it looks to significantly expand its business.Brighton firm PS&B – formerly Parson, Son and Basley – has bought the block management and property valuation business of rival Graves Jenkins for an undisclosed sum.The acquisition does not involve any job losses, and staff from Graves Jenkins are to transfer to PS&B’s head office where the operation will be rebranded as GJ Survey & Management.The remaining part of the Graves Jenkins is retained by its founder Phil Graves, which includes its commercial and estate agency arms.Michael Barber (pictured) , a director of PS&B, told local media: “We are absolutely thrilled that the purchase of Graves Jenkins block management and valuation sectors has now completed.“It is a move the company has wanted to make for some time and it is wonderful that we were able to acquire such a reputable and long-established brand to sit alongside PS&B.“Our new GJ Surveying and Management arm will enable us to offer our existing and prospective clients an even larger team of staff who be solely focused on block management and valuations.“This will mean PS&B can specialise in our other sectors to include professional services such as valuations, lease extensions, collective enfranchisement and general property management across the region.”PS&B offers a range of services including rented accommodation, commercial property sales and lettings, auctions and professional services such as valuations, lease extensions, collective enfranchisement, and property, block or estate management.Read more about Brighton.PS&B Parson Son and Basley Graves Jenkins Phil Graves Brighton estate agent February 9, 2021Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

Dangerous Liasons

first_imgAlthough Dangerous Liaisons may be best known to many from the 1980s Glenn Close adaptation or it’s more recent incarnation, Cruel Intentions, Quo Vadis’ production stands on its own two feet as a fine example of Oxford’s thespian talent. With its timeless story of intrigue, lust, and revenge, Dangerous Liaisons details the manipulations and seductions of the Marquise de Merteuil and her sparring partner, the caddish Vicomte de Valmont.   Alexander Stewart’s Valmont alternates between a sinister whisper and an assertive roar, stalking his prey around the stage, while Emerald Fennell sparkles as the scheming Marquise, calmly controlling the ingenuous Cécile de Volanges. Although one does spend much of the play watching the actors in profile as they banter across the stage, this heightens the intimacy in the moments where they are physically close. The staging conveys the complicated dance of Parisian aristocratic society, notably emphasising Cecile’s youth and social inexperience. The exchanges between Cécile (Sophie Siem) and a tuneful Chévailer Danceny are a pleasure to watch.  Based on an epistolatory novel, naturally the dialogue is heavily rhetorical and at times may seem artificial, but the cast rise to the challenge of pulling it off without descending into pantomime or farce. Jonathan Rhodes provides a delightful comic touch to his portrayal of Valmont’s manservant, Azolan. Reminiscent of an eighteenth century Reginald Jeeves, Azolan’s cynicism tempers Valmont’s more sinister moments.   Promising stunning costumes, some of which were featured in the recent Kirsten Dunst film, Marie-Antoinette, and with excerpts of contemporary music by Glück, Dangerous Liaisons demonstrates attention to detail and commitment to authenticity. Sure to be even more impressive when installed in the Moser Theatre, this production should appeal to even the most dedicated admirers of Choderlos de Laclos’s literary masterpiece, or of previous adaptations of Hampton’s play.  by Chantal Hadleylast_img read more

Your say: letters

first_imgIn his articles for British Baker Tony Phillips said what most of us think but are too frightened to say. Not for him a mass of meaningless gibberish and jargon, trotted out on every occasion by many so called business leaders.His writings were full of common sense, a commodity in very short supply. He will be greatly missed.Patrick Sullivan, Managing director, Frigova ProduceRoy Flint, a great asset to the NAMB, lost his fight against cancer on Wednesday 4 February. Roy came up through the ranks of the London and South East Region to become the youngest male NAMB president in 1995. From sterling work as chairman of finance, he went on to be a no-nonsense treasurer of the association.Roy was a craft baker as well as a supplier to some major supermarkets. Initially the business was made up of Roy, his dedicated wife Elizabeth, son William in the bakery and James in marketing. William is now heavily involved in health and safety and James joined the police force.Roy was proud of his family and grand-children. In his spare time, he was also a keen sailor. Roy is another character of the NAMB and will be truly missed by those who knew him.Gill Brooks-Lonican, CEO, NAMBRenowned pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre passed away last month.This was particularly sad news for myself, and Honeyrose, as I had the privilege of doing my apprenticeship with him at his Paris school, Ecole Lenôtre, in the mid-1980s. He took me under his wing, perhaps as I was learning French and new to Paris, and encouraged me to join his staff while I finished my training there. I can still remember when Gaston would make the rounds at his school all the apprentices would be terrified – he did not abide incompetence and was highly vocal, not shying from giving public dressing-downs if he felt they were deserved. But he was equally generous in his praise when he found that spark in a student that had tried, that had “it”. We lived for that praise.Once graduating from Ecole Lenôtre, I was honoured to be asked to join his management team, starting with internal staff training at Lenôtre, and then went on to open Lenôtre’s operations into the German market. I started Honeyrose Bakery in the UK, based on craft baking skills I had learned from Gaston Lenôtre.Lenôtre’s Paris production centre had 500 bakers baking by hand, inimitably focusing on quality and taste. He proved that quality hand-baking can be a scale business by growing the company to over 35 stores in 12 countries, then selling it to the hotel group Accor in 1985.Lise Madsen, Founder and MD, Honeyrose Bakerylast_img read more

Mich Turner reveals big plans for the new year

first_imgCelebration cake maker Mich Turner MBE has revealed exciting plans for 2011, including new premium branded cakes for retail, a book, a range of baking utensils and the UK’s first cake-making tuition app.Little Venice Cake Company’s (LVCC) branded cakes feature new packaging and will be priced sub-£10. They arrive following a new licensing arrangement with a cake manufacturer. The cakes include triple-layer couture chocolate truffle cake, decorated with chocolate pine needles and hand-moulded truffle roses; and a triple-layer elegant vanilla velvet cake.An LVCC baking equipment range, to launch in May, will include everything from baking tins to smoothers, knives, scissors, piping bags, nozzles and tools. “We’re looking to upgrade on everything that is currently available, and make it best in class,” said Turner.The smartphone app, set for mid-2010, will feature recipes and how-to masterclasses, with seasonal add-ons, such as Christmas cake decorating. “Our masterclasses have become so popular, not just from people in this country but from overseas, and there’s only so much of me to go around,” explained Turner. “When we have the app, you’ll be able to tap into that expert knowledge, any time, anywhere.”Her next book, Cake Master-class, scheduled for February, is a technical and in-depth series of step-by-step guides. Turner explained: “Being a scientist, it follows quite a scientific approach to the world of baking, filling, frosting, covering and decorating cakes. So there are lots of whys and wherefores behind making things.”l See BB in January for an exclusive Mich Turner masterclasslast_img read more

Gail’s Bakery starts London delivery service

first_imgLondon-based Gail’s Bakery has launched a delivery service to provide London offices with boxes of its products.The service will cater for meetings and employees, and will be delivered for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.The breakfast platters include an offering of the bakery’s top-selling Morning Buns, made with croissant and brioche dough spiked with flavours such as sour cherry with pistachio and chocolate with hazelnut.At lunchtime the bakery offers thick cut sandwiches, sausage rolls and mini brioche bites.It will also provide an afternoon tea offering of sweet treats, and whole cakes.The service will deliver Monday to Friday from 7.30am until 5pm. Gail’s now has 17 bakery sites, and plans to open another in Blackheath, south London, in the coming months.The company was launched in 2005 by founders Tom Molnar and Ran Avidan. It is also backed by Luke Johnson, founder of Pizza Express.last_img read more

Latino Health.

first_img“In the past decade the Latino population in Georgia has grown 300 percent, from 109,000 in 1990 to 435,000 in 2000,” said Rebecca Mullis, chair of the foods and nutrition department in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.”These new residents have a range of health needs that include chronic diseases such as diabetes,” Mullis said. “But coupled with these diseases are a lack of access to health care and cultural barriers that often discourage families from seeking help.”For Doctors, Employers, Churches …The UGA conference is designed for anyone interested in improving the health of Latinos. The cost is $150 ($175 after June 28). Registration information is on the Web site for the Georgia Center for Continuing Education (search for “Latino health”).Among the many Latino health issues covered in the breakout sessions will be drug and alcohol abuse, children’s health and how best to use Latino communications media to convey health messages and information.”We hope those who attend will learn about the Latino culture, find new ways of communicating with the Latino community and be able to identify the components of an effective health program for Latinos,” Mullis said.The conference is being organized by CFACS, the UGA Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, the College of Education and DrTango, Inc., a company that develops and licenses Web-based, health- and diet-related applications and content in Spanish and Portuguese.Funding is provided by Coca-Cola, Atlanta Gas Light, Gold Kist, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Human Resources.For more information on the conference, call the Georgia Center at (706) 542-2134.last_img read more

Proper lawn care

first_imgSome good options for applying pre-emergence herbicides and fertilizers are as follows:Apply the pre-emergent herbicide alone, then apply fertilizer several weeks later.Use combination fertilizer products that do not contain nitrogen. Potassium is a good fertilizer for late winter or early spring application. Products that combine potassium fertilizer (like 0-0-7) are better choices than those that contain nitrogen. The key to using pre-emergence herbicide and fertilizer on home lawns is timing. The common pitfall is to apply either (or both) of these products too early. Early application of fertilizer can lead to early green-up, which means your lawn may look prettier sooner, but it will also be more likely to be damaged by late, cold weather. Fertilizing too early can also lead to turf disease problems. Plant roots that are still dormant may not take up any nitrogen that is applied too early. Therefore, fertilizers will be lost through leaching and runoff.Apply at optimal timesContrary to many advertisements you’ll see in the springtime for herbicide and fertilizer combination products (commonly called “weed and feed” treatments), the two actually should not be applied at the same time. It can be done (and face it…time-wise, it’s all many of us may be able to do with our hectic schedules), but that means that one of the two components will not be used at the optimal time.For the best weed control, pre-emergence herbicide should be applied before weeds emerge. Suggested application dates for pre-emergence herbicides being used on annual grasses are March 1 to March 20. So, get busy.These dates typically correspond to the time when soil temperatures begin to reach 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature at which crabgrass will germinate. (See the University of Georgia website www.georgiaweather.net for current soil temperatures.)Also try to time your lawn fertilization based on soil temperatures. It is recommended to hold off on the first, spring nitrogen application until the soil temperatures at a 4-inch depth are consistently 65 degrees and rising. Nitrogen application is typically 30 to 45 days after the application time for pre-emergent herbicide for summer-annual, grassy-weed control products.Application tips For more good information on timing your lawn maintenance tasks, check the Georgia Turf website at www.georgiaturf.com.last_img read more

5 best mobile banking features that make your financial life easier

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If it’s been ages since you’ve set foot inside a bank or opened an account statement, you probably have mobile banking to thank. Mobile banking apps are designed to make our financial lives easier and the best mobile banking features make us wonder how we ever got by without them.Functions like mobile deposit have become standard, but newer features allow you to send money to a friend by voice command, set up an ATM withdrawal remotely or get a reminder when a big expense is about to clear. And for consumers in 2020, any features that eliminate points of contact and the need to handle cash or cards can be a big plus.“What we’ve seen is an exponential increase in the awareness and adoption of contactless payments,” says Richard Crone, founder of mobile payments research firm Crone Consulting. continue reading »last_img read more

Solskjaer excited after seeing Fernandes excel with game-winning trait

first_img “Bruno Fernandes is quicker than he looks. Very excited by having him in. “He has come in, given everyone a boost and wants to conduct a game. There are big games coming up now. “The thing that matters in football is scoring goals and that is what Mason Greenwood does.” United return to Old Trafford on Thursday when they welcome Club Brugge, looking to progress to the last 16 of the Europa League following a 1-1 draw in Belgium on Thursday. Read Also:Bruno Fernandes Can Cope Well With Expectations – Bolasie After that, the Red Devils play Everton at Goodison Park before an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Derby County FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 January arrival Fernandes had shown glimpses of his talent in a 2-0 defeat of Chelsea earlier this week but he came to life by scoring and setting up the two other goals in United’s 3-0 win over Watford. The Hornets did have their chances but Fernandes was clinical as he opened his Red Devils account through a penalty, before Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood finished the visitors off. The result is United’s second successive Premier League clean sheet but it was Fernandes’ performance that Solskjaer was more pleased with. “A very good win, two good wins and two clean sheets, some goals to celebrate, now we want to kick on,” the manager told BBC Sport. “I thought first half we started by gifting them some good opportunities and gradually we created more and more chances.Advertisement Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is “very excited” by Bruno Fernandes’ potential at the club after the midfielder’s contributions against Watford. Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Nowlast_img read more

Mba goes spiritual hopeful of return to active football

first_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Former Super Eagles ace Sunday Mba may be out of contract, but the former Yeni Malatyaspor of Turkey attacking midfielder is not taking his relationship with God lightly. The 30 year old who parted ways with the Turkish club in September 2017 has continued to seek ways of returning to the game he loves so much but is doing that with a lot of prayer back up. In what could pass for speaking out of the abundance of the heart, Mba who netted the winning goal in Super Eagles triumph in the 2013 Nations cup in South Africa took to the social media Tuesday to reveal his total believe in God’s ability to make things happen. “I have gone far with God, no turning back” he enthused. The former Rangers international ace has been unattached since leaving the Turkish club he joined in 2015 from French side  Cercle Athlétique Bastiais popularly called CA Bastia. He made combined 97 appearances for both clubs with 13 goals to his credit. Sunday Mba last featured for Turkish side Yeni MalatyasporAdvertisement Despite being inactive since leaving Turkey, Mba insists his interest remains in football adding that he is working hard on it. He however admitted that some element of luck is needed to get back in the frame “My desire is to get back into club football and I am working hard to start playing again. ‪”Football is everything I have and I cannot just give up. I believe there’s something out there for me,” he told BBC Sport. If there is one thing Mba is however ready to nurture, it is hope that opportunity will come even as he continues to shape up amidst prayers Read Also Sunday Mba searches for club after two years of inactive football “As a free agent, things are not really that easy, but you can only be hopeful. First you’d need the luck to find someone that believes in you and ready to give you a chance. I’ve continued to stay in shape, train daily and be physically ready for any opportunity,” he added FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more