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Posted on 6:00am Thursday 21st November 2013
Doolittle & Dalley’s commercial department has seen another month of sustained interest in commercial property throughout the Wyre Forest area, with not only small factory units being let, but also for the first time in two years there seems to be a slight improvement with regard to the letting of offices.
Posted on 6:00am Thursday 14th November 2013
Estate agent David Jones of Allan Morris & Jones looks at how to get the very best from your property sale during the winter months.
Posted on 4:05pm Wednesday 30th October 2013
Richard Branson believes there is nothing more important than hiring the right team, taking personality as well as qualifications into account...
Posted on 7:00am Thursday 24th October 2013
Throughout the Wyre Forest area there are signs that the economic recovery is continuing, as far as commercial property is concerned, but perhaps not at quite such a pace as seemed the pace several months ago.
Posted on 5:00pm Friday 27th September 2013
FOR some time we have been reporting that there were signs of a general improvement in the economy which was filtering through from manufacturing and is starting to have an effect on the local economy overall. The announcement by the Bank of England to keep interest rates fixed for up to three years, has added that extra bit of confidence, such that for the first time in a long time, it is possible to see further than six months ahead and that the general economic situation should improve.
Posted on 4:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013
Camila Batmangeldish from the charity 'Kids Company' gave a very moving and compelling address at the UK Community Foundation conference highlighting the vital support they give to some of the UKs most vulnerable youngsters.
Posted on 2:55pm Tuesday 17th September 2013
Naturally, paying employees higher salaries has some huge benefits. Looking at recruitment alone, a higher starting salary has the benefit of making your company more attractive to prospective candidates.
Posted on 3:48pm Tuesday 10th September 2013
Before you describe somebody as a dumb jock or silly cheerleader, bite your tongue; sporting prowess has long been linked with success in business. But is the link overstated?
Posted on 11:10am Tuesday 20th August 2013
An ageing population - and a need for many others to adjust their lifestyles according to their pocket - means that ‘downsizing’ has become the buzz word in today’s property world. Estate agent David Jones, head of Allan Morris & Jones with offices in Bewdley, Stourport and Kidderminster, takes a closer look at this new phenomenon.
Posted on 10:31am Friday 16th August 2013
According to popular press reports, the UK Government are currently strongly supporting energy efficiency measures as a clear strategy to reduce carbon emissions and meet the EU target to reduce nationwide co2 emissions by 20% by the year 2020.
Posted on 11:47am Thursday 15th August 2013
With firms UK wide pinching the pennies where they can, is it any wonder that getting the most out of the energy has crept up the list of priorities. As energy bills show no signs of slowing, addressing the best way to use this energy is fast becoming a priority for many businesses.
Posted on 11:20am Tuesday 13th August 2013
When hunting for a new employee, it's tempting to just pay the first recruiter who fills the role. This means you lose out on quality of service, bulk discounts and much more. Find out why.
Posted on 11:21am Tuesday 13th August 2013
As the future of fossil fuels and alternative methods of energy extraction remain unstable around the world, due to carbon policies and worldwide targets, the change in attitude is consistent; stay away from these energy investment opportunities.
Posted on 9:00am Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Signs are that private investment is now starting to infiltrate Kidderminster Town Centre, with several rejuvenation schemes either started or planned.
Posted on 2:50pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Often, when people leave their jobs, it is due to poor relationships with managers or colleagues. You’ll never please all of the people all of the time, but here are some ‘people skills’ that all good managers should have.
As we head through the new millennium, it is becoming more apparent that utilities prices are consistently heading just one way, up. With speculation of power-shortages and attempts by the UK Government to regulate energy tariffs, we take a look at how the energy market has changed and where industry experts believe that it is headed.
Posted on 6:20am Thursday 18th July 2013
David Jones, director of Wyre Forest estate agents Allan Morris & Jones, sees warmer days and sunshine finally returning to the property market.
Posted on 5:32pm Monday 8th July 2013
Whilst energy efficiency measures have long been seen as a ‘fad’ or waste of money by the masses, we are pleased to announce some brand new research, completed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which has proved just the opposite...
Posted on 5:26pm Monday 8th July 2013
Eco2Solar has secured a £0.7m order book to provide solar PV to 323 new homes and four large apartment blocks under its Preferred Supplier Agreement with Galliford Try’s housebuilding division Linden Homes.
Posted on 8:36am Thursday 27th June 2013
Keynote speaker at the Hewett & Chamber HR Professional’s Conference in June, Kevin Green, CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation highlighted the positive signs businesses are showing towards growth and foresee an increase in recruitment over the next 3-6 months.
Posted on 11:25am Tuesday 25th June 2013
If you want me to read your covering letter, make sure it’s engaging. Nobody is going to read a 500 word document that’s basically repeating what’s already on your CV. Don’t attach it to the email - include it in the main body
Posted on 10:09am Wednesday 12th June 2013
Is it ethical to recruit using social media? Popular networking sites offer you a vast pool of talent, at a low cost, in a short space of time. But are they appropriate with equal rights employment?
Posted on 12:02pm Tuesday 4th June 2013
Following a more positive month in the commercial market across our area and the greater West Midlands, the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) quarterly report for Q1 states that demand for commercial property in the West Midlands rose strongly during the first three months of the year.
Posted on 12:15pm Wednesday 29th May 2013
FROM the enquiries at our office over the past month, it’s clear that levels of confidence in the business community seem to be improving. There are now more encouraging signs that businesses feel we are entering a more stable period, such that they can look forward to some growth in their turnover and profitability, rather than continuing to ‘financially tread water’.
Posted on 12:36pm Wednesday 29th May 2013
How can we in the region support our children to succeed in their chosen careers? This is the job of everyone from the children themselves, parents, teachers and employers.
Posted on 10:06am Tuesday 28th May 2013
Do you need a little something in your life because this Bistro is truly a breath of fresh air to Redditch. Bringing colour and culture to the town centre where you can expect good music, quality food, fun events and a Latino flavour.
HR Professionals Conference - Top commentator on the UK labour market - Kevin Green is Keynote Speaker
Posted on 9:56pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Hewett Recruitment and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce host the first HR Professionals Conference for Worcestershire, with top UK labour market commentator Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC as Keynote Speaker.
Posted on 3:03pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013
With changes to the solar incentives and such negative media portrayals you would not be alone if your thoughts that solar energy is not worth the investment. My response may shed some light on these solar myths, to prove that you’d be hard pushed to find a more reliable return on investment elsewhere...