New research shows one in five freelancers are now working a ‘side-hustle’

New research shows one in five freelancers are now working a ‘side-hustle’ Nearly 1 in 5 freelancers (19%) are self-employed as a side-hustle alongside an employee position. Nearly two-fifths of side-hustlers (37%) said they started  freelancing in the last 12 months. 98 per cent of side-hustlers plan to continue freelancing in some form – with 13 per cent saying they plan to take their side-gig full-time. 26.04.21: New research from PeoplePerHour, the freelance jobs marketplace, shows more people have turned to freelancing alongside employee jobs during the pandemic. Nearly one in five freelancers (19%) are now self-employed as a side-hustle alongside […]
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Raven Locks industrial scheme completes

Construction of Raven Locks, a 172,000 sq ft speculative industrial scheme in Salford, has completed, with three units already committed or under offer and strong interest in the remaining space. The 14-acre site on Ravenscraig Road in Little Hulton offers six units in total; three detached and self-contained ranging from 29,500 – 61,000 sq ft, along with a terrace of a further three units ranging from 11,000 – 19,000 sq ft. The units currently under offer total over 100,000 sq ft and almost 60% of the site. Network Space Development Director Joe Burnett said: “We have seen a great level […]
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Ibstock commitment targets 40% reduction in plastic use by 2025.

Ibstock plc, the leading manufacturer of clay bricks and concrete products in the UK, has reiterated its pledge to reducing plastic use by 40% by 2025. It is just one of the many commitments the group has made as part of its Sustainability Roadmap to 2025 that align with the theme of Earth Day – Restore the Earth. Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement. Organised by EARTHDAY.ORG, its vision is to sectors accountable for their role in the environmental crisis while calling for bold, creative and innovative solutions from businesses through to national government. Delivering sustainable performance is […]
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North Notts BookBench trail returns this summer

Schools across North Nottinghamshire are getting ready to showcase their creative talents to the region – as they add the finishing touches to their North Notts Journeys ‘BookBenches’ ahead of the sculpture trail launch this summer. The ‘BookBench’ sculpture trail, which has been organised by North Notts BID in collaboration with Wild in Art, a leading producer of spectacular public art events, will see 40 uniquely designed benches put on display across Worksop, Retford, Harworth and Tuxford for residents to find using a soon-to-be-released trail map. Launching on Friday 18 June, the trail will run for eight weeks throughout the […]
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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE DEVELOPER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO KEEP HEALTH AND WELLBEING A TOP PRIORITY AS RESTRICTIONS EASE

In response to the lifestyle shift we are facing now Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease, Northamptonshire developer David Wilson Homes is reminding its residents to keep their health and wellbeing a priority as we adjust back into ‘normality’. The homebuilder, which has many residents living at its new community The Wickets in Earls Barton, has partnered with mental health charity Northamptonshire Mind, to give its top tips on managing stress and anxiety during this time. Handy leaflets with information and support have been delivered to the residents at the Main Road development as part of Stress Awareness Month which runs […]
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Approval for next 146 homes at Rugby Radio Station

The next parcel of land at Rugby’s iconic former radio station development at Houlton has been granted planning permission. Consultants Pegasus Group secured reserved matters planning approval on behalf of William Davis Homes for 146 dwellings from Rugby Borough Council. The new homes will be made up of a variety of designs and will comprise a mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed properties forming part of the wider Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) submitted as a joint venture between Urban and Civic and Aviva Investors in 2014. The William Davis development will contribute to the delivery of the strategic […]
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The Superbia Group commits to accountability and living its core values with the formation of a new independent ESG Advisory Board

The Superbia Group has today signalled its intent to live its values by announcing the appointment of a new independent ESG Advisory Board. The new committee of seven people from various professional backgrounds and perspectives will be chaired by Georgina Mitchell a long-standing independent expert in investment, corporate governance and social challenges.  The board will focus on regular evaluation of four key pillars vital to the ethics and the ethos of the group: Customers, staff, the environment and the wider community. As well as helping to define and uphold those standards for the day to day running of the business, […]
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Five eco-friendly home ideas for 2021

Homeowners and prospective buyers looking for eco-friendly living ideas can look to a list of the latest sustainable home trends from property experts. Since the start of the first lockdown in 2020, many of us have found new meaning in our homes as a result of spending more time indoors and adapting to new routines. This has influenced many of the property trends that are gaining popularity in 2021, including homeowners’ desire to introduce eco-friendly elements into their homes. The recent Home Improvement Trends Report from Rated People shows that 57% of people surveyed want to be more eco-friendly in […]
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EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH REVEALS NEW PROPERTIES COMING TO GROWING TRUMPINGTON COMMUNITY

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes has announced it will be bringing a brand new collection of properties to the growing Trumpington Meadows community in Cambridge. The sought-after development, which is also being built by sister company Barratt Homes, presents a unique opportunity for property seekers to join a truly outstanding neighbourhood. David Wilson Homes will host an exclusive, appointment only event on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April, which will be the first time its new four bedroom homes are showcased. Will Phair, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire, said: “We’re very excited to bring a whole new […]
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“We’re emerging from this period with better, more ingrained relationships with our clients” Accountancy and Business Advisory services firm Smith Cooper reflects on the last year

Smith Cooper work alongside businesses of all sizes, providing solutions to complex and challenging issues in fast-moving environments which demand a high level of technicality. Headquartered in the Midlands, and operating on a national scale, Smith Cooper’s workforce has grown steadily in the last 5 years, by an average of 7.5% each year, whilst fiscal growth has exceeded 53% in the same period, mainly through organic growth. The firm maintains a position as one of the UK’s top 50 Accountancy firms, currently ranked the 41st largest UK firm in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 and holds the same spot in the […]
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Trio promoted to associate partner at creative agency Fluid Ideas

Creative agency Fluid Ideas has promoted three members of staff to the new position of associate partner. The trio are Dani Berzins, who leads the agency’s design and artwork team, Shane Jones and Carrie Gregory, who both work in Fluid’s brand and creative team. Fluid’s joint managing director Phil Harvey said they would have a key role to play in shaping the future direction of the business as part of the agency’s leadership team. Phil said: “As we grow, we need more structure in the organisation and also a way of offering opportunities to colleagues who want to progress their […]
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KEYS HANDED OVER AS FINAL RESIDENT COMPLETES LINCOLNSHIRE COMMUNITY

Following the completion of the final property at its Manor Farm development in North Hykeham, Barratt Homes has now handed over the keys to all of the community’s residents. The Aurelius Way new homes site first launched in November 2004 and, close to 1,000 properties later, the leading homebuilder has recently welcomed the last of its homebuyers. Manor Farm has been a community hub for new and existing residents since the beginning and has hosted a wide range of activities over the years, such as a British seaside-themed event and Macmillan Coffee Mornings. Having left a lasting legacy in the […]
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NSM wins two new clients as industrial sector booms

Property and asset management company NSM has been appointed by two international real estate investors to manage key parts of their growing industrial portfolios. NSM has been brought on board by Mileway, the leading pan-European last mile logistics real estate company, to provide property management services for its Vantage portfolio across the North of England and The Midlands. The appointment, covering 33 properties comes hot on the heels of another large client win for the Doncaster-based company which was given the green light by TPG/4th Industrial (4i) last month to manage four prominent North West and Yorkshire industrial assets covering […]
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Sales Team Expansion at Tecserv UK

Underwood based fire and security system installation and maintenance specialists Tecserv UK has further boosted its sales team following the appointment of Steven Carruthers as a system sales executive. Steven lives in Hucknall and as well as being a fully qualified electrician, he has over 20 years experience working as a fire and security system engineer installing and maintaining systems. He joins Tecserv UK having spent the last 13 years working as a system sales account manager for another UK wide commercial fire and security company. In his new role, Steven will work directly for clients, fire and security consultants, […]
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JOIN THE MOST POPULAR STREET IN MILTON KEYNES, SAYS DEVELOPER

Milton Keynes housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has revealed that Cicero Crescent, located within its Fairfields development, has been named the most popular street to move to within the town in 2020. The street has been crowned by Lion Estates powered by Keller Williams, whose research using the HM Land Registry Price Paid Data revealed that Cicero Crescent saw 22 sales totalling £7.9m over the year.[1] Fairfields, located in Stony Stratford, has a range of properties available from two bedroom apartments to three and four bedroom homes. The development will therefore be popular to a variety of house hunters, […]
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THRAPSTON NAMED THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes is highlighting its development, The Nurseries, after Thrapston has been crowned the best place to live in Northamptonshire. This status has been named by lifestyle site, Muddy Stilettos, who asked its readers across several counties to choose the best places to live outside of London. Eight Northamptonshire towns including Earls Barton and Brackley received many votes, but Thrapston took the top spot.[1] The Nurseries is located within Thrapston, meaning residents can walk to a supermarket, many independent shops and four pubs. Alongside this, the Nene Centre, which includes a swimming pool and gym, is less […]
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Leicester-local appointed by SME bank to support East Midlands' businesses 

Leicester-local, Reena Pithwa, is heading up the new Midlands Relationship Management division at Allica Bank, helping to launch its direct-to-SMEs banking offering.      The appointment is part of Allica’s Bank’s mission to ‘bring back the local Relationship Manager’ for established SMEs – a group that typically is no longer offered a relationship manager with deep local knowledge and SME lending expertise. Alongside hiring local relationship managers, Allica has invested heavily in its technology, with a focus on providing a quick and transparent experience for their SME customers.  Reena has more than 23 years’ experience supporting SMEs, mostly through high street bank lending: “Business owners want to speak to someone at their bank that knows their local area – someone that can […]
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Leicestershire based Andrew Granger & Co get green light on driverless car technology test track in Aylesbury.

Oakley Airfield is set to have a new lease of life as a state-of-the-art testing facility for driverless and automated car technology thanks to Leicestershire based, Andrew Granger & Co’s planning and development team. The site, located between the villages of Oakley and Worminghall near Aylesbury was closed in 1947, with the land returning to agricultural use in the 1950’s. Following Buckinghamshire Council’s approval of the application, work on the CAVWAY project has now started and is due to be complete by the end of 2021. Andrew Granger & Co were very excited to be a part of such a […]
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Estate management contract for Lockington Estate won by Mather Jamie

The estate management division of land development and property agents Mather Jamie has won the contract to manage the Lockington Estate in Leicestershire. The Estate comprises a diverse portfolio of 15 cottages, 39,000 square feet of office space and a substantial sand and gravel quarry operated by Tarmac.  Lockington Hall, which is a grade II listed building was converted to office accommodation in 1974 soon after the current owner Charles Coaker inherited the estate in 1972.  Since then, FPCR Environment and Design Ltd have been the head tenants. Together with residential and commercial properties Mather Jamie will also manage around […]
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Lexus Derby Receives 2021 European Kiwami Award Honouring Retailer Excellence

LEXUS DERBY RECEIVES 2021 EUROPEAN KIWAMI AWARD HONOURING RETAILER EXCELLENCE Lexus Derby among 10 European Lexus retailers to receive a 2021 Kiwami Award Awards acknowledge exceptional business performance by Lexus’s retail partners and the maintenance of Lexus omotenashi customer service, despite the trading challenges of the past year Judging process examined every aspect of the customer journey and business performance Lexus Derby is one of 10 Lexus retailers judged to be the best in Europe in the 2021 Kiwami Awards. The honours reward all-round excellence achieved in the most challenging trading conditions the brand has ever experienced. For this, the fifth year […]
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