Purplebricks is now “the largest estate agent in the UK by listings”

first_imgThe City advisor and sole broker to Purplebricks, Zeus Capital, has claimed that the hybrid agent is now the largest estate agent in the UK by the number of listings on Rightmove.This is well ahead of recent claims by London investment firm Peel Hunt, which earlier this year said it would take another year to two years for Purplebricks to become the largest agent in the UK by market share.The new claim was made by Zeus Capital’s Research Director Robin Savage during a recorded interview with an investment website.Purplebricks says it has 16,498 properties for sale on Rightmove but won’t say how many properties it has sold since launch. Its largest competitor, Countrywide, said in its most recent trading update that it sold over 50,000 houses last year, but doesn’t reveal how many it has for sale.Not terribly happyDuring the interview, Robin Savage also claims that criticism of Purplebricks by agents is because the hybrid agent’s growth has come “at the cost of its competitors who are not terribly happy”.He also made several punchy predictions for Purplebricks including that Purplebricks is seven months ahead of Zeus Capital’s growth predictions for Local Property Expert recruitment.Robin went on to say that he believes Purplebricks will be in a good position to take even more market share during the crucial Spring market next year.He also says that he believes Purplebricks will make a profit of £30m during the full financial year, results for which are due to be revealed in mid-December, and that profits will increase to £45 million the next year.And, referring to recent criticism of Purplebricks’ handling of reviews about its service on TrustPilot, Robin said that “there made be the odd detractor who has difficulty selling their home for particular reasons – but there are considerably more happy customers than there are unhappy ones”.Robin also commented on Purplebricks’ Australian operation, which he believes will profitable next year only 15 months after it launched. largest estate agent in uk Purplebricks biggest estate agent in uk Robin Savage Zeus Capital October 3, 2017Nigel 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 » Purplebricks is now “the largest estate agent in the UK by listings” previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks is now “the largest estate agent in the UK by listings”Claim is made by Robin Savage, Research Director of Purplebricks’ City broker Zeus Capital in London during online interview.Nigel Lewis3rd October 201706,910 Viewslast_img read more

Ukraine Hosts Sea Breeze 2014 Planning Conference

first_imgSea Breeze 2014 planning conference was held in Odesa, Ukraine. The event was attended by Deputy Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Volodymyr Khyzhy, Leader of the U.S. Delegation U.S. Navy Capt. 1st Rank John Mosher and Leader of the Ukrainian Working Group of the Ukrainian Navy Capt. 1st Rank Igor Terekhin, and representatives of other invited countries.Lieutenant General Volodymyr Khyzhy stressed how the experience of planning and conducting peacekeeping exercises contributed much to the peacekeeping and the stability in various regions of the world, as well as navigation security in the crisis areas. ”The International Sea Breeze exercises are important and large-scale. I guess their topic meets the current problems of the Ukrainian Navy, modern challenges and threats, these exercises induce security and stability process in the Black Sea area,” noted Lieutenant General Volodymyr Khyzhy.Leader of the Ukrainian Working Group of the Ukrainian Navy Capt. 1st Rank Igor Terekhin informed that this time actions of counter-mining forces will be worked out. “Considering the experience of previous Sea Breeze, I’m sure that joint sea, air, land cooperation contributes much to the enhancement of the professional level of the Ukrainian Navy servicemen,” mentioned Capt. 1st Rank Igor Terekhin. November 14, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today Ukraine Hosts Sea Breeze 2014 Planning Conference Share this article [mappress]Press Release, November 14, 2013; Image: Ukrainian MoD Authorities Ukraine Hosts Sea Breeze 2014 Planning Conferencelast_img read more

Assistant Professor – CT TXP & Circ Sprt

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College ofMedicine is committed to excellence in surgical care, education andresearch. The first successful heart transplant in the UnitedStates was performed here by Dr. Denton Cooley in 1968, and theprogram continues to be an international leader in the field ofclinical heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assistdevices, and in the development of new and innovative technologysuch as ex vivo lung perfusion. There are robust researchopportunities in both translational and outcomes data. The idealcandidate would have an interest in contributing to the literatureon advanced heart and lung transplantation through participation inclinical or translational research projects.SummaryThe Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College ofMedicine (BCM) is seeking a cardiothoracic surgeon for an assistantprofessor position within the division of CardiothoracicTransplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support. We are lookingfor a candidate well-versed in procurement for heart and lungtransplantation. The ideal candidate would also have skills relatedto adult cardiac surgery for participation in extracorporealmembrane oxygenation device insertion, assisting in heart and lungtransplantations and mechanical support. Additional opportunitiesfor clinical activity are commensurate with the applicant’s levelof experience but include the following: critical care management,first assist participation with adult cardiac surgical proceduresand independent activity with supervision of related heart and lungfailure activities such as temporary support devices, ex vivoperfusion and related aspects of care. Situated in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center, the program is located at theBaylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC), which is also home to theTexas Heart Institute.Minimum QualificationsThe successful candidate will exhibit a commitment to clinicalexcellence. They should be committed to teaching cardiothoracicsurgery residents and advanced fellows. Finally, the candidateshould have all UNOS numbers and requirements for procurement and ahistory of clinical excellence in this regard.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.2277CA; CHlast_img read more

Sir Victor Blank bows to pressure to quit University Council

first_imgA senior businessman who sits on the highest executive body in the University has stepped down after a group of dons launched an offensive to block his re-election.Sir Victor Blank, who is also Chairman of Lloyds TSB and a friend of the Prime Minister, announced on Tuesday (September 11) that he would not be pursuing a third term on the University Council.Council is the senior executive body in the University. It is composed of 26 members , four of whom are appointed from outside the University. These ‘external’ members have been at the heart of controversy surrounding Vice Chancellor John Hood’s reform package that was sunk by Congregation in December.Council approved Sir Victor’s re-election by 15 – 2 but almost 250 members of Congregation signed a motion to force a debate and vote in the body described as the University’s ‘Parliament’. Sir Victor announced that he would stand down ahead of the vote scheduled for 26 September.The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that Sir Victor was keen to face Congregation but was persuaded not to by the Vice Chancellor to protect the reputation of the University.Despite standing down from Council, sources close to the body say that Sir Victor will continue to sit on the committee responsible for deciding whether John Hood will be nominated for re-election as Vice Chancellor when his current term expires in September 2009. Sir Victor chaired the committee that initially nominated Hood in 2004.Sir Victor was a key ally of Hood and used his business skills to promote a modernising agenda at the highest levels of University government.Bernard Taylor, another external member of Council, is also due for re-election. Dons in Congregation have not opposed him continuing in his post, focussing instead on Sir Victor.Council issued a statement praising Sir Victor’s “invaluable wisdom, insight, and expertise on many important issues facing the University during his time as a member”.Cherwell24 is not responsible for the content of external links.last_img read more

IS IT TRUE DECEMBER 20, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE we are completely stunned with the results of our most recent “READERS POLL”?   …the poll question was “Do you support members of our local law enforcement”?  …1,054 CCO readers voted on this poll question?  …1,013voted “YES” and a mere 41 people voted “NO”? …we are very appreciative to learn that around 96% of the CCO readers are extremely supportive of our “First Responders”?IS IT TRUE tomorrow evening the top leadership position of the local FOP will be changing?  … we expect an extremely close vote for President? …D J Thompson and Chuck Knoll are the announced candidates for FOP President and either one would do an outstanding job in this position?IS IT TRUE we are told that the unexpected financial shortfall for City of Evansville Employees Healthcare fund for November 15, 2016 to December 31, 2016 may be around 1 1/2 million dollars?IS IT TRUE we wonder how will the City of Evansville get the additional money to pay the many millions of dollars stilled owed to City employee Healthcare Fund for 2016?IS IT TRUE where will the City of Evansville get the money to make up the Riverboat Fund and the Water and Sewer Utilities Department advaancements used to pay medical bills for 2016?IS IT TRUE we are told that 2017 budget year will be a financial disaster for the City of Evansville? …get ready for cross the board tax hikes this coming year?IS IT TRUE we were told that the real reason why the city didn’t convince the 2017 Jehovah Witness National Convention to stay at the new Downtown Hotel was because of economics?  …we heard that the Hotel marketing people attempted to get around $155 to $175 per room from people attending this Convention in which the church leadership quickly rejected?  ,,,it looks like Vanderburgh County Convention and Visitors Chief Bob Warren better start sharping his pencil if he wants to make the new downtown hotel competitive?IS IT TRUE we are told that a couple of individuals are concerned about the poor attendence at the Evansville Thunderbolt Hockey home games?  …we hear they may requests the owner of the Evansville Thunderbolts and Venuworks to present them with a detailed statements concerning how much they are paying the city to lease the Ford Center?IS IT TRUE  local attorney Scott Danks continues to be the front runner to be elected the next Chairman of the Vanderburgh County Democratic party?  …if he decides to run and wins he shall make one “heck’ of a party Chairman?FOOTNOTE:  Todays “READERS POLL” question is :How do you rank the Vanderburgh County Commission job performance in 2016?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Finsbury’s shares tumble

first_imgFinsbury Foods’ shares have taken a tumble after the firm announced that preliminary discussions regarding the sale of the company had ended.The bread and cake manufacturer’s shares shot up by around 5% following the announcement on 1 June that there had been a preliminary approach regarding a potential offer for the company. At that time, it said the approach was “exploratory in nature” and that it was doubtful an offer would be forthcoming.Its shares are currently down 10.47% following the announcement that “discussions have terminated”.last_img

Warrens Bakery proposes six-month pay cuts

first_imgA Cornish bakery firm has put forward a proposal to 31 members of staff to take a 10% pay cut for the next six months.Warrens Bakery, based in Penzance, said the highest-paid staff within the business, who are in management roles, have been asked to take the pay reduction, which will be reimbursed after the six-month period.The move could result in some members of staff losing around £50 per week from their current salaries for this duration.Jason Jobling, business development manager at Warrens Bakery, told British Baker: “We have a fantastic product to build on in terms of our heritage and our products, but like all businesses at the moment, we are finding it tough with all the environmental challenges, such as the current state of the high street, increasing fuel and ingredients prices.“Part of our ongoing business plan is to strengthen the business and we must tick certain boxes at the moment, looking at areas such as extending opening hours, improving waste control and various cost measures. One of these cost measures is that we have asked the highest earners within the business to take a 10% pay reduction for six months. “What this is symbolic of is that the staff are really caring about the business and are willing to do something themselves. This 10% is only a proposal at the moment and it will be paid back after the six-month period, when the business is in a better position.”He added that the reason Warrens has set this as a six-month duration is because the firm is based in Cornwall and it is the “the trickiest time of the year”.“Warrens has been running as a family business and it’s time for it now to evolve, so the way we are trying to do this is by restructuring our management team,” Jobling said. “Mr Warren, who is currently the sole owner of the business, will continue to be a shareholder and he is a master baker, so he will turn his attention to baking and new product development.”The firm recently appointed Mark Sullivan, from the firm Cornish Sea Salt, as its new chairman to help turn around the business for the future. Over the last six months, Warrens has closed five of its retail outlets, which resulted in 10 redundancies, along with the closure of an office facility where no redundancies were made. The firm currently operates 51 bakery shops, along with three manufacturing sites – two based in Cornwall and one located in Devon.Warrens Bakery has been in operation since 1860 and currently employs more than 400 people across the business.last_img read more

These Six High Schoolers Nailed It at the 2015 Jimmy Awards

first_imgAlec Michael RyanKlein Oak High School (Houston, TX)Ryan may or may not have stolen his voice from a 38-year-old baritone. Has anyone checked in on Steven Pasquale lately? Ryan showed off his comic timing in a medley, by responding to Javert’s (um, spoiler alert) suicide with some wise words from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: “It’s important to be artful in your exit.” He gave us charm and smarm as Laurence, but it wasn’t until his finalist solo, “Who I’d Be” from Shrek, that he was fully able to let out his developed vocals. Taking on the paternal role of Dan in Next to Normal, as shown above, doesn’t even seem like a stretch. View Comments Marla LouissaintThe Beacon School (New York, NY)Before the show started, we combed through the list of contenders and their respective roles. One in particular stood out: Caroline of Caroline, Or Change. The part is, as Louissaint said in her acceptance speech, is “a beast.” But the recent high school grad took hold of the heavy material, and when she sang the lyrics “39 and still a maid” with high schoolers playing Mary Poppins on each side, no one thought twice. For her solo, she again demonstrated her grasp on complex characters with The Color Purple’s “I’m Here.” And there she was, head up, shoulder back, looking us straight in the eye and singing out. Drayton Maclean MayersGermantown High School (Memphis, TN)Mayers had the unusual challenge of performing in a medley with two other actors there for the same role: Edward Bloom in Big Fish. Like Quick, he had competed last year (in a dress, mind you, as Hairspray’s Edna). But this time around, he was the hero of his story in a memorable performance. He brought things down a notc with “Beautiful City” from Godspell in the second act, proving that whether given an upbeat or a ballad, he has no trouble captivating audiences with his sincerity. So it was no surprise when he was awarded the special Spirit of the Jimmy Awards trophy. Anthony SkillmanOrange Lutheran High School (Mission Viejo, CA)In the first act, he hopped around the stage as Tarzan. Then, as a finalist, he stood tall as Parade’s Frankie with a fiery delivery of “It Don’t Make Sense.” In both, he gave us a story with very little context to rely on. Two very different performances from one exceptionally talented young actor. Here he is performing a medley of Pippin’s “Corner of the Sky,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and Spring Awakening’s “Left Behind.” Lots of belting; lots of falsetto. Skillman showed true diversity between playing a jungle denizen or a Civil War-era avenging teen.center_img Marnie QuickPittsburgh Barack Obama Academy (Pittsburgh, PA)Quick is no stranger to the Jimmy Awards, having competed last year as a sophomore for her Gene Kelly Award-winning performance as the Tinman in The Wiz. You read that correctly; check it out above. She returned this year for her performance in SHOUT! The Mod Musical, and in the first act, she served up a fun, sassy take on the ‘60s tune “Wishin’ and Hopin’.” It earned her a spot in the finals, in which she took a sharp left turn with the emotional “With You” from Ghost. We have no idea what she’ll do next, but whatever it is, we’re confident she’ll nail it. Morgan HigginsSt. Margaret’s Episcopal School (Mission Viejo, CA)Higgins earned her spot as a finalist for her performance as Eponine, but that clearly wasn’t the start of her Les Miserables journey. Take a look at her “I Dreamed a Dream.” Sure, it’s nearly three years old, but even then she sported a gorgeous mix. Now, after wowing audiences nationwide on Rising Star, she’s returned to musical theater. Only this time, she’s on the Broadway stage. For her solo, Higgins belted up a storm as a particularly spunky Grace, singing the Pirate Queen anthem “Woman.” Oh, and did we mention her belt? Our favorite day of the year (well, besides the Tony Awards) was worth the wait: The seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards, took place on June 29 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. 52 talented students from around the country took the stage to showcase the roles that had already won them local awards. If their extreme passion for musical theater doesn’t warm your heart, the ample belting will. Take a look below at six powerhouse performers who wowed us at the ceremony: winners Marla Louissaint and Anthony Skillman, plus the four runners-up. Look out for these names on future Broadway marquees!last_img read more

Marsh appoints Julie Boucher to lead US captive management operations

first_imgMarsh, the world s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, has appointed Julie S. Boucher as leader of the firm s U.S. Captive Solutions Practice, which currently manages nearly 350 captive insurance companies in seven major U.S. domiciles and has 114 employees.Ms. Boucher, a managing director of Marsh based in the Burlington, Vermont office, will be responsible for the growth and development of the U.S. captive domicile operations, including Vermont, Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Ms. Boucher, who has been with Marsh for 21 years, has held a number of management positions with the firm.  Most recently, she was head of the firm s Captive Solutions Practice in Vermont, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm s captive management and servicing operations in the state.  She also has been involved in establishing Marsh s operations in a number of existing U.S. captive domiciles.A certified public accountant, Ms. Boucher earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Louisiana.  A member of the Vermont Society of CPAs and the AICPA, Ms. Boucher is active in the Vermont Captive Insurance Association and formerly served on the state s Captive Advisory Board.With nearly 450 employees in 31 captive insurance domiciles worldwide, Marsh s Captive Solutions Practice currently manages more than 1,100 captive insurance companies.  The Practice provides a full range of captive management services, including actuarial, auditing, benchmarking, captive assessments, and related advisory and consulting services, such as captive feasibility studies, strategic reviews, and assistance with domicile selection.Headquartered in New York, Marsh has 24,000 employees and provides advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), a global professional services firm with more than 54,000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion. MMC also is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy; and Kroll, the risk consulting firm. MMC s stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges. MMC s Web Site is www.mmc.com(link is external) . Marsh s Web site is www.marsh.com(link is external).Source: Marsh. BURLINGTON, Vermont, April 7, 2009last_img read more

Court orders Ft. Lauderdale man to stop practicing law without a license

first_img Court orders Ft. Lauderdale man to stop practicing law without a license Finding that Brian Neiman has “extensively engaged in the unlicensed practice of law” the Florida Supreme Court enjoined him and his corporation from such practice in the future.Acting May 2 in case no. SC94738, the court said Neiman, a self-described paralegal in Ft. Lauderdale, has improperly engaged in UPL for profit for years and that his activities failed the “duck” test.“That is, in common parlance, one would expect that if it looks like a duck, and walks, talks, and acts like a duck, one can usually safely assume it is a duck,” the court said. “Unfortunately, while Neiman at all times acted like an educated and licensed lawyer, he was not. And, just as the public must be protected from uneducated and unlicensed physicians in an operating room, the public must be protected from bogus attorneys seeking to profit from the problems of the innocent and uninformed with serious personal and legal problems who may be taken in by a smooth but deceitful demeanor.”The Florida Bar filed a 22-count petition alleging Neiman repeatedly engaged in UPL over a period of approximately seven years. After 21 days of hearings, the referee made detailed findings that Neiman performed acts commonly understood to be the practice of law, including: serving as a primary contact for conferences on legal disputes; holding himself out as an attorney in dealings with others; attempting to argue and advocate the merits of cases, the applicability of the law, evidentiary issues, liability issues, discovery matters, and settlement matters with opposing counsel; attempting to analyze statutory and case law and to discuss it with clients and opposing counsel; trying to advise clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their cases and on how to proceed; actively participating in and presenting clients’ cases at mediation sessions; actively participating in and presenting the complainants’ cases at settlement sessions; extensively involving himself with fee arrangements; attempting to advise clients of their obligations under legal documents; drafting detailed letters and legal documents; signing court-filed documents; and discussing legal documents with clients without any attorney present.In 1999, Neiman entered a plea of nolo contendere to five criminal misdemeanor counts of the unlicensed practice of law.Before the referee, however, Neiman claimed his conduct was nothing more than “relaying information” from his employing attorney to other parties. However, the referee rejected that characterization and numerous witnesses testified that Neiman held himself out as an attorney, argued legal issues, and forcefully participated in settlement negotiations, the court said.The referee also said Neiman’s earnings alone were indicative of his role in these cases, noting Neiman personally received hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation.“For example, the record reflects that in 1995, Neiman personally grossed over $1.4 million in salary from his law-related activities,” the court said. “In 1996, Neiman, who was on probation for a criminal fraud conviction, actually reported to his probation officer that his income was $50,000 per month. A year later, he reported his income as $1 million to $1.5 million annually.”The referee found, and the court agreed, that Neiman had not been properly acting as a paralegal. Rather, Neiman appeared to be a businessman who was trying to use his association with a law firm to run a lucrative business, the court said.The court ordered Neiman to pay $28,726.16 in costs. Court orders Ft. Lauderdale man to stop practicing law without a licensecenter_img June 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more