A round up of news from members…

Liz Greenhalgh Photography has launched new product photography packages in which you can post your products to Liz’s studio, plus easy payment plans to spread the cost. Check out Liz’s website
Polar the Web People – Gennaro advised members about a new digital technology grant from £2,000 to £10,000 (excl. VAT) where you ONLY have to contribute 20%! If you need to upgrade your website or market it, speak to Polar.
Thomas Quinn Accountants – is using cloud based accounting systems to help businesses in real time situations with problems and projections. The system brings them much closer to clients, said Phillip Beard.

If your Facebook page is “coming like a ghost town” in the words of 80s band The Specials, then speak to Simon Clark Social Media Expert who is doing a great job bringing businesses’ social media back to life.

Encompass Safety Solutions is also helping businesses with Fire Safety Week currently. If you require fire marshal training or fire extinguisher checks as well as full fire safety risk assessments speak to Encompass. Omnidogs is helping you get on with your daily business by collecting your pooches, exercising them in the company’s field and returning them  home exhausted! If that doesn’t tire them out they can also have a fun swim in the hydrotherapy pool – owners not included!
However, if you are looking to get fit yourself and have let things slip downwards during Lockdown, then contact Nova Performance, who will get you back into shape! They are doing online classes and one to ones in a socially distanced environment. Voxxlife is helping to make our bodies function better opening doorways into our brain and help it work better for us – targeting aches and pains, sleep and concentration – with its magic socks and sleeves.

Meanwhile, back to our furry friends – if they have been turning your carpets into a muddy mess, then look no further than Riverport Specialist Cleaning who are also targeting empty offices while staff are working from home or are on furlough. M & D Flooring – is not only working in empty premises and commercial units currently laying new flooring but they are also working around the clock and out of hours to help those still open – such as a Nursery which is still operational and needs to carry on its good work uninterrupted.

GM Property Solutions is helping those with money to invest to ensure their money works harder for them. Even with current delays in re-financing property deals due to the pandemic, GM factors this is in to ensure investors get the return on their investment when they need it.  For property owners with children who are looking forward to retiring and planning for the future, Heritage Wills, a member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers, offer a fixed price package.
The Complete Mortgage Company, whole of market brokers, helps customers all over the UK search for the right mortgage for them whether they are re-mortgaging, buying to let, or moving home. The company is currently helping a customer in Edinburgh with a re-mortgage and another in Cornwall with a purchase.
Ed’s Gardening Services – are tidying up homes and businesses outside, now taking the first top of lawns, giving treatment for feeding and killing moss and making sure they look in tip top condition once the warmer weather arrives.

Visitors today included Lascelles Sewell, Consultant with Verisure Security – the company installs truly smart Smart Alarm systems which not only provide monitoring via cameras and response within 60 seconds, but a fog barrier which can be released in the property; and Lisa Banks of the CBS Group – a multi key services company providing facilities and project management as well as waste removal.

Presentation: Paul Blake of Thomas Morris Sales & Letting

Paul shared an example of the company’s Market Appraisal Report – a new piece of software which can send be sent to buyers once they have viewed a property. It gives them all the information they could possibly want and confidence in what they are proposing to purchase. Information is included on boundaries, tax bands, flood risks, conservation areas as well as many other topics from floor areas to EPC ratings.

Other details include comparisons on prices of similar properties which have sold in the area, planning applications declined and approved, as well mobile and broadband reception.

Regarding planning applications, Paul pointed out that local authorities are more generous today when considering granting an application than they were say 10 years ago due to the pressure of the need for more accommodation. As for pricing, he said that homes which sold in the first two weeks usually achieve the asking price.
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Compiled by Collette Parker 20 20 Communications