Property family moves back to York

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Property family moves back to York previous nextAgencies & PeopleProperty family moves back to YorkThe Negotiator5th December 20190468 Views L to R: Richard Littlefair, Donna Sanderson and Scott LittlefairA recently launched property management and lettings business in York, founded by a local family of property professionals, is already managing more than £40 million worth of rental property – and has more than doubled its year one target, in its first nine months of trading.Littlefairs Property Company was founded by Scott Littlefair, his father Richard Littlefair and sister, Donna Sanderson. The trio previously owned and ran Letters of Distinction, which they built into a leading independent sales and letting agents before selling to Countrywide four years ago. In January, they set themselves a target of managing 90 rental properties within 12 months and just nine months later they already have a portfolio of more than 200 homes on their books.We have glowing testimonials from our landlords and tenants, personally and also on Google reviews, so it’s been a very rewarding nine months.”Managing Director, Scott Littlefair, said, “We are really pleased to be back serving the property market in our home city of York, but also in the surrounding areas of Harrogate, Wetherby, Thirsk, Ripon, Leeds and beyond. With over 45 years’ combined experience, we are well placed to provide landlords with a personal and well informed service to attract high quality tenants and maximise their rental income.”Donna added: “Since we started Littlefairs Property Company rents have increased around 15% during those four years and tenant demand is the highest we have ever known. The properties we are letting typically rent from £600 per month for a one bedroom unfurnished home through to £2,500 for a five bedroom detached house. We have already received many glowing testimonials from tenants and landlords, personally and via our online google reviews, so it’s been a very rewarding nine months.”Littlefairs Property Company Scott Littlefair Donna Sanderson Richard Littlefair December 5, 2019Jenny van BredaWhat’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

Viewpoint

first_imgIt’s not a good start to the New Year if you are one of the 400 people who face the uncertainty of losing your job at the Harvestime (2005) plant bakery, Walsall, as the saga lurches from one crisis to the next. By contrast this week, it is time to congratulate Patrick Bird, Mike Holling and everyone at Birds of Derby on opening their 50th shop. Birds concentrates solely on retailing quality goods. A member of the British Confectioners Association, the company is renowned for its breads, takeaway, and cakes, especially cream cakes. It also knows about marketing, window displays, and chocolate products, and places a real emphasis on ‘fresh’. It is marvellous to hear of an independent family-owned craft bakery doing so well in traditional and new formats. Many congratulations to all the staff!Industry-wise, it is interesting to read what several key players think 2006 will bring. From the insights of one of Britain’s wisest plant bakers, David Roberts, to ingredients manufacturer Ronnie Leggett of Macphie, and others; their future predictions make interesting reading.I agree with Ronnie Leggett, that craft bakers have the talent and opportunity to create a real point of difference, and the craft associations must fight really hard for their members on the high street. Local authorities MUST be tackled hard about ridiculous parking restrictions for customers and for deliveries. At the moment, it amounts to blatant discrimination against small shops.One of the most futuristic comments comes from Tony Reed of Tesco. It is tucked away at the end of his paragraph, where he says: “Everybody… will have to think about whether their supply chains are as slick as they ought to be. With haulage and energy getting more expensive, you really have to look again at your operating model.” He has up to four large trucks delivering bread to each of his stores daily, from different suppliers, none full. Consolidating those deliveries is a challenge he will ask them to consider next.Tony has already persuaded all his plant bread suppliers to begin a change-over to Tesco special delivery trays, which go from vehicle to shopfloor display. I suspect discussions on consolidated deliveries will start moving up the Federation of Baker’s agenda jolly soon.last_img read more

Valera

first_imgValera (West Thurrock, Essex) has added an extra-large basket model to its range of under-counter dishwashers. The CF50, which accommodates a maximum plate size of 340mm diameter, can also be used as a high-volume glass washer.It features a fully adjustable wash cycle of one to three minutes and is capable of washing up to 540 plates per hour. The bodywork is constructed in brushed stainless steel. It is insulated for lower noise levels and greater energy saving, says Valera.last_img

Bakers could be hit by ’defrosted’ labelling laws

first_imgBakery retailers selling products that have previously been frozen could be forced to label them as ’defrosted’ under proposed EC legislation.UK retailers and food manufacturers are fighting to overturn the recently added amendment to draft legislation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers. This proposes to make it mandatory for food products that were previously frozen, but are sold fresh, to be accompanied by the term ’defrosted’ next to the product name.It is not yet clear whether the legislation would apply to both packaged and unpackaged products, but par-baked breads, thaw-and-serve cakes and frozen sand-wich ingredients could all fall foul of the rule, if brought into force.”[We are] concerned that, if this goes ahead, it will simply add to the complications and costs of labelling for sandwich-makers and producers of chilled foods generally,” said Jim Winship, director of the British Sandwich Association. “Bakers using frozen part-baked products, for example, could be affected. We are assessing the implications with our members and will be encouraging the UK Government to strongly resist this proposal.”A spokesman for the British Retail Consortium added: “We believe the current legal position is perfectly adequate and there is no need for a change in the law. There are good reasons why food is frozen and defrosted. It manages demand, reduces waste and offers consumers more choice. You could only make a case for changing the law if there was a belief that the customers were being misled and there is no evidence of this. It’s certainly something we’re opposed to.”last_img read more

Intermediate Excel offered to Harvard employees

first_img Read Full Story The Center for Workplace Development delivers programs and services to attract and develop employees at all levels. Intermediate Excel is a one-day course that builds on the skills and concepts taught in Introduction to Excel. Participants will learn to customize and enhance workbooks, create advanced formulas, analyze data, organize worksheet data, and insert charts and pivot tables. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel. Version: Microsoft Office 2010. Friday, July 27, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Center for Workplace, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Lindsay Lohan’s Good Intentions & More

first_img Lindsay Lohan’s Good Intentions Lindsay Lohan, who will soon make her stage debut in David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow, has said that missing shows is “not on the cards. It’s not.” The notoriously talented but tardy star told the BBC: “I’m at a place in my life where I like the commitment. I’m looking forward to that part of it.” Music to ticket buyers’—and producers’—ears. Betty Buckley’s Theatrical Superstition Did you know that when a theater is unoccupied, a lone light bulb is left on at night to keep the ghosts company? The light is called a ghost light. Well Broadway legend Betty Buckley did (of course) and has named her new album Ghostlight. We can’t wait to hear the record, which will be released on September 16. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. View Comments Ready for a Night at the Opera With Patti LuPone? Speaking of Broadway divas and ghosts…we now know who will be joining Patti LuPone as Samira and Patricia Racette as Marie Antoinette in the previously announced L.A. Opera’s The Ghost of Versailles. Directed by A Gentleman’s Guide’s Darko Tresnjak, the production will also star Christopher Maltman as Beaumarchais, Lucas Meacheum as Figaro, Lucy Schaufer as Susana and Richard Croft as Count Almaviva. The show will play a limited engagement from February 7, 2015 through March 1. Star Files Patti LuPonelast_img read more

Groundhog Day to Open on B’way in Spring 2017

first_img After London critics and audiences repeatedly fell for new musical Groundhog Day, the writing was on the wall when Jersey Boys announced it would close at the August Wilson Theatre early next year. The much-buzzed about stage adaptation of the 1993 film will begin previews in March 2017 and officially open on April 17 at the venue. No official word on casting, but it is widely expected that the transfer will be headlined by the show’s star in the U.K., two-time Tony nominee Andy Karl.Directed by Matthew Warchus, the musical features a score by Matilda scribe Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin (who co-wrote the original film). The production is currently playing at the Old Vic, with Karl as Phil and Carlyss Peer as Rita. The move to the Great White Way comes after a bit of a switcheroo with the producing team, that led the production to initially cancel its first round of 2017 New York opening dates.Groundhog Day follows TV weather man Phil (played by Bill Murray in the film), who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of a coworker. Andy Karl in ‘Groundhog Day’ at The Old Vic(Photo: Manuel Harlan) Related Shows Groundhog Daycenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017last_img read more

Lake Champlain Committee promotes “Fix a Leak Week” March 14 through 20

first_imgThe Lake Champlain Committee is joining with the EPA’s WaterSense Program to promote Fix a Leak Week. Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to find and fix residential leaks and to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Leaks can also account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year’enough water to wash nearly 10 months’ worth of laundry.         ‘Conserving water saves money, saves energy, and helps reduce nutrient pollution in Lake Champlain’, notes LCC Executive Director Lori Fisher. ‘Letting a faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours. Even a pin-hole size leak can waste 4,000 gallons a month!’To help save water for future generations, the Lake Champlain Committee is asking consumers and businesses to take time during the coming week to improve water efficiency by finding and fixing leaks. Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, and fixture connections. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank and seeing if it appears in the bowl before you flush.Twist and tighten pipe connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator. Replace the fixture if necessary.Replacing older, inefficient bathroom fixtures with WaterSense labeled toilets, faucets, and showerheads will save money in utility and electric bills and help the lake. WaterSense labeled models are independently tested and certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models. In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers. For more complicated jobs, contact your favorite plumbing professional. Visit www.epa.gov/watersense(link is external) to find WaterSense labeled products in your area. For more information on the LCC, visit www.lakechamplaincommittee.org(link is external).WaterSense a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. For more information on WaterSense, visit www.epa.gov/watersense(link is external)last_img read more

Peabody Will Be a Test Case for Who Pays Cleanup Costs

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Michael West for the Sydney Morning Herald:Peabody is destined to become a test case for who gets left high-and-dry in the aftermath of a foreign-controlled corporate collapse. Should it succumb to Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, the ramifications here for the coal sector; for workers, creditors, local communities and mine rehabilitation are immense, yet impossible to determine with any precision.Many others such as rival, Swiss-controlled Glencore, are also sweating it out. Glencore Operations Australia revealed $US21 billion ($27.8 billion) in debt at last balance date – although the net position for the labyrinthine group is hard to work out as it doesn’t consolidate its accounts at the top of the corporate tree in Australia – and the coal price has been ravaged since. Peabody though is in a far more imminent peril. It struck a credit deal last year where it pledged “65 per cent of first tier foreign subs, including Australia, in Peabody Investments (Gibraltar) Ltd to lenders as collateral for a $US1.2 billion credit facility”.The rest of the Australian assets are controlled by a Dutch entity and the ultimate shareholder is Peabody Energy in the US (whose shares have shrunk from $US1000 to $US2.12 in five years, for a present market value of just $US39 million as of Friday).What happens if, or more likely when, it hits the wall? What happens indeed when others follow? Will they leave behind a collection of deep pits, the profits long since garnered offshore, and a legacy of acid mine drainage?Full article: Is coal giant funded for its mine rehab? Peabody Will Be a Test Case for Who Pays Cleanup Costslast_img read more

Seven-day reprieve for Powder River Basin coal producer Cloud Peak

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Gillette News-Record:Already operating on borrowed time, Cloud Peak Energy Corp. borrowed a little more when it was granted another seven days forbearance on a $1.8 million interest payment originally due March 15.In a filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday afternoon, the Gillette-based thermal coal producer paints a grim picture that may be headed to Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.“We will need to restructure our balance sheet in order to improve our capital structure, adjust our business to ongoing depressed Powder River Basin thermal coal industry conditions, address our significantly reduced liquidity and continue as a going concern,” the company says in the filing.In addition to securing a forbearance until May 7 for the $1.8 million payment on debt due in 2024, Cloud Peak said it won’t pay $17.4 million on its 2021 notes that was due Wednesday. Instead, the company is using a 30-day grace period for that debt, extending that interest payment out until May 31.Wednesday’s announcement may or may not mean the company has a deal in the works that could spare it having to file for Chapter 11 reorganization, said Robert Godby, director for the Center for Energy, Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming.By first using the 30-day grace period and getting two forbearances after that, Cloud Peak “has made it pretty clear they’re not in a position to make that payment,” Godby said. “They’re also not in a position to make that other ($17.4 million) payment.”More: Cloud Peak gets another 7-day reprieve Seven-day reprieve for Powder River Basin coal producer Cloud Peaklast_img read more