Multi-branch Sussex estate agency returns to Zoopla after five-year hiatus

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Multi-branch Sussex estate agency returns to Zoopla after five-year hiatus previous nextMarketingMulti-branch Sussex estate agency returns to Zoopla after five-year hiatusEstate agency Mishon Mackay left Zoopla to fulfil OTM’s ‘one other portal’ rule but now says it wants greater reach across its key markets.Nigel Lewis14th October 20200858 Views Sussex estate agency Mishon Mackay is back on Zoopla, five years after quitting the portal during OnTheMarket’s ‘one other portal rule’ launch period.All its seven branches will now list on Zoopla, making Mishon Mackay the latest agent to return to the portal now that OTM’s one other portal rule is now an option rather than a stipulation.This new link-up also follows Zoopla’s efforts to drive more traffic and quality leads to its estate agency partners, which saw it launch two new free structures during lockdown, offering up to nine months for free.Zoopla’s chief commercial officer Andy Marshall (left) says that Mishon Mackay offers a true full-service experience to homeowners.“After five years away from Zoopla they’ve now returned, recognising our efforts to drive more leads and offer even better value to our agent partners,” says Marshall.“My colleagues and I look forward to helping them grow their business in what is a busy time for agents and home movers.”Steve Neocleous (left), business development director at Mishon Mackay, says it’s delighted to be working with Zoopla again so it can extend its reach for sellers across Brighton, Hove and Mid Sussex.He adds: “This means that we offer our clients the widest possible exposure to the market and it complements our already very proactive approach to selling property.”The news comes after an announcement by the portal in early October that it has seen a 3% growth in customer numbers year on year.Read more about portal wars.Mishon Mackay OnTheMarket OTM Zoopla October 14, 2020Nigel 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 2021last_img read more


first_imgJack,I was very disappointed to learn of the news today regarding your inappropriate relations with one of your students. Even though at this point, as a candidate, you may not “voluntarily” withdraw from the ballot, as County Chairman, I believe it is in the best interest of all concerned that you end your campaign immediately.As such, the Central Committee will immediately withdraw all assistance and end any communications or coordination with you and your election team.Wayne ParkeVCRP ChairmaFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Jiffy introduces ’no frills’ choice for mobile vendors

first_imgJiffy Trucks has unveiled a new mobile catering van for 2010. The Panino has been designed to appeal to new entrants and smaller businesses in mobile retail catering.The firm says that with the right vehicle and training, food and drink businesses can achieve a highly profitable operation. It features the core essentials required by mobile hot and cold food vendors, but is a “no-frills choice for businesses seeking operational essentials and excellent customer service support”.There are new design features incorporated into the Panino, which maximise space and accessibility for efficient operation. For example, the warming cabinet and chiller cabinet both benefit from new double-glazed units.Price: £22,995 + read more

Independent report: National Health Service Pay Review Body 33rd Report: 2020

first_imgThis report sets out the NHSPRB’s analysis of evidence provided by relevant organisations and makes observations on the pay of NHS staff paid under Agenda for Change for 2020 to 2021. The UK Government responded to the report in Parliament. The NHSPRB provides independent advice on the pay of NHS staff to the: Prime Minister Secretary of State for Health and Social Care First Minister of Scotland First Minister of Wales First Minister and Deputy First Minister of Northern Irelandlast_img read more

Survey: bakers reveal benefits of British Pie Week

first_imgBritish Pie Week (2 to 8 March) is over for another year, but did bakers reap the benefits? Mike Holling of Midlands bakery Birds of Derby pushed sales of the company’s pork pies over the week, resulting in the sale of more than 17,200 units. It equates to an uplift of 10% compared with the same week last year.Meanwhile, Pieminister, the Bristol-based company, ran a #PieElection in the run-up to British Pie Week, where consumers could vote for their favourite discontinued pie to be brought back. After 6,500 votes the Minty Lamb won, followed by the Thai Chook and Mr Porky, all three of which “smashed sales forecasts” by the second day of British Pie Week.The winner, Minty Lamb, sold out of stock that was intended to last all week within hours of British Pie Week beginning, through independent retailer and pie pub orders. More than 4,000 of the special pies were sold in the week in all, on top of increased sales of the core range.Overall, the company saw a 100% uplift in sales compared to British Pie Week last year and a 30% uplift compared to a normal week in 2015.How did you find British Pie Week? Let us know by answering our poll below.Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.last_img read more

Oteil Burbridge Talks About Taking Owsley LSD At The Gorge With Dead & Company

first_imgDead & Company gave fans an incredible showing over the summer, redefining the Grateful Dead catalog with a fresh cast of musicians for Deadheads nationwide. Joining core members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart were veteran keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and two newcomers: guitarist John Mayer and bassist Oteil Burbridge.Burbridge has talked at length about his love for the music and the community, but it seems the bassist took one step further into the Grateful Dead canon when the band visited The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA on July 23rd. We’ll let Oteil tell it, as per his Music Aficionado interview.“Another thing that impacted me tremendously was the one night I did some Owsley [LSD] at the Gorge. Listen to how different that night sounds, because that music and Owsley go together and I found that out.”Burbridge continues, “I never liked to play tripping. I did all that as a teenager and even then I didn’t like to play. My friends wanted to jam and I just wanted to keep it separate.” Interviewer Alan Paul – who has written biographies of both the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers – then asks the bassist if he was scared for the experience.“Oh no. The whole point was to see what they were seeing and boy did I! The first thing I realized was the stuff I was doing as a kid was absolute garbage and this was a completely different experience. Playing that music with them on it was eye opening. And I finally caught John, because I don’t know his playing with the same intimacy I know Jimmy Herring, Derek Trucks, and Warren Haynes, whom I’ve played with for many years.I’ve been chasing John and I caught his ass that night and he knew it. Afterwards, he sat Bill and me down and was like, “What happened? What is this all about?” It was hilarious. I was like, “Yeah I got you.” And I connected to the audience. I felt like an octopus with tentacles connecting to each person in the band—and each person on that vibe in the audience. And it was heavy.”For those who may not know, Owsley refers to Owsley Stanley, a chemist who helped finance the Grateful Dead in their earliest days by synthesizing and selling LSD. He also helped designed the infamous “Wall Of Sound” system and influenced the song “Truckin’.” Though Owsley passed away in 2011, some LSD that he made still remains.Oteil even goes back into the history of the Grateful Dead and LSD in the interview. “The beginning of the Grateful Dead was jamming at acid tests, where there were no expectations about how to play—or even to play at all. That level of zero expectations allows for a complete universe of choices with no fear at all for what someone else is going to think of it. They were exploring together and that has carried over all these years through all their projects.”The full interview sees Oteil talking about his favorite Dead music, emphatically sharing his love for all things Grateful. It’s a mutual love, Oteil! Welcome to the scene.last_img read more

Al Pacino Begins Previews in David Mamet’s China Doll

first_img China Doll David Mamet’s China Doll, one of the most eagerly anticipated productions of the 2015-16 Broadway season, starts previews on October 21. Directed by Pam MacKinnon and headlined by the legendary Al Pacino, the world premiere co-stars Christopher Denham.The two-hander follows Mickey Ross (Pacino), a billionaire who just bought a plane for his fiancé to celebrate his imminent retirement. As he’s about to leave the office, he takes one last phone call that could shake things up. Denham will play Ross’ assistant, Carson. Mamet is on record as saying that the show, which he penned for Pacino, is “better than oral sex.”China Doll will run for a limited (naturally) engagement of 97 performances. Opening night is set for November 19 at at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016last_img read more

Pecan feeding time

first_imgHomeowners can’t afford fight”If your home pecan trees are infected by insects or diseases, it’s impossible and impractical to try to treat for them,” he said. “Commercial growers use specialized, expensive pieces of equipment pulled by enclosed cab tractors to spray pesticides into the canopies of their trees. As a homeowner, you can’t do this. And quite frankly, your neighbors wouldn’t be too happy with you if you did.”Unless your backyard tree has sentimental value, Hutcheson says it’s much easier and less expensive to buy pecans from the supermarket.”Backyard pecan trees are leaf-bearing monsters,” he said. “Every other year you may get some nuts, and then you have to pick them up, crack and shell them. If the tree’s already in the landscape or you helped your granddaddy plant it, fine. Otherwise, it’s a lot easier to buy shelled nuts and support our state’s commercial growers.” Use this formula”Pecan trees are rather heavy feeders and need 4 pounds (of fertilizer) per inch of trunk diameter,” he said. “So if the tree’s trunk is 10 inches, apply 40 pounds of fertilizer.”Hutcheson recommends homeowners use a “triple 10” fertilizer followed by 3 to 5 pounds of zinc phosphate. “If you buy a pecan tree special fertilizer you can eliminate one of these tasks, because it’s already blended with zinc,” he said.Fertilize backyard pecan trees in June and September, too.Besides adequate fertilization, Hutcheson says backyard pecan trees need proper sanitation. “This means, simply, keep the floor area around the tree clean of limbs, old nuts and leaves,” he said. “This debris provides a home for pests, and you definitely don’t want pests.” Weevils, wasps and scabBackyard pecan pests include pecan weevils, pecan scab and pecan phylloxera. Pecan weevils are the tiny carpenters that bore the pin-sized hole often seen on nuts from homegrown trees.”Pecan phylloxera is a small, wasp-like insect that stings the leaves of pecan trees,” Hutcheson said. “Inside the leaf, the female lays an egg that forms a gall on the leaf. It looks like a bump on the leaf and cuts down on production.”Pecan scab is a disease that is best prevented by planting resistant varieties like Curtis or Elliot. “Pruning any limbs touching the ground improves air movement through the tree’s canopy,” he said. “This also reduces the leaf wetness necessary for disease development.”When backyard pecan growers in Spalding County see the bumps on their pecan leaves, they call Hutcheson to ask why their tree looks like it has the measles.center_img By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaIf your backyard pecan trees supply the nuts for your seasonal pecan pies, University of Georgia experts say it’s time to fertilize them for next season.Fertilize home-landscape pecan trees at least once a year, preferably in February, said Wade Hutcheson, the UGA Cooperative Extension Coordinator in Spalding County, Ga.last_img read more

Irish publishing group to pay €70m to settle pension dispute

first_imgAn Irish publishing company has agreed to pay €70m into two defined benefit (DB) schemes to end a long-running dispute over their future funding.Independent News & Media (INM) struck the agreement with the schemes’ trustees last week, according to a joint statement from both parties.The company and trustees said INM would pay the deficit reduction contributions agreed in the schemes’ 2013 valuation, as well as supplementary payments “to ensure pension pots… are no lower than as at 2013”. The company has also made “special provision” for members aged 62 or over who are yet to retire.The Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited Contributory Pension Plan and Independent Newspapers Management Services pension scheme are both to be wound up as part of the agreement. INM operates defined contribution (DC) schemes, and in total said it was projected to “invest” roughly €115m into all its schemes – including the new €70m arrangement – by 2023.The case grabbed headlines in Ireland, not least through coverage from the Irish Independent newspaper, owned by INM. Initially, the company had planned to wind up the schemes without closing their deficits, transferring members to DC schemes. The Independent reported that this would have led to future retirees losing up to 30% of their expected benefits.In Ireland, there are currently no laws requiring companies to fully fund their schemes when winding them up. The INM case received political attention and led to the introduction by politicians of a range of proposals for the protection of DB schemes and members. These are due to be debated by parliament’s Joint Committee on Social Protection later this year.In the joint statement, INM and the trustees said: “These pension changes are not unique to INM. Many companies, including other media organisations providing DB pension schemes, have changed from a DB to a DC model.”last_img read more

Fiber cut causing isolated phone, internet outages, sources say

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. – Having issues with phone or internet service today? If so, you’re not alone.Ripley County Emergency Management Director Patrick Rose says, “I have received periodic outages from both commercial and government, I am not really sure about the private sector.”It ranges from Batesville to Versailles and several issues may already be resolved, Rose added.Sources say a fiber cut in the Seymour and Columbus area has caused the isolated outages. We will release new details when they become available.last_img read more