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BREAKING: Merger creates new national lettings giant

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » BREAKING: Merger creates new national lettings giant previous nextAgencies & PeopleBREAKING: Merger creates new national lettings giantLomond Capital and Linley & Simpson have come together to create a 22,000-property management behemoth.Nigel Lewis4th January 202102,627 Views Two of the biggest names in the independent estate agency world have merged to form a lettings ‘mini Countrywide’.Fast-expanding 21-branch Yorkshire lettings firm Linley & Simpson has merged with Lomond Capital, which has bought up 36 estate agency brands since it launched 12 years ago, and 18 since it received venture capital backing in 2017.The best-known firms within its group include Brand Vaughan in Brighton, Thornley Groves in Manchester, SDL Bigwood, Slater, Hogg & Robinson in Edinburgh, John Shepherd in Birmingham and Braemore in Edinburgh.The new venture between Lomond and Linley & Simpson will give the merged entity some 22,000 properties under management across the UK including in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Hull, Leeds Manchester, Sheffield and York.Further acquisitionsThe venture capital-backed lettings group says it has strong ambitions to become a fully national force as it takes advantage of the headwinds faced by many independents.  Further acquisitions will be financed via private equity firm LDC, which has also financed Linley & Simpson’s growth.Stuart Pender (pictured, above), Group CEO of Lomond Capital, says: “Lettings and estate agents are facing an increasingly complex regulatory environment and challenging trading conditions.“We have had significant success in bringing together and supporting good quality regional agents under one operating model whilst maintaining a local, on the ground approach which together has delivered significant benefits to landlords and tenants.”Linley & Simpson CEO Will Linley will join the board as Group Managing Director with a focus on delivering the Group’s ambitious acquisitive growth strategy. Nick Simpson will become CEO of Yorkshire and Martin Elliott CFO.LDC Stuart Pender Will Lindley Lomond Capital Linley & Sampson January 4, 2021Nigel 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

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SHERIFF DAVE WEDDING SELECTED CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER

first_img We are pleased and excited to announce that Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding  has been selected as the third CCO 2016 “Outstanding Community Service” Award Winner” for 2016.  Sheriff Wedding is extremely well thought of in our community and he gives a great deal of his time and financial resources to help those in need.His career in public safety began in 1981 working as a civilian jailer.  He  worked his way up Corporate ladder and in 1983 he became a deputy sheriff .Sheriff Wedding worked in various assignments as a young deputy including canine unit for several years. He held ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Major, Chief Deputy before being elected Vanderburgh County Sheriff in 2014.Sheriff Wedding graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1997.   He also attended many leadership courses including one at Northwestern University.Sheriff  Wedding is active many community and support groups and organizations.   He is a strong supporter  of the Santa Clothes Club,  St Vincent Child Daycare, Youth Resources, Albion Fellows, 911 Gives Hope, Honor Flight and has a strong passion in helping local youth programs.So far the 2016 the “Outstanding Community Services Awards” are Vicki Hubiak President Of HR Solutions and Anne Audain six time Olympician and world record holder in the 500 meter race. This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2016.  Last years event was a sellout.Last years winners of the “Outstanding Community Services Awards” were: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams, Dr Steven Becker MD, Tracy Zeller-President of Tracy Zeller Jewelry Holly Dunn-National Movation Speaker on Domestic Violence, Cheryl Musgrave who sits on the Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals and retired political icon Betty Hermann.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Incoming Editor-in-Chief names supporting staff

first_imgSophomores Charlotte Edmonds, Maria Leontaras and Mary Steurer and junior Natalie Weber will help oversee The Observer’s Editorial Board next year, incoming Editor-in-Chief Kelli Smith announced Sunday.Edmonds will take on the Managing Editor position, while Leontaras, Steurer and Weber will all serve as Assistant Managing Editors. All four women will officially begin their new roles March 18.Edmonds, a sophomore living in Pasquerilla West Hall, is finishing her term as Associate Sports Editor. Originally from Oklahoma City, Edmonds is majoring in history with a minor in business economics. Edmonds began her time with The Observer in the News department but has since moved to Sports, covering a variety of different teams over the past year, including Notre Dame fencing, football and women’s basketball.“I’m looking forward to continuing to develop The Observer and ensuring it’s serving and informing the tri-campus community,” Edmonds said. “Working alongside our staff members and Editorial Board is such an honor, and I think we’re fully equipped to navigate the year ahead.”Weber is a junior who previously served as News Editor, and is currently studying abroad in Puebla, Mexico. Weber has written about the University’s response to the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, the experience of low-income students on campus and the presence of bats in various dorms. A Colorado native, Weber is majoring in English, with minors in journalism, ethics and democracy and computing and digital technologies. On campus, Weber lives in Cavanaugh Hall.“I’m excited and honored to be a part of this team,” Weber said. “The Observer has played a significant role in my college experience, and I look forward to our plans for the coming year.”  Leontaras, a sophomore at Saint Mary’s, is pursuing a student-designed major in interactive journalism with minors in Italian and mathematics. From Crown Point, Indiana, she is completing her term as Associate Saint Mary’s Editor. Leontaras has covered various events on the College’s campus, including former College President Jan Cervelli’s resignation and lectures from acclaimed visiting authors.“The Observer is a great platform to bring the tri-campus community together, and it’s an honor to be able to work alongside such qualified and passionate student journalists,” Leontaras said. “I am looking forward to contributing to the paper’s legacy.”Steurer is a sophomore computer science engineering major minoring in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. Steurer currently serves as News Editor, and during her time at The Observer has written about topics such as the Waddick’s renovation, the Columbus murals and, most recently, the student government elections. Originally from St. Louis, Steurer currently lives in Howard Hall.“I’ve loved working for The Observer since I first joined my freshman year,” she said. “This paper means so much to me and I can’t wait to start this new adventure.”Tags: Observer editorial board, Observer editors, The Observerlast_img read more

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Man Arrested After Driving into Ocala Church, Setting It On Fire

first_imgIn addition, he told them that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, but had not been taking his medication.The police report describes surveillance footage that shows the white van crashing through the double doors, a man pouring gasoline on the church floor, slipping on the gasoline, and then lighting and throwing what is presumed to be a shoe into the room, which was then engulfed in flames.Shields was charged with attempted second degree murder, three felony counts of evidencing prejudice, arson to a structure, burglary of an occupied structure and felony fleeing or attempting to elude.He is being held in the Marion County Jail with no bond. A driver plowed into a north Florida church and then set it on fire, as parishioners were preparing for mass Saturday morning, according to authorities.The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Steven Shields crashed a minivan through the front doors of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala at about 7:30 a.m.He then exited the vehicle and threw gasoline in the church’s foyer, causing a fire that resulted in “extensive damage” of more than $1,000 in valueThere were no injuries.Shields drove away but was stopped by deputies nearby shortly thereafter.According to the police report, he told deputies he targeted the Catholic Church because of a “mission.”Parishioners were inside at the time but we’re able to escape without injury. Only the front area of the church suffered burn damage. pic.twitter.com/FmLSsStofn— Chris Guardaro (@ChrisWESH2News) July 11, 2020last_img read more

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