Leading voice of independents lettings agency sector sells up to Northwood

first_imgAn 11-year-old and award-winning independent lettings agency in London has sold up to a local corporate buyer despite being the most successful business in the area with 200 properties under management.Daisy Lets, which is based in the south London suburb of Forest Hill, is run by a team of seven and was founded by Claire Empson (picture above, centre), who is a well-known figure within the industry.Empson has also featured in several TV and radio programmes and podcasts, partly because she has been a champion of Boris Johnson’s London’s Rental Standard accreditation scheme.She is also active in politics, recently speaking at a Women’s Equality Party Conference urging delegates to lobby government on the provision of local retirement housing.Her lettings agency business has now been bought by nearby competitor Northwood Dulwich for an undisclosed sum.“There was a lot of interest in the acquisition of Daisy Lets and I am delighted to have been successful in acquiring what was a former competitor,” says Stuart Williams of Northwood Dulwich (left), who was supported by Northwood’s acquisitions team to make the purchase.“Daisy Lets is a great fit with my existing business, because it is an independently run agency, which had been locally owned and built up from the ground to establish a very strong brand. It now has an excellent reputation as a respectable award-winning business.”Northwood is to retain all Daisy Lets staff and ‘for now’ the name of the lettings agency business is to remain, so strong is its local reputation, says Williams. daisy lets Northwood July 23, 2019Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Leading voice of independents lettings agency sector sells up to Northwood previous nextAgencies & PeopleLeading voice of independents lettings agency sector sells up to NorthwoodDaisy Lets is the No.1 lettings agency in the Forest Hill area of south London but has now been sold by its founder Claire Empson to a local Northwood franchisee.Nigel Lewis23rd July 201901,298 Viewslast_img read more

Widespread Panic Welcomes Ivan Neville At Night One Of Panic En La Playa [Photo/Video]

first_imgOn Friday night, Athens, Georgia road warriors Widespread Panic opened up the 2019 edition of Panic En La Playa, their annual beachside destination event, at Riviera Maya, Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel.For their first show of 2019, Widespread Panic appropriately opened up their first set with “Coconut”, as the six-piece powerhouse set the tone for the evening alongside the picturesque Caribbean coastline. Next, keyboardist JoJo Hermann took the vocal lead on “One Arm Steve”, before WSP worked through solid, seamless takes on “You Should Be Glad” and “Junior”. Following “Junior”, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville joined the stage to lead the band through a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Pusherman”, and stayed up on stage to help close out “You Should Be Glad”.Widespread Panic w/ Ivan Neville – “Pusherman”[Video: Eric Nelson]Neville exited the stage and Widespread Panic pushed forward with “Diner”, with John Bell shining bright on lead vocals. Guitarist Jimmy Herring then took the lead, firing off a roaring solo on his beautiful PRS guitar. The band harnessed the crowd’s infectious energy, as they moved forward with “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues” and “Time Zones”, before bringing the first set of the weekend to a close with a raucous rendition of “Imitation Leather Shoes”.Following a brief break that gave attendees a chance to refill their cups and take a breather, Widespread Panic came back out to open their second set with “1 x 1”, before Duane Trucks and Sunny Ortiz led the band into “Worry”. With Bell leading the way on vocals, Herring showcased some intricate work on his 6-string, eventually peaking as he reached a monumental high-note. A cover of Vic Chesnutt’s “Aunt Avis” came next, before moving forward with the fan-favorite “Driving Song”. WSP left the scorching hot “Driving Song” open-ended, as they dove head first into “Impossible”, which featured an extended jam on the Grateful Dead’s “The Other One”.Widespread Panic – “Driving Song” > “Impossible” > “The Other One Jam” > “Rock”[Video: Eric Nelson]Widespread Panic landed into “Rock” out of their “The Other One” jam, and finally returned to “Driving Song”, giving the rocker the proper closure. Following a bluesy take on “One Kind Favor”, the six-piece brought their second set to a close with “All Time Low”.  WSP delivered a two-song encore with a cover of The Band’s “Ophelia” followed by “North”.Widespread Panic – “One Kind Stranger”[Video: MrTopdogger]Widespread Panic – “Ophelia”, “North”[Video: Eric Nelson]Check out a beautiful gallery of photos from last night’s show courtesy of photographer Dave Vann.Tonight, Widespread Panic returns to Rivera Maya, Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel for the second night of their Panic En La Playa destination event.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Panic En La Playa | Riviera Maya, MX | 1/25/2019Set One: Coconut, One Arm Steve, You Should Be Glad > Junior > Pusherman* > You Should Be Glad**, Diner > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Time Zones, Imitation Leather ShoesSet Two: 1 x 1, Worry > Aunt Avis > Driving Song > Impossible > The Other One Jam > Rock > Driving Song > One Kind Favor > All Time LowEncore: Ophelia, North* Ivan Neville on keyboards & vocals, ** Ivan Neville on keyboardsWidespread Panic | Panic En La Playa | Riviera Maya, MX | 1/25/2019 | Photos: Dave Vann Load remaining imageslast_img read more

More groups and individuals advance to the cultural finals

first_img Sharing is caring! Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence.Dominica’s history and culture was on display again at five different cultural semifinal competitions held last weekend.Individuals and groups from the south east, eastern, north east, south west and western districts competed in various categories, as part of activities marking Dominica’s 33rd anniversary of independence.Chief Cultural Officer, Mr Raymond Lawrence believes that so far citizens are showing a great level of interest in the activities; a gesture he believes that demonstrates patriotism and love for country.“It shows that our people are continuing to appreciate the country’s history and culture. It demonstrates our love for country and the unity that we talk about today. Our country is ours to build and it’s good that we can put all differences aside and participate in those activities for the love of country.”Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Honorable Gloria Shillingford called on Dominicans to make the theme chosen to celebrate this year’s independence practical.Students of the St. Luke’s Primary School performing a belle dance piece at the Opening of Independence 2011 at the Old Mill Cultural Centre.“Use those hands to do well, use them for the betterment of our country. Use them to do positive things and let us work together in unity like the theme says. If we put these hands together we will be surprised to see what wonders they can do. Let go back to the days of coudremere when we use to help each other build homes, plant farms and raise up a child. What happened to the good old days when a community used to raise up a child, lets put our hands together and do those things.”Winners for the North Eastern District Cultural Semi Finals are;Adults Jing Ping – Woodfordhill Jing Ping band led by Steven DrigoChildren Kweyol Song – Joseanna Massicot of CalibishieChildren Sotice – Cultural Expressions led by Joseph RussellChildren Heel and Toe – Cultural Expressions led by Joseph RussellChildren Group Kokoy Song – Wesley Primary School led by Winger T. WilliamsChildren Drumming Ensemble – Cultural Expressions led by Joseph RussellAdults Kweyol Song – Benedict Pierre of WoodfordhillChildren Quadrille – Cultural Expressions led by Joseph RussellCreative Dance – W.S Stevens led by Nadia FabienMouth Organ – Sawille Challenger of CalibishieIndividual Kokoy Tory – Diane Colette Telemacque of WesleyFlirtation – Trend Setters led by Kaestel EttinoffeAdults Kont – Benedict Pierre of WoodfordhillGroup Kokoy Song – Marigot Cultural Group led by Damon Jno BaptisteChildren Kweyol Song – Ti Bois led by Paul LewisMazook – Marigot Cultural Group led by Damon Jno BaptisteAdults Kokoy Song – Paul Lewis of WoodfordhillAdults Quadrille – Trend Setters led by Kaestel EttinoffeAdults Drumming Ensemble – Ti Bois led by Paul LewisWinners for the South Western District Cultural Semi Finals are;Adults Jing Ping – Gutter Jing Ping Band led by Davidson CharlesChildren Heel and Toe – Goodwill Secondary School led by Nadia PinardChildren Sotice – Goodwill Secondary School led by Nadia PinardChildren Creative Dance – New Generation Dance Group led by Lucia LanderChildren Kweyol Song – Goodwill Primary School led by Shirley LukeAdult Bamboo Flute – Christopher Rolle of TrafalgarChildren Konte – Convent Preparatory School led by Ann Marie AlexanderChildren Bele – Goodwill Secondary School led by Nadia PinardAdults Konte – George Jervier of Scotts HeadAdult Mazook – Naissance Cultural Group led by Dinah ElwinAdult Mouth Organ – Bryant Rolle of LaudatAdults Kweyol Song – George Jervier of Scotts HeadAdults Quadrille – Naissance Cultural Group led by Dinah ElwinAdults Flirtation – Naissance Cultural Group led by Dinah ElwinAdults Group Kokoy Song – Pointe Michel Cultural Group led by Joan FramptonAdults Drumming Ensemble – Greenland’s School of Talent led by Vernetta ToussaintAdults Bele – Goodwill Secondary School led by Nadia PinardAdults Creative Dance – Goodwill Secondary School led by Nadia PinardDominica Vibes News Share Share 138 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet LocalNews More groups and individuals advance to the cultural finals by: – October 5, 2011last_img read more