Monday, 6 August 2012

Attended as a guest of Ashford Rotary Club a dinner at Ashford Manor Golf Club, where they hosted local Paralympian Jessica Hunter & witnessed her skilled demonstration of Boccia. We wish her every success in gaining an Olympic medal later this month.

Brainstorming session with joint agents Savills & Hempton Franks as we conclude investment marketing appraisal for freehold sale of Princes House, Dorchester. Further details to follow shortly.

Tuesday evening at Spelthone Business Forum at Baroosh with smaller turn out but nevertheless a good feel factor with local businesses.

Had to work from home last Wednesday since blocked in due to the Olympic bike road time trials, unbelievable experience to see both Bradley Wiggins & Chris Froome cycle past me and within only 2m away!

Entertained by Clive Marjoram Associates and Bradolin Developments at Headingley Test Match on Thursday and surprisingly only 3 overs lost due to rain. The Carnegie stadium has greatly improved facilities and with an unusual Pavilion which looks like an Oragami sculpture!
Hoping to finalize new letting at unit 2 Pellon Retail Park, Halifax, watch this space.

Played golf at Hampton Court Golf club with Tim Baker of The Milton Group and Matt Brown of Lewis Ellis and can see why they played so well at the latter's corporate golf day at Burhill Golf Club.

Busy week ahead and watch out for my Twitter announcements of new instructions.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Number of agency boards have been ordered for our London offices as opportunities arise in Fulham & Chelsea.

Now members of the local business forum & interest group The Earls Court Society and look forward to participating in future events & meetings. Together with our pending membership of the Kensington & Chelsea Chambers we continue to engage with the local community & business.

Met owner of block of flats and shops in Lillie Road, Fulham and hoping to seek other local & similar type purchases.

Met Duncan Walker, Director of Helical Bar Plc and impressed by their current investment and development pipeline and criteria. Hopefully we will shortly be able to present them with a commercial property opportunity in central London.

Together with our sister company in Dubai we continue to look for blue chip commercial property investments located only in London SW1 and up to £35m lot size.

Wimbledon office instruction at 165 The Broadway formally launched with both brochure (hard  copy & i) and dedicated website (

New brochures (in both formats) for office freehold sales at Buildings 1 & 2 Daten Park, Warrington is released this week. Dedicated website is imminent.

New shop agency instruction secured at Unit 4, The Atrium, Ashford TW15 2UD our particulars as PDF now available from our website.

Atmosphere for the Olympics building up as we commute jointly with stewards and spectators around the tube and south west train networks, also I will experience watching first hand an Olympic event with the road race going past my home this weekend and next Wednesday, can't wait!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Typically wet with sunny periods this week, although did not dampen work spirits as we pick up new investment sales in Dorset and Yorkshire and also new retail instruction in Church Road, Ashford.
Further details to follow shortly.

At long last brochure for both office buildings at Daten Park, Birchwood, Warrington now agreed and will be available next week.

Looked at possible new instruction of a freehold of mixed retail/residential in Staines upon Thames.

Attended Surrey Chambers of Commerce post AGM evening event at Horsley Towers, East Horsely, what a great venue with its baroque and gothic towers and galleries.

Attended Kensington & Chelsea Chambers "jobs, advice & training fair" at ILEC, Ibis Hotel in Earls Court and have joined the Chamber as part of our local networking with our London office.

Attended and hosted test match at Oval with clients including Tim Seddon, London Director of St Modwen Plc and Gary Lever of CHAPS Ltd and enjoyed lunch at the Brunswick House Cafe.
An amazing historic building that has survived all the high rise and modern development around Vauxhall and the South Bank.

On Friday we hosted a table at the Property Race at Ascot and where a number of auctions to raise funds for childrens charity.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Stephen Anderson, MD of Clarke Nickolls & Coombs, is now officially recognised as a RICS Registered Valuer.

This assures the quality of our valuations - a key component underpinning most economic activity - raising the credibility of Clarke Nickolls & Coombs. It provides Stephen and Clark Nickolls & Coombs a clearly identifiable designation demonstrating we are able to provide the highest level of professional quality for our valuation services.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Many thanks for Menzies corporate hospitality last Tuesday before and during the T20 match between Surrey v Sussex.

Thoroughly enjoyable Wednesday afternoon's golf at Ashford Manor Golf club as we also celebrate Chairman of local Chambers, Les Ford's 60th birthday!

Carried out site inspection with Milton Group of industrial investments in Berkshire and Middlesex, which are shortly going to auction.

Viewed larger showroom in Banstead with retailer client for proposed new operation. Details to follow shortly.

Our marketing brochure for the offices at 165 The Broadway Wimbledon is now available to download from our website and we also have dedicated web link:

This week we have been asked to quote for planning consultancy relating to a shop at Whitton where the retailer wants to get an A2 retail use. Also quoted for schedule of condition relating to new shop lease on behalf of a retailer.

Submitted to large commercial property investments respectively priced at £35m and £15.5m being located in SW3 & SW1 and to our sister company in Dubai. We wait with bated breath.

Hoping to pick up next week a Freehold retail instruction in Dorset, further details to follow shortly.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Attended Ashford Pride meeting at the new Community Centre (formerly occupied by the local community Police) and which is the ground floor of the multiple-story car park. As amendments were agreed to the Mary Portas bid including video & commentary changes.

Enjoyed Surrey Chambers of Commerce breakfast event at Hilton Hotel, Seven Hills, Cobham last Thursday morning. Intimate and attended by local professionals and not single banker in sight!

Hart Brown's annual economy forum at the University of Surrey last Thursday evening was excellent with two out of three guest speakers being both illuminating and entertaining.
Alan McCafferty, MD of John Dennis Coachmakers and Justin Urquart Stewart, Stockbroker and economic commentator , let's follow their mantra and ignore the press and media and be positive and let's exploit the confidence that exists amongst small and local business.
Afterall we now have three shops in Slough and a retail warehouse in Halifax under offer and discovered rental uplifts in London! Also our retailer clients look to acquire news shop leases.

Now have 20 confirmed to attend next Wednesday Curry Club lunch at Roshnis, Staines and please let my collague Peter Hill know if you wish to attend by midday Tuesday 26th June 2012.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Agreed on behalf of landlord lease renewal and schedule of dilaps at Church Parade, Ashford. Resulting in tenant surrendering 2 bed flat and paying capital compensation to the landlord. The tenant will now get new lease of the ground floor shop only and the landlord will be able to refurbish and relet the flat.

Attended Menzies evening event at their Egham office last Monday to watch England v France Euro football match. Good company and hospitality.

Inspected shops in Reigate and Horsham with retailer client and hope to secure new shop leases. Both towns have vibrant town centres and with strong multiple retail representation.

Had stitches removed from right index finger and then attended Best of Staines event at Soiree, Staines upon Thames.

Marketing of offices at 165 The Broadway, Wimbledon, gains momentum and both dedicated website and e-brochure should be available by end of this month. We will have refurbished office suites between 400 sq.ft. and 4,100 sq.ft. to let on new leases at headline rental of £18.50 psf exclusive.

Made 10 minutes presentation at Shepperton studios last Thursday morning as part of being sponsor for Spelthorne Business Forum. Reminder to all prospective clients that our professional fees are bespoke and therefore can be agreed as either fixed rate or as %? Whereas our agency fees are only payable upon the completion of the letting or sale. Excepting board costs and brochures we bear all marketing costs. Furthermore irrespective of the level of the agreed fee we provide the same high level of performance.

Attended on Friday the Biscotti breakfast event at Park Inn Hotel, Heathrow and where meet cross spectrum of local business men and woman including Private Investigator, Radio Producer, Brand Designer and Sign writer etc.

Finally, another reminder to our next curry club lunch event at Roshnis, Staines upon Thames on the 27th June 2012 at 1pm. Cost only £6.95 per person including free raffle but excluding drinks. Please contact my colleague Peter Hill on to reserve your place.