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Whisky Asset Based Lending is all in Good Spirits yet is Crown Preference Proposals putting Floating Charge Lending at risk?

Published on: 4th June 2019 In an ever-changing market; and as uncertain factors rest on the horizon, borrowers and lenders together face many challenges from stockpiling to the Crown preference queue jumping proposals, yet whisky asset based lending (ABL) is raising spirits in the sector.

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Glamping: introducing a new demographic to the market

Published on: 3rd June 2019 Glamping, or luxury camping, is more popular than ever and with tree houses, pods, bell tents, yurts, shepherd’s huts and even converted London buses on offer, there’s plenty of variety for consumers to choose from in this ever-growing market. The recent recession, coupled with the increasing trend for the ‘staycation’ has helped to make holidaying in the UK a much more popular choice amongst UK tourists. As ever holiday businesses have been forward thinking to embrace the new demand, creating and developing many new forms of accommodation to appeal to different customers, one of the most notable, the rise of glamping.

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Newcastle team moves to Central Square South

Published on: 31st May 2019 We are delighted to announce that our Newcastle office have completed their move to Central Square South, the newly refurbished office development located adjacent to Newcastle Central Station. Central Square South is one of the most striking office buildings in the North East and the team of 40 property experts have moved in to the 2nd floor of the building, having spent 20 years at their previous address on Grey Street.

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Asset Based Lending Specialist Support

Published on: 29th May 2019 In an ever-changing market; and as uncertain factors rest on the horizon, borrowers and lenders together face many challenges. Christian Humphreys, partner in our asset-based lending team commented on the specialist support that ABL can offer. Asset Based Lending (“ABL”) remains an important route to funding for many retailers, wholesalers and manufacturing small to medium enterprise (“SME”) businesses in particular; and will continue to be a key access to funds both in its current guise and in future form as funding and security pools change. ABL remains the most fluid and flexible form of security with SMEs reliant on floating charge lending incorporating inventory revolving facilities along with the primary invoice finance form of ABL supported by additional plant and machinery and property term loan facilities.

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Holiday park on the market in tranquil North Devon setting

Published on: 21st May 2019 Greenways Valley Holiday Park, a mixed holiday park with scope for development is available for sale in Great Torrington, North Devon. Greenways Valley is located just a mile from the historic market town of Great Torrington and enjoys the benefits of both easy accessibility and a picturesque, rural setting on the edge of a wooded valley.

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Work begins on third phase of Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor

Published on: 20th May 2019 The third phase of the project is to construct a dual carriageway that connects the southern end of the Northern Spire bridge with the city centre. It’s estimated the project will take just over two years to complete and will run from the bridge, through Pallion, underneath Queen Alexandra Bridge, into Deptford and onto the city centre.

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Leaders stress importance of HS2 and NPR

Published on: 20th May 2019 Leaders from across the North have emphasised the importance of bringing forward both HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR), following the release of House of Lords report criticising the current approach.

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World Facilities Management Day - Celebrating Global ISO FM Standards

Published on: 15th May 2019 The job of a facilities manager is all about ensuring that workplaces are kept healthy, safe and productive whilst allowing businesses to thrive, grow and meet their objectives. We're pleased to celebrate the fantastic work that our team of 12 facilities managers does on a daily basis.

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Historic site with roots dating back to 997AD on the market in North Yorkshire

Published on: 7th May 2019 Formerly a Roman marching camp, medieval hostel and monastery, the historic mixed-use site at Spital Farm has recently come to market. The extensive farm features a Grade II listed farmhouse with two self-contained letting cottages, a restaurant, craft centre, tea room, caravan park and just over 13 acres of land providing potential for future development, subject to planning.

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