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Administrators appointed for Eaton Estates - Knutsford's 'fastest growing estate agents in the area.' PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 January 2009 00:00
Administrators Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester) were appointed for Eaton Estates (Knutsford) Ltd on 25/01/2010 - a suprising early casualty in 2010.  Only recently it's own advertising claimed that the company was 'the fastest growing estate agency in the area'. The company's demise was reportedly to have been caused by the severe downturn in the housing market with hopes of a recovery having recently suffered a double blow with a collapse in both mortgage lending and the building of new homes. The total value of home loans in January hit a ten year low, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The CML said that mortgage advances were down by 32 per cent on December and the lowest level since February 2000. Eaton Estates has subsequently been bought from the administrators and continues to trade from its offices at the top of  Minshull Street in Knutsford.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2010 02:23
Bruntwood attract 2 new customers to Caledonian House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Thomson   
Sunday, 17 January 2010 00:30

North of England property company, Bruntwood have attracted 2 new customers to Caledonian House, Knutsford, in deals totaling 1,246 sq ft. Civil Aviation Technical Training Solutions Ltd (CATTS) have taken 826 sq ft of office space on the ground and 1st floors, whilst Langrick Group Limited have taken 420 sq ft.

CATTS provide training courses to convert qualified mechanics into professional aircraft engineers and some of their clients include EasyJet, Jet2 and Monarch. David Owen, managing director of CATTS said “Caledonian House is perfect for our current office requirements, being located in the heart of Knutsford town centre with easy access to several amenities. There’s also excellent public transport and on-site car parking for the convenience of our trainees.”

Bruntwood are currently offering offices from as little as £10 psf and have offices at Booths Park and Caledonian House in Knutsford. Please visit www.bruntwood.co.uk to find out more about Bruntwood.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2010 01:01
Supermarket watchdog welcome, but more is needed to help small shops and suppliers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 January 2010 21:26

Small suppliers are finally being given protection from supermarkets in the form of an ombudsman, but the Forum of Private Business (FPB) is calling for further measures to help both suppliers and shops.
The FPB is welcoming today’s news that the Government has accepted a recommendation for a body to enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP). It was made by the Competition Commission in 2008 after a two-year inquiry into alleged abuses in the groceries market.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 21:31
Research shows SMEs seeking finance are not presenting the correct management accounts to lenders. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 January 2010 14:18

Recession-hit small businesses are actively managing their cash flow yet struggling to access finance because they are not presenting their management accounts in the correct format to the finance and credit industry.
The news follows the latest research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB), commissioned by CreditPal, the free accounts analysis system for SMEs*.

The FPB is calling for greater collaboration between banks and businesses by asking that lending decisions based on realistic assessments of up-to-date risk of individual businesses. In turn, business owners must be prepared to help themselves by working more closely with lenders by providing latest detailed management accounts information.
Council Scheme allows free parking at weekends to boost festive trade. Why not in Knutsford? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Thomson   
Friday, 13 November 2009 07:22

Free weekend parking is being introduced in Rotherham town centre from November 21st after 3.00pm and at the weekends to boost town trade in the run up to Christmas. The scheme applies to all council-operated car parks and on-street parking bays throughout each weekend and after 3.00pm for the rest of the week. Wirral Council, offered 'free after3' parking initiative on every Thursday for Birkenhead, Liscard and Heswell and West Kirby in the run up to Christmas.
The initiative funding was made possible by the Government's national cut in VAT from 17.5% to 15% last December 2008, which was not passed on to the public and would fund  the scheme.

In Knutsford we have seen increases in parking payable from April 1st 2009 and an increase in traffic wardens on our streets to help deter shoppers from parking in our town.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2009 11:55

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