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How Sustainability Will Change the Look and Feel of Our Cities

Forward thinking innovators working in sectors such as property and logistics are aiming to make urban areas in the UK both more sustainable and human-friendly spaces. Buildings and motor vehicles have become fundamental parts of the modern metropolis – and both are among the largest contributors to global carbon emissions, followed by the need for

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UK Economy Grows in April as Shops Reopen

The UK economy has grown by 2.3% throughout April, the fastest monthly growth since July last year. Shoppers spent more on the high street as non-essential shops reopened, in addition to an increase in car and caravan sales. There was evidence of higher spending in pubs, cafes and restaurants as restrictions eased, according to the

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Why Do I Need to Get My Commercial Property Valued?

Determining the value of a commercial property is extremely important for several reasons. If you are involved in the commercial property market, a valuation is a crucial factor when determining the risk level of investing in a property either for commercial use or for investment. A valuation will forecast what price the property will sell

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Charity of the Year Safe and Sound Shares Their Plans for 2021

BB&J Commercial’s Charity of the Year, Safe and Sound, has recently released their plans for 2021. Safe and Sound is Derbyshire’s long-established and specialist child exploitation charities. They protect and support children and young people affected by exploitation which includes online grooming, sexual exploitation, trafficking, drugs, modern slavery, and radicalisation. Why is this important to

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Open-Air Retail Parks to Lure Shoppers After COVID

Property company, British Land, believes consumers will prefer a well-ventilated, car-friendly location even after restrictions have eased. The property group have expressed their interest in more out-of-town retail parks, as they expect consumers will want to shop at open-air locations where there is access by car, even after the lockdown measures are eased. In addition,

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Brits Get Ready for Summer Spending Splurge

Latest figures from the Bank of England are showing that British households are still paying down debt and building up their savings despite the end of lockdown, offering fresh hope that businesses will benefit from a summer spending splurge. These figures have shown customers paying back £400 million of mostly credit card debt throughout April

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Winner Winner! BB&J Commercial’s Very Own Winning Multiple Awards!

Amey Hellen, who recently joined BB&J Commercial and Boxall Brown & Jones has recently been presented with four awards at the University of Derby for her efforts outside of her studies. Amey recently joined the team as a Digital Communications and Marketing Coordinator, after completing her undergraduate degree in Business Management. While studying her degree,

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UK Office Occupancy Hits 50%

UK office occupancy hits 50% of pre-pandemic levels for the first time since March 2020. This promising milestone was reached on Tuesday 18 May 2021, data from smart buildings software platform Metrikus has shown. Occupancy in offices had fallen to a weekly median of 16% in the latter week of January 2021. However, since the

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