The new boss of Propertymark, Tim Balcon, has confirmed that the organisation’s plan to jettison ARLA, NAEA and NAVA and create a single organisations is to go ahead, following his arrival four months ago.During an interview with The Negotiator that will be published in full within the next issue of our magazine, Balcon said the dropping of these historic brands was part of a new focus for Propertymark.He said that the organisation wants its core message to come from a single organisation rather than being diluted via a multitude of sub-brands.“They all share the same purpose which is to be professional and we all sign the same code of conduct, and those are the things we’ll share under one brand,” he says.“By coming together it gives us a much stronger voice, but it doesn’t mean we’ll make everyone the same; Propertymark will still recognise those different skill sets.”ProfessionBalcon says Propertymark has achieved a lot of things in the past including adding value for its members, but that the property industry is due to become more of a ‘profession’ in the coming months and years, and that agents will have to prove they are competent, knowledgeable and practice in a way that instils trust in the consumer.“And although RoPA isn’t the government’s highest priority at the moment, it’s eventual implementation will help in this move to greater professionalisation,” he says.“We want Propertymark to take agents from the basic entry-level requirements of RoPA and move them forward a being a professional.”tim balcon NAVA NAEA propertymark ARLA February 2, 2021Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Goodbye ARLA, NAEA and NAVA and hello Propertymark, says chief previous nextAssociations & BodiesGoodbye ARLA, NAEA and NAVA and hello Propertymark, says chiefPropertymark boss Tim Balcon tells The Neg that his drive to make property industry into a ‘profession’ will be easier under one roof.Nigel Lewis2nd February 202101,601 Views
Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has sold Chantilly Patisserie to its management team.The deal is the fourth disposal by RGF since it sold Garrett ingredients in April, with the business also selling Haydens Bakery and, most recently, R&W Scott.Operating out of Paignton, Devon, for 20 years, Chantilly produces frozen desserts for customers including Marston’s Inns & Taverns, Warner Leisure, Brakes and Country Range.In RGF’s financial year to 31 March 2018, Chantilly contributed £2.4m of revenue, and made a pre-tax loss of £0.3m. At the date it was separated from the Haydens Bakery business, Chantilly’s net assets were £0.09m.RGF is to receive a total of £0.2m for Chantilly, with £0.1m paid on completion and a further £0.05m on each of the first two anniversaries of the sale.The disposals followed a difficult period for RGF including the exit of founder and executive chairman Pieter Totté, profit warnings, and the announcement it would be improving its corporate governance and reporting after admitting standards had been below those investors “might reasonably expect”.Chief executive Hugh Cawley described its last financial year – when it reported a £23.2m operating loss – as one the business would look back on with “little pride or satisfaction”.RGF today said that, following the disposals, it would be free to focus its attention and resources on growing its two “profitable, continuing businesses” – cake decoration under the Renshaw and Rainbow Dust brands; and ingredients through the Brighter Foods operation.“Having transformed the group’s financial position as a result of these disposals and other financing activities, the financial resources are now available to fund this growth,” states RGF.RGF expects to incur an accounting profit of around £0.06m on the disposal of Chantilly and a write-down of parent company reserves at 31 March 2019 of approximately £0.06m.RGF disposalsGarrett Ingredients – April 2018Garretts, which supplies dairy, sugar and other food ingredients to UK manufacturers, was sold to Kent Foods Limited for £1.8m cash.Haydens Bakery – September 2018Haydens, which has been part of RGF since its inception in 2003, makes a wide range of baked goods from two sites in Devizes, Wiltshire, and has 480 employees. The business – excluding the Chantilly Patisserie operation – was sold to Bakkavor Group for £12m.R&W Scott – December 2018Based in Carluke in Lanarkshire, R&W Scott has been producing jams and preserves for more than 130 years and last year had a turnover of almost £11m. The business was sold to its management team in a £4m deal.Chantilly Patisserie – February 2019Frozen desserts manufacturer Chantilly Patisserie is sold to its management team.
Franklin County High School Girls Varsity Soccer beat New Castle High School 4-1.For the second year in a row, Franklin County beat New Castle by a score of 4-1. The ball movement and team defending were very good.The stats breakdown is:Goals: Kloe Bolos, Jordan Nichols, Brylee Pace, Adrienne Bundy.Assists: Zoey Gruber, Jaime Stortz, Laura Edwards, Jessica Parker.Goal Keeper Saves: Karlie Hahn (12).The story of the night, however, is that we celebrated the life of Joe Gruber in our Memorial Game. The Wildcats Community came together to support Heidi, Leighla and our own #19 Zoey Gruber. All proceeds of the Skyline Cheese Coney night and concessions are being donated to the family to help in whatever way it can. #WildcatsCare #GruberStrong #SoccerSistersCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.