Acquisitions surge: Dexters buys famous London estate agency Roy Brooks

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Acquisitions surge: Dexters buys famous London estate agency Roy Brooks previous nextAgencies & PeopleAcquisitions surge: Dexters buys famous London estate agency Roy BrooksAgency famed for its overly-honest property descriptions during the 1960s has been snapped up for an undisclosed sum.Nigel Lewis2nd March 20210853 Views Dexters has flexed its new financial muscle and bought famous London estate agency Roy Brooks for an undisclosed sum.The acquisition follows Dexters partnerships with City investment fund Oakley Capital, which has co-invested an initial £13 million to spend on expanding its network.Roy Brooks, named after its late founder, has a reputation far larger than its two-branch estate agency network covering South East London.Established during the 1950s, it became infamous for Roy Brooks’ aggressively honest property descriptions.Starry clientsAnd its presence in the more boho areas of the Capital means it has had several celebrity clients including Hardy Amies, Nigel Lawson, Jenny Agutter, Terry Jones and Anthony Gormley.Its branches cover Peckham, East Dulwich, Camberwell, Brockley, Nunhead and Telegraph Hill.Andy Shepherd, CEO of Dexters (main pic), says: “We have long been an admirer of this iconic business and it’s talented staff, who we very much look forward to working with.“We are committed to helping to grow Roy Brooks and have an initial three year plan to work closely in strengthening and expanding the business. We have the resources to free up the local offices so they can focus fully on their clients and their property.”Dexters says it intends to expand further into East and South East London in the coming months both with new branches and acquisitions.Roy Brooks has 10 employees and its most recent accounts show it has £1.9 million cash in the bank. Its main shareholder is 65-year-old James Edmonds (pictured, left), who also owns an estates management company based in Horsham.Read more about the Oakley Capital deal.Dexters acquisition Oakley Capital Andy Shepherd Roy Brooks Dexters March 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 2021last_img read more

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Leicester preparing £30m bid for Celtic striker

first_img The Celtic academy graduate went on to sign a new five-year deal in November. Rodgers raved about Edouard’s ability after his permanent signing in a £10m deal in 2018. At the time, he said: “Odsonne’s a game-changer. No question. He’s a wonderful player. “He’s already shown that — speed, intelligence, power at all the levels and the finishing. “He can occupy defences, and he’s got a lot of tools in his locker with a lot more development to come. Read Also:Premier League celebrates Ndidi three year stint with Leicester City “You can’t deny Edouard’s ability. He’s been questioned since he came here, but I’ve always said what a huge talent he is. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way? Loading… The Daily Record claims Brendan Rodgers wants to raid his old club to sign the 21-year-old, who he brought to Glasgow in August 2017. It’s claimed the Scottish champions have warned the Foxes that their star man is not for sale. But Rodgers, 46, is said to be willing to put the record-breaking offer on hold until the end of the season. A Leicester swoop for Edouard would enrage the Parkhead faithful, with supporters still furious at the manner of their old boss’ exit from the club last February. The Foxes’ interest in the France U-21 star comes five months after they failed in a transfer deadline day move for his Hoops teammate Callum McGregor. Reports claimed Rodgers was willing to pay up to £20m for the Scotland international but was shut down by Parkhead chief Dermot Desmond.Advertisement Leicester City are preparing a £30million bid for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, according to reports.last_img read more

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Viraat Sabhaa holds graduation ceremony for spirituality training

first_imgIn an effort to sustain and enhance spirituality and the Hindu culture, the Viraat Sabhaa (Guyana) has initiated programmes to educate Hindus and non-Hindus.“The Viraat Sabhaa has placed spirituality at the pinnacle of its agenda.” This is according to Pandit Ravi Persaud, the President of the organisation, who is convinced that for there to be self-transformation, the process must include higher spiritual education wherein foundational principles are based on truth.As such, the Sabhaa is encouraging Guyanese from different backgrounds to pursue educational and capacity building initiatives.It is against this backdrop that the Sabhaa awarded certificates to persons who took part in its four training courses.The Sabhaa distributed certificates of participation to the persons on Sunday at the Hall of the Valmiki Vidyalaya High School inThe Viraat Sabhaa team poses for a picture with Swamiji in the centreQueenstown.Pandit Persaud outlined that there were four courses held over the past six months. Those started last November and concluded this month (May). Courses were conducted by Swami Kaivalyaananda Saraswati of the Kaivalya Ashram, India. Swamiji is a senior disciple of world renowned Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He is also the spiritual head of the Viraat Sabhaa.One course was for in-service Pandits. In this Module-One programme, over 20 Pandits participated. The course was conducted at the Guyana Pandits’ Council headquarters.An introductory course on the theoretical study of the Puja System for aspiring Pandits was also offered, attracting 26 participants.The Viraat Sabhaa also indicated that for the “Introduction of Vedanta course”, the organisation saw 40 students pursuing the six-month training programme in various aspects of Hinduism, inclusive of Sanskrit, Bhagavad Gita and philosophy.Also notable was the establishment of the youth training programme. Swamiji conducted a two-month training course, “Introduction to Hinduism”. That programme was attended by 21 young persons, many of whom are full-time professionals in the Public and Private Sectors.Executive member of the Viraat Sabhaa, Bhaiji Siri Persaud called on the graduates to use the knowledge imparted by Swamiji for the upliftment of themselves and their respective communities. He also applauded the participants who overlooked organisational affiliations to benefit from the courses offered by the Sabhaa.last_img read more

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Champaign County’s Current crowned 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodPhoto Courtesy of Lora Current.At the Ohio Fair Managers’ Conference in Columbus at the beginning of January, young people from across the state came together to represent their respective counties and communities as they vied for the title of 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen. Chosen as this year’s representative was Lora Current of Champaign County.Current is a freshman at Mount Vernon Nazarene University studying social work and theology and represented Champaign County as their 2018 Fair Queen.“It was definitely a surprise. Very exciting. I went in there to try and do my best and represent our county well. It was a shock because no one from Champaign County has ever won before,” she said.She has been heavily involved at the county fair level.“I am one of seven kids — the younger end of that — so I’ve kind of grown up in the 4-H realm of things. I’ve shown market hogs, market chickens and sewing along with other miscellaneous projects.”A busy year lies ahead for Current.“I would like to represent Ohio at as many fairs as I can. A main goal I have is to create awareness for the fairs of Ohio — bringing kids into the program. I think there is something truly special with the fairs of Ohio where kids can learn and grow and it’s truly beneficial. I would like to see as many kids benefit from that as possible,” she said.More from 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen Lora Current in this interview with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood after she was crowned. Audio Playerhttp://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/190107_LoraCurrent_OhioFairsQueen_Full.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Rollover crash in Mission Bay leaves passenger with shattered arm

first_img September 3, 2018 Rollover crash in Mission Bay leaves passenger with shattered arm SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man suffered a shattered arm in the Mission Bay Park area after the Jeep in which he was a passenger rolled over and he was ejected and the driver left him at the scene, authorities said Monday.The crash was reported at 11:24 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Fiesta Island Road, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The driver was doing donuts when the Jeep rolled over and the 35-year- old passenger’s right arm was pinched between the SUV and the ground and he was ejected, Buttle said.The vehicle apparently rolled back onto its wheels and the driver left the victim at the scene, the officer said.The victim’s right arm was shattered and he was taken to a hospital for treatment, Buttle said. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: September 3, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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17yrold stabbed to death in S Delhi

first_imgIn a shocking incident, a 17-year-old was stabbed to death by his neighbour after a heated argument in Sultanpur area in south Delhi on Saturday evening. The accused has been arrested and was reportedly under the influence of alcohol.The deceased has been identified as Akshay who was living with his family at Street number-3 in Sultanpur area. He was pursuing diploma in Modern Office Practices from Bhai Parmanand Institute in Shakarpur.Suraj (21), the accused also lives in Sultanpur colony and has criminal background. In the recent past, he was booked under the charges of theft.  Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreAt around 6.30 pm, Akshay and his three friends were on a pillion and going towards Sultanpur market, Suraj came in front of the bike in an inebriated state.  When he was asked to move away, he started creating a ruckus. The whole matter soon snowballed into a scuffle.According to eye-witnesses, Suraj pulled out a sharp weapon and attacked Akshay. “Suraj revealed during interrogation that he had some personal enmity with Akshay too,” a police official said. Immediately, Akshay’s friend made a phone call to his family and admitted him to a local hospital from where he was referred to Safdarjung hospital. He succumbed to his injuries during treatment.A case under the Section of murder of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Fatehpurberi police station.last_img read more

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Everybody can benefit from adopting Odoo whether youre a small startup or

first_imgOdoo is one of the fastest growing open source, business application development software products available. It comes with: Powerful GUI, Performance optimization, Integrated in-app purchase features Fast-growing community to transform and modernize businesses We recently interviewed Yenthe Van Ginneken, an Odoo developer, highly active in the Odoo community and recipient of Odoo best contributor of the year 2016 and Odoo community hero 2017. He spoke to us about his journey with Odoo, his thoughts on Odoo’s past, present and future, and the Odoo community. Expert’s Bio Yenthe Van Ginneken, currently the technical team leader at Odoo Experts, has been an Odoo developer for over four years. He has won two awards, “Best contributor of the year 2016” and the “Odoo community hero” award in 2017. He loves improving software and teaching other people the best practices for Odoo development on his blog. You can read his Odoo blog, follow him on Twitter or reach out to him on LinkedIn. Key Takeaways Odoo is scalable and flexible to the extent that everyone, from a small startup to a giant tech company can benefit from it. It is ahead of quite a lot of ERP systems with its clean UI, advanced modules integration and the flexibility of its technical framework. Python is the preferred language of choice among most developers that want to use the Odoo framework, especially for automating and scaling tasks. The Odoo community is diverse and vast. By contributing and regularly interacting with other members, you will gain deeper insights into many different aspects of Odoo development. A great way to learn to develop in Odoo and quickly grow is actually by helping in the community. Odoo 12 will reportedly improve data processing, better report insights, and support for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for handling documents among other exciting updates. Full Interview On who should use Odoo Odoo is more than an ERP tool. According to you, What is Odoo? Who will benefit from adopting Odoo? What made you choose Odoo? For me, Odoo is more than an ERP. Odoo literally allows me to make any module or functionality that I can think of. Since Odoo is so flexible and scalable I believe that almost everybody can benefit from adopting Odoo. Whether you’re a small start-up or a giant tech company. The most important part to be able to benefit from adopting Odoo is adjusting the processes and mindset to use Odoo, not adjusting Odoo for the company. The projects that work the best and have the best benefit are those that don’t over-engineer and try to focus on the main company processes. I personally chose Odoo after I got an opportunity to become an Odoo developer at a company in Belgium. After the job offer I visited Odoo.com and saw the massive amount of functionalities in Odoo (while being free!) and I was genuinely amazed. After looking at the technical framework and all the default options provided by the framework I was sure that I would love to develop and implement in Odoo. Since that day I never stopped working with Odoo. On journey from OpenERP to Odoo Odoo started off as OpenERP and then in 2014, it moved beyond just ERP and was renamed Odoo. How has Odoo’s journey been so far since then? What do you think are the key milestones achieved by Odoo till date? Since the renaming from OpenERP to Odoo the company has seen a rapid growth. A bit after changing the name Odoo also introduced the enterprise version which was, in my opinion, the turning point for Odoo S.A. It allowed Odoo to keep its open source strength and market share while also gathering funds to fund the ongoing growth of the product. The big investments that are being made in the Research and Development team allow them to keep improving year after year. The main strengths and key milestones from Odoo are absolutely its flexibility, a great framework and the fact that most of the possibilities are already in Odoo by default. On the drive behind contributing to the Odoo community You are highly active in the Odoo community. How did you get into contributing for Odoo? How has this experience improved you as a developer? According to you, what are the key challenges the Odoo community is facing currently? My very first contribution started in the second half of 2014 and weren’t very significant at first. I noticed that Odoo 8, at that point the newest version, was not very well translated and had a lot of inconsistency so I started translating it in Dutch. From there on I noticed that it could have had quite a big impact and in fact could improve the ERP. It didn’t take long before I started contributing in other ways. Reporting issues, fixing bugs, maintaining bug reports and helping other people on the official help forums. By contributing to all these different subjects I got introduced to more domains and gained more insights. Thanks to my involvement with the community, I’ve learned that there is more than one side to developing and implementing projects. I believe it made me a better programmer and made me think a lot more about ways to code custom development for projects. Without being active in a community and contributing you’ll be blindsided by your own perspective. It is a great way to get challenged and you’ll see more cases by being active in the community than you could ever see on your own. The Odoo community faces a few challenges at this point. It is difficult to maintain the right balance between the enterprise version and community (free) version. There are not a lot of very active contributors to the official Odoo code and Odoo is behind on handling fixes/bug reports made by community members. This results in some community members not feeling appreciated or heard. Hiring a second community manager might be a good way to resolve these issues though. The most difficult challenge for both Odoo and the Odoo community is to make everybody feel heard and give every person the ability to contribute in the way he or she can. When there is enough help from Odoo and the community feels supported there is a possibility for a great and thriving community. On how to learn Odoo effectively As a person who has a strong hold over Odoo development, what is the typical learning curve for someone getting into Odoo, as a consultant? What is the best way to start developing in Odoo? What should one watch out for while learning? The learning curve can be quite long and can have its challenges. Usually, if you don’t have any experience with Odoo and only know basic Python it’ll take about six months before you really get to know the ins and outs of Odoo. The best way to learn to develop Odoo is probably the same as with most things in technology: dive in! Make sure you get the basics right and understand how the main functionalities work before going deeper. A great way to learn to develop in Odoo and to quickly grow is actually by helping in the community. You can get insight and help from experienced developers while also contributing to the community, it’s a win-win. Start small and build your way up to the details. It is important to find good documentation and tutorials though. At the moment there are still quite some blog posts and tutorials that are from quite a low quality. Because of this I actually started writing my own tutorials, which explain concepts step by step with samples. You can find it at https://odoo.yenthevg.com Editor’s note: Check out our collection of Odoo Books and Videos to master Odoo development. On the upcoming Odoo 12 release Odoo 12 is expected to be released later this year. What’s got you excited about this new release? Quite a lot! Every release has loads of new features that are announced and it’s an exciting time, every time. The introduction of a report designer for functional people is one of the best (known) new features. The improved reporting tools for data insight will become a great improvement too. The biggest announcements are made at Odoo Experience in October and are not publicly available yet so we’ll have to wait for that. On the future of ERP There is a lot happening in the area of ERP and BI: self-service analytics, real-time analytics, agile BI development etc. Where do you foresee the ERP market headed? We’ve seen ERP/CRM systems getting powerful inbuilt analytics systems, what do you think is next for the industry? What is Odoo’s role here? As with any sector in IT, a lot is becoming very data-driven. In the future integration and usage of data will only grow. I expect the combination of BI and AI to become a powerful way to process and handle data on unseen scales. Odoo itself has already hinted at improved data processing, better report insights and support for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for handling documents. Odoo has been ahead of quite a lot of ERP systems with its clean UI, advanced modules integration and the flexibility of its technical framework for years. I expect Odoo will also be leading the way for handling all this data and getting important statistics out of it. I’m quite sure it is only a matter of time before Odoo starts working on even better BI reporting and tools. On Python and automation Automation is everywhere today and becoming an integral part of organizations and processes. Python and automation have gone hand in hand since Python’s early days. Today Python is one of the top programming languages. How do you see Python’s evolution over the years in the area of automation? What are the top ways you use Python for automation, today? It is for a reason that Python is so popular. It is flexible, quite quick to program with and the options are virtually endless. In the next years, Python will only become more popular and this will also be the case for automation projects made with Python. I personally use the Odoo framework with Python as a backbone for nearly everything that I automate (and in fact also for non-automated tasks). The projects vary from automatically handling stock moves to automatically updating remote instances to automatically getting full diagnostic reports. The combination of the programming language and the framework from Odoo allows me to automate tasks and deploy them on a big scale. Read Next: ERP tool in focus: Odoo 11How to Scaffold a New module in Odoo 11A step by step guide to creating Odoo Addon Moduleslast_img read more

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