Sankey’s Spring Food Festival on The Pantiles
Last weekend, The Pantiles was abuzz with the vibrant atmosphere of Sankey's Spring Food Festival.
The Chalybeate Spring
In correlation with the King’s Coronation on Saturday 6th May, a new brand of spring water was introduced – Royal TW Spring Water. The launch took place at The Pantiles amongst other celebratory activities.
A royal boost: the economic impact of the coronation
Read this week's blog to learn more about how the upcoming coronation is expected to inject new life into the UK economy with a "royal boost."
A month of fun at The Pantiles
In this week’s blog, we’re taking a closer look at some of the events that are set to take place at The Pantiles.
Preparing your business for the King’s Coronation
With thousands set to line the streets and an international audience of millions, the festivities will be a fantastic opportunity for businesses to increase both brand awareness and asset value. Learn more in this week’s blog.
Property prices decrease: is it all bad news?
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the current state of UK property and the opportunities for investors in 2023.
Is UK property on track for net zero?
Amongst the doom and gloom, there is some positive news; the UK property sector has made significant progress towards the government's target of achieving net zero. In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the strides toward a carbon neutral economy made by the sector.
How ChatGPT is changing the face of retail
This week's blog post will examine various ways in which ChatGPT can be applied in retail and the potential it holds to revolutionise the shopping experience for both customers and stores.
The Spring Budget 2023
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the impact the Spring Budget will have on property, retail, hospitality, and asset management.
International Women’s Day 2023
In recognition of International Women’s Day, investors may be surprised to discover how directly they can contribute to closing the gender gap and foster equality. Learn more in this week’s blog.
Retail and leisure trends for 2023
As the dust begins to settle from the pandemic, what does the landscape for retail and leisure look like for 2023? Find out in this week’s blog.
All Day Brewing’s 2023 relaunch
In this week’s blog, learn about the exciting relaunch of All Day Brewing.
Financial help in 2023
January and February are Citizens Advice’s busiest months of the year for queries about finances, with someone viewing online advice pages every 3 seconds.
Welcoming The Hive to The Pantiles
Set to arrive in March, Targetfollow are excited to welcome The Hive to The Pantiles. This will be the fourth location for the rapidly-expanding coworking and restaurant group, who currently operate in Cranbrook and Flimwell.
Recession averted? UK economic forecasts for 2023
This latest bulletin from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provides some hope that the economy may have avoided falling into recession in late 2022. There certainly is reason to optimistic; a re-invigorated economy, coming to terms with COVID, could provide an engine for growth in the month ahead.
Asset management trends 2023
While 2023 may also prove challenging for investors, it’s clear that there will be opportunities in assets with strong long-term fundamentals.
Is 2023 the year first-time buyers have been waiting for?
With mortgage rates up, affordability tests tightening and commentators acknowledging that house prices are likely to fall further next year, is 2023 the year first-time buyers have been waiting for?
How retailers can prepare for a profitable festive season
Retailers have been preparing for the holiday shopping season for months. With rising inflation and fears of a recession, affordability is top concern for shoppers this Christmas.
COP27: aiming for net zero
World leaders aren’t the only attendees tasked with tackling the climate crisis. Businesses across the planet have been asked to put forward proposals and policy ideas to inform the adoption of greener industrial practices.
What if you could earn loyalty points on rent?
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the potential of Bilt and how similar ventures could give UK landlords wider avenues to explore.
Can Prime Minister Rishi Sunak restore economic stability?
Less than a week in office, there is already evidence that the impact of the controversial mini-budget is close to being reversed.
How the new Chancellor’s statement will impact UK property
What does the new Chancellor’s statement mean for the property sector and how are businesses responding?
The Pantiles Harvest Food Festival
This weekend The Pantiles becomes a haven for food and drink lovers, as it hosts another Harvest Food Festival.
What the mini-budget means for the property sector
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the impact on the mini-budget will have on the property sector.
How to keep commercial energy costs down amid rising inflation
Despite the larger demand when compared to domestic users, there are still measures that can be taken by businesses to reduce their gas and electricity bills.
HM Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 – 2022
Following on from the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September.
What Prime Minister Liz Truss means for the property sector
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the impact the new Prime Minister will have on the property sector and what the new leader could do to help businesses across the country.
UK property hotspots 2022
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the country’s key locations for aspiring homeowners and landlords alike.
UK property: investing in a green future
The need to battle climate change is no longer up for debate. Regardless as to what sector you operate in - this summer’s record-breaking temperatures have proven that global warming is now everyone’s business.
How will a recession impact the robust UK property market?
In this week’s blog, we’re discussing the future of one of the strongest sectors in the British economy.
How to navigate an uncertain future with technology
Technology will be key in helping the retail sector navigate the predicted recession ahead. Businesses will have to delve into the Internet of Things (IoT), data, omni channel marketing and the emerging ‘metaverse’.
What will a new prime minister mean for the rental sector?
In this week’s blog, we’re examining the two potential leaders and what their premiership may mean for the nation’s landlords and tenants.
How has the heatwave affected the UK economy?
The disruption caused by this week’s weather should serve as a warning to businesses; global warming will become more evident in the years to come - adapting to the changing climate is therefore of paramount importance.
The making of the PE1 video
In this week's blog, we're exploring what went into the creation of Cordis' promotional video for Peterborough One!
UK government launches new Help to Build equity loan
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring what the scheme entails and how it will benefit aspiring self builders.
How to market your business during inflation
This rise in the cost of living and reduction in disposable income is impacting businesses. To operate successfully in the current climate, inflation should inform every organisation’s marketing strategy.
Flight cancellations: ‘staycation’ bookings surge as airport chaos continues
Overseas tourism had proven to be fierce competition for UK locations at the start of the year. Now with the cost of living crunch and aviation challenges, people are once again leaning toward British “staycations”.
British high streets enjoy a ‘Jubilee Jump’ in footfall
Amid the cost-of-living crisis, UK businesses were thrown a lifeline in the form of the Platinum Jubilee weekend. During this four-day nationwide extravaganza, hospitality and retail businesses flourished.
How the Platinum Jubilee is set to boost UK retail & hospitality
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the financial predictions for the Platinum Jubilee and how businesses can prepare for a busy weekend.
Storage centre planned at Peterborough One
We are very pleased to reveal that The Store Room plan to leverage the potential of PE1 with an 80,000 sq ft storage and workspace centre.
How long can UK property prices defy gravity?
The question is; how long can the property market continue to flourish? Are we experiencing the boom before a subsequent bust? In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the various predictions for the future of the sector.
Salle Moor Hall Farm hits the press!
In this week’s blog, we’re summarising the EDP's fantastic article that details the diverse offering at Salle Moor Hall Farm.
Jazz Appreciation Month
Considering that April is also Jazz Appreciation Month, there’s perhaps no better time to explore this hypnotic musical genre and its recent synonymity with our wonderful asset.
The London property market bounces back
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the resurgence of the London property market.
What does the Spring Statement mean for UK business?
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the Chancellor’s announcements and what they mean for retail, property and UK business as a whole.
Welcoming Blue Flame Glass Studio & Drip Drop Bake Stop to Salle Moor Hall Farm
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring what we can expect from Blue Flame Glass Studio and Drip Drop Bake Stop as they join our roster of tenants at Salle Moor Hall Farm.
How will the situation in Ukraine impact the UK economy?
In this week’s blog, we’re examining the potential effects of the Russia-Ukraine War on the future of UK property and asset management.
Welcoming mybaby to PE1!
Originally trading at Stanground in Peterborough, mybaby is relocating to unit 7 at Peterborough One Retail Park.
Living with COVID-19: what the end of restrictions means for UK business
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring what ‘living with COVID-19’ will mean for people and businesses.
UK economic recovery: what can we expect for 2022?
This week, we’re exploring the outlook for business; from the country’s resilience in the face of the Omicron variant to the coming impact of inflation.
Warehousing: the race for space
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the factors influencing the current surge in commercial property and how asset managers can respond to the heightened demand.
How the Government plans to ‘level up’ Britain
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the commitments made by the The Levelling Up White Paper, and how it will affect the country’s town and city centres.
The world’s top 5 sustainable structures
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring our top five favourite eco-friendly constructions.
Is the pandemic in its endgame?
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the outlook for a post-pandemic Britain.
Asset management trends 2022
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the top 5 asset management predictions for the next 12 months.
The Metaverse: the rise of “unreal” real estate
In this week’s blog, we’re delving into the facts and our predictions for the future of the internet.
How will the new COVID-19 restrictions impact retail & hospitality?
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the measures put in place by the government and how they will help prevent the spread of the omicron variant.
Black Friday 2021
With one sleep until the big day, we’re exploring how British retail is preparing for the biggest shopping event of the year – Black Friday.
Property market forecast for 2022
This week, we’re examining the figures and offering our predictions for the coming 12 months.
The Autumn Budget’s impact on the high street
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the Chancellor’s announcements and what they mean for Britain’s high streets.
Is the UK facing ‘Plan B’ restrictions?
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the impact 'Plan B' restrictions are likely to have on businesses.
The making of The Pantiles promotional video
In this week's blog, we're exploring what went into the creation of Cordis' promotional video for The Pantiles!
UK gears up for busiest Black Friday
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring what the retail sector can expect this holiday season.
How commercial property is making a comeback post-lockdown
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the resurgent commercial property market and what the future holds for the sector.
How are retailers adapting to the HGV driver shortage?
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the issues ahead for the United Kingdom, the factors generating the problems and how retailers are acting to avert the impending crisis.
How Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality are transforming retail
Augmented and Virtual Reality technology might just be the edge businesses are looking for to connect with the post-lockdown consumer.
Women’s Equality Day
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring ways in which businesses can bring more women into asset management.
UK economic recovery: 4.8% growth in second quarter of 2021
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the sector driving the nation’s success and how the economic upsurge is impacting employment.
How ‘lockdown living’ energised the housing market
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring how ‘lockdown living’ continues to propel the housing market to considerable heights, despite the slow return to economic normality.
How ‘experiences’ are changing the face of commercial property
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring what the future holds for commercial property.
The future of face masks
The most controversial of all changes this week, was the decision to make mask wearing an option of “personal responsibility”.
Gearing up for ‘Freedom Day’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that nearly all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be removed on 19 July. This concludes the four-step roadmap out of lockdown which began in March.
Britain’s high streets are back
In this week’s blog, we’re examining the current situation on our country’s high streets and what we can expect in the weeks come.
Will the end of the stamp duty holiday damage the property market?
In this week’s blog, we’re exploring what the future has in-store for the property market.
The UK’s retail recovery
As the sun emerged last Bank Holiday weekend, many customers decided to make the most of the warm weather by visiting their favourite shops and restaurants.
The future of office real estate
Post-pandemic, how can you ensure that your office is one that tenants and their employees want to go to?
The rise of the staycation
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, glamping is sure to become this summer’s most sensible holiday plan.
An end in sight: the UK is on track for a June 21 reopening
June 21 - a date that all of us have been waiting for with bated breath as the country plans to move toward normality.
Royal Tunbridge Wells becomes property hotspot
With great schools and elegant Georgian architecture, all within a stone’s throw of London; it’s clear to see why property in Royal Tunbridge Wells is becoming such a hot commodity.
The Pantiles Bandstand Refurbishment
To enhance the experience, we are excited to reveal that nearly £20,000 of refurbishments will take place to modernise the iconic bandstand.
Investing in commercial property post-pandemic
The number of international investors keen on capitalising on the United Kingdom’s commercial spaces has increased and, as retail/hospitality reopens, commercial property remains a favourable investment.
Preparing for life after lockdown
Earlier this week, it was confirmed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that non-essential shops, as well as hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality, can reopen from April 12 in England.
The new ‘Help To Buy’ scheme
As of April 2021, the Help To Buy equity loans, initiated in 2013, are being replaced with a new scheme.
The top 5 UK urban regeneration hotspots
Post-pandemic, selecting the right location will be of the absolute essence for land owners and developers.
The hospitality sector prepares for a busy reopening
With the British public preparing for a rollicking summer and the supportive measures announced in the Spring Budget, including the extension of pavement licences - the latter half of 2021 is set to be an exciting period for the hospitality sector.
What does the 2021 Budget mean for the property & retail sectors?
On March 3, the 2021 Budget was revealed to Parliament - detailing direct support for both the property and retail sectors.
Britain’s bounce back
After nearly two months in lockdown, The Prime Minister has unveiled his four-step plan to beat back the pandemic and restore a semblance of normality to the United Kingdom.
Will the planned “Amazon tax” help brick-and-mortar retail?
Last week, it was confirmed by Treasury sources that Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering taxing companies that have done well out of the pandemic.
Will the stamp duty holiday be extended?
Will an extension to the stamp duty holiday be enough to sustain the property boom witnessed throughout the pandemic?
Starting your own small business
The COVID-19 pandemic has made many reassess certain aspects of their lives. Moving forward, people want to be in control of how they handle adversity as a business owner instead of as an employee.
What has Brexit done to property prices?
A clear pathway restores confidence, and it is through this confidence that markets typically thrive.
How retailers are aiding the vaccination effort
Banding together, various businesses are using their resources and experience to help the nation emerge from the crisis as quickly as possible.
Happy New Year from Targetfollow
It’s fair to say that 2020 has been difficult for everyone, and as we wave goodbye to it – we can’t wait to see what the new year has to bring.
What will a no-deal Brexit mean for retail?
What can retailers expect once the Brexit transition period concludes in 2021?
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is being held this weekend, under efforts every year to encourage people to support small and independent retailers and shop in their local area.
The COVID-19 vaccine injects new life into housing market
Just when it seemed as though the housing market was beginning to calm down, the multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer, announces that their coronavirus vaccine is more than 90% per cent effective.
Retailers benefitting from the rise of localism
The pandemic has highlighted community spirit and localism. People have taken to shopping where they live and local retailers have come to the fore - as a result, a sense of loyalty has emerged.
Can e-commerce & physical retail coexist?
While the offline-versus-online shopping debate rages, the reality is that it shouldn’t be a debate at all. The two can not only coexist, but directly benefit from each other’s existence.
COVID-19 prompts asset management firms to adopt digital marketing technology
The traditional methods of building new partnerships and enforcing current relationships simply won’t work in the pandemic - therefore it is important that businesses look toward new digital practices when marketing to potential clients.
Will the ‘Generation Buy’ scheme help further fuel the property boom?
To help transform ‘generation rent’ into ‘generation buy’, Boris Johnson announced his plans to help young homebuyers by offering 95 per cent mortgages.
Jazz on the Pantiles
The faint murmur of a saxophone accompanied by the rhythmic crash of a cymbal, echoes through the historic streets of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It’s clear to everyone in the know - jazz has officially returned to The Pantiles!
Turning disruption into opportunity
Now is the time to turn disruption into opportunity and bring new vision to towns and high streets.
Property for Sale
At Targetfollow, we’ve noted this rise in demand for property, and to fund our plans for future acquisitions, we've decided to sell several assets from our portfolio. This includes housing in the desirable town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The stamp duty cut: UK property bounces back
The resurgent property market has been credited to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday.
The UK’s retail rebound
It has been an uncertain time for all businesses, and while the pandemic is far from over - Great Britain’s retail sector is already seeing clear signs of recovery.
Why is it important to wear a face covering?
Remember, as of today - everyone will have to wear a mask when browsing shops.
The 2020 Stamp Duty Holiday
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland.
The UK’s Post-Lockdown Property Hotspots
With urban areas falling out of favour - where are the UK’s 2020 hotspots?
The reopening of the hospitality sector
After last month’s successful reopening of the retail sector - all eyes are now on the hospitality industry, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s big announcement that hotels, pubs and restaurants would be permitted to reopen on July 4.
Peterborough One Retail Park: getting back to business
With the reopening of non-essential retail paired with the wonderful summer sun; last week marked a significant rebound for Peterborough One Retail Park!
The next steps for retail
Due to the nature of the crisis, the situation is constantly evolving. One week a ghost town - the next a bustling hub for trade; these dramatic daily changes have brought a key question everyone’s lips - what will our high streets look like in the weeks to come?
Will COVID-19 show us how to design better cities?
As lockdown is slowly eased - can we use this opportunity to reinvent and ensure that the changes forced upon metropolitan conurbations in the last few months are not squandered?
Coworking after lockdown
Flexible working was on course to revolutionise the entire industry - that’s until it faced the existential threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. How will the business model adapt to a post-lockdown world?
Retail in a post-pandemic world
As business continues to weather the economic storm - a recent announcement from the government has enabled the industry to glimpse hope on the horizon; it has been declared that non-essential shops can reopen in England from 15 June.
How the property market is recovering from COVID-19
After years of uncertainty surrounding Brexit – it appeared as though property markets had stabilised in effect of the ‘Boris bounce’. Despite this; the COVID-19 epidemic has caused disruption to an industry in a state of fragile recovery.
How to successfully work from home
In effort to limit the spread of coronavirus – thousands of companies have allowed their staff to operate from the sanctuary of their own home.
Women’s History Month
A 2016 survey conducted by HSBC, revealed that 59% of business owners under the age of 35 were female – a sizable number of which were choosing to invest in property.
The History of The Pantiles
Since the discovery of the Chalybeate Spring in 1606 by Dudley North, 3rd Baron North - Tunbridge Wells has been a hugely popular location in England.
The importance of social media in asset management
With 260 million monthly active users on LinkedIn, 316 million on Twitter and more than 2 billion on Facebook; the impact a social media presence can have on your asset management business is indisputable.
The perks of coworking
With over 4.8 million freelancers, contributing over £250bn to the UK economy – it is clear that the self-employed nomad is the future of the British workforce.