Chestertons promotes Guy Gittins to MD as group CEO steps down

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Chestertons promotes Guy Gittins to MD as group CEO steps down previous nextAgencies & PeopleChestertons promotes Guy Gittins to MD as group CEO steps downRising star Gittins gets to run the UK operation just seven years after joining, it has been revealed today.Nigel Lewis27th June 201802,755 Views Upmarket agency Chestertons has revealed a reshuffle at the top after Group CEO Allan Collins stepped down today, 15 months after his appointment, while former Head of Residential Sales Guy Gittins has been promoted to become the UK’s Managing Director.Collins is to become Group Deputy Chairman after being appointed CEO in March last year, replacing Robert Bartlett, following five years spent as Group Chief Financial Officer, and prior to that stints at Savills and cruise firm P&O.One of his last decisions was to return Chestertons’ 32 branches to Zoopla after a three year hiatus during which it listed only with OTM and Rightmove.Guy’s rapid riseGuy Gittins is one of the property industry’s high fliers and his promotion to the top job in the UK after seven years at Chestertons is not a surprise to many who know him.Gittins made his name both within the industry and beyond after working for Savills on the successful launch of the world famous Candy & Candy development One Hyde Park from 2010 onwards, before joining Chestertons in 2012.Before that he worked for cigar-chomping hotelier and developer Peter de Savary.“During the seven years I have worked for Chestertons I have seen it change, develop and improve continuously and I am determined to accelerate this to help the company become more successful,” says Guy (pictured, left in top image).“The outlook for the second half of the year is positive and I am looking forward to working closely with all departments to find new ways we can create value and help each other improve, whether it is through training, technology, support, or process.” guy gittins Allan Collins Savills Chestertons Zoopla June 27, 2018Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

VIDEO: U.S. Navy Modifies Total Amount of Previously Awarded Contract to HII

first_img March 8, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: U.S. Navy Modifies Total Amount of Previously Awarded Contract to HII View post tag: contract VIDEO: U.S. Navy Modifies Total Amount of Previously Awarded Contract to HII View post tag: Amount View post tag: Total View post tag: Awarded View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: HII Industry news View post tag: Defense View post tag: Modifies View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Share this article The U.S. Navy is modifying the total amount of a previously awarded contract to Huntington Ingalls Inc., by $64.9 million in order to provide the ability to procure additional long lead material and advance construction activities for if required.The second carrier in the new Ford-class, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79 ) will be built over the next eight years. Like its predecessor, it has been completely designed using a three-dimensional product model and is projected to save the Navy approximately $5.05 billion over its 50-year life.The current contract has been in place since 2009.Huntington Ingalls will perform the work in Newport News, Va.The work is expected to be completed by October 2015.Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 8, 2013 View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Previouslylast_img read more

David Crosby Extends 2019 ‘Sky Trails Tour’

first_imgDavid Crosby has announced an expansive batch of late-summer tour dates, which will see the singer/songwriter hitting the road with his Sky Trails Band throughout August and September.Crosby will be joined by his son James Raymond, who also produced 2017’s Sky Trails album and plays keyboards, along with guitarist Jeff Pevar, bassist Mai Leisz, drummer Steve DiStanislao, and vocalist/keyboardist Michelle Willis. Willis also plays with Crosby in his Lighthouse Band, along with Becca Stevens and Snarky Puppy’s Michael League.David Crosby and Sky Trails Band will open up the second leg of their tour with a performance at Roanoke, VA’s Jefferson Center on August 15th, followed by stops in Upper Salford, PA (8/18); Kent, OH (8/20); Wabash, IN (8/22); Bayfield, WI (8/24); Fargo, ND (8/25); Bismark, ND (8/27); Missoula, MT (8/29); Seattle, WA (8/31); Portland, OR (9/1); Arcata, CA (9/3); Redwood City (9/4); Napa, Ca (9/6); Coastal, CA (9/8); Beverly Hills, CA (9/10); Phoenix, AZ (9/12); Las Vegas, NV (9/13); and a tour-closing performance at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 17th with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit.Tickets for most of the recently announced summer tour dates go on sale this Friday, May 17th.Head to David Crosby’s website for ticketing and more information.David Crosby 2019 Summer Tour Dates:August 15 Jefferson Center Roanoke, VAAugust 18 Philadelphia Folk Festival Upper Salford, PAAugust 20 The Kent Stage Kent, OHAugust 22 Honeywell Center Wabash, INAugust 24 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WIAugust 25 Fargo Theatre Fargo, NDAugust 27 Belle Mehus Auditorium Bismarck, NDAugust 29 The Wilma Theatre Missoula, MTAugust 31 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WASeptember 1 Aladdin Theatre Portland, ORSeptember 3 John Van Duzer Theatre Arcata, CASeptember 4 Fox Forum Redwood City, CASeptember 6 Uptown Theatre Napa, CASeptember 8 Henry Miller Memorial Library Coastal, CASeptember 10 Saban Theater Beverly Hills, CASeptember 12 The Celebrity Theatre Phoenix, AZSeptember 13 Red Rock Casion Resport Spa Las Vegas, NVSeptember 17 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, COView Tour Dateslast_img read more

A cleanup plan for D.C.

first_imgIn 2008, when Lawrence Lessig was considering a run for Congress in California, the famed political strategist Joe Trippi agreed to run his campaign — on one condition.“He said, ‘You’ve got to promise me one thing,’” Lessig, now Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, recalled. “‘That you will get on the telephone for two to four hours every single day, between now and the day you decide you no longer want to be in government, and call people you’ve never met to ask them for money.’”The decision was an easy one. When faced with the hard reality of America’s money-driven campaign system, Lessig — like an increasing number of Americans — opted out.Despite a few infamous examples to the contrary, politicians themselves aren’t the problem, he says. Rather, what we’re witnessing is “not a corruption of the people within the institution, but a corruption of the institution itself,” Lessig told an audience Monday night.Lessig explored ways of fixing America’s campaign finance system in a discussion of his latest book, “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — and a Plan to Stop It.” The talk, held at Boston’s Hyde Park Branch Library, was part of the John Harvard Book Celebration, a semester-long series of events at Cambridge and Boston public libraries in honor of the University’s 375th anniversary.The framers of the Constitution intended to build a legislature “dependent upon the people alone,” Lessig said, quoting the Federalist Papers. Today, lawmakers depend less on the people than on the funders. Politicians develop a “sixth sense, a constant awareness of how what they do will affect their ability to raise money.”“The wrong attention draws Congress’ attention constantly away from what the framers thought they should be paying attention to,” he said.The widespread opinion that politicians are captive to major campaign donors partly explains why congressional approval ratings hover at a dismal 10 percent, Lessig said. Three-quarters of Americans think money buys results in Congress, a belief that erodes voter trust and participation in our political process, he said.Regardless of how loudly money talks, that money comes from an increasingly rarified group of Americans. Only 26 of 1,000 citizens gave more than $200 in the last election cycle, according to Lessig. One of 1,000 Americans contributed more than $10,000. Of all the money spent by so-called Super PACs this election cycle, 80 percent came from just 196 individuals. (For those in want of a handy slogan, that’d be “the .0000063 percent.”)Still, most Americans balk at the idea of campaigns underwritten by their tax dollars. Conservatives in particular, Lessig said, argue, “There’s something wrong with my money subsidizing your speech.”There is a middle ground, however: representative-funded campaigns. Connecticut, Maine, and Arizona’s state legislatures have all adopted systems that limit individual contributions, whether by allotting each citizen a tax-funded “voucher” to give to the campaign of their choice or by capping individual donations at $100.In Connecticut, 78 percent of elected representatives opted into the new system in the first year, according to Lessig. The next year, a bill to increase the state’s bottle deposit passed after having been stalled for 18 years. Freed from the influence of the bottle manufacturing industry’s money, the issue could finally come to real vote.“Imagine if we had legislation on the merits,” Lessig said.Recent Supreme Court decisions, however, have only increased the influence of corporate money on elections. Most criticism has centered on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the 2010 decision that effectively created Super PACs (political action committees capable of accepting unlimited contributions for independent expenditures in campaigns). While Lessig predicted the court might soon reverse its position, he cautioned that limiting Super PACs wouldn’t be enough.“The day before Citizens United was decided, democracy was already broken,” he said. “Citizens United may have shot the body, but the body was already cold.”What the country needs, Lessig said, is a grassroots movement — like the Tea Party in 2009 or the recent Occupy protests — to force the issue of campaign finance reform onto the Beltway agenda.Americans on both sides of the aisle agree that the country faces pressing problems, from climate change to health care reform to the national debt. But none of those issues can be resolved, Lessig stressed, until we address the problems with the current political system itself.“We get no progress on any of these until we change this underlying corruption,” he said. “The alcoholic could be losing his liver, his job, his spouse. But what we all recognize is that he doesn’t solve any of those problems until he solves his alcoholism first.”The next lecture, “Stages of Reading: How Differences Between Better and Poorer Readers Develop,” will feature Vicki Jacobs, lecturer and associate director of the Teacher Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The lecture will be held March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch, 12 Sedgwick St.last_img read more

Chittenden Bank Opens New Branch in Morrisville Plaza

first_imgMorrisville, VT On February 9, 2009, Chittenden Bank will open its newest full-service branch at 19 Morrisville Plaza. This location will replace the existing branch that currently resides inside the Price Chopper Supermarket, which is also located within the Morrisville Plaza. The new branch will offer many features to customers, staff, and the community. These benefits include: Two Drive-up Windows, a Drive-up ATM, convenient Banking hours Monday through Saturday, Safe Deposit Boxes, private office space for face to face customer service, and a customer waiting area. On Monday we are moving into our new branch in the Morrisville Plaza and closing our existing branch inside the Price Chopper. The people that we serve are our friends, neighbors, and family members. We are so pleased to be able to offer them all the convenient and customer friendly features of a full-service banking office, said Chittenden Bank Market Manager Deanna Wood.The new Chittenden Branch in Morrisville will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. These hours apply to both the Lobby and the Drive-up. The Branch is located at 19 Morrisville Plaza in Morrisville, Vermont and is easily accessible off of Route 100 and Route 15, and offers free parking for customers.About Chittenden BankChittenden Bank, which has proudly served individuals and businesses statewide since 1906 is a division of People’s United Bank, a federally-chartered savings bank with $20 billion in assets. People’s United Bank provides consumer and commercial banking services through a network of more than 300 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People s United Bank provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services. For more information please call 800-545-2236 or visit is external).last_img read more

Iran will execute a CIA agent involved in commander Soleimani’s killing

first_imgThe Pentagon said US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Soleimani, who died in Baghdad “in a decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad.”The strike, which occurred at Baghdad’s international airport also killed the deputy chief of Iraq’s powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force.Topics : An Iranian citizen who provided information to US and Israeli intelligence services about whereabouts of Iran’s slain top commander Qassem Soleiman will be executed soon, Iran’s judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday.”Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, one of the spies for CIA and Mossad has been sentenced to death. He gave the whereabouts of martyr Soleimani to our enemies,” said Gholamhossein Esmaili in a televised news conference.On Jan. 3, a US drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force.last_img read more

Townsville’s toughest days in the past

first_imgWayne Nicholson, REIQ Townsville zone Chairman. Picture: Shae Beplate.Happy new year! As we open our empty new calendars and ready ourselves for the year ahead, it’s timely to glance backwards. A review of the past helps us maintain some perspective and it reminds us that while it feels tough now, it’s definitely been tougher. As a rookie agent in 1980 I was taught that real estate values doubled every seven years and trebled every 10. I purchased my first block of land in 1975 for $4,250 and sold it four years later for $4,900, leading to my first home purchase that year — a near-new low-set home in Rasmussen for $36,000, instead of the highset home in Cranbrook that I could have bought for just $28,000! Roll forward to 1980 when I first started selling houses and the average sale price was around $45,000. I fondly remember selling 16 Burgess Street Village Haven for Reg and Shirley Ludbrooke for $87,500. It was a two-storey red-brick family home and it was a sale to be proud of in front of my peers in the office. It was a big sale and I remember my commission was $1,218.75. I thought I was the richest agent in the world!More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020From 1988 to 1993 house prices in Townsville doubled. We were selling homes in Kirwan for $55,000 and then selling the same home again five years later for around $110,000. Townsville’s market then took a breather and there was no capital growth until 2001. In fact, there was a very small correction of around 5 per cent between 1993 and 2001. GST was introduced in 2001 and it affected commission on real estate sales (and in my view it still does today). Shortly after this, the market took off and escalated quickly through to 2007. I can honestly remember in 2005/06 listing a property one day and selling it two days later for more than the listed price. Then in 2008 the GFC hit the world and no markets were spared. Share markets collapsed as did the Australian real estate market. A decade later, Townsville is still feeling the hangover to the tune of a 20 per cent to 30 per cent fall in residential real estate prices. The commercial sector is facing similar woes.We would like to think the worst is behind us and that the market has bottomed out. We use the term “green shoots” and both commercial and residential sectors are reporting a more positive market albeit with very cautious tones.What will 2019 hold? Nobody can be 100 per cent certain but everyone at the REIQ is cautiously optimistic that the market is going to see some positive growth. Here’s to a strong year ahead!last_img read more

Swedish PM tells priests to carry out same-sex marriages ‘or do something else’ 24 June 2017Family First Comment: This is a disturbing development for people of ANY faith or personal conviction…Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has suggested that all Church of Sweden priests be compelled to perform gay marriages, despite the Lutheran church’s position that clergy members should have the right to refuse.Same-sex weddings have been legal in Sweden since 2009, although priests can decline to carry out these ceremonies under the country’s marriage code.This could now change, however, given Lofven’s recent comments about the role of priests in Swedish society.The prime minister indicated in an interview with a church magazine that if a priest cannot bless a gay marriage, they should consider another vocation.“We Social Democrats are working to ensure all priests will consecrate everyone, including same-sex couples,” Lofven told Kyrkans Tidning magazine.“I see parallels to the midwife who refuses to perform abortions. If you work as a midwife you must be able to perform abortions, otherwise you have to do something else… It is the same for priests,” he said.Official documents from the church say it “offers” both heterosexual and homosexual marriage ceremonies. Although it is not against gay marriage, the Church of Sweden’s official stance is that “no priest should be obliged to officiate at the wedding of a same-sex couple.” read more

Eagles Middle School Harriers Participate At ORVC Meet

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams ran in the 7 school ORVC meet on Tuesday (10/2) evening in Rising Sun at the Ohio County Fairgrounds. The JCD Girls’ team finished 4th with Allene Peters making the All-Conference team (Top 12) and the JCD Boys’ team finished 5th in the meet. [email protected] Sun – ORVCCourtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img