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BREAAM Excellent Rating
BREAAM Excellent Rating8 April, 2015
We aim to ensure that all of our buildings are managed to the highest sustainable and environmental standard, so it is with great pride that we announce that at the end of last month our newest and largest building, The Foundry, was rated as Excellent by BREEAM
The Foundry launch
The Foundry launch2 April, 2015
This month we will be celebrating the opening and first six months of operation of The Foundry. The Foundry, a new social justice and human rights centre built in partnership with The Barrow Cadbury Trust, Ethical Property Company, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, LankellyChase Foundation and Trust for London, opened in Vauxhall, South London in September.
Deezeen magazine review
Deezeen magazine review17 March, 2015
The most recent review of our latest centre in London, The Foundry, is now available to read online from established architecture magazine Dezeen. The article focuses on the brilliant design and feature points of the building and includes some fantastic photos of the centre and site/floor plans. Click here to see the article in full.
New Board member
New Board member18 March, 2015
The Ethical Property Company today announced the appointment of Tim Farazmand as a Non-executive Director, following approval at the Annual General Meeting.
 
Tim Farazmand is a Managing Director of LDC, a leading UK regional mid-market private equity house and since April 2014, has also served as Chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). 
Ethical Property AGM
Ethical Property AGM16 March, 2015
The 2015 Ethical Property Annual General Meeting was held at our newest centre, The Foundry, on 11th March.  At the meeting, our senior management team updated shareholders on the company’s performance over the past year (to September 2014), and our plans for the future; Managing Director, Susan Ralphs explained our intention to double the company’s size over the next five years.
RIBA London award
RIBA London award 9 March, 2015
We are very proud to announce that our latest building in London, The Foundry, has been shortlisted for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) London Award 2015. RIBA Regional and National Awards, and the RIBA Stirling Prize are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects. 
The Foundry space
The Foundry space 6 March, 2015
Next month see's the official opening of our latest and largest new building, The Foundry.The centre is a remarkable new building located in Vauxhall, central London. This vibrant new ‘social justice centre’ is the result of a unique partnership between a number of trusts and foundations and offers state of the art meeting spaces and facilities for conferences, events, seminars and exhibitions, as well as office space for 25 tenant organisations working in the social justice and human rights fields.
African Initiatives appeal
African Initiatives appeal25 February, 2015
This Sunday our tenant African Initiatives’ launch their latest charity appeal. Mariella Frostrup, well known presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Open Book and beloved agony aunt for Observer Magazine, will be voicing the appeal on the weekly BBC charity appeal.
Healthy Living Fair
Healthy Living Fair20 February, 2015
This Sunday Brighton Open Market is hosting Healthy Living Fair - A range of healthy living professionals will be invited to participate and engage with Brighton residents with products and services plus there will also be a programme of speakers and workshops throughout the day where visitors can learn new ideas and skills that will contribute to healthy living. 
The Foundry - 90% occupied
The Foundry - 90% occupied18 February, 2015
With the arrival of Feed the Minds and Network for Africa in the last week, The Foundry is now 90% occupied!

Tenants at the centre now include Right to Play, Media Legal Defence Initiative, Shannon Trust and many more.  

For more information on tenants at The Foundry, please click here.
Placemaking Award
Placemaking Award 17 February, 2015
Last week Brighton Open Market received a nomination for a Placemaking Award in the field of mixed use development. The award will be given to the best mixed-use project that most clearly demonstrates a potential or actual positive impact, on the physical or environmental quality of a place or the economic or social well-being of community. 
2013/14 Annual Report
2013/14 Annual Report13 February, 2015
The Ethical Property Company has now reported its full year results for the 2013/2014 financial year.

Highlights for the year included the opening of The Foundry and Brighton Open Market, an increase in Net Asset Value and Operating Profit and strong occupancy levels of 96.6%.
The Foundry artwork
The Foundry artwork13 February, 2015
Tenants and visitors to The Foundry this week will notice something different as the newly commissioned public artwork pieces were put into place. Thanks to designs by Richard Wolfströme, tenant and visitors will now find a series of narrative artworks around the centre, based upon quotes by great thinkers and human rights activitists, past and present.
We Love Brighton
We Love Brighton12 February, 2015
Another recommendation for Brighton Open Market has come out this week, this time from We Love Brighton. Click here to find out what else they recommend as their top tips for free things to do in Brighton.
Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor28 January, 2015
Brighton Open Market is proving to be a huge hit on the review website Trip Advisor. It currently ranks as #1 shopping and fashion attraction in Brighton and Hove.

Click here to read the Brighton Open Market entry on the site and reviews left by visitors.
St Paul's Community Centre
St Paul's Community Centre 28 January, 2015
Ethical Property are currently in discussions with Bristol City Council in regards to taking on the day-to-day management of St Paul's Community Centre. We are very excited at the prospect of taking on another project in the St Pauls region of Bristol. 
Company performance
Company performance 20 January, 2015
The company’s performance during the 2013/14 financial year has now been audited and shows a significant increase in operating profit, high levels of tenant and staff satisfaction and a further drop in energy usage across the portfolio. 

More detailed analysis will be available in the Annual Report and supplement which will be distributed in February.
 
Brighton Open Market film
Brighton Open Market film13 January, 2015
Brighton Open Market is the perfect place to buy from local producers in Brighton with many ethical products available from over 50 traders. Now, thanks to Ed Hamilton from digital agency Sustainable Content, this has now been captured in a great short film.
Abandoned railways article
Abandoned railways article13 January, 2015
What happened to England's forgotten railway stations? Well, the BBC has been investigating and discovered our very own Green Park Station Market! Read about the history of Green Park Station and other stations that now longer serve as transport links but are very much still alive and kicking. Click here to see the article in full. 
A bike is for life
A bike is for life22 December, 2014
"When you give someone a bike you give them more than a bike, you give them better access to school, work, health care - you’re actually giving them better life chances." Our tenants Re-Cycle's latest campaign aims to give more people the opportunity of having a better life through access to bicycles. Find out more about the campaign and read Rauha's story here.
Bath Artisan Market
Bath Artisan Market 16 December, 2014
Great to see the Bath Artisan Market is featured in The Guardian as one of their recommended "Britain's best Christmas markets"! 

Bath Artisan Market are at Green Park Station Market every second Sunday. To see when they will next be at Green Park Station, click here.
Christmas Newsletter
Christmas Newsletter10 December, 2014
Our latest Newsletter is out, and it's a Christmas special! Find out more about what some of our tenants are up to over the festive period and if you're stuck for gift ideas, there's also few fab present ideas too!

Click here to see the Ethical Property Christmas Newsletter.
Philanthropy Impact
Philanthropy Impact27 November, 2014
Last week Debbie Pippard, Barrow Cadbury, authored an article for Philanthropy Impact on The Foundry. "The Foundry: An Example of a Consortium Approach to Impact Investing" focuses social investment, how The Foundry began, why so many have invested into The Foundry and why it is different to other investments. Click here to read the full the article.
Blend Creative - #cooltocare
Blend Creative - #cooltocare25 November, 2014
Congratulations are in order for Blend Creative (tenants at Brighton Junction) after their work with Sussex based anti-bullying youth charity Young Pioneers to help develop their social presence has resulted in them winning a Spark Award for Social Media Achievement! 
Architects' Journal Article
Architects' Journal Article21 November, 2014
Last month The Foundry featured as Architects' Journal's building study for their printed magazine. The article focuses on the design of the building by Architecture 00 and includes fantastic photos of the centre in use as well as floor plans of the layout of the building. To see the article click here.  
Green Park Station website
Green Park Station website20 November, 2014
Our Green Park Station venue in Bath has a new website! Designed to make venue and market information more readily available to locals and visitors to Bath, the new site can be found at www.greenparkstation.co.uk and contains links to shops that are located at the venue, upcoming events, the famous markets and details of the site’s illustrious history.
City Philanthropy
City Philanthropy12 November, 2014
Ethical Property Managing Director Susan Ralphs recently wrote this article for City Philanthropy on Ethical Property's involvement in The Foundry; including fundraising, the construction process and aims of the building.
Brighton Open Market and The Argus
Brighton Open Market and The Argus6 November, 2014
Click here to see a recent article in the Brighton Argus that references Ethical Property and the Brighton Open Market in relation to Ethical Investment.
London Cycling Works
London Cycling Works31 October, 2014
With six centre's in London, Ethical Property fully supports Cycling Works London's proposed north–south and east–west Cycle Superhighways plans. We actively promote the use of bicycles as a way to travel to our centres and feel that this project will make living and working in London a more enjoyable experience.
Living Wage documentary
Living Wage documentary22 October, 2014
Megaphone Films has produced a new 25-minute documentary, Waging A Living In London, chronicling the successful campaign by cleaners at The Barbican theatre to secure a substantial pay rise, from around £6 to £8 per hour. Co-directed by Ben Mann and Petros Elia, the film brings into sharp focus the day to day difficulties of living on the minimum wage.
John Whitaker - Ethical Property Chair
John Whitaker - Ethical Property Chair17 October, 2014
We are delighted to confirm that following an open recruitment process for a new Chair, the Board unanimously agreed that they will appoint from within their number.  As a result, John Whitaker has been appointed as Chair of the Ethical Property Company Board after a short period as interim Chair, replacing Bob Burlton who resigned in March. 
The Transgender community
The Transgender community16 October, 2014
After working with the transgender community for over 3 years, On Road Media (tenants at The Grayston Centre), have reached a great outcome – a newly commissioned BBC2 trans-themed comedy sitcom! This is the first comedy of its kind and stars a transgender actress. Keep an eye out as 'Boy Meets Girl' will be on our screens in 2015.  For more information please click here
The Foundry
The Foundry8 September, 2014
On September 8th our latest building, The Foundry, opened for business.  Situated in Vauxhall, London, The Foundry is the result of a new wave of mission-related social investment where equal value is placed upon social and financial returns.
The Ethical Property Foundation
The Ethical Property Foundation21 August, 2014
This week Antonia Swinson, Director of the Ethical Property Foundation, shared her views on the not-for-profit sector with Property Week. Click here to see her article.
Brighton Open Market - Opening day
Brighton Open Market - Opening day22 July, 2014
If you didn't make it to the fab opening day at Brighton Open Market this past Saturday we have collated a few articles from the press and some photos from the day itself.  Please see The Argus, Brighton and Hove Independent and www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk.
Brighton Open Market opens!
Brighton Open Market opens!21 July, 2014
The Opening Day Celebration of Brighton Open Market on Saturday 19th July was a roaring success with 45 new traders now up and running offering a brilliant range of fresh and prepared foods, as well as a wide range of art work, handmade jewellery, crafts, furniture and antiques, fashions, garden goods and more.
Opening day at Brighton Open Market
Opening day at Brighton Open Market17 July, 2014
July 19th is the opening day at Brighton Open Market! 45 new traders will be up and running and offering a brilliant range of fresh and prepared foods, as well as a wide range of art work, handmade jewellery, crafts, furniture and antiques, fashions, garden goods and more. 
Bob Burlton resigns as Chair
Bob Burlton resigns as Chair3 March, 2014
Ethical Property would like to announce that owing to significant developments in his personal life, Bob Burlton has resigned as Chair and Director of the company. Bob joined the Board in February 2009 and had been Chair since March 2010.
Ethical Property AGM 2014
Ethical Property AGM 20145 March, 2014
The 2014 Ethical Property AGM took place on Wednesday 5th March 2014 at Resource for London; providing shareholders with an opportunity to meet one another and discuss issues regarding the direction of the company, our recent successes and to vote on the proposed resolutions in the formal business meeting.
Equality and Diversity Training
Equality and Diversity Training17 February, 2014
The Ethical Property Company recently commissioned a series of in-house half day Equality and Diversity training sessions, which were delivered by award winning and workplace training and consultancy company, HearFirst.
The aim of this training was to provide staff with an insight into the relevance and value of Equality and Diversity.  For more information please click here.
 
Annual report 2014 published
Annual report 2014 published11 February, 2014
Today the Ethical Property Company released its Annual Report for the 2012/2013 financial year. Its results demonstrate continued growth at a sustainable rate, with increasing numbers of tenants, enquiries and a rise in Net Asset Value all pointing to an overall improvement in performance. For more information please click here.
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