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22/07/14 - Opening Day at Brighton Open Market
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 links below or look at our facebook page:

- The Argus 
- Brighton and Hove Independent 

17/07/14 - Opening Day at Brighton Open Market: July 19th, 1:00-5:00pm
July 19th is the Opening Day of Brighton Open Market. Forty-five 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.   

Throughout the afternoon, market traders will be offering products demonstrations and workshops in their stalls as well as free samples and discounts. 

1.00pm – Chinese Lion Dancers and face painting
1:30pm – The Hullaballoo Community Quire
2:00pm – Speeches and Official Opening by the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex
2:30-5.00pm – Music from swing band Her Father’s Daughter accompanied by The Brighton Lindy Hoppers

For more information please click here.

02/07/14 - Brighton Open Market now open
Brighton’s covered market is now open to the public! With a focus on local producers and ethical products, the market stalls offer a range of fresh foods, as well as crafts, fashions, antiques and garden goods.

The stalls are also fully occupied, providing homes to a range of companies; from sculptors to fashion designers to robotics.
 
To celebrate the market is holding a free re-opening party on Tuesday 15th July between 1-5pm. There promises to be loads of free music, free samples, kids' stuff and more!  For more information please click here.

06/03/14 - Bob Burlton resigns from Ethical Property Board
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. He formally announced his resignation at the AGM – Non Executive Director John Whitaker will act as interim Chair in the short term until Bob’s permanent successor is in place. 

Susan Ralphs, Managing Director at Ethical Property said "Bob has been a very committed and diligent Chair and Board member who will be greatly missed by Ethical Property staff and fellow Board members."

For information on existing Ethical Property Board members, please click here.

05/03/14 - 2014 Ethical Property AGM takes place in London
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.
 
During the event, the Board and Senior Management Team presented an overview of the previous year's performance and a summary of our future plans – the theme of which was ‘Building on Firm Foundations’. For more information please click here.

17/02/14 - Staff undertake Equality and Diversity training
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.
 
11/02/14 - Ethical Property Annual Report published
Ethical Property Company today 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.

16/12/13 - Brighton Open Market set for May 2014 opening
The finishing touches are now being added to the brand new Open Market which Brighton Open Market CIC is now due to launch in May 2014; breathing a new lease of life into Brighton’s historic Open Market quarter.
 
The new market canopy is currently in the process of being installed and the paving of the market square is underway – all in readiness for the 45 new permanent traders and dozens of temporary traders who will take up occupancy in 2014. For more information please click here.

22/11/13 - The Pig Idea Feast
On Thursday 22nd November, The Pig Idea, supported by Sustain, tenants at Development House, hosted ‘The Pig Idea Feast’. Some of the UK's best known chefs gathered in Trafalgar Square to offer members of the public their favourite pork dishes – free of charge.  There was a stage with ‘live’ cooking demos, a children’s area, and information about The Pig Idea and other campaigns for better food and farming.  For more information please click here.

31/10/13 - A bright future for the Open Market
50% of the units in Brighton Open Market have now been let, 3 months before opening. Home to a mix of established and start-up businesses and due to open in May 2014, the newly refurbished Open Market will provide an outstanding local shopping destination.  With both permanent market units and temporary stalls, there is space to accommodate a range of traders. The Market Square will also host a regular series of events including street art and entertainment.  For more information, please click here.

21/10/13 - New office space created in Resource for London
This month saw the completion of works to create a range of new office spaces in Resource for London. The second floor has been transformed into a suite of 7 offices ranging in size from 200 – 2000 sq ft. For more information please click here.

16/10/13 - Positive Investing in the UK
Ethex, the non-profit organisation through which shares in The Ethical Property Company can be bought and sold have recently complied a report into Positive Investing in the United Kingdom.  For more information please click here.

16/04/13 - Ethical Property Foundation Research
The Ethical Property Foundation, with support from the Charity Commission, has carried out the largest survey of its kind looking at the key property issues charities are facing, with a view to identifying solutions and affecting change.

Key findings from the research include that 40% of charities consider their building is the greatest risk facing their organisation, 52% of charities having experienced difficulties in obtaining core funding for premises costs, and 20% of charities fail to deliver services due to property constraints.  To see the full briefings please click here.

08/03/13 - Ethical Property Annual Report and Supplement now available
As part of our commitment to reducing waste and increasing our reliance on digital communications the new Ethical Property Annual Report is now available to download. The main report is slimmer than in previous years, containing an overview of our social and environmental performance and instead referring to an additional digital supplement which includes more detailed analysis. For more information please click here.

18/02/13 - Brighton Community Base launches poster guide
Since opening in 1997, Brighton Community Base has provided a home for community and voluntary groups in Brighton and Hove. Today sees the launch of Community Base’s free 2013 poster guide, a guide designed to highlight vital information about the variety of support services, organisations, jobs and information available in Brighton and Hove.  For more information click here.

01/02/13 - Ethical Property receive Living Wage accreditation
The Ethical Property Company is delighted to announce that is now an accredited UK Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 10,000 people out of poverty. For more information click here.

29/01/13 - Investment and Contract Readiness fund grant secured
We are happy to announce that Ethical Property has successfully secured a grant of £50,000 from the Investment and Contract Readiness fund. The fund is managed by The Social Investment Business, and aims to ensure social ventures are better equipped to secure new forms of investment. For more information please click here.

10/01/13 - Update on the progress at The Foundry
We continue to make significant progress on the Social Justice Centre, now formally renamed ‘The Foundry’. This name reflects both its industrial heritage and its aim to be a place for change, bringing together social justice and human rights organisations, the public and new ideas to create a fairer, more just and more equitable society.  For more information please click here.

20/12/12 - The north London ‘It Pays to Plan Challenge’…
Food waste is one of the largest parts of north London’s waste, and we’re working hard to find new ways of cutting it down. Planning meals ahead is a great way of saving time and money.This 'quick save' challenge will provide advice and tools to help you do your bit for the environment and reduce your food bills by as much as £50 a month. For more information please click here.

09/09/12 - Supporting diversity and inclusion through media and web
Over a day and half in July, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation came alive with drumming, dancing, painting, digital innovation and brainstorming.  Personal stories and experiences were shared, connections were made, ideas were developed and fun was had.

Undoc Camp brought over 100 people together from different backgrounds and experiences to work on ways that digital technology and the web could help young people and children who have irregular immigration status access support and information in the UK.For more information please click here.

30/07/12 - LankellyChase Foundation launches new website
LankellyChase Foundation is now focused exclusively on bringing about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. Their fundamental goal is to help shift the way that people on the extreme margins are valued by society, so that policy, public debate and practice are focused on people’s capabilities and humanity.
 
The new website at www.lankellychase.org.uk includes details of their new grants programme, the ‘Promoting Change Network’ as they look to build a growing network of funded organisations which are working to transform the lives of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. In this first grant round, they are looking to fund 15-20 organisations with applications due by Friday 14th September 2012.

17/07/12 - Ethical Property Foundation looking for Trustees
The Ethical Property Foundation is looking to expand its Board of Trustees. This is an excellent opportunity to support a vibrant charity at an exciting time in the organisation’s growth. For more details including information of how to apply, visit www.ethicalproperty.org.uk    

27/06/12 - Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause
Bees are amazing – but they are in trouble and need our help.  Farmers, growers and gardeners in the UK benefit by an estimated £1.8 billion every year from the free services provided by bees and other insects in pollinating flowers, fruits and crops.
 
Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause, aims to highlight the benefits of not only honey bees, but all the other 250-odd species that fly in Britain too. Their top target is David Cameron, who they are asking to personally endorse a National Bee Action Plan to arrest the causes of their decline.  To show our support, Ethical Property is committed to making the gardens in all of our Bristol properties more bee friendly.

26/06/12 - Oxfam and the introduction of a global Arms Trade Treaty.
For six years, Oxfam has been working towards the introduction of a global Arms Trade Treaty. Their campaigning so far has led to some activity from the UK government, including statements of support from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Foreign Secretary William Hague, as well as Labour Leader Ed Miliband.  

The next few months represent an unprecedented opportunity to bring this deadly trade under control. If the sales of bananas and dinosaur bones can be regulated by global treaties, so can the sale of arms.  For more information and details of how you can lend your support, please click here.

31/05/12 - George gives it back!
On 31st May, George agreed to Give it Back. Months of campaigning by the Give it Back George campaign worked, as Osbourne said “We listened to charities”. This will be of huge relief and support to charities large and small, which are so vital to the health of our country. #thanksgeorge!

04/05/12 - Ethical Property back the Give it Back George Campaign
The cap on income tax relief that George Osborne announced in the Budget will negatively affect voluntary organiations, both large and small. It will discourage the major donors that give large, one-off donations to many charities. That’s why we support the Give it Back George campaign working to get the decision reversed. 

03/05/12 - New festivals arrive at Green Park Station this May
This month sees two new festivals taking place at Green Park Station, Bath. On Sunday May 6th we welcome the first So Natural Baby festival, celebrating all aspects of natural family life from parental experience to pre birth and pregnancy through to childhood. Then on Sunday May 20th the inaugural Enjoy Festival will be held, a family friendly, free festival highlighting women in business and raising funds for Health Poverty Action. There are many other events and festivals planned at the Station over the summer, so watch this space!

01/05/12New Regional Managers join the Ethical Property team
This May, Ethical Property welcomes Danielle Lysaght and Sarah Campbell to the company as new Regional Managers for the South East and South West regions respectively. Their appointment strengthens the capacity of our Operations Team, and they bring with them a wealth of property and management expertise. We look forward to working with them! 

20/04/12 - Purchase agreed for new Social Justice Centre
​Despite its position as a base for many existing Social Justice and Human Rights organisations, London lacks any one focal point from which they can operate alongside one another. Over the last year, Ethical Property has been working in partnership with four charitable foundations, Trust for London, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and LankellyChase to create a Social Justice Centre which will help alleviate this proble,  Having identified a suitable building in Vauxhall, we have now completed the purchase and hope that the new centre will open in the Autumn of 2013. [more info]

 
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