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Ethical Property Survey
Ethical Property Survey 16 June, 2016
Following the success of The Foundry, we're considering the development of a new Social Finance Centre, a place where the wide range of organisations working in this sector could be co-located, network and promote new and better ways for financing social change. Tell us your thoughts in our survey.
Cambridge Heath Road
Cambridge Heath Road 26 May, 2016
We are happy to announce that Ethical Property have completed the purchase of a new flagship building in London. 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road (Bethnal Green) is the latest building to be acquired by the company. We are working  with architects Waugh Thistleton, a leading specialist in sustainable building design, and are currently preparing a planning application to redevelop the site into approximately 50,000ft² of workspace.
Elite 26 April, 2016
We are pleased to announce that The Ethical Property Company has become one of 16 new UK companies to join Elite, specialist advisors providing small and medium sized companies with expert advice and support normally only available to larger organisations. Click here to read the press release from Elite.
2014/2015 Annual Report
2014/2015 Annual Report 10 February, 2016
The Ethical Property Company has today reported its full year results for the 2014/2015 financial year.

Highlights for the year included the first purchase of an Ethical Property Centre in Wales, plans to sell some of our older Centres (including our current largest Centre in London) and plans to increase our activity in Bristol, Cardiff and the North West.
The Social Stock Exchange
The Social Stock Exchange4 February, 2016
The Ethical Property Company have today been approved as members of The Social Stock Exchange following the ratification of its impact report by the independent Admissions Panel. The Social Stock Exchange provides access to the world’s first regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their activities. Approved membership of the Social Stock Exchange stands at 30 firms with a combined value of over £2bn.
St Pauls cafe review
St Pauls cafe review26 January, 2016
This week the cafe at the St Pauls Learning Centre received it's first review from Bristol 24/7. The Cafe, that is run by the Surplus Supper Club (part of the charity FareShare Southwest) uses surplus food, that would otherwise be thrown away, and turns it into delicious affordable meals. We are very happy to see that it is receiving positive reviews and is integrating into part of the community. We hope that the cafe continues to benefit those in the local community. Click here to read the review.
Zero Tolerance Bristol
Zero Tolerance Bristol12 January, 2016
Ethical Property is happy to announce that have signed up to Bristol Zero Tolerance and we have pledged to raise awareness about gender-based violence with our tenants. Bristol Zero Tolerance was launched by Bristol Women’s Commission on International Women’s Day 2015 as an initiative that aim is for Bristol to become a city with a zero tolerance approach to gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation. Bristol is the first city in England to take on this challenge and we hope that it will inspire other cities to implement similar initiatives.
Civic Trust Award 2016
Civic Trust Award 2016 6 January, 2016
The Foundry ended 2015 on high by winning another award for outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment. In late December The Civic Trust announced the 58 winning projects, including The Foundry. This is another great achievement for a building that aims is to provide affordable office space for social justice and human rights organisations. Find our more about the awards, ceremony and winners by clicking here.  
Oliver Wainwright's Top 10
Oliver Wainwright's Top 10 15 December, 2015
It has been a stellar year for our newest building in London, The Foundry. Earlier this year it won the RIBA London Building of the year award and has already received plaudits from many in the architecture industry. Now The Foundry has featured in Oliver Wainwright's Guardian article "Top 10 architecture of 2015". In a short description of the building he describes it as a "beautiful and useful addition to London’s increasingly endangered species of affordable workspaces". Click here to see the whole list. 
Catering at The Foundry
Catering at The Foundry 4 December, 2015
Are you a catering service looking for a new home? Ethical Property are looking to engage a catering company to supply the meeting and event catering service at The Foundry. In its first year the meeting service generated catering turnover of c. £121K. It is anticipated that this figure will increase now that the centre’s offices are full and as the meeting room business further develops. This is estimated as being £175K in the current year. Click here for further details - please share with any caterers or would be caterers who may be interested. 
Surplus Supper Club
Surplus Supper Club 4 December, 2015
The St Pauls Learning Centre Café in Bristol is now open and is being run by The Surplus Supper Club, a not-for-profit initiative that provide affordable meals from fresh and in-date food surplus donated by manufacturers, distributers and producers around Bristol. 
The Migrant Experience
The Migrant Experience 20 November, 2015
Beaconsfield Arts in collaboration with artgym, Lebara and migrant communities from around the world brings a unique exhibition to The Foundry - The Migrant Experience, a distinctive showpiece that represents the authentic voice of the migrant experience.

Richard Wolfstrome Article
Richard Wolfstrome Article 13 November, 2015
This week Ethical Property managed centre The Foundry featured on architectural website Architonic, in an Article written by Richard Wolfstrome. Richard, who designed the wayfinder narrative and public artwork at the Foundry, discusses identity and the impact of wayfinding in modern architecture. You can read the full article here.
Green Park Station film
Green Park Station film11 November, 2015
Green Park Station is home to some of the most popular monthly markets in the South West and an array of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Set in a beautiful Victorian building with a stunning vaulted roof and a rich history, this central spot is just a ten-minute walk from Bath Spa train and bus stations. If you have never visited the market, you can see just how beautiful it is thanks to a video from Conor Purcell
Fairplace Award
Fairplace Award 5 November, 2015
RBS Essex is the latest organisation to win the Fairplace award, the new ethical workplace standard accreditation from our sister charity the Ethical Property Foundation. Fairplace is a unique, comprehensive ethical workplace standard which recognises a company’s commitment to people and planet. If you would like to apply for the award more information can be found here.
Third Sector
Third Sector23 October, 2015
Rodney Schwartz, Chief Executive of Clearly So, this week publicly hailed the "unheralded feats" of Ethical Property in his regular column for voluntary news website Third Sector. In the article he discusses the activities of Ethical Property and why he feels its achievements have gone unnoticed. Click here to read the full article. 
Philanthropy Impact article
Philanthropy Impact article12 October, 2015
"​Social businesses are a growing sector, and the most successful of them are already embarking or considering international growth. However such growth is not easy."

Ethical Property Managing Director Susan Ralphs was recently invited to contribute an article to Philanthropy Impact magazine, looking at how Social Businesses can expand internationally. Click here to read more.
Share issue launch
Share issue launch21 September, 2015
Ethical Property is launching a share issue to raise funds for future developments, particularly in growth markets such as in Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester. We are seeking to raise about £3.5m to help us meet considerable demand from social change organisations for our services. There is more information in the press release issued on 21 September 2015. The offer is only open to existing shareholders and to selected qualifying new investors. Please contact us if you would like more details.  
Waste Less, Live More week
Waste Less, Live More week16 September, 2015
From 21 – 27 September, Ethical Property is taking part in Waste less, Live more Week 2015. Waste less, Live more is a campaign which aims to raise awareness of how environmental and social issues are linked. We, along with a wide range of organisations, charities and businesses, will be hosting a week of events and activities which encourage people waste less and live more and show that what is good for the environment is good for us. The theme of the week this year is do something to waste less and live more with others.
The Foundry - Open House
The Foundry - Open House15 September, 2015
If you are interested in visiting the RIBA London building of the year 2015, now's your chance! This Saturday The Foundry is taking part in Open House London 2015. Doors open at 10:00am and there will be hourly tours from the architect Lynton Pepper. Find out more here
Third Sector - The Foundry
Third Sector - The Foundry 3 September, 2015
It has almost been a year to the day since The Foundry first opened it's doors, and what a year it has been! Now fully occupied and award winning, the former shoe-polish factory has featured in local and national press on numerous occasions. Here's an article Third Sector published earlier this year with quotes from our very own Managing Director Susan Ralphs. To see the article, click here.  
Solar Aid shortlisted
Solar Aid shortlisted 1 September, 2015
We are very proud to announce that Solar Aid, tenants at the Foundry, have been shortlisted for the Social Impact award at this years UK Social Enterprise awards! There were close to 300 applicants for the awards, so even to be nominated is real achievement! Well Done Solar Aid, best of luck for event, we'll be keeping our fingers crossed!
Relaunch at St Pauls
Relaunch at St Pauls 26 August, 2015
Next month will see the relaunch of one of Ethical Property’s latest management projects in Bristol, St Paul’s Learning Centre. The centre which is situated in the St Pauls region of Bristol is a community hub that has been at the centre of the regeneration of the St Pauls area. The official relaunch will take place on Saturday 5th September and we hope that as many of the local community can come to see what we are doing and to be part of this new start for the centre! 
Open House London
Open House London 25 August, 2015
Next month The Foundry will be opening it's doors to all for the London Open House 2015. It's a great chance to visit RIBA awarded London building of the year 2015 and even meet with the architects who designed it. This is the first Ethical Property centre to be involved in the Open House Weekend and we hope that visitors will enjoy their chance to see the former shoe-polish factory that has been redeveloped into a hub for social justice organisations. For more information, please click here.
Hastings House, Cardiff
Hastings House, Cardiff 20 August, 2015
Today Ethical Property announces the acquisition of Hastings House, Central Cardiff. The first acquisition in Wales by the company, Hastings House is a 1980s purpose built office building located in Cardiff’s main business district and within easy walking distance to the City Centre. It has excellent access to local transport and national high speed rail as well as to road and air links. 
Bath Chronicle Awards
Bath Chronicle Awards6 August, 2015
Today it has been announced that Ethical Property have been shortlisted for an award in Bath. At this years fifth annual Bath Chronicle Business awards Ethical Property are nominated for the Contribution to the Community award. The Bath Chronicle Business Awards celebrate business success across the city and surrounding areas. The ceremony takes place on 24th September at the marquee, Bath Racecourse. We wish the best of luck to all nominee's and look forward to the event!
Microsoft prize
Microsoft prize 5 August, 2015
Philanthropic computer giants Microsoft are offering a very exciting opportunity to all not-for-profits in Britain, a competition on social media with a huge £500,000.00 prize to the organisation with most votes, you can find out more here.Currently there are nine nominated oragnisations in with a chance of winning the money with one space left for the not-for-profit with the most votes to join them.  
The Who Cares? Trust
The Who Cares? Trust30 July, 2015
In April users of the website "My Favourite Voucher Codes", tenants at Green Park Station South Vaults voted for "The Who Cares? Trust" to receive 20% of the company's profits. This month"My Favourite Voucher Codes" donated £5,000.00 that will go to "The Who Cares? Trust" who work with Children in care and care leavers. 
The Bath Magazine
The Bath Magazine13 July, 2015
This month our very own Green Park Station Market featured in The Bath Magazine. The article focuses on the support the market offers to local traders and retailers, and the benefits for shoppers. Rebecca Leach, Marketing and Venue Manager at Green Park Station said "We are very lucky because there is a great sense of community here with lots of local contributors, who invest both time and money into transforming the venue into a thriving and exciting space on a regular basis". 
National RIBA Winners
National RIBA Winners18 June, 2015
Today RIBA announced the winners of their National Awards including The Foundry which won the London regional award. All the regional Winners are now shortlisted  for the 2015 RIBA National Award. You can see all the winners here.
Ethex Gathering 2015
Ethex Gathering 2015 15 June, 2015
Last week Ethical Property attended the Ethex UK annual gathering in Bristol, meeting with many positive investors and businesses throughout the day. The event was a great opportunity for investors, large and small, to learn more about best practice and to discuss issues that are affecting the fast-growing area of positive investment.
RIBA Guardian coverage
RIBA Guardian coverage29 May, 2015
Since being named the RIBA ‘London Building of the Year' last week, The Foundry has been benefiting from extra press exposure, appearing in numerous magazines and online articles.Today, in The Guardian's Art and Design section, another such article from Oliver Wainwright features quotes from Ethical Property Managing Director Susan Ralphs. The article is available on the Guardian website here.  
St Pauls Learning Centre
St Pauls Learning Centre 8 May, 2015
The future looks bright for a St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre - Ethical Property Company have now taken on the day-to-day management of St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre, a centre previously managed by Bristol City Council. 
The Foundry wins award
The Foundry wins award19 May, 2015
The Foundry, in Vauxhall, London, has been named the RIBA ‘London Building of the Year’ ahead of strong competition from a number of high profile projects. A partnership of organisations including the Ethical Property Company, The Barrow Cadbury Trust, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, LankellyChase Foundation and Trust for London developed the vision and funded the project which opened its doors in September 2014.
200 years of Bathing in Bath
200 years of Bathing in Bath13 May, 2015
Our market square at Green Park Station, Bath, is an extremely versatile space and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Most recently university students and supporters of the Cleveland Pool Project took part in a fashion show with a difference! 
The Foundry opening
The Foundry opening27 April, 2015
In April, on behalf of The Foundry Board, Ethical Property welcomed over 100 partners, tenants, local residents and supporters to the official opening of The Foundry, the groundbreaking social justice and human rights centre in Vauxhall to celebrate the successes of the project so far.
BREEAM Excellent Rating
BREEAM 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. 
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