Following on from recent articles about both recycled products and second hand materials, I got an
email who’s company is already on this particular bandwagon.They trade in surplus and redundant chemicals and
chemical related items.
They are not a waste disposal company and do not ‘charge’ to get rid of unwanted material, but rather pay other
companies for their unwanted chemicals. That could be because the owner has lost some business , changed their
formulation or the product is beyond shelf life
There are two reasons this is worth mentioning I think:
- Every industry must have surplus or unwanted raw materials or
stock which companies would be keen for someone else to take away – especially if they’re paid for them.
What about your industry?
- It’s just possible you have some chemicals of your own you wish
to dispose of.
In these days of tight lending criteria and limited funding, a good
rule of thumb for property investors is to see where the banks are lending on the basis that, all things
being equal, they are investing in what they consider to be 'safe bets'.
For example, it’s just been announced that Barclays are lending £66 million to Unite to build student homes in
London. Unite, the UK's largest student landlord, is to develop a 671-bed student accommodation site on the South
Bank in London close to Kings College and the London School of Economics.
Joe Lister at Unite says, “This is the largest loan to one single asset in the student accommodation sector this
year. We are seeking to acquire land for over 4,000 beds and our ability to get funding and secure sites quickly
demonstrates our robust approach to strengthening our London portfolio.”
Essenden (ES.P) is a speculative buy for your investment portfolio,
suggests Tom Winnifrith at t1ps.com. Essenden is the holding company for the tenpin bowling operations of
Tenpin Limited and a portfolio of five investment properties held for sale for redevelopment.
The principal activity of the group comprises the operation of 38 tenpin bowling centres that are largely situated
in high visibility locations such as multi-leisure parks and town centre leisure complexes.
Key to the group's strategy is to offer value for money and affordable entertainment for families, adults and
children alike in an accessible, safe and fun environment. It has spent over £3.3 million on industry-leading IT
systems over the past three years to support new channels of demand. Full article available on
Check out Brazil. The election of Dilma Rousseff, the first female
president of Brazil, is a popular choice with the real estate industry as she is expected to deliver the
property reforms and developments that are in the pipeline for 2011 and beyond.
Samantha Gore of real estate agents uv10 says that overseas property investors want to see a stable nation and that
this is now assured. “She is unlikely to divert from current government policy. Things could not be rosier for
Brazil in 2010."
"Recent social policies have pulled people out of poverty and into a rapidly growing middle class. Meanwhile,
Brazil’s GDP is outperforming the predictions of the global experts surging by 9 per cent year-on-year, its fastest
growth rate in around 14 years.” We have an article on investing in Brazil coming soon.
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