Andrews hires former Waitrose MD as new Group Chairman

May 7, 2021


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first_imgIt’s all change at the top of Andrews Property Group after it was announced that Group Chairman Jim Glover (pictured, middle) is to stand down with immediate effect and will be succeeded by Steven Esom (pictured, right).Unusually, Esom does not have a property background and instead comes with a career in the retail sector, notably at Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose where he was Managing Director.“Andrews Property Group stands out within the property sector as a firm built on integrity and deeply-held values,” he says.“This makes it a both unique and interesting company to join and I’m very much looking forward to bringing my skills and experience to play with the entire Andrews’ team.”Jim has done much of the preparatory work of Steven, transforming Andrews over the six years he’s held the chairmanship.This has included developing a strategy for the charity-focussed business, rebranding its logo and other corporate visuals and bringing David Westgate (pictured, left) on as Group CEO.Queen and countyJim Glover is not remaining in the industry and will be instead be representing the Queen in Surrey as its new High Sheriff.“Andrews has gone through a huge period of transition in recent times yet continues to place great importance on the fundamentals on which the business was built and to have been part of that is something that I shall always value,” says Jim Glover.“The time is, however, right to move on to new challenges and I wish the entire Andrews team all the very best for what I’m sure will be a very successful future.”Steven Esom was hired with the help of headhunting firm Saxon Bampfylde, which helped draw up a list of five potential candidates.“The level of candidates was extremely high, and it was encouraging to see that all those shortlisted showed a commit to, and interest in, working with a commercial company owned by charitable trusts – something which makes us unique within the property sector,” says David Westgate.Read our recent interview with David Westgate.Jim Glover Andrews Property Group charity Steven Esom David Westgate December 13, 2017Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Andrews hires former Waitrose MD as new Group Chairman previous nextAgencies & PeopleAndrews hires former Waitrose MD as new Group ChairmanFormer Group Chairman is off to represent the Queen in Surrey, while successor has an entirely retail background, reveals charity-focussed estate agency.Nigel Lewis13th December 201701,136 Viewslast_img read more


May 3, 2021


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first_imgOpen until filledYes Is this a Position of Trust?No Working TitleLecturer Location of VacancyAthens Area A background in physical, analytical, or inorganic chemistry isdesirable. Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track Posting Details Does this position require a P-Card?No EEO Statement Retirement PlanTRS or ORP DepartmentFranklin College Chemistry Department Credit and P-Card policy College/Unit/Department website Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No The Department of Chemistry at the University of Georgia seeks tohire a Lecturer, non-tenure track, faculty position. A PhD inChemistry or related field is required. The lecturer will teach inthe department’s General Chemistry programs. The starting date forthis position is August 1, 2021. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Job Posting Date11/17/2020 Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter describingtheir interest and qualifications, a vita, and a description oftheir teaching philosophy to The names and contactinformation for three individuals, who will serve as references,are also required. Questions related to the position may bedirected to the search committee chair, Prof. Suzanne Ellenberger([email protected]).The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and theUniversity of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity ofits faculty and students and sustaining a work and learningenvironment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibilityof materials related to this search are encouraged to contactCentral HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department orsearch committee with such requests. Special Instructions to Applicants Terminal degree in a disciplinary area related to the position’sresponsibilities. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Posting NumberF0742P Posting TypeExternal Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.center_img FLSA Physical Demands About the University of Georgia PhD in Chemistry Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)No UnderutilizationMinorities & Females Is driving a responsibility of this position?No Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Job Closing Date Contract TypeAcademic (9 mo.) Minimum Qualifications Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Advertised SalaryCommensurate with Experience Additional Requirements Faculty RankLecturer Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?No Anticipated Start Date08/01/2021 Position Details Position Summary Classification TitleLecturer Employment TypeEmployee About the College/Unit/Department Duties/ResponsibilitiesPosting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterList of References with Contact InformationTeaching Portfolio/PhilosophyOptional Documentslast_img read more

Strong pandemic response, corruption eradication needed to attract investment: Experts

October 19, 2020


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first_imgTo attract investment in the post-COVID-19 period, Indonesia needs to step up its handling of the pandemic to ensure the economy can be reopened safely and quickly and also strengthen its corruption eradication efforts, experts have said.John Gardner, a former general counsel at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said Tuesday that how countries responded to the pandemic would be a consideration in investment decisions as the pandemic was changing how supply chains operated. “I believe that how countries are responding to this pandemic will clearly be a part of future investment decisions,” he said in a virtual discussion.“International investors want strong and effective responses to avoid production shutdowns, such as we saw in other countries in the region earlier this year,” he added.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration is pushing forward with the relaxation of pandemic restrictions to prevent bringing the economy to a complete standstill, despite rising numbers of COVID-19 infections.According to official records, more than 116,700 people had caught the coronavirus as of Wednesday afternoon with around 73,800 recoveries and 5,452 deaths. The number of confirmed cases has increased by more than 1,000 per day since June after the government began it moves to reopen the economy. Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) data show that foreign direct investment (FDI) realization fell 6.9 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter to Rp 97.6 trillion (US$6.7 billion) as the pandemic hit the global economy. The figure reflects a continued downward trend for a second consecutive quarter.Fadhil Hasan, a senior economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef), said Tuesday the government needed to address corruption, inefficient government bureaucracy and improve access to financing to attract investment as the three issues were the most-concerning factors hindering investment.“[Corruption] is the most concerning issue that we face in attracting investment, especially foreign direct investment,” said Fadhil. “So this is one of the areas that the Indonesian government has to tackle with respect to attracting foreign investment.”Indonesia managed to improve its score in the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) to 40 out of 100 last year, an increase of two points from 2018. The improvement put Indonesia in the 85th place out of 100 countries, climbing up from 89th place the previous year.Fadhil added that the government should resolve the “different perceptions and interests among stakeholders” with regards to the omnibus bill on job creation, which is expected to improve Indonesia’s regulatory framework and attract investment in the post-COVID-19 era.The government and the House of Representatives are deliberating the omnibus bill on job creation to revise 79 existing laws and more than 1,200 articles considered to hamper investment.The government initially expected the House to complete the deliberations of the bill this month but the House’s Legislative Body (Baleg) expects it to take longer as lawmakers have not resolved half of the bill’s inventory problem list (DIM).Meanwhile, the government is planning to develop an industrial park in Subang, West Java, in an effort to lure more investment into the country, said Muhammad Khayam, the director general of chemical, pharmaceutical and textile industries at the Industry Ministry during the discussion.The BKPM recently announced investment commitments from seven companies relocating from China, one of which began construction in Subang in July.According to the national mid-term development plan (RPJMN) for the 2020-2024 period, the government plans to develop 27 industrial parks, some of which have begun the construction phase.Only two industrial parks are located in Java as the government seeks to place businesses closer to resources and raw materials and reduce regional disparities in development, according to Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita.The ministry also made efforts to prevent businesses from shutting down production completely during the pandemic by issuing operational permits that exempt them from the restrictions imposed by several regional administrations.“We have issued these policies since the very beginning and we believe they have helped to prevent further declines in the economy,” Agus said in the discussion.Topics :last_img read more

Bielema searches for positives in Oregon State loss

September 16, 2020


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first_imgHead coach Bret Bielema suffered his first career non-conference loss last weekend, and may be without the services of dynamic wide receiver and punt returner Jared Abbrederis Saturday.[/media-credit]Following the first nonconference loss of his career as the head coach at Wisconsin, Bret Bielema opted to stay positive as his team returns home to host Utah State Saturday night.Bielema praised the team’s defensive and special teams effort in Wisconsin’s 10-7 loss Saturday to Oregon State University. Bielema noted the Beavers converted on just one of four fourth down attempts. He also said he was happy with how the Badgers responded when the Beavers marched down the field to score on the first possession of the second half.“I felt we made some improvements in certain areas,” Bielema said in his weekly press conference Monday. “[Oregon State] went down and scored [to open the second half]. Our defense took that and responded very well and shut them out the rest of the game.”Punter Drew Meyer and kicker Kyle French also earned high marks from Bielema.“We punted way too often, but on the seven punts, I thought Drew Meyer did an outstanding job,” Bielema said. “I was really happy with Kyle French. He continued to kick the ball on the kickoff as well as on PATs.”Bielema said he noticed a higher sense of urgency throughout the team on Sunday following the loss with more players breaking down film on their own time than usual. The team could not take the field Sunday because of the Ironman competition taking place in Madison, so Bielema and his staff focused on film study. “We always reference ‘overtime guys’ that want to come in and do a little bit extra,” Bielema said. “I’ve seen more guys up there in the last 24 hours than I’ve ever seen, so I think that urgency is very much there.”Abbrederis, Johnson injury updatesSeveral players suffered injuries Saturday, most notably redshirt junior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, who got sandwiched by two Beavers players on a route across the middle during the second quarter and had to be taken to the hospital during the game.Bielema said Abbrederis was slightly concussed during the play. Abbrederis’s health is day-to-day and Bielema said there is a “good chance” he will be back for this week’s game against Utah State. The Badgers’ No. 1 receiver finished the game with one reception for 26 yards.“He had significant damage just from the blow itself, nothing structurally that’s going to keep him out for a long time,” Bielema said.Fifth-year senior safety Shelton Johnson also left the game Saturday with a broken arm. Johnson, a team captain, underwent surgery Sunday and Bielema said he hopes to have Johnson back within six weeks.Another starter, defensive end Brendan Kelly, participated in pregame warmups, but the fifth-year senior was ultimately held out of the game as he recovers from a hamstring injury.Upon further reviewBielema addressed the onside kick the Badgers attempted with 1:31 remaining in the fourth quarter and his team down three. With the game on the line, French recovered his own kick at the Badgers’ 46, but the play was reviewed and officials found French touched the ball before allowing it to go 10 yards.As a member of the NCAA rules committee, Bielema said he was happy with both the call and how the officials performed in the game. Big Ten officials served as on-field referees while the replay officials were from the Pac-12.“I have all the confidence in the world [in the review system]. In our league in particular, the officiating has jumped 110 times in the right direction,” Bielema said. “The replay is something that you’re never going to be happy with when it goes against you. We had some good rhythm going. We’ve practiced that play so many times.”“The thing that I asked for clarification was, ‘Was it indisputable [evidence]?’” Bielema said. “We were already calling plays. The ruling on the field was it was our ball. We’ve got to improve to make sure the next time it’s not even close.”last_img read more