Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks: revenues up, profits come later previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks: revenues up, profits come laterNow Mr Bruce is heading to Australia with £10m in his pocket to establish Purplebricks.The Negotiator1st July 20160595 Views Purplebricks, the most talked about agency in the UK, has announced revenues of £18.6m (up by 448 per cent) for its financial year ending in April.However, investors will have to wait for profits, as the other side of the story is the reported loss of £12m – an even greater loss than in 2015, when they posted losses of £5.4m.Micheal BruceThe loss is down to the agency’s massive expenditure on advertising, but Michael Bruce, CEO, says that it will move into profitability in the coming year.The agency says that it completed on £28bn of property in the financial year.Mr Bruce clearly enjoys a challenge – he also announced that Purplebricks is heading for Australia, with £10 million in his pocket, to get a slice of their booming property market.He said, “ We are leading change in an industry that has long been stagnant and we are looking to replicate that success in Australia, said to be valued at £3.3bn.”One thing is for sure – Mr Bruce has the right name to be welcomed ‘Downunder’.Shares were trading at £1.34 as The Negotiator went to press, up from 97 pence at the beginning of 2016.Purplebricks advertising expenditure Purplebricks shares July 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Load remaining images Last night marked an exciting performance at the Portsmouth Pavilion, with both Yonder Mountain String Band and The String Cheese Incident sharing a billing. While String Cheese has been known to dabble in a variety of genres, there’s no denying that bluegrass is at their hearts, and a choice collaborations with the folks of Yonder during last night’s show only strengthened those grassy roots.YMSB opened up the show with a great set, letting their newest members – Allie Kral and Jacob Jolliff – shine during the performance. Cheese then took the stage for their two-set performance, as keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth proclaimed “Never miss a Sunday Show!” He wasn’t kidding. The first set was highlighted by a cover of Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” into the Cheese tune “Beautiful.”After a short break, the big moment of the night came at the start of the second set. The two bands teamed up for a full band collaboration, playing three songs: the Stanley Brothers tune, “Think Of What You’ve Done” into Bill Monroe’s “Big Mon,” as well as the traditional folk ballad “Blackberry Blossom.”SCI is gearing up for a 3-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this coming weekend (July 14th-16th), where they will also be inducted into the Red Rocks Hall of Fame.Check out some videos from the collaboration, courtesy of ricgrass on YouTube:Think Of What You’ve Done/Big MonBlackberry BlossomImages have been provided by Sam Shinault Photography, and a full gallery, as well as the band’s setlist, can be seen below. Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Portsmouth Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA – 7/10/16S1: Restless Wind, Sometimes A River, Born On The Wrong Planet, Pigmy Pony, Stop Drop Roll, Could You Be Loved > BeautifulS2: Think Of What You’ve Done* > Big Mon*, Blackberry Blossom*, Son of a Preacher Man, Rollover > Valley of the Jig, Sweet Spot, You’ve Got the World, Hotel Window > Rollover* w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Anne Hathaway-Led Grounded Reschedules OpeningGeorge Brant’s Grounded, starring Anne Hathaway, has pushed back its official off-Broadway opening night to April 26; the date had previously been set for April 23. Directed by Julie Taymor, the one-woman show exploring the consequences of war and the struggle to find a balance with home life, will still begin previews on April 7 at the Public’s Anspacher Theater. We can’t wait for the Les Miz Oscar winner’s return to the New York stage!Cats’ Nicole Scherzinger & More Tapped for the OliviersThe Olivier nominated (and hopefully Broadway-bound) Nicole Scherzinger will sing “Memory” from Cats at London’s Olivier Awards ceremony on April 12. Olivier nominees Katie Brayben (Beautiful) and Beverley Knight (Memphis) are also set to take the stage to perform numbers from their respective shows. Other big names to join the event’s lineup at the Royal Opera House include Tony winners Angela Lansbury and Judi Dench, Broadway alums Emilia Fox and Michael Urie, along with Olivier winner Chiwetel Ejiofor. Can’t wait? Listen to Scherzinger’s rendition of the famous feline 11 o’clock number here.Netflix Orders Second Season of Bloodline Netflix has renewed Bloodline, starring Broadway faves Norbert Leo Butz, Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek, for a second season. According to Deadline, the family thriller will return to production later this year and be released in 2016. Not started binge-watching yet? Maybe Tony winner Butz will talk you into it! Related Shows Grounded Show Closed This production ended its run on May 24, 2015 View Comments
“That surgery was conducted on Wednesday evening and everyone at Manchester City wishes Benjamin a speedy recovery.”Mendy missed the majority of last season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Crystal Palace in September 2017.He returned from injury in April this year and has started nine of City’s 12 Premier League games this season.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Mendy undergoes knee surgeryLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy underwent knee surgery on Wednesday, the Premier League champions announced.The 24-year-old was operated on after pulling out of the France squad for Friday’s Nations League game with the Netherlands.A statement from City read: “Manchester City can confirm that Benjamin Mendy has undergone surgery on his left knee tonight.“The Frenchman, who played the full 90 minutes in the weekend’s 3-1 win over rivals Manchester United, travelled to join up with his national team before withdrawing from the squad.“The 24-year-old defender attended Dr. Cugat’s clinic in Barcelona where scans revealed that surgery was required.
27 July 2005South Africa and Malaysia are to establish a joint working committee to expand trade and investment between the two countries.The committee, which will meet in Malaysia at the end of the 2005, will facilitate trade between all strategic sectors of the two economies.Trade and Industry Minister Mandisa Mphahlwa says these sectors will include agriculture, tourism, science and technology as well as the automotive industries – a particularly promising area, with Malaysia aiming to become the automotive hub of the region.“We are talking about a huge demand of about 500 million people, and as a major exporter of automotives, we think establishing that kind of relationship could give us a wider market,” Mphahlwa says.The decision to set up the committee comes as Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his delegation are visiting South Africa.The Prime Minister held political and economic discussions with President Thabo Mbeki in Pretoria on Tuesday.Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Rafidah Aziz signed an agreement on avoidance of double taxation.Manuel said the deal means that South African companies investing in Malaysia will not be taxed twice. “Malaysian companies that invest in SA will be taxed in Malaysia and South African companies that invest in Malaysia will be taxed here,” Manuel said.“And so, it’s just ensuring that in either case the government will get its fair share of the taxation deal.”While the leaders of the two countries urged increased level of investment between the two countries, Mbeki said South Africa and the whole continent had much to learn from Asia in addressing issues of economic growth and alleviating poverty.“It’s clear that with regards to responding to the many challenges, there’s a great deal that the African continent can learn from the Asian continent,” Mbeki said, citing Malaysia’s success in ensuring the growth of its economy after the crisis that the country experienced in 1997.“I think the Asia-Africa Partnership Forum increases the possibility of us to draw from the successes of Asia with regards to managing the economy, addressing issues of poverty, modernisation, and managing democratic processes.”Source: BuaNews
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Charlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsSandra Noel finds herself sitting on her couch looking over old photographs more and more these days.Noel is a former ward of the state – taken from her parents in Inuvik and send south to Yellowknife.She couldn’t tell you how many social workers she had but she quickly shares how much she missed growing up in the high arctic community of Inuvik as a teenager.“Between moving around a lot it was confusing and scary,” she says. “It was hard having everything up in the air.”Now through records – she’s learning about her past.“I am anxious to get them and read them,” she said.Noel is collecting her social services records from the government of the Northwest Territories after spending a decade in foster care.She was adopted out at birth and her adoptive parents moved from Inuvik to Yellowknife. She was then put in a foster home at age 10.And she has questions.“The main questions were about my dad passing, my birth family,” she said. “My social workers were working on a family tree for me but I haven’t seen that in my records yet.”It’s been over a year now since she first started requesting her child welfare file.She finds it tedious and a long process.“Online it said I would have to pay to get my records. From there I went to social services to get my records. They referred me to someone else so I went there and saw someone I could talk to about it and the process of applying,” she said.The documents aren’t complete. Many have been redacted and some of the information hasn’t exactly enlightened her.“I guess in my mind I was expecting the deep dark stuff,” Noel said. “The first file I picked up was more of the social workers generic stuff, travel letters and what not.”Now Noel wants to put her strength and experience with the system to good use.She teamed up with a not for profit organization called Youth In Care Canada to help better advocate for better services.“Even if I help youth in care or from care that will be amazing and to help empower myself,” she said.Noel said it’s not easy being in care.“I know you feel unloved in care and voiceless,” she said. “I know I have so to know that there is people out there raising awareness who want to be an advocate, a voice for [email protected]@aptncharlotte
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local):6:50 a.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is finally on her way to Argentina for the Group of 20 summit after a technical problem with her plane forced her to change plans and stay overnight in Bonn.Merkel’s office says she and a small delegation, including the finance minister, took a different government plane to Madrid on Friday morning, and then boarded a commercial flight to Buenos Aires.Merkel was en route Thursday night on an air force plane, but turned around over the Netherlands after the captain reported a technical problem.The plane was diverted to the Cologne/Bonn airport and landed without incident.The problem is being investigated but the air force says it appears to have been an electrical issue that could have affected the radio system and a fuel system.___2 a.m.Heads of state from the world’s leading economies were invited to the Group of 20 summit to discuss development, infrastructure and investment. As the gathering officially kicks off Friday, those themes seem like afterthoughts, overshadowed by contentious matters from the U.S.-China trade dispute to the conflict over Ukraine.Also expected to loom large are tensions between longtime allies the United States and Europe, the gruesome slaying of a dissident Saudi journalist and how the Saudi crown prince who is alleged to have ordered the killing is received by world leaders.The U.S., Canada and Mexico also are supposed to sign a trade deal replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement that was struck following months of tough negotiations that analysts say left a bitter taste among the partners.The Associated Press