Home » News » COVID-19 news » Covid: estate agents compete to offer the safest branches previous nextCOVID-19 newsCovid: estate agents compete to offer the safest branchesPedder in South London is the latest agent to show how far agents are having to go in order to reassure staff and clients that they are safe.Nigel Lewis5th June 202001,890 Views A leading six-branch estate agency in London is claiming to be one of the ‘safest property services companies’ in its patch after expending huge efforts to comply with government Covid guidelines.Pedder, which operates in South East London, has even launched its own branded Coronavirus campaign. Called ‘Hygiene Optimised – Safely Back to Work’ it is featured both on its website and A1 boards outside its offices (pictured).“Our primary concern now will continue to be the health of our colleagues, clients, customers and our community, we have prepared for this by establishing new methods of working in line with government guidelines,” the company says.“We are not medics but we want to do all we can to keep the property market moving forward safely.”The company says that as well as requiring staff to wash their hands frequently and clean down their work stations, telephones and both branch and car door handles, half of its employees at any time are working from home to maintain social distancing at branches. Also, staff working in offices are temperature-checked and any employees who self-isolate are put through a thorough ‘return to work’ process.“We were delighted and felt privileged to open our offices on 13th May,” says Chief Executive Alex Pedder (left). “Our core team worked hard through the seven week lockdown establishing thorough policies and best practices to ensure a safe return to work for all.“As the market leader, we wanted to do our bit to ensure that business can be transacted in confidence – we were and are fully ready.”covid Alex Pedder Pedder June 5, 2020Nigel 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
Yesterday, as part of their ongoing “SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS” video series, Summer Camp Music Festival shared pro-shot footage of Umphrey’s McGee from the 2016 edition of the Chillicothe, IL event. The video includes the “Wizard Burial Ground” > “Attachments” > “Wizard Burial Ground” segment that closed out the first set of their main two-set show from 5/28/16 (they performed a special VIP set earlier in the day).You can check out the incredible performance in the new video, streaming below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Summer Camp Music Festival | Three Sisters Park | Chillicothe, IL | 5/28/16Set 1: Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Resolution > In The Black, Puppet String  > Wizard Burial Ground > Attachments > Wizard Burial GroundSet 2 All In Time > Puppet String, Ringo > 1348, Nothing Too Fancy > Phil’s Farm > Nothing Too FancyEncore: Daffodils > All In Time with Rocky George replacing Brendan on guitarUmphrey’s McGee will return to Summer Camp in 2017 for three days worth of performances alongside one of the best lineups of the summer festival season. If you can’t wait until then, the band will continue their early 2017 tour on March 1st at The Hive in Sandpoint, ID. For tickets and information on all upcoming shows, visit the band’s website.[Cover photo by Phierce Photo]
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