Welcome to Bidwells' Winter Newsletter.
Politics has of course continued to dominate the landscape and I am very conscious that by the time you read my introductory remarks, 11 December will have been and gone and - barring any additional unforeseen events - we will know if Mrs May has managed to force through her proposed EU agreement.
If I was a betting man - which I am not - I would be very surprised if we are not back into a crisis situation trying to secure more time from the EU and working out if we are having a renegotiation, a second Referendum on EU membership, a general election, a leadership election or any combination of the aforementioned! I may of course be completely wrong!
Against such turmoil it is reassuring that the UK and wider world continues to operate in a generally positive way. I do believe the downturn of 2008/09 has equipped business well in terms of managing times of uncertainty and however Brexit unfolds (or does not unfold) I believe the rural economy and property industry has much to look forward to. It is for us to decide whether we face challenges or opportunities.
It is with great pride that Bidwells looks forward to 2019 and our 180th Anniversary. The business has come a long way since Charles Bidwell commenced operations in Ely in 1839. In our Scottish business we also look forward to relocating our Perth office from Atholl Place to Broxden House in spring 2019. We have very much enjoyed Atholl Place but look forward to a new working environment which I hope our clients, fellow professionals and colleagues will enjoy visiting and find easier to locate and park.
I hope you enjoy the articles in our Newsletter and please do get in touch if you feel we can help you or your business. May I also take this opportunity to wish all our clients, fellow professionals, associates and friends a peaceful and happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year.
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