New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently showed that UK economic growth in the first quarter was helped by a 5 per cent rise in business investment - the highest for two years.
It was almost double an earlier estimate of 2.7%.
The ONS has also placed the annual growth rate for the economy at 3 per cent for 2014.
We've been among the businesses to expand, taking on new staff and launching new divisions.
The Directors and staff of McAndrew Martin attended the RICS South East Awards Evening at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking in May 2013. We were delighted to be shortlisted yet again for another prestigious award.
It was a hugely successful 2013 for the Practice, which continues to go from strength to strength with an ever increasing and - more importantly - very satisfied client base.
McAndrew Martin attended the RICS London Region Awards Evening at the Landmark Hotel in London. We were delighted to have been shortlisted in the Building Conservation class for our outstanding work on Horseguards Parade in time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
We're delighted to have been shortlisted in the RICS South East Awards 2013 under three categories. They are the Building Conservation, Community Benefit and Regeneration classes. They all relate to the John Cheverton Centre on the Isle of Wight.
This reflects the very high standard of project that we are now being asked to work on and are often the result of a recommendation from one of the company's ever increasing list of very satisfied clients.
The awards evening will take place on Thursday 16th May 2013 at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking.