It's been a landmark week for us after we welcomed Veness Chartered Surveyors to the McAndrew Martin fold.
We're looking forward to a successful future growing the business and providing an even greater range of support and customer service for our many clients and prospective customers across Hampshire, Sussex and the South.
It is particularly timely as we see a continuing demand for our services - including surveys and architecture - and as the property market continues to strengthen.
Today's the day - we welcome Veness Chartered Surveyors to McAndrew Martin.
We announced the acquisition of Cosham-based Veness at our 25th anniversary celebration at the Spinnaker Tower in early September.
Now, as of October 1, the acquisition has officially taken effect - and we're delighted to welcome all at Veness on board.
Veness was founded in 1973 and has clients throughout Hampshire and Sussex.
This merger of our two well-established and like-minded companies will create one of the leading practices in the Portsmouth area.
New figures are out today from the Land Registry showing movement in the property market in August - with Portsmouth and Hampshire stable with steady increases compared to other parts of the country.
Nationally, annual house price growth accelerated by 8.4% compared with last year - the highest annual increase for August for nearly seven years. There was also an increase of 1% compared with July - making the average price of a home nationally £177,824
Interesting article on The Entrepreneur website about achieving lasting success - something we know about after 25 years in business.
The piece is called Ten Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently - and hammers home the importance of positive thinking and innovation.
Pointers include seeing challenges as opportunities and rivals as research subjects to gain valuable information rather than as threats. It also stresses the importance of hard work and discipline.
We are delighted to be making our second acquisition of the year by joining forces with Veness Chartered Surveyors.
Our directors announced the major deal at our super 25th anniversary party at the top of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
Nearly 200 guests attended our silver celebration at the iconic landmark, including staff, their families, friends, suppliers, clients, business associates and the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Steven Wylie.
The merger was the icing on the cake at the end of a fantastic evening.
Tonight's the big night - our silver anniversary celebration at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
We've invited 200 guests to the special gala event to mark our 25 years in business - and also to say thanks to past and present staff, family, friends, clients, suppliers, contacts and associates in the business community for all of their support over the years.
It promises to be a great night - at one of the iconic venues on the South Coast.
There will be entertainment as well as a raffle for our dedicated charity for the evening, Help for Heroes.
There's just three days to go until our very special 25th anniversary gala dinner at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
We've invited 200 guests to share in our silver anniversary celebration on Friday, including work colleagues, valued clients, members of the city and region's business community, VIPs, friends and family.
It promises to be a brilliant night at one of the South's iconic landmarks and is our way of saying thank you to everyone for all of their support over the past quarter of a century.
Unemployment is down and growth forecasts are up - according to new figures out today.
The encouraging updates were revealed from the Office for National Statistics (visit www.ons.gov.uk) and the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney (visit www.bankofengland.co.uk).
Unemployment fell again to 6.4% - a near six year low - in the three months to the end of June, the ONS said.