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We're celebrating our silver anniversary at the top - with 200 guests 560 feet up in the air.
They are invited to a gala dinner at the iconic Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on Friday, September 5.
The 25th anniversary extravaganza at the top of the landmark will also include fundraising for Help for Heroes.
More than 200 staff, family, former colleagues, clients and members of the city and region's business community have been invited to the event to mark the quarter century of success.

A new survey has given more evidence of growth in the housing market as the economy improves.
The Markit UK Construction PMI report showed that housebuilding increased at its fastest rate in nearly 11 years in July.
It said that the increase - the steepest since November 2003 - was due to strong demand for new projects.
At McAndrew Martin, we've also noticed the increase in construction projects and demand for our services.
We also recently launched our Land and New Homes department to drive forward developments across the south.

What's your big idea?
There's a great new infographic out from The Entrepreneur website charting inspirational 'aha' moments of the great inventors and business people.
It includes famous names such as the late Apple legend Steve Jobs as well as the inventors of the bra, instant noodles and the telegraph.
Here at McAndrew Martin, our expert, friendly and experienced staff are full of great ideas to provide even better service and support for all of our clients.

The housing market in the remains strong in the area, according to new figures from the Land Registry.
It said that the monthly increase for June compared with May was 0.6% in the South East, while the annual increase on 2013 was 7.8%.
That placed the average price of a property at £228,109.
In comparison, some seven out of 10 regions in England and Wales recorded month on month falls in house prices although most did record annual increases.
Nationally, property prices were 6.4% higher compared with a year ago, leaving the average home priced at £172,011.

Good news - figures out today show that the longest economic depression in British history is officially over.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released new statistics showing that the economy grew by 0.8% in the second quarter of this year.
With this increase in gross domestic product (GDP), the economy has finally surpassed the size it was at the beginning of the recession in 2008.
It is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak, which was in the first quarter of 2008.

The property market has continued to recover from the financial crisis, according to new figures out today.
HM Revenue and Customs said that national property sales in June reached their joint highest monthly total since before the economic slump began.
It found that there were 109,580 sales in June, the same as in November last year. This is the highest since the end of 2007, just before the onslaught of the worst recession in living memory.

Are you on LinkedIn?
We've updated our company profile with more information about the extensive range of services provided by our friendly and expert team.
It also includes contact details and updates about the latest news from McAndrew Martin, Portsmouth, the business world, housing market and community in general.

There's good news as unemployment showed a drop to its lowest level for nearly six years.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that it fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May.
The rate of unemployment also dropped again, to 6.5% from 6.6% in the three months to April.

If you're househunting, getting a survey or pinning down a mortgage deal this weekend, then you'll want to know about the Bank of England's latest decision on interest rates.
The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee has kept rates at their record low of 0.5 per cent for another month.
It comes after recent speculation that we could see rates rise more quickly than previously expected.

We've just updated our LinkedIn profile.

LinkedIn is just another way you can keep up to date with all of the developments, services and news at McAndrew Martin - along with our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Much like Twitter and Facebook, you can share updates and news on LinkedIn to anyone who might be interested.

Why not pay a quick visit now to see all of the details about our friendly and experienced company as well as more about the quality services we offer.

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