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Penrith Farmers’ and Kidd’s Plc (PFK) submit planning application for 20 acres of Commercial Development

November 2017 News Planning

Building on Eden District Council’s Vision document for the growth of Penrith and the Cumbria Economic Assessment which identified the growth potential of businesses established in the M6 corridor,…

Penrith Farmers’ and Kidd’s Plc (PFK) submit planning application for 20 acres of Commercial Development
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Penrith Farmers’ and Kidd’s Plc (PFK) submit planning application for 20 acres of Commercial Development

November 2017 Planning

Building on Eden District Council’s Vision document for the growth of Penrith and the Cumbria Economic Assessment which identified the growth potential of businesses established in the M6 corridor, PFK has submitted a planning application for the development of a 20 acre site as a new business hub adjacent to Junction 41 of the M6.

The application will provide the first phase of development within the area identified for economic development by the Vision document. The application is made following pre- application discussions with Eden District Council and shapes the potential layout of the site to bring the best overall benefits to Penrith and the wider Eden area.

The site offers the opportunity to provide for a better range of unit types to relieve the pressure on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate and allow for both inward investment and the potential for the growth of indigenous businesses which may be constrained by their existing premises.

It also offers excellent transport connections to the M6 without placing additional burden on to Junction 40 of the M6 or Penrith town centre.

New Head of Land Agency appointed at Penrith Farmers' and Kidd's PLC

October 2017 News Land agency

Originally from Carlisle, David attended Sedbergh School before going on to read Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester; qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 1985 whilst working on…

New Head of Land Agency appointed at Penrith Farmers' and Kidd's PLC
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New Head of Land Agency appointed at Penrith Farmers' and Kidd's PLC

October 2017 Land agency

Originally from Carlisle, David attended Sedbergh School before going on to read Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester; qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 1985 whilst working on the Buccleuch Estate, Langholm.

Following stints with Fisher Hoggarth in Market Harborough and as a Resident Agent on a large estate in Gloucestershire, he joined Smiths Gore in 1998. Originally based in their Lichfield office he went on to open and lead the Cirencester office in 2006. He was promoted in status to equity partner in 2008.

David returned to his native Cumbria in 2011 operating his own private consultancy before taking the opportunity to join PFK. David brings a wealth of experience in estate and property management for both the public and private sector, and is looking forward to furthering and expanding the company’s Land Agency department. He is passionate about providing high quality professional services to existing and future clients.

David commented, “PFK is undergoing a major expansion and it seemed the perfect time to assist in that process whilst driving the Land Agency department forward. We have a great team which can only bode well for the future, and I have every confidence that this will achieve collective success for the company”

PFK Managing Director, Stephen Lancaster added, “I am very excited David Stout has chosen to join Penrith Farmers’ & Kidd’s plc, he is a valuable addition to the team and brings added focus and passion to a very important part of the PFK business”.

Outside of work David is currently Head Coach at Carlisle RFC, sings in a choir and enjoys shooting, fishing and golf.

10 tips for a cosy home this Autumn

October 2017 Blog Estate Agency

The weather is starting to get cooler (it’s definitely getting wetter!), the leaves are turning and we’re all starting to think of putting the heating on. There’s…

10 tips for a cosy home this Autumn
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10 tips for a cosy home this Autumn

October 2017 Estate Agency

The weather is starting to get cooler (it’s definitely getting wetter!), the leaves are turning and we’re all starting to think of putting the heating on. There’s nothing nicer than coming in to a lovely warm house when everything’s a bit grim and grey outside so here are our top tips for a cosy home this Autumn.

1. Draw your curtains

As soon as you come in draw all your curtains. You’ll immediately feel cosier as it shuts out the weather and has the added benefit of helping to keep the warmth in.

2. Invest in some lamps

Lamps create a much softer glow than an overhead light, making the room look and feel much warmer. Play around with the positioning to make sure you have light where you need it – eg to read by or to light up a favourite picture

3. Light some candles

Lots of people don’t light their lovely scented candles everyday as they want to save them; we say celebrate Tuesday evening! Light the candles and enjoy the fragrance and the lovely flickering glow

4. Snuggle up under a blanket

There’s nothing cosier than a big fluffy blanket to snuggle under. Why not settle down with the kids for a movie night – dim the lights, open the popcorn and enjoy some family time together.

5. Invest in some indoor plants

Perhaps not so cosy but definitely calming – essential for that welcoming feel when you walk in and immediately relax. You can mix and match pots to compliment your décor and many indoor plants need only the barest minimum of attention.

6. Change the colour on your walls

If you’ve been thinking your living room just isn’t quite right, now is the time to choose a new colour scheme and freshen things up before Christmas. We love soft greys, pale blush and sage greens for a warm, inviting feeling.

7. Soft furnishings make all the difference

Cushions, rugs and throws completely change the look and feel of a room at minimal cost. Think comfort and choose different textures and colours to make a space you want to sink into.

8. Make bath time beautiful

Carve out a little me-time and luxuriate in a bath with scented bubbles. For added bliss invest in a bath caddy to rest your book and glass of wine on.

9. Turn your bedroom into a cosy nest

Soft lights, bouncy pillows, a lovely thick duvet and fresh new bed linen…we’re almost asleep just thinking about it! We love a scented room spray and there are some gorgeous lavender ones around to help you drift off.

10. Invite your family and friends in

Although it’s lovely to nestle in to your home and enjoy your own space, it can be just as cosy to have a crowd round for Sunday dinner. Fabulous food, a few glasses of wine and the company of those you love is hard to beat for that warm fuzzy feeling.

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September 2017 Events Land agency

On the afternoon of Monday, 11th September PFK's Auctioneer, Richard Morris offered for sale 17.82 acres of grazing land located just to the north of the Eden Valley…

Land auction
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Land auction

September 2017 Land agency

On the afternoon of Monday, 11th September PFK’s Auctioneer, Richard Morris offered for sale 17.82 acres of grazing land located just to the north of the Eden Valley village of Bolton. The land had generated considerable interest and it was really pleasing to see the interest coming from the local farming community.

The bidding got underway slowly but it was soon clear that demand was strong for this land with the land being knocked down at a price of £220,000, equating to a figure of £12,345 per acre.

PFK Land Agency were extremely pleased with the success of the Auction and it was very pleasing to see that interest lay with local farmers despite the uncertainty and confusion that Brexit is placing on the market place at present.

New Executive Director appointed at Penrith Farmers’ and Kidd’s PLC

June 2017 News Group

Penrith Farmers and Kidd’s PLC (PFK) are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director. Current Head of Planning, Rachel Lightfoot, will join the board as an Executive…

New Executive Director appointed at Penrith Farmers’ and Kidd’s PLC
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New Executive Director appointed at Penrith Farmers’ and Kidd’s PLC

June 2017 Group

Penrith Farmers and Kidd’s PLC (PFK) are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director. Current Head of Planning, Rachel Lightfoot, will join the board as an Executive Director from June 2017.

Rachel’s promotion follows a successful year with PFK, which has seen the planning department go from strength to strength, with an expanding clientele and a growing team to support her.

Originally from Carlisle, Rachel completed her planning qualifications in Bristol at the University of West England. Prior to joining PFK, Rachel began her career working as a Development Control Officer initially at Eden District Council and latterly at Carlisle City Council. She then made the move into the private sector as a planner for Story Homes. During her time at Story Homes, Rachel built experience working with both immediate development sites as well as identifying land for long term opportunities.

After several years, Rachel went on to set up her own business ‘Positive Planning Solutions’ which successfully operated for five years before taking the opportunity to join PFK.

Rachel joined PFK to use her skills to expand the already successful Planning department. This year has seen the planning department grow its service provision to clients in housebuilding sectors and local authority support services.

Rachel had the following comment to make:

“This is an exciting time for PFK, as we progress into the modern consultancy sector, I hope to contribute to the continued expansion of the brand. By working closely with Stephen Lancaster and combining our skills we will place the business on a great footing.”

PFK Chairman Jeanette Brown commented ‘’This is an exciting time for PFK, with an invigorated board and a fresh outlook the timing is perfect for Rachel to join the team. We have every confidence in Rachel and look forward to working with her and driving the business forward in the future.’’

PFK Managing Director, Stephen Lancaster, commented ‘’Since joining PFK I have worked closely with Rachel and have been nothing but impressed with the positive impact she has had on the planning department and business at large. It seems a natural choice to extend the reach of her skills from planning to the overall PFK business, with her appointment as a director she is enabled to do this. PFK is in a transitional period and it is the perfect time for Rachel to help support the exciting changes ahead’’.

As one of the largest property and land service groups in Cumbria PFK have over a 140 years of successful trading history. Stretching back to 1876 PFK have a long Cumbrian heritage with strong community relationships and extensive knowledge of the local property market. PFK Offer a broad range of services from buying or selling land and property to planning assistance and valuations.

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