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Northwood MD Eric Walker promoted to run whole of Belvoir

first_imgFranchised lettings giant Belvoir has completed a significant reorganisation of its senior leadership team and structure that sees Northwood, the franchised agency it bought in 2016, at the centre of the business.The new set-up sees the colourful MD of Northwood Eric Walker promoted to both run Belvoir as its MD and oversee its three other key brands too.His Northwood colleague Phil Gee, who until now was its Operations Director, is to step up and become Northwood MD.Walker’s promotion puts him in charge of the combined 300+ franchised branches of Belvoir, Newton Fallowell and Northwood.Gee, along with Newton Fallowell MD Mark Newton (right), will now report into Walker, as will Michelle Brooke, MD of it financial arm Brook Financial Services. Dorian Gonsalves remains the group’s CEO with founder Mike Goddard staying on as chairman.Four brands“As Group MD, Eric, who has over 30 years of industry experience, will be focusing on key operational and IT growth across all four brands,” says Gonsalves (left).“He will be working to drive forward business growth, as well as bringing added value to all of our franchisees. Eric will also be responsible for driving forward estate agency growth, which at present is growing by 15% year on year and is an area of the business that is rapidly developing.”Following his promotion, Walker claims that franchised groups like Belvoir have been doing better than traditional agents and are more suited to take on the challenges anyone operating in both sales and lettings are likely to face in the coming months.“I have really enjoyed working with Northwood’s franchisees and very much look forward to working with the wider Group,” he says. “Within the individual networks there is a huge spectrum of experience and expertise that can be drawn together in a Group role.”  Mike Goddard Mark Newton Newton Fallowell Northwood phil gee Belvoir Dorian Gonsalves eric walker August 21, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Northwood MD Eric Walker promoted to run whole of Belvoir previous nextAgencies & PeopleNorthwood MD Eric Walker promoted to run whole of BelvoirColourful industry figure will now oversee day-to-day running and growth of its agency and mortgage businesses including Northwood, Belvoir and Newton Fallowell.Nigel Lewis21st August 201803,020 Viewslast_img read more

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FIFA agrees to mediation in dispute with TTFA

first_imgFIFA has agreed to settle its dispute with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) through mediation.According to lawyers from New City Chambers representing the William Wallace-led executive, FIFA indicated on Monday its willingness to settle the matter amicably.“I can indeed confirm that FIFA has indicated a willingness to pursue mediation,” Dr Emir Crowne told Sportsmax.TV on Monday, shortly after receiving word from FIFA’s representatives.Dr Crowne indicated, however, that there is still some way to go before the process of mediation can begin.“The logistics of the mediation are still being worked out, but it is nonetheless a welcome sign, especially in a dispute with so much at stake and where maintaining relationships is key,” he said.In late June, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) reached out to lawyers representing FIFA, requesting mediation in their dispute over the appointment of a normalisation committee in March.FIFA dissolved the William Wallace-led executive by way of a letter on March 17, and a normalisation committee was appointed just four months after the TTFA Annual General Meeting in November 2019.FIFA cited poor financial management and FA’s massive debt as reasons for the appointment of the committee to oversee the association’s affairs. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

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Eagles Coach to Work as Pundit at AFCON 2017

first_imgHe has bossed Niger, Burkina Faso and was also in charge when co-hosts Gabon reached the quarterfinals of AFCON 2012.The Franco-German, who has been holidaying in Madagascar, the birthplace of his wife, has said he will use the AFCON to spy on World Cup rivals Cameroon and Algeria.Nigeria leads the 2018 World Cup qualifying Group B section with six points from two matches.They resume the series in August, when they welcome second-placed Cameroon to Uyo in the first leg of a crucial double header.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will work as a pundit for a French television channel during the AFCON in Gabon.“Rohr will be a pundit for a French television network at the AFCON in Gabon,” a top source told AfricanFootball.comAfrican football’s showpiece event will kick off on January 14 in Gabon, but Rohr will still be on vacation as the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the tournament for a second straight time.Rohr has a track record working in Africa for the past eight years after he first handled Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel in 2008.last_img read more

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Vinesh Phogat: ‘Changed tactics suggested by coaches for WWC’

first_img WATCH US LIVE Vinesh Phogat is her own person, was proved yet again when she altered the strategy devised by the coaches for the key Olympic qualification match and came out trumps. Ahead of her world championships’ Olympic qualifying bout, the precise tactics suggested by coach Woller Akos were to “stay away from Sarah Ann Hildebrandt, block her right arm and protect the legs.” However, Vinesh said she did exactly the opposite. “Coaches were suggesting something else but I felt something different on the mat and changed tactics accordingly. I felt she was getting in, but because I was not conceding the point, it was exhausting her,” she said.On changing her strategySpeaking about changing her strategy on her own, Vinesh said, “I thought let’s lure her into leg attacks more and stay solid in defence to completely wear her out. I let her come in but held her off. It worked for me. I knew how much strength she had compared to mine.” The American number one got hold off of Vinesh’s right leg in the second repechage bout five times but could not convert those moves into points. “Even if she had scored a few points, she would have got tired because she would have used all her power,” Vinesh added.READ | Vinesh Phogat wins Bronze in WWC, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 OlympicsOn her injury during RIO OlympicsVinesh Phogat has not yet forgotten how the Rio Olympics injury confined her to a wheelchair for some weeks. “My mother has almost stopped watching my bouts. She fears I may return with a broken leg again. Even if she watches, she will make it tough for others by shouting like Arrey tang chhod de meri beti ki, tod na diyo (Leave the leg of my daughter, don’t break it).” While her mother keeps praying when her bout is on, her husband Sombir Rathee chips in with his inputs. “He may not have won medals but has a sharp wrestling mind. He would come up saying the same things what my foreign coach would suggest.”READ | Vinesh Phogat loses Pre-quarters,can still qualify for Tokyo OlympicsOn winning the World Championship Medal The world championship medal was missing from her CV for long and now that she has ticked the box, Vinesh said it gives her the cushion of a few months to plan better for ‘Mission Tokyo’. “It’s the first Olympic qualification tournament and a world championship too, so every athlete came here well-prepared and with a different mindset. Taking a medal from this group is definitely big for me. It’s a relief because now I have a lot of time to prepare for the Olympics. And it’s a bronze only. I want to convert it to a gold and also win the Olympic medal,” she said.Further, Vinesh is pleased with the way she trained her mind to overcome a few negative thoughts that plagued her mind when it came to switching her weight category. “I used to think how will I beat a 53kg wrestler like Sofia Mattsson, who is so strong. But I changed the mind-set and beat her. So I am moving in the right direction. “My better version is yet to come. I think you will see my best in Olympics, that’s the pinnacle,” she said.READ | Beijing Olympics: China chooses panda as Winter Olympics mascotAfter losing to Mayu Mukaida from Japan, Vinesh conceded just three points in next four bouts. “Anything can happen on the mat. You have seen the Korean girl (Yong Mi Pak) beat Mukaida 11-0 in the final and I have beaten that Korean girl twice. But yes, if I had won against the Japanese, the results would have been different. My category is such that five-six wrestlers can beat each other on any given day. Depends on the day and the body language,” she explained.On wrestling strong opponentsSpeaking about wrestling strong opponents, she said, “I was not nervous because I had to wrestle strong opponents. It is a World Championship and qualifying for the Olympics was very important for me, so that nervousness was there. If I lose to a strong opponent, I don’t mind that. Like I lost to Mukaida, she is good and I tried.  Nervousness is good sometimes.” Vinesh said though she has started to do well in the 53kg category, it still is a new category for her. She is still figuring out stronger wrestlers like Mukaida which will take some time. Vinesh had lost to her at the Asian Championship as well.READ | Spain’s basketball win makes the Tokyo Olympics field exciting 11 months ago Spain’s basketball win makes the Tokyo Olympics field exciting First Published: 19th September, 2019 14:04 IST 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat wins Bronze in WWC, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Last Updated: 19th September, 2019 14:04 IST Vinesh Phogat: ‘Changed Tactics Suggested By Coaches For WWC’ Olympics qualifier, Vinesh Phogat said she altered the strategy devised by the coaches for the key World Wrestling Championship match, which helped her win 11 months ago Dipika Pallikal on Olympics excluding Squash: ‘Surprising & Shocking’ 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat loses Pre-quarters,can still qualify for Tokyo Olympics LIVE TVcenter_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago Beijing Olympics: China chooses panda as Winter Olympics mascot COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Alpena Fire Department Battle Chimney Fire Thursday

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at 307 West Washington around 9:55 pm Thursday night after receiving a number of calls. Residents of the two-story home were evacuated in time, while 8 fire crewmembers worked for over two hours to put out the flames.The homeowner revealed that he was in the process of having the chimney pipe relined. Crews were assisted on scene by the Alpena Police Department, Fire Chief, and Deputy Chief, Fire Marshall, and 4 other members.Lieutenant Andy Marceau reminds all residents to have the chimneys of fireplaces and wood burning stoves cleaned and checked once a year.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Fire Department, Chimney Fire, fire, House FireContinue ReadingPrevious Fitness Friday: How Weight Training Helps the Entire BodyNext Faith Outreach hosts “Free At Last” Presentation For Smokerslast_img read more

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