NewsLocal NewsCash injection to help disabled tenants in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 14, 2014 542 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Joe LeddinCommunity and Local GovernmentLabour PartylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMinister of State at the Department of EnvironmentPaudie Coffey TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Print Previous articleLimerick radio enthusiasts ham it up at Loop HeadNext articleEndurance Challenge aims to raise €500,000 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Cllr Joe LeddinLABOUR councillor for City West Joe Leddin this week welcomed news that more than €300,000 has been awarded to Limerick City and County Council as an additional top-up to help adapt homes for tenants living with a disability.Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Paudie Coffey TD, approved the sanction of €315,356 for local authority housing adaptions to meet needs of tenants with disabilities in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Cllr Leddin, this “cash injection” will be put to good use in Limerick and will help secure more comfortable accommodation for local authority residents with a disability.“Living with a disability often requires modifications to a standard family home. The Council can get to work on jobs such as widening doors, fitting wheelchair accessible bathrooms, and installing chairlifts, all small things which can make a huge difference,” said Cllr Leddin.“These essential works make the difference between living at home or becoming a long term patient in hospital. At a time when the housing budget is stretched to capacity, it is especially welcome that this money has been prioritised for this usage,” he added.Cllr Leddin also went on to urge Limerick City and County Council, where possible, to prioritise the services of local tradespeople in carrying out these new adaptions, so that the whole county can benefit from this cash announcement.Limerick Fine Gael TD, Dan Neville, also welcomed the funding.“Where new houses can’t be identified for tenants with disabilities, we must do everything we can to ensure that their houses are easier to live in and that is what this funding is intended to do”, said Deputy Neville. WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
Proptech consultant James Dearsley (pictured, below) says Foxtons’ results revealed recently in its half-year results has been created by the legacy of its once might CRM system called BOS.The results, which were worse than many of its competitors within the struggling London property market, saw sales drop by a third.James says its IT system, created during the early noughties at a cost of £2 million, initially helped create Foxtons’ success by freeing up its talented but famously ruthless staff to concentrate on the sell, automating almost everything else years before most other competitor agents had developed anything similar.James, who used to work at Foxtons, says the company has “developed itself into a corner” by creating a system that no else uses or can plug into, and that while most other agents now use CRM systems that they can ‘plug and play’ the latest innovative products, Foxtons is left with an inward-looking bespoke system and left to play catch-up.A case in point is the lettings maintenance management software Fixflo which James’s company Proptech consult helped integrate into Connells’ and Countrywide’s systems, but which would struggle to be added to Foxtons’.“[This] leaves them at a competitive disadvantage in a sector where similar outfits, with newer business models and technologies are offering new value to the consumer,” he says.“Foxtons must recapture their spirit of technological innovation, throw BOS in the bin and start again with another 20-year roadmap in mind.”James also says Foxtons’ strategy of investing heavily in low-basic pay negotiators and new branches is misguided when more flexible, hybrid models are starting to threaten the traditional model.Digital transformationNic Budden (pictured, right), who is a company man with 12 years’ at Foxtons, must lead the digital transformation of Foxtons from the front in much the same way Alison Platt has at Countrywide, says James.“With so much [tech] innovation available to landlords and occupiers, Foxtons must establish a new value proposition to ensure they create a meaningful place in this market,” he says.“In an environment where processes are under such pressure from external operators, and consumers are seeking new value propositions, this will not be easy.”Read PropTech Consult’s full report on Foxtons. James Dearsley nic Budden Foxtons August 3, 2017Nigel 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 » Why Foxtons’ results are even worse than its competitors previous nextAgencies & PeopleWhy Foxtons’ results are even worse than its competitorsDigital expert and former Foxtons employee James Dearsley says the company’s legacy IT system developed 17 years ago is starting to be a millstone.Nigel Lewis3rd August 201702,039 Views
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe announced today that they will be coming to the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on September 24 for a special performance of Prince‘s third studio album, 1980’s Dirty Mind along with Angelo Moore of Fishbone. Denson has performed the album on a few previous occasions, including last Halloween at Brooklyn Bowl and San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium in May, and by all accounts, it’s a party that’s too funky to miss.Watch Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Perform Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’ On Halloween [Full Video]Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15th at 12pm here.