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It’s Story Time – Connect with Your People

Great communication with our teams and customers has never been more important.  We may have to be socially distant at the moment but that doesn’t mean we have become emotionally distant.  Our new services, which have previously only been used…

Business as Unusual

The huge changes thrust upon us almost overnight, means there has been very little warning or preparation for the “new normal” of working from home and how our people react. For some, remote working can provide space for creativeness and…

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

At a time when there is much more governmental focus on the climate change emergency, it is very timely that with effect from April 1st 2020, all properties with an existing tenant must have a valid EPC with a minimum rating…

A Day in the Life of an Accounts Assistant!

I have been working at Evolve for almost 6 years and started off as an apprentice. My daily tasks include dealing with emails and phone calls, collecting payments, completing bank reconciliations and posting sales/purchase invoices accordingly.  I also help our…

Evolve Award Nomination!

At the end of every year comes the annual conference and awards season for the estate industry, where those companies and individuals who have gone that extra step with their levels of customer service, innovation and charitable giving are recognised…

A Day in the Life of Tabitha

For the last few years my day to day role at Evolve has been running the Inventory and Property Inspections Team.  I am also in the process of completing ARLA level 3 Inventory Management and Residential Practice to further my…

Energy Efficiency Changes In 2020

Did you know the Energy Efficiency requirements are changing in 2020 and are you ready? As you are probably aware, the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 established a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales. …

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast!

Businesses that appreciate how vital a good company culture is in the workplace, know that they must really invest in their people if they are to get the best out of them. The organisations who understand the importance of a…

An Estate Agency Hub: Concept to Reality

After 6 months of market research, meticulous planning and in-depth consultation, we have been instrumental in the launch of a new estate agency hub covering the Portsmouth area for a well established Southampton based firm of estate agents looking to…

A Day in the Life of Josh

My day to day role is primarily to look after our vast array of different clients, which include High Street and Online Estate Agents who are selling and marketing properties on behalf of the owners. During the first part of…

10 Years at Evolve

I have been working for Evolve for over 10 years now and whilst a lot has changed, plenty remains the same.  The property industry has had its fair share of peaks and troughs with the recession, Brexit, and the birth…

Trust and Integrity in the Modern World

It’s funny how in certain industries paths cross in unlikely and repetitive ways and the property industry is one such profession. Back in the early summer of last year our founder and MD, David Brierley, invited me to attend a…

The Perfect Photo

Taking great photos of properties between September and March in the UK can be almost impossible – that sentiment can sometimes also apply to an English summer too! The light tends to be flat, the sky overcast and there is…

Our Charity of the Year

This year we have decided to support the work of the Andrew Simpson Foundation whose fundamental ethos is to facilitate a wider participation in sailing, and to optimise the benefits that the sport can deliver to young people and ultimately to…

Planning for 2019 and beyond

Evolve was born in 2007 and since then we have managed to live up to our name by constantly reappraising and adapting our services to ensure they are fit for the terrain we are treading. A big part of our…