Coronavirus Impact Management Statement

Coronavirus Impact Management Statement

With the increasing spread of Covid-19 we would like to share with you how Helmsley Group and Colenso are planning to mitigate potential impact to the services we provide.

In line with most organisations, and following the advice of Public Health England, we are focusing on preventing the spread of infection and as such have issued guidelines to all staff on hygiene best practice, which we are rigorously enforcing across our office.

We have reviewed our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and tested our Emergency Plan, specifically in relation to staff communications.

As a company we use cloud technology for our key business systems, and already support remote working. Measures have been put in place to ensure all staff have the capability to work remotely with laptops / mobiles should we need to close the office or encourage isolation.

Therefore should we need to implement our Emergency Procedures in line with our Business Continuity Plan, then day-to-day activity will be largely unaffected.  We envisage, therefore, that impact is likely to be minimal in the event the advice from Public Health England is to close the workplace or have people self-isolate.

In extreme circumstances, our key focus will be to maintain contact with our clients and keep business disruption to a minimum.

Please bear with us during this period of uncertainty for us all. Although there may be business delays we will endeavour to prioritise workload accordingly to keep these at a minimum. With quarterly rent distributions due at the end of March 2020, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and update you accordingly.

Outside of this current threat, as a matter of course, we cross-train our staff so that in the event that any area of the business were to be severely impacted in any way we can reconfigure Support operations as required.

As for all of us, the situation remains dynamic and we will be issuing updates as advice from the authorities or our own company’s circumstances change.

Should you have any queries, then please contact one of the Helmsley Group team.

Helmsley Group acquire magical new property on the Shambles, York, one of its most famous streets

Helmsley Group acquire magical new property on the Shambles, York, one of its most famous streets

On behalf of our client investors Helmsley Group have bought a magical new property on the Shambles in York, one of its most famous streets. Currently home to World of Wizardry, we’ve acquired  a small 1,500 sq ft ground floor retail unit which includes three upper floors and three individual apartments which we intend to use for holiday let income.

As part of this latest acquisition, we’re taking the opportunity to diversify what we do, transforming the apartments into three unique holiday lets to add value and income for our investors. We’ve also created another three apartments in a prime location on Spurriergate soon to be launched.

All of the apartments are listed on Airbnb and you can take a first look at them here: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/41925428?location=Shambles%2C%20York%2C%20UK&adults=1&check_in=2020-03-06&check_out=2020-03-08&poi_place_id=3457947&source_impression_id=p3_1580407588_Zm%2B11DaO85gOtW6m

We are looking to grow this specific area in the future so please send details of any similar investment/holiday let opportunities in York through to Edward-harrowsmith@helmsley.com

Definitions

High Net Worth Investor – An individual who has signed, within the period of twelve months ending with the day on which communication is made, a statement to confirm they have an annual income of not less than £100,000, or net assets, excluding their primary residence, of not less than £250,000.

Certified Sophisticated Investor – An individual who has a written certificate within the last 36 months by an FCA Approved Person confirming that the Investor is sufficiently knowledgeable to understand the risks associated with engaging in investment activity in non-mainstream pooled investments

Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor – An individual who has signed, within the period of twelve months ending with the day on which communication is made, a statement to confirm that have sufficient knowledge to understand the risks associated with engaging in investment activity in a non-mainstream pooled investments.

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