What House? is a UK new homes property portal, featuring new homes and affordable housing for sale across the UK from all the major home builders.
The www.whathouse.co.uk portal allows potential buyers to search and browse a range of properties including flats, apartments, houses and luxury developments.
It covers the affordable housing options for first-time buyers and key workers, such as shared equity, shared ownership and intermediate rent, and also has a section dedicated to retirement property. Daily property news and site reviews offer the public up-to-date information.
Providing the latest news and information on the property market, mortgages and finance, property investment, retirement homes, buying and selling homes and home valuations via daily news and articles, the website also features information for first-time buyers to guide them through every step of the buying process.
Whathouse.co.uk is also available as an iPhone, iPad and Android application and mobile site to help buyers search for new homes on the move.
The What House? Awards, an annual housebuilder awards ceremony which judges the best new homes in Britain, is also part of the What House? brand and the 31st such ceremony will take place in November 2012.
CRESCENT PRESS UNVEILED AS ONE OF SIX TOP SECRET PRINTERS TASKED WITH PRODUCING OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC NEXT DAY STAMPS
A Midlands printer has revealed that it was one of six select, top-secret task forces entrusted by Royal Mail to print the limited edition Olympic and Paralympic stamps during London 2012.
Crescent Press, in Solihull, was one of six national printers selected to produce hundreds of thousands of stamps, and was sworn to secrecy until now, as LOCOG prepares to disband.
The business, which employs 20 people at its Shirley site, met with Royal Mail at the beginning of the year and was subject to rigorous checks and audits before it was awarded the prestigious contract.
Managing director Andy Matthews, who founded Crescent Press in 1997, said: "The whole stamp-printing contract had to be shrouded in secrecy. In addition to being confident that our workforce was up to standard and the equipment could cope with the huge quantities and fast turnaround, there were also huge security issues affecting the contract, and it was imperative that the location of all six printers was not known.
"Essentially, we were printing money. The stamps retail at 60 pence each, so we had hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of them on the premises. Either myself or sales director Graeme Thurman had to be on-site throughout to ensure maximum security, as all waste products related to the project had to be locked away before being collected by Royal Mail and disposed of," he said.
The six national sites were located in Solihull, Preston, London, Edinburgh, Swindon and Attleborough in Norfolk. Crescent Press also had the added responsibility of being the contingency for four of the other sites in the event of machine or power failure.
Graeme Thurman said: "There was a very clear process. Royal Mail opened its select post offices on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Games so that the stamps of gold medalists went on sale the day after their victory. Within one hour of a British athlete winning a gold medal, we received the art work. The stamps had to be printed at all sites within an hour of that, then trimmed and collated into the unique gold medal bags and ready for the Royal Mail drivers to collect at 7am the following morning so that they could go on sale at 9am.
"It was a seamless process, and the majority of medallists were announced late afternoon so that the stamps were completed by the evening. However, Super Saturday was a day of mixed feelings as we worked around the clock to mark six different successes!
"We were watching Jessica Ennis being awarded with her medal on the TV as her stamp was being printed, swiftly followed by Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah. It was a euphoric night but probably the one where we were most aware of the pressure!"
Andrew Hammond, director of Royal Mail Stamps and Collectibles, said: "The next day stamps could not have happened without the help of a dedicated team of suppliers working together from artwork through to final delivery point. Crescent Press played a key role in that process.
"The achievement of printing next day Olympic stamps needed an Olympic effort from all our suppliers. The commitment shown by Crescent press to meet our exacting standards against such tight timescales is testament to the quality of the team there. They were certainly the right team to work in partnership with us on this amazing project," he added.
Crescent Press moved to its Stirling Road site in 2010 and since the relocation business has increased significantly, with the business being awarded Print Partnership status with Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.
The business is planning further expansion in January 2013.
Altodigital is one of the largest, independent suppliers of digital print and document solutions in the UK. With extensive national coverage they supply and maintain equipment and software solutions from leading manufacturers.
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Harvey Nichols is an international luxury lifestyle store, renowned both in the UK and internationally for the breadth and depth of its exclusive fashion merchandise. It offers many of the world's most prestigious brands in womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty, food and home.
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Direct Security Systems (Midlands) Limited supply & install a wide range of quality security products to the stadium, club shops, academy, players properties. Fans of Wolves can purchase a special offer, which includes the installation of an intruder alarm to their properties with a percentage gifted back to the Wolves Academy to help fund the search for the players of tomorrow.
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Midlands-based, JTA Travel has teamed up with Wolves in order to offer your business the best in business travel management. JTA Travel is part of the Uniglobe Group; we are one of the Midlands largest & most successful suppliers of discounted flights to the travel industry & corporate sectors with the lowest prices guaranteed. We have many years of experience in providing our clients with the highest levels of service & expertise.
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