This weekend Elizabeth Hurry, Partner at Currell Management, has been selected to be a part of the Brit Chicks sky diving team to attempt a new British Record.

The 68 woman team will be attempting to perform a butterfly formation 13,000 feet up in the air, which is over two miles high!

Elizabeth is no novice when it comes to sky diving, having taken part in a previous stunt with the Brit Chicks in 2007, in which 68 women created a red cross in the sky to raise awareness for the British Red Cross.

Elizabeth is incredibly excited about the dive and says, “It is a great honour to have been selected for the Brit Chicks team and to help raise awareness of female skydivers in the UK”.

The attempt will be filmed from the air to validate that the formation is complete, before a new record can be confirmed.

We wish Elizabeth and all the Brit Chicks taking part the best of luck!

Skydiving

Our Hackney office has been refurbished and is back open. To celebrate, we are offering 1% (plus VAT) fees on new sales instructions received before 18 October.

Sales manager Bradley Suter is expecting a busy autumn. “It always gets hectic once the schools go back and I expect this year to be especially so,” he says.

“Hackney is such an exciting area at the moment. We’ve got some fantastic new developments for sale including the Textile building, the Colt, and Lime Wharf,” says Bradley.

On the sales side, Bradley will be supported by Ben Hobart and Tom Jones. Sinead Palmer heads up the lettings team of Gavin Kennedy and Jake McCreedy-Evans. Kelly Wright is the office secretary.

Please pop in and see the new office. You will find us at Quebec Wharf, 311-313 Kingsland Road opposite Tesco and just a minute’s walk from Haggertson Overground station.

For details of our 1% offer please contact Bradley Suter on 0207 241 4111 or email b.suter@currell.com.

On the 11th April, Currell hosted an evening on the 20th Century avant-garde Spanish artist Benjamin Palencia, at the Instituto Cervantes in Eaton Square.

The evening began with a delicious array of Spanish wine and tapas, generously provided and served by Brindisa, a specialist Spanish tapas restaurant and served in a beautiful room at the Instituto.

Chris Currell and Juan Blas Delgado, Head of Cultural Activities at the Instituto made introductory speeches welcoming the audience, before the two main speakers of the night took to the stage.

Ramόn Palencia, Palencia’s nephew, spoke passionately on his uncle’s life and work, while Dr Jacqueline Rattray of Goldsmiths College, gave an interesting insight into Palencia’s poetic experiments.

We were privileged to have some of Palencia’s work on display for everyone to view which really brought Palencia and his work to life, making the evening extra special.

Our thanks go out to the staff at Brindisa and the Instituto Cervantes for helping make the evening such a success.

Currell Football Club managed to secure their first win of the season last night in a brilliant 6-3 win against City Asset Management.

Goals came from five members of the team but it was Micahel Paul who won himself the Man of the Match accolade, helping to cement Currell’s victory.

With nine matches still to play, lets hope the winning bug catches on…

We’ve just returned from our 7th annual Currell Group ski trip and for the second consecutive year we visited Meribel in France. Its a beautiful resort with a huge mix of slopes, catering for all abilities. In fact Meribel is part of the ‘Trois Vallees’, the largest ski area in Europe.

We were blessed with exceptional weather this year, with just a little cloud on the first day. Skiing conditions were also excellent; Europe has experienced the unusual phenomenon of too much snow this year!

Meribel

Aprés ski is a large part of any skiing holiday, and its no different for a Currell one. In fact our aprés usually starts during the day, rather than after!

The Currell Team1

We’re already planning our 2013 trip and hope that Meribel will welcome us back again…. but we doubt it very much.

Emma

Our Discreet Marketing Service is designed exclusively for sellers who would rather keep their property matters private. Giving you access to serious buyers who are ready, willing and able to perform – without letting everybody else know about it.

At Currell Residential we recognise that not everyone wants to let the whole world know that they may be thinking of selling.

Exposing a property to the market is not always necessary and with some properties, not always the best way to get the best result. Over the years, many of our sales in the mid to upper sector of the market have occurred without the property being marketed in the usual manner.

As with our vendors, we spend time getting to know those who are seriously looking for property and are in a position to buy, understanding their requirements and qualifying their ability to perform. This time, which we consider very well spent, allows us to immediately contact people who may be interested in your home and to alert new enquirers on a discreet basis.

We deal regularly with many clients who are close to the public eye, clients who are overseas and people from the upper echelons of both finance and industry. In addition, we are in regular close contact with other property professionals and search agents acting for both UK and international buyers.

For more information please get in touch: http://www.currell.com/contact

It’s been a year in the planning and a good few months in the making and tweaking, but (finally!) we’re happy to introduce our new website!

Users of the old site had always commented on its ease of use, so we’ve tried to take that even further and make the user experience even simpler. Individual property pages now include all the info you need within the page itself, a description, map and floorplan, without the need to click through to further pages. Whilst the search functionality now also includes a map view for quick reference location info.

Our old website was only 4 years old or so, but how times change and how quickly the digital age moves. In recognition of this you’ll now be able to follow this very blog from the site and also link into our Twitter feed. Talking of “Twitter”, you can also Tweet property details directly from the site and you can even share them on Facebook.

Of course, the holy grail of any website is how far up the search rankings it will come (SEO). The whole site has been developed with this in mind, so let’s see how we fair…

We have also created a ‘mobile’ version of the website for smartphones (iPhones, Blackberries and the like) which is a simplified version of the main site. It retains the core ethos of the new site, ‘simplicity’, but you can still Tweet and share property details regardless. A mobile website became particularly important when we opted to use QR technology; more of which elsewhere.

We’re really happy with our new website hope you like it too.