Celebrating One Year of being Employee-Owned!

This month we’re celebrating one full year of being 100% owned by our employees, following Environet’s conversion to an Employee Ownership Trust in July 2020. And what a year it’s been.

Research by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) indicates that companies owned by their staff tend to perform around 12% better than their competitors, but Environet’s first year with our team at the helm has delivered an incredible 55% increase in turnover - and that’s in the midst of a global pandemic.

Beware of the Dangers of Giant Hogweed

Barely a week goes by at this time of year without a news article featuring a person, often a child, who has unfortunately been injured by the invasive non-native plant Giant Hogweed. Awareness of the risks posed by the plant among the general public tends to be low, so here are the facts you need to know.

What does Giant Hogweed look like?

RICS publishes new draft guidance for the assessment of Japanese knotweed

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has this week published new draft guidance for the assessment of Japanese knotweed on UK properties, which is now under consultation. This means surveyors and other property professionals will have the opportunity to comment and potentially amend the guidance ahead of its final publication later this year.

So, what are the main changes?