Dark Kitchens – what’s on the menu for 2020?

Dark Kitchens – what’s on the menu for 2020?

Our appetites for food delivery platforms have been on the rise, enabling a number of established eateries to diversify and expand their service offering. In particular, ‘Dark Kitchens’ have gained traction in the market, with online ordering platforms such as...
We’re thinking of you

We’re thinking of you

Some of you would have read Peter Murray’s evocative and powerful email earlier this week on behalf of the NLA. Like the NLA, Iceni are now fifteen years old.  Like the NLA, we officially opened for business in July 2005.  On a personal level, my first child was...
In times of uncertainty, it is time to diversify

In times of uncertainty, it is time to diversify

It would be easy to assume in these straitened times that we have to hold our collective breath before the world gets back to normal, but what will normal be and how long will that version of normal last? At Iceni, we think it’s more effective to look at what’s...
What’s in Budget 2020?

What’s in Budget 2020?

‘If the country needs it we will build it’. That was the Chancellor’s promise in today’s Budget but did the Budget really live up to the soundbite? Yes, significant sums were announced by way of investment, but in terms of the impact on the property sector the budget...
The Budget: What do we want to see?

The Budget: What do we want to see?

Today (Wednesday 11th March) we see rookie Chancellor Rishi Sunak release the long-awaited Budget that will set out plans to fulfil the Boris Johnson mantra of ‘levelling up’ all parts of the country. Commentary in the lead up to the Budget suggests the Chancellor...