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INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK 2021: PREVENTING THE SPREAD

You may not be aware of it, but it’s Invasive Species Week, a national opportunity to raise awareness of invasive species brought into the country to its detriment, and to offer guidance on preventing their spread. Rob Harrison of our Environment Team, explains why it’s important… Read More
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May
2021
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PROTECTING CLIENTS AGAINST PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DELAYS

When it comes to the welfare of the UK’s ecosystem, the number of protected species might surprise you. Be they badgers, birds or bats, there are more than 25,000 types of protected species (26,427* to be precise!) that, unless they are identified and rehomed correctly, can cause serious delays… Read More
05
March
2021
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WHY WE’RE ALL ABOUT RESPECTING AND RESTORING WETLANDS

Next month kicks off with a key event in the environmental calendar World Wetlands Day takes place on February 2nd, and aims to raise awareness for this vital ecosystem. The goal of this global event is to heighten appreciation of wetlands and the… Read More
21
January
2021
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500 MILES DOWN… 1,500 TO GO

A mental health awareness campaign launched by Simon Hawley of our planning team is well underway, with he and his team-mates having hit the 25 per cent milestone in their challenge. Simon and three friends pledged to raise awareness of mental health issues and funds for charities supporting those battling… Read More
21
December
2020
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GREEN GUIDANCE

Dr Holly Smith, Director of Harris Lamb’s Environment team, on the implications of Brexit on Environmental policy. We are currently in the final stage of the Brexit transition period, and with much of the environmental legislation in the UK being derived from EU legislation, there are huge implications within… Read More
21
December
2020
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Commercial Property Forecast for 2021

2020. A year none of us will forget in a hurry. Some sectors have fared better than others, and we’ve asked our in-house experts for their forecast for the coming months within the residential, retail and hospitality sectors. Hospitality Sector 2020 has been a crippling year for the hospitality… Read More
14
December
2020
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Festive frolics to Save The Children

While Christmas is looking very different this year, some traditions still stand, and Christmas Jumper Day, in aid of Save The Children, is something we’ve supported year after year.  The office may not be buzzing with activity the way it usually is at this time of year, but Team HL… Read More
11
December
2020
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IN CELEBRATION OF BADGERS

Today is National Badger Day, and since we think they can get something of a bad re, we thought we’d share a few facts about the history and lifestyle of these beautiful creatures. Badgers are short, stout, powerful animals that live in underground ‘setts’ that can… Read More
06
October
2020
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HARRIS LAMB HOLDS FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

Harris Lamb has raised more than £500 to fund vital cancer care and support. The funds have been raised by selling tickets for a luxury hamper prize draw in place of its traditional coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support, with the winning tickets to be selected this week. Read More
30
September
2020
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SIMON’S 500-MILE PLEDGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

A planning consultant at Harris Lamb has pledged to raise awareness of mental health issues and funds for charities supporting those battling them following the suicide of a close friend. Simon Hawley has joined forces with three other friends to each run 500 miles over the course of a year… Read More
29
September
2020
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10 Bat Facts

Are you just batty about these oft-misunderstood winged wonders? This month sees International Bat Night take place on the last Saturday of August, and the Bat Conservation Trust is keen to involve people in dispelling the myths, increasing the understanding about the… Read More
21
August
2020
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WILD THINGS!

This week marked the beginning of the Wildlife Trust’s 30 days Wild initiative, and Team HL have their cameras ready to hit the great outdoors and get involved. The organisation’s initiative encourages people to experience the great outdoors and undertake 30 Random Acts of Wildness throughout the month of June,… Read More
04
June
2020
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WILDLIFE ON YOUR DOORSTEP

Head of Environment Holly Smith wants us to use the dedicated outdoors time we’ve been allowed in these unsettling times to appreciate the wonderful wildlife that we all too often take for granted. It seems that after several weeks of storms and bitterly cold weather, we all grabbed… Read More
27
March
2020
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BUSINESS RATES HOLIDAYS FOR KEY SECTORS HIT BY CORONAVIRUS

Andrew Hulbert, Director of Business Rates, on the special measures being put in place by the Government as businesses struggle to cope with the coronavirus crisis None of us could have foreseen the confusing, concerning and often frightening circumstances the UK finds itself in today. The past… Read More
18
March
2020
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HELP US TO HELP THE HOMELESS IN BIRMINGHAM

With elusive artist Banksy having posted one of his most poignant pieces to date in Birmingham City Centre this month, it seems a good time to invite more people to support Team HL in its mission to help the homeless this Christmas. Every year, Harris Lamb invites employees and clients… Read More
10
December
2019
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