March 4, 2015

Janet Entwistle stands down at Peverel

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… aka Knight Square and FirstPort UPDATE: Feb 6 2015: The initial headline on this article, “Janet Entwistle is given the push at Peverel” was factually inaccurate, we are informed. The following statement to LKP / Carlex has been received this afternoon: Janet Entwistle to stand down as CEO of Knight Square Following the successful […]

New chief executives for Peverel / FirstPort property management companies

This is just on the Knight Square website. Janet Entwistle is chief executive of Knight Square, which controls the group. New CEO and MD appointments at FirstPort Following the successful launch of FirstPort to unite all property services businesses under one brand, Nigel Howell has been appointed as CEO of FirstPort and Keith Shields as […]

Andy Davey promoted. He headed Cirrus during Peverel’s price-fixing

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Andy Davey, Peverel’s former head of business excellence and Cirrus executive, has been appointed MD of Appello Davey was the head of operations for Cirrus from 2002 and became head of the business from 2007 to 2009. The Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal involved cheating pensioners at 65 sites by installing Cirrus equipment through bogus […]

Cooee! Peverel becomes FirstPort and is heading for ARMA-Q … But will it be welcome?

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Like the unwanted guest at a party, Peverel has put on some outlandish new clothes and now seeks to crash ARMA-Q. It is rolling out its new FirstPort brand, which means when you click on the Peverel website you are passed on to a new site. The change in name is taking place a year […]

No change over Cirrus scam, says Entwistle, even though suing Peverel is an open goal for 65 sites

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Janet Entwistle, the chief executive of Peverel (soon to be reborn as FirstPort), has ruled out mediation with retirement residents scammed in the Cirrus collusive tendering scandal. Any “unhappy individuals” should make a complaint directly to her, she says in minutes of a meeting with Carlex on October 10. Having orchestrated a price-fixing racket for […]

Metcalfe Court breaks free from Peverel with right to manage success

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Metcalfe Court, a retirement site in Romiley in Cheshire is the latest Peverel managed retirement site to win right to manage. Yesterday the Tchenguiz Family Trust withdrew its counter-notices to the RTM notifications which means the RTM will take over management of the block on February 20 next year. The result vindicates the efforts of […]

If Peverel Retirement is admitted to ARMA-Q, what message does that send thousands of cheated pensioners?

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Ten months after being found guilty by the OFT of systematically cheating residents in retirement sites, Peverel Retirement is now lining up to join ARMA-Q. This is the new ethically enhanced membership scheme that ARMA hopes will demonstrate greater professional rigour in leasehold management. The announcement will be a shock for the ARHM (Association of Retirement […]

There she blows! Good Admiral Entwistle is heading for FirstPort … but is Capt’n Barbossa still aboard?

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By Martin Boyd Last Friday Carlex formally met with Peverel CEO Janet Entwistle at the Houses of Parliament. This time in addition to Sir Peter Bottomley the Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Jim Fitzpatrick, was able to join the meeting with LKP/CARLEX representatives Sebastian O’Kelly and Martin Boyd. Of course, Janet Entwistle pointed to […]

FirstPort – which was Peverel last week – makes debut in Private Eye

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The satirical magazine Private Eye has featured Peverel’s name-change to FirstPort today. Referring to previous reports on Peverel as see “Eyes passim ad nauseam” it treats readers to a resume of Peverel’s recent unfortunate history. “FirstPort may turn out to be LastResort for the troubled management company,” is the pessimistic conclusion.

Peverel rebrand: is something up for sale?

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The new company structure after the Peverel rebrand strongly suggests something is going to be sold. A useful schematic of the existing and future company structures is given here and above:

Any port in a storm … as Peverel changes its name to FirstPort

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In what appears a desperate measure, Peverel is renaming itself FirstPort. In an announcement today all its property services businesses will be rebranded FirstPort, uniting them together under one brand. An expensive logo is doubtless underway, and be prepared for a deluge of queasy photographs of elderly residents in a state of rapture and joy. It […]

Ex-Peverel CEO Nigel Bannister sets up Freemont Property Management

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Former leading executives of Peverel have set up a new company, Freemont Property Management. Headed by former Peverel CEO Nigel Bannister and former head of Peverel Retirement Keith Edgar, the company is registered to an office in Lymington in Hampshire. It has already secured the management of the large Aqua site on the waterfront in Poole, Dorset.