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We will not be moved: New Statistics Reveal Homeowners are Staying Put

According to recent data collected from the IMLA (The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association), UK homeowners are moving house 50% less often than they did 30 years ago! Moving home was historically a fairly regular occurrence with homeowners moving on average, every 7.4 years. However, now the market is barely moving with homeowners choosing to stay put for almost 20 years! In stark comparison, first-time buyer statistics are on the rise, largely as a result of the introduction of various government initiatives like the ... Read more

7 Ways to Survive Onboard a 17 Hour Flight with Toddlers

With the recent historic first non-stop commercial flight from the UK to Australia, it brings up a lot of questions about what this actually means in practice for flyers. Yes, you and your family are indeed spared the frustrating changeovers – disembarking, walking, queuing, waiting around, boarding again! However, let’s not forget that 17 hours is a long time to be cooped up in a confined space. As adults, it can present a whole host of interesting challenges and when you ... Read more

Leatherbarrows ‘swing high’ for local youth rugby team

Britannia Leatherbarrows have sponsored the new Oakmeadians Under 9’s match shirts. Andrew Pittwood (Financial Accounts Controller for Britannia Leatherbarrows) stepson Liam Chandler-Brown, plays for the team, which Rob Dance kindly agreed to sponsor. “The Under 9’s were the only team in the rugby club that didn’t have proper Oakmeadians match shirts, so they were playing their games in handed down training kits. As the team play their home matches at Meyrick Park in Bournemouth but play away all over Dorset and into ... Read more

Smoking hot fire walk

This year Britannia Reeves will be taking part in a charity fire walk for The Rainbow Centre in Fareham on Friday 16th March. The brave soles (get it?) that will be put through this mind-over-matter challenge are – Andy Shotbolt (Director), Matt Ede (Manager), Gavin Rabbets (Driver) and Darren Creasey (Driver).   Matt Ede said, “We are facing our fears and walking 15ft on smouldering hot coals. It may sound tough, but we have been informed it is perfectly safe. Some people say they ... Read more

Changing of the guard

It is with bittersweet sadness that Britannia announces the retirement of Brian Miles who has been the Operations Manager for Britannia Lanes of Cornwall for almost 37 years. Brian’s last day will be on Friday 22nd December 2017, he was 31 years old when he joined the company in February 1981, if you compare the photo of him when he joined in 1981 and the recent photo of him in 2017 you can see he has aged pretty well and managed ... Read more
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