Celebrating 20 Years In Business
We are very appreciative of the support we get from the local community and as a thank you we will be holding a prize draw every month this year to celebrate our success. The first prize draw will take place on our 20-year anniversary, 10th March. We will be entering the names of all those who have supported our family business by selling, buying, renting or letting a house with us throughout those 20 years.
The prize for the first draw in March will be a delicious dinner for four at the Queens Head in Wymondham, kindly sponsored by the landlady Victoria Anderson!
Our town centres have had their struggles over the years and Moneyproperties & Moneylettings would like to conduct these draws in association with other businesses in the Wymondham & Attleborough areas. We encourage anyone who would like to be involved in our celebrations to get in touch as we would welcome the chance to use our success to help generate more support and exposure for other local businesses.
Owner Mick Money said “I have seen a significant amount of change in our town centres over the past twenty years, many businesses have gone because of retirement, some because of recession and others because, sadly, they just couldn’t make it pay.
Internet shopping has evolved over the past twenty years and the trend of consumers buying online has forced many businesses to adapt. The recent pandemic was a further catalyst that has drawn more people to shop online and subsequently reduced footfall on the high street.
Personally, I still feel the need for a thriving town centre and I wrote an article in a local magazine, some years ago, describing how the town should become a place of social activity with more cafés, bars, restaurants and curio shops, giving people a reason to shop locally and socialize at the same time.
Moneyproperties are proud to have sold in excess of 3,000 houses and Moneylettings have let more than 2,000 properties for landlords in the past twenty years. In 2003 we registered the rock band ‘The Darkness’ as searching for properties in the area and because of that Moneyproperties appeared on Radio Norfolk. The Darkness eventually bought in the area. We have promoted our schools as some of the best in the country, been through the credit crunch of 2007-2008 and the pandemic of 2020 when houses were not able to sell for a short time. During the pandemic we again appeared on the local news for offering a free printing service to school children unable to print at home. We have also seen the average house price in the area rise from £180,000 to £360,000 and so doubling in the past 20 years, due to the A11 corridor, which has seen the population of South Norfolk rise from 113,665 to 144,525! that’s a 22 % increase!
We have also witnessed significant price increases in 20 years with the cost of everything going up an average of 53.5%. In 2003 the price of petrol was approx. 77p per litre, today the price is approx. £1.59 per litre. A loaf of bread has gone from around 9p to £1.15. A pint of milk from 36p to 69p. Alcohol has gone up a staggering 93%! Where a pint of beer in 2003 was £2.10, today it is £4.07 and a bottle of wine has gone from £3.22 to £6.09!
I have always been thankful and amazed by the loyalty of our staff and their help in making the business so successful over the years. Special thanks go to Karen Money for being the glue that has held everything together for 20 years, Kim Local and Tina Swann who have also been with us for 20 years, Gwen Rennie who was with us for 14 years and Amy Johnson who has been with us for 5 years. We are also thankful to our son, Christian, who joined us in 2018 after qualifying as a surveyor in London, for getting our Attleborough branch off the ground with the exceptional support of Susie Ley and Sam Giles.
With Christian on board I am confident that the family business will be in safe hands for the next 20 years!”
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