Jansons Property Wine Tasting

Jansons Wine Tasting Extravaganza!

Wednesday 10th April saw another successful evening at Jansons Property’s annual wine tasting event. Not only was it an opportunity to enjoy some beverages with like-minded people, but it was also a chance to network and make a charitable contribution. The atmosphere was indeed as good as the eclectic selection of wines we were indulging in. Who knew a room full of people plus a lot of wine equalled so much fun! The evening began with some introductions by Laithwaites who were responsible for our healthy supply of bubbly, this served as a much-needed come down from the stresses of work. The first course of action was, of course, splitting our forty-something guests into teams to then compete in a wine tasting quiz. This lead to the creation of ten masterfully named teams, each brimming with confidence, charisma and a regularly topped up glass of you know what. The team names struck shear fear into the hearts of their respective competitors, the likes of “We Know Nothing”, Londoners, Camera, Wine Wonders, Winos, Desperado’s, Vino Williams & Co, South American Getaway, Livija (Liver) and finally Cape Crusaders. The wine tasting then commenced with one rosè and three whites followed by a break for some food while the scores were being written up. The high spirits really set the tone of the rest of the evening with some well-deserved kudos going to the The Cape, Beaconsfield.

Jansons Property Wine Tasting

The second half of the evening commenced shortly after the break, a charity round on behalf of the Alexander Jansons Fund (A J Fund). Our Managing Director, Andy Jansons introduced the AJ Fund, while Laithwaites went on to provide a description of the Magnum of wine that could be won as first prize. During the charity round, a grand total of £540.00 was donated by our generous guests, a heartwarming interval before the final round of wine tasting. This time the challenge was four quaffable red wines, by the start of the final round of wine tasting the evening had already reached its cruising altitude. Finally “We Know Nothing” proved their team name was the bluff that fooled everyone as they won the wine tasting quiz with 23 points. The winners’ of the charity round were Duncan Maclaren (first place) who guessed the £80.00 price of a 1970 Cardinal-Villemauin (magnum). Roger Saper was the runner up who guessed second closest price with £88.00. The evening came to an end following the announcement of the winners leaving guests still in high spirits and anticipating the next Jansons event!

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Wycombe Social

Interesting Conversation At The Wycombe Social

The Wycombe Social was an excellent opportunity to understand the professionals and opportunities in High Wycombe . It seems there has been a less than ideal perspective cast on the High Wycombe area. The Wycombe social served as prompt to discuss particular unsung accolades about High Wycombe while taking the opportunity to shed light on areas of improvement.

The event began with various beverages alongside a serving of obligatory networking. This was followed by a warm welcome from Hiren Gandhi, a partner at our host Blaser Mills. Matthew Battle (UK Property Forums Managing Director) went on to give an enthusiastic introductory speech setting the scene for Andy Jansons (Janson Property Managing Director). Andy provided an informative overview of various markets in the Thames Valley while taking the opportunity to question the recent growth of serviced operators and discussing the slow office Market in High Wycombe. He stated, “I think there is just this dour perception of Wycombe from a business perspective”. Andy emphasised further by highlighting the fact High Wycombe does not appear on occupiers’ lists. A solution soon followed using Aylesbury’s investment into their public realm as an example.

Andy’s controversial perspective on High Wycombe was a fitting segway into a panel discussion alongside Michael Garvey (Managing Director of Chandler Garvey), Jonathan Lilley (Managing Partner at Blaser Mills) and Charles Brocklehurst (Head Of Housing and Environment, Wycombe District Council). The final section of the event saw the launch of the BucksPropFest, a festival dedicated to celebrating the value of property across the area of Buckinghamshire. The festival will take place on 6th June with an award ceremony at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

In the end, the Wycombe Social was a great opportunity to understand the ongoings in High Wycombe as well as form new relationships. We look forward to the BuckPropFest!


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Wycombe Social Jansons Property

The Wycombe Social

Jansons Property’s Managing Director, Andy Jansons, will be speaking at this year’s Wycombe Social. An event that is open to all and provides an opportunity for some informed discussions and networking to take place. The event will be hosted by UK Property Forums on 6th March at Blaser Mills in High Wycombe. Andy will be speaking about his belief and views on the Bucks/Thames Valley market.  His thirty-six years in the industry will be great value for attendees to hear especially during this uneasy pre-Brexit landscape.  Following Andy’s speaking, there will be a Q&A with panellists Michael Garvey (Managing Director, Chandler Garvey) and Charles Brocklehurst (Major Projects & Estates Executive, Wycombe Council). This is a great event and we hope to see you there!

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