Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 564 Bedfords Review | Issue Three Suffolk and Norfolk as the “Punters’ Choice”, applauding our thriving cultural scene and the arrival of the Prince and Princess of Cambridge in Anmer, Norfolk as some of the many factors that have caused prices to rise. The same article identified four hotspots; Aldeburgh, Burnham Market, Bury St Edmunds and Woodbridge – and it is no surprise that these four fabulous places in which to live are applauded and highly sought-after. Our offices in all four locations are consistently dealing with enquiries from those coming up from more affluent counties in the south, seeking a lifestyle richer in other ways, and as the region becomes more of a cultural hotspot, with the likes of Snape Maltings and The Apex in Bury St Edmunds attracting more and more quality artists, we are continuing to see strong demand for unique and exceptional homes. This demand from ‘outsiders’ has an interesting knock-on effect in how we market houses. We continue to place ourselves at the cutting edge of technology, and our new website underlines this. We continue to advertise in all of the best local and national publications, but just as importantly, those coming into the area rely upon our local knowledge, our connections to the community and our ability to discover the ‘gems’ that many don't even know about. Our incredible staff really do know every little thing about the areas in which we operate, whether it is the best artisan baker, the ‘pop up’ jazz club in a farm SLOW FOOD WORLD’S BEST GIN shed, the best coastal walks or the best views. These wonderful individuals who work in our offices are all part of our family, and the Partners and I would like to thank them all for their work ethic and commitment to our success. The next 50 years will no doubt have their challenges in business, and the manner in which we market houses will no doubt need constant review, but I am mindful of something father said over coffee only last week, “However quickly things change over the next 50 years, and the pace will only escalate, the importance of people, and looking after people, will never change.” Paul Bedford, Partner, Bury St Edmunds office Welcome