A message from UK Property Forums managing director Matthew Battle:

All at UK Property Forums, including the news teams at Thames Tap, Eastern Echo London West and Western Whistle, are incredibly saddened at the news of death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and we extend our sincere gratitude to her for 70 years of service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

We will of course be acknowledging the life of Queen Elizabeth II at the OxPropFest event on Wednesday, September 14 and we will encourage our visitors and participants to share their feelings during the day as we all remember the contribution she made to all of our lives.

If you are attending Bicester Motion on Wednesday, we look forward to meeting you and would ask you to join us in remembering Her Majesty during this period of mourning.

We will ask our partners and sponsors to offer their thoughts on the passing of The Queen and will publish them below as we receive them.

Nick Smith, fund manager for AIPUT, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offer our heartfelt condolences to the King and the Royal Family.

“Her Majesty dedicated her life to the service of others, particularly the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.  She was a beacon of continuity in a rapidly changing world, inspiring millions with her unstinting dedication and empathy.  We will always remember with gratitude her extraordinary lifetime of service.

“May she rest in peace.

“God save the King!”

The team at Blandy & Blandy, sent the following: “It is with sadness that as a firm we learnt of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“The Queen lived through and experienced the major events and changes of the past century and she was a constant symbol of duty and service throughout.

“She visited both Reading and Henley-on-Thames on numerous occasions and her recent Platinum Jubilee was very much celebrated in and across the communities of which we are a part.

“While offering our condolences at what is a very sad time, we also offer our thanks for the example that the Queen set for us all.”
The team at Stubbings Property Marketing said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“Throughout her reign, she always showed compassion, strong leadership and a selfless determination to do what she believed was in the best interests of our country. Our thoughts and condolences go to King Charles III, the wider Royal Family and the general public, as we all mourn her loss.”

Laura Fitzgerald, director of mode transport planning, said: “The outpouring of messages and grief goes to show how important Her Majesty The Queen was to everyone in their own way.

“She was a beacon for solidarity and dedication, and you can’t help but admire how she weathered many storms in her reign. We pass on our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family and look to embrace the next chapter with King Charles III.”

Philip Waddy, managing director for WWA, said: “Despite her advanced years the death of Her Majesty has still come as a huge shock to us all.

“It’s hard to believe just how long she served her country and, whatever one’s views are on the monarchy, history will show she has been the UK’s greatest ambassador.

“Her contribution was immeasurable and a constant throughout my life. The Queen retained her composure despite numerous family setbacks and never once in 70 years on the throne did she lose her dignity – at least not in public.

“I’ve yet to meet anyone who isn’t moved by the loss of Her Majesty. Her funeral will be watched by millions across the globe and for a while the world will stop as we pay tribute to one of the most remarkable people the world has ever seen.”

Mark Chapman, director of environment (air quality) for Syntegra, said: “We join the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an inspirational leader who served with a great sense of duty.

“Her altruism, kindness and compassion and unfailing commitment were admirable and an example to others. Whatever one’s personal views are, this event is an historic one and we await further details of the funeral arrangements.

“For myself, she was like the distant posh gran that we never met. It will be a time of reflection for the nation with a new PM and now new Head of State in a matter of days.

“Death can bring a range of emotions to different people and at a time when others will also be grieving the loss of their own family members who have recently passed away, to them we offer our support and our condolences go to HM King Charles III and his family.”

Image shows The Queen opening the new Reading Station in 2014.

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