THERE are many sides to Lord Sugar. It isn’t all lounging in ermine and plugging his new autobiography – he’s also a dedicated follower of fashion. “London is one of the most fashionable cities in the world”, he informed his would-be Apprentices, quite a shock for those of us who assumed this devil wore M&S. Having gathered them to the London Fashion Retail Academy, their next challenge was selecting stock from new designers to flog in a shopping centre.Not everyone shared Lord Sugar’s enthusiasm. Stuart declared that clothes were “the most boring thing in the whole world”, quite a claim considering he lives on the Isle of Man.Luckily he was on the same team as Alex, who knows a few things about selling clothes, and was keen to share his wisdom: “Selling clothes is all about seduction”. Stick to what you know, eh? For the others, it wasn’t clothes that worried them but the rural backwater they’d have to sell them in: Manchester. “I’m not a big knowledge of Manchester”, confessed Jamie (who, incidentally “doesn’t do fashion”). Or grammar, apparently. He decided Mancunians were a few years behind London stylewise. “You go to clubs in Manchester and you still have to wear shoes”. No time for Jamie to expand on the benefits of the barefoot look: it was time to open the shops. The two teams had different ideas of what Manchester needed. Synergy kept it cheap and sparkly with Strictly knock-offs while Apollo went for £300 dresses made of recycled ties and suits. The sales techniques were a little lacklustre. “We’re up from LONDON” they trilled, though oddly the very mention of the capital wasn’t enough to get the tills ringing. Over to self-described retail guru Alex to show us how it’s done: “How about we pretend we’ve got Fearne Cotton and Alesha Dixon in the store?” he mused. Because we don’t, came the answer. Having failed to seduce, Paloma chose Alex for the boardroom and sales figures were ignored in favour of a discussion of just how infuriating he was. Extremely, thought Paloma. Not totally irritating, reasoned Nick. Perhaps feeling some pity Lord Sugar spared Alex; after a failed challenge and endless buck-passing, Lord Sugar finally lost his faith in Paloma. KCS-content More From Our Partners Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Wednesday 3 November 2010 9:35 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Share It’s grim up North for Apprentice fashionistas Tags: NULL
Travis Perkins reported adjusted pre-tax profit up 20 per cent to £217m in the year to the end of December.Revenue was up eight per cent at £3.153bn five per cent at the builders’ merchants. Net debt reduced by £205m to £774m.A final dividend of 10p per share will be paid, making a total dividend of 15p per share for the full-year. Chief executive Geoff Cooper said: “The Group made excellent progress in 2010, a year in which our organic development strategy, against a background of depressed levels of construction activity, produced a strong financial performance. “The Group achieved further market share gains and impressive increases in profits.” John Dunne Travis Perkins sees profit lift by 20pc Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Wednesday 23 February 2011 3:02 am whatsapp Tags: NULL
Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSFS Real Estate Investment Trust is a close-ended Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme in Nigeria which pools funds for the primary purpose of investing in income-generating real estate. This includes residential homes, residential apartments, office blocks, shopping malls and warehouses. The Fund managers are dedicated to developing and/or acquiring high-quality stock of properties in select locations in Nigeria. They will also make opportunist investments in joint venture developments in partnership with reputable developers. Typically, the Skye Shelter Fund invests 75% in real estate and 25% is invested in real estate related investments such as mortgages, real estate backed securities and real estate related equities. This portion includes a 10% allocation to cash for liquidity purposes. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. SFS Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Paul O’Connell of Ireland celebrates victory after the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Australia and Ireland at Eden Park on September 17, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Ireland SquadRory Best (Ulster)Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)Tom Court (Ulster)Sean Cronin (Leinster)Leo Cullen (Leinster)Gordon D’Arcy (Leinster)Keith Earls (Munster)Stephen Ferris (Ulster)Cian Healy (Leinster)Jamie Heaslip (Leinster)Shane Jennings (Leinster)Rob Kearney (Leinster)Fergus McFadden (Leinster)Conor Murray (Munster)Sean O’Brien (Leinster)Donncha O’Callaghan (Munster)Paul O’Connell (Munster)Ronan O’Gara (Munster)Eoin Reddan (Leinster)Mike Ross (Leinster)Donnacha Ryan (Munster)Jonathan Sexton (Leinster)Andrew Trimble (Ulster)Paddy Wallace (Ulster)Additional playersIan Nagle (Cork Constitution – Munster)*Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution – Munster)*Tiernan O’Halloran (Galwegians – Connacht)*Paddy McAllister (Ballynahinch – Ulster)*Andrew Conway (Blackrock College – Leinster)*Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution – Munster)*O2 Ireland WolfhoundsStephen Archer (Cork Constitution – Munster)*Isaac Boss (Terenure College – Leinster)Gavin Duffy (Galwegians – Connacht)Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College – Leinster)Chris Henry (Belfast Harlequins – Ulster)Denis Hurley (Cork Constitution – Munster)David Kearney (Lansdowne – Leinster)*Ian Keatley (Young Munster – Munster)Ronan Loughney (Buccaneers – Connacht)*Ian Madigan (Blackrock College – Leinster)*Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers – Connacht)Kevin McLaughlin (St.Mary’s College – Leinster)John Muldoon (Galwegians – Connacht)Tomas O’Leary (Dolphin – Munster)Eoin O’Malley (Old Belvedere – Leinster)*Rhys Ruddock (St.Mary’s College – Leinster)Mike Sherry (Garryowen – Munster)*Nevin Spence (Ballynahinch – Ulster)*Devin Toner (Lansdowne – Leinster)Dan Touhy (Ballymena – Ulster)Damien Varley (Garryowen – Munster)Brett Wilkinson (Galwegians – Connacht)* LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS O’Connell will captain the sideThe Ireland team management today announced squads for both the senior Ireland team and the upcoming O2 Ireland Wolfhounds game as preparations begin for the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship.There are 24 players named in the Ireland senior squad, with six additional up and coming players named who will join the first week of Ireland camp in Limerick to train with the squad.The 22 man O2 Ireland Wolfhounds squad includes several uncapped players as well as full internationals. The Ireland squad, from which the team to play Wales will be selected, will be announced on Monday 30th January after the Wolfhounds game against the England Saxons.Commenting on the announcement, Ireland Coach Declan Kidney said, “The Wolfhounds game gives myself and the other coaches one final chance to give games to players to see possible options before we settle on our match day 22 for the opening game. It also gives us the opportunity to have a closer look in training at some of the younger players, rather than bringing in more experienced players, who are very much still in the frame for selection.There have been some strong performances by players with the Provinces going really well. It always gives the squad a good boost when we have teams with players playing well in Europe before we step back up into the international scene.”Talking about the start of the RBS 6 Nations Championship, Kidney said, “It’s a new tournament for us and for everybody involved, so irrespective of the highs and lows of the World Cup, it is a fresh and exciting challenge for us. The tournament begins what is big year for us, with a three test tour to New Zealand to come in June and ranking points all important for the Rugby World Cup in 2015, but the Six Nations always stands out as high point.” Not considered due to injury:Brian O’Driscoll, David Wallace, Darren Cave, Felix Jones, Jerry Flannery, Eoin Griffen*, Denis Leamy, Niall Ronan.N.B. * denotes uncapped player
Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 2000 | News 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Updated advice on running donor e-mail newsletters Non-profit technology specialist Jayne Cravens has updated her advice on how charities should run e-mail newsletters.Jayne Cravens at Coyote Communications has produced an excellent guide to how charities should set up and manage an e-mail newsletter. The resource has just been updated. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Howard Lake | 28 July 2010 | News Breast Cancer Care is Moto’s Charity of the Year Breast Cancer Care has won a staff vote to become Moto’s Charity of the Year. The partnership is expected to raise up to £50,000 for the charity which supports anybody affected by breast cancer.The Moto in the Community Trust is the charitable arm of Moto Hospitality Ltd, the UK’s largest Motorway Service Area provider. The Trust aims to “make a real difference to local communities”.It is planning a range of activities starting with a Strawberry Tea this month which saw the 58 service areas across the country throwing strawberry themed parties. Staff will also be busy in October marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the stations turning pink to show their support.Brian Lots, Chairman of Moto in the Community, said: “I am proud that in our fifth year, Moto in the Community will be aiming to raise over £50,000 for Breast Cancer Care. In past years we have supported other small local, regional and large national charities thanks to the dedication of Moto staff, who work tirelessly to raise money for good causes close to their hearts.”In 2009 Moto in the Community raised more than £70,000 for its previous charity of the Year, Macmillan Cancer Support.www.breastcancercare.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
39 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Royal Mail increases stamp prices by 30% Impact of risesThe unprecedented rise in postal costs resulted in the Royal Mail also announcing a scheme to help people on low incomes to afford stamps at Christmas. Around five million people will be eligible or the discount scheme which comes into effect in November. Those eligible will be able to buy up to 36 First or Second Class Stamps in one purchase at 2011 prices – 46p for First Class and 36p for Second Class.There was no announcement of any similar dispensation to charities, which are among some of the heaviest users of direct mail.Other postal cost increasesOn 2 April bulk mail and a number of other Royal Mail services such as Mailsort, Cleanmail, Walksort, Presstream, and Advertising Mail will become subject to standard rate VAT. Although a decision by HM Treasury rather than the Royal Mail, this change will ensure that April 2012 sees a remarkable rise in the cost for charities of communicating with donors and prospective donors using mail.www.royalmail.com Tagged with: Individual giving Royal Mail Howard Lake | 28 March 2012 | News Direct mail fundraising is about to cost considerably more, following the Royal Mail’s announcement that it is to increase the cost of stamps. The steep increase follow’s Ofcom’s decision to give Royal Mail the freedom to set its own prices.New stamp prices from AprilFrom 30 April 2012, the costs to send a standard letter will increase:• a first class stamp will jump from 46p to 60p.• a second class stamp will rise from 36p to 50p.Other price rises include:• the cost of a Large Letter stamp up to 100 grams will rise from 75p to 90p for First Class and from 58p to 69p for Second Class.Moya Greene, CEO of the Royal Mail, said: “We know how hard it is for households and businesses when our economy is as tough as it is now. No-one likes to raise prices in the current economic climate but, regretfully, we have no option”.The inflation rate in February 2012 was 2.8%.Reasons for the price riseThe price rises come as the Royal Mail continues to make losses on its core postal and packets business, the ‘Universal Service’ on which so many people and businesses rely. In the past four years it has lost nearly £1 billion in this area of activity. In a statement, the organisation said: “Price increases are therefore needed to put the Universal Service on a sound, sustainable and secure basis.”In addition, the Government is lining up the Royal Mail for privatisation or for floatation, either as a whole or in part. This process could begin as early as Autumn 2012, according to the Financial Times. The Government recently took responsibility for the Royal Mail’s pension fund, taking away the company’s estimated £9.5 billion pension deficit. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Marketing Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 October 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Paul Handley and Nick Thomas launch Campfire Marketing 86 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Paul Handley, former Strategy Partner at Tangible UK and MD of Tangible Response, and Nick Thomas, creative founder of Tangible, have together developed Campfire Marketing Ltd, a new full service marketing agency.The eight-person agency, based in Cheltenham, works with both for-profit companies and charities.Indeed, in researching the current needs of charities, the founders spoke with 23 senior marketing personnel including Directors of Fundraising. The clear message was that marketing staff and fundraisers wish to retain more control of the creative and strategic processes.For example, clients see many agencies as expensive as they frequently ‘miss’ the intended brief and have to rework. In addition, due to greater media integration, more internal stakeholders need to get involved, yet many agencies seem ill suited to aiding this process.Handley said:“I was a senior client for years and always got frustrated that our involvement seemed to end after the agency was briefed. They would disappear for weeks before unveiling their ‘masterpiece’. When they got it wrong the time cost was significant.“Working collaboratively with Campfire, the solutions get formed together; the teams learn; feel more ownership and the results are better informed.”The agency’s services include tools like Viewfinder which helps in mapping creative to audiences, which can give charities a head start in reaching new audiences as well as ensuring creative is as effective as possible. It also offers multi-channel supporter journey development services.