It’s an unusual sales strategy. But Derek Godfrey, MD of Eastbourne-based Ellis Builders, generates significant business by turning down projects.
Not-for-profit organisation Connect Scotland, a business network which supports start-up technology companies, has ceased operating.
Industry reports paint a dire picture of demand on the high street. This month, Marks & Spencer saw a quarter of its stock-market value wiped out. ScS, a medium-size furniture retailer, and ProCook, a chain of 39 cookery shops, both went into bankruptcy. But Topshop owner Sir Philip Green is bucking the trend, with sales smashing the £1bn mark.
It never fails to amaze me. Whenever companies have a clear out, they discover boxes of old brochures and sales literature mouldering at the back of the stationery cupboard. They went to the trouble and expense to promote their wares but then failed at the last hurdle – getting promotional material into the hands of prospective customers. And that’s even more true of websites.
Kudos Showers does a fair bit for the environment even though co-founder Chris Schofield insists “we don’t want to plant a tree every lunchtime”.
Well, well, well… look who’s got themselves a job with Richard and Judy.
I just can’t understand the big fuss over The Apprentice. Admittedly, this comes from someone who sees an evening in front of the television as a method of torture rather than a haven of relaxation, but even still..
Breast cancer screening firm Dexela has secured £2.6m in funding through an investment round led by venture capital trust fund Close Ventures.