Monthly Archives: January 2015

Around the world

Looking for opportunities overseas? Here’s where your potential customers live. There’s plenty of them!

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Trouble in Paradise

TV drama Death in Paradise is the very flimsiest of concoctions: insolubly inconsequential/totally bleedin’ obvious plot lines, wall to wall woodenness, miscasting and misdelivered lines. The show is rescued only by photogenic locations and a reassuring sense, murders not withstanding, … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful

January can be a sombre (sometimes also a sober) time of year. The weather is certainly playing its part in keeping a damper on the human spirit here in the UK. If you’re stuck for reasons to generate a little … Continue reading

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Protecting those bricks and (that) mortar

Given the savage battering the UK has taken at the hands of the elements lately, household insurance won’t be too far from anyone’s minds these days. What better time then to train your staff up in the principles and practices … Continue reading

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A hard wind blows into Harrow

“Harrow is the last place you expect a tornado,” Curtis Cotterell of Pinner View told the Harrow Times this week. In scenes apparently redolent of classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, another local man Gordon ‘Gordon’ Grant witnessed the … Continue reading

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Back to basics for the yellow hoops?

This Economist article on the declining fortunes of McDonald’s underlines the importance of such fundamentals as price, quality, variety, service, and not using dodgy suppliers or having bits of plastic, teeth etc in your food. The paper believes the company … Continue reading

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Fleet afoot

OK, so you know a bit about motor fleet. But, to paraphrase the Bee Gees’ 1977 disco-ballad classic, how deep is your knowledge? Could you, just for example, explain the relevance of IBNR and run off in motor fleet premium … Continue reading

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