Banking Industry

BBC Antiques Roadshow star gives his backing to Aylesbury based business

[ad_1] RENOWNED expert John Bly has given Where To Sell, the free advice service for sellers of antiques and collectables, a massive boost by agreeing to support the Aylesbury-based business. Mr Bly, best known for his regular appearances on the BBC Antiques Roadshow and on his own programme, Heirloom, on ITV, is to chair a panel of experts to provide an opinion on the likely sale value of items. A free specialist service set up by Where To Sell, they…

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Mnangagwa should prove Zimbabwe is really open for business

[ad_1] The hyped President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s sojourn to China has come and gone. Of course the visit is politically key to Mnangagwa, who is looking to getting a fresh mandate to lead the country following former President Robert Mugabe’s ouster. But, now is the time for Mnangagwa to prove that his oft-quoted mantra ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’ is not just political rhetoric, given the current influx of foreign investors or rather their increased enthusiasm to set up shop in…

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Top business leaders in lineup for inaugural Northland Business Mix conference in Whangarei

[ad_1] Some of the country’s top business leaders – from Olympians to leaders of NZ’s corporate giants – are on the list of speakers for Northland’s first Business Mix, the region’s inaugural one-day business conference aiming to boost leadership skills in the region. Organised by the Chamber of Commerce Northland and being held at Forum North in Whangarei on May 25, the event aims to help business leaders and owners, and business support teams, to exchange ideas, innovate, grow and…

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CBI and BCC urge “major acceleration” in government engagement with business over Brexit trade talks

[ad_1] Two of the UK’s biggest business organisations have called on the government to begin better engagement with industry, stressing the importance of consistency in any Brexit trade deal. The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) is demanding a “formal, permanent” dialogue be set up between Number 10 and trade associations to ensure negotiations draw on expertise of the private and third sector. It calls for the government to adopt six practices in this vein to support its bid to “roll…

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Cafe business booming despite Cap Coast franchise closure

[ad_1] LOOKING around the packed Michel’s Patisserie in Allenstown Plaza, you can see store co-owner Ian Sinclair’s business is thriving. Mr Sinclair, 44, left his job working as a fitter at Moura mine five years ago to be closer to home to support his son who was a Grammar High School rower, opening the Allenstown branch of the Michel’s patisserie franchise with his wife Jackie. They also run the Doughnut King store in Stockland, with both businesses going from strength…

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Motorsport: New horizons opening up for Nantwich family business

[ad_1] A NANTWICH racer believes the future is bright after his bold business move was successful. David Witt, owner of Jordan Racing Ltd, has completed a takeover of Chevron Racing Cars Ltd. The company will continue to manufacture GR8 and GR8 GT3 Chevrons at a new workshop in Crewe. David, who raced in the 2012 British GT and GT Cup Championships along with his son Jordan, said: “I’m delighted we will now be running the Chevron GR8 and GR8 GT3…

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The John Lewis Partnership creates new cloud-based business archive with Preservica

[ad_1] The John Lewis Partnership, one of the UK’s leading retail businesses, has selected digital preservation specialist Preservica to build a secure cloud-based business archive. The John Lewis Partnership operates 50 John Lewis shops across the UK and 353 Waitrose shops and is the UK’s largest example of an employee-owned business where all 85,500 staff are Partners in the business. The company’s archive is based in the John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre in Cookham, Berkshire, and houses a rich variety…

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Shell licensee to float African petrol station business in London

[ad_1] The operator of Shell’s 1,800 petrol stations in Africa is preparing to list on the London Stock Exchange next month ahead of a planned expansion across the fuel-hungry continent. Vivo Energy has held the exclusive rights to sell Royal Dutch Shell’s fuels, lubricants and forecourt services across 15 African countries since 2011 after snapping up the Shell Africa business, excluding South Africa and Egypt. The licensee has grown the group of petrol stations by 500 in the last six…

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Gupta business rescuers denied access to business premises

[ad_1] Business rescue practitioner Johan Klopper states in an affidavit that he and his colleagues have been refused access to the Gupta business premises. A screengrab of Atul Gupta. Picture: EWN JOHANNESBURG – The business rescue practitioners assigned to assess and develop rescue plans for the Guptas’ collapsing companies have revealed they have been denied access to the controversial family’s business premises. The details are revealed in an application filed in the High Court in Johannesburg to…

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Cost Center or Business Enabler?

[ad_1] A recent ESG survey revealed enterprise perceptions about networking infrastructure and its corporate value. Is the network considered a contributor to an organization or a cost center? While a contributor helps an organization attain key goals such as revenue or efficiency, a cost center is considered necessary plumbing that saps resources. Which category does the network fit? Enterprise Strategy Group conducted a survey of 300 IT organizations to get some insight. Sixteen percent of the respondents said they…

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5 ways Data Science and Machine Learning impact business

[ad_1] |April 10, 2018 0 Image courtesy of suphakit73 at freedigitalphotos.net Data and analytics leaders can use these examples to better communicate business benefits Erick Brethenoux Data science and machine learning are having profound impacts on business, and are rapidly becoming critical for differentiation and sometimes survival. Being able to quickly categorize the potential impacts into one of five categories, and communicate their potential, will help data and analytics leaders drive better results. The five categories of impact are: Innovation: Foster new…

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Local Businesswoman Wins Small Business Award – The Parthenon

[ad_1] with Community Mindset with Community Mindset Kim Baker is the owner of River and Rail Bakery, a bakery and café in Heritage Station in downtown Huntington. As of March 28, she is now also the proud recipient of the 2018 West Virginia Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year Award. The West Virginia Small Business Development Center awards female business owners with the award on an annual basis to women who have made deep impacts personally and financially within their…

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Business owners, Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff speak about deployment o

[ad_1] NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada says he does not believe the President’s ordered deployment of the National Guard to the US/Mexican border is needed. Estrada has been sheriff since 1993. He believes President George Bush’s deployment of 6,000 guardsmen in 2005 was fruitful as was President Barack Obama’s 2010 deployment of 1,200. He said the US Border Patrol was overwhelmed and out manned at the time and the military was a needed…

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PLUNGE: Festival provides boosts for small business

[ad_1] NOW in its sixth year, the Clarence Valley Plunge Arts and Culture Festival has matured into a major event that grows and supports local artists and their businesses. This year Plunge has more than 150 events across the Clarence, including art exhibitions, festivals, performances, events, markets and 47 workshops – twice as many as last year. Plunge co-ordinator Sarah Nash, of Clarence Valley Council, said the success of the festival was not just the number of events, but the…

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