Business

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongNovember 3, 2017
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PR is an essential ingredient for any company looking at ways to connect with consumers, increase exposure, improve brand awareness, and engage with its audience creatively.In the past, PR as an industry has been highly stereotypical with it’s general activity being to generate a few headlines and no interest in generating actual customers. However, Bank Republic a new PR company launched in 2017 has already been at the forefront of several campaigns this year all aimed at going against traditional structures and strategies that upset clients and consumers in the past. The growth of Bank Republic has been the fact that it acknowledges that PR involves many people beyond the traditional communications professionals in your company, and they understand that being able to measure performance builds trust with clients. Managing Director, of Bank Republic, Preslava McCarthy commented “Bank Republic offers a fresh take on public relations by bringing thought leadership, content marketing, and digital PR together to help our clients control their messages, earn placements in reputable publications, and build true industry influence”.

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It seems Bank Republic’s unique process for content creation, more than 5,700 publication relationships, and custom content publicity stunts has been a winner for all their clients.

Paul Lister from Dechavel Watches who banks with Bank Republic commented “We had used a few US and UK , PR firms in the past and we were never impressed with the results. After completing our merger this year. We decided to sign a 2 year contract with Bank Republic and the results have been amazing. Bank Republic is dedicated to helping you actually understand which PR efforts are driving results for your business. We needed audience engagement in the Luxury sector especially after the release of our Royal Collection of watches and we were impressed with the level of engagement and most importantly sales generated”

Companies will always  need brand awareness, media coverage, and audience engagement, especially in a world where traditional advertising is now frowned upon. The PR industry has been in need of an overhaul for a long time and Bank Republic are simply setting the trends for others to follow by disrupting and rewriting the rules one brand at a time.


Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonOctober 29, 2017
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The office of the future may not be based on how many floors you can manage or how much staff you can cram into one space.  The rise of  technology  has led to entrepreneurs wanting much more than your standard box stereotype when it comes to office space. There is a disruptive demand for a space where individuals can exchange ideas, network and enjoy the work/life balance that is essential to build a successful brand. With London being  the global capital of entrepreneurs and innovation. The new buzzword is ‘Disruptive workspace’ and every workplace designer’s tongue is talking about incubation, cross-pollination, symbiosis and co-working concepts that are causing even more walls to come down and hierarchies to flatten further. In today’s parlance, the corner office is no longer seen as a prize, it is seen as a burden. Introducing…LABS, the company re-defining London’s coworking revolution, has launched LABS Hogarth, it’s 27,000 square foot space in Holborn. The building is a short walk from Holborn tube station, and includes a variety of design-led, sophisticated workspaces including open plan cafeteria and bar, private offices, dedicated desks, dynamic lounge areas, fully equipped meeting rooms, and event spaces.

Bianca Bass, Head of Marketing at LABS who took us through the whole concept and the future of coworking added “In the past coworking has been associated with freelancers and entrepreneurs, LABS is redefining the way established businesses work, with tenants varying from KPMG to King’s College London, and providing our members events by companies such as Uber and many more”.

Events are a primarily vehicle used by entrepreneurs for networking and LABS takes it’s concept of events one step further.   “Members are welcome to host their very own events within the LABS spaces, everyone from Twitter to Uber have already booked LABS Hogarth to create and host their experiences”.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as LABS’ mission is to help businesses not just work, but grow, no matter what their size or industry. Behind LABS are some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and technology experts who are keen to share their knowledge, including the Israeli billionaire, Teddy Sagi who is the Founder of LABS.
Israeli entrepreneur Teddy Sagi lives in Tel Aviv but has strong U.K. ties to many of his assets. He founded Playtech in 1999 and sold a 12% slice of Playtech for almost $400 million in 2016; there were some further sales in 2017, as he wanted to further diversify his investments and fund his real estate and co-working interests. He now owns only 6.3% of Playtech.

Sagi is a strong believer in the future of coworking and is investing in Holborn and Camden to rejuvenate these areas, attracting a range of workers and businesses who bring innovation and entrepreneurship. He mentioned “Across the globe, the way established businesses work, and the way they want to work is changing. The coworking revolution is causing a generational shift in the way the property industry works. LABS is the future.”

Interested? 
Lounge membership starts from as little at £50 per month (+ VAT) and other options include coworking, dedicated desks and private offices. LABS is on track to reach up to 500 co-workers at Hogarth House, and has started to develop more coworking space in the Midtown area. As part of LABS’ global expansion plans, offices are soon opening in Tel Aviv and Bucharest, as well as six sites across Camden and Holborn.

Chelsea Monthly in collaboration with VooVix TV and Labs brings you a brand new TV show called #TheBusiness . Follow us : @ChelseaMonthly for new episodes each Friday and for more information on LABS . Click here


Alberto ArnaudAlberto ArnaudOctober 19, 2017
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  • Luxury residential development breaks ground one year after Aston Martin and G&G Business Developments announced partnership
  • Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way is the first condominium tower to begin construction in Downtown Miami in 2017 and is on track for completion in 2021

18 October 2017, Miami, FL: Aston Martin and global property developer G&G Business Developments have broken ground on Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami, confirming that construction of the 66-story luxury condominium tower is set for completion in 2021. The milestone marks the development of Aston Martin’s first real estate project, and the iconic brand’s expansion into luxury residential design. Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way has become the first condominium tower to break ground in Downtown Miami this year, underscoring the development team’s strength and market confidence.

The striking building of curvilinear glass and steel is set to rise on one of the last parcels of developable land on the Downtown Miami waterfront and has been designed by Revuelta Architecture and Bodas Miani Anger, renowned for creating visually impressive and exceptionally well-engineered landmark properties. General contractor Coastal Construction Group will now begin work on the tower.

The 391 condominiums will combine breathtaking design aesthetic with an ideal location, featuring spectacular panoramic vistas of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The development’s seven penthouses and one duplex penthouse – all of which will enjoy private pools and spacious terraces – will be complemented by a range of expansive one to four-bedroom apartments.

Aston Martin’s design team, led by EVP and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, will design the interior and amenity spaces throughout the development. Key Aston Martin design elements, such as the signature carbon fibre reception desks, will adorn each of the tower’s two private lobbies. Highlight features will include doors with bespoke artisan Aston Martin handles, number plinths and kestrel tan leather door tabs. Residents will be able to relax and unwind just steps from their front doors, with 42,275 square feet of outstanding Sky Amenities spanning four full levels between the building’s 52nd and 55th floors. Amenities will include a double-level fitness centre overlooking the ocean, spinning studio, boxing gym, virtual golf room, art gallery, two cinemas, as well as a full-service spa, beauty salon and barber shop.

These exquisite spaces will be encased in a bold sail-shaped building reflecting the marina setting and offering superb views of the local surroundings. Residents will also be able to enjoy direct access to the turquoise waters of Miami via an exclusive yacht marina.

Representing Aston Martin at the ground breaking ceremony, Simon Sproule, Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, said: “Aston Martin is on a growth trajectory globally and across the United States. Our partnership with G&G Business Developments to create Aston Martin Residences Miami, forms an important part of that growth story and of our desire to bring our brand to new audiences across the world.”

German Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments said: “In October 2016 we announced the partnership with Aston Martin and our plan to break ground in October 2017. Exactly one year later we are here to celebrate the start of construction which is confirmation of our commitment to follow our own strict timeline. This development has been extremely well received, in part due to the unique offer but also due to the outstanding job our official broker Cervera is doing. I am confident we will deliver on our promise to create the ultimate residential tower and I’m looking forward to admiring the view from the top of this special building when it is complete.”

Coto concluded: “The success of this collaboration is a testament to the team work, mutual trust and dedication of everyone involved, both at G&G and Aston Martin.”

The residences and penthouses, which range from 700 to 19,000 square feet, are priced from $600,000 to upwards of $50 million.

The sales centre for the Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, Florida is open daily from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

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Note to Editors:

About Aston Martin

Aston Martin is an independent British luxury sports car company. Famous for the creation of beautiful handcrafted sports cars, the Aston Martin range today comprises the Vantage, Rapide S, Vanquish, DB11 and special-series cars such as the Vanquish Zagato and Aston Martin Vulcan. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin designs and creates sports cars, which are sold in more than 50 countries around the world.

Founded in 1913, the company recently launched its six-year Second Century plan for sustainable long-term growth. This is underpinned by the replacement of its entire sports car range, including the all-new DB11, an all-electric RapidE, the reintroduction of the Lagonda marque, as well as the development of a new manufacturing centre in St Athan, Wales which will build the company’s new sports utility vehicle.

About Aston Martin Art of Living

Aston Martin is a British luxury brand with more than a century of success behind it. Now, with its Art of Living portfolio, the brand is translating its legendary quality into a new generation of carefully crafted commercial partnerships that are the very best reflections of its high luxury values. Art of Living by Aston Martin is a growing collection of luxury lifestyle goods and services made and delivered with the care and quality that would be expected of Aston Martin.

About G&G Business Developments:

Headquartered in Miami, G&G Business Developments, founded and managed by key members of the Coto family, is the largest domestic retailer in Argentina and one of the country’s leading exporters.

The company has quickly established success in the global real estate market, attracting investors seeking well-funded, innovative projects, delivering exceptional results.

 

 


Justine PhilipponJustine PhilipponJuly 28, 2017
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We have asked our experts for other ways that we, ourselves, can support our health in the workplace…

1. Does the shoe fit?
You could spend less time sitting in traffic, or being cramped on a tube, by swapping public transport for your feet (or at least for part of the way), which can also help to up your step count. However, make sure your footwear fits properly to avoid discomfort. “Sore feet after even a short walk? This is a common occurrence for those of us who do not have correct fitting shoes, and this can put us off walking altogether. Be sure your foot has enough room in the toe box. There should be a thumbnails width (or about a half inch) between your toes and the end of the shoe. The shoe should be wide enough in the toe that your toes can move freely. Your heel should not slip, and the shoe should not pinch or bind, especially across the arch or ball of your foot,” explains Carnation Footcare Podiatrist Dave Wain (www.carnationfootcare.co.uk).

2. Opt for a packed lunch
Are you a regular at the local lunch hot spots near your work? Skip the lunch queues and start by making your own lunches; not only can this be much cheaper but you also know exactly what is going into your meals, rather than thinking the salad you purchased is healthy, before learning how calorific the dressing is.
“Making your own lunch gives you full control over what you eat and how much of each food group you consume, which can help especially when looking for lower calorie options. You can prepare sandwiches or salad bases over the weekend if you struggle to find time in the mornings,” suggests Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns.
If you’re not sure what to add to your lunchbox to make a nutritious and filling meal, try the general rule of having the size of your clenched fist as your carbs and the size of the palm of your hand as your protein.

3. Curb your sugar cravings
If you’ve had a stressful meeting, have had to deal with a difficult customer or are struggling to get through your emails try to avoid the feeling that you ‘deserve’ a high calorie treat each time. Identifying your emotions and finding alternative ways to deal with them, as opposed to powering your way through the likes of endless crisp packets, can help you take back control of your eating habits. “This may take effort and time, as we often hang on to what is familiar, but if you stick to it, you will soon be reaping the rewards for a little thoughtful decision-making, retraining and application of willpower – with a little help from your Slissie friend,” explains Psychologist, Corinne Sweet.

Slissie (from £24.99, www.slissie.co.uk) is the first of its kind as it delivers curb-craving flavourings that instantly help you resist the temptation of sugary, calorific snacks. Once the flavours that contain aromas are detected by your tastebuds and olfactory receptors, messages are sent to the appetite control centres of the brain leaving users feeling their appetite has been satisfied. At the press of a button you can taste flavours such as, chocolate, vanilla and mint, making your brain think you’ve had that sweet treat without any nasty sugars being involved!

4. Don’t become a desk potato
Feeling snowed under at work? Make sure you still take a break and stretch your legs to help combat against stress. “Exercise is a great stress reliever. Take a brisk walk to stimulate anti-anxiety effects, this helps to clear your thoughts and feel more relaxed upon returning to the office,” suggests Cassandra.

5. Set an alarm
“If you’re a bit of a desk jockey, set a reminder to make sure you have a brief walk around the office to get yourself moving,” advises Dave.

6. Replace your Americano for a green tea
Green tea is an excellent healthy mood booster. “It contains some caffeine, which gives you a bit of a lift, but also contains the amino acid theanine. Theanine which can have a relaxing effect and may help to relieve anxiety and mental stress, potentially by increasing your levels of serotonin, dopamine (responsible for reward and pleasure), and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA, which has a relaxant effect),” explains Cassandra.

7. Learn to say no
“If you feel the symptoms of stress coming on, learn to get your priorities right. There is nothing in your life right now more important than your health. Learn to say no if you feel that you have taken on too much. Being assertive is invigorating and empowering. It also helps to make lists of what is, or is not a priority, and to tackle the priority tasks first. This will help give you a sense of control over your life,” says Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author of Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer’s (www.marilynglenville.com).

8. Get your veggies
Does your lunch lack vegetables? This can be a significant way of you adding calories to your diet, by filling your plate with other food groups, such as carbs. “Soups are a fantastic way of boosting your veg intake and using any odds and ends of vegetables in the fridge, especially those that are starting to look a bit limp and sad! Gently steam all vegetables, add lots of garlic, onions and herbs such as rosemary, caraway and thyme. Then blend in a food mixer or liquidiser. Serve hot or cold!” says Cassandra.

9. Make time for breakfast
“The old saying says that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ and when you have breakfast you are literally ‘breaking the fast’, this supports the idea that you shouldn’t skip breakfast. Sleeping causes your metabolism (fat burning capability) to slow right down and nothing gets it going faster than breakfast,” explains Marilyn.
“But always remember that just as important as having breakfast itself, it’s also vital to choose healthy breakfast options such as wholegrain cereals like porridge, organic ‘live’ natural dairy products like yogurt, organic eggs and fruit. Sugar-laden cereals will cause your blood sugar to rise sharply and drop quite quickly, making you feel more hungry quickly – you need something that will sustain you and keep you feeling fuller for longer,” adds Marilyn.

10. Spring clean your desk
It may not come as a shock to you that the technology you use every day is often swarming with germs. Your computer keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat and your mouse is 45,670 times dirtier than a toilet handle.


Johana BaldellaJohana BaldellaMay 3, 2017
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She may be the darling of the celebrity media but coffee lover and TV star Melanie Sykes has revealed, given the choice, she’d rather spend her time relaxing in front of a box-set.

 

The TV star, model and mum has revealed her ultimate way to relax is to be at home, chilling out in front of her favourite Netflix series – with a cup of her favourite Lyons Coffee in hand.

Best known for her role as a TV and radio presenter, Mel co-hosted Let’s Do Lunchwith Gino D’Acampo for three years and has recently appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Sky’s Fit In Five.

 Mel, who has just been announced as the new face of Lyons Coffee Bags, confesses to spending much of her time chilling out in comfy clothes and watching episodes of The Sopranos.

Mostly you will find me sitting at home watching box-set after box-set. I don’t know where my life would be without Netflix. I will just devour entire series in one sitting.

 

Mel is also a massive coffee aficionado. She says becoming the new face of Lyons Coffee Bags was a natural and obvious choice, as she’s such a big fan.

She said: “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Lyons coffee. Everyone knows I’m a coffee lover – I can’t start the day without one – and Lyons Coffee Bags have completely transformed the way I enjoy my coffee. I have a very busy schedule so the bags are perfect as I can take them with me in my handbag and enjoy them anytime, anywhere.  I also love that there are three strengths and a decaf option, so I can satisfy my coffee cravings whenever the mood takes me.  Forget fiddly pods and cleaning up – just add water and go… genius!”

 Mel has just launched a lifestyle website which gives a great insight into how she keeps herself trim and healthy but also offers advice and inspiration to others on fitness, food and parenting. She’s also big into meditation – and uses her smartphone for inspiration. “I do those meditation apps on my phone. I do get anxious about things so they really relax me,” she admits.

 Lyons coffee bags are an every-day coffee hero, perfect for busy people like Mel, who want convenience but don’t want to compromise on flavour. The bags contain 100% freshly ground coffee beans and are easy to prepare – just add freshly boiled water, stir, and brew for three-four minutes until the coffee is as strong as required.

 Quick and easy to use, they are ideal choice for busy mums, active families or time pressured commuters on the go.  


Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonApril 12, 2017
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Charles Weaving is currently Managing Partner at the Dubai based global venture capital group, Foxhole Holdings, which manages a portfolio of global investments across a variety of sectors including: lifestyle, food & beverage, commercial real estate, fashion retail and technology. With an ethos of humility and hard work created by three close friends, Foxhole Holdings is derived from the World War II meaning Defensive Fighting Position. The company has a global presence with current projects in Dubai, India, London and Ibiza, and employs an international team of seasoned and innovative professionals.  Their in-depth experience in the Middle East and Europe offers stakeholders consistent and sustainable business models, solutions and results. The business works with internationally recognized names, including popular global restaurant brand STK, as well as many organically grown regional brands.

Foxhole Holdings is expanding into new business areas. With an all-male board of directors, interestingly the company has a large portfolio of women-related businesses such as Ladies Only Spas in Dubai, Ladies fashion secrets business ‘Glamouflage” and online fast fashion website ‘I Saw It First’. Foxhole Holdings is still rapidly expanding with Weaving aiming to own and manage 50 companies across all sectors.

Can you tell us a little bit about Foxhole Holdings?

We started Foxhole Holdings two years ago. Foxhole Holdings is a private firm based in Dubai. We are three young guys running different businesses all over the globe in lot of different sectors. We decided to merge everything together under the Foxhole title and we have chosen Dubai as their main base because it is right in the middle of the World and there are a lot of talented people there.

How did the One Group partnership come about?

We were familiar with STK and the brand, we know it from America (Los Angeles, Las Vegas…) and we just love this brand. We did not have anything upper the Marina side of Ibiza, it was an incredible opportunity. We contacted The One Group – they were familiar with what we were doing anyway. We were the first people to buy a license from the group. STK Ibiza was the first one and we plan to do a lot of business with The One Group.

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You are launching a new club in Dubai. How do you intend to make it unique given the competitive market out there?

We have done a joint venture with the Bulldozer Group and we will open Base Club Dubai shortly. We focus mainly on trading and retail businesses and in the last two  years we tested and received great results. Now, we  have decided to take it to the next level especially with the fashion brand ‘I saw it first’ and the club.

Is your fashion brand going to include other labels or a white label for your brand?

Yes, but it will still be our own brand. Most of the production comes from the UK, which is a real hope for fashion.

That’s amazing. What is your timeline to launch?

By the end of May it will be completely finished. It will be possible to order all across Europe, Australia and America from the UK and all across the Middle East from Dubai. We focus on the income business in the Middle East (it is a strategic relationship).

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Did you always want to be an entrepreneur?

Yes and I sat in a spa the other day after a long trip and it got me thinking that. Now, I am actually living the life I wanted to live and I am still going in the direction I planned to go.

Who inspired you growing up to keep you consistent in your route to success?

My dad. I didn’t go to the University, I always worked in my dad’s property as he was a hotelier. I always wanted to do business. When I stayed in Japan, I learned a totally different culture, it was very educational. Nowadays, I’m inspired by the young guys in the Silicon Valley (Snapchat, Instagram, Uber) they are really challenging the status quo.

Yes, the new generation of entrepreneurs are taking the disruption of the old model to a whole new level?

I agree and that gets me excited which is why when someone comes to me with a business proposal. We always think….will this buy us a private jet or not…?

Great…. Now, let’s get your Top 5’s ?

Top five tips for breaking a business worldwide?

  1. Stay humble
  2. Pick your partners wisely and don’t be greedy
  3. Learn and respect different cultures
  4. Work hard, you sometimes have to be a selfish person
  5. Create your business plan with the best knowledge that you got, your business plan is your guideline

“You don’t go anywhere without risking everything“

Top five countries you would like to expand to?

All across South East Asia (especially Thailand and Vietnam, maybe China) with the same concept. We already have a lot of things in Europe, India and in the Middle East. But in America, the market is too saturated.

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

It is difficult to answer because we spread out in so many things, we have different ideas of investments.

 “We just want to reach for the sky“


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongNovember 1, 2016

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DeChavel Watches was launched in Switzerland in 1982 with a heritage of providing timepieces for Royals and exclusive clients around the world. An exclusive brand with only selected owners dotted around the world. In 1982, the waiting list for a Royal Collection, Dechavel watch was 18 months.

The Luxury watch market is growing exponentially and at the forefront is Dechavel. The brand from the Swiss family owned company House of Dechavel have been disrupting the luxury market for decades and it seems like they are set to reign in pole position as one of the Luxury timepieces worth having. The designs and collection is all about quality and customer satisfaction. There is a huge focus on after care sales  as Head of Marketing of Dechavel Watches added “We are totally about providing our clients with a luxury experience. It’s not simply a watch. It is a lifestyle brand”.

Dechavel watches have also bagged a nomination for Best Luxury brand at this year’s 2016 Chelsea Monthly Awards. 

To Vote for Dechavel Watches . Go to: 2016 Chelsea Monthly Awards. Click here to vote


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongFebruary 26, 2016

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Metcalfe’s Skinny are delighted to be the official sponsor of the Best British Film 2016category at the 2nd annual National Film Awards taking place on the 31st of March 2016.

Nominees for this year’s Best British Film 2016 in association with Metcalfe’s Skinny include;Rise of the Footsoldier II, Spectre, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Kingsman (The Secret Service), North v South, Macbeth, A Royal Night Out and Absolutely Anything.

The partnership comes at a poignant time for the much loved popcorn brand. Having secured major listings in the last year, Metcalfe’s skinny currently has the largest distribution of any ready to eat premium brand in cinemas across the UK.

VIP guests and attendees at the National Film Awards 2016 will be able to sample Metcalfe’s Skinny’s latest innovation ‘Cinema Sweet’ on the night. Made with natural stevia extract, this product is the first of its kind and has 67% less sugar than all other sweet varieties on the market.

Metcalfe’s skinny has always been known for innovation since Julian Metcalfe first bought Sweet and Salt popcorn to the UK market 7 years ago. Whilst Sweet and Salt is currently drives 72% of the value growth in the popcorn market, industry insiders hotly tip this new product to disrupt the category in a big way, whilst the drive and demand for healthier options continues to soar.

Managing Director of Metcalfe’s skinny Ltd Max Rees said:“Popcorn and movies go hand in hand so naturally we are delighted to be sponsoring ‘Best British Film 2016’ at this year’s National Film Awards. Congratulations to all nominees. We look forward to sharing our range with guests on the night as well as finding out who the winners are!”

Metcalfe’s skinny is on a mission to create and innovate delicious tasting popcorn products.

Metcalfe’s skinny innovates with light and crispy butterfly popcorn delicately seasoned in a selection of simple, 100% natural and delicious flavour combinations. The team scour the globe allowing them to continue to create inspired, first to market, unique popcorn products that cater for all tastes and snacking occasions. 

Metcalfe’s skinny is currently the fastest growing premium popcorn brand with the widest national distribution to customers in the UK with further exciting export plans in the future pipeline.  They pop with gusto for the country’s leading supermarkets, retail and convenience outlets and top wholesalers.

To learn more about the wide range of delicious Metcalfe’s skinny products, please visit www.metcalfesskinny.com

Check out Metcalfe’s skinny’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MetcalfeSkinny or follow @MetcalfesSkinny on Twitter.

 


Jade RatcliffeJade RatcliffeSeptember 21, 2015

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maldivesThe Maldives is known for it’s famous white beaches and clear blue seas. A place of tranquillity, romance and luxury, almost 100,000 Britain’s chose to escape there every year. But it hasn’t always been the haven that it is today.

This year the Republic of Maldives celebrated their golden jubilee of independence, after their defence pact with Britain came to an end.

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During the Second World War the country supported Britain by giving them a strategic outpost, helping to protect them from the threat of the Japanese attack. In return Britain would pay £2000 a year and take control of the foreign affairs for the island, protecting them from colonial expansion.

Now, 50 years later both countries are at peace and continue to
give mutual respect. Instead of using one another’s islands as protectorates, they’re put to
use as luxury holidays and new homes.
Former senior minister of state for the foreign and commonwealth office, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said “When I was the minister of Pakistan in government, I saw both the respect for the Briti
h position as it is now, but also a real understanding of the history of the partnership that those countries have, and I see that same respect and understanding when it comes the United Kingdom and the Maldives.”

“The partnership between the UK and Maldives has enormous potential and can be of mutual benefit. Encountering terrorism, organised crime and other non-traditional security threats, I strongly believe that our partnership can be further expanded and consolidated in these areas in the coming years and we very much look forward to working with the UK in this regard.”- Current minister of foreign affairs for the government of Maldives, Dunya Maumoon commented.

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This year also marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta (Great Charter), one of the most important documents of medieval England in regards to the legal system. Written in Latin and signed by King John, it is considered one of the leading advancements taken towards establishing parliamentary democracy and equality.

The Magna Carta is still used to this day; the basic human rights and freedom can be seen in every constitution and political party.

Dunya Maumoon stated, “The last constitution in 2008, set in motion a multi party political system with several independent institutions, these institutions are still young and require careful nurturing and the support and encouragement from everyone concerned in order for them to gain the maturity necessary for a fully functioning democracy”.


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJune 12, 2015
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Leading French private jet provider, Global Jet Partners have announced today sponsorship of the 5th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards. The Paris-based provider of private jets, Global Jet Partner , opened its London office in Chelsea early this month (June).

Global Jet Partner specialises in the provision of private jets to corporate and other discerning clients. Offering absolute privacy and discretion, a client’s personal project manager is on hand day and night to arrange a private chartered jet and private car transfers, taking care of all the smallest details to create serene travel, free from the usual pressures of departure deadlines, check-in and security and responsive to the most demanding of travel schedules and criteria.

Global Jet Partner has no preference towards any particular aircraft or fleet, enabling it to choose the best aircraft and most optimal arrangements for each journey, and to offer much greater flexibility than other providers.

President Linda Sellidj said: “Global Jet Partner is pleased to be able to extend our service to our UK clients, present and future, by establishing a permanent office in London. We hope this will enable more discerning travellers to experience our hallmarks of excellence in our performance, tranquillity for our clients and elegance in the travel arrangements we provide.”

In addition to its London inauguration, Global Jet Partner also announced the launch of the new Jet Card in both London and Paris.

Linda Sellidj explained: “Available as an Premium Card and a Business Card, our Jet Card programme is ideal for those who travel more than occasionally but not frequently enough to warrant owning or leasing their own jet.
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“Clients invest in a block of hours which can either be on a specific aircraft or be open to all types of aircraft. We make deductions from the balance only for hours spent in the plane, and for taxi times, and offer reimbursements for time not used, meaning that, with the Jet Card, our clients control their costs and manage their budgets while retaining flexibility to travel as they desire, perhaps at short notice, and without restrictive long-term commitment. The Jet Card involves a very reasonable level investment tailored to suit clients’ needs and the Business Card is particularly cost-effective while still allowing flexibility to switch between aircraft categories.”

Catch Global Jet Partners and more luxury consumers & brands at the 5th annual Nationall Luxury & Lifestyle Awards taking place on the 30th of July 2015. Get your VIP tickets now @ NLLA 2015 VIP Tickets and for more information on Global Jet Partners >> Click here



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