June 2011 Noteworthy News

June 2011 Noteworthy News

The health status of micro and small businesses  improved , according to Experian’s April Insolvency Index which revealed that 0.55% fewer UK companies become insolvent, 1,808  in number (0.10% of active businesses), compared to the  same period last year. There has been an increase of 4.44% year-on-year amongst medium sized companies, whilst the big boys [...]
Business All the Time – Come Rain or Shine

Business All the Time – Come Rain or Shine

The swifts are screeching regularly, the pubs have put out their table umbrellas and we’re counting down the days for the arrival of the jewel in the British Summer Crown.  Which, if the weather continues in its' unseasonal dry trajectory, won’t need the accompaniment of a one-in-three wish of  ‘sunshine please’ but should be provided [...]
Sniffing Around For Trouble

Sniffing Around For Trouble

Driving along with blue plumes of smoke emitting from the engine area was not, unsurprisingly, alarming and a check around and under the engine did nothing to reassure the rising palpitations that the infamous notoriety was around the corner for setting the road alight and causing untold damage to the general public.  General thoughts were, [...]
Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful

The silence over Spain this morning won’t have anything to do with their wordless National Anthem.... No, it’ll all be about the National hangover following their World Cup Win. Flamenco shoes and castanets up and down the country will have silencers attached whilst Spaniards host the internal glow of  ‘Ouch! .... it’s all worth it [...]
Acclimatising to the Balance for Ascent

Acclimatising to the Balance for Ascent

Grimacing, shouting, hiding eyes behind hands and admiration continues as we follow the athletes at  Whistler  who, without exception, give it their best shot.  Astonishing camera work allows empathy for situations we’ll never be placed in physically, whilst confirming, with the challenge of bad weather , the concept of metaphoric mountain. During the last couple of [...]