FundsNetwork executive director David Dalton-Brown has discovered a controversial technique for ridding his Norfolk acreage of an invasion of travelling folk.Dalton-Brown, having sought the advice of a local farmer, decided that his unwanted visitors might move on a bit more urgently if he borrowed the farmer’s manure sprayer and used it on the field. “He particularly likes the title because it is abbreviated to GOD.” Thinc Destini’s Simon Chamberlain on group operations director Roderic Rennison. “Bring me a bag of chips and gravy and you never know your luck.” Lansons PR Francesca Pattison. “Not quite shenanigans but got drunk in Bolton.” Building Societies’ Association external affairs manager Rachel Blackmore on her birthday celebrations. “He’s like one of those gremlins – do not water after 11pm.” Thinc destini’s John Kilburn-Toppin on sales director Nick Boyle, who had strict instructions to remain sober to give an after-dinner speech. “Anything I say today should not be used against me next year after our policy review.” LibDem Shadow minister to the ODPM David Howarth.
MGM Assurance believes a multi-manager approach could help restore confidence in the with-profits market.
Leeds Building Society posted profits of 24m in the first half after an 8 per cent rise in mortgage completions to 881m.
GMAC commercial finance is broadening its cross-border finance division with a team in the UK led by Bill Hall, one of the founders of the structured finance division of GMAC in North America.
A team of 11 Lansonettes were out in force again last Sunday, tearing around Hyde Park one very hot September morning to raise money for charidee. The 5k Hydro Active Women’s Challenge saw the team of PRs pictured on the right here raise 2,900 for Bart’s and the London Cancer Care appeal which is hoping […]
EEF stated in its 2015 EEF Manifesto that the UK’s growth prospects depend on people being fit, working and productive. Keeping people in work and helping people return to work is very important for the manufacturing sector. It means boosting productivity by getting people back into work as early as is possible, as well as fostering workplace cultures and environments that proactively manage individuals’ health conditions so that all can benefit from lower sickness absence outcomes.
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