SimplyBiz has appointed marketing director Matt Timmins and operations director Neil Stevens as joint managing directors of the group. The appointments, which take immediate effect, follow the death of Ian Thorneycroft, who held the role since SimplyBiz launched in 2002.
”I didn’t know where to look. I was worried it might bring it on early.”Pregnant Santander senior media relations manager Lara Lipsey frets that the butlers in the buff serving drinks at the Sex and the City 2 reception might have an unwelcome effect on her. “Hello press ups. Oops, I mean press office.”A DWP […]
Octopus Investments has launched a European Absolute Return fund, managed by Thierry Serero, an ex-New Star and Fidelity manager.
Allowing early access could give pensions back their appeal.
A Gateshead mortgage broker has been jailed for three years and nine months for his part in a £2.2m fraud and for witness intimidation. Martin Watson, 54, from Ponteland, admitted charges of conspiracy to obtain money transfers by deception, witness intimidation and perverting the course of justice before Newcastle Crown Court on May 27. Accountant […]
Manager Adrian Gosden explains how a strong balance sheet means companies can survive volatility – even in the aftermath of a debacle like VW’s. To watch the video click here
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