October 14, 2016 06:00 by BenH
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It has been regarded as the biggest Christmas shopping season in the US since the early 2000’s, as many major retailers offer promotional sales. Retailers in the UK have celebrated the tradition ever since 2010 when Amazon introduced it here. Black Friday has been picking up pace and sales surpassed £1bn in just the one day in 2015 (Mirror)
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday was created to persuade people to shop online. It is more tailored for small e-tailers who cannot compete with big ... [More]
October 2, 2016 07:30 by BenH
1. Westfield Shopping Centre in East London is so big, it has its own postcode E20, which was previously the fictional location for BBC soap Eastenders. (Mirror)
2. There are an estimated 27 million postcodes across Britain (Postcodearea)
3. The Queens postcode is SWLA 1AA
4. UK Mail's national hub in Ryton-on-Dunsmore includes a state of the art sortation centre which has the capacity to sort up to 24,000 parcels per hour
5. UK Mail delivered its one billionth item of mail in October 2006
History of post
1852 – The first post box was built (Postalheritage)
1920 – ... [More]
September 6, 2016 07:09 by BenH
After seeing quite a few leaked images of the device doing the rounds across the net and social media, we’re making some pretty wild and wacky predictions for the new iPhone release.
After waiting nearly a year for the new tech, we only have 1 day to wait until the grand reveal on Wednesday 7th September 2016. Here are some of our predictions for the new device:
1. Appearance and design
Clear your diary because this feature will be sure to blow your mind. We think it’s safe to say that the handset will in fact be completely see through! You won’t even know it&rsqu... [More]
August 19, 2016 03:46 by BenH
Whatever type of business you're in, success or failure will pretty much revolve around the same basic elements. One of the most important of these is having a business network in place that means you can connect with clients and customers as well as other professionals and suppliers in your field. Here's five tips to successfully build and grow your own network.
Social media seems to be suggested as the answer for most things in business these days, but when it comes to networking it really is the case.
The way that simply coming up with an imaginative or inventive hashtag o... [More]
August 17, 2016 11:17 by BenH
There's no doubt that social media has revolutionised the way we do business over the past few years. Possibly the most important aspect is the way that consumers are now used to being able to access all the information they need wherever they are at whatever time suits them.
Not only that, but the two-way nature of social media means that clients and customers can give instant feedback and a business can adapt and change 'on the fly' to make the most of highly competitive trading environments. So here's four easy ways that you can use social media to aid your business and get ahead.
August 11, 2016 10:22 by BenH
It’s fair to say that Britain has produced some mighty fine sportsmen and women over the years – ones that have taken the world by storm, winning some of the biggest and best individual and team accolades that are on offer.
But which stars stand out from the crowd, and why? Here we take a look at some of the most influential people on British sport – and one thing is for certain, they’re all in great company!
An England captain and an icon of the modern game, David Beckham won nearly everything he could win during a glittering 20 year career,... [More]
August 5, 2016 11:07 by BenH
The greatest sporting event is visiting Rio this summer, and after the success of the London 2012 games, the upcoming Olympics has a lot to live up to.
Britain’s athletes will of course hold high hopes of echoing the medal haul from London four years ago, but what can they expect from Rio, the city famed for surfing, samba and carnivals.
It’s easy to forget that Rio only hosted the World Cup two years ago too – it’s certainly a great time for the party city.
From the beaches of the Copacabana to the forts and hills that surround the city, the region is preparing ... [More]
July 28, 2016 06:12 by BenH
Britain has 300 years of sovereignty over Gibraltar and it is officially classed as an Overseas Territory. This puts the territory into the same category as Bermuda and the Falkland Islands in that it falls under the jurisdiction of the UK, without actually being a part of it.
It’s under 7sq km in size and with around 30,000 people crammed into that space, it has the fifth highest population density of a country or territory in the world.
Don’t monkey around
Gibraltar is also renowned for the Rock of Gibraltar, which is inhabited by a colony of Barbary macaques. The only plac... [More]
July 18, 2016 04:11 by BenH
Owning your own business means a lot of things, providing flexibility, freedom and a wealth of opportunities, but it also needs loads of hard work and persistence at the beginning.
According to the Office of National Statistics, around 15% of the UK population is currently self-employed, equating to around 4.7 million people. And the figure is rising too.
Building your own business is very much like a giant research project – you need to do your homework and learn as much as possible to lay the foundations for success, long before you officially open the business.
But what else do you ne... [More]
July 8, 2016 09:05 by BenH
Now that summer is officially here (although you may be forgiven for not knowing given the shoddy weather), it’s time to dust off those garden chairs, drag out the swimming pools and relax with a drink in hand.
If course this very much depends on the sun coming out to play, but in the hope it does, here’s a few drinks for you to enjoy – add alcohol if you wish.
1. Jalapeno and lime spritzer
While you might not immediately associate jalapenos with a drink, adding them can give your concoction a delicious spicy kick.
Add lime and soda together and serve with... [More]