UK’s First C2c Courier Launches In London

UK’s First C2c Courier Launches In London

Peyk has launched London’s first consumer to consumer (C2C) courier service, to change the way Londoners send each other things. Across Asia and The Middle East when you want to send something to a friend or a member of your family, you don’t use the post, you use a C2C courier, a service that Peyk has now brought to London. Let’s say you’ve gone to visit a friend and left your keys at her house, without…

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Body Shop owner Natura to buy Avon for £1.6bn

Body Shop owner Natura to buy Avon for £1.6bn

Brazilian cosmetics group Natura has announced that it is buying UK-based direct-selling cosmetics business Avon. Natura, which already owns The Body Shop and Aesop, is Brazil’s top business in cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries. Its all-stock offer of about $2bn (£1.6bn) means Natura shareholders will hold 76% of the combined company, which will have annual revenue of over $10bn. The deal will create the world’s fourth-largest cosmetics company. The new combined company will boast 3,200 stores…

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Planning for business growth? 3 Reasons to get cyber savvy

Planning for business growth? 3 Reasons to get cyber savvy

Cyber-attacks are surging and small and medium sized enterprises are easy prey for hackers. Joe Collinwood, CEO at CySure outlines why being cyber aware is a business necessity for all organisations. Small businesses in the UK are the target of an estimated 65,000 attempted cyber-attacks every day, according to new figures(i) from specialist global insurer Hiscox. According to the insurer, cyber security incidents cost the average small business £25,700 in direct costs such as ransoms…

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National Express Uses Teleopti WFM to Keep Passengers on the Move

National Express Uses Teleopti WFM to Keep Passengers on the Move

Teleopti announced today that National Express, the largest operator of coach services in the UK, is using its workforce management (WFM) solution to create schedules for over 160 frontline employees, working complex shift patterns in its customer service centre. The National Express contact centre supports ticket sales and assistance to customers of its bus and coach services every day of the year. The customer service teams also manage online queries. The customer service centre handles…

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Home Sw15 In Putney Wins “Best Local Restaurant London” Award from Good Food Guide 2019

Home Sw15 In Putney Wins “Best Local Restaurant London” Award from Good Food Guide 2019

Home SW15 has been awarded one of the Good Food Guide’s prestigious awards in the 2019 edition – just a year after the South West London restaurant launched. The accolade of ‘Best Local Restaurant London’ is particularly noteworthy for Home SW15’s owners, Craig Gordon and Head Chef Freddie Fallon, since London’s vibrant restaurant marketplace is especially competitive. Craig and Freddie attribute this early success to their focus on hospitality, friendliness and great food and drink. …

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Telford security industry training director jailed for eight months

Telford security industry training director jailed for eight months

On Friday 29 March Mr Shamin Uddin former director of SAS Training Academy  of Telford, Shropshire, was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court to eight months’ imprisonment for falsifying  examination papers for individuals seeking to get a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. He is also required to pay £2,000 court costs payable within 12 months. The sentence brings to an end a four-year process initiated by the SIA that investigated malpractice at SAS Training’s operations in…

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Debenhams secures £200m lifeline with lenders

Debenhams secures £200m lifeline with lenders

Struggling department store chain Debenhams has agreed a £200m refinancing lifeline with lenders. The deal offered “reassurance” for employees, pension holders, suppliers and lenders, it said. The retailer said it would continue with plans to cut the number of its stores and negotiate rent reductions. The financial deal leaves the door open for Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct, which has been has been vying to seize control of Debenhams, to make a bid. “We are pleased…

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Grindr ‘up for sale on security grounds’

Grindr ‘up for sale on security grounds’

The move comes after US authorities expressed concern that the firm’s ownership of the US-based firm is a national security risk, sources told Reuters news agency. Kunlun Group bought a 61.5% stake in 2016 from the company’s US founders, taking full control in January 2018. It had been planning a stock market listing for the app. However, it has apparently changed its mind following the intervention of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United…

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Aggressive Hiring Detrimental to Business Success

Aggressive Hiring Detrimental to Business Success

Expanding companies can mitigate against ‘breakage’ due to poor hiring decisions through streamlined recruitment strategies. That is the advice of internal talent acquisition specialist, Consult Inhouse, which warns how investors that are aggressively scaling companies often expose themselves to the risk of a weakened workforce through the use of multiple staffing agencies. The advice comes as figures from the European Commission reveal that less than half of UK enterprises survive their first five years, with…

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UK’s First Living Wage City Where Everyone Earns Above Minimum Wage

UK’s First Living Wage City Where Everyone Earns Above Minimum Wage

Dundee has been awarded recognition for a plan to become a “Living Wage City” as part of a wider pledge to tackle low pay poverty. Dundee’s plan is to pay all workers the voluntary living wage – which is significantly higher than the Government’s pre-set hourly rate. Various employers in the city have launched an a campaign setting out how they will work together on “Making Dundee a Living Wage City” in partnership with Living…

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