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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
    The social legislation and general laws need to be rewritten and but back into British Law. Maybe a 5 year project.There is going to be lots to sort. In the meantime we can still use Modified European Law and call it that.

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    The European Union is a politico-economic union of 28 member states. It has an area of 4,324,782 km², and an estimated population of over 508 million, and operates through a hybrid system of supranational ... Wikipedia
    Area: 4.325 million km²
    Founded: November 1, 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Headquarters: City of Brussels, Belgium
    Unemployment rate: 9.6% (Apr 2015) Eurostat
    Government debt: 87.4% of GDP (2013) Eurostat
    Largest city: London
    Founders: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Germany


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  • James Ward known as Mark James T/A as Car Care Automotive Great Yarmouth Guilty of Handling Stolen Car Parts

    James Ward known as Mark James was found guilty last week for handling stolen car parts from his business called Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd Great Yarmouth.. Phone number 01493 717767
    A Subaru Impreza was stolen from High Wycombe, an area where Ward lived at the time of the theft. The car was broken up for parts by Ward. He has also set up a new business that deals with Subaru’s. The business is in Great Yarmouth, Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd. Phone number 01493 717767.
    Thames Valley Police raided Car Care Automotive on the 24/2/15 and found a few parts left from the stolen Subaru. Ward was bailed until April. On the 20/4/15 Thames Valley Police charged Ward with handling and selling stolen goods. Ward has even put parts from the stolen car onto other cars.
    On the 6/5/15 Ward pleaded guilty to breaking the Subaru, knowing it was stolen and selling it for parts.
    Anyone with a Subaru are advised to be careful dealing with the business known as Car Care Automotive at Great Yarmouth. The Court Order was made against James Mark Ward at High Wycombe Court. The Case number is 431500197216/1 6th May 2015. This article is printed in good faith from verified data and is in the interest of public awareness.The business Care Care Automotive at Yarmouth
    should not be confused with any other business with a similar name.


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  • Business Matters: Getting to know you: Helen McCabe

    What do you currently do?

    I’m a director at Harrier UK. We offer SMEs a wide range of health and safety support, from strategic to operational. We help businesses develop safe practices, stay compliant with the latest regulations and keep their employees safe.

    We also specialise in event safety, this month it has meant being responsible for Bruce Springsteen, Kasabian and Rhianna concerts, however, you’ll often find us in charge of big sporting events too. For example, we recently won an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council for our work at the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Our work at events means we work with organisers to ensure that the events which so many people love to attend are safe; we also work with emergency services and local authorities to make sure all eventualities are covered.

    What was the inspiration behind your business?                     

    We are passionate about a common sense approach to health and safety. There are so many bad examples of organisations applying health and safety procedures in a completely unrealistic, often ridiculous, manner and using health and safety as an excuse to the wider world not to do something. For us, health and safety is about keeping people safe, not introducing unnecessary restrictions and costs. This is the passion behind our business and it applies whether we are responsible for the health and safety of tens of thousands or just a handful of people.

    If health and safety is undertaken properly, you don’t really notice the amount of H&S work that goes on behind the scenes, and the vision of what you want to do and how you want your business to operate is not significantly affected. We are practical and pragmatic in our approach, which fits perfectly into the way that most SMEs operate. We also enjoy surprising people – when businesses find out that we’re not the run-of-the-mill health and safety advisors and really warm to our approach, it’s pretty rewarding!

    Who do you admire?

    Business people who make their employees feel valued and genuinely care for their customers.  I used to work for Marriott Hotels and despite being a large global brand, employees were made to feel the customer was the most important element and that we had the ability to go the extra mile to make their stay or event special.  Employees were also given credit for a range of achievements from financial results to customer service and charity work.

    I also really admire the team at Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough, who Harrier has worked with for several years. They work with families who have sick children in the East Midlands, supporting the child and the extended family. I have a lot of time for all business leaders who encourage their employees to give their backing to any charity in a meaningful and fun way.

    Looking back, is there anything that you would have done differently?

    I would definitely have aimed higher. In the beginning we talked ourselves out of applying for some of the bigger tenders as we were a small business, assuming we couldn’t compete.  Having now worked on some fantastic projects, from the Papal visit to Westminster Abbey to the Olympics, and with many more in the pipeline, we have shown we can deliver excellent service and value for money and I wish we’d had the confidence to do so earlier.

    What defines your way of business? 

    It sounds a bit cheesy but we always say: “It is not what we do, it is why we do it.” To lead health and safety within a company, we focus employees and managers on the moral reasons for keeping people safe (the why), while of course checking this against their financial and legal obligations (the what).

    There is less resistance to change when we can show people that the reason we are passionate about implementing good health and safety practices is to keep them safe and not just tick a box.  Telling people to wear a hard hat in a field with nothing above them can make health and safety seem a bit of a joke – but keep it logical and justifiable and you will get people to agree with you.  I tend to say “you should” rather than “you have to” and back it up with the reality of what not doing something will mean.

    What advice would you give to someone who is starting out?

    Take the time to ensure you have the best people you can to work in your business. This should not be based on cost but more on working with people who share your passion for what they do and care about making your business succeed, rather than just putting in the invoice.

    I would also say: know when to bring people in to assist with your business. It is difficult to know where to spend your money when you are starting up, focus on what will bring you the results that you want. A well-placed article written by someone else could get you more publicity and allow you to teach people about your business and a decent website is your opportunity to showcase your business and its brand, an ineffective window to your firm will mean your bottom line will lose out in the long term. If you need specialist help, commission it.

    Lastly, plan as if you were already super successful. In relation to health and safety, many people struggle to put into place the necessary policies and procedures when they are experiencing a growth spurt; put them in place early and they become part of the building blocks for your business and it will make it easier to grow.

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  • Business Matters: Getting to know you: James Harrison

    What do you currently do?

    I am the CEO of the payment platform, BillHub. We’re the only payments platform for house sharers to send, spend and manage their money between housemates – like PayPal, for shared finances.

    What was the inspiration behind your business? 

    I was living in a nine-bed house share at university with eight other boys and one girl. She was tasked with handling all the utility payments each month and it proved an absolute nightmare and led to a few heated discussions, shall we say! I was convinced there had to be a simpler way to conduct this process and that’s when I first had the idea for BillHub. It’s very refreshing to be able to take an everyday problem, that I experienced first-hand, and do something positive about it and receive validation that it is very much a required service.  

    Who do you admire? 

    To be honest with you, I admire anyone who has an idea and makes sacrifices to make it become a reality. Either quitting a career to follow a dream full-time or self-financing to get a company off the ground – both are hugely admirable as they require substantial risk. There will always be a lot of people advising differently and will love to be there to say ‘I told you so’ but the minority who overcome this, along with potential adversity certainly have my respect.  

    Looking back is there anything you would have done differently?

    Straight after university, I started working in commodities in the city, while keeping BillHub bubbling away on the side. I eventually became disillusioned with my career and quit the city to pursue BillHub full-time, much to the surprise of those closest to me. I wish I’d had the faith to follow the courage of my convictions a bit earlier but entrepreneurialism as a career choice is not encouraged at university and it wasn’t apparent to me at that time that this was the direction which would both suit my skillset but also the path that I would enjoy the most.

    What defines your way of doing business?

    I would say the transparency with which we do business and the transparency we offer our users is a crucial area for us. We recognise that the public are fed up with being kept in the dark, especially when it comes to their finances, so we aim to make this process smoother, easier and more secure. We appreciate that students and young professionals don’t have it particularly easy, so we are determined to be a company that they can rely on and ultimately be their champion.

    What advice would you give to someone just starting out? 

    If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, then you have to learn to trust your gut. A talented team around you is crucial and of course you will seek their advice but ultimately you have got to back your decision making abilities – that’s how you will mark yourself out from the crowd. You won’t get everything right, nobody ever does, but the worst decision you can make is no decision as that indecisiveness be the thing that proves costly.

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