Get Some Balance in your Life with Benjamin Franklin

The decisions we make shape our life day to day and ultimately our destiny, however often it is easy to overlook or rush important decisions that can affect you further down life’s path. Often if you are faced with an important choice to make, especially when both have aspects that…

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Found in Wolverhampton: Inspiration

I was kindly invited today by Bromford Group to join their FutureFifty event in order to celebrate 50 years of this fantastic social business. One of the most inspirational and informative talks I have been to in a while was held at their head office in Wolverhampton by Grant Leboff…

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Mrs Muffin’s Teashop, Ledbury, Herefordshire

Whilst out looking at some land for our new Ethical Homes brand this weekend, we stopped at a favourite cafe in the lovely market town of Ledbury in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. If you haven’t been, Mrs Muffin’s Teashop is a lovely little cafe with fantastic courtyard patio (that unfortunately…

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63 Years of Excellence

Badminton Horse Trials, which is an annual event held within the spectacular grounds of Badminton House in Gloucestershire, is in it’s 63rd year this year, with last years’ event being postponed due to bad weather, much to the disappointment of exhibitors and visitors alike. If you have never been, I…

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Affordable Housing, Cadbury style

Cadbury Daily Milk is world famous and is enjoyed by around 350 million people each year. First created in 1905 by George Cadbury using a glass and a half of fresh dairy milk, the brand is still a firm favourite and accounts for 12% of the chocolate market by itself.…

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No Triple-Dip as UK Begins to Emerge

There was some relief this morning as official figures show the UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter of the year. Whilst this does not show amazing growth, given the austerity measures having to be employed by the government to reduce our national debt, it is a wonder…

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Help To Buy scheme Gets Property Industry Moving

Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement in the Budget of a £5.4Bn funding package to assist people wanting to buy a property for the first time, or move up the housing ladder up to a ceiling of £600,000, has seen early signs of helping to get the industry back on it’s feet,…

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Are Courses and Seminars valuable?

Leon Fear comments in an article by Zoe Dare Hall for The Telegraph on 5th April 2013: Property shows, courses and seminars – worth it? The footballer Robbie Fowler, who owns at least 80 rental properties worth an estimated £28 million, has just launched his buy-to-let academy offering free workshops for…

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Significance of Customer Service

Last week I visited a family-owned car dealership in the South West, BMW main dealer Dick Lovett, which I have been using for nearly 10 years and something struck me following the service I received, which was, and always has been absolutely excellent. During the recession, customer service levels have,…

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Virtual Reality with Platform-wide Currencies?

Amazon have announced that they are launching Amazon Coins in May 2013 to enable customers to buy apps and other digital content more easily in the Amazon Appstore. This sounds very much like Facebook Credits which were short lived and were scrapped last year after less than two years, but…

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