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Like a Kid in a Sweet Shop

I love a good trip to Poundland. If you don’t know, Poundland is kind of a discount surplus store. They sell everything from toothbrushes and deodorant to fancy dress and dog treats, all for £1. But I don’t go for the cosmetics. Every 3 or 4 months I make a quick trip to stock up my sweet supplies for my …

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A Punch In The Gut…

I hate rejection. That punch in the gut feeling when someone tells you ‘no’ they don’t want what you’re offering. I really, truly hate it. But despite that, I still put myself out there, approaching new prospects and trying to build connections every single day. Why? Because I truly believe in the value that we bring to our customers. I …

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That Was Close…

You hear about scams on the internet all the time. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like it will never happen to me? Well, this time it nearly did. Last week we sent an invoice out to a regular customer of ours. Just a standard invoice covering his customs, duty etc. We sent it from my usual …

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A Dog’s For Life… But What About A Catfish?

We’ve all seen the “A dog’s for life, not just for Christmas” ads. And quite rightly so, if you’re going to get yourself a puppy you’d better be prepared to love and care for it for the next 10-20 years. But did you know that around Christmastime there’s a similar problem with fish? Apparently, well-meaning family members have been buying …

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Oops! I’m So Sorry…

Merry Christmas! I’m only kidding… It seems our CRM has been having a little mid-life crisis this month and has sent out our Merry Christmas email 4 times now. It’s like we got the Millennium Bug but a decade too late! So if you’ve had a lot of Merry Christmases from me, I’m very sorry. I assure you the issue …

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Shutting Up Shop?

It’s my favourite time of year. Nope, not Christmas. Football season. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time then you’ll know that I’m a huge footie fan and an avid Aston Villa supporter. I’ve got a season ticket. I go to as many games as I can. So as everyone gets excited about Christmas, I’m getting excited about …

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You Can’t Sweep This Under The Rug…

One of the hot topics, if you’ll excuse the pun, is global warming. Over recent years we’ve seen more droughts, increased wildfires, animals falling into extinction and extreme weather all around the globe. Ice caps are melting, and as a result, the sea levels are rising. While the validity of most aspects of global warming fall under debate, global mean …

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Another one bites the dust…

It’s only a couple of months since Thomas Cook went bust leaving 21,000 people without a job. But it seems that they’re not the only high street name that’s going under. This last week we said goodbye to huge mother and baby brand, Mothercare, followed by their competitor Mamas and Papas just a few days later! While it’s sad to …

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Making “Newt” Friends…

Last week I made my way to Cambodia, for the Atlas & Alfa Logistics Conferences. I went with a plan to see some old friends and make some new ones… But I made one friend that I wasn’t expecting! As I boarded the small prop plane that was to take me from Bangkok to Cambodia, I got a little surprise. …

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