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Bringing Broadband Up To Speed

Bringing Broadband Up To Speed

For a man preoccupied with the latest developments in 21st century technology systems, Dan Jones’ ancestral history marks quite a contrast to today’s ever-changing IT world. The engaging telecommunications specialist is a direct descendant of the Burmans, Warwickshire’s oldest farming family dating back to the Domesday Book. Burmans lost their lives at Waterloo and El Alamein while their...

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Kev’s Rock-Solid Rules for Corporate Success

Kev’s Rock-Solid Rules for Corporate Success

Football fanatic Kevin Sankar has a simple analogy for the art of management. “It is just like being the coach of a football team. You have to keep the dressing room onside. "It's about understanding individuals, knowing how to support them, guide them, develop them to maximise their contribution and also their potential." On that basis, Kevin is clearly a man focused on his people. He is the...

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Pay as You Go PR Pays Off for Ruby

Pay as You Go PR Pays Off for Ruby

Ruby Edwards in full conversational flow is quite an experience for the listener – with the occasional expletive thrown in for good measure. “I'm an unusual PR as I do not do bullxxxx. I do not do fluff. Usually, though, journalists and editors appreciate a candid approach. “I always do what I say I am going to do, I have never missed a deadline, I have always been a straight talker… feel...

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The Life and Times of a Property Geek

The Life and Times of a Property Geek

From his early teenage years, Edward Siddall-Jones was, in his own memorable words more than 20 years later, a “property geek.” “I used to read the Sunday Times Rich List as a kid. I wrote to the Richardsons when I was 14 introducing a site to them. I have still got the letter. I have always been a property geek.” While most schoolboys may still – even in a digital era where lives are often...

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The Wellington puts a tasty boot into lockdown blues…

The Wellington puts a tasty boot into lockdown blues…

In ‘normal’ times, The Wellington Inn in the Malvern Hills is the kind of quintessentially British ‘ale and hearty pub you want to head to after a blowy countryside walk. Rustic beams, chunky open fires, unpretentious cosy style and a dog or two lolling by the fire. Hunkered down on the western face of the Malverns, just below ‘Herefordshire Beacon’, its beer garden overlooks the rolling...

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