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Sep 23

Low Key Tax Disc Communication Could Harm Used Car Trade, Warns Auto Trader -

Tuesday 23 September, 2014 With just a week to go until new rules governing vehicle excise duty (road tax) begin, Auto Trader has added its voice to concerns over poor communication by DVLA. From 1 October 2014, neither dealers nor private owners will be allowed to sell the unexpired portion of road tax with a used vehicle. The seller will receive a refund from DVLA and the responsibility to tax anew will fall squarely with the new owner, in a process that will take place either online, over the phone or in the nearest Post Office. However, according to recent surveys up to half of the population are still in the dark about the changes. And Auto Trader has today warned DVLA about the detrimental effect that lack of proper engagement will have on those who buy and sell cars. “This is a very significant change to the way road tax will be administered by DVLA and the message from our 12,000 retail customers is that the communication has been, at best, low key,” said Sharon Randall, A

What Do the Community Mental Health Survey Results Really Mean? By the Picker Institute Europe -

Tuesday 23 September, 2014 Last week the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published findings from a major new survey: The Community Mental Health Survey. Developed and co-ordinated by the Picker Institute, it overwhelmingly showed that too many people have poor experiences of community mental health services. The Community Mental Health Survey , completed by more than 13,500 service users, found that less than a half (48%) of users felt they had seen someone from mental health services often enough and only two in five (43%) said that mental health workers ‘always’ understood what was important to them in their lives. Commenting on the results, Dr Andrew McCulloch, the Picker Institute’s Chief Executive, said: “People using mental health services want to be treated as individuals and supported to be involved in their care. But this survey, developed with input from service users, shows some serious shortcomings in the mental health services that people are experiencing. Large proportio

Over 7 Million Brits Kept Awake by Money Worries -

Tuesday 23 September, 2014 Nearly one in seven British adults (7.4 million) experience difficulties sleeping because of worrying about money which is having a detrimental impact on their day-to-day lives, including lack of concentration, ability to focus at work and on their relationships with family and friends, according to new findings released today by StepChange Debt Charity. The survey commissioned by the charity shows how the fragility of household finances is causing people sleepless nights, with a lack of savings, the struggle to keep up with essential household bills and debt problems the chief financial barriers to getting a good night’s sleep. People with money worries are losing an average of 11 nights’ sleep a year. The release of the findings marks the launch of the charity’s Need to Sleep campaign which aims to encourage people to recognise the impact long-term sleeplessness has on their well-being and address the root cause by seeking help with their money problems. W

Paragon Acquisitions: Do You Think Like a Salesman? -

Tuesday 23 September, 2014 There’s a lot more to sales than people think, claims  Paragon Acquisitions . The firm has finally exposed their key secrets to being a successful  sales rep . Working in the sales-field is often hard to keep up with says Paragon Acquisitions. The direct marketing firm says that the field is fast-paced, spontaneous, and lively. A conversation can take any number of twists and turns, making it unpredictable. Paragon Acquisitions says that these aspects can make a person either love or hate the field depending on what sort of person they are. Paragon Acquisitions has outlined the key fundamentals to remember when working in sales and what sort of personality traits are required in order to be successful. Think, fast. On a sales call, pretty much anything can happen. Prospects could ask any question and often one that wasn’t anticipated, and that could result in the sales-rep losing control of the conversation if they are unprepared. Know the product, the

Sep 19

Outsource Sydney Outlines important sales strategies -

Friday 19 September, 2014 Outsourced sales and direct marketing firm

Sep 18

The UK’s first urban mushroom farm launches this week- recycling coffee grounds into edible mushrooms. -

Thursday 18 September, 2014 The UK’s first urban mushroom farm launches this week growing gourmet mushrooms from recycled coffee grounds - showcasing a new model for the future of sustainable food grown in cities. The team at GroCycle is proud to announce the official opening of the UK’s first Urban Mushroom Farm, where a huge waste stream, coffee grounds, are used to grow protein-rich Oyster mushrooms. GroCycle Urban Mushroom Farm in Exeter is a showcase for how food can be grown sustainably. Based in disused office space, the farm takes coffee grounds from local cafés and uses them as a growing medium to produce healthy and delicious Oyster mushrooms. Coffee waste is a huge problem in the UK. Approximately 80 million cups of coffee are drunk every day in the UK, yet less than 1 per cent of the bean actually ends up in the cup. The vast majority of the remaining grounds are buried using already scarce landfill capacity and decomposing to produce methane, which is some 25 times m

Regional Conference: Hector Montalvo in the Spotlight Again -

Thursday 18 September, 2014 The Managing Director of sales and marketing agency

Atelier to Launch Bespoke Central London Showroom -

Thursday 18 September, 2014 Atelier Eyewear Limited, the world leader in bespoke eyewear online

Sep 17

Live Innovations’ MD Speaks At Regional Sales Conference -

Wednesday 17 September, 2014 On Sunday 14 September 2014,

Luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung orders largest ever fleet of Rolls-Royce phantoms for Louis xiii hotel in Macau -

Wednesday 17 September, 2014 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars / Louis XIII Holdings - Joint Media Announcement Luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung has purchased the largest Rolls-Royce Phantom fleet in the world, placing an order for 30 Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms for his Louis XIII hotel in Macau. This transaction represents the world’s single largest order of Rolls-Royces ever. Two of the fleet will be the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever commissioned. The deal was formalised on 16 th September 2014 at a signing ceremony at the Home of Rolls‑Royce at Goodwood in West Sussex, England. The signing ceremony was attended by Rolls-Royce CEO, Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, Louis XIII Chairman, Stephen Hung, the Board of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Louis XIII executives and a representative from Graff Diamonds. “Macau is rapidly evolving into the luxury capital of the world and we are honoured to have the opportunity to add to Macau’s many distinctions, the world’s largest fleet of Roll