ILFORD MARKET: It will be a big one

Ilford – VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE and Ilford Recorder A new covered market is planned for Ilford in the next few years at the site of the car park near the High Road and the Kenneth More Theatre in the town’s centre. Now, the official planning application for the market suggests that it will be a large one, with an expected 800-person capacity, according to material seen by local paper, the Ilford Recorder. The 800-person capacity refers not to the amount of traders that will be operating in the market, but the maximum number of shoppers the market will … Continue reading ILFORD MARKET: It will be a big one

BOXING DAY SALES: Thousands of UK shoppers queue up from midnight

Newcastle – VIJAY SHAH via ED RILEY and Mail Online/Daily Mail Today sees the launch of special Boxing Day sales promotions on high streets and shopping centres across the United Kingdom, with thousands of keen bargain hunters said to be queuing up outside shops from midnight in some places, reports the newspaper Daily Mail. Ahead of an expected bumper day of GBP 4.75 billion flowing through the tills of Britain’s retailers, reports came in from Newcastle and Birmingham of massive queues in the dead of night, when most people would be sleeping off their Christmas roast dinners. In the northern … Continue reading BOXING DAY SALES: Thousands of UK shoppers queue up from midnight

CAMPAIGN MONITOR AND THE EMAIL MARKETER: 10 Email Marketing Do’s and Don’ts

VIJAY SHAH Today’s special feature is brought to you in collaboration with Campaign Monitor, a global niche agency offering email marketing services to over 250,000 businesses including big names like HuffPost, UNICEF and Zumba. They specialise in building memorable and fun email campaigns to promote company products and engage and retain customer bases. This year alone, Campaign Monitor’s customers have sent over four million emails with the help of the company’s customisable services. As email marketing becomes more nuanced and creative, marketers looking to build their organisation’s revenue know that they have to master the science behind successful campaigns. It … Continue reading CAMPAIGN MONITOR AND THE EMAIL MARKETER: 10 Email Marketing Do’s and Don’ts

WTM LONDON: Tourism event to hit Excel Centre early November

London – VIJAY SHAH London-based events company Reed Exhibitions is bringing its keynote tourism business event, the World Travel Market, to the famous Excel exhibition centre in east London on the 5th November, 2018, HEM News Agency exclusively reports. The influential and highly popular exhibition, which can attract up to 51,000 visitors from the world of tourism, aims to bolster London’s position as a world-class centre of international tourism expertise and industry, particularly as there are concerns over this and London’s and the UK’s own statuses as tourism destinations of note, post Brexit in 2019.   The event is regarded … Continue reading WTM LONDON: Tourism event to hit Excel Centre early November

TURKISH CARGO: Mexico City added as new freight hub

Ankara – VIJAY SHAH via Avrupa Gazete Cargo airline Turkish Cargo has announced it will be operating new flights to Mexico City from October this year, according to Anglo-Turkish news site Avrupa Gazete today. The firm, one of the fastest growing in Turkey, currently operates 84 destinations for the transit of cargo, and the capital of Mexico will become Turkish Cargo’s eighth Latin American hub. Currently the airline delivers to 300 destinations across five continents.   The new routes will be serviced with Boeing 777F craft, and will in fact consist of two separate legs due to the distance involved. … Continue reading TURKISH CARGO: Mexico City added as new freight hub

GCC BUSINESS: Saudi sovereign fund welcomes new special advisor

Riyadh – VIJAY SHAH via SAEED AZHAR and Reuters Saudi sovereign fund appoints ex-CEO of Dow Chemical as special adviser https://t.co/53FVrXqZgT — Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) September 2, 2018 A sovereign fund in Saudi Arabia has appointed a new special advisor formerly associated with the chemicals manufacturer Dow, and who was a chief executive officer there, the Business News desk at news agency Reuters reported this morning. The state fund, run by the royal government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, appointed Andrew Liveris, who was previously U.S. firm Dow’s chairman and CEO, today in an announcement. In English the fund trades … Continue reading GCC BUSINESS: Saudi sovereign fund welcomes new special advisor

NEWHAM PUBS: Over half of borough’s watering holes have closed

London – VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE and Newham Recorder In a trend replicated across much of the United Kingdom, large numbers of public houses, licenced establishments selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. have closed down in the east London borough of Newham, according to figures published in an article from local newspaper, the Newham Recorder. Figures made available by the Inter-Departmental Business Register, a central government database of businesses, state that between the years 2001 to 2017, fifty-two per cent of the borough’s pubs have closed down, leading to a decline in community activities and the appearance of homogenised high streets. … Continue reading NEWHAM PUBS: Over half of borough’s watering holes have closed

IJNET: Mentoring clinic for MENA media startups launched

Amman – VIJAY SHAH via IFCJ Are you a #MENA journalist with a digital media startup? Apply to @IJNetArabic’s Mentoring Center to gain the skills and resources you need to move your project forward: https://t.co/K7PUle3xOY pic.twitter.com/7AfQoSkYGr — ICFJ (@ICFJ) May 28, 2018   The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet)’s Arabic division has launched a new service from its mentoring centre designed to help journalists in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region set up or further develop their media startups, the International Center for Journalists has reported. The year-long programme, aimed at entrepreneurs developing the next generation of technologically-rich Arabic … Continue reading IJNET: Mentoring clinic for MENA media startups launched

BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS: Authors in business invited to contribute to inaugural event

London – VIJAY SHAH via journalism.co.uk Authors of books geared towards business are being invited to submit their work to the first ever Business Book Awards in the United Kingdom, journalism.co.uk reports. The awards, which take place for the first time at London’s Grange City Hotel on the 16th of March, 2018, were founded by long established mentor and publisher for hundred of UK entrepreneurs, Lucy McCarraher. She will be working with event organisers ThinkFest on the event. McCarraher is also a prolific author, with eleven books under her name, and is also the co-founder and managing editor of publishing firm Rethink … Continue reading BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS: Authors in business invited to contribute to inaugural event

HIGH STREET TV – New senior team appointed at media company

York – VIJAY SHAH via Entirely Yorkshire A Yorkshire-based retail channel company, High Street TV, has announced the creation of a new team of senior executives which it is hoped will help boost the profile and success of the company, reports the website Entirely Yorkshire. High Street TV operates five television channels dedicated to shopping in the UK, and is described as the country’s most successful and longest running multi-channel DRTV Home Shopping Channel, diffusing around 3,000 hours of viewing time across its platforms, along with advertising on another fifty channels including major outlets like Channel 4 and Five. The media … Continue reading HIGH STREET TV – New senior team appointed at media company