Panama Papers – What Does It Mean

Panama Papers – What Does It Mean

Panama Papers is the leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca which lifted the lid on how the rich and powerful have been using tax havens to hide their wealth. The files show how Mossack Fonseca clients were able to launder money, dodge sanctions and avoid tax. More than 60 relatives and associates of heads of state and other politicians have been implicated, including our very own Prime Minister, David Cameron….

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The Rise of the Organic & Natural Skincare Industry – Special Report

The Rise of the Organic & Natural Skincare Industry – Special Report

The organics natural cosmetics and skincare segment is one of the fastest growing parts of the global beauty market. It is not a new industry, with the likes of The Body Shop and Aveda boasting more than 25 years in the industry, but according to consultancy company Kline, the natural personal care market has seen double-digit growth every year for the past six years. Today, it is estimated to be worth $33 billion, accounting for…

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Shakti Women Pledge to Amirah Foundation

Shakti Women Pledge to Amirah Foundation

10 Shakti Women headed by Founder, Siobhan Harper-Nunes are raising funds (goal of £10,000) for the Amirah Foundation by each walking 100 miles throughout October to raise awareness and funds. The Amirah Foundation helps women flee abusive relationships; gets them a home with accredited landlords; works with agencies; legal aid, housing and welfare advice to help them resettle; offers trauma counselling and psychotherapy; supports them to rebuild their confidence to create a life, and offers…

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Benefits of a Strategic Marketing Plan

Benefits of a Strategic Marketing Plan

There is no excuse to be operating without a Marketing Strategy; in fact it is necessary for survival in increasingly competitive markets, with thousands of new entrants each month! The good news is that compared to a decade ago, we have increasing numbers of tools available to us to communicate to our market/s. It is no longer necessary to have a Marketing budget costing tens of thousands, instead the internet now means that connecting with…

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The Creative Economy

The Creative Economy

According to official statistics published by the Dept. for Culture, Media & Sport, the UK Creative Industries in 2014 was worth £71.4 billion, equivalent to £8 million per hour and 5% of the total UK Economy and nearly 6%. The value of services exported by the Creative Industries was £15.5 billion in 2011, 8% of total UK Service Exports. In this Special Report, you learn more about the Creative Economy and what it has to…

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Marverine Cole’s Ready for TV

Marverine Cole’s Ready for TV

Are you interested in being a Presenter? Marverine Cole, Journalist and TV Presenter of 25 years, joins me in the studio to explain how you can get Ready for TV. Currently a Presenter for QVC, the UK’s Leading Shopping Channel and former Journalist and Presenter for Sky TV and the BBC amongst others, Marverine shares some insights and explains how with a recognition for the talent in Birmingham, she is going to show budding Presenters,…

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Budget 2015 – How will it affect you?

Budget 2015 – How will it affect you?

So what could we expect from the first Budget of the newly elected Conservative Government? We found out this week! According to the, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 13 million families will lose £260 a year on average because of the Budget’s tax and benefits changes, but the Chancellor argues that most workers will be better off! Listen to the highlights that could affect you and click here for a calculation based on your personal…

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Grexit! Why we Should Care!

Grexit! Why we Should Care!

Could we be in store for Grexit?  If so what are the implications?  In this week’s special report I’m looking at what’s really happening in Greece, on what the implications of a Grexit really could be if they are forced to leave the Eurozone. Take a listen to get a summary of the implications. Should Greece stick to their guns or back down to the IMF and others such as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel?

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Bilderberg Group

Bilderberg Group

The influential Bilderberg Policy Conference takes place this weekend, and you might expect that the majority of attendees would be world leaders as well as Kings and Queens.  However this influential list, historically shrouded in secrecy, is now available for the public to see and some interesting names appear, including a only three serving European prime minister’s, and very few members of the world’s will family but instead is occupied with the likes of Ed…

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2015 West Midlands Women of the Year Awards

2015 West Midlands Women of the Year Awards

And the Nominees for the 2015 West Midlands Women of the Year are… Aimed at recognising and celebrating women of the 2015 West Midlands Woman of the Year Award a glamorous afternoon ceremony will take place on Thursday 2nd July at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. It is being hosted by award winning presenter Marverine Cole. The event founder is Justice Williams MBE. Learn more about the Nominees. Congratulations to all the women nominated and good…

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