Topshop deal lifts ASOS share price: should I buy?

first_imgTopshop deal lifts ASOS share price: should I buy? FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Roland Head | Monday, 1st February, 2021 | More on: ASC Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The ASOS (LSE: ASC) share price is up 6% as I write. This gain has been triggered by the news that the online fashion retailer has agreed to pay £265m to acquire the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands from Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group.I’ve avoided ASOS shares in the past, but this development makes me wonder whether I’ve underestimated ASOS’s long-term growth potential. To find out more, I’ve been taking a fresh look at ASOS stock as a potential buy for my portfolio.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Online is in chargeToday’s ASOS deal follows last week’s acquisition of the Debenhams brand by online rival Boohoo.I think we’re seeing the final confirmation of something that’s been obvious for a while — fashion retailers may still profit from having shops, but future success will depend on a strong online presence.Topshop and other brands in the Arcadia stable have big store networks but are generally seen as having lagged behind online. ASOS is only acquiring these brands from Arcadia, not their stores. But interestingly, ASOS still expects to generate 40% of sales from the new brands through retail partners. One example given is US department store chain Nordstrom.My reading of this is that ASOS management still sees growth potential in stores, but doesn’t want the cost and complexity of managing them. That makes sense to me — I think management should stay focused on the group’s core area of online retail.ASOS share price reflects recent growthASOS stock has risen by 50% over the last year, as sales have surged during lockdown. But one downside of this for me as a potential investor is that the shares may now be quite fully priced.To find out more I’ve revisited the group’s January trading update. This shows that sales rose by 23% during the final four months of last year. Growth was particularly strong in the UK, where sales rose by 36%. However, international sales only increased by 16% — that seems relatively modest to me.For contrast, Boohoo reported UK sales growth of 40% and international growth of 40%. Why did Boohoo do so much better overseas than ASOS? I don’t know, but I think it will be interesting to see if ASOS’s plans to partner with overseas retailers will produce better results than Boohoo’s online-only approach.My decisionAs I write, the ASOS share price stands at about 4,750p. That prices the stock on around 35 times 2020/21 forecast earnings. This is similar to many other fast-growing internet businesses. I think it could be a good level for me to buy the shares for long-term growth.However, I’m finding it hard to estimate what the likely contribution from the Arcadia brands will be to ASOS sales. The reason for this is that revenue from the four brands being acquired fell from £1bn in 2019 to just £265m last year, due to Covid-19 store closures.How much of a following will Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT have after the pandemic? I don’t know. My view is that ASOS will probably make a success of this deal. But I think there’s a chance growth will slow when shopping returns to normal after the pandemic. On balance, I don’t feel confident enough to buy ASOS shares at current levels. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

New House in Ranzo / Wespi de Meuron

first_img “COPY” 2012 Photographs Switzerland New House in Ranzo / Wespi de Meuron ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/423181/new-house-in-ranzo-wespi-de-meuron Clipboard Architects: Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/423181/new-house-in-ranzo-wespi-de-meuron Clipboard Save this picture!© Hannes Henz+ 23 Share Year:  Houses Area:  127 m² Area:  127 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeWespi de Meuron Romeo architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSant’AbbondioHousesSwitzerlandPublished on September 03, 2013Cite: “New House in Ranzo / Wespi de Meuron” 03 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?沿坡而建,远眺大海:Ranzo 住宅 / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2012 Projects Year:  CopyHouses•Sant’Abbondio, Switzerland New House in Ranzo / Wespi de MeuronSave this projectSaveNew House in Ranzo / Wespi de Meuron photographs:  Hannes HenzPhotographs:  Hannes HenzSave this picture!© Hannes HenzRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The project works with references to the historical architectural culture of the place and interprets them anew. Save this picture!© Hannes HenzThe traditional natural grey plaster of the façade associated with the simple cube of the modern house detracts themselve from a precise temporal assignment.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzThis house is closely linked to the historical paths from the lake to the village. The terrace with a mountainside courtyard wall, a long bench and natural stone paving has Mediterranean character. The pergola place on the old barn is directly connected with a steep staircase to the house and forms a counterpoint to the new building.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Itami / Tato ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMUSE / Renzo Piano Building WorkshopSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Construction Begins on 3XN’s “Grove Towers” in Mumbai

first_imgArchDaily Mixed Use Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/504986/construction-begins-on-3xn-s-mumbai-grove-towers Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!Street View. Image © 3XNKim Herforth Nielsen, Principal and Creative Director for 3XN, stated: “With this design for Grove Towers, we wanted to create something special for Mumbaikars and Ornate Spaces. Each time I visit, I am overwhelmed at how much I see the strength of community in all aspects of Indian life. I want this to be a vertical community that brings people together, and becomes a setting for growth and life.”The Grove Towers will take approximately three years to construct.Save this picture!© 3XNRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsArchitects3XNLocationMumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaManaging DirectorVijay MachindarChief Operating OfficerAbhimanyu LondhePrincipal and Creative DirectorKim NielsenExecutive ArchitectSandeep Shikre & AssociatesClientOrnate Spaces Pvt. Ltd.CoordinatorRajeev Kasat and AssociatesEngineeringBuro Happold Engineers (Mumbai)Number of Units273 ApartmentsHeight38 stories, 136 metersArea77000.0 sqmProject Year2017Photographs3XNLocationMumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaProject Year2017PhotographsCourtesy of 3XNArea77000.0 m2Project gallerySee allShow less”Every Building is a Social Critique” – Polshek Describes His Oeuvre in Latest BookMiscImpressive Line-Up Scheduled for UIA’s World Congress 2014Architecture News Share Projects Construction Begins on 3XN’s “Grove Towers” in Mumbai ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/504986/construction-begins-on-3xn-s-mumbai-grove-towers Clipboard CopyConstruction has begun on 3XN’s first project in India. Aesthetically inspired by local foliage, the 136-meter “Grove Towers” are designed to interweave at their base, much like the roots of the native mangrove trees. These lower, “interwoven” floors will house retail establishments, while the upper floors will be given over to residential units. This project is also distinguished for the involvement of GXN, 3XN’s innovation unit, which took part in the design of the towers’ façade. This façade, which incorporates more than 2500 square meters of vertical garden space, will help reduce local CO2 levels, inhibit direct sunlight in the apartments, and facilitate natural ventilation. It is hoped that the building will achieve LEED Gold certification. “COPY” Construction Begins on 3XN’s “Grove Towers” in MumbaiSave this projectSaveConstruction Begins on 3XN’s “Grove Towers” in MumbaiSave this picture!Street View. Image © 3XNWritten by Connor Walker Share India CopyAbout this office3XNOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSkyscrapersMumbaiArchitecture NewsHousingSkyscrapersResidentialMixed UseIndiaPublished on May 09, 2014Cite: Connor Walker. “Construction Begins on 3XN’s “Grove Towers” in Mumbai” 09 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Concrete Square Tube House / EASTERN Design Office

first_img City:KyotoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess Specs Houses Landscape: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928855/concrete-square-tube-house-eastern-design-office Clipboard 2019 Ryoma Murata Buiding Studio Concrete Square Tube House / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this projectSaveConcrete Square Tube House / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. This house is located in a residential area in Kyoto City, Japan. It is not a historical district, rather modern houses, old wooden houses and middle size apartment houses are lined up side by side. 500 meter mountain range opens to the north and west side and cityscape faces to the south and east side. Therefor it has a nice view from the 3rd floor. This architecture is designed with concrete square tubes piled up in two lines up to four steps. The section of many square tube is the start of this design.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformAs a method these tubes can technically be piled up limitless both horizontally and vertically. In this case the building is a single-family house, so they are piled up in 4 steps and in 2 lines to match the appropriate housing size. We perused a simple design method. The size of the square tubes is suitable to provide inner spatial comfort. When looking at the tubes from the front, it seems they are stacked without overlapping. (if you see it in detail, it has actually 15mm overlap.)Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraSeveral tubes are shifted to up and down.  The square tubes serve as cantilevers. On the 2nd floor cantilever is 5.5meters, and on the 3rd floor it is 3.6 meters. The shape of the square tube is the structural element by itself.  This structure allows large opening at the edge. The form of a tube is structurally strong.Save this picture!PlansOn the 3rd floor, two openings in the ceiling (top light) each of 2 square meter are constructed under the pool on the 4th floor. The center of the top light is aligned to the center of the square tube.  The light that comes in from these two top lights changes its color and is moving around the room each time of the day, and season by season. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe light that comes in from these openings is flickering due to the movement of the water and it brings a wavering light into the room. We can see people swimming on the 4th floor from the living room. The fake window on the 4th floor frames the city landscape like scenery in a picture, making it a symbolic view.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessWuliEpoch Culture Center / Atelier Alter ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHotel Far & Near XinYuqingli St. / kooo architectsSelected Projects Share Area:  134 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Fukasaka Co.Ltd Japan Photographs:  Koichi Torimura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Euromobil, Metos, Riviera, Merkmal, Sankyo Tateyama ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928855/concrete-square-tube-house-eastern-design-office Clipboard “COPY” Concrete Square Tube House / EASTERN Design Office EASTERN Design Office Anna Nakamura, Taiyo Jinno Architects: EASTERN Design Office Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeEASTERN Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKyotoOn FacebookJapanPublished on November 22, 2019Cite: “Concrete Square Tube House / EASTERN Design Office” 21 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Structural Engineering: CopyHouses•Kyoto, Japan Year:  “COPY” Constructor: last_img read more

NSPCC uses direct mail to fund Web service

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NSPCC uses direct mail to fund Web service Howard Lake | 28 May 2002 | News Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The NSPCC is for the first time launching a direct mail campaign to raise funds specifically for a Web site.The NSPCC’s campaign will raise funds for there4me.com, its online forum and advice service for young people aged from 12 to 16. The campaign, which involves over 90,000 packs being mailed to existing supporters, is being handled by WWAV Rapp Collins.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Alcan $1 million Prize for Sustainability 2007 opens for entries

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 February 2007 | News To ensure the objectivity of the Alcan Prize, Alcan has partnered with the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), which manages the application and selection process on its behalf. Alcan the company does not have a voice on the assessment or adjudication panel established by IBLF.Last year’s Alcan Prize winner was the Barefoot College of India, an organisation devoted to improving the lives of India’s poorest people by emphasising practical knowledge and skills over paper qualifications through a learning-by-doing process of education.The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight 31 March 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alcan $1 million Prize for Sustainability 2007 opens for entries Alcan and the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) are are now seeking entries to the US$1 million Alcan Prize for Sustainability 2007.The Alcan Prize is open to all not-for-profit, non-governmental, and civil society organisations based anywhere in the world that are “working to progress and advance the goals of economic, environmental, and social sustainability”. The Alcan Prize was created “to recognise the not-for-profit sector for its contributions to global sustainability both in the community and more widely by influencing policy.”In addition to the $1 million prize, Alcan grants worth $15,000 will be awarded to nine NGOs to invest in certifiable capacity training such as the one-year, part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Cross Sector Partnership accredited by the University of Cambridge. Advertisement  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Red noses banned at Comic Relief event due to fire safety

first_imgBBC News reports that red noses have been banned from the set of the BBC’s celebrity Fame Academy TV show because the foam noses could pose a fire risk to the venue.It is not just red noses that are banned at the the Grade II-listed County Hall in central London but also papers, bottles and bags.A spokeswoman told BBC News: “We have to comply with health and safety rules – it’s not a conventional TV studio.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 March 2007 | News  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Red noses banned at Comic Relief event due to fire safetylast_img read more

EDF Energy Trust passes £3m in awards to clear individuals’ debts

first_imgClaire Watt, Trust Relationship Manager, said: “We are delighted that we’ve reached this significant milestone and that the Trust has been able to make a real difference for so many people since the Trust was launched. But we know there are many more people out there struggling to pay their utility bills especially as the winter period arrives.” Howard Lake | 8 May 2007 | News Since it was established at the end of 2003, the EDF Energy Trust has awarded more than £3 million to clear debts, giving grants to people struggling to pay their energy bills.The charitable trust, supported by EDF Energy, has made 6,146 awards so far. It is available for customers of EDF Energy, including the brands formerly known as SWEB Energy, Seeboard Energy and London Energy.People can apply to the Trust for help to clear debts of gas and electricity, and in exceptional cases, the Trust can also provide funds for other essential household items and bills. Advertisement EDF Energy Trust passes £3m in awards to clear individuals’ debts  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Webmart Charitable Trust invites applications for funding

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 28 November 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Webmart Charitable Trust invites applications for funding  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Webmart Charitable Trust has funds ready to donate to deserving causes in the UK and abroad.Print management company Webmart created the Trust as a separate entity, through which half its unearned income is donated to charity.Typical beneficiaries are educational trusts, micro-businesses and projects where success can be maintained long-term.Webmart MD Simon Biltcliffe said: “The aim is to create maximum added value to the less able in our society by allowing them to create sustainable financial, intellectual and emotional return enabled by our grants, donations, or loans.”The Webmart Business School in Ethiopia, an internet café, also in Ethiopia, the Robin House Hospice in Scotland and the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund, have all received funding from the Trust.The Trust, registered charity number 1125349, is now seeking new applications.For further details and to submit an application, visit the Trust website at:www.webmartcharitabletrust.org.uklast_img read more

Pell & Bales restructure under Group management buy-out

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Pell & Bales restructure under Group management buy-out Howard Lake | 20 January 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Management Telephone fundraising  84 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Telephone fundraising specialist Pell & Bales has been restructured as part of a management buy-out of its holding company The Panther Group Ltd. Brian Searle, the new Managing Director of Pell & Bales, said: “We intend to build on Pell & Bales’ reputation for thought leadership and innovative telephone fundraising.”Pell & Bales is one of four companies that make up marketing and communications company The Panther Group which, founded in 2006 provides the not-for-profit and commercial sectors with contact centre solutions, data analysis and consultancy services.Of these four companies, data business Supporter Insight will close and their services will be merged into Pell & Bales, and consulting business RXPerience will also close. The Panther Group said that there are no staff losses involved at either company. This will leave Pell & Bales and 185-seat contact centre business Spokenfor as the two operating subsidiaries of The Panther Group. Pell and Bales will continue to serve the not-for-profit sector and Spokenfor will serve the commercial market. There will be no changes to Spokenfor within the restructure.The management team have invested personally in the company.The Panther Group‘s head office in Kingston, Surrey, will close with redundancies, and its London office will make three redundancies. Its Brighton office will remain unchanged and the Bedford operation will see “limited change”. Overall, the Group will make 23 staff redundant.Derwyn Jones, current CEO and one of the new owners of The Panther Group, explained that the rapid expansion of Pell & Bales in the past two years saw the company focus perhaps too much on volume growth in acquisition calling. He said: “We want P&B to work closer than ever with our clients and take a lead in developing new and profitable ways of telephone fundraising within the not-for-profit sector.”Searle added that “our core activity will be innovative telephone fundraising, not just acquisition calling and upgrade campaigns. This market doesn’t stand still, charities’ needs change, as do fundraising methods and channels”. Pell & Bales would “create new ways of using the phone to assist our clients in their work” and the company would be “more creative in the calls we make”.Jones explained the need for the restructuring, saying: “Significant investment in technology and the opening of the Canadian operation has left the company with increased costs and debts. In a bid to create financial agility for the future, The Panther Group has agreed to a Company Voluntary Arrangement with its creditors in order to reduce its financial obligation. This is an entirely voluntary arrangement entered into by Pell & Bales and its creditors, and our clients and creditors have been very supportive. All client business will continue uninterrupted.”Derwyn Jones remains CEO and part owner of The Panther Group and Joanne Shenton remains Finance Director of the group. Brian Searle, previously Chief Operating Officer, is appointed Managing Director of Pell & Bales and Gavin Miller remains Managing Director of Spokenfor.Karl Holweger, previously CEO of the Pell & Bales office in Canada, will leave the group to run the Canadian business independently. The Canadian operation is to be separated from the group and will no longer receive financial support from Pell & Bales. Holweger will continue a working relationship with Pell & Bales as a consultant.www.pellandbales.co.uklast_img read more