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New look Cointreau adds orange glow to Soho with immersive townhouse takeover

New look Cointreau adds orange glow to Soho with immersive townhouse takeover Fashioned from recycled glass the shape has been lengthened without increasing the weight making pouring easier – cue a cheer from bartenders and queuing drinkers. Fanny Chtromberg, international director at Cointreau says of the new era move: “The Cointreau L’Unique bottle is iconic. We certainly wanted to modernize ...

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M&S storm warning for high street as cost-of-living bites

M&S storm warning for high street as cost-of-living bites The retail giant predicted trading will become much tougher in the New Year as the cost-of-living crisis hits hard. And it fears a raft of retailers will collapse as family budgets are squeezed. The gloomy outlook came as M&S reported a 23.7 per cent fall in underlying pre-tax profits to £205.5million, ...

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Sherbet hails electric taxi expansion with new asset finance backing

Sherbet hails electric taxi expansion with new asset finance backing With £1.5million growth funding from Simply Asset Finance the London firm will accelerate expansion that’s already underway. This has seen decommissioning of 250 diesel-powered vehicles so far and put 450 green, digitally connected and correctly licensed flagships on the road. Its qualified drivers are sole traders and small business owners ...

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Gen Z’s top 30 inspirational celebrity business icons – Rihanna and Beyoncé top list

Gen Z’s top 30 inspirational celebrity business icons – Rihanna and Beyoncé top list These names are held in high esteem because they’re passionate about what they do (28 percent), have made a lot of money (28 percent), and challenge the norm (27 percent). And almost half (48 percent) look up to them as they’re “more relatable” than traditional business ...

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Ryanair boss: recession will be good for business

Ryanair boss: recession will be good for business He said: “We have been through three or four recessions in our 30 years and every time people don’t stop flying, they trade down to the cheapest provider, which is Ryanair. You see businesses like Ikea, Aldi, Lidl, Ryanair: the lowest cost provider always grows stronger in a recession. “People don’t change ...

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Top ‘soft skills’ interviewees need in job interviews – including empathy and humour

Top ‘soft skills’ interviewees need in job interviews – including empathy and humour In fact, almost two-thirds (62 percent) have even hired someone who has demonstrated a raft of these soft skills – such as sincerity and respectfulness – over a better qualified candidate. However, 63 percent believe prospective employees often forget to demonstrate their personable and human sides in ...

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Workers encounter passive-aggressive behaviours from colleagues up to four times a week

Workers encounter passive-aggressive behaviours from colleagues up to four times a week Four in ten (38 percent) think these behaviours are caused by poor communication skills, while 25 percent blame it on bad problem-solving skills. And more than a third (36 percent) put passive-aggressive behaviours down to a lack of leadership in the workplace. The research, commissioned by e-learning solution ...

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Rate hikes strike at busiest time of year as industry bosses warn of ‘wave of closures’

Rate hikes strike at busiest time of year as industry bosses warn of ‘wave of closures’ Retail and hospitality chiefs say while they understand the Bank of England’s need to reduce soaring inflation, increasing the base rate of interest by 0.75 percent to three percent will further dampen consumer confidence. They are now warning of a “wave of closures”. The ...

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