Zimplow Holdings Limited HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgSIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Debbie Turner Cancer Center acquires permanent home

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSDebbie Turner Previous articleDrug Free Coalition works with Heroin Task ForceNext articleWolf Lake Beta Club goes to Nationals Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Board of Directors for the Debbie Turner Cancer Care and Resource Center announced  that after eight years in business, they have secured the funds to purchase the building the center is in and the office space at 235 East 5th Street.The Center plans to begin renting office space in February. They are directing office rental inquiries to Bob Caldwell at 321-228-4564.In 2016 The Center served 185 local families and 93 Children at no cost, and clients in five counties.“We will now have a permanent home and will be proud to call Apopka home,” said Debbie Turner. “We would like to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, community and all that have believed in us that we could give hope to families in need. If you would like to join our team, please go to our web-site and donate or become a volunteer.”The Debbie Turner Cancer Care and Resource Center was first started in the back seat of Turner’s car in 2007 as she was going through treatment for a very aggressive cancer. Debbie promised at that time to develop a Cancer Care and resource business to give back to the community in a way that was not available to her during her time of greatest need. The Center is a Charitable Foundation dedicated to diminish or eliminate suffering of cancer survivors, caregivers, children and families through community involvement and resources to establish and maintain hope.Use this link to visit the Debbie Turner Cancer Care and Resource Center’s website. Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Casa Grande Senior Apartments / Archumana

first_img 2008 Area:  233 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Archumana Area Area of this architecture project Social Housing Projects Text description provided by the architects. Photographs Aerial archives, Archumana team Casa Grande Senior Housing has won the 2009 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. This annual award, bestowed by Governor Schwarzenegger is “California’s most prestigious environmental honor, given only to Californians who exemplify exceptional leadership for protecting and enhancing the environment while at the same time promoting economic growth.”PEP Housing was also named a National Green Building Award Finalist by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for Casa Grande Senior Apartments. The project received a score of 103 points, more than double the points needed to earn a Petaluma Build It Green certificate.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesThis 58 unit, low-income senior apartment development focuses on providing an environment that promotes wellness and aging in place. To that end, the overall design objective for this project was to create places that support and celebrate independent senior living in all its manifestations, regardless of physical capabilities. The concept evolved from a clear diagram that was derived analytically from site, program and the pragmatics of construction. This pattern was then clipped, twisted, interrupted and shaped to become an organic interplay of structure and space. The resulting site relationship is a grouping of “mini – neighborhoods” organized around a central promenade that serves as the main pedestrian street, culminating at the community building, garden, bocce ball court and adjacent creek. The network of walkways, second floor breezeways and connecting bridges supports and encourages residents to dwell in and freely explore their community in a variety of ways. A range of spaces from tight quiet spaces to grandly energetic ones provides an element of discovery. The concept involves shaping the spaces between buildings as carefully as the buildings themselves are shaped creating courtyards and outdoor spaces to various scales and sizes for a range of intimate to grand community activities. The use of covered breezeways, a central promenade and intimate courtyards create an environment in which the inhabitants feel welcomed, engaged and connected. Outdoor plazas, patios, balconies and viewing windows further delineate this as a place to gather, encourage community and allow for discovery. Save this picture!In addition to meeting accessibility requirements of ADA, Fair Housing Act and Section 504, the design incorporates universal design elements in all dwelling units and in common areas. All units are equipped with a covered entry way, view windows that go to 6” above the finish floor, wheelchair accessible showers, grab bars at toilets, a wheelchair height – cabinet mounted kitchen oven, loop handle pulls on drawers and cabinets, adjustable height shelves in kitchen cabinets, front-mounted controls on appliances, front-mounted base cabinet garbage disposal switch, high contrast glare free floor surfaces, hand-push / finger pull door latches, electrical outlets mounted at 19” above finish floor, night- illuminated light switches and a bathroom wall mounted emergency call station that is connected to the managers unit. All second floor units are accessible from 2 elevators and a network of walkways and connecting bridges. Common areas include multiple laundry rooms on both levels, wheelchair accessible raised planters at the community garden, an outdoor exercise station and an at-grade access point to the creek.Save this picture!The buildings also promote health by protecting indoor air quality though the use of formaldehyde-free MDF cabinets, all recycled content carpeting, and non VOC paints. This development is Build-it-Green certified. To realize an economically affordable solution for this HUD financed housing development, a typical unit floor plan in the majority of buildings along with a standardization of kitchen, bathroom and roof truss layouts were used. This property is the first Build-It-Green certified multi-family project in Sonoma County. It passed with 103 points; double the 50 points (in various categories) that are required for certification. As a result, PEP Housing was a finalist for the 2009 National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Award for this project!Some of the green features include: a photovoltaic system, hydronic heating, water efficient landscaping with satellite irrigation control, light gauge recycled content steel framing, and recycling a minimum of 75% of construction waste. Casa Grande Senior Housing has won the 2009 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. This annual award, bestowed by Governor Schwarzenegger is “California’s most prestigious environmental honor, given only to Californians who exemplify exceptional leadership for protecting and enhancing the environment while at the same time promoting economic growth.”Project gallerySee allShow lessSixpoints / Lyn Rice ArchitectsArticlesAD Round Up: Snow Houses Part IArticlesProject locationAddress:Petaluma, California, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/44508/casa-grande-senior-apartments-archumana Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/44508/casa-grande-senior-apartments-archumana Clipboardcenter_img Casa Grande Senior Apartments / Archumana CopySocial Housing•Petaluma, United States Save this picture!+ 15 Share ArchDaily Year:  United States Casa Grande Senior Apartments / ArchumanaSave this projectSaveCasa Grande Senior Apartments / Archumana CopyAbout this officeArchumanaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingPetalumaResidentialHousingUnited StatesPublished on December 26, 2009Cite: “Casa Grande Senior Apartments / Archumana” 26 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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White supremacy and the Milwaukee mass shootings

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this A mass shooting took place on Feb. 26 in Milwaukee, Wis., at the Molson Coors brewery when a worker, Anthony Ferrill, opened fire and killed five co-workers before killing himself. This tragic development was hardly a blip on the radar screen of mass media when all of a sudden it just disappeared. A week later, the March 4 Washington Post published an article: “Noose found on gunman’s locker at Milwaukee Coors facility years before deadly shooting,” illuminating some important details behind the shootings. Anthony FerrillThe article explained that Ferrill, an African American, was an electrician who had worked for 17 years at the brewery. The article focused much attention on the entrenched white supremacist atmosphere that African Americans like Ferrill and other workers of color had to endure on the job. A noose and the N-word were scrawled on Ferrill’s locker four years before the shooting when he was absent from work. Swastikas were also found in or around in the workplace for years on numerous occasions, along with sexist slurs against women workers.  While the Milwaukee police dismissed the issue of the noose and the racial slur as motivating factors for Ferrill’s actions, a number of his co-workers of color had a different story to tell in describing the decades-long, painful, racist environment at the brewery.  Raylynne Clayborn, a Black machinist who was fired in 2018, stated that other Black employees were constantly taking down offensive, stereotypical cartoons of Black people, portrayed as primates and eating watermelon, in the panel room where beer production took place. In response to these hate crimes, Clayborn commented in the Washington Post, “We were immune to it; that was the norm.”Jelani Muhammad, who worked at the brewery for four years, remarked that he was constantly taunted for being a Muslim. Being called “Salami” and “Jamal” by racist co-workers, he stated, “I’d hear jokes about me putting a bomb in someone’s car or putting a bomb somewhere in the building. I never took it to management because there was a time when a guy was making a joke in front of a supervisor and the supervisor didn’t say a thing about it.”In fact many of Ferrill’s co-workers’ complaints about racist behavior would either be downplayed or ignored altogether by management.  State Sen. Lena C. Taylor, after speaking to some of Ferrill’s coworkers, remarked about the racially toxic environment, “Based on what the colleagues have told me, [Ferrill] had to deal with a lot. So, do I believe it was a contributing factor? Yes, there’s no question I believe the racial harassment was a contributing factor. I don’t see how it would not be.”Ferrill’s family stated that the abuse had taken a monumental toll on his physical and mental health.  Milwaukee: — a besieged city, then and nowBack in 1984, 33 years before Miller and Coors beer began their joint venture in 2007, William K. Coors, chair and chief executive of Adolph Coors Co., stated in 1984 that Black people lack “intellectual capacity.” Beside Coors’ racist hiring policies against Black and Brown workers, Coors’ anti-LGBTQ2S+ bigotry led to a victorious beer boycott in the late 1970s. Ten years later, the then-Miller Brewing Company paid $2.7 million to Black workers at its plant in Fulton, N.Y., after being found guilty in a lawsuit of all forms of racist harassment. The appalling white supremacist conditions at the Molson Coors Brewing Company cannot be separated from the racist occupation and subjugation of the entire Black community in Milwaukee. With a 40 percent Black population, Milwaukee was named the most segregated city in the U.S. in 2019, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. In 2015, four out of five Black children lived in poverty throughout Wisconsin. (npr.org) In 2017, almost one-third of the population in Milwaukee and 40 percent of its children lived below the poverty rate. (Wisconsin Public Radio)Mandatory sentencing has led to a national explosion of investment in public and private prisons over the past 25 years. According to the New Republic, the zip code with the most incarcerations in the U.S., 53206, belongs to Milwaukee. (2019) Forty percent of young Black men in Milwaukee go to prison for minor drug offenses. Also noteworthy, in 2013 Wisconsin had the highest incarceration rate for Indigenous men. (npr.org) Police brutality is an everyday occurrence in Milwaukee, including killings of Black men like Dontre Hamilton in 2014 and Sylville Smith in 2017. Of course, none of the white police officers involved in the murders were arrested or indicted. Two years ago on Jan. 26, Sterling Brown, a basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks, was attacked by the Milwaukee police for parking illegally at a Walgreens.  He received a $500,000 out-of-court settlement.  Racism knows no boundsA hanging noose is historically associated with the lynchings of untold thousands of African Americans, especially in the Deep South during the Jim Crow era. But as the great Malcolm X once told an audience, anything south of the Canadian border is the South — meaning that racism can be anywhere regardless of boundaries. Just ask Black United Auto Workers at plants in Lima, Ohio; Burton and Sterling Heights, Mich.; Riverside, Mo., and Rockford, Ill., who experienced hanging nooses, racist graffiti, attempted firebombs, and physical violence on and off the job a few years ago. These heroic workers refused to be silent when such atrocities took place — but they should not have been alone in their struggle.  Racism is a byproduct of capitalism, meant to divide and conquer workers of all nationalities. But it is important for white workers to show class solidarity with the most oppressed workers on the job and in the streets against this white supremacist ideology, propagated by the capitalist bosses to hold on to their profits.  Black workers, like Anthony Ferrill, should not bear the brunt of internalizing this ugly disease that manifests itself in so many forms.  Ferrill may have pulled the trigger, but it was racism that was the real killer.  last_img read more

Pasadena Waldorf School Hosts Class of 2019 Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Education Pasadena Waldorf School Hosts Class of 2019 Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony STAFF REPORTS | Photography by Margaret Gruesbeck / Gruesbeck Fine Art Portrait Studio Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 11:46 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Subscribecenter_img Community News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it On Saturday, June 6, in the shadows of the majestic deodar trees and historic Scripps Hall, Pasadena Waldorf School honored the 17 students in the Class of 2019 at the Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony. Eighth grade teacher Aleide Murray, who has been the class teacher since the students were in the first grade, hosted the event. The ceremony featured speeches by Mrs. Murray, and parents Jeffrey Bernstein and Roxanne Spear. Also part of the program were speeches by eighth grade class president Celia Rose Deming-Bernstein and class member Matthew Puls. Celia and Matthew took the audience on a touching and humorous look back at some of the memorable moments the class has experienced since many of them were together in kindergarten. The class also performed instrumental and chorale musical numbers.The day after their promotion, the entire class boarded a plane bound for Oregon for their class trip to Ashland, OR. For over a year, the class has been fundraising for the annual eighth grade trip. The students stay in the dorms at Southern Oregon University and engage in a range of activities including white-water rafting and attending classes and performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, offers an inspired education to students from Early Childhood (Parent-Child, Preschool, and Kindergarten) through High School. Developed by Rudolf Steiner in 1919, Waldorf Education is based on an understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child—the heart and the hands, as well as the head. With over ninety years of experience and over 1000 schools worldwide, Waldorf Education is one of the world’s leading educational movements. For more information visit www.pasadenawaldorf.org.last_img read more

‘Gloves off’ warning to bag snatchers

first_imgPrint Email Previous articleUnveiling of €20m stadium on October 8Next articleTime to settle the score admin Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal News‘Gloves off’ warning to bag snatchersBy admin – September 30, 2010 456 center_img Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp LIMERICK Gardai warn that gloves are off in their search for a various assortment of city handbag snatchers, including one wearing red kitchen oven gloves.In a fresh appeal to women to be extra vigilant, gardai are believed to be hot on the trail of the oven gloves suspect who raced off with his pickings of cash and credit cards from a woman while she was walking on Clancy Strand. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We don’t know the purpose of wearing gloves…it was most unusual,” said a spokesperson.The culprit was wearing blue jeans, a beige/green jacket and a green baseball cap, and described as around 6ft and in his mid forties.After the theft, he made his escape in a nearby green Toyota.A number of handbag snatches have been reported in recent days.Two blonde females were responsible for a handbag theft outside Penneys on Sunday, September 26, at 12.20am.They were described as around 20 to 25 years old, and relieved the lone female of her bag and possessions.Later on the same day there were a number of similar thefts.A woman walking from her car to her house at Aisling Heights, Raheen, at around 8.50pm, was approached by a male in a grey hoodie who took her handbag, containing valuables, and he drove away in a silver saloon model car.A short time later a similar incident occurred at Abbey Court, Ballykeeffe, when a female was confronted by two males. Her bag contained a mobile phone, passport, cash and credit cards.Henry Street Inspector John O’Reilly, told the Limerick Post that there had not been a noticeable increase in thefts from the person overall this year in the Henry Street and Roxboro jurisdictions, but that “four handbag thefts in five days was quite a high number.“I’d advise people to think about what they put in their bags that they would be sorry to lose. “Don’t carry valuables or cash or items of sentimental value that would be distressing to lose.“I would also advise women not to leave their bags in their car or even to put them in the boot as they may be watched by thieves.“Don’t leave handbags on passenger seats as they can be swiped by thieves when stopped at traffic lights”.Inspector O’Reilly said that investigations were continuing  and that gardaí are hopeful of tracking down those responsible.last_img read more

Manager won’t leak on Irish Water

first_imgNewsPoliticsManager won’t leak on Irish WaterBy Alan Jacques – January 30, 2014 783 Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSCllr James CollinsConn MurrayfeaturedIrish WaterLimerick County Council Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cllr James Collins (FF)City and County Manager Conn Murray could not enlighten councillors on his opinion of the service level agreement between Limerick County Council and Irish Water when he was pressed for his views at this week’s meeting of the local authority.Asked by Cllr James Collins (FF) if he was happy with the agreement, Mr Murray would only say that he was directed by the Minister for the Environment to to sign the agreement on December 31 last.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I’ve signed the agreement. I will work with it, deliver it and honour it,” said Murray.Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF) said he believes Irish Water should be scrapped now before it “drowns us all”.“There is serious concern among ordinary people who have been crucified for the last five years and they can’t take anymore. It’s been calamity after calamity. Is Charlie Chaplin running this catastrophic effort? We’re a laughing stock” he fumed.Cathaoirleach John Sheahan (FG) commented, “Irish Water was born out of the Troika. If we can get out of it or not, I’m not sure.”At last December’s budget meeting councillors expressed their concerns about signing €549 million worth of council-owned assets to Irish Water as they felt they were in the dark about the service they would be getting.At this Monday’s meeting, Cllr Patrick Fitzgerald (Ind) submitted a notice of motion that the roll-out by Limerick Council to Irish Water would be put on hold until further information and details of the costs are known.Cllr Liam Galvin (FG) suggested, “It’s too late to be making that motion.” Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Linkedincenter_img Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook Print Advertisement Previous articleCouncil gets tough on ratesNext articleScoil Carmel to close Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApplast_img read more

Police officer called for ‘vicious’ pit bull said the dog was ‘really loving’

first_imgTexarkana Police Department(TEXARKANA, Texas) — When police were called to wrangle a “vicious” pit bull from a residential neighborhood in Texas, the responding officer said he realized almost instantly that the animal in question was just a big softy.Texarkana Police officer Travis Frost said he first spotted the large tan-colored dog sprawled out on someone’s front porch. Before he approached, Frost said he left the door open to his squad car in case he needed to “jump back in if the dog was vicious and came after him.” Officer Frost whistled at the dog who immediately trotted towards him wagging his tail. The dog got a nice pat down before he hopped into the front seat of the patrol car, ready for his first ride-along. “He went right up to the patrol unit, jumped in the front seat and just made himself at home,” Frost said. Frost waited with the dog and snapped some photos with his new furry friend before animal control officers arrived to help track down its owners.“While you should always be careful around any dog that you don’t know, you shouldn’t automatically assume that all pit bulls are bad dogs,” Frost explained. “They might be really loving like this guy was this morning.”Animal Care and Adoption Center Texarkana tracked down the owners through the dog’s microchip, authorities said, and they picked up their dog within 24 hours.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Industry veteran sets up consultancy

first_imgBrian Clarke, who has over 30 years of industrial and instore bakery experience including international consultancy work in Europe and Australia, is now heading up a consultancy: European Food Consultants.He told British Baker: “I have developed expertise in technical, product innovation, process development and implementation of environmental policies and particularly in business turnaround.”He said he was instrumental in the acquisition of the three Harvestime Bakeries by overseas investors, turning around the business in administration from a significant loss to break-even in less than 12 weeks.He added: “With experience working at director and board level in major plcs I’d like to think I can bring immediate results with no long-term commitment to recruitment for companies having to fill a gap in their senior management team short-term.”He said his service would be cost-effective for a struggling business, those with a particular skill shortage or those wanting to identify a business opportunity.last_img read more