Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Let’s all do a Donald!

So our little old teflon haired friend has been on the executive order juice since he gained power. He has been behaving like the absolute plonker I feared he would. Hell his executive order on immigration has even ensured that one of the UK’s most decorated athletes Sir Mo Farah has become potentially caught up in the entire fiasco. I personally know of other people in the USA, good, intelligent people who are panicking. This is not good. These people have more letters after the name than Donald Trump ever will. He has implemented some thing on the quick with no real thought in my opinion and well further on my opinion I do personally wonder how much of the white powder he enjoys. At the time of writing the FCO has said that the ban does not apply to most UK nationals potentially caught up, but this does not in my opinion fix or solve the problem. The big thing here is that he was allowed to do it in the first place. Oh and don’t get me started on walls. If I had enough clout and was petty enough I would prevent American businesses and those that employ American senior executives from doing business with me. I really would. I already run a PSL of sorts for business purposesand the stance I am taking may well mean that I consider changes when contracts are due for renewal. However this will not do much. It will only be the smallest drop in the ocean. However if a large enough group of people had the same idea, then, maybe, just maybe….. Any way for me Trump is still a teflon haired twat who could do with euthanising. Thats all for now 😃😃😃

Notice: Public Sector Work

It is with regret that I announce that I will be unable to conduct any work for any public sector client or any project work on behalf of a private sector client for the public sector after 24th February 2017. Owing to changes in legislation.

Any current public sector work will be transferred to another provider where practicable  by 24th February 2017.

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What a day for the Telecoms Industry

It was a quiet day in the office today, a few valued customers called in for a chat and then on the subject of communications, 2 interesting snippets flew across my desk. Firstly the news that  Avaya was filing for Chapter 11. I was shocked by this. Avaya have always seemed to me to be a solid company with a sound product range and a good solid client base. I can only speculate about what went wrong here.

Then within a few minutes of ruminating over this news over a cuppa and a choccy digestive BT then declare that their Chief of Continental Europe is set to depart after allegations of “naughties”. Earnings and results had been overstated by over £500 million! This is overstatement on the scale of the Tesco debacle from a few years back. It gets worse for BT as their current debt pile is about £9.8 Billion and then they have a pension deficit of about £9 Billion. That is a lot of cash.

I spent nearly 20 years in and out of the Telecoms industry and have always had a lot of time for it and some of the people and personalities within it. Indeed I remember where I was on the day when Worldcom spectacularly fell from grace in June 2002! More about that another time!

These businesses are very complex international concerns and certain parts of these businesses such as pricing and traffic management can almost be regarded as scientific. These parts of the business are generally in the custody of and husbanded by some very clever people who really know their stuff.

It amazes me also that in an industry that is so closely scrutinised by regulators and governments that these situations are allowed to arise and then develop in any way shape or form.

So while today seems not to have created the volume of headlines that the Worldom crash did these events show that the Telecoms industry and the companies within it should never consider themselves too big to fail. I do hope that BT can sort its very large messes out. I would like to see positive light at the end of the tunnel for Avaya too.

So I believe today can be considered a very bad day for the Telecoms industry but to be fair it has seen far worse

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Weekly Deals Newsletter – 23/01/2017

I am delighted to announce publication of my “Weekly Deals Newsletter” for 23/01/2017.

This newsletter features:

Property Deals
Business Opportunities
Businesses For Sale
Opportunities to work with me.

I am delighted to announce that after three weeks of publication this newsletter is growing in readership and I am even more delighted to announce last week’s edition was viewed over 500 times! Thank you all for reading 🙂

You can download a PDF version here:  Weekly Deals 23/01/2017

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