In such tough economic times, the task of starting up your own business or considering expanding your business to the UK appears more challenging than ever. However, The Economist* recently ranked the UK as having the 11th best business environment worldwide, placing it ahead of many other European countries, so for those companies with strong balance sheets and those individuals with sufficient start-up capital, setting up in the UK may still make business sense.
As Danske Bank and its Finnish subsidiary, Sampo Bank, opened the doors to a prestigious event with the CEO of Thomson Reuters, Tom Glocer, as guest speaker, the message was clear: after a couple of hard years, the banks’ clients are getting back on their feet and the banks are there for them, open for business.
IS IT JUST ME... Who is slightly bewildered by the concept of strip clubs? Hot women endlessly and deliberately excite and arouse men, but the men do not get to be with them? Isn’t that like paying to watch someone play with food when you’re really hungry? “You see this burger? Doesn’t it look GREAT! Imagine how fantastic it must taste. Oh, here’s the fun part… you can’t have it.”
Many of us have memories of sitting in a field on a summer’s day eating crusty French bread and sharing a kilo of creamy brie. In fact, some of us would like to spend most of our days doing just that, if it was not for the eventual need to then be moved around by a pick-up truck.
The unique and treasured Swedish singer Lisa Ekdahl recently visited London to perform songs from her new album “Give me that Slow Knowing Smile”, just released in the UK. Along with numerous other Scandinavian fans, we went to see the concert and talk to the artist.