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Blog archive: September, 2014

4 days to go, 969 miles to cover!

Sherrards’ 64-year old CFO will be putting his body on the line from 5-13 September when he cycles 969 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats over a period of just nine days. Andy Mills-Baker, who is Chief Financial Officer at St Albans based Sherrards Solicitors, is riding as part of the Alliott Group international team of …

4 days to go, 969 miles to cover!

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Non Payment of Rents: A Guide for Landlords and Managing Agents

While the financial climate is much healthier than it has been in the previous five years, landlords and managing agents of commercial properties I speak to still tell me they have problems with their commercial tenants failing to pay the rents and services charges. So, what can you do when payment has not materialised by …

Non Payment of Rents: A Guide for Landlords and Managing Agents

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Sensible social media – A few tips for employers

  Social media is the communications and marketing tool of the moment. A significant majority of people have some form of social media involvement, whether that is through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or one of the many other platforms. A perhaps unintended consequence of the increase in social media is the extent to which it crosses …

Sensible social media – A few tips for employers

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All of us have more in us than we believe

We British have a history of doing daft things to prove that most adversaries can be overcome, and at the same time raise money for others less fortunate than ourselves. All of us have more in us than we believe; this can be exploited in a team environment sharing a common cause. This was particularly true …

All of us have more in us than we believe

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Great Expectations– Men and Antenatal Appointments

As part of the wide-ranging changes due to come into force next year in the area of parental rights, men will soon be entitled to take time off work to attend some of their partners’ antenatal appointments. The Current Position Pregnant employees and agency workers have the right to take time off work to attend …

Great Expectations– Men and Antenatal Appointments

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Another 5,000 calories in the tank- can we get £5,000 in the bank?

Another quick report from “tent city” in Penrith where we arrived yesterday after a 104 mile ride from Haydock.  This was another very tough day on the bike – 700 sweaty, but determined cyclists of all shapes and sizes (and levels of fitness!) steadily ascended world famous Shap Climb before passing the North Lakes and Morecambe Bay, …

Another 5,000 calories in the tank- can we get £5,000 in the bank?

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Sore limbs, but only 2 days from Scotland

To say I’m feeling saddle sore would be a huge understatement. Now I know how John Wayne must have felt in some of those old movies! But the good news is that we (James Hickey, CEO of Alliott Group and myself) are eating up the miles on the bike, and are now on Day 4 …

Sore limbs, but only 2 days from Scotland

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Still smiling after 218 miles on the bike

Yesterday, we arrived in Bath just in time to see Andy Mills-Baker walking up the path after a very long day on his bike in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain Challenge charity cycle. Tired legs or not, he was still smiling, despite having cycled one of the toughest stages, the 110 miles from Okehampton to Bath, …

Still smiling after 218 miles on the bike

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A vision of lycra moves towards John O’Groats

By the time you read this, I will be on the way to Penzance by train, looking forward to the first of nine nights under canvas, snoring gently with 699 other slightly bonkers cyclists, together with a supporting entourage who will feed, massage and cajole us all the way to John O Groats, some 969 miles …

A vision of lycra moves towards John O’Groats

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