Intermediaries Increasingly Nervous On Global Economic Health

Eurozone growth remains the main concern amongst intermediaries, with 71% seeing it as one of the biggest macro-economic challenges to investment growth over the next six months, according to the latest Baring Asset Management Investment Barometer. Given the recent turmoil within Europe, advisers also remain concerned about the ability of over-leveraged economies, such as Cyprus, […]

Men’s Prestige Skincare was worth £25 million in the UK in 2012

New research from The NPD Group Inc, a global information company, indicates sales of men’s prestige skincare was worth £25 million in the UK in 2012, having grown by more than 4% year on year. The UK market contrasts to three major European markets which all experienced a decline in market value last year – […]

Experienced City Workers Feel The Bonus Squeeze

Against the backdrop of unrelenting public scrutiny into the bonus culture, banks are continuing to exercise restraint around bonuses with experienced city workers reporting a fall in their payouts compared to last year, according to new research from Hays, the leading recruiting expert. The survey of over 1,000 London city workers found that over half […]

Don’t Let Your Online Past Ruin Your Future Career

Nearly half (45%) of job hunters said past Twitter activity should never be taken into account by prospective employers, according to a recent survey from Hays, the leading recruiting expert. However, 55% agreed that employers should look at a potential employee’s Twitter account when considering them for a role. Of the group who deemed it […]

Free Wifi is Changing Customer Attitudes on the UK High Street

Having spent a morning  in a John Lewis department store cafe because of its free wifi we can identify with these findings. Two in five Britons (39%) say their choice of shopping venue is influenced by wifi connectivity One in 10 shoppers vote with their feet if wifi isn’t available With the popularity of wifi […]

Apple Claims Top Spot as UK’s Coolest Brand

Global technology giant, Apple, has knocked Aston Martin from its spot at the top to claim the title of UK’s coolest brand for 2012/13, as revealed by the influential annual CoolBrands survey. The luxury car marque has previously dominated the list, holding the number one position for six out of the most recent seven surveys. […]

67% UK Adults Take up to Four Days to Stop Worrying about Work on Holiday

84 per cent of British holidaymakers claim holidays are worth more to them in terms of well-being than the money they spend on them, a survey by Kuoni Travel and Nuffield Health. The UK’s largest healthcare charity and Kuoni Travel surveyed 2,845 UK adults between 14 April to 30 June 2012 to find out how […]