Aspire Global sees full year profit rocket in 2020

first_img“Over the past 12 months we have created a new Aspire Global and established the company as a powerhouse for igaming operators,” Aspire Global’s chief executive Tsachi Maimon said. Aspire Global accounted for €6.3m in depreciation and amortisation costs, which resulted in an operating profit of €20.8m, up 17.5% year-on-year. After including financial expenses and interest income, profit before tax totalled €16.4m, down 3.0% on 2019. The provider also said growth was partially driven by growth in its recently rebranded Aspire Core B2B business, as well as the fact the 2020 figures included the full year results of Pariplay, which it acquired in Q4 of 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Aspire Global posted a significant year-on-year increase in net profit for its 2020 financial year, as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic drove more people to online gambling during the year, while acquisitions helped the supplier expand geographically. Profit before tax jumped 88.5% year-on-year to €4.9m and Aspire Global paid €720,000 in tax in the quarter, resulting in comprehensive net profit of €3.1m, compared to a €12.1m loss in 2019 due to the Israeli tax case. Aspire Global said this increase was primarily due to the impact of Covid-19, as the temporary closure of land-based gambling facilities and postponement of sports led more people playing online casino games. The provider also published its results for the fourth quarter of 2020, during which revenue was up 37.6% to €44.4m. B2B revenue increased by 44.7% to €33.1m, while B2C revenue climbed 29.0% to a record €14.3m. 18th February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Topics: Finance Full year results 2020 Q4 results 2020 Results 2020 From the fourth quarter, this segment also included BtoBet, the sportsbook provider that Aspire Global acquired in September of last year. “This is key to our partners when they develop their expansion plans and provides us with competitive advantages.” Breaking down Aspire Global’s performance, revenue from its B2B segment, not including inter-segment revenue, was up 36.7% year-on-year to €110.9m, which the provider put down to organic growth in the Aspire Core platform business and the Pariplay acquisition. Full year results 2020 Looking more closely at geographical performance, Aspire Global saw growth in all markets, with the exception of the Nordics, where revenue declined 34.9% to €16.4m. “Today Aspire Global is present in four continents and we provide a complete, leading igaming offering with proprietary games and games aggregation along with a sportsbook, gaming platform and managed services.center_img In terms of B2C, revenue in this segment climbed 1.3% year-on-year to €51.0m, helped by significant marketing investments in regulated markets including the UK, Denmark and Ireland across the sport and casino verticals. Tags: Aspire Global In addition, Aspire Global noted improvements to its service offering, including more payment methods being made available to players, the ability to use more currencies and faster website function, following significant investments in IT infrastructure. UK and Ireland revenue climbed by 87.7% to €35.1m, while rest of Europe revenue also increased 18.0% to €98.2. Rest of world revenue rocketed 183.7%, helped by the BtoBet acquisition. Aspire Global paid €1.4m in tax for 2020, leaving it with a total of €13.1m in comprehensive net profit, compared to just €405,000 in 2019 due to the Israeli tax payment. This was after accounting for losses from its share in associated companies. Operating costs in Q4 totalled €34.8m and EBITDA increased 88.6% to €8.2m, while operating profit more than doubled to €6.3m. However, the 2019 figures included a major tax settlement in Israel, relating to historic business in the country. “Prior to the acquisitions of BtoBet and Pariplay, Aspire Global was a European focused company with revenues mainly from casino,” Maimon said. The igaming solutions provider posted €161.9m (£140.4m/$195.3m) in revenue for the 12 months through to 31 December 2020, up 23.2% from €131.4m in the previous year. Operating costs in the year amounted to €129.8m, up 17.0% on 2019, but the increase in revenue meant that earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased 24.9% to €27.1m. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Aspire Global sees full year profit rocket in 2020 Email Address “I dare to be bold and say that Aspire Global has unique assets that give the company a strong position with huge growth potential.”last_img read more

Stock market crash: I’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy cheap UK shares to make a million

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens The recent stock market crash may have dissuaded some investors from buying UK shares in their quest to make a million. Their volatile performance and uncertain outlook may mean investors are holding cash or other lower-risk assets.However, buying undervalued shares after a market decline could prove to be a sound move. It’s a strategy that’s been used successfully in the past by star investors such as Warren Buffett. Through purchasing high-quality businesses when they trade at low prices, you can use the stock market cycle to your advantage.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Booms and bustsThe recent market crash clearly caught most investors by surprise. However, a decline in stock prices is, in itself, relatively common. In fact, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have never produced uninterrupted growth. Instead, they’ve experienced periods of boom and bust that provide investors with the opportunity to buy stocks at low prices. And sell them later on at higher prices.Clearly, buying undervalued UK shares when the economic outlook is challenging is a difficult task. Investors may experience paper losses in the short run, since it’s almost impossible to accurately determine when the market will produce its next recovery.However, with it having a strong track record of doing so, you can increase your chances of generating high returns from the stock market simply by adopting a long-term stance. This may help you to look beyond any short-term disappointment, and to focus on the potential for share price turnarounds.Buying shares after a market crashFollowing Buffett in buying shares after a market crash may help to increase your chances of making a million. However, this task could be further boosted by adopting his strategy when it comes to which stocks you decide to purchase.For example, Buffett has always focused his capital on a relatively narrow range of industries. In doing so, he ensures that he fully understands what makes them tick. This may improve his capacity to identify the strongest companies within a specific sector, which could enhance his overall returns.Furthermore, Buffett focuses on stocks that have a competitive advantage over their peers. For example, they may have a unique product or a lower cost base than their rivals. This may increase their chances of surviving a tough economic period after a market crash. And that could also boost their chances of increasing market share to generate improving profitability.An uncertain futureClearly, there’s a chance of a second market crash should investor sentiment weaken in the coming months. Aim to purchase high-quality UK shares in sectors that you understand for the long run while they offer good value for money. That way you could increase your chances of making a million. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 25th July, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: The Motley Fool Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Stock market crash: I’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy cheap UK shares to make a millionlast_img read more

Scarlets team v Ulster – Rees & Jones play

first_imgWales and Scarlets captain, British Lions hooker Matthew Rees back at the helm again as captain said: “We put ourselves in a great position at the beginning of the season, we have played well in our home games – we made a statement and put ourselves in a very good position.“A couple of games recently haven’t gone our way but now we have to concentrate on the remainder of the season. It’s a tough ask to get a result out there, but we have our best team out and we know Ulster will also be looking forward to a Heineken Cup quarter final.“It’s in our hands – we have to win our four remaining games starting with Friday night. We’re in a dog-fight now with the other teams around us. We got the victory against Treviso last weekend, it wasn’t the best of games but we have put things right this week.“The conditions out there are going to be tricky, it will be an arm wrestle early on and we have to take the game to them. It all starts up front and delivering a set-piece for our backline to play off – and we know we’ve got some great players in our backline.”Head Coach Nigel Davies who has told his players it’s ‘Cup Final’ fixture for the Scarlets said: “It’s a big challenge, Ulster are a good side and they have had rowed their luck recently, but all we can do is focus on ourselves. To be honest Sunday wasn’t a bad thing for us, there was so much inaccuracy in our game and it’s given everyone a kick.“We came away with the win know we didn’t do ourselves justice against Treviso and we’ve been very hard on ourselves this week, we’ll have to pick up our levels by at least three notches. The Scarlets travel to Ravenhill on Friday evening for a crucial Magners League fixture against third placed Ulster with just five points separating teams placed two to six.And having been billed as one of the key games of their season, the Scarlets travel to Ulster with a strong 23 boosted with all bar one of their Wales internationals – knowing that only a win will keep them in the top four play-off race.The game comes at the end of a positive week for the Scarlets, with the region announcing that it has signed new contracts with 21 players – a huge commitment to the ongoing development of Welsh talent in the region. The news sees the Scarlets secure the services of a core group of some of Wales’ most promising players that have progressed so well within their region this season.With a number of key internationals all having given their resounding commitment to the future ambitions of the Scarlets, the group travel in positive and focused mood with an impressive backline ready to fire – having fine-tuned their performance after the home win against Treviso on Sunday.The Scarlets narrowly lost out to Ulster in the final minutes of a hotly contested game at Parc y Scarlets in February, and the frustration of that loss (18-16) in the dying seconds is something the Scarlets will be looking to put this right. Ulster have never managed to achieve a season’s double over Scarlets.Scarlets starting XV v Ulster 1/04/2011, Ravenhill kick-off 1905: Rhys Priestland, Gareth Maule, Regan King, Jon Davies, Morgan Stoddart, Stephen Jones, Tavis Knoyle, Iestyn Thomas, Matthew Rees (capt), Rhys Thomas, Lou Reed, Rob McCusker, Josh Turnbull, Johnathan Edwards, Ben Morgan.Replacements: Emyr Phillips, Rhodri Jones, Peter Edwards, Aaron Shingler, David Lyons, Martin Roberts, Daniel Evans, Scott Williams.Wing Sean Lamont (hamstring strain), scrum-half Gareth Davies (dead leg) and wing George North (minor concussion) do not make late fitness tests but back and on the bench comes Wallaby no8 star David Lyons after injury. “We need to secure our own possession and then we have a game we can build. The contact area is always important against the Irish sides and our turnover rate has to be low because of our intent to play. It’s great to play an open and expansive style of rugby but we’re expecting our backs to be equally efficient in the contact areas as our forwards in order to get anything out of Friday’s game.”Ulster along with Munster are the form teams in the League, both having gained 22 league points from their last six matches. The Ulstermen have won their last five Magners League matches. The Scarlets are on 50 points and sit in sixth with Ulster on 55 points in third position. The Scarlets have won 10 games, drawn one and lost seven in the Magners League this season. They have four games left to play against Ulster away, Munster at home on 16th April, Glasgow away and then Cardiff Blues at home on 6th May.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Hotshot: Saracens fly-half Max Malins

first_img When did you start playing rugby?Aged six or seven, at the Saffron Walden club. But I soon moved on to Bishop’s Stortford and I was there until U17s.How did you get spotted by Sarries?Matt Davies from the club saw me in a school game for Felsted, and I joined their junior academy at 17. I’m now in my first year in the senior academy. England U20 are looking at me as a ten, whereas Saracens are keeping their options open, as a ten, 12 or 15.Are you studying?Yes. I’m doing a business and finance degree at Herts University I hope to have a long career in rugby but I’m building something for afterwards.Who’ve been your biggest coaching influences?Andrew Le Chevalier at Felsted really backed me, and Ian Vass, my mentor at Sarries – he’d try to get to my school every week to work on my kicking and skills. And my dad. RW Verdict: A sparkling, creative player, Malins has been on loan at Old Albanians this term (2015-16) – scoring four tries v Clifton – and getting game time with Saracens A.First published in the March 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine. TAGS: Saracens LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Happy days: Max Malins (centre) celebrates scoring a try for England U20. (Photo: Getty Images) We hear you kicked at Twickenham last autumn…Yes, myself and London Irish’s Theo Brophy-Clews went on the pitch at half-time during England v Ireland. We kicked the ball to each other and took a couple of goal kicks.Did you gain a lot from it?It was amazing, with the guy on the mike getting the crowd cheering and out heart rates being shown on the big screen! Mine was so high, about 140! It was all about getting us used to kicking under pressure. We went up on the Friday and saw England train and had our kicking biomechanically assessed at St Mary’s College. Date of birth: 9 January 1997. Country: Englandlast_img read more

New study explores growth and decline in the Anglican Communion

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Events Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Anglican Communion News Service] A new academic study into growth and decline in the Anglican Communion will be marked by a day conference and the publication of a new book. Edited by the Rev. Dr. David Goodhew, director of ministerial practice at Cranmer Hall, part of St John’s College at Durham University, Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion – 1980 to the Present, is described by publishers Routledge as “the first study of [the Anglican Communion’s] dramatic growth and decline in the years since 1980.”Full article. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA By Gavin DrakePosted Nov 15, 2016 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New study explores growth and decline in the Anglican Communion Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Aurus Sales Pavilion / Abin Design Studio

first_imgSave this picture!© Ravi Kanade+ 39Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Aurus Sales Pavilion / Abin Design StudioSave this projectSaveAurus Sales Pavilion / Abin Design Studio Photographs Area:  525 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 CopyPavilion, Houses•Kolkata, India CopyAbout this officeAbin Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitPavilionResidential ArchitectureHousesKolkataIndiaPublished on March 28, 2019Cite: “Aurus Sales Pavilion / Abin Design Studio” 27 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Photographs:  Ravi Kanade Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Aurus Sales Pavilion / Abin Design Studiocenter_img Manufacturers: Domal, Nitco LimitedStatus:Completed in May 2016
Architect In Charge:Abin Design StudioDesign Team:Abin Chaudhuri, Poorvi Dugar Ajmera, Angshujit Mazumder
City:KolkataCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ravi KanadeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The combination of wood, steel, glass and greens come together in this contemporary expression of a residence in the tropical climate of Kolkata. This model home is a standalone version of typical apartments that are to come up as part of a 40-storeyed tower. This is capped by a rooftop lounge and terrace created to enjoy panoramic views across the site.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeThe Aurus Home is designed to be, currently, a mockup for a 4-bedroom apartment with a double height living-dining space and a large balcony. The bedrooms are planned to be meeting rooms and audio visual facilities until they are converted into a home for its end user. Meanwhile, the rooftop terrace overlooks the construction of the tower.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeGreeted at the entrance by a Guard house that complements the building’s treatment, one enters the site through concrete steps floating on a landscaped bed. The pathway gradually reveals the building and its materials opening out onto a large water body dotted with greens.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeSave this picture!Courtesy of Abin Design StudioSave this picture!© Ravi KanadeWooden louvers wrap the entire structure save for the openings emphasizing glimpses across the waterscape into the home. The columns, floor and ceiling are treated in a dark grey colour to bring out the hand-crafted wooden element to the fullest, eliciting a sense of luxury from the very first glance.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeThe reflection in the water of the simple colonnade against the modern wooden louvered facade brings out the contemporary Asian expression that the building aims to create. The double height living, dining and balcony are clearly expressed as the focal features of the apartment even before one enters inside.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeThe entrance foyer is presently a glass box consisting a model display area and reception. It is planned to be converted into a tranquil pavilion amidst the greens. The main door detail carefully mimics the exterior treatment. The warmth of the door leads one into the foyer of the home which has been designed as a bar unit. The art corner behind the bar is an essential part in making the foyer unforgettable. The name “Aurus” is not lost as the gold accents in the bespoke furniture complement the otherwise monochromatic material palette.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeSave this picture!Courtesy of Abin Design StudioSave this picture!© Ravi KanadeA feature wall of wood and gold was developed to conceal a bedroom door (currently used as an AV room) with a crafted solid wooden handle. A large, circular, strategically chosen picture breaks the monotony of the louvers. The feature wall wraps around from the foyer and leads one further into the home towards the living and dining area. This large volume is the heart of the home and enjoys a fantastic view of the water body across the large balcony. Its double height is emphasized by a large wire-frame chandelier over the dining and a brass ‘thali’ mural on the living room wall.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeThe bedroom is designed to effortlessly integrate modern elements with fuss-free practical furniture. Simple sheer curtains adorn the windows that boast good views. The richness of the marble flooring  complemented by the simple stylish furniture, curated artwork and dreamy ambience subtly hint a causal opulence.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeThe landscaping combines trees of various heights, spreads, colours and foliage that provide a natural feel to the outdoor areas while broken stone chips on the floor and floating concrete steps across the water body bring out a man-made intervention. The harmonious amalgamation of the two make for a pleasant alfresco environment, perfect for every season. A concrete planter box rising from the water body with a life-imitating sculpture along with its reflection in the water give the landscaping an ethereal feel.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeAs one moves up towards the rooftop lounge and deck, a balcony at the mezzanine level comes as a welcome area for pause offering a different sense of appreciation of the landscaping. The modern metal staircase and perforated railing create crisp and interesting shadows. One is met at the top of the stairs with a panoramic view of the site and the city beyond through the seamless glass enclosure. The rooftop spaces are designed with neo-classical charm coupled with modern accents. Simple furniture is detailed carefully with rich material choices. Enclosed in this lavish glass box, complete with contextual arches and mouldings, one can admire the upcoming tower across greens within the comfort of air-conditioned spaces. Winter would encourage one to step out and take in the cool breeze while lounging on the deck.Save this picture!© Ravi KanadeThe mix of materials, the presence of exquisitely detailed elements alongside simple furniture, chic accents, a basic colour palette and the arrangement of art and sculpture, all together contain a verSave this picture!© Ravi KanadeProject gallerySee allShow lessPump House / Design and Research Institute of Shanghai Construction No.7Selected ProjectsGwaneum-Ri House / Architecture Studio YEINSelected Projects Share Architects: Abin Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Projects “COPY” Pavilionlast_img read more

‘Mary, Queen Of Charity Shops’ airs tomorrow

first_imgPortas says of charity shops: “They’re where clothes and bric-a-brac go to die and I’m making it my mission to breathe new life into them and to make them a shopping destination.”As well as focusing on how the shops themselves operate, she is also keen to tackle the public’s perception of charity shops and influence how consumers make their purchasing  39 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading ‘Mary, Queen Of Charity Shops’ airs tomorrow Howard Lake | 1 June 2009 | Newscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. BBC Two tomorrow airs the first in a three-part TV series in which retail expert Mary Portas attempts to help several charity shops improve their results.Portas has already appeared in two series of ‘Mary, Queen Of Shops’ in which she helped to turn around the fortunes of struggling independent fashion boutiques across the UK.In the charity shop series she will be working with managers and volunteers at shops run by MIND, Barnardo’s, The North London Hospice and Save the Children. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Thousands of chairs, tables and beds from London 2012 offered for free to charities

first_imgHow to apply for legacy itemsTo qualify, organisations should use the website to introduce their organisation, explain what it does and say why they need the furniture.A panel of judges, including former paralympic swimmer Tim Reddish, who won silver medals at the Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney Games, and Paul Levin, head of operations for Legacy Remains, will then decide which of the applicants is most deserving.Successful applicants will receive their items free of charge. Unsuccessful applications will then be offered the chance to buy their items “at vastly reduced prices”.The closing date for receiving enquiries is 27 July, the first anniversary of the beginning of the Olympics. Deliveries will take place from August into September.  69 total views,  1 views today Thousands of pieces of furniture left over from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralymics are being offered to charities, schools, community groups and start-up companies for free or at a steep discount. To receive them organisations simply have to explain why they deserve to receive them.They are being made available via a website by The Remains, the company which last year offered one million pieces of former Olympic fixtures and fittings for sale to individuals and organisations in the UK and internationally. Charities acquired some of these for various uses, such as beds for a hostel, sofas for a day centre for adults with learning difficulties, and chairs for a community centre.The vast majority of items still available have come from the Athletes’ Village. They include garden furniture which was originally sourced from John Lewis. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Olympics Howard Lake | 23 May 2013 | News  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Thousands of chairs, tables and beds from London 2012 offered for free to charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New balls please, for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

first_img The Brands Hatch site of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is making the rather unusual request for people and businesses to donate tennis balls. The timing is ace, given that the Queens Club tennis championships get underway this week. The tennis balls are need to entertain an influx of Jack Russell terriers, who love playing with the balls. Since the start of this year the rescue centre has taken in 38 Jack Russell Terriers and currently has a set of 13 in its care.Terriers at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home enjoy playing with tennis ballsAli Taylor, Head of Canine Welfare Training at Battersea, said:“The ball is in our court at Battersea to love and care for the 5,000 dogs who come into our centres every year and keep them fit, healthy and entertained whilst they wait for their perfect home”.She hopes that the balls will keep the racquet down in the kennels, while each dog awaits its own love match when someone chooses to adopt them.Until then, donations of balls, whether singles or doubles, would be welcomed by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Donated goods Humour Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Main photo: tennis ball by JTK Photo on  85 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 New balls please, for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Howard Lake | 15 June 2015 | Newslast_img read more

Sparks & GOSH Children’s Charity partner to boost funding for child health research

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  135 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Children’s medical research charity Sparks and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity are joining forces from 1st February, in a partnership that will boost funding for research into childhood diseases. Elvira Morrison, acting CEO of Sparks, with Tim Johnson, chief executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising also commented: Melanie May | 27 January 2017 | News Under the new arrangement, Sparks will join Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as a subsidiary, operating from the offices of the charity on Bernard Street, WC1, whilst retaining its own external brand identity and charity number. Sparks’s research programme and fundraising activities will continue under the Sparks name, and Sparks will continue to fundraise exclusively for child health research and support projects nationwide.Elvira Morrison, acting CEO of Sparks said: “It is incredibly encouraging to see two strong and innovative charities share their resources to maximise what they can do for children with illnesses. By collaborating to meet the same aims GOSH Children’s Charity and Sparks will be able to speed up discovery to help more children.” The move has been supported by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and the Institute of Fundraising.Aisling Burnand MBE, chief executive of the AMRC said: Tagged with: collaboration research About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via “Collaboration across the sector should be welcomed where there is a natural fit and the decision by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Sparks to embark on a formal new partnership that will result in increased funding for research is only to be encouraged. It also makes sense for the charities’ donors and supporters to see a joined up approach and offers exciting new fundraising opportunities to raise more money that will fund life-changing research.” “Paediatric research is severely underfunded, yet there are still large gaps in our understanding of children’s conditions. We have huge ambitions to unlock the breakthroughs in children’s medicine that families need, from discovery through to treatment and cure.“We approached Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to explore a partnership. As a children’s charity with a strong reputation for funding national research, it felt like the natural home for Sparks. Together we can fund even more pioneering, national, research.” Advertisement Sparks & GOSH Children’s Charity partner to boost funding for child health research Main image: Elvira Morrison, acting CEO of Sparks, with Tim Johnson, chief executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity  134 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more