Category: Series 47 – Qualify

September 6, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 48 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 47  spelt  F-L-A-Y-Q-U-I   (QUALIFY) Series 46  spelt  E-L-V-Y   (LEVY) Series 45  spelt  H-A-R-D-A-Z   (HAZARD) Series 44  spelt  N-I-C-E-K-I-T  (KINETIC) Series 43  spelt …

September 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Insolvent Die hard.  From a decade low in 2015, UK insolvencies have shot up 20%.  Out of 2018’s 17,439 corporate failures, construction was hit hardest with 3,940 insolvencies, despite the demand for new homes. Then admin/support firms (3,346), retail (2,608) & manufacturing (2,092).  Causes include Brexit uncertainty, business rates, pension enrolment & unsecured debt Guessed the…

September 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Unisex clothes “His ‘n’ hers” unisex clothes gaining popularity. As our cultural lives become more gender-fluid, clothes are following suit.  Sporty, tonal separates & relaxed tailoring look good on both sexes.  Women are the main beneficiaries of better cuts, cleaner lines & more comfort.  Another plus: Unisex clothes don’t date, so are more sustainable Guessed…

August 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Quench Hot day? We quench our thirst with fizzy, sweet, flavoured soft drinks.  2017 UK sales up 1.4% in a year to >£15.2bn ($18.4bn, €16.6bn).  Which country drank the most?  Argentina, at 155 litres per capita.  USA was close 2nd (154l), then Chile (141l), Mexico (137l), Uruguay (113l) & Belgium (109l).  Children are the biggest…

August 27, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yellow Our eyes see yellow 1st, so sales stickers grab our attention.  Good design – use yellow for kids/leisure goods.  Otherwise as a highlight only, & not on pricey items (especially for men, as they regard it as cheap).  Yellow & black is highest contrast colour combination, good for warning signs to be read at…

August 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Angling Angling is 1 of the UK’s most popular pastimes.  3m people spend >£3bn ($3.6bn, €3.3bn) a year, mostly at small, family-owned shops.  Fishing trips are effective in re-adjusting to work/society & lessen depression, anxiety & post-traumatic stress.  Not all wounds are visible Guessed the Word?    Series 47 (3/7)     pic: Angling Trust

August 23, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lull How can eateries crack the afternoon lull?  Adapt to changing work patterns – we now work/shop more at home & start work earlier “to get it out of the way”.  Patrons who nip in post-lunch & “just want something” mostly pick something sweet.  Offer fast delivery to those who can’t leave the “office” &…

August 21, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Flight 25 Aug 1919: 1st international scheduled flight from Hounslow, London to Paris carrying 1 passenger, leather, grouse & Devon cream.  1976: 1st Concorde supersonic commercial flights with 100 passengers; British Airways to Bahrain & Air France to Rio.  2018: Global passengers 8.8bn, annual increase of 6%.  By 2037, Asia’s passengers will exceed N. America…