woolworthsstaff.co.uk Website Cashing In on Jobless Staff from Woolworths

Ok, now i’m all up for making a few quid… but this is very sad. A cheshire based company (The Rubber Tree Ant Company) has set a website up woolworthsstaff.co.uk offering to help ex woolworths staff to find jobs.. Sounds great yeah? well not quite.. the website in question is asking for £25.00 registration fee from ex woolworths employees just to list themselves… Read the rest of this entry »

WP 2.7 Auto Upgrade Results

I ran the auto update for wordpress 2.7 today… Its a new blog with little risk involved, I don’t have many plugins.. so it was no brainer really.. Everything updated perfectly without any probs.. below is a list of plugins which worked for me on 2.7 – respect & kudos to all those who provide & support these.. Read the rest of this entry »

Credit Crunch Savvy Shoppers Or Bah Humbug?

credit crunch savvy christmas shoppers or bah humbug.. It seems ebay is the most popular  destination in the run up to Christmas according to comscores latest stats..

On what is supposed to be the busiest day for internet retailers.. comscore reports increased traffic during this christmas period, however trends suggest that web traffic is somewhat lower than previous years.. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Manchester Based Companies Make Fast Track 100 List

5 Manchester firms were listed in this years Sunday Times annual Fast Track 100 listing of the UK’s fastest-growing privately owned firms.

  • Applied Language Solutions (translation services provider) of Delph, appeared in 23rd place
  • Bolton based household appliance supplier DRL appeared in 28th place
  • Henleys clothing wholesaler / designer / retailer appeared in 80th place.
  • Crane hire & Lifting solutions provider GGR-Unic appeared in 95th place.
  • Felicini the restaurant chain which owns the Grinch and Felicini outlets appeared 99th place.

Home Retail Group Trials Discount Sofa Site saveonasofa.co.uk

Home Retail Group (Argos / Homebase) the leading UK home retailer gets ready to launch new sofa shopping site saveonasofa.co.uk -

The group says the site could be the first of many new projects.. “Several complimentary domain names have also been purchased that may be of use in the future.” No launch date has been set for the saveonsofa.co.uk site..

Home Retail Group is one of the UK’s leading retailers with sales of £6bn in the last financial year. HRG recently purchased intellectual property rights to Alba and Bush trademarks for 15.25m.

IMRG Predicts Busiest Day For Online Shopping

The internet trade body IMRG predicts UK Christmas online retail sales could reach £13.6bn ($19.9bn).

They predict the peak online shopping hour will happen between 1300-1400 GMT when £28m may be spent online in an hour. Today we expect to see sales soar by 25% compared to last year, the firm predicted. Some 29 million people are expected to use the internet to buy Christmas presents this year.

source http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7770338.stm

Manchester Digital News

Whats going on in the digital space in Manchester-
Cuckoo Design (formally Walsh Simons) names new sales director. Steve Wheatley has been appointed as the new sales director of Manchester’s Cuckoo Design. Steve was formally business development manager for Studio North – Design & Brand Agency in Manchester.

Manchester Seo Launch

Well.. it’s been a busy few months.. hence the really slow development on the blog (sorry for the mess.. it will get finished) I had planned to fully launch at the beginning of August, however holidays, illness & work commitments meant August was over quicker than a number 1 listing for “cheap car insurance” Read the rest of this entry »

Google Gets Tough On Business Map Spammers

Google Business Listing Team Gets Tough On Spammers!
I’m glad to see Google taking a stance on those who abuse the local business listings / Google maps. Read the rest of this entry »