Day: May 22, 2020

Mark Wright shares invaluable quick wins to survive covid-19

Chatting to Mark Wright is as real and upfront as the advice given to him by his mentor Lord Sugar. Speaking to Business Matters Magazine for our inaugural podcast, he describes the corona crisis as the ‘hardest experience of his life and career to date.’

Mark Wright, co-founder and managing director of Climb Online spent thirty minutes discussing ways to navigate through the crisis. To hear his full experience and follow his full advice please subscribe to the free podcast and end the week with renewed fighting spirit ready to push your business forwards next week.

So how have you found this so far?

It’s been an absolute rollercoaster, a lesson in management, in business, in cash flow, in structuring and an overall masterclass for business in a crisis. I know I’m not alone in that at all and I think that every single business owner will have a very

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Closure of 40 Carluccio’s restaurants costs 1,000 workers their jobs

More than a thousand furloughed workers at the Carluccio’s restaurant group have lost their jobs after the closure of 40 of its 71 outlets by administrators.

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), which owns the Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner chains, has acquired the Carluccio’s brand and 30 restaurants across the country for a knock-down price estimated at £3 million.

They include nine in London and two in Manchester.

Administrators from FRP Advisory said that the deal with BRG, part of Ranjit Singh Boparan’s food empire, would save more than 800 jobs. The Carluccio’s in Dublin was also acquired by Boparan, but was not part of the FRP administration.

FRP said that it was working closely with the Redundancy Payments Service to ensure that the 1,019 staff affected received their redundancy payments.

The Italian brand was founded by the late celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio in 1999. For the past decade it has

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Bloomberg hires Cai for transportation team

Sophia Cai

Sophia Cai has been hired by Bloomberg News to join the transportation team.

She will start June 15.

Cai is a Princeton University graduate who majored in politics with certificates in journalism, gender studies, and values & public life.

She has written for the Wall Street Journal, Trenton Times, and Princeton Alumni Weekly,  covering everything from immigration and sports to student life and Title IX.

She covered renewable energy and climate for Barron’s and then went down to Miami to cover city government and state politics for NPR’s South Florida affiliate, WLRN. She has also interned for the Business TOPICS Magazine in Taiwan.

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