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Ransoms, rickshaws and recognition…

MAY 2018 Fresh out of an amazing double win at the Brand and Lifestyle Licensing Awards (B&LLA’s) in April, we are head down in preparation for our next round of overseas supplier visits. The win was for our innovative collaboration … Continue reading

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Dedication, diligence and determination………

As is frequently the case when we are planning and undertaking these mammoth buying trips, things do not go according to plan! This time we are a team of 12 buyers, designers and technologists, not necessarily all arriving and leaving … Continue reading

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Eat, sleep, work, repeat……..

Arriving in the murky, wet greyness of a hot and steamy Sunday evening in Dhaka, my senses are as usual, assaulted by the sights, sounds and smells of a very different culture from the London I left behind. Having negotiated … Continue reading

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Creating awareness………

The past few weeks have seen a great many changes, and some real ups and downs, from the excitement of appearing in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, to significant changes in senior management and a rollercoaster of emotion, a … Continue reading

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A difficult summer………..

It’s been a while since my last post (this sounds like I am about to confess my sins, which I am not!), and a great deal has happened over the last few months, not all of it easy to write … Continue reading

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Standing out from the crowd……….

As is always the case in a┬ámodern buying environment, it has been a very busy few weeks, and our ever changing business┬áhas presented numerous seemingly unsolvable problems. Every problem usually has a solution, but it does not always immediately present … Continue reading

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Full speed ahead………

Well, the Christmas and New Year Holiday feels a very long time ago and the first few weeks of the year have been non stop; a continuous round of sign offs and planning meetings, supplier visits, ongoing product development for … Continue reading

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