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Wear Your Shirt Day

Businesses Ready to Wear Your Shirt on Friday

Leading clubs and hundreds of businesses are supporting people who will be wearing their football shirts and donating to charity on Friday 23rd April. Wear Your Shirt Day, a day when people across the country wear their football shirts to work, to school or to the pub to support charity, is only two days away. On Friday 23rd thousands of people will be wearing their shirts to support the Free Kicks Foundation. The Free Kicks Foundation provides football-related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children across the UK, to give them a day to remember with their favourite football club. To get involved all they have to do is wear their football shirts to work, school, university or even to the pub and then donate just £1 to the cause. Football clubs supporting Wear Your Shi... »

Smes Expanding Dispite Credit Crunch

Resilient SMEs expanding despite Credit Crunch

More than half of small–business owners have no plans to curb their growth or avoid employing new staff because of the economic downturn, according to insurance firm Hiscox. The Hiscox survey of 350 UK business owners found 52 per cent were not planning to stop their plans to expand. Hiscox UK underwriting manager, John Heaney said; “At a time when big firms are announcing profit warnings, refinancing and job losses, small–business owners are bucking the trend,” said Hiscox UK underwriting manager, John Heaney. “It’s encouraging to see businesses remain positive in the downturn.” However, Heaney also cautioned against over–optimism in a difficult market. “There are pluses – it might be a good time to negotiate on property, for exa... »