The Model S has landed

20 March 2014 – 8:46 am

Tesla

Coming from a stable which will send craft to space and people at high velocity in a circuit linking LA to San Francisco, there is little surprise that the all new Model S from Tesla in the US is a high tech piece of mastery. Confronting range anxiety head on, this is a vehicle which can do the distance and coupled with fast charging and a slowly growing appropriate infrastructure, makes sense together with its lowered entry price point. The public no longer regard the latest crop of EVs (electric vehicles) as concepts, but viable methods of transportation.


A green and pleasant land

20 March 2014 – 8:39 am

Kinsale

The Celtic Tiger (AKA Ireland) roars back post boom and downturn. US investment in the country is still high with funding also coming from as far afield as China and South America. Pictured Ballinacurra House, near Kinsale, open for business.


Success

29 January 2014 – 6:51 pm

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Successful return from the second annual Tyrol trip to meet Austrian technology companies in the Innsbruck region. Forging links with investors, British and international companies. A day of presentations followed by a morning on the snow.


OMG

10 January 2014 – 8:43 am

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London Underground takes a witty approach to information dissemination. This adds to a series of well thought through imagery, aimed at catching the busy commuter’s eye, through bold design and colour.


It’s Christmas…

4 December 2013 – 8:27 pm

Coutts Christmas

With three weeks to go until Christmas, the streets are looking festive. Even private banks are getting in on the season, baubles adorn the large windows of Coutts on The Strand.

Cakes

Regent Street

Tree


Snow Dome

30 November 2013 – 12:40 pm

Eros

Amongst Westminster Council’s stranger ideas of 2013, is this inflatable ball placed over the world famous Eros statue in London’s Piccadilly Circus. Planned to blow around ‘snow’ flakes within the structure; an external hoarding is to feature Christmas messages during the festive season. In the run up to Christmas it is perceived centrally located statues and monuments become the target of drunks and practical jokers.


Liquity Launches

24 November 2013 – 7:25 pm

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Launching at London’s Canary Wharf, Liquity aims to act as a secondary market for SMEs to increase their exposure to a pool of qualified investors. This new concept brings to an otherwise difficult market, much appreciated outside funds. Liquity is the latest in a succession of variations on the alternative finance theme. The team claims the venture will release £1 billion of new cash in to the UK economy.


Hackfest

24 October 2013 – 7:40 am

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This week saw over 300 people register for the three simultaneous hackfests at London Earls Court. The auto element sponsored by GM received several great submissions. With the main winners walking away with £3000 between them.


Help to Buy

8 October 2013 – 8:26 am

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The UK Government is keen to kick start the housing market, and has launched the Help to Buy Scheme. The premise is the working population can afford monthly repayments but struggle with the mortgage deposit. In a year where housebuilding has risen from a recession low, affordability is still a struggle for many domestic buyers. The current ‘boom’ has resulted in a lack of tradespeople, volume of empty houses in the wrong places and a frothy London residential market. The factors combining to make living arrangements difficult for the average capital dweller. On the positive, HSBC signed up today to the scheme, the first non-Government backed bank to join the group. But the question remains, has Help to Buy come too late?


Art Street

6 October 2013 – 3:33 pm

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This weekend London’s Park Lane added the latest sculpture to its roster, an enviable location for artists which sees their work featured at the prestigious address well in to next year. The wider plan for the upmarket street is to become an art destination in the capital. Many works have been located in the area over the last few months. The latest of these is pictured above, and called DUNAMIS. It shows the strength and triumph of humankind by featuring a man supporting an elephant at flat of its trunk. The resin creation towers up nine metres and is instantly viewable by the abundant passing traffic.