Forget risky shares like SXX! I’d buy this 4.3%-yielding value and growth stock

first_imgForget risky shares like SXX! I’d buy this 4.3%-yielding value and growth stock Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 | More on: TEG “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Long-suffering shareholders in Sirius Mineral look like they will be saved from a total loss of their investments by the takeover offer on the table from Anglo American. But I think the whole sorry saga is a stark reminder of the risks we take on when flirting with high-risk/potential-high-reward shares.Generally, such beasts have a great ‘story’ but nothing much to show in terms of revenue and profits now. Classic ‘jam tomorrow’ propositions, if you will. But I think there’s a better way to aim for riches from shares – ‘jam today’ companies with revenue, earnings and cash flow growth now, such as the company below.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Value and growthWhen I look at the numbers for Ten Entertainment (LSE: TEG) the value jumps off the screen at me. With the share price close to 314p, the forward-looking dividend yield for the ten-pin bowling operator is around 4.3% for 2020, with the anticipated earnings multiple at 13.5.Shareholders have already seen the stock shoot up by around 30% since last autumn, but City analysts’ estimates are robust. They expect both earnings and the dividend to increase by percentages in the mid-to-high teens next year.Meanwhile, the balance sheet looks strong with modest borrowings, and the shares have been breaking out from a long period of consolidation that started at the beginning of 2018. I think that kind of price action suggests favourable sentiment in the investing community.I’m encouraged by today’s full-year trading update, which leads with the headline, “Another year of significant profitable growth.” Like-for-like sales increased by 8% in 2019 compared to the prior year and sales from new centres came in 2.2% higher, giving an overall increase in sales of 10.2% — the eighth consecutive year of growth for TEG.The company made two acquisitions in the period and recorded the first full-year effect of four acquisitions and one closure completed during 2018. Indeed, growth has been both organic and acquisitive. Now the firm claims to be the second-largest ten-pin bowling operator in the UK market with 45 sites and around 1,100 bowling lanes.Maximising revenueOn top of that, revenue is enhanced with other entertainment offerings, such as amusement machines, table-tennis, soft play, escape rooms, laser games and pool tables, plus food and beverages. It’s an age-old strategy, I reckon, involving the squeezing of the maximum spend from every customer that crosses the threshold.The firm has been busy with its investment programme, refurbishing four sites during the year, “including one prime location that has received additional investment as a concept site format to trial new entertainment experiences.”  And in the first half of 2020, the first new-build site should open, called Manchester Printworks.Looking ahead, the company plans to develop its pipeline of site opportunities with new developments and acquisitions. The outlook is positive, trading is robust and the company is expanding. I wouldn’t touch the shares with a bargepole if I believed there was a general economic slump coming soon, but right now, I’m sorely tempted! See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Is online shopping enough to help the Next share price?

first_imgIs online shopping enough to help the Next share price? Karl Loomes | Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 | More on: NXT Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Karl has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Karl Loomescenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Lockdown is hitting most businesses hard. The full consequences and damage to the economy may not be known for months or even years. While some industries, such as supermarkets, seem well placed to hold out amid the turmoil, others such as airlines may never recover. One industry that I suspect is towards the more negative end of this scale is clothes retailers. People do not usually buy new clothes or accessories in order to stay in the house. This is why I had my doubts about whether the recent decision to reopen its online store in a limited capacity will be enough to help the Next (LSE: NXT) share price.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Looking more deeply, however, I think there may be an opportunity if we can find the right time.Exceptions to the ruleFirst, it is worth noting that people do still need clothes even if they are not able to go to restaurants, pubs, and parties. Sports clothes, for example, which Next does not supply, could even see a surge in demand as lockdown increases exercising at home and going for a run.The other key area of clothing sales may come from the children’s section, which Next does supply. Kids may not need the latest fashions for school right now, but they don’t stop growing just because of lockdown. With good weather in the UK reminding everyone that summer is approaching, summer clothing for both children and adults may also be seeing demand increase.These signs that clothing demand may not be quite as dire as feared show up in the company’s first day of selling this month. Next online was shut down for three weeks for the safety of its warehouse workers due to the coronavirus. When it reopened, orders reached maximum capacity in about 90 minutes.It’s true that this capacity is now severely reduced in order to protect its workers. Still the news is a pleasant surprise. One could be forgiven for thinking it might be enough to help. However, looking at the Next share price it seems most investors disagree.What’s the problem with the share price?The problem is that these small spots of optimism may not be enough to offset the greater losses of its physical branches. Analysts are suggesting Next may see as much as a £1bn hit to its finances because of coronavirus.However, in its 2020 full-year results Next reported revenues of almost £4.4bn, about 46% of which came from online shopping. For me these figures suggest two things. Next sales figures seem robust enough to take a hit. What’s more, it has strong brand recognition that will serve it well when everything gets back to normal. I do have concerns about how the loss of revenue will impact profits.These figures also highlight the importance of its reopened online arm. Admittedly, the limited capacity will dent sales, but it may give the company the support it needs to get through the worst of times.I am not sure if we have yet seen a low for the Next share price. Personally I will be on the lookout for a dip, as I think the company will be able to do well when lockdown ends. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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How the best UK dividend stocks can help you get rich and retire early

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares G A Chester | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Heaps of companies have cancelled, cut, or suspended their dividends this year. However, even during these extremely difficult times, many other companies have continued to reward their shareholders with cash distributions. Here, I’ll discuss how to identify the best UK dividend stocks, and exactly why they can help you get rich and retire early.Identifying the best UK dividend stocksBuying shares in a company makes you a part-owner of the business. If the company increases its sales, profits, and dividends over time, the business — and your ‘share’ of it — will become increasingly valuable.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Therefore, in seeking to identify the best UK dividend stocks, it makes sense to begin with the business. Does it have a long history of producing increasing sales and profits, supporting a rising dividend?Such a profile suggests it may be operating in an industry, or sub-segment of an industry, with structural growth drivers. And/or that it has some competitive advantage over its rivals. For example, it may own powerful brands or valuable intellectual property. High margins and a high return on equity relative to peers tend to confirm a competitive advantage.Can you envisage the business maintaining its strong position in the coming years and decades? In other words, can it continue to deliver the same increasing sales and profits, supporting a rising dividend, as it has in the past?Successfully identifying such businesses is to successfully identify the best UK dividend stocks. And investing in them puts you firmly on the road to getting rich and retiring early!Compounding makes the best UK dividend stocks even betterAlbert Einstein understood a thing or two about the world. He once said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t, pays it.”Dividends compound when you reinvest them — that’s to say, use them to buy more shares in the company. The long-term compounding value of dividends is more powerful than many investors realise.Wealth manager Sanlam offers a good demonstration of dividend compounding, using the example of The Coca-Cola Company. Over the period 1980-2017, if you’d bought $3,500 of shares at the outset, the value of your investment would have grown to $220,000. You’d also have received dividends of about $80,000.If you’d reinvested those dividends, your investment would be worth a staggering $580,000.The eighth wonder of the world, as Einstein put it. Or, as my Motley Fool colleague Harvey Jones wrote in a recent article on his strategy of reinvesting dividends: “They’re the tiny acorns that can grow into mighty oaks.”Get started!Given the miracle of compounding dividends, it’s a good idea to start investing as early as possible. Even relatively small sums can snowball into significant wealth over multiple decades.As such, focusing on the best UK dividend stocks, and regularly reinvesting the dividends, could help you get rich — and retire earlier than you would otherwise be able to do.However, it’s never too late to start investing and benefitting from compounding dividends. Indeed, this year’s market crash could be an opportunity for older investors to make up lost ground. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img How the best UK dividend stocks can help you get rich and retire early Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

Manu Tuilagi on the wing: is it a World Cup-winning gamble?

first_imgRugby World VerdictEven with the contingency of Ashton on the bench, this represents a calculated gamble. Still, Lancaster’s timing – trying a ballsy, potentially game-breaking combination with the series still alive – must be applauded. Ambition is the only way to overturn the world champions. This should be fascinating. I’LL COME clean. In the aftermath of England’s gut-wrenching defeat to New Zealand on Saturday when Sir Clive Woodward suggested Manu Tuilagi move to the wing for the second Test, I was hugely skeptical. In fact, the notion seemed frustratingly unnecessary.Tuilagi had just produced a bullying performance from outside-centre that rocked Eden Park to its foundations. Despite being closely monitored, he broke the gainline on ten out of 13 carries, busting five tackles on the way. The 23-year-old had been the focal point of so much that went right for England, so why shunt him into another position? A position he has not started in at senior level for almost four years – a 44-19 success for Leicester Tigers over Newcastle on 27 November 2010, in case you are interested.Well, there are reasons. Stuart Lancaster can now call upon Luther Burrell and Billy Twelvetrees – a partnership that blends brawn, organisational skills, offloading prowess and another kicking option for the crucial territorial tussle. Adding Tuilagi to that threequarter line might just bring the clinical edge needed to transform England into force capable of clinching the 2015 World Cup.Double act? Manu Tuilagi and Luther Burrell could prove powerful threats for England in DunedinHowever, Lancaster’s attempt to shoehorn his most potent attackers into a back-line at the expense of specialists Jonny May and Chris Ashton could also send any chance of a historic series victory swirling down the drain. Either way, a punchy wildcard has been played. Let’s take a glance at some pros and cons…AttackAside from heightened responsibility on the kick-chase – which must be spot on – not much changes for Manu Tuilagi here. From set-piece he can still be used off Owen Farrell’s shoulder, either as a first-phase missile or tackler-attracting decoy (much like George North’s role for Wales). England’s lineout and scrum are in excellent fettle, so they have a decent launchpad from which to test New Zealand’s first-up tackling through the middle.With Twelvetrees in the team, ‘two-sided’ attacking structures – a competent first-receiver on either side of the breakdown – should ensure Tuilagi gets plenty of involvements including a few isolated one-on-one situations, where he is devastating. His strike rate of 11 tries in 23 Tests is world class (better than those of North, Cory Jane and Ben Smith) and added muscle is sure to aid England’s current uncertainty in the finishing department.Besides anything else, we can expect a stretched affair under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Seven Super 15 matches at the venue so far this campaign have brought a total of 45 tries. New Zealand’s last outing there was a 41-33 defeat of Australia. Kicking goals won’t be enough. If England’s outstanding breakdown allows them to garner 56% possession as it did in Auckland, Tuilagi latching onto offloads will turn pressure into points.Defence LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stuart Lancaster has selected Manu Tuilagi on the wing for Saturday’s second Test – Rugby World analyses whether it is a good decision for Englandcenter_img Undeniably there are more concerns when NZ have ball in hand. Wing is the toughest position to adopt in England’s system. Lancaster expects widemen to “push up as the end defender but also anticipate kicks and cover the backfield”. It’s a double-edged task that requires pace, positional nous and ability to read a fly-half’s body language – not easy.Best foot forward: Aaron Smith is likely to be peppering Tuilagi’s wing with box-kicksNow, Tuilagi’s natural rugby sense is underrated. This week will not be the first time he has trained as a wing in the England set-up, either. Do not be too surprised if his positioning is sound. However, contestable kicks are the All Blacks’ key weapon. Jane and Julian Savea possess wonderful aerial skills, while scrum-half Aaron Smith is the premier box-kicker on the planet. New Zealand’s first port of call will be to pepper Tuilagi’s touchline.Last is the concept of presence. A hefty specimen such as Tuilagi commands respect, even in crowded midfields. Ma’a Nonu definitely looked preoccupied last weekend. That said, Savea has accrued a record of 19 tries in 20 Tests with power as a principal attribute. Stationed opposite the hulking Hurricane, Tuilagi won’t give away an advantage there.BreakdownThis is perhaps an unexpected note to finish on, but definitely a significant facet of Saturday’s encounter. Flooding rucks out wide is a Kiwi habit that filters up from age-group rugby to those lucky enough to wear black.Especially at tackles in the tramlines (between five-metre line and the touchline), young New Zealanders are taught to keep their feet and march beyond the ball. It’s a practice that pays dividends at professional level – an overwhelming proportion of Test tries scored by Steve Hansen’s men come from turnover ball.Tuilagi’s low centre of gravity and strength mean he is one of England’s best exponents on the floor, even among a squad that Graham Rowntree has moulded into a fine breakdown unit. Against New Zealand, those qualities are just as important in wider channels. 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Florida Hospital relief efforts continue in Puerto Rico

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSFlorida HospitalPuerto RicoThe Voice of Compassion Previous articleCollaborative Effort Moves Florida Hurricane Recovery ForwardNext articleNelson extends lead in fundraising Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The VOICE of CompassionThe seventh container of supplies shippedFrom Florida Hospital NewsFlorida Hospital is shipping a seventh container loaded with relief supplies and medical equipment to Puerto Rico.More than 15 pallets of much-needed supplies – like water, food, and toiletries – will be delivered to villages in remote areas of mountainous Puerto Rico that are still without power.In addition, to strengthen the operations of Bella Vista Hospital in Mayaguez, anesthesia machines, infant warmers, IV pumps, wheelchairs and office furniture were included on the shipment to help the hospital get back on its feet. Thanks to a generous donation from Draeger, four neonatal intensive care unit incubators will be delivered to University Children’s Hospital in San Juan. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Ian Madigan low blow in painful Impact Gumshield promo video

first_imgThursday Sep 12, 2013 Ian Madigan low blow in painful Impact Gumshield promo video Leinster flyhalf Ian Madigan was recently asked to take part in a promo video for Impact Gumshields. The intention was to show how much protection they offer, but it turned out to be one of the most painful gumshield tests you’re likely to see.Last week James Murphy, co-founder of the company and seen here taking one for the team, popped up on Skype to explain that he was still aching from a video they’d just shot with Madigan.He said that Madigan was told to go for his face, but was of course, welcome to aim wherever he wanted to. The young Leinsterman didn’t need a second invitation.His bullet pass, shot on the first take, was perfectly aimed, and that was the end of filming for the day. In fact, that was all they needed to create this great promo video, which since going live has already spread virally across Ireland and now further afield too.Madigan’s cheeky grin after says it all, and he can be heard saying “I think it was a small bit low”.WIN YOURSELF AN IMPACT GUMSHIELD! This competition is now closedWhile the gumshield test didn’t quite go to plan, the product is great and today we’re giving some away (UK & Ireland only), so to enter and stand a chance of winning, simply do one of the following:1. Follow @rugbydump and Tweet:‘I’ve just entered to win an @impactgumshield after watching this brutal product test! @rugbydump‘2. Leave your reaction as a comment below. The best comment will also be entered into the draw.Visit impactgumshields.com for more about what they do, which includes dental custom fit gumshields to individuals, schools and clubs throughout Ireland and the UKADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition , See it to Believe it Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The White House / WT Architecture

first_img Year:  “COPY” Year:  United Kingdom Projects 2011 David Narro Associates Quantity Surveyor:Morham Oban, Brotchie ObanCity:GrishipollCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrew LeeRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The original house at Grishipol (rough bay) on the Hebridean Isle of Coll was built in the mid 1700’s by Maclean of Coll for his Tac man, or Factor.  It was the first lime-built square-cornered house on the island and took on the informal name ‘The White House’ distinguishing it from the basic ‘black houses’ which were the norm on the island.  In 1773 Boswell and Johnston were entertained there whilst stormbound during their famous tour of Scotland.  But for all its grandeur the White House had been built on sand and was deserted in the mid 1800’s as it started to crack.Save this picture!First Floor PlanWhen Alex and Seonaid Maclean-Bristol inherited the building some150 years later some of the cracks in the roofless ruin were more than a foot wide but the basic structure remained miraculously intact.   Alex was brought up on Coll and returned to farm on the island with wife Seonaid after  spending some years away in the army.  They were keen to create a house for their new family on the site but the nature of the ruin presented a problem.  Should they restore it or build a new house nearby?  It was at this point that we suggested that neither of these approaches should be taken and that the essential ruined nature of the structure was what gave it much of its magic.  So the idea of partial occupation of the ruin was explored with the intention that other new accommodation would be visually separate but physically connected to the ruin. Save this picture!© Andrew LeeThe original house was picturesquely sited with a commanding presence over the fertile dale leading to Grishipol Bay.  Fingers of stone walls extended from the ruin forming garden-like enclosures and this led to responsive architectural forms for the new house where original tumble-down walls were built up and new enclosures created to create shelter and against which new accommodation could nestle.  This retained the tooth-like nature of the original building whilst breaking down the massing of the new structures and  ensured that they remained subservient to the original building.  Almost half of the original house would remain roofless and become a courtyard garden, preserving the gutsy charm of the ruin.Save this picture!© Andrew LeeConsolidation of the structure provided a challenge given the size of the cracks and a system of exposed stainless steel ties and bracing frames in original window and fireplaces openings was devised with project engineers David Narro Associates.  There was no economic means of closing the main cracks up and it was also felt that they contributed so much to the identity of the house that they should be retained and enhanced where possible.   The consolidation work was carefully undertaken by local island builder Tom Davies and took almost a year up to the point when the main construction contract started.  Save this picture!© Andrew LeeSadly none of the island builders were big enough to take on the main construction phase of the build, so finding the right contractor led to a Scotland-wide search, with Kinghussie based Spey Building and Joinery successfully winning the contract.  This choice could not have been more successful with SBJ bringing all the skill and ingenuity of true Highlanders to the project.  Remote working led them to operate a two week on/one week off schedule to the job.  With only three ferries a week in winter immaculate planning was needed, but the weather and the idiosyncrasies of the ferry service can often challenge the best laid plans.  The remoteness of the site led to the unusual situation of accommodation and catering being provided by the clients, who were living in a nearby farmhouse throughout the build.  This could have caused all sorts of stresses and strains but the positive attitude of both clients and builders alike meant this consolidated the team and helped ensure a smooth and happy build.Save this picture!© Andrew LeeA three storey high entrance hall and stairway was created in the main ruin, with half of the ruin left as a roofless courtyard, following stabilisation and consolidation of the walls.  A kitchen and master bedroom occupy the remainder of the original building with a tooth-like stack of stores, larder, WC, shower room and study at its core, all connected with a glass and steel stair.Save this picture!© Andrew LeeTo the rear of the original building new spaces living and bedroom spaces stretch out generously into the landscape with expanses of glazing to suck in the stunning landscape and sea views.  The new structures shelter between the new thick dry stone enclosure walls which pick up on and extend an original lattice of enclosure walls around the house.  An H-shaped plan provides pockets of external shelter on the very exposed site.  The new stone walls recycle rubble from the site and imported aggregate and masonry were kept to a minimum to reduce transportation and environmental costs. Save this picture!© Andrew LeeThe building is heated through a heat exchanger which will be powered by a soon to be erected wind turbine, meaning that on aggregate power will be exported.The main hallway in the ruin connects through to a living-dining room with glazed walls and a sedum-covered roof, the sedum echoing the natural flora on the site.   Slate paving stretches from the living room inside out to a south-facing courtyard on one side and a seaward facing terrace on the other.  A wing of new rooms to the west provides four further bedrooms, utility spaces, and a panelled snug space, which is separated from the main living room by a wall of shelves. Stairs wrap around this snug space up to a book-lined landing where a long window seat looks out over the big sheltering west wall and down to Alex’s boat mooring.  Save this picture!© Andrew LeeBig open rooms are contrasted with smaller snugs and nooks and crannies for individual retreat so the house offers both expansive and intimate moments.  In spite of its high design ambitions it remains hard-wearing family farmhouse.  Children bash their toys into the walls and Highland cattle peer at their reflections in frameless glass walls.  It is a house intended to live up to the character of the ruin of the White House and to engage with and heighten the experience of living in an incredible place.Project gallerySee allShow lessDania Park / Thorbjörn Andersson with Sweco ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse of the Sea / Stefano Boeri ArchitettiSelected Projects Share Photographs “COPY” 2011 Area:  300 m² Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: WT Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Housescenter_img Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778068/the-white-house-wt-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778068/the-white-house-wt-architecture Clipboard Photographs:  Andrew Lee   The White House / WT Architecture CopyAbout this officeWT ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGrishipollUnited KingdomPublished on December 02, 2015Cite: “The White House / WT Architecture” 02 Dec 2015. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Main Contractor: Spey Building and Joinery The White House / WT ArchitectureSave this projectSaveThe White House / WT Architecture ArchDaily CopyHouses•Grishipoll, United Kingdom Save this picture!© Andrew Lee+ 14 Sharelast_img read more

Tim Brawn establishes new direct marketing business

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 January 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Contact RH Direct. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tim Brawn establishes new direct marketing business Direct marketing expert Tim Brawn has established a new direct marketing business, RH Direct, together with Westcountry-based advertising agency, RH Advertising.Direct marketing expert Tim Brawn has established a new direct marketing business, RH Direct, together with Westcountry-based advertising agency, RH Advertising. RH Advertising is one of the South West’s largest marketing services agencies, with billings of over £4.5m.RH Direct’s slogan is “accountable advertising.” Brawn comments: “our aim is to provide clients with campaigns that are not just image- or brand-awareness oriented but to go to specific people using the right methods and specific messages, to achieve measurable effect wherever possible.” Advertisementlast_img read more

List of ‘most influential’ 50 in fundraising announced

first_imgList of ‘most influential’ 50 in fundraising announced Stretching the top 10 to a top 11 for entirely personal reasons, the list consists of:1. Joe Saxton, driver of ideas at nfpSynergy and chair of the Institute of Fundraising2. Alan Gosschalk, director of fundraising at Shelter and director of the ImpACT Coalition3. Gordon Brown MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer4. Alan Clayton, managing director of Cascaid5. Lindsey Boswell, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising6. Professor Adrian Sargeant, Bristol Business School7. Mick Aldridge, chief executive, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association8. Ken Burnett, chair of the Cascaid Group, and chair of ActionAid9. Jon Scourse, chief executive of the Fundraising Standards Board10. Tony Elischer, managing director of THINK Consulting Solutions11. Howard Lake, publisher of UK FundraisingAs Professional Fundraising pointed out, there were some surprising absences from the list. Cathy Pharoah, director of research at CAF, and Stephen Dunmore and Vanessa Potter from the Big Lottery Fund all failed to appear in the list.New entrants to the list include Rupert Tappin (Future Fundraising), Julius Wolff-Ingham (The Salvation Army), John Baguley (International Fundraising Consultancy), and Elias Koronis (Shelter).The highest new entrant was Mick Aldridge of the PFRA. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 16 July 2006 | News Professional Fundraising has published this year’s list of the 50 most influential people in fundraising, as voted for by the magazine’s readers. Top of the list once again was Joe Saxton, chair of the Institute of Fundraising. UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake made it to number 11.Joe Saxton retains his top position, the first time that the same person has retained their top position in the four years of the poll. He is joined by 23 new entrants, attributed by the magazine to, in part, the establishment of the Fundraising Standards Board and changes in the regulatory and government offices.Fundraising practitioners, including both fundraisers and consultants, are more prominent on this year’s list compared to last years. This year there are 16 fundraisers on the list, up from eight last year, and 15 fundraising consultants, up from nine. Advertisementcenter_img  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Charities to raise funds through split-ticketing rail travel service

first_img Tagged with: affiliate marketing corporate Howard Lake | 28 October 2015 | News Charities to raise funds through split-ticketing rail travel service About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img Trainsplit, the train travel booking service that helps passengers save money by using split-ticketing, is inviting charities to receive a share of ticket sales made on their site by supporters.Split-ticketing has been used by savvy rail travellers for some time, but Trainsplit makes the process easier with just one transaction. The site lets travellers save money by spitting their journey into separate legs.For example, a journey from Ascot to Bristol travelling at peak time and returning later the same day might cost £124.50 on one of the major sites but by splitting the journey into two parts – Ascot to Swindon and then Swindon on to Bristol – the cost would drop to £62.70, giving a saving of £61.80.Even if Trainsplit cannot find a split-ticket saving, customers can still find an advance saving on the site against the standard fare bought on the day and the charity will still benefit. The site does not charge credit card fees.How much?Crowd funding: raising funds from a ticketing service will rely on volumeTrainsplit’s average order value is around £50 so a participating charity would receive just over 50p on this level of transaction. The value of the scheme therefore lies in volume and persuading enough charity supporters to use it.Charities can consider boosting their income by charging a small booking fee, and their supporters would still be saving money.Trainsplit will be offering charities a dedicated white-label version so that supporters can simply visit and bookmark that page in order to benefit their chosen charity.Monthly paymentCharities taking part in the scheme will receive a cashback payment each month based on the total value of any tickets purchased by the organisation, its supporters and/or their contacts.Kip Parker, owner of Kipster Media said: Advertisement  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 “Using Trainsplit’s site their staff, supporters and even their friends and family can make significant savings on rail travel helping their chosen charity at the same time. We are really pleased Trainsplit have appointed us to manage this project and we will be able to help all types of charity both large and small”.The site is not yet mobile responsive but work underway now should resolve that by the end of the year.Charities can find out more via Trainsplit.Other train ticket companies already enable charities to generate income from ticket sales. For example, Trainline lets individual and business customers generate a donation when booked via Easyfundraising.last_img read more