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Javier Echave CFO speaking at the Heathrow Summit

For over 20 years, the Heathrow Busines Summits have enabled SME’s to meet face-to-face with Heathrow’s top suppliers- connecting them to new contacts, advice and business oppotunities.

The English Job: understanding Iran and why it disturb Britain

A discussion on the book with the author, former Foreign Secretary, The Rt Hon Jack Straw

About the book : With tensions rising sharply between Tehran and the West, former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw unveils a richly detailed account of Britain’s turbulent relationship with Iran, illuminating the culture, psychology and history of a much-misunderstood nation. Informed by Straw’s wealth of experience negotiating Iran’s labyrinthine internal politics, The English Job is a powerful, clear-sighted and compelling portrait of an extraordinary country.

The Rt Hon Jack Straw served in the 1997 – 2010 Labour government as Foreign Secretary (2001 to 2006), Home Secretary (1997 to 2001), Leader of the Commons (2006 to 2007), and Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary (2007 to 2010). In 2001 Straw became the first British foreign secretary to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution. He has since visited the country multiple times and continues to contribute to the conversation on Iranian-British relations, most recently publishing The English Job: Understanding Iran and Why It Distrusts Britain, the subject of this CMEC event.

We are overwhelmed by the response we received for the above event:

 

“It was very well done, and we thought the gap between presentations was perfect”

Chris Sharp​, becg

 

“Our thanks and congratulations for putting on the outstanding event yesterday.  People I spoke to during the day and the evening were unanimous in their praise of not just your organisational efforts, but also the quality of the gathered audience”

Tom Brooks, London Borough of Hounslow

 

“Well done I heard about all the hard work that went into it to set up such a fantastic and engaging event”

Sukhvinder Dhanjal, Heathrow Airport

 

“Thank you for a great informative session ”

Ash Sanjenbam, Kingfisher Sec

 

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for organising such an informative Regeneration Conference. The speakers were very well chosen and I felt it was time really well spent. Thoroughly enjoyable..”

Deborah Barnes, CLAYTON HOTEL CHISWICK

 

“I just wanted to pass on our thanks on behalf of West Thames, for a really good event”

Rezveer Dwyer, West Thames College

 

Fifty Pubs of Brentford

Alfred Pearce wrote it in 1948 when he was seventy-four years old (his family ran the Alexandra pub in the High Street).He starts at the Star and Garter, Kew Bridge Road and proceeds westwards along Brentford High Street, across Brentford Bridge to London Road.

When I was knighted with a STAR AND GARTER
I was pushed into an EXPRESS
On my way to OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE
I smashed into a PLOUGH
And stood aside by the WAGGON AND HORSES
Little beyond a JOLLY TAR
With a LAMB by his side
Receiving a SALUTATION
Presently FOX AND HOUNDS dashed by
A beautiful HAND AND FLOWER
When I met the MARQUIS OF GRANBY
He fell into the QUEEN’S ARMS
Tugging with a BARGE AGROUND
A BULL stared me in the face
As I crossed by the BREWERY TAP and the ROYAL HOTEL
The PRINCE OF WALES stood on the other side
Up above HALF MOON and SEVEN STARS
With a GLITTERING STAR by its side
Cross yonder stood a DRUM
Attacked by a LION
When I reached the ALEXANDRA
I shook hands with GEORGE THE FOURTH
He advised to salute THE WATERMAN’S ARMS
Then I was back into the KING’S ARMS*
Up went the roaring CANNON
At the RISING SUN I tried to lift ONE TON
While BRITANNIA stood to one side
And I met the DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE
He told me he had lost his FEATHERS
A little beyond a BEEHIVE
And a BLACK BOY AND STILL
Playing with a CATHERINE WHEEL
As I crossed the BARLEY MOW
There was a magnificent CASTLE
Near by stood a LION
THREE PIGEONS overhead
With MAGPIE AND STUMP
Beside it MAGPIE AND CROWN
TWO BLACK BOYS rang SIX BELLS
Stood staunch with THE MAGNET with LORD NELSON
I got in the JUNCTION ARMS
They pushed me into the DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND
Beyond stood GEORGE AND DRAGON
The STANDARD floating high
With the ANGEL of peace
When the COACH AND HORSES passed by.


(Links will be added to all the pubs mentioned)

* 273 Brentford High Street, not the current King’s Arms

London, 26.03.19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

English Football League Championship club Brentford FC have launched a ground-breaking new video series on LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, which has already seen exceptional results since debuting on 21 March.

 

The series features prominent members of the Club’s playing squad, backroom staff and operations team discussing everyday issues faced by workers in their careers but seen through the lens of a football club. The goal of the series is to raise awareness of these common issues with advice from people such as the Head Coach, Club Psychologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and even the Sleep Therapist.

 

The first episode, titled The Fear of Failure, showed an engagement rate averaging 40 per cent higher than any other Club content on the platform. Upcoming episodes will explore topics such as anger, stress, difficult times, sleep, conflict  and motivation. Each episode has a running time of three to six minutes to make the series accessible for social media audiences and time-poor professionals.

 

Kurt Pittman, Brentford FC Marketing Director, explained the strategy behind the project. He said: “Thanks to investment from on-demand providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, people now have access to huge amounts of entertainment content from football clubs. As fantastic as these productions are, there is very little utility to the content itself for the average fan. What we have been looking at is how we can create content that can actually help people by leveraging the specialist knowledge we have inside the club. The strong results so far show this is content people want.”

 

LinkedIn is seen as an ideal choice for the project given the audience and the trends for video content consumption. The platform sees approximately 590 million users globally with 260 million monthly active users. Research also shows that 62 per cent of LinkedIn users engage with content on the platform because they found it educational and informative.

 

Brentford CEO Jon Varney said of the initiative: “The importance of a football club as a leading light in the community cannot be understated. Whilst all clubs work hard on this, sometimes it’s easy to forget the value we are able to impart through the high-performance teams we assemble. We are in a position where we can showcase real life examples of how we deal with challenging situations and that’s exactly what we want to do with this series.”

 

The series has been written and produced by sports marketing agency Halfspace who have been appointed full-service agency across data and content marketing for Brentford FC.

 

A link to the first episode ‘The Fear of Failure’ can be found – https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6514528720852709376