Top Gear style charity challenge to Monaco – 11th May

The A team

The A team- L-R Janette Whitney, Alan Trace, Lorraine Nugent

The ‘A team’ aims to win Top Gear style charity challenge to Monaco– May 2013.

A team of 4 Sussex business people will be participating in a charity road race from Manor Royal in Crawley, to Monaco in France on Saturday 11th may 2013.

English: Monaco, Monte Carlo

The ‘A Team’ – consists of Janette Whitney of Janette Whitney & Associates (www.whitneyassocs.co.uk), Lorraine Nugent of Media Word Waves , Gurpreet Gill of LloydsTSB Commercial (Crawley) and Alan Trace representing Ray Lewis Sports Wear .

In a quest to raise much needed funds for 14 charities that are all members of the Gatwick Diamond Business Association (GDBA), The team will be driving from Manor Royal to Monaco leaving at the unearthly hour of 4am on sat 11th may aiming to make it to Monaco within 14 hours of driving.

 
The A team will be one of 12 teams participating in the top gear style road race going head to head with Jeremy Taylor (CEO of GDBA), David Montgomery (Treasurer-GDBA) and Steve Pullen (Chairman-GDBA) who will be travelling to Monaco via public transport!

 
There is no more than 30 minutes in it so it’s going to be an extremely tight race!

 
The teams are aiming to raise at least £12,000 for 14 wonderful charities:- CCVS, Chestnut Tree House, Golden Lion Children’s Trust, Home Start Crawley, Outreach 3Way, NSPCC, The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Rockinghorse, St Catherine’s Hospice, Sussex & Surrey Air Ambulance, Sussex Community Foundation, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Young Enterprise & Young Epilepsy.

Janette Said “We hope that local people and businesses will support the 14 local charities by donating via our just giving page. As a team we are proud to be giving our time freely to help raise funds for these charities that do vital work for our Sussex community”
To donate visit http://www.justgiving.com/MWW-JW-GJ-ATeam

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‘Green’ Grants for Business

Green Thinking

 

There’s lots of government legislation in place to ensure that UK businesses meet the minimum standards required to minimize their impact on the environment.

 

 

 

How these regulations will affect you will depend on the size and type of your business, as well as the sector you operate in and the process you have in place.

For more detailed information on how these regulations might affect your business, visit the NetRegs website:  

What to do First

 If you’re not sure where to start with going green, then getting an environmental consultant to come in and spend some time with your business to understand where it can save energy is a worthwhile investment.

It can save you as much as 10% through no-cost measures and generally businesses can save over 20%.

Funding

The good news is that there are various grants and soft loans available to businesses to help you comply with these regulations

One such scheme recently announced is a £4 million loan fund to help South East based businesses improve their sustainability.

Backed with £3.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund, SEEDA’s new South East Sustainability Loan Fund is expected to support around 2,500 companies across the region.

They will be able to lend between £20,000 and £200,000 to reduce waste, develop sustainable technologies, and focus on sustainable procurement.

Participating firms will also undergo training and environmental audits “in order to establish methods that boost profits through energy reduction”.

 To help you to keep up to date with the many different grant schemes available to your business visit www.greengrantsmachine.co.uk.

Need help with funding for your business?

 

 Then please contact me at Janette Whitney & Associates on 01403 733671 for professional, impartial advice & Solutions.

 

     

Get the blood flowing!!

How many times have you sat at your desk and stared blankly at your computer screen- totally uninspired?

Well, us humans need to be more active than we are in todays lifestyles as I am sure you appreciate,Sitting down all day at a desk does nothing for our ability to be focussed on our jobs or motivation to be fantastic. We need to exercise- so take a break when you have read this and walk around a little.

When you sit back at your desk you will feel better and you will be more motivated towards your work. Movement gets the blood pumping around the body and therefore more oxygen to the brain. Try it.- it works.

So if you want inspired Business advice  or business growth strategies covering sales, marketing, finance, business development and more,  you have come to the right place. 

Contact us now for a free initial consultation on 01403 733671

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Welcome

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Hello and welcome to the Janette Whitney & Associates Blog.

In the course of helping hundreds of businesses we have gathered a number of excellent resources for companies looking to:

  • Plan and implement growth strategies
  • Increase sales & profits
  • Develop robust financial targets
  • Create greater efficiencies 
  • Manage their cashflow more effectively
  • Understand and plan an exit strategy
  • Raise finance

We are in the process of distilling some of this information into this blog for free use within your business. We can help to apply these strategies and manage the process to completion. Read more about us.

 

Contact us now for a free initial consultation on 01403 733671.  

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