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Brittany Ferries: Plymouth contact centre agent scoops top regional award

The prestigious award recognises contact centre sales advisors who demonstrate exceptional levels of sales and vocational competence, achieving consistently strong results and making a real difference to their company. Geraldine fought off stiff competition for the award, with over 250 eligible employers in the South West who collectively employ around 52,000 people in both the Public and Private sectors. Geraldine has worked at the company since 2003. As part of a 58-person passenger services team, she deals with a wide variety of enquiries... Read More »

Investment at APM Terminals Algeciras puts Spain’s Largest Port on top in the Mediterranean


Algeciras, Spain – A USD 73 million investment to upgrade four existing cranes, along with other infrastructure improvements to APM Terminals Algeciras, has helped to make Spain’s largest container port the busiest on the Mediterranean Sea, with an overall throughput of 4.33 million TEUs, representing an increase of 6.6% over the 2012 annual volume. APM Terminals Algeciras, the busiest terminal (by equity share) in the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, handled 3.29 million TEUs last year, accounting for 76% of the port’s container throughp... Read More »

2014 Spanish grand prix – race


It’s fantastic to get my first win here after eight attempts and it’s really difficult to put that feeling into words right now. We have our bosses from Mercedes-Benz here today and it’s great for the team that we were able to give them a one-two finish. In all my career, I’ve never before had a car or a performance gap like this. Nico drove a fantastic race and I struggled to keep him behind, but I just managed it at the end. I had the same problems with the car this afternoon that I found yesterday in qualifying: I couldn’t attack the corners... Read More »

RBC Investor & Treasury Services appointed global custodian by OGEO FUND for new Sicav OGESIP Invest


RBC Investor & Treasury Services, through its Belgian office, will provide the OGESIP Invest Sicav with custody, fund administration, shareholder services, as well as additional services covering domiciliation, payments and transaction support. OGEO Fund is the fifth largest pension fund in Belgium, managing first pillar (statutory) and second pillar occupational pensions for public and parapublic organisations such as cities and municipalities, provinces and municipal communities. OGEO FUND currently manages over 900 million euros of as... Read More »

Endemol announces changes in format acquisitions team


Grant’s responsibilities are being taken up by Acquisitions Manager Erik de Winter, who has been promoted to Global Manager of Format Acquisitions. Erik joined Endemol in September 2011 from Absolutely Independent where he was Marketing and Sales Director. He formerly worked at RCV (now Entertainment One) as Sales Representative, TV. Endemol’s recently acquired formats include Israeli reality show The Extra Mile from Studio Glam, which launched last Tuesday in Israel on Channel 10, becoming the highest rated launch in the history of the chan... Read More »

Endemol’s host in the box lands first deal in Spain


Following the format’s international launch at MIPTV 2014, Spanish broadcaster Cuatro has commissioned a first series of the factual entertainment show. Produced by Endemol Spain, each episode of this latest adaptation will see a different host for each episode locked in a wooden box and shipped off to an undisclosed location within Spain. The format has also sold to Hungary, where it successfully aired in February with an 8 episode run on Super TV2. In Germany, where the format originally launched on ProSieben in February this year, t... Read More »

Sustainability Report 2013: HEINEKEN on its way to meet 2020 commitments


Key activities and achievements for the year include: Reducing CO2 emissions - A key highlight of the year is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 119 kton CO2 in 2013, or almost 2,400 trips around the globe with a fully loaded 30-ton Heineken® beer truck. This result can be attributed to the improved energy efficiency of HEINEKEN's operations (-3.9%) as well as using more renewable energy both through on-site production and the purchase of renewable electricity in breweries in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, The... Read More »

Technip certified as Top Employer in 19 countries


The Top Employers Institute, a specialist in the field of international research into HR management and working conditions, has just completed this year’s research into the HR policies and practices of a large number of employers across various countries. The organizations examined were assessed based on several criteria such as primary benefits, secondary benefits and working conditions, training and development, career development and culture management. This year, Technip has been certified as a Top Employer in 19 single countries - Austr... Read More »

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB Three-month report


Gross profit amounted to SEK 17,641 m (15,679), an increase of 13 percent. This corresponds to a gross margin of 54.9 percent (55.2). Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 3,486 m (3,234), an increase of 8 percent. The group’s profit after tax increased to SEK 2,649 m (2,458), corresponding to SEK 1.60 (1.49). H&M Sport very well received in selected H&M stores in 18 countries and online. Continued roll-out to more stores and countries as well as further broadening of the sport range. Sales during the period 1 March – 25 Ma... Read More »

Political corruption seen as ‘major problem’ by most Europeans


The countries worst hit by the European economic crisis have recorded larger decreases in trust in political institutions in recent years, with public perceptions of corruption above 90 percent, according to a report commissioned by the UK's Committee on Standards in Public Life. The highest levels of concern were in Greece - where 99 percent said corruption was a major problem - followed by Portugal, Italy, Spain and Ireland. The research, which was based on data from the European Values Survey (EVS), the European Social Survey (ESS) and... Read More »

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