Sunday, September 20, 2020

Rumana Rahman: leading diversity, excellence in British American Tobacco

Striving for success is the way to a fulfilling life, at least that's how Rumana Rahman sees it, and when you hear her life story it's clear that it has certainly worked for her. Rumana is the Regional Director of Human Resources for the Asia Pacific and Middle East (APME) region of the prestigious British American Tobacco (BAT) and one of the youngest...

Eight factors to consider when borrowing in times of Covid-19

Our economy has come to a halt, but resilience and strength can often be attained through unexpected routes These unprecedented times have catalysed a series of challenges to our economy and businesses. The majority of our existing property developers have been reaching out and we have witnessed a pattern of similar requests during these Covid-19 times. We hope this data...

Reebok celebrates LGBTQ+ community pride with ‘All Types of Love’ collection and ‘Proud Notes’ campaign

In honour of the LGBTQ+ community and Pride Month this June, Reebok has announced its all-new “All Types of Love” collection and “Proud Notes” campaign, highlighting activists and influencers in the LGTBQ+ community who are fighting for equality every day. The campaign provides a platform for authentic, passionate individuals to share their unique stories and journeys as they are...

Sairee Chahal – Founder of Sheroes, the safe online social space that empowers women

Sairee Chalal is a successful technology entrepreneur. She has been a Devi Award winner, as well as winning the Femina Achievers Award, Cartier Award, Editor’s choice for L’Oreal Femina Women’s Award, Business Today and Most Powerful Women in Indian Business. Sairee is also on a mission to change the world and make it a more equal one for women.  Sheroes, a women-only...

Light of the end of the Covid-19 tunnel for property investment

A recent webinar, kindly hosted by the non-profit, think tank Bridge India, brought the welcome news that it looks like the global pandemic that has caused so much economic upheaval should not discourage investing in UK property, certainly if you're willing to see it as a long-term proposition. Bring back Brexit The online session, entitled “The impact of Covid-19 on Indian...

The UK property market scenario post COVID-19

As the globe enters uncharted territory, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you and be transparent to our community of lenders and borrowers. Thus, we’ve put together some FAQ style information for our lender and borrower community to keep you well informed. Frequently Asked Questions by Lenders: Q 1: How does it affect already funded/on-going Projects? A: Our existing projects...

How modular housing construction will uplift the property market post lockdown

The recent Covid-19 crisis has challenged our “traditional” habits like face to face meetings and pushed us towards digital world. One month into it, I am more busy than “normal” times with higher number of “effective” online meetings. Many UK firms also have reported higher productivity of their employees. Post lockdown, we are now leading a “new normal” life...

Lockdown Diaries: Arya Taware of FutureBricks shares her hands-on attitude to success

I love to start my day properly by making sure I’m awake at 6am. I’ll either go for a morning walk or run everyday before I sit at my desk. I find that routine is everything right now and can help everyone mentally separate the very thin line between personal and professional life. Remaining positive As an entrepreneur and founder, it’s...

Lockdown Diaries: Restauranteur Chinten Pandya supports NHS workers and the needy with free Indian meals

Chinten Pandya, a civil engineer and restaurant owner of Desi Dhaba, had to close his businesses following the government's guidelines but he and his wife Mona have never been busier. They are using his Feb-launched restaurant to feed hundreds of NHS workers, the vulnerable and needy in the community. The Wembley-based Director of Apna Construction Ltd. has turned the restaurant...

Ava’s Ark: an animal lover whose passion is her profession

If it's one thing that anyone close to me knows it is that I am an animal lover and, like with most animals, when our happy spirits meet its always love at first sight. As my passion for animals grew, the need to understand their behaviour and patterns grew as well. I decided to get a certification which would help...