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BUSINESS FIRST June\July 2012 www.businessfirstmagazine.co.uk


CONTENTS


Inspired by Eddie Izzard, Mick Perrin is taking comedy to the unlikeliest places


LONDON 2012: 18 Boom or bust for business?


LONDON’S HIGH STREETS: 22 It’s about much more than more retail


MAN BUYS PRESENT: 26


The start up solution to men’s missing gift gene SALTY DOG: 30


One man’s campaign against incompetent fund managers OPINION


THE SCEPTIC 34 TIM PRICE 36


NICHOLAS PAGET-BROWN 38 BUSINESS


THE WEATHER AND YOUR BUSINESS PLAN 40


WARNING: COMPETITION CAN HARM YOUR BUSINESS 42 INVESTING IN SWAG 44


HORSES FOR COURSES: THE RIGHT LEADER IN A CRISIS 47 WHY COMPLEX PAY DEALS CAN LOSE YOU STAFF 49 KEY STRATEGIES FOR CHAIRING MEETINGS 50


RUNNING A FAMILY BUSINESS: THE SPECIAL QUALITIES AN OUTSIDER NEEDS 51 FIRST CLASS


THE STUNNING NEW ARRIVAL ON LONDON’S PRIVATE JET SCENE 52


HOTEL REVIEW: THE APEX TEMPLE COURT 57 BUSINESS TRAVEL: FLAT OUT TO MOSCOW 60


GROVES ON CARS: THE JAGUAR XJ AND THE BENTLEY CONTINENTAL XTC 62 PERSONAL VIEW


MICHAEL NICHOLSON MBE 66


18 IN THIS ISSUE


FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS EXPORTING COMEDY: 14


OLYMPIC


…to chaos, or a legacy we can be proud of? COUNTDOWN...


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