Increasing costs bring end of Choccywoccydoodah

first_imgCake business Choccywoccydoodah has ceased trading and closed its stores in Brighton and Covent Garden.“Challenging trading conditions” have prompted the directors to instruct advisory firm Quantuma to place the business into Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation.Founded in 2001, Choccywoccydoodah was a specialist chocolatier, famous for designing and creating bespoke cakes. The company was established in Brighton, where it operated a store on Meeting House Lane, as well as running an outlet in Covent Garden, London.In 2009, it secured a deal to supply Selfridges Food Halls across the country with a collection of cakes, including personalised wedding and celebration cakes. From 2011 to 2014 it featured in a self-titled documentary series that followed staff producing cakes for a list of celebrities. All operations have now ceased, and both its Brighton and Covent Garden stores have closed.“Due to financial difficulties as a result of a challenging trading environment, increased costs and declining margins, Quantuma has been instructed by the directors to assist in placing the company into liquidation,” said Sean Bucknall, partner at Quantuma.“Quantuma has been in contact with customers that have been affected and will endeavour to make this as smooth a process as possible for all stakeholders.”Brighton & Hove Independent reported that the closure had left a number of customers without wedding cakes and out of pocket, as they had placed orders with the business. It added that a group of 40 cake-makers in the Sussex area had come together to help those customers by offering them a wedding cake at a reduced price.last_img read more

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Credit Union PR Insight: Taking your relationships public

first_img continue reading » Achieving your primary goals of member retention, acquisition, security and everything else on your plate is not easily done without establishing relationships with service and technology providers. As one of the driving forces of an effective business strategy, these connections strengthen and support your ability to continue serving your members, while realizing year-over-year growth.Taking your relationships public through press releases, media advisories and other forms of outreach strengthens your credit union’s reputation as a leader in the industry by projecting a variety of messages onto a few key audiences, including:Prospective members: One very relevant example is Apple®, which recently expanded its ApplePay™ partnerships to include an even larger group of credit unions. Relationships of this nature can strengthen organic growth by attracting a younger group of members who might not have considered a credit unions without this partnership. Alternatively, credit unions may begin working with third parties that offer a unique or new type of loan product and introducing their services to a new audience within the respective community. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Orange looks to build off first loss in program’s first ever Big East game against Georgetown

first_imgForJoel White, the answer was simple.  After a tough one-goal loss to Virginia Sunday, Syracuse learned several lessons.  But one in particular stuck out.‘After Virginia, we learned we are not unbeatable,’ said White, a junior co-captain.Though the Orange suffered its first loss of the season, White hopes the other, more encouraging lessons will be on full display when No. 2 Syracuse (2-1) hosts No. 11 Georgetown (2-1) in its Big East season opener at the Carrier Dome Saturday at 2 p.m.White said SU learned about its heart and character.  After trailing 10-6 with fewer than 14 minutes to play, the Orange stormed back before falling 11-10 to the Cavaliers.  The team also learned it could benefit by focusing more on itself.‘I think we were too worried about Virginia,’ White said.  ‘We need to start thinking about us a little more and what we need to do better to beat Georgetown.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn order for that to happen, the Orange will have to get back to its winning ways in the faceoff X.  Instead of putting pressure on its defense and goaltender, Syracuse hopes for more consistency on the offensive end.  SU head coach John Desko said he will continue to test out different combinations, especially in the midfield, in hopes of finding more reliable scoring.  But Desko was happy his team learned these lessons before facing the Hoyas.‘Actually, playing Virginia was very good preparation for playing Georgetown,’ Desko said.  ‘They are teams with similar styles.  (Georgetown) likes to push the ball offensively and play aggressive defense like UVa.’Though the Orange ended up with a slight 13-12 advantage in the faceoff X Sunday, SU struggled in the first half.  Virginia won 10-of-15 first half faceoffs, leading to more offensive possessions.  The Cavs outshot the Orange 27-15 in that first half and exploded for six second-quarter goals.   Through its first two wins, the X was a place of domination for Syracuse. This is something Desko said must resurface.‘To give UVa the ball back so many times after goals, you are going to build yourself a mountain that you have to climb,’ Desko said.  ‘We adjusted well in the second half and need to win faceoffs on (Saturday).’SU goalie John Galloway was forced to use every part of his body Sunday en route to an 18-save performance.  Virginia fired shot after shot and Galloway dropped to his knees time and time again.  His calves, feet and stick got an impromptu work out.  The pressure he felt can be alleviated by a stronger offensive performance by the Orange.And that is something junior attack Stephen Keogh is very aware of.‘John played an outstanding game. The defense kept us in it,’ Keogh said. ‘I played poorly and really need to pick up the slack against Georgetown.  I only had two shots and I need to work harder on getting open and putting it in the back of the net.’For Keogh, Saturday’s game against the Hoyas cannot come soon enough.‘I cannot wait to step on the field,’ Keogh said. ‘We need to prove a lot to the lacrosse world because people are doubting us after that loss to Virginia.’The areas of improvement are foremost on Syracuse’s mind.  And that is even above the fact that the Georgetown game marks the first Big East conference game in program history. Desko said that isn’t all that important.‘I am always thinking about the playoffs,’ Desko said. ‘But not getting that automatic qualifier from it, to me, has taken a bit of the importance out of the conference.’So, instead of worrying about the conference, White is focused on building off of that loss to Virginia. It’s the first step in getting back to the top.Said White: ‘We played awful all game and to actually come back in the fourth shows a ton about this team’s character. The loss was just a bump in the road that we are going to smooth out against Georgetown.’ Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments [email protected] Published on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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Naman Tanwar, Neeraj Swami start on winning note

first_img COMMENT Written By First Published: 5th October, 2019 22:21 IST LIVE TV Press Trust Of India FOLLOW UScenter_img Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Naman Tanwar was among the prominent names who made a winning start on the second day of 4th Elite National Boxing Championships here on Saturday.Last year’s bronze medal winner Naman (91kg), representing Railways, showed superb form and fitness to notch up a 5-0 win against Ashish Bhandor of Himachal Pradesh.Ashish was no match for his opponent as Naman landed a flurry of accurate punches to silence the local boxer.President’s Cup gold medallist Neeraj Swami (49 kg) also began his campaign in a dominant fashion against Meghalaya’s Phiban Sohtun. The diminutive boxer from Delhi attacked from the beginning and landed some mighty blows on his opponent’s face which forced the referee to stop the contest in the first round.India Open silver medallist Sumit Sangwan (91 kg), making a comeback, won his bout against Gujarat’s Rizwan Ahmed comfortably as the bout had to be stopped in the first round itself.Chandigarh’s Vipin Kumar (49kg) and Punjab’s Shiv Kant were involved in a highly entertaining bout as both the boxers traded punches and displayed great attacking prowess. But Vipin got the nod of the judges at the end with a 3-2 verdict.Assam’s Irfan Khan blanked Kerala’s Athul Raj 5-0 in the light flyweight category.After playing cautiously in the first round, Irfan showed quick movement and footwork to control the bout in the last two rounds.The pugilists will compete in all the ten weight categories — 49kg, 52kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75 kg, 81kg, 91kg and +91kg — as teams from Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar are participating for the first time. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 22:21 IST Naman Tanwar, Neeraj Swami Start On Winning Note Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Naman Tanwar was among the prominent names who made a winning start on the second day of 4th Elite National Boxing Championslast_img read more

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