Monthly Archives: April 2011

ChoiceQuote Insurance updates its corporate brand

Saturday, 30th April, 2011

ChoiceQuote Insurance of Old Swan, one of Liverpool’s leading independent insurance brokers have been awarded a European Objective 1 Grant by the Business Link (formally GME) to support a re-branding and marketing project.   The appointed design agency is Attic Design Consultancy, based in West Derby, who are a Business Link approved supplier and renowned Read the full article…

A Decade of Success

Saturday, 30th April, 2011

             ….and a picture to prove it Ten years ago Darren Roberts sat down with his first customer and did his first deal as head of a new Liverpool insurance broking service. A decade later, almost to the day, we were chatting about how far the company had developed when Read the full article…

Major fuel protest to take place at Ellesmere Port

Thursday, 28th April, 2011

Several hundred motorists in Ellesmere Port are expected to take part in a protest over fuel costs next month. The Ellesmere Port Pioneer reports that as many as 1,000 drivers may turn out for the go-slow blockade, which is being organised by the Stanlow Fuel Protest and Direct Read the full article…

Temporary rank offers solution to Dundee taxi dispute

Thursday, 28th April, 2011

The chairman of the Dundee Taxi Association has called on local cabbies to use a new rank in Hawkhill, rather than try to pick passengers up from Marketgait. Graeme Stephen was quoted by the Courier as supporting the temporary measures, which are designed to solve a dispute between Read the full article…

Mitsubishi dealers see strong first quarter sales

Thursday, 28th April, 2011

Mitsubishi Motors has announced year-on-year sales growth in its financial report for the first quarter of 2011. Between January and March, sales were up by more than seven per cent, with a substantial increase in the UK pick-up market said to be a “significant contributor”. The company continued Read the full article…

Nissan wins world car of the year prize for Leaf

Wednesday, 27th April, 2011

Nissan’s environmentally friendly Leaf vehicle has been named world car of the year at the World Car Awards, which took place during the New York International Auto Show. The all-electric model, which offers a zero-emission performance, beat the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A8 to the title, which Read the full article…

Edinburgh’s Central Taxis creates iPhone application

Wednesday, 27th April, 2011

Leading Edinburgh cab firm Central Taxis has launched an iPhone application that makes it easier for clients to utilise its services. The city’s largest black taxi firm has allied with mobile data specialist Cordic to develop the app, which was released on April 21st 2011 and lets users Read the full article…

Glasgow authority to set out road repair funding plan

Wednesday, 27th April, 2011

Glasgow City Council is setting out a plan of action designed to address the growing problem of pothole damage to the city’s roads. This week, the council’s executive director of land and environmental services Robert Booth is outlining a £12 million plan to reverse the deterioration of road Read the full article…

FTA: M1 disruptions demonstrate problems with Localism Bill

Tuesday, 26th April, 2011

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has pointed to the recent disruptions to M1 traffic caused by a fire as an example of the downside of delegating planning decisions to local authorities. Malcolm Bingham, the FTA’s head of road network management policy, said the ongoing closures on the motorway Read the full article…