Monthly Archives: August 2011

Business Lunch With Adam Loveday of Reactiv Media, the Specialist Direct Marketing Consultancy

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I met up with Adam Loveday Regional Manager for Reactiv Media one of the UK’s leading consumer and business data providers  for lunch in the Walk Café Bridlesmith Gate Nottingham to find out how he started in business and where he  is now and what the future holds for his business.     So Adam, what is your background? I started my career in retail Sales working for Sainsbury’s  as a retail manager. I then moved into the field of Direct Marketing with Alternative Direct Marketing and eventually  after a couple of moves to Reactiv Media. Reactiv Media?  What does … Read More

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What is a riot?

Policemen defending London during the summer '11 riots.

What is a riot? According to law, a riot is where 12 or more persons who are present together use or threaten unlawful violence for a common purpose and the conduct of them (taken together) is such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his or her personal safety, each of the persons using unlawful violence for the common purpose is guilty of riot. Only persons who do anything are guilty of riot, so you could prosecute just 1 person as long as you can prove another 11 were threatening but didn’t … Read More

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The Riot Damages Act 1886 – find out how you are already protected against damages by riot.

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 Riot and affray are nothing new to our society and we’ve talked previously about how, as landlords and tenants,  you should be  checking your insurance to establish that you are adequately covered in the event that your shop or business is affected by riot.  Like many of our  readers, the team at were unaware that there is a statutory protection that can compensate you in the event that your business is affected by riot and our research has uncovered an interesting statute.  It is known as the Riot Damages Act of 1886. If you have been the subject of … Read More

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Expect the unexpected – London’s Burning – Riots & Looting?


The recent riots throughout London and now further afield have raised many questions that affect us all. For owners of businesses and  business premises,  these questions now include  how to prepare  for the potential disorder that appears to be spreading throughout our urban centres. I am certain that many conversations are focused around how this disorder could  happen on such a scale and without any apparent warning but the more important question is why?  The “middle class” riots following the cuts in student tuition fees and now the “urban poor” riots  and low morale in the Police Force due to impending cuts are … Read More

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Nottingham Serviced Office Operator Offers Retail and Shop Units for rent and to let


This blog post is a flagrant ‘ad’ and we make no excuse about it, but a separate article about the merits of serviced retail units will follow soon. In the meantime if you are an independent retailer or have ambitions to open your own shop in the heart of Nottingham City centre, in a great location between the two main shopping centres (Victoria shopping centre and Broadmarsh shopping centre) then read on. Following the success of our easy in easy out flexible serviced office units we are delighted to offer one of Nottingham’s first Retail start-up units in the very … Read More


Are You Looking for Investment? Worried About Your Pitch? Don’t End Up like those in the Dragons’ Den with Connect Midlands.


If you are an emerging technology and high growth company seeking investment, Connect Midlands can assist you in your search for investment for anything from £50k to £5m. Connect Midlands can provide your company with the skills, information and contacts that emerging companies need in order to grow their business and gain investment. A broad range of industry contacts can be met at various Connect Midlands’ events. Connect Midlands provides workshops, coaching and support to companies in the Midlands looking to raise finance or investment. By working with respected industry experts in Venture Capital, emerging companies can learn the intricacies … Read More

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Bringing Vintage Vision to Office Space in Nottingham – Update

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Think vintage style and you think of character, bygone beauty and nostalgic elegance. But what could vintage style bring to a business office space? It was this question that led David Ajose, CEO of boutique commercial property consultancy, Exeid to launch the company’s innovative vintage office service at Nottingham’s historic Stanford House. The launch was brought to life with a photo-shoot created through the collaboration of local entrepreneurs and creatives. On Set at Stanford House On set at the shoot in late July, production designer Blair Barnette has created a stunning vintage office space, bringing together stylish pieces from Nash … Read More