Institute of Couriers Newsflash Sunday Oct 13
Well done TFGM for closed roads success in Manchester Heartland Sunday special.
MPG ambassador, IOC Chairman joins Sixteen thousand in TFGM Manchester heartland for last mile delivery at thirteen miles.
Carmen, Carl Lomas donned full high visibility rain top in Manchester to Join sixteen thousand runners on closed roads of TFGM heartland.
A wall of runners for the Manchester Half Marathon.
Started in waves of targeted times, Lomas in purple set for a two hour window on the streets of Manchester.
Transport for greater Manchester sorted the multi modal transport, tram and train for the start at Old Trafford Man United Football Ground.
Manchester lined the streets in support of the giant half marathon turnout, Jelly Babies to cups of tea were waiting along the route, bands playing and church choirs singing.
Runners focused on time windows mile by mile reading the pace watch and checking the giant mile marker boards for this middle England big one on closed roads as high vis marshals delivered a perfect package all the way to the final mile. Thirteen, no! There is just a bit more, put the pedal down and be sure the van is empty before parking up for the full half marathon distance.
IOC team rallied up the mile marker calculations via tracking and mobile phone text as Lomas dug into the post ten mile distance watching the delivery time match the target.
For lots more detail on this week's extracts, take a look at the IOC detailed web news.
With three very exciting speakers lined up this month it was just a brief introduction and welcome from MPG’s Jason Roper before getting straight in to it with Peter Istrate, Founder of Moxels being the first guest speaker of the day.
Peter is the Founder and Managing Director of Moxels, a Creative CGI Agency who’s services include branding, strategy and design. He began by questioning what an idea actually is before eventually elaborating to “it’s not what you do….but why you do it..” He continued to ask how we communicate our ideas in business, how do we tell a story backed up with an age old saying, “a picture speaks a thousand words”.
Having talked us through slides showing some of the incredible CGI work Moxels have done for Real Estate clients, Peter wanted to remind everyone that people do not buy products, they simply buy solutions to their problems, or ultimately a change.
Peter’s presentation was aimed at simplifying and explaining Moxels goal which is to bring great ideas to life making them accessible to everyone. Whether you’re an Architect, Interior Designer or Property Developer they will take your project from paper to realistic images to tell your story.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate Peter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our second speaker of the day was the Managing Director of Watts Group, Ian Ford. Having spoken at MPG on previous occasions Ian made it clear that he would be brief to leave the real speaking to his colleague Jim Wilson. Ian very briefly touched on how Watts have grown before playing two quite interesting promotional videos which he has edited all by himself, no small task in itself, which showed some of the exciting projects they have worked on.
Last to speak but by no means least was Watts Director Jim Wilson. Jim has been a constant supporter of MPG since our inception and continues to work successfully with many of our Members on projects throughout the UK.
Entitled Funder’s Due Diligence & Project Monitoring the subjects are self-explanatory, however, Jim wanted to use this opportunity to explain the importance of the DD process and the need for strict project monitoring.
Jim touched on build cost appraisals where he touched on all the elements which are taken into consideration, the need for a contingency and for cash flow forecasts. This progressed nicely onto a brief update on construction costs (see slide above).
The point that Jim stressed throughout his presentation was that the DD and monitoring process has one ultimate goal, that is to ensure a safe and profitable exit for all parties come the end of the project.
Please contact JimWilson (email@example.com) should you have any questions or wish to seek further advice.
The winner of the Champagnein Septembersponsored by Landmark Development Solutions was Alastair Milton with the meal for 2 at Alberts going to Simon Graham of Njoy Living.
Our next event takes place on Thursday 7th November when we will be joined by Adam Kirwan, Director with WHP Telecoms who will enlighten everyone about 5G and its upcoming impact to business and life.
And …We will be launching our MPG App for your Phones, so there will be no reason to miss another event or to keep up with what is happening in the Property Market
If you are not a member but are interested to get involved with MPG please contact us today firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be more than happy to provide information on our membership options and upcoming vents.
We look forward to seeing you all in November!!!
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