Martin Smith, the chief executive officer of fire safety company Firewatch Group, is the new owner of Vanter Ltd, a company that creates business clothes and other apparel. Incidentally, the new owner is a novice in the industry.
The previous owner of Vanter Ltd – Hugh Anderson, reportedly failed to find a new buyer of the company after he retired. This led Smith to go ahead and make the purchase himself, even though his current business has nothing to do with the apparel business.
Smith reasoned that he wants the manufacturing industry in United Kingdom to continue flourishing and that he doesn’t want the business to lose steam and give in to competitors overseas.
Smith said that the takeover helped save jobs. Vanter laid off 12 people when it closed last December. He added that the takeover means that about five jobs have been saved and that they are planning to get three more employees in the near future.
More women became recipients of professional clothing following the latest undertaking of Dress for Success, a group that aims to help women who are in need of business attire in order to get back in their feet. The global financial crisis has resulted to more women getting retrenched from their respective jobs and in order to get new ones, they need professional clothing.
Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon said that the organization helps women get back on their feet, become independent and more confident.
Founder Pat Nathan added that the massive support from the community and volunteers has made all these things possible that’s why they will continue to do the good deed and hopefully the others will follow suit.
Companies are encouraged to make donations and can make their donations tax-deductible. Aside from professional clothing, the group also looks for dresses, purses and shoes.
For fresh college graduates, a new world of possibilities is opened despite the tough times. It would be nice to show them a gesture that you are there to support them. The college graduate could be your friend, brother, sister, son or daughter. Here are some gifts that you could give that shows love and support:
• An annual subscription to a business magazine. Fresh graduates can certainly pick up a lot of tips from these magazines such as job interviews or what professional business attire to wear. Annual rates are usually cheaper in the long run rather than paying monthly fees.
• Business Cards. You can purchase a bundle of business cards bearing the fresh graduate’s name online. However, if you are not sure what information to put on the card, you can purchase a gift card instead and let the receiver do the rest.
• Professional Business attire. This is a perfect gift for fresh graduates who will now start the arduous task of finding a job in a tough market. If it’s a girl friend graduating, you can also think about luxury lingerie to make her more confident in an interview. With the problem of choosing what to wear eliminated, the graduate can now concentrate on improving on interview skills and making the curriculum vitae.