All entries for November 2007

November 09, 2007

London 2012, Glasgow 2014 – Just need 2018 World Cup for the set

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Just when we are getting used to all the excitement of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, Glasgow only goes and wins the bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. We just need the World Cup in 2018 for the hatrick. What a decade ahead!

From a business point of view, it shows the tremendous amount of opportunity which can arise from sporting venues and events in general, not just the 2012 Games that everyone is focussing on now. 

As an aside, doesn't 2014 and 2018 sound scary? When I was young(er) these sounded like dates from science fiction stories, but now it seems just round the corner.

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007

November 07, 2007

London 2012 Announce £496 million Olympic Stadium Design

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Wow, here it is, the new design of the Olympic Stadium for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.


Sir Robert McAlpine is expected to begin building work on the venue as early as next April - several months earlier than planned.

And its cheaper than Wembley - although Wembley did include redevelopment and transport links. The Olympic Park, Stratford Village, Lea Valley redevelopment, and transport infrastructure will of course will be additional high ticket items, for example, an estimated £17billion on transport alone.

Its great to see some of the top tier contracts are now in place, that means the rest of the supply chain opportunities for lower tier contractors and sub-contractors will start to appear.

And 80,000 seats during the games, presents a big supply chain opportunity.

After the games, the upper tier of 55,000 seats can be demounted and reused for other projects, leaving a legacy 25,000 seater venue for the community. 

Great animation on the BBC and the London 2012 site.

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007

November 01, 2007

Sameday Courier : Wet Fish Need Transport Too

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Wet fish is just one of the strange things people ask to be delivered around the country - You would be suprised : a tonne of bricks, coffins, dead monkeys, or even four brolleys to a golf tournament to make the TV Breakfast News.

These are just a few of the items delivered by N10 Logistics, a Midlands based sameday courrier company, which I recently profiled and featured on our WMCCM marketplace.

Of course transport is a very important part of the supply chain, but it is often the last thing we think about, so we need a friendly, helpful courier company to get us out of trouble when we are up against the wire. Many big contracts have been lost because important tender documents have arrived just 10 minutes too late.

So make sure your important time sensitive deliveries, or your wet fish, get there on time - have a look at the N10 profile.

As you can see, we are getting pretty good at making our featured companies visible to potential customers - and we do this for free for eligible companies!


Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders | Marvellous Marketing 2007

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