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The Olympics are Here … Yee-har-hoo!!

July 2012

Well after the months of waiting the Olympic Games are here … Yee-har-hoo!

How excited the British press has been waiting with bated breath expecting and hoping that it all goes awry. Why is it that as individuals we don’t like making fools of ourselves but hope/expect that collectively as a nation we will do so? – bit odd us Brits.

Sad that but as all the eyes of the world are upon us let’s focus on the positive and make sure it goes well – after all we are paying for it and have spent years building a team to win!!

Mind, not that you’d have thought that if you’d spent the last few years listening to the pronouncements of LOCOG who throw a hissy fit if you try to use the words London 2012 or dare to show the Olympic rings on any marketing material without first giving them a bung (or sponsorship as it’s more politely known).

So let’s hope Team GB do well, London does well and everybody in the UK celebrates, has fun and remembers once again – as we did for the Jubilee – all that’s good about England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Kevin


KDM are Lead Sponsor for Children’s Hospice Ball

July 2012

It’s harder now for businesses to support charities but we believe that it’s very important for KDM to maintain our part in and contribute towards the wider community in which we live and work. We were therefore delighted once again to be a Lead Sponsor at the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice summer ball where we played our part in raising over £30,000 for this vital local charity. The Hospice provides a range of specialist care and support services for children with a shortened life expectancy and their families and nobody can fail to be moved by the work they do in a venture which is 100% funded by local voluntary fundraising.

Nicky and Kathy from KDM were involved in the early planning right through to fruition where nine of our staff provided audio-visual support and both pre-dinner and after dinner entertainment on a brilliant night which was superbly supported by our local community.

Kevin


Bribery Act – Not Again Please!!

July 2012

The Bribery Act came into force in 2011 and all the event industry talking heads promptly went into overdrive rambling on and on bemoaning the imminent end of the corporate hospitality industry.

Obviously we all know that the purpose of the act was twofold, namely:

1. Discourage dodgy builders from slipping brown envelopes into the sweaty hand of a grasping local authority luminary.

2. Prevent the British Arms Industry from being able to compete with their American and French competitors in generating overseas orders and consequently add to the decline of British manufacturing jobs.

Despite our lords and masters in Whitehall making this blindingly obvious the lawyers saw the £££ signs, the pen-pushers took the opportunity to find another way to hinder their sales force from selling widgets, and the self-proclaimed ‘voices of the events industry’ saw another opportunity to bore the pants off us all by talking complete twaddle.

Surely it’s obvious to anybody with enough nous to be able to work out which end of a toothbrush you clean your teeth with exactly what is and what is not a bribe?

Which brings me to the point. I know they’ve got to write about something but why oh why is the front cover of this month’s Meetings and Incentive Travel magazine trumpeting yet another article on the subject? Don’t ask me what it said as I don’t know. All I do know is that the red mist descended and I threw that highly respected publication at the paper basket. And missed.

Kevin



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