Archive for 'it’s all about us'
Well, for once I’m going to write about something to do with Serviceteam. Something that might be quite useful to someone for a change! Let’s put a little background out there about our company for framing purposes. We’ve been trading since November 2009 and have 3 years of accounts. We are a profitable company. We [...]
A friend emailed me this. How apt! Not for Serviceteam, of course – they work in a bank!
by Steve Macrie Again my mum has come up trumps with some funny pictures. These are for the builder of the year awards 2012. And no, Serviceteam has nothing to do with any of them!
The Sun newspaper has taken upon itself to speak for the British people and Government by taking out a full page advert in an English language newspaper called ‘The Buenos Aires Herald’. It warns the Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to keep her “hands off” the Falklands. Luckily, the paper only has a circulation [...]
You know the last few weeks have been crazy on Google. I started noticing it maybe two months ago. Some of the sites I used to frequent by typing certain words into Google just weren’t there. I eventually found them in Bing of all places! Recently I’ve noticed that I have to do more than [...]
Rarely, in fact never, do I post anything about work on this blog. I have to make it interesting enough for me to write every day! And talking about boilers just doesn’t do it for me on a regular basis. But I think I must be doing something of interest to someone because nearly 1000 [...]
So far better than I thought. Everyone I have spoken to is obsessed with the games. The opening ceremony was simply fanasttic, something really special I thought. Danny Boyle did a great job and despite some whinging from Daily Mail right wingers about the NHS segment, everyone was impressed. Most people are watching pretty much [...]
I came into Euston this morning and decided that I would have a cooked breakfast to celebrate being back in London. There isn’t a massive choice for breakfasts in Euston and so I decided to see what Ed’s diner had to offer. I’ve been in before for a burger, which I remember OK/Quite Good. The [...]
It’s not often I end up reading the Daily Mail or the Völkischer Beobachter as it’s also known but this made me laugh – a lot! Have a look at these… and they come from this website, Pale is the new tan. Worth a look I think. There are a lot of pictures of fake [...]
We’re sorry to say that Debbie is leaving. She has been with Serviceteam right from the start and she’s like a piece of the furniture! But she’s decided it’s time to do something else and so although we’re sorry to see her go, we wish her good luck in the future and thank her for [...]
It’s Tom’s 29th birthday today. The office has had a whip round and got him a new Aston Villa top. As ALex has pointed out he would probably be Villa’s best player. Anyway further pictures and a video no less of the celebration on Serviceteam Flickr, for those of you unable to attend his birthday [...]
A good effort from Tom – his pumpkin is on the left. But a close win because Rob’s pumpkin was pretty good and it was done without using a template – so freestyling but their both good. And so the £20 cash prize is awarded to Tom. More photos on Serviceteam Flickr
Hollywood’s ‘A-listers’ are not the only talent in demand! A popular instruction video website ‘Videojug’ selected the professionals at Serviceteam to assist them in the making a series of ‘how-to’ films for its home and lifestyle section. Three of our top experts made their acting debuts on October 14th, filming a whole day of footage [...]
Serviceteam’s Transactional squad headed out for their team dinner last night and decided to take advantage of a top table favourite and frequent haunt of our blonde mayor Salaam Malaste in Bloomsbury. Overall very small, quaint restaurant with a large double mirror located on one wall to give the effect of being bigger than it [...]
Such a shock to hear about Steve Jobs this morning. He didn’t look well but I really didn’t think there was any imminent danger of him dying, but it seems he was a very private man. He’ll be missed.
For something to do and probably because the office manager is away in Las Vegas, a Serviceteam cake baking competition was announced last week. The competition was to bake the best cake and the winner would be decided by the rest of the office eating the cakes and chossing which one tasted best. I can’t [...]
Say hello Stephanie the newest Serviceteamer. She is working in Administration processing all the job sheets that come in every month. She’s doing a great job! Ans yes, as you can see from the mess behind Stephanie – we are still refurbishing the office…
I rode past Clapham Junction this morning to see what has happened to it following last nights ‘disturbances’. Seems I wasn’t the only one! There were hundreds of rubberneckers taking pictures. All told, there wasn’t as much damage as I expected. I probably shouldn’t say that and remain outraged and say how sacking Curry’s has [...]
We’ve had the unfortunate business of having to deal with British Telecom over the last few weeks because we’ve moved office. This has been painful to say the least and added stress for everyone involved in what is an already stressful situation. Incompetence, bad attitude, laziness, lack of training, lack of intelligence, bad organisation, monopoly, [...]
Sadly Adrian left Serviceteam on Friday. He’s off to try his hand at painting (proper painting not decorating) in Texas. He’ll be sadly missed by the team. On Friday we had a leaving do for him at the Yorkshire Grey pub in Holborn. It was a good night. So good that Adrian left at 9 [...]
Thanks for the cupcakes! 12 lovely cupcakes arrived to the office this morning as a moving in present. I wonder who they were from? And don’t they know that there are more than 12 of us! We’ve had to play favourites, now….
I watched Kingpin last night again for the umpteenth time. I don’t know what I’ll watch tonight now that the Apprentice has finished. Anyway, what a great film. Woody, Bill and Randy are great in it. But I hadn’t seen much of Randy Quaid lately so I checked him out on IMDB. And I was [...]
I wondered why this ebay item was so popular, you’ll soon see why when you read the description. Very funny but surely it can’t be true? If you can’t be bothered to follow the link it goes like this… Seller information Member ID boogieandcookie If you want to look like an offensively rich footballer [...]
As we need more space for our growing company we’ve found a new office. It’s 2300 square feet in Farringdon. Pretty big and we’re really pleased with them. But my word it needs some work… As you’d expect, we’re doing all the work ourselves. Noone else to blame now if it goes wrong! Here are [...]
Surely, this is a criminal lack of care from the Police officers involved? I expect they were making serious inroads into a large case – of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. So, that’s why they forgot all about the 2 dogs they had left in the unventilated vehicle! I don’t suppose much will happen to them. There [...]
As it’s not sunny anymore (and it doesn’t look like it will ever get sunny again at this point) I thought I would put up some more pictures of when it was sunny London. To cheer myself up as much as anything. Especially as today is the longest day of the year in the UK [...]
We work with a lot of people in India. They’re great – always very polite. But even though they speak very good English I have always suspected that they don’t really understand what I ‘m talking about or they get the wrong end of the stick. In fact our Indian friends take everything we say [...]
Well done to James Lindsay who won ‘big time’ last night at the Financial News awards. He joined MFS from Threadneedle just 2 short years ago and he’s made a big splash. This guy has got it all. Anyway James, now that you’re a master of the universe, don’t forget your friends in the West [...]
I was looking at the traffic statistics for serviceteam.co.uk the other day. They increase every month and so I’m very pleased. It seems we are becoming more and more popular on the web. It must be the great blog I’m running. Anyway, I thought I would look at where all our visitors come from. Here’s what [...]
I’ve read this guys blog a few times. It’s worth a read on a Friday, he’s very funny. It’s called 27b/6. I think we’ll give it the newly invented blog of the month award. I’ll try and find a good one for next month’s!
A fairly ordinary episode last night was saved by Alan Sugar’s double firing. If the show is a little off form the same can’t be said for Lord Sugar. This is his best series yet. He’s caning the contestants and getting it right every time. Vincent was one of my favourites, at least he had [...]
Nor had I before Saturday! I went for a wedding and a very nice wedding it was too! As it was a late afternoon affair I had a good look around Lewes and Kingston near Lewes. As you might imagine, Kingston near Lewes is pretty small. Pretty much a church and a nice pub called [...]
I had a spam email from 118 118 this morning. How irritating can one company be? It went, thus: The new offers product launched by 118 118, allows your business to be promoted over the top of all your competitors. Offers Every time a competitor is asked for by name, our operator will promote you [...]
I had a meeting at the Custard Factory yesterday. It’s an arts and media centre in Digbeth, Birmingham. A collection of businesses – nay a community, primarily with an artistic and media bent on the site of the old Bird’s custard factory. I was in the new Zellig wing. There’s a massive sculpture inside called the Deluge, by sculptress Toin [...]
Has the market gone insane – yet again? Yesterday LinkedIn’s IPO opened at $45 per share. LinkedIn, for those who don’t know, is like facebook without the pictures. It’s that spam message you get from the ex -colleague, you never liked, telling you he’s now become a financial advisor and why don’t you join linked [...]
Seems Alan Sugar is on fine form this series of the Apprentice. I think he’s called it correctly every week so far. I’m sure he’ll be pleased to read my ringing endorsement of his performance! In the final analysis, regardless of his business acumen, Gavin just wasn’t good TV. He didn’t even conform to the [...]
If you’ve been wondering where Ian Broudie, lead singer of the famous 90s band ‘The Lightning Seeds’ has been hanging out lately, I can tell you he’s been in Soho. And not cutting a new album either- he’s working the phones and making it happen at Serviceteam! Although he may not look like it, he’s [...]
Another good episode of The Apprentice yesterday. Alex was the right one to go. He’s a proper glass eye and no good for television. Everyone is raving about Jim Eastwood BBC News NI. At his old job his nickname was ‘Clint’. Now I can understand why he left. I thought Lenny Henry had got a job [...]
This morning a strange little man arrived at our office. He said he had an appointment about a painting and decorating job. This is isn’t completely unusual as we do provide painting and decorating services. However, he wasn’t in the appointments book, that’s not unusual either! He was carrying a document and said that he [...]
940 miles in total (they took in a detour to Warwick). In Will’s words ‘A few very tough days, mostly in Scotland and over the Lake District, when the hills turned into mountains’, but they’ve finally made it. Well done boys!
Well, I’ve been using IE9 for nearly 2 weeks now. And I’m generally quite pleased with it. Pleased enough to keep using it while Chrome still has it’s Flash problems. (My Mom had the Flash fault on Chrome this week so I’ve swapped her back to Internet Explorer right after persuading her that Chrome was [...]
Rode past The Shard the other day when I was in the city. It’s looking good!
I can’t say I had given much thought to the Royal Wedding. But there is a real buzz around London this week. Regent Street has been lined with Union Jacks and it looks fantastic. These guys have put together some great statistics about the Royal Wedding. Here are a few but they’ve got loads! 3 [...]
Here’s why: All MPs would have the support of a majority of their voters. Following the 2010 election 2/3 of MPs lacked majority support, the highest figure in British political history. It retains the same constituencies, meaning no need to redraw boundaries, and no overt erosion of the constituency-MP link. It penalises extremist parties, who [...]
Gloucestershire. What a lovely place. This is a view over the vally from one of the scenic points. Beautiful. If you get the chance – go!
I didn’t realize that anyone knew who Jamie Oliver was in the States. His ‘Food Revolution’ show is in it’s 2nd series and is getting a load of press. It’s pretty controversial. It seems he’s rattling the authorities there. Good on him. Those fat kids need help. Last year he was worth £64 Million. This [...]
First impressions are that Microsoft has got this right. It looks – just like Chrome, surprisingly enough. Once you’ve installed it, it’s noticeably quicker. It looks tasty – much cleaner and you can search from the address bar – Bing of course, but I need to see if this is customisable. As my Chrome browser [...]
Google Chrome – my favourite web browser. It’s fast, clean and stable. It doesn’t work very well with my Roboform program, but I can get over that. But for the last few weeks I’ve had problems with Flash. Problems I’m not getting in Internet Explorer! It seems I’m not alone. http://www.google.co.uk/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=7afba8842d9bac0b&hl=en&start=40 I didn’t realize how [...]
This sends chills up your spine. These are spider’s webs. Basically the floods have forced the spiders to climb up the trees. The positive side is that the mosquito population has decreased. But fall into one of these and you’re going to have a very frightening experience. Assuming you’re scared of spiders that is. Find [...]
Stuck for something to do tomorrow? London’s The CAMP throws ‘Jumble for Japan’ fundraising event to help Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims Charity sale to feature vintage and designer items from Marc Jacobs, Prada, Alberta Ferreti, Vivienne Westwood, Reiss, Nike and Adidas. DJ sets from Disco Bloodbath and secretsundaze, plus special guests. All proceeds to [...]