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Annual profits, Bar drinks and Charity events…it’s as easy as ABC…a week at MRM

Cat Ommanney gives an insight into a week at MRM, giving all the gossip from the working week while highlighting what news has interested MRM over the past seven days.

MRM's Cat Ommanney

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that UK retail sales rose 1.8 per cent last month – their biggest monthly rise in more than a year. While this rise is undeniably positive for retailers, experts have urged the public not to ‘read too much’ into the report as these figures are unlikely to impact upon the economic growth for Q1 – which is still ‘too weak’.

In contrast, some of our clients have been publishing very positive results. Following on from Nucleus’ Q1 profit announcement last week, Cofunds have posted a profit for 2011. Click here for the full story.

It’s also been a productive week for the team at Openwork, who kicked off their Partner Update events on Monday (ongoing until the 3rd May). These road shows will give a comprehensive update on the business and their growth strategy as well as new developments in the pipeline. For more information please just get in touch.
On Wednesday, we went for drinks with the Citywire team. Was great to see so many of the guys in a social (rather than deadline) setting – again, apologies Wabbit couldn’t make it, but he was there in spirit!

And now from socialising to exercise – because our very own head of finance Trina Day will be running the London Marathon on Sunday (click here for her JustGiving page). Several of us will be going along to support her and also the RNIB team who are running. Fingers crossed that the weather holds out for all those taking part; 26 miles sounds horrendous to me at the best of times, let alone in the freezing rain – so huge congratulations (and luck) to everyone taking part!

Finally, just want to whet your appetite for World Book Night on Monday. In support of this national event and to raise awareness of RNIB, we will be giving away 25 copies of Cormac McCarthy’s, ‘The Road’, in audio book format, (supplied by RNIB’s Talking Book service) so watch this space!

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