Archive for March, 2013

Same old, same old

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

I had intended that this blog was going to be topical and up to the minute. However, following the disappointment of last week’s non-Budget, I thought I would take some time to reflect on what actually needs to happen in the economy.

It is clear that the current government doesn’t have a clue what to do, but I wouldn’t be so sure that the opposition would do any better if they were in charge. If you remember, they were once led by a man who had prided himself on being the UK’s most prudent Chancellor, whereas he was actually the man holding the reins of a runaway cart, thinking he was in control but hoping desperately that a wheel didn’t come off. I don’t think either that the government’s lack of ideas is anything to do with it being a coalition, although the three best economists in government have no influence over the budget or economic policy, by dint of being either from the wrong party or too old.

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Job of the Week

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Nordic Region Sales Manager – West Midlands – to £50,000pa inc bonus

My client is one of the market leaders in its field, driven by a determined and ambitious senior management team to achieve its goals and continue to expand its market share. After assessing its current and potential customer base, they are looking to invest in their sales team with the recruitment of a Nordic specialist, to nurture and develop customers across Scandinavia and the Baltic states. You will be an experienced business developer, with a strong track record of sales growth both directly and through third party agents, and a proven ability to utilise all the avenues open to you to generate sales growth. Although the role will be office based, it will involve significant overseas travel (at least a week every month), and candidates unable to commit to this will not be considered. Given the current geographical concentration of their customer base, it is a prerequisite that the successful candidate will be a fluent Norwegian speaker, preferably with a second regional language (Swedish, Danish, Russian, German etc).