Author: Shara Tenner

Benefit Cosmetics celebrates launch of brand new mascara BADgal BANG!

Benefit Cosmetics, the UK’s No.1 premium makeup brand, hosted a VIP party at The Cochrane Theatre in Holborn to celebrate the global reveal of the brand’s biggest ever individual product launch. Celebrities included Amber Dowding, Hofit Golan, The Collyer Twins, and Danielle Peazer. Guests were welcomed by a squad of pink astronauts and transported into the ultimate space-themed, out of this world party to exclusively prepare for lift-off as the top-secret global embargo lifted at 19:00. A sense of drama hung in the atmosphere, as the countdown began with UV lighting, roaring rocket engines and billowing smoke creating a...

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Kumoco implements major new cloud initiative for the London Science Museum Group

Kumoco, the management consultancy that specialises in agile working and cloud consulting, has been appointed by the Science Museum Group (SMG), the world’s leading group of science museums, to implement a major new cloud computing initiative, which will help the Group increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve customer experience. SMG’s museums include London’s Science Museum; the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester; the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford; and Locomotion in Shildon. Each year, these museums attract more than 600,000 visits by education groups, while continually touring exhibitions bring the Group’s creativity and scholarship to audiences...

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London businesses among top 10 most optimistic in the world about their city’s environment to support their digital ambitions

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released a global research project commissioned by Telstra, a leading telecommunications and technology company, which assesses the confidence of business executives in their city’s environment and its conduciveness to supporting the digital ambitions of companies. The ‘Connecting Commerce’ report includes the first ever Digital Cities Barometer, a ranking of 45 cities around the world across five key categories relevant to business performance: innovation and entrepreneurship; the financial environment; people and skills; development of new technologies; and ICT infrastructure. Executives in two British cities were surveyed, with confidence amongst London executives significantly higher than those...

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Wheely relaunches in London

Wheely, an on-demand online service for ordering luxury and executive rides with personal chauffeurs, relaunched in London in January 2018. The opportunity is now huge for Wheely to become the exec and VIP-class car service of choice for Londoners, targeting the £500 million exec and VIP-class car hire segment. Tens of thousands of Wheely clients generated over 1 million rides in 2017. Now Wheely is expanding its operations in London, relaunching two key products – EXEC (E-Class) and VIP (S-Class). The company will strive to provide better price/quality of service than UberExec and VIP, currently the no-alternative premium options...

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Kao Data opens for business at premium Greater London data centre campus

Kao Data has announced the opening of Kao London One, the first of four data centres to be built at the Kao Data Campus in Harlow. When fully completed, the £200 million campus will support an IT load of over 35MW across 150,000 sq ft of technical space. As a rare new entrant to the wholesale data centre market, Kao Data has attracted a lot of attention both for its size and level of investment. The campus represents one of the largest developments in the UK and adds substantial capacity and future organic growth opportunities for customers. Kao Data...

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Paul Simcock joins Vinson & Elkins

Vinson & Elkins further expands its global corporate practice with the addition of acquisition and leveraged-finance partner Paul Simcock in London. With nearly two decades of experience in leveraged finance, Simcock joins V&E from Jones Day where he worked with clients on multi-billion dollar matters across a variety of leading industries, from retail and real estate to life sciences and mining. “Our corporate team has been growing rapidly, and with the addition of another top-tier hire, we’re positioned to push even further into one of the leading finance capitals of the world,” said London-based Jeff Eldredge, co-head of the...

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