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Twelve members of Nottingham’s marketing team are likely to remember a recent 40th birthday celebration forever.

A seven-hour tour of the city’s drinking dens left them with several sore heads and at least black eye.

The biggest casualty was internal communications officer Helen Haynes. Allegedly she got a shiner from undertaking an unintentional bout of all-female wrestling.

“It was like watching a low budget version of Saving Private Ryan,” one observer told Mole, clearly confusing the blockbuster with porn remake Saving Ryan’s Privates.

“Drunken bodies were everywhere and in the middle were two blondes, one of whom looked like a panda that had reached the end of the line.”


Let’s talk business

Commercial self-cert is the latest sector to be hit by the credit crunch and criteria have tightened, but brokers still have an important role, says Laura Howard

50% profit fall at JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase has revealed its Q1 profit plunged more than 50% after suffering $5.1bn (£2.5bn) in writedowns on mortgage-backed security investments.

BDS sees 50% growth in Q1

BDS Secured Loans has seen 50% growth in its business this year. In December 2007 the lender moved into the black and this momentum has carried into Q1 2008.

Goldsmith beefs up sales team

Goldsmith Williams has beefed up its national sales team to 15 members of staff to provide brokers and distributors with an enhanced level of service.


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