• Aug 8, 2013

    An innovative new iphone app will give visitors to Grand Cayman a comprehensive guide to diving on the island.

    Pocket Tours – Diving Grand Cayman has just been launched and is the first app of its kind, offering holiday-makers as well as residents of the island a wealth of fascinating and useful information.

  • Jul 31, 2013

    This is the sort of shocking headline that would rock the global news network today but the story is 500 years old. The Battle of Flodden was fought in Northumberland on Friday, 9th September 1513. It was a disastrous defeat for the Scottish invading army at the hands of a smaller force drawn from the northern counties of England. What is more remarkable is the fact that the fighting was undertaken mostly hand to hand.

  • Sep 1, 2012

    A full page in the Newcastle Journal

    Headline Rowland's Gill dad launches tours of battlefields app

    NORTH East entrepreneur Mark Jackson is putting the Battle of the Somme in people’s pockets.

    Check out what the press are saying about the Pocket Tours Battle of the Somme

    Newcastle Journal

  • Aug 17, 2012

    The Horrors of the Somme brought to Life

    The Battle of the Somme was to be the British Army's major offensive on the Western Front in 1916. Starting at 7:30am on the 1st of July the battle raged for another 148 days. There were 57 ,470 casualties on the first day alone of whom 19,240 killed or died of wounds - the blackest day in history for the British Army.

    iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users can now visit this renowned battlefield from the comfort of their armchair, thanks to a new app launched today.

  • Sep 21, 2011

    “Begin with the end in mind“, Mark Jackson from MJ Associates advises on start-ups

    Published in Business Management on 21 Sep 2011

    Businesses are at their most vulnerable during establishment and periods of transition. Even with the soundest proposition at their core, today’s ultra-competitive commercial arena means a business improvement strategy is absolutely crucial for new ventures and product launches.

  • Jun 29, 2011

    It's been a good week for news about manufacturing in the UK. For many years this sector has been thought of as a relic from a past era when compared to the high rolling city alternatives. Volumes have declined and is has been thought that making things no longer mattered to the economy. People are beginning to realise that this isn’t the case.

  • Jun 1, 2011

    Once again we have had a cloud of volcanic ash drifting over Europe, causing distress to both businesses and individuals. Holidays were postponed and business related travel and air freight was delayed. Did we handle things better this time? Did we learn from our mistakes or from the mistakes of others? In many respects how a business handles adversity can tell you a lot about their future. Those that plan properly generally have better prospects.

  • Mar 5, 2011

    At long last the Pocket Tours Application is up and running

    Arnhem was the biggest Airborne operation in history. Find out why it failed. Download the app from iTunes

  • Feb 28, 2011

    The first iPhone application is off to Apple for approval.

    There are 7 more in development so this is really the end of the beginning. Business really shouldn’t be this much fun!

  • Jan 19, 2011

    Are Leaders "Born" or are they "Created" through hard work and their environment?

    Dare you take a long hard look at yourself? Are you as good as you can be? Leadership Development workshops are designed to raise awareness of how a leader operates under pressure. A combination of techniques are used to push leaders from different ‘angles’ to see what drives them, what gets them out of bed in the morning. We also look at what sort of personalities they are, how they interact with people, how they make decisions and how they tend to manage themselves.


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