Julie Swan, partner at PCR will be doing her bit for charity by participating in the Ride the Night cycle event on 27 May 2017. The ever popular annual event, which is the UK’s one and only women night cycle through London, will help raise funds in support of  Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Although not the longest bike ride out there, what Julie is dreading the most is the 9pm start, and those who know Julie best, are fully aware she is certainly no night owl. We suggest plenty of early nights in the weeks leading up to the event and extra strong coffee on the day to keep you awake for the entire duration of the cycle.

The circular route, which starts and finishes at the Royal Windsor racecourse, certainly has its other challenges and struggles, and will see Julie cycle past famous London landscapes including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

If you would like to sponsor Julie in support of Women v Cancer, then you can do so by donating to the following link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Julie-Swan4

From everyone at PCR, we wish Julie the best of luck.

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There is no doubt that a well-run restaurant with a loyal customer base has the potential to develop in to a “cash cow”.

However, with competition as fierce as it has even been, rising costs and a fall in sterling means that restaurants are finding it much harder to survive. With the added pressure of the Brexit vote thrown in to the mix as well, the future looks uncertain for some restaurant companies in the short term at least.

A recent report conducted by the Financial Times pointed out that over 200 new restaurants opened in London alone last year, providing an even broader and more diverse choice for consumers, especially with the introduction of pop up restaurants. However, of those 200 plus restaurants, 76 have already closed, signifying the difficulties facing such businesses. With more and more people appearing less loyal to their favourite restaurant, times are certainly harder for the industry, which has resulted in the closure of several restaurants. In fact, evidence of this had already emerged when The Restaurant Group announced last August that 33 restaurants across the UK had closed including 11 Chiquito outlets and 14 Frankie & Benny’s branches.

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(Previously known as Elbon Pharma Limited)
Company Number: 07013434
In the Manchester District Registry No: 2582 of 2016

PCR Insolvency Practitioners Julie Swan and Mark Phillips were appointed Joint Liquidators of Elbon Wellbeing Limited (“the Company”) on 13 October 2016 by the Secretary of State following the winding up order dated 11 October 2016 which had been petitioned on the grounds of public interest due to the selling methods adopted by the Company pursuant to Section 124A of the Insolvency Act 1986.

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Over the past few years, the agricultural industry has been experiencing numerous hardships and challenges. 

To compound on the existing uncertainty and confusion facing the UK farming sector, the effects of Brexit have further complicated proceedings, with a growing concern among farmers that agriculture will be used as a bargaining chip in a future US-UK trade agreement.

With Prime Minister Theresa May having recently met US President Donald Trump, the President was adamant that a swift bilateral deal with the UK post Brexit would take place regarding new agreements. Consequently, the pressure on the Prime Minister is ever increasing to secure a trade deal with the US as quickly as possible, with many prominent figures including politicians and civil servants suggesting that UK farming should be offered to smooth the process.

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In my articles, I like to educate and hopefully provide some hints to help individuals and businesses avoid the pitfalls of potential business failures. 

I, of course, make my money from advising business owners on how to avoid encountering people such as myself in an official capacity as Liquidator or Administrator, as well as acting for individuals and businesses facing the harsh realities of insolvency.

You may have in the past heard the adages “too big to fail” or “too small to succeed” – which when applied to business, do not actually mean much. No business is necessarily too big to fail and small businesses if run well have every chance to succeed. The question you may ask yourself then is why do businesses in such categories fail?

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