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Flowers & Plants Co. Launch New Collections

London, 07/09/2020 – Flowers & Plants Co. have announced the launch of their autumn collections. The new lines feature both horticultural and floral designs, with a range of gifts and exclusively imported products also available.

The company, based in Kensington, London, have emerged during the Covid-19 crisis as one of the floristry sector’s few success stories. Formed in 2020, the business has made inroads into traditional markets and completed significant gains under difficult conditions. The move towards home-delivery and online shopping has helped accelerate the pace of the success, as Freddie Bettles Lake, the Head of Commerce, said at a recent store-opening. ‘We’re very happy to be fairing as well as we are at the moment. The climate is extremely difficult for retailers of every kind and there are obvious problems with staffing, supply chain and Covid-19 regulations.’

The launch of the new collections is hoped to push sales on for the company and help tempt customers back onto the high street. ‘The new collections are packed with innovative designs and arrangements,’ J. Jones, Head of Development said, ‘and we’re really looking to provide a fresh and dynamic narrative for customers visiting our store. The season is all about bright colours and bold design choices, whether it’s floral arrangements or in our range of planted gifts.’

Consumers and businesses in the UK are facing a tough autumn and winter, with the run-up to Christmas already looking to be more crucial than ever for struggling companies. Flowers & Plants Co., for their part, are looking to move into the lucrative houseplant market in order to negate any loss in sales prompted by the Covid-19 downturn. Their new collection of exclusive plants features exotic varieties as well as all the household favourites. And the message from the company’s Head of Commerce is clear, ‘we’re looking to diversify as much as possible. Moving into the horticultural supply market is one way of covering for potential problems in the future. I think it’s extremely important for our company and I’m excited to be involved in the drive to bring customers quality plants and flowers at competitive prices.’

Flowers & Plants Co. are based in Kensington. Their store, part of a collaboration with Whole Foods Market, is now open and stocking plants and plants from the new collections.

 

Media Contact Details
Freddie Lake, Flowers & Plants Co.
London,
020 3137 6215
info@flowersandplantsco.com

Pioneering Property Developer Transforming London Rentals

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Property developer Eastbank Studios is meeting the post-lockdown surge in demand for top-quality London rentals with its sustainable – and stylish – approach to renovating property in dire need of modernisation.

The East London company invests in houses and apartments which require a complete scheme of refurbishment, bringing each one up to the highest standard of contemporary finish and returning them to the market turn-key ready.

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Eastbank’s CEO, Jason Arden says: “We can provide housing where all the hard work has been done. In addition to the structural and technical repairs, we also have our own in-house interior décor specialist. All our properties are finished to a beautifully-high standard with superb use of light and neutral palettes.”

Arden adds: “We come as a full package and, we bring to life every property we introduce to the market – either for short or long-term rent.  Every home we refurbish is sympathetically restored but still delivers contemporary interiors. It’s the best solution for the modern world.”

Eastbank’s rentals are concentrated in the lively East London neighbourhoods of Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone, areas popular with young professionals and families seeking the extra living and working space – indoors and out – of period homes.

 “Many of our rental properties are in areas which have become desirable again, having benefited from the complete regeneration of the East End. They’re also an easy commute for people who still need to travel to their central London workplace.”

Uncertainty in employment and relocation trends caused by the coronavirus pandemic means many people are rethinking where and how they live.

Eastbank understands the flexible nature of today’s market and offer rental agreements to suit a range of circumstances.

Arden says: The right rental gives people time and space to consider their options.

Even if someone isn’t planning to stay at a rented property for a long time, expectations are still high and they want top drawer accommodation even in the short -term. We live in a time of instant results on demand. Consumers want everything at the touch of a button. We recognise this and know how important it is to deliver on style as well as quality.”

Issued on behalf of Eastbank Studios, 141 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 3Al

Eastbank Studios HQ is in Walthamstow, E17
The company was founded in 1984 by Tony Arden who has worked in property and investments since the 1960s.

Eastbank have a solid track record in identifying long and short term opportunities to maximise returns for investors.
The company believes in long-term partnerships and outcomes.
To validate their transparency, investors are welcome to scrutinize the company accounts and encourage open conversations with collaborators and partners.
Eastbank’s website recently added a blog page which offers interior décor and property tips.

For further information go to www.eastbank.co.uk

Eastbank CEO, Jason Arden is also available for commentary and analysis.

Interview requests to:
Deborah Welsh
dwcommercialmedia@icloud.com
07788 101465

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London art dealers in Canary Wharf to go virtual because of Covid 19

Many across the world are waiting for their offices to open up so they can return back to one.  But one Canary Wharf based art dealers, ME Art, have made the decision to abandon its immediate plans to open a physical art gallery in Canary Wharf all-together to focus on building and growing digitally.

The boutique dealers, which have a niche in selling unique and exceptional investment-grade artwork of British contemporary, post-war and street artists, like William Gear, Alan Davie and Endless. They made the bold call to go virtual in light of Covid 19, upon realising the lockdown has had little impact on sales, despite the inability to physically see clients and display artwork to them in-person.

Me Art launched with a gallery in 2017 located in Beckenham, South East of England. Given the majority of their client base were located in London, they decided in late 2018 to close the gallery and relocate to an office in Canary Wharf. The strategy was always to open a physical gallery in the city in 2020, whereby prospective and existing clients could come and view artworks and meet with their dealers in person. However, the lockdown has made them aware that this is no longer necessary right away.

Talking about the move, Joseph Lewis, the owner and Director of Me Art, said: “A decade ago the concept of a digital-only art dealership would not be technologically feasible nor accepted by our clients and prospects. However, with the emergence of high quality video conferencing as well as technologies such as augmented reality, we feel incredibly confident that we can replicate the standards and experience people get visiting a physical gallery, online. This is the game changer.”

He later added: The impact of Coronavirus on businesses is going to be felt for a long time across industries, even once lockdown has been lifted. The good news for us is that art buyers will now be more open to digital experiences, buying and viewing perspective art purchases online – from the comfort of their own sofa, using their mobile phone, or even augmented reality goggles!”

Me Art plans to start building a range of virtual services from the second half of this year, such as a virtual and fully  configurable gallery.

In the meantime you can see their art collection at:

https://meartgallery.co.uk/ 

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Email Marcom Conference brings 48 International Leaders to London, Inbox Expo 2020 from emailexpert


The inaugural Inbox Expo marcom summit focused on the email channel comes to the London Science Gallery on March 18th 2020. Organised by emailexpert the email industry conference brings 48 leading international speakers and email experts for two days of keynote addresses, workshops, roundtable discussions and sessions on topics of interest to B2C and B2B email marketers.

G.B Heidarsson, the General Manager of SparkPost said “The professional level of presenters and participants and the variety of speakers’ influence and perspective are going to make this an absolute top tier event in the industry, worldwide.”

The size and scope of the conference unseen before in Europe. Talking from Chicago Christopher Marriott, President & Founder, Email Connect LLC said “It’s long overdue for an email conference of this magnitude to be held in London (and the whole of Europe, for that matter!). It’s a great idea, and it’s already generating a lot of talk around the world of email marketing.”

Inbox Expo 2020 theme focuses on accessibility and diversity. The tone set with the welcome address by Ricardas Montvila, of Mapp Digital speaking to diversity, asking the industry leaders in the room some burning questions. Followed by a primary keynote titled “Email for All” from author Paul Airey, widely recognised as lead advocate of accessibility in email.

The theme is reflected in the choice of venue, the art gallery at King’s College London booked for a 4 hour networking reception hosting business leaders at a private showing of the exhibition GENDERS. GENDERS: Shaping and Breaking the Binary presents a kaleidoscopic view of gender and its relationship with science, and factors such as class, culture, race, age and sexuality.

Keynote speaker Melanie Kinney, Marketing Manager, Mightier said when interviewed “I love that the theme is ‘celebrating diversity and accessibility’ which are two important and relevant topics in the industry right now. I’ve always found the email community itself to be very inclusive and it’s great to see the industry move in this direction on a whole.”

“Every delegate can expect a personalised and tailored experience. Inbox Expo London Edition will be the first time so many speakers – close to 50 in total — have come to the UK, flying in from across the globe to share their stories with our delegates. Our delegate to speaker ratio is about 2:1, a truly remarkable networking experience for those that want to up their email game and network,” said Andrew Bonar, founder of emailexpert.

Along with Inbox Expo host emailexpert, the event includes title sponsor Mapp, premier sponsor Pure 360 and additional sponsors including: ZOHO, Ongage, SparkPost, Pepipost, SendLane, Sensorpro, Taxi for Email, EmailOversight, MailMonitor, Striata, maillenium and email industries.

The extensive speaker line-up includes representatives from industry organisation, companies such as The AA, RAC, Women of Email, SEMRush, Zettasphere, Fidor Bank, Holistic Email Marketing, eFocus Marketing, Framer, Mightier, Osano and SparkPost.

To find out more visit https://london.inboxexpo.com or find us on Twitter @inboxexpo

ABOUT EMAILEXPERT
Emailexpert UK Ltd promotes smarter use of email and enables access to the tools, information and resources necessary for businesses to make better decisions in the email marketing channel. The UK-based company was incorporated in late 2019 with the support of Founder Partner Sponsors Pepipost and SparkPost.

About SparkPost
SparkPost is the world’s #1 email sender, trusted by customers like Zillow, The New York Times, Booking.com, Ebates and Zynga to dramatically increase email performance. SparkPost sends more than 37% of the world’s business to consumer email, more than 5 trillion messages a year. SparkPost’s unmatched data footprint and email analytics help leading enterprises break through the email noise to drive top-line results.

About Mapp
Marketers and data specialists should be able to focus on what will make a difference for their business, instead of spending all their time taming the technology behind it. With the insight-led customer engagement platform Mapp Cloud, they can focus on what really counts – and the exciting insights that come with it. Thanks to customer intelligence and marketing analytics, companies can easily and effectively gain data-driven customer insights across all channels in order to trigger highly personalized marketing activities. Customers benefit from AI-supported forecasting models that enable targeted and self-optimizing cross-channel campaigns. Automated messages are sent via the most suitable marketing channel, at the right time, with the optimal contact frequency. Thanks to advanced one-to-one personalization, the highest levels of engagement and long-term customer loyalty are achieved.

Mapp has global offices in eight countries. Mapp’s digital marketing platform helps more than 2,500 companies break away from the pack by uncovering missed opportunities, including Xerox, PepsiCo, LG, Qantas, Infinity, and Lloyds Banking Group.



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Mayor of London Report: Suggests Eco-design Stoves as Part of the Solution


London, UK; 2 December 2019 – According to the Mayor of London Report, published in October entitled, ‘Roadmap to meeting World Health Organization guidelines by 2030’, Eco-design stoves have the potential to assist in reducing particle pollution associated with biomass burning and cooking.

The report, based on modelling results by the Environmental Research Group (ERG) at King’s College, outlines policies and guidelines aimed at reducing PM2.5 to meet WHO guideline limits by 2030. It suggests the Eco-design standard within its guidelines as an example of how to substantially reduce PM2.5 and eludes to new statistics on wood burner emissions as it has reclassified biomass burning (as a whole) as ‘the second largest source of PM2.5 in London, accounting for 16 per cent of local PM2.5’ (the majority of which will likely be open fires and 10+ year old, wood burners). This 16 per cent figure is in a similar realm as ‘Non-Road Mobile Machinery’ (15%) and ‘cooking (including commercial cooking) which contributes 13 per cent of local emissions’.

According to the report, road transport remains the largest individual source of PM2.5 in London, accounting for 30 per cent of local emissions.

These new statistics are a far cry away from the previously reported 38% of particulate matter attributed to biomass burning and in fact, the 16% figure given for London could be even lower if modelled across the whole of the UK.

The implication of the findings is that if all open fires and old stoves in London (and the UK for that matter) were to be replaced with Eco-design stoves, then the particle pollution attributed to domestic wood burning would be massively reduced – a relatively simple intervention when considering how difficult it could be to severely reduce particle pollution in other key areas of contribution.
The report also points out the need to ‘address wood burner emissions through a new fit-for-purpose testing regime’.
Those in the industry itself are confident that comprehensive, scientific studies will lead to further conclusions that it’s been extremely proactive in its approach to producing very low emission wood burner and multi-fuel stoves.

Daniel Gibbs, Managing Director of Ignite Stoves & Fires and Chair of the Stove Industry Alliance Retail Group said, ‘It’s reassuring to see that further scientific studies are revealing the key contributors to particle pollution and the fact that these latest guidelines mention the Eco-design standard in their plans for tackling particulate matter. This will hopefully dispel the fear that’s been created around wood burners, following a year of inaccurate and very misleading information. This latest report should give anyone with an Eco-design stove some comforting reassurance that they are part of the solution, not the problem. The industry now looks forward to further evidence proving that Eco-design wood burner and multi-fuel stoves are a low emission, highly efficient heating solution.”

Visit www.ignitestoves.com to view a range of stoves that already meet or surpass the Eco-design standards, way ahead of 2022.

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Market People Awards 2019 – The London Insurance Market celebrates excellence with a sparkle!


Over 160 professionals gathered together on 12th November 2019 at the prestigious Banking Hall in the heart of the City of London for the annual Market People Awards, run and hosted by the LondonMarket’s popular “free to access” thought-leadership and networking hub, London Market Forums (LMForums), in association with their publication, Market People Magazine. The Awards, now in their fourth year, have become a favourite with the London Insurance Market and this year saw the biggest ever attendance.
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Roger Oldham, Founder of LMForums and host of the action packed evening commented “I am delighted that the Market People Awards have become a London Market annual highlight for so many professionals, executives and suppliers. We are immensely proud to have created an awards ceremony, complete with a stunning entertainment show, that allows practitioners of all levels and disciplines to be recognised by their peers in such a fair way, nominated by market professionals and judged by them too. We hope that the Market People Awards will grow, year on year! We are already planning for the 2020 event.

The Headline Sponsor for the Awards this year was Charles Taylor InsureTech who’ve been long term supporters of LMForums. 2019 saw more nominations received than ever before. The judges selected 15 incredible winners from the underwriting, broking and supplier community, who all looked proud as they collected their stunning trophies on the stage at the “ show-time” themed celebration. The evening also raised £3255 from a Grand Prize Draw in aid of the incredible Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. The Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness. Thanks to the kind generosity of the London Market audience.

Winners this year included…………

• Claims Professional/Team of the Year – Scott Keller of Liberty Specialty Markets
• Broking Professional/Team of the Year – Qasim Akbar of Capsicum Re
• Underwriting Professional/Team of the Year – Alex Hardy of Beazley
• Market Inclusion & Diversity Champion – Theresa Farrenson of Aon
• Young Person of the Year – Hanan Guthmy of Brit Insurance
• Outstanding Contribution to Technology & Innovation – Stephen Holdstock of Lloyd’s LMTOM
• Outstanding Contribution To Human Resources & L&D – James Shepherd of Tokio Marine Kiln
• Outstanding Contribution to Industry Transformation – Allen Bruce of Lloyd’s
• Outstanding Contribution to Operations & Change – Brad O’Connor of Beazley
• Outstanding Contribution to Legal & Compliance – James Linsao of QIC Global
• Lifetime Achievement Award – Neil Lightbown of Allied World
• Advisory Services Supplier of the Year – CyberCube
• Technology Supplier of the Year Award – Morning Data
• HR & L&D Supplier of the Year Award – Sheridan Resolutions
• Legal Services Supplier of the Year Award – Clyde & Co

Allen Bruce, Head of Change Management at Lloyd’s of London said “I’m absolutely delighted and proud to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Industry Transformation at this year’s LMForums Market People Awards – especially as it’s voted for by the Market. I really am touched and appreciate this recognition from my industry peers. I’d like to thank my change team and everyone in the Market who is doing everything they can to support the changes that are making a difference to the value and service that we provide for our customers every day”.

With special thanks to our sponsors Charles Taylor InsureTech, Net Diligence, Allied World, Liberty Specialty Markets, Aon, Brit Insurance, Sheridan Resolutions, Morning Data Ltd, Scarlet Fraser Associates, Amica Interactive, Netcall, Consilio LLC, Perfect City Events, QIC Global & Market People Magazine.

LMForums
London Market Forums (LMForums), which is headquartered in the Leadenhall Building in the City of London, is the networking and thought leadership group for professionals from the Lloyd’s and wider London Insurance Market
Contact: info@lmforums.com – Membership and sponsorship enquiries Telephone: +44 (0)203 551 9188
www.lmforums.com

Market People Magazine
Market People Magazine is the publication for insurance professionals working in the London Insurance Market. The magazine is produced quarterly by LMForums and reaches thousands of practitioners and suppliers connected to the famous Lloyd’s and London Insurance Market.
www.marketpeoplemagazine.com

Perfect City Events
The new dedicated global events management firm from the same professionals behind the City events and networking hub, LMForums. Perfect City Events take immense pride in producing events for their clients that are memorable, superbly executed and enjoyed by staff, clients and guests alike. From smallest round table breakfast to luxury banquets and award ceremonies for hundreds of people, PerfectCityEvents will deliver every time.
https://www.perfectcityevents.com/

Rainbow Trust
The Trust supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need. Their Family Support Workers provide a life line to these families and children at home, in hospital and in the community. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.
https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/

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NLA & Portico Presents the London Landlord Seminar 2019


The most talked about London Landlord Seminar, hosted by Portico in association with the National Landlords Association (NLA), is back on the 20th November 2019.

The key theme of this year’s Landlord Seminar will be ‘Your Money.’

Landlords are the only business to be taxed on their turnover. As they continue to face bigger tax liabilities and increased regulatory costs, this year’s seminar looks at how to make landlords’ money work harder and investments go further.

London’s leading estate agents Portico and Richard Blanco, NLA London Representative, will also provide an update on the rental and sales market in London, plus there will be a chance to network with other landlords, and a detailed panel discussion where property experts will discuss what the abolition of section 21 could bring. Please see the round-up for the evening along with NLA seminar speech topics below.

By the end of the evening landlords will have a clear picture on the London market and some reassurance and guidance on how to plan ahead into 2020. To get a ticket, visit https://www.portico.com/seminar/.

London Landlord Seminar Speech Topics:

London Hotspots & The Housing Market Review | Portico

Where’s hot and what’s not? In an annual review of the state of the capital’s property market, Portico will map out London’s higher and lower yielding boroughs. Portico will be crunching the numbers to pinpoint familiar and lesser known hotspots, and this year they have a focus on promising localities for higher yielding HMOs.

Getting the Best Mortgage | Jane Simpson, Director, NLA Mortgages

Stress tests and corporate structures have made refinancing increasingly complex. You can borrow a little bit more with a 5-year fix from “vanilla” buy to let lenders, but should you be capital raising healthier sums with the new cabal of expensive specialist lenders? Limited company mortgages are often subject to lower stress tests, does that merit forgoing cheaper personal products? Meanwhile with Brexit and economic uncertainty possibly affecting interest rates, should you re-mortgage to a tracker or to a fix?

Flourish in the New Tax Regime | Mark Stemp, Partner, Crowe UK

Most of us have come to terms with the section 24 finance changes that prevent us from setting all of our finance costs against our rental income. Is there anything else you could be doing to mitigate the impact? How clear are you about the tax pros and cons of limited company and/or personal ownership of property?

Policy & Regulatory Briefing | Meera Chindooroy, NLA Head of Policy

Our annual digest of all of the most up to date policy nuggets in a lively presentation from the NLA’s policy expert, fresh from regular meetings with senior government officials where Meera does her very best to champion your cause.

Panel Discussion – After Section 21

Meera will be joined by Robert Nichols, Director, Portico
Qasim Bandali, Senior Practitioner, Thames Reach

All three main political parties and many housing charities say they wish to see an end to no fault eviction. Research by Capital Economics for the NLA tells us that the abolition of section 21 could cause the private rented sector to shrink by 20%. This would result in rising rents and – as landlords become choosier about who they will accommodate on unlimited tenancies – even fewer properties for tenants claiming benefits. What could the future look like without section 21 and is the end of no fault eviction inevitable?

Tickets are £25 or £10 if you’re an NLA Member with your promo code. Click the link to buy tickets: https://www.portico.com/seminar/

Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start until 9.30pm on 20th November 2019
Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED
Nearest Tubes: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus

If you have any questions about the event, please give Portico a ring on 0207 099 4000.

About Portico
Portico is an award-winning estate and lettings agency offering a range of services, including Portico Handyman, Portico Housekeeping, Portico Host, Airbnb management services and Portico Finance. It has 15 offices throughout London zones 1-4 and opened in Liverpool and Manchester in February 2019. The firm prides themselves on their knowledge-driven approach, delivering high quality advice in an approachable manner. www.portico.com

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New vLex London office opens giving new life to legal technology innovation in London

Following the recent acquisition of London based legal technology company Justis, vLex are pleased to announce the opening of their first London headquarters. The new office will become a new innovation hub responsible for all global legal technology innovation projects within vLex, alongside vLex’s current European headquarters in Barcelona.

Located at the new vLex office is the Global Head of Product, Robin Chesterman, who expresses his excitement following the acquisition and highlights the valuable opportunities this will bring to legal professionals around the world:

“The acquisition of Justis has opened the door to a number of highly-valuable opportunities for the legal technology world. By bringing together the coverage and technology from both companies we can offer our customers something truly unique and powerfully competitive. We want our customers to continue to succeed, and we are now in a position to offer them more efficient and usable tools and content to support their day-to-day work than many of the well-known providers. The new office will provide a fresh start for the team here in London and give life to many new projects that we are excited to share with you in the near future.”

The new office, located in Kentish Town, will be opened in October 2019 and is only a short distance from London’s legal district at Chancery Lane and transport hubs such as King’s Cross. The new office location is ideal for visiting and supporting both Justis and vLex clients in London and around the UK. The acquisition of Justis has increased vLex’s global presence. vLex offices and staff are now present in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Mexico.

On the opening of the new vLex London HQ, Justis Publishing will be officially updating its address and notifying all customers of these changes. As with many acquisitions, customers can be left with unease about the future of their services and content which they rely on daily. For Justis and vlex customers, there are no foreseen changes, only new opportunities. New opportunities to access more primary and secondary content from around the world and new legal technology to support their work and their clients’ interests.

This announcement comes following a series of updates from vLex, including the launch of their new blog category with over 300,000 legal articles, a new partnership with LexBlog, and complete Official Gazette coverage for Latin America.

About vLex

vLex is a legal technology company, who developed their technology to empower law professionals by combining one of the most extensive collections of legal information in the world with the most advanced AI-powered tools. With hundreds of thousands of clients and millions of users around the world who rely on vLex to address their legal research and technology needs. vLex are one of the leading companies developing legal technology on a global scale, with a team of over 160 lawyers, engineers, and editorial experts. vLex apply the power of an AI cloud-based data hub to ingest, enrich, classify and deliver insights contained in over 100 million legal documents from 2,000+ multilingual and multi-legal system global sources, to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant legal data and content.

For more information please contact press@vlex.com

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#Boasy, the slang term that has gone viral

“You don’t need to carry a blade to be Boasy,” is the slogan for the new London Street Clothing Brand BOASY London

(London) – April 3, 2019 – From Sean Paul and Stefflon Don to Idris Elba, Avelino and Not3s, the word of 2019 seems to be “boasy” – a term that means braggadocious, confident and boastful. Now, there’s a clothing line to back up the boasts: Boasy London.

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Boasy London is an underground West London streetwear brand owned by branding genius Reece Johnson. Set out to challenge London brands like Trapstar clothing, Boasy London boasts a wide selection of streetwear, from hats and t-shirts to bodysuits and fleece jackets. Its initial collection is available for purchase at www.boasylondon.com.

“Boasy designers have been providing the look of UK streetwear for more than a decade by dressing musicians and actors for music videos,” says Reece Johnson. “Now, with Boasy London, people around the globe can exude that same confidence.”

Part of that confidence comes from bringing positive change to the streets where Boasy was born. The company is spearheading “PUT IT DOWN,” an anti-knife campaign targeting British youth set to launch in the early summer of 2019. The campaign offers support and rewards to teens who pledge to put down their weapons.

“You don’t need to carry a blade to be Boasy,” says Johnson. “We’re trying to teach kids that true confidence comes from being successful, not from violence and posturing.”

Reece Johnson is available to discuss the launch of Boasy London and the PUT IT DOWN campaign. To schedule an interview with Johnson, contact Erika Yuzon at info@facethebrand.com.

#anti-knife #CommunitySupport #PutItDown

Australian Funnyman James Bustar takes London Stage

Armed with breathtaking funny juggling skills and drop-your-jaw antics, Australian funny man James Bustar is literally laughing all the way to the London stage.

The world-renowned juggling funny man will be presenting his frantic, manic, family friendly and energy filled show ‘Caught in the Act’ at the Underbelly Festival on June 23 and June 30, 2018 at Belvedere Road Coach Park in London, with both shows kicking off at 1.15pm.

Celebrating its 10th year, Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling 291,000 tickets for over 150 shows over 25 days in 2017.

Audience can expect nothing less than an explosive show from Bustar, involving a thrilling combination of cutting edge juggling, variety, technology and audience involvement. The very same man who likes to play with everything from axes to tennis rackets!

From juggling while bungee jumping, zip lining, go karting to high ropes, nowhere or nothing is too big of a challenge to juggle for Bustar.

London Theatre 1 has given the funnyman’s show five stars, stating ‘James Bustar is an extremely likeable comedian.’

Bustar has gained nationwide recognition as a household name and prides himself on making a nationwide audience of people laugh until their sides hurt. He has been featured on some of the largest stages possible, including that of Australia’s Got Talent, the Glastonbury Festival and the Cromer Pier Show for the last two years, the last remaining end of the pier show in the world.

Many of Bustar’s performances and major appearances are held within his home country of Australia, but he has also performed globally, with tour stops in countries ranging from Papua New Guinea to Cambodia, and even Vietnam to Japan.

Having graduated from the World Renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Bustar is a headline act at performances, pantomimes and festivals all over the world, with live audiences up to 10,000 people.

Bustar said that he takes the business of laughter very seriously and was looking forward to debuting his new show.

I’m so happy to be returning to the London Underbelly Festival to perform my new show,” he said. “It’s been three years since the last performance and there are certainly lots of surprises in store for the audience. Side-splitting surprises and lots of laughter. 

“It’s fun for all ages!”

Book your ticket to see James Bustar today! http://www.underbellyfestival.com/whatson/james-bustar-caught-in-the-act