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University of Surrey's International Alumni Day

I decided to visit my old university on its grand open day for the alumni, on Sat 14th July 2012. I studied Hotel & Catering Management 1981-85 (now called Hospitality and Tourism Management ). I was accompanied by my old chum Gary Byrne who, 1981-85, studied Language and International Studies (that department is also bound to have changed its name too by now). The new (to me anyway) Management building Prof. Graham Miller,  Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management    A lecture theatre The University Library Gary Byrne Gary attended a concert ( S ymphonova -  a world first ) while I went to a reception put on by my department. I was hoping to see lots of old friends but it turned out that I was the only one there from my year! Anyway, it was good to go back. The place has grown almost beyond recognition. It appears that any green spaces that I remember have now been built on!

Greenfields Theatre Company Presents: The Three Musketeers

Once again, the Greenfields Theatre Company proved itself highly professional having just put on a wonderful and very successful production of The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig, as part of Greenfields School 's end of year celebrations. In was a daunting task in the shadow of GTC's rip-roaring success last year, The 39 Steps, but the cast and crew really pulled it off - it was hilarious! The audiences on all three nights this year were delighted with the performances.

New service to revolutionise card payments in the UK

£35.5 billion of SME bad debt just one of many areas seen to benefit from service London - A new payment system is launching in the UK that will enable companies of all sizes to accept credit and debit card payments through their mobile phone. mPowa is a service that includes a mobile phone app and a reader which connects to a smartphone or mobile device either by plugging into its headphone socket or via Bluetooth. It enables customers to make payments on the go using their card in a way never before seen in Britain. The mobile app is free to download on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices and functions as the control centre that accepts the payment. It monitors payments made by card as well as cash and cheque, as well as processing each transaction securely. The reader, when connected to a mobile phone, is used to swipe the magnetic strip of the card, or for the chip and pin device, the card is inserted and the customer is prompted to enter their PIN code. m

Kenwood Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Woking

Katherine Higgins interviewing Kenneth Grange, CBE at The Lightbox, Woking I attended The Art of Design: Kenwood in the Kitchen at The Lighthouse, Woking twice during its almost two month run (28 April to 24 June) and it was a real pleasure on both occasions. ................... Kenneth Grange turned this................. into this in 1960 .......................... (photo credits: The Lighbox, Woking and eyeseenicee ). My first visit, on 15 May 2012, was to be in the audience of In Conversation with Kenneth Grange ; interviewed by TV presenter Katherine Higgins. Kenneth told us how he landed a career in industrial design and how he came to be commissioned by my step father, Ken Wood in 1960, to redesign the then clunky Kenwood Chef into something more attractive and stylish. He told told us the story (one that I had heard Ken Wood tell many times) of how Kenneth ran out of time making his proposed design, and "ch

Grays of Westminster's fisheye Nikon lens story goes viral!

Grays of Westminster , the world-renowned London-based Nikon-only dealer (and WorldWidePR client since 2009) recently acquired a Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8, thought to be the world’s most extreme wideangle lens and possibly the world's most expensive, which Grays were selling for £100,000. One of only a few hundred produced, it is remarkable in that it can see behind itself, having a picture angle of 220º. The story of this rare and extremely expensive lens turning up in London really captured the attention of the media and of the public. It quickly went viral, appearing in almost every photographic magazine on the globe as well as in newspapers (including the Daily Mail, shown above) and even in TV reports. It also featured as a post in almost every photographic, technical and gadget-related blog out there. Grays then produced a video about the lens which gained a quarter of a million views in only a month! When Grays announced that they had found a buyer for the lens, i

Our latest clients

We are happy to announce that we have recently carried out social media projects on behalf of our newest clients: Carl Freer, entrepreneur Dan Wagner, entrepreneur Diamond Gleam , bath resurfacing Kamini, Luxury Beauty Salon (welcome back!) Mark Roberts Motion Control, motion control and robotics for film, television and engineering Nizam Indian Restaurant, East Grinstead Sussex Rock School, Forest Row Top Marks, private home tuition in maths, English and science Yours Truly, introduction agency Nice doing business with you!

History has been made! Photos from East Grinstead's first-ever Tweetup.

29th Feb 2012, Bluebells Café, East Grinstead   1 2 East Grinstead's First Ever Tweetup 3 4 5 6 7 #EGTWEETUP 8 9 10 11 12 13 @WorldWidePR 14 15 16 Here's my check-in on Foursquare in case you missed it: The tweetup went well. Hopefully those who attended understand Twitter a little better now. (@ Bluebells Café) [pic]:

East Grinstead's First Ever Tweetup!

East Grinstead's first ever Tweetup at Bluebells, as reported in the East Grinstead newspaper On Wed 29th Feb 6-9pm, local social media marketing firm is holding East Grinstead's First Ever Tweetup here at Bluebells! As you can see, it's captured the attention of the media already. Click here to see the online version of the story announcing our Tweetup: Beginner, advanced user or computer nerd, if there's anything you ever wanted to know about Twitter or Social Media in general but were afraid to ask, this event is for you! If you'd like to attend, please let us know by adding your name to the "Going" list on our Facebook Event Page for this event here:   John Wood of WorldWidePR