Magazine Articles

Read some of the main articles from THIIS magazines here. You can also download the magazine from the 'Magazine Download' section or read it online using the page reader system - just click on the front page image that you'll find on the home page.

Remember, if you have any news yourself, just let us know. It's a great way of getting free publicity for your company and you'll be surprised just how effective it can be to build business. For example, Neil Smith, Managing Director of Mackworth Healthcare told us: "We decided to use the THIIS magazine to promote our latest news to industry, regarding the management re-structure and investment towards the business post acquisition. I was delighted at the response and was truly surprised about the amount of interest it has raised with key contacts. Within a few days of the publication been circulated, I had arranged multiple meetings with potential distributors and suppliers."

And Teri Carnell, Sales & Marketing Manager at Silvalea told us: "Having recently launched our new website we have noticed a significant increase in enquires every time an article appears online or in the Magazine with a link to our website."
     
Focus: Staff development

Focus: Staff development

In his last article Tom Courtney, Managing Director of Courtney Associates (Global) spoke about ‘Ditching staff appraisals and starting to talk to your people’.  Here Tom develops the debate by recognising that staff appraisals DO have their place IF you ‘start talking to your people’.
Fuss-free option for additional revenue

Fuss-free option for additional revenue

Selling mobile phones might not be something you have considered before, but Fuss Free Phones has launched a new sales pack which has been developed for retailers in our marketplace.
Strategy change for multi-outlet retailer

Strategy change for multi-outlet retailer

After 15 years in the marketplace, Dhais plc which is the parent company of Hearing & Mobility is making what the company describes as strategic adjustments in response to its experiences and results.
Blinging up the showroom – 70,000 reasons to take a look!

Blinging up the showroom – 70,000 reasons to take a look!

Most retailers will have sold products with all the extra’s on and maybe with special adaptions that make it the highest spec item they have ever supplied, but I wonder how many would have had a product in the showroom that will have taken over 300 hours to produce?
Ableworld looks to the North for further expansion

Ableworld looks to the North for further expansion

Following a number of store openings in the last twelve months Ableworld tell us that it is now the now the largest mobility and homecare retailer in the UK, with 32 stores now opened.
Hands on role for Chris with UK launch

Hands on role for Chris with UK launch

When asked what he is enjoying most about his new job, Chris Manning finds it pretty easy to answer – "I’m leaving to go to work from home every morning and not from a hotel and being at home every evening with the kids is just great.”
Forever Fabulous as retailer launches another unique campaign

Forever Fabulous as retailer launches another unique campaign

Retailer Essential Aids has chosen the UK’s oldest transgender patient as a poster girl for the company. It has enlisted the help of Ruth Rose, an 83 year-old ageism and transgender activist, to front their latest campaign -‘Forever Fabulous’.
Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

Embryonyx founder Angus Long has hired his son, Matthew, to help manage some elements of  the company’s marketing activity.
Content marketing – a new name for an old favourite!

Content marketing – a new name for an old favourite!

Alf Lombardi, director at Shrewdd Marketing, discusses how traditional business-to-business (B2B) public relations can play a pivotal role in a company’s marketing strategy, especially in the age of content marketing.
Big milestone for pioneering retailer

Big milestone for pioneering retailer

Retailer Alphamarque Limited reaches its 25 year milestone this month. Set up initially as a catalogue operation, the company now has two retail outlets, in St Albans and Colchester. 
 
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