Archive for April, 2008

Signs of a world gone mad, what’s the answer?

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

It Just shows how much we rely on things we take for granted when 1,200 workers walk out at the Grangemouth oil refinery, over pension disputes. Scotland have already seen their garages run out of petrol and such, sparked scares of the same happening closer to home. Whilst the assurance from ministers seems to do nothing for the general public, reports from my own father over IM states people close to fighting in his local garage due to large cues and possible rationing.

This all seems a bit crazy. I on the other hand sit here quite calm, knowing that i have enough petrol to go to my meeting tomorrow and even if i didn’t i could easily hold my meeting online. Ok, the trains are another option, but what happens when their workers walk out too? Lets face it, we all know there will come the time that we will have no more petrol and while we wait for scientists to produce the new super-fuel on an affordable global scale, we have to look at working a lot smarter than wasting our resources now.

The Smarter way to work!
Why not try introducing Yuuguu into your workplace and try working from home. At first you could try it one day a week and build it up from there. More and more i find myself saving time by holding small meetings online just like you would in the office. I used to travel 80 miles a day, so believe me i know what it is like spending out on ever increasing petrol prices and almost falling asleep at the wheel. I now save 2 hours a day from traveling and over £40 per week, yet i am more productive than ever as i am less tired, more focussed and most of all not sitting on the side of the motorway waiting for the RAC with a puncture whilst my meeting gets re scheduled.

You never know, if more people held meetings online and traveled less for work we could all get more done and save the chance of making a fool of ourselves, fighting over such things as petrol.

Switching from uSwitch!

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Yuuguu has made a key new addition to its senior management team, as Barry Holloway is appointed as Chief Marketing Officer.  Barry will build the Yuuguu brand and direct the development of its customer proposition.  He will ensure that Yuuguu continues its rapid growth in customer numbers and continues to develop solutions that enable remote teams to work more effectively together.

Barry was formerly Marketing Director at uSwitch, where he was part of the team that formed the company in 2000.  As a board director he was part of the executive team that established the company, built the uSwitch.com brand and negotiated the sale in 2006 to E.W. Scripps.  He was responsible for the whole customer experience, which included the uSwitch.com website, marketing and brand strategy.  All customer communications fell under his remit including advertising, PR and the direct marketing programme.  In 2004 he was involved in the acquisition of UpMyStreet.com and took on responsibility for its marketing strategy.

Commenting on the appointment, Anish Kapoor, CEO, Yuuguu says, ‘This is an important appointment for us as we continue to strengthen our management team.  Barry will direct all Yuuguu’s marketing initiatives to ensure we offer industry leading solutions to clients across all sectors, from virtual teams, to remote support.  I know that Barry is particularly keen on developing the brand at this crucial early stage, so the timing of his appointment is excellent.’
He adds, ‘Barry has years of experience in digital marketing and has honed his skills in brand development, user experience and customer growth at one of the UK’s best known dotcoms, which will make him a strong addition to the team.’

The ultimate hitlist of the UK’s best new businesses

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

That’s right, if they’re hot they’re here! We are here, in the top 100 Startups of UK businesses. Startups 100 is the definitive list of the UK’s most innovative, inspiring and ground-breaking new companies.

So what was the criteria?

  • Innovation, in concept or delivery
  • Ability to disrupt existing market places
  • Demonstratable growth potential.
  • Strong management, bright thinkers
  • Evidence of existing or future revenues

Well, look out UK, Europe and the rest of the World as 2008 is the year for Yuuguu and we are here but soon to be everywhere, making it easy for you to work over the internet together just like you where sitting right next to each other.

The ultimate hitlist of the UK's best new businesses