We held our annual company day at Belle Vue Stadium on Monday. With our team split across four locations, the day is a great opportunity for everyone to meet up. It also gives Gordon and I a chance to give the guys an update on how the business is going. I am glad to say things are looking very positive on all fronts for Trust IV; however the same can’t be said for the weather on Monday.
Speedway? Not one of the genres of motorcycling I really know about, I thought to myself. As a biker, sliding is not generally something I aim to do with the back wheel; I'd go as far as saying I very much try to avoid it! As for the surface being ridden, I recently had the chance to hit some dirt myself on a trail ride, an elating/terrifying experience and not one I wish to do sideways at 70mph. It's clear that both rider and machine are highly tuned performance machines.Performance, now that is something we do know about.
Since moving to Manchester I’ve been trying to have a healthier lifestyle. Unfortunately, my efforts have been hindered by all the good food, drink and entertainment available on my doorstep. Quite frankly I needed to find a way to motivate myself. As a self-confessed gadget addict, a new piece of technology was just the thing prevent this fad from fading away.In the New Year, I picked up a Garmin GPS training watch, and gave myself a month of enthusiasm at most.
In a thrilling climax to the season, Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions last Sunday, but things would have been very different if their website was a barometer of their performance on the pitch.Regular readers of our blog will know that we monitor the performance of hundreds of UK websites each day, using our in-house developed performance monitoring tool.
Last night Manchester was buzzing with the news that two of city’s restaurants were on the BBC2 programme “Restaurant Wars”. The programme showed the competition between these two world class restaurants as Simon Rogan’s “The French” restaurant based in the Midland Hotel near our Manchester Office “squared up” with Aiden Byrne’s “Manchester House” in Spinningfields.Both restaurants have received great accolades from local and national restaurant critics and surely it’s only a matter of time before one or both of them win a coveted Miche
Those of you with long memories may remember our article unveiling the Trust IV webcam this time last year.Since then our windows have got dirtier and the picture quality has degraded. The good news is that spring is in the air and our building's having a spring clean. Our webcam caught the cleaner's in the act. We hope you like the new, improved view from the webcam.
Last month Richard compared the website performance of Manchester City and Manchester United. In a similar fashion to their early season win over their rivals, City romped to victory with their homepage rendering nearly three times faster than United’s. David Moyes thankfully wasn’t at fault, and Richard suggested that third party content was a major reason for United’s shortfall.Today will see the two teams pitted against each other once again.