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To all Indirect Tax specialists: updating records for the New Year…

One of our New Year’s Resolutions is to have a database tidy-up!

Have you heard from us recently? If not, it’s likely that we don’t have your current home email address and postal address on file. You may be currently registered with us as looking for a new role, or you may have registered with us in the past (but we have on file that you are not actively looking). We may even have placed you in your last role.

Of course, if we have you down as not currently looking, being proud of our reputation for providing ethical recruitment solutions as the market leading Indirect Tax recruiters in the UK, that means you will not get phone calls from us telling you about new roles. However, we would hate for you to miss out on all the other benefits of being part of the BLT network. For instance, if we don’t have an up to date home email address for you, that could well mean that you don’t receive our salary surveys or irregular newsletters.

We would welcome the opportunity to update your contact details on our database, so do feel free to drop us a note to with your home email address and postal address if you feel we may not have the right details on file; that way you can ensure that you will be kept up to date with any useful information on market trends that we produce from time to time.

Whichever way, we’d love to hear what you’ve been up to, and of course, if ever you are in a position to do any recruiting yourself, then we would keen to help (and a big thank you to all those who regularly recommend us – it’s very much appreciated.)

Wishing you all a very successful 2011.

Global Recession Timeline

The Crash of 2008-9 was so horrid I’ve tried to blank it from my mind. But now that things are a bit better – if somewhat austere – it’s worth revisiting some of the milestones in the whole disastrous episode. (Can you remember where you were when you heard Lehman had failed? I can. I was just about to go into a management meeting. “A short term irritation,”, I recall saying. “Won’t affect us.”…..)
Here’s a clever timeline of the whole sorry saga.
When did YOU realise we were in for a hard time….?

Social Networks – the McKinsey View

The McKinsey Quarterly has an interesting article on social media, “Unlocking the Elusive Potential of Social Networks”.

‘To realise the marketing potential of virtual activities, you have to make them truly useful for consumers’ it advises. You can read more about how at

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