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On Thursday 13th July, Michael Sippitt Chairman of the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP) & Clarkslegal LLP, participated in a panel discussion at the event organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat - 'Wealth Forum: Harnessing the Commonwealth Advantage in International Trade’. The panel looked at the importance of enhancing connectivity across the Commonwealth, which includes the new forms of trading relationships that are arising as a result of profound technological advances.

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On August 19, 2017, Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary was featured in a Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) article discussing tech innovation in the freight industry.

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Alexander Beard Group (ABG) has bought McGowan Associates for an undisclosed sum, bringing a further £35m of assets under management to the Cheshire-based group. McGowan Associates (McGA) comprises two advisers and a paraplanner, and is based in Yorkshire.

Paul Beard, executive chairman of Alexander Beard Group, said that the acquisition fits its strategy of buying smaller practices in relevant locations.

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On Friday June 16th, USA Today ran a front page article called “Rigged” which was subsequently reprinted in many of Gannett’s local newspapers. The piece holds itself out as investigative journalism, but, on many levels, fails to correctly tell a balanced story. “Rigged” fails to acknowledge that it is not representative of the port trucking industry in California nor the small entrepreneur business segment in trucking across America.

Thus, Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary composed a piece that counters and expands upon many of the points in “Rigged”. 

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The latest figures from the housing market suggest that the Midlands is currently the hottest area for property, with price rises outstripping even those seen in the traditional hotspots further south. Rightmove’s most recent monthly price index has revealed that the average asking price for a home in the East and West Midlands during March increased by 2.1%, more than London’s 1.4% and South East England’s 2% and well above the 1.3% average across the UK. This continues the trend of Midlands house prices increasing faster than anywhere else in the country both monthly and yearly.

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