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THE HWI JOURNAL

WELLBEING OF WOMEN LUNCH WITH QUEEN OF CRIME, VAL MCDERMID

                            Val McDermid, one of the biggest names in crime writing, shared her own remarkable story with guests at this year’s Wellbeing of Women Literary Lunch at Fortnum & Mason on 11th October. Interviewed by Eve Pollard OBE, Val told how she went from a small Scottish mining village to producing a bestselling novel every year. Although she is perhaps best-known for her Wire in the Blood television series, featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan and starring Robson Green, Val has sold more than 15 million books in 40 different languag...

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October 13, 2017

IS IT RIP FOR THE TRADITIONAL OFFICE?

  Pauline Hudson-Evans wonders if the days of the leased office are numbered…. The amount of empty office space in London has escalated over the past year and looks likely to rise again thanks to a mis-match of supply and demand: there is a significant rise in capacity just as demand is declining.  A survey by Deloitte Real Estate has shown that the slowdown in the take-up of pre-used office space, coupled with longer periods to close rental deals, boosted availability by 36 per cent last year, with a further 19 per cent in the first quarter of 2017. Property investors chasing income must be facing alarming capital losses, I would have thought. But companies are still in business, so if they’re...

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August 7, 2017

MA LUXURY BRAND MANAGEMENT

VDJ                                     Warmest congratulations to Valerie de Jong and her fellow students at the European Business School, Regent’s University London, on receiving their Masters degrees in Luxury Brand Management. The ceremony took place at St Marylebone Parish Church on 13th July followed by a champagne reception on the lawn at the university itself. For her final Masters case study, Valerie - who gained a Distinction with First Class Honours – conducted a research project on...

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July 14, 2017

THE POWER OF ART IN THE LUXURY MARKET

LLQ Image                         This year’s London Luxury Quarter Summer Conference, held at BAFTA, Piccadilly, on 5th July, saw an esteemed panel discussing one of the big questions of the day: will Mayfair and St. James’s remain one of the world’s most prominent destinations across so many forms of Art? With art sales reaching more than £9bn a year, the conference explored the unique offer within LLQ, comprising public and private art galleries and renowned auction houses that continue to attract UHNW ind...

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July 6, 2017
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