22nd August 2016

Paul Walmsley joined Nwes as a Business Advisor this summer – he shares his first blog post below.

I had intended my first blog to be entitled “How social media has disrupted the truth” or “Brexit Macroeconomics” – sadly however, I have been reminded that during my interview I agreed my first blog should be entitled “I have arrived”.

In any normal month, it is true that my arrival at Nwes would merit a headline or two – however, this has not been a normal month. So let’s take a look at some of the other extraordinary arrivals (and departures) since I started at Nwes in June.

In football, both Wales and Iceland arrived onto the European stage – whilst sadly and all too predictably England departed. Big Sam has arrived as England Manager and Mr Hodgson has departed – perhaps precipitating the departure of a number of the players as well!

In cycling, we celebrated the arrival of Chris Froome into Paris in the yellow jersey, and a particular sporting hero of mine, Mark Cavendish, arrived in front on four stages of the Tour de France before departing for Rio.

In tennis, we had the glorious sight of Andy Murray arriving centre stage and centre court to take a well-deserved second Wimbledon title.

In politics, it has been a most momentous month for arrivals and departures, with the referendum result precipitating the departures of both David Cameron and George Osborne, and sparking the arrival of Theresa May as PM and Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.

Putting aside my interest in sport and politics, I have to acknowledge that the most momentous arrival of the month and the one arrival which unarguably trumps my arrival at Nwes is Pokemon Go – I am reliably informed that any Pokemon spotted in the office have been signed onto our excellent Financial Masterclass course…

On a more serious note, I would like to thank everyone at Nwes for making me so welcome. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of Nwes by offering my full support to our clients, in providing independent, confidential, impartial business advice and training; access to finance; business premises and to helping prepare both businesses and young people for the challenging but exciting times which lay ahead for UK plc.

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