Posted in June 2010

Kingsway: Trade Distribution Update

In an upbeat message to trade customers, Kingsway have announced a number of significant improvements to their distribution services including increased staffing levels at both ends of the ordering process. Four more staff  have been appointed in customer services and twelve extra staff are now working in warehousing, pick & pack, despatch and admin. Further … Continue reading

Christian Bookshop Volunteer In Queen’s Birthday Honours

CONGRATULATIONS to Catherine Skinner, a volunteer at Blytheswood Care’s Tain Christian Bookshop, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours “for dedicating her life to helping others.” Catherine, aged 72, is one of a number of Scottish “community heroes” who have been recognised for their work in their local communities. Others include … Continue reading

In Defence of Kingsway

Over the last few days concerns have been raised over the ‘tone’ of discussions here with regards to Kingsway, perhaps the strongest concern being voiced by the pseudonymous Al: Whatever the rights and wrongs of this issue, it has all the feel of a quite vituperative crusade against Kingsway, which is out of all proportion … Continue reading

Illuminate, Shrewsbury: Non-Profit Shareholders Needed

Illuminate Christian Bookshop and Upper Room Café is appealing for non-profit shareholders to invest in the shop to help keep the light shining in Shrewsbury — and if insufficient funds are forthcoming the shop is expected to close down within a matter of weeks. In a letter issued to members of the Friends of Illuminate facebook … Continue reading

Living Oasis Launch Loyalty Cards

LIVING OASIS have announced the launch of their own customer loyalty cards this week, offering a stamp for every £15 spent with £10 off the next purchase after the sixth stamp, an effective 11% discount — and for facebook fans of Living Oasis Sutton who are quick off the mark, there’s a bonus available (no, … Continue reading

You can read, but can you write?

You enjoy reading — but can you write? Can you read something and then summarise what it’s about in a few sentences? Then string those sentences together into a coherent article suitable for an online readership? If that’s you then might just have a role for you: they’re on the lookout for people who may … Continue reading

Truth, Lies and CD Prices: Taking a Closer Look at Kingsway’s Price Comparisons

Today I’d like to take a closer look at Kingsway’s CD price comparisons, with specific reference to the Government’s Pricing Practices Guide: guidance for traders on good practice in giving information about prices (pdf, 422kb | Google Docs ‘Quick View’). If you’re brave (or foolhardy) enough to follow my personal blog you’ll recognise the first few paragraphs, … Continue reading

A Note About Comments

Simply a brief reminder that whilst all comments are welcome, any comments that do not comply with this site’s Comments Policy are likely to be deleted without notice. In particular, please note that whilst you are welcome to use a pseudonym, you must use a valid email address: The comment form must be completed with a name … Continue reading