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Entries from September 26th, 2009

Sneak Peak Inside Fruit Towers

September 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Innocent, Lovely People

innocent drinks recently had a visit from the folks at LeapAnywhere.com and they were kind enough to take a camera crew around with them so that we can all have a peak inside!

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TED Talk: A Web Of Random Acts of Kindness

September 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Lovely People, Serendipity

In his heartwarming talk from this year’s TEDGlobal in Oxford Jonathan Zittrain discusses various random acts of kindness from the online world.

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Martha Lane Fox: Work Hard, Be Nice To People

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Lovely People

Yesterday Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of LastMinute.com, was placed at No. 25 in the Telegraph’s 50 Most Influential Briton’s in Technology. Back in 1997, with business partner Brent Hoberman, she started LastMinute.com which became one of the hits of the UK’s dot-com era.

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Employees Rewarded for Reducing Carbon Footprint

September 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Big Companies, Environment, Lovely to Staff, Sustainability

How would you like your employer to hold you accountable for your carbon footprint? WSP Group is doing just that.  The global management and consultancy service is pioneering a novel way to reduce the carbon footprint of its employees.

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Windows 7 Ad: Cutest Ever?

September 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Adverts, Big Companies

Microsoft don’t feature very often here on LovelyCompanies.com but all that could be about to change with their new ad campaign for Windows 7. Is this not the cutest advert you’ve ever seen?

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Lovely Company News Round-up

September 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Big Companies, Lovely People, Small Companies

Here’s a round-up of all the posts from the LovelyCompanies.com blogroll that I’ve starred recently in my Google Reader. Feedback on this experimental post format is very welcome!

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Join Football Legends At The David Beckham Academy

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Competitions, Events, Fundraising

Here’s a winning idea: a fund-raising football tournament.  Sue Ryder Care (the UK based healthcare charity) seeks lovely companies to participate. Anyone can play.  All you need is a five-a-side team with the fitness and skill desire to challenge ex-Premiership legends for the Sue Ryder Cup.

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Innocent Smoothies For Kids

September 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Adverts, Innocent

Check out the latest advert from innocent for their special ‘lunchbox-proof’ kids smoothies: “…a gentle nudge towards their 5-a-day!”

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Fraser’s Tea Parties Land Him A Bighearted Scotland Award

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Community, Lovely People, Small Companies, Special Occasions

In the last year, SuperJam boss Fraser Doherty has held over 120 Tea Parties bringing elderly people together and helping them make friends (previous coverage: here and here). Just recently, Fraser’s efforts were rewarded at the ‘Bighearted Scotland Awards’ where he scooped a specially created award as Scotland’s Young Business Person of the Year. The [...]

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Happy Birthday Innocent Veg Pots!

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Innocent, Lovely to Staff, Special Occasions

Yesterday there was a little announcement on the innocent blog that their innocent veg pots product is now one year old. To celebrate, innocent staff were treated to a special birthday lunch with cake and a glass of fizz!

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Lovely Events

September 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Events

Lovely companies often organise and sponsor events (the companies themselves – I mean). In order to try and keep track of these events I’ve set up a group on Upcoming: please feel free to join, add any forthcoming events that may be of interest and subscribe to the event feed using RSS/iCal/Google Calendar.

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Geoff Mulgan: Investing In A Better World

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Economics, Lovely People, Non profit, Venture Philanthropy

In his talk from TEDGlobal 2009 Geoff Mulgan, a former Policy Director for Tony Blair, suggests we take the opportunity presented by the global economic crisis to consider a shift of focus towards investing in social innovation.

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Hello Beautiful World!

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Fundraising, Lovely People, Small Companies

Beautiful World is a London-based agency for charities, non-profits and ‘any organization that does the world some good’. The three founding partners of the company each bring their speciality to the mix giving clients a neat blend of strategy, creative and data. Where traditional agencies might be all about old-school print media, these guys are [...]

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Zappos and Amazon Sitting In A Tree

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Big Companies, Lovely People, Lovely to Staff

At the end of July this year online book retailer Amazon acquired lovely company Zappos. We’ve written about Zappos a few times before and they have even helped to inspire other lovely companies.

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