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Avert Valentine’s Day Panic Now

February 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Food, Special Occasions

You know that smug feeling when you’ve bought all your Christmas presents long before Christmas? Neither do I. Or rather, neither did I. For the first time ever,  I’ve sorted out Valentine’s day a good two weeks before the actual date… The guys at LoveYourLarder.com have put together a delicious Valentine’s hamper which contains everything you [...]

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Calling All Single Gloves

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Environment, Non profit, Recycling, Special Occasions, Sustainability

Remember Green Thing? We introduced you to him last year and while he may appear to be a hideous monster he is, in fact, not hideous at all.

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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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Poll: Do Rural Offices Help to Make a Company Lovely?

April 6th, 2009 · No Comments · On Loveliness, Special Occasions, Updates

Need a quick win on your Monday to-do list? Get the ball rolling with another LovelyCompanies.com poll! This time we’d like to revive the age-old town vs country debate and ask whether it has any bearing on how lovely a company is. What do you think? [polldaddy poll="1518870"] Poll closes: Friday 10th April, 2pm.

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Lovely April Fools

April 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · GSOH, MOO, Special Occasions

Here’s a quick selection of yesterday’s April Fools banter from various lovely companies: The Guardian will be published exclusively on Twitter MOO announce the SUPER ECO FRIENDLY Business Card. Simply paint a business card you’ve been given by someone else then stick new letters on! President Obama visits Fruit Towers Google’s latest product – CADIE [...]

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Happy Birthday SuperJam!

March 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Small Companies, Special Occasions

SuperJam, a company we covered last month, is today celebrating the second anniversary of launching their products in Waitrose! In the last couple of years they have launched in more than 1,000 stores, been named one of Scotland’s top innovations and set up a project running hundreds of tea parties for thousands of lonely elderly [...]

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ilikeucoz: The Worlds First Appreciation Engine

March 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Happiness, Lovely People, Special Occasions

Last week I had lunch with Fabio De Benardi who is behind a delightful little website called ilikeucoz. Billed as the world’s first appreciation engine, ilikeucoz is a free service that lets you send little messages of appreciation to your friends and loved ones. There is a nifty appreciation feed on the site’s homepage (they [...]

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How to react to your website getting hacked

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments · GSOH, Lovely People, Special Occasions

One of the scariest things that can happen to anyone with a website is to see it get hacked. A few weeks ago a site called Corkd.com, run by Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV, was hacked into, a story which made the front page of TechCrunch. In a flash, Gary was on the scene [...]

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Johnny The Bagger

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Lovely People, On Loveliness, Special Occasions

Here’s a heart-warming story about the value of great service. Great service comes from the heart…

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Vote For Your Favourite Lovely Company!

November 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · On Loveliness, Special Occasions, Updates

Today, on our nine month anniversary, we’d like to put it to you: what is your favourite lovely company? Since February 14th (Valentine’s day), we’ve written about many of the lovely things that companies have been up to. Now it’s your turn to vote on your favourite company! Once you’ve voted, spread the word far [...]

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MOO Caption Competition – Buy The Winning Cards!

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · MOO, Small Companies, Special Occasions

We spotted some time ago that MOO were running a little Christmas caption competition. Recently, they announced the winners over on the MOO blog and released a special pack of cards with all the winning captions which you can buy here. Unfortunately our entry into the competition didn’t get us very far but some of [...]

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Four Lovely Halloween Celebrations

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Big Companies, Google, GSOH, Small Companies, Special Occasions

Historically there isn’t anything lovely about Halloween.  However in recent years, for most people, it has become a fun festival to celebrate with food, fancy dress, friends and family. Many companies celebrate Halloween too.  Here’s our pick of this year’s bunch. 1. Google often update their homepage logo for Halloween and this year was no [...]

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Seth on Intangibles

October 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Lovely People, On Loveliness, Special Occasions

Seth brainstorms a handful of intangible factors that could have a positive effect on the perception of your company and how you do business.  They include: participation, enthusiasm, hope and also generosity: Did you know that the movie studio bought Robert Downey Jr. a Bentley when Iron Man hit it big?

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