Ocado makes £10M investment to develop autonomous vehicles

Ocado has announced that it has commercially partnered with Oxford based Oxbotica to collaborate on autonomous vehicles

The use cases range from vehicles that operate inside of Ocado’s Customer Fulfilment Centre (“CFC”) buildings and the yard areas that surround them, all the way to last-mile deliveries and kerb-to-kitchen robots. This will be a multi-year collaboration, and the ultimate ambition is to enable Ocado’s partners that use the Ocado Smart Platform (“OSP”) to reduce the costs of last-mile delivery and other logistics operations.

The Ocado/Oxbotica relationship began in 2017, when we conducted a two-week trial using an early prototype delivery vehicle doing autonomous deliveries in Greenwich, London. Since that initial trial, Oxbotica has made significant progress in developing its platform, leading to today’s announcement of a broader relationship that includes both Ocado’s financial investment and a commercial collaboration agreement.

Oxbotica’s two core products are Selenium and Caesium. Selenium is an on-vehicle … Read the rest

Philipp Buschmann: Enabling Modern Banking Solutions through Advance Fintech Platform

The road to entrepreneurship is full of challenges and the one filled with unexpected dead ends. It can look exiting to launch a new idea and change into a business, but it requires many sleepless nights and years of hard work. Moreover, it takes patience to take the right decision at the right time. “An entrepreneur should be patient to wait for the right moment and curious enough to find out and feel that right moment when it comes,” asserts a tech entrepreneur, Philipp Buschmann. Philipp is the CEO of AAZZUR, a company connecting people to financial products and services that are relevant for them so they can manage their money easier and more wisely. A perfect blend of technical excellence and business acumen, Philipp is a serial entrepreneur, who also taken his first venture public. From starting as a developer in financial services to becoming an entrepreneur, Philipp’s … Read the rest

Made in Britain – Cheese on Towcest’

Having been made redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mark Rodgers of Cheese on Towcest’ in Northamptonshire took the plunge and decided to launch his very own online cheesemonger business.

What’s the story behind your business?  

I’ve always been obsessed with cheese and have always wanted to be a cheesemonger – I just love cheese and everything about it! A few years ago I started making cheese for friends and family, experimenting with different types and processes. By researching different cheeses and how they were made I developed a deeper understanding of artisan cheeses and the stories behind them including the amazing people who make it.

It was during the first lockdown in 2020 and being on furlough that gave me the push I needed to realise a lifelong dream to become a cheesemonger. I became aware of how the pandemic was affecting the cheese industry with stories of farmers having … Read the rest

Roger Duffield: Providing Valuable Insights for Clients

Roger Duffield is the President at in2vate LLC® and has a comprehensive insurance background as well as a proven record of excellent communication and vision. Roger holds a track record of implementing a long-term vision and integrating technology to improve insurance requirements. in2vate is a risk management company that specializes in providing education and state of the art technology focused on reducing risk and improving the insurance process. Roger has been president of in2vate for 8 years and prior to that he was a senior leader at multiple large insurance providers. “Roger’s focus is on delivering the best quality of services to their customers.” – Dr. Jennifer Beaman Cohea, Executive Leadership Coach & Trainer Forbes Knowledge Innovation Center & Forbes School of Business & Technology.

History Within

It was in the early 1990s that Roger Duffield began to leverage technology to improve efficiency for departmental reporting requirements. He achieved … Read the rest

FTSE 100 rises above 7,000 for first time in over a year

The FTSE 100 rose above 7,000 this morning for the first time since the end of last February, shortly after the pandemic triggered sharp falls in global stock markets.

The index rose for the fourth session in a row, adding another 46.02 points, or 0.7 per cent, to reach 7,029.52. It was led higher once again by its travel, banking and mining companies, which have been revitalised over winter in anticipation of a sharp bounceback in the global economy.

IAG, the British Airways owner, rose 5½p, or 2.6 per cent, to 212¼p; the high street bank Barclays rose 4½, or 2.5 per cent, to 189¼p; and the Russian steelmaker Evraz gained 12p, or 2.0 per cent, to 626p.

Ivan Sedgwick, investment director at the boutique finance house LGB & Co, said: “With the FTSE’s big weighting in resource stocks and financials, and its exposure to old economy companies, it isn’t … Read the rest

What to Pack First When Moving: A Complete Moving Checklist

The key to a successful move is properly packed things. In this regard, it is worth considering the right sequence of packing your belongings and furniture. In this article, you will find some helpful tips on how to do it right.

Best Packing Sequence: Useful Tips

Before calling the Los Angeles movers company, you may be interested in packing things yourself to save some costs on your moving. To pack things as quickly as possible, it is necessary to adhere to a certain order:

1)     Bed linen and towels

First of all, it is necessary to pack bedclothes and towels, which should be put into bags. They must be appropriately signed because they will be needed first.

2)     Books

A stack of books should include no more than 15-20 pieces. All piles should be carefully wrapped with paper, the free space in the box should be filled with paper or … Read the rest

Naked Wines see huge boost from US consumers buying wine online

Naked Wines delivered forecast-beating full-year sales yesterday as the pandemic drove a sea-change in the willingness of American consumers to buy their wine online.

Sales in the United States surpassed £150 million, making it Naked’s biggest market, as lockdowns and other restrictions persuaded American consumers to buy wine over the internet.

In the past wine has been seen in the US as a highly regulated product and Naked said that until the pandemic a lot of people did not realise that they could buy it online. America now represents about 45 per cent of group revenues. Sales growth for the group as a whole reached 68 per cent, implying second-half growth of 60 per cent. Analysts said that while this was below the 79 per cent delivered in the first half, a moderation from the early lockdown highs had been expected.

Nick Devlin, 36, chief executive, said: “Whilst in some … Read the rest

7 Important Tips on Forex Trading for Beginners

A lot of people often wonder if forex trading can make their money grow. Well, the answer is yes. In fact, it will not only help you make a living but it can also help you make a significant amount of money in the long run. However, you can only do that if you know the industry and you know how to trade.

These days, many people are still skeptical about forex trading because they don’t know much about the field. Thus, they often see no growth in their investments.

This could happen to you too. But, fortunately, you’ve come to the right place as we can give you some tips for a more winning experience. If you’re new to trading, here are some tips you need to know.

Know the Market

Knowing the marking is very important, especially when you’re trading. Without knowing how the market works, you’re prone … Read the rest

‘Scraping’ the barrel? The risks of publicly available data

The social media giants have found themselves in the news again, and not for positive reasons.

Earlier this month, it was widely reported that details of more than 530 million Facebook users worldwide have been made available online, including phone numbers and some email addresses. The data supposedly even included CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s own mobile number. And just days later, the data of up to 500 million LinkedIn users was alleged to have been put up for sale online.

The companies’ reactions were similar. Both denied any wrongdoing on their part or even that there had been any breach of their security. Instead, they argued that the data came from publicly available sources. Nevertheless, a number of regulators around the world have opened investigations into the Facebook incident. So what exactly is going on?

In a detailed response, Facebook argued that this data had been ‘scraped’ from publicly available information, … Read the rest

Top Job Opportunities in UKGC

Set up under the 2005 Gambling Act in 2007, the UK Gambling Commission is the main licensing authority and the gambling regulator in the United Kingdom. This national gambling watchdog has progressed with the gambling field making it one of the most respected regulators in the world. Several foreign and domestic gambling operators hold, therefore licenses from this powerful entity, and mind that the companies regulated by this renowned regulator have often built a good reputation among the customers.

Working at the Gambling Commission is a great opportunity to enhance the gambling industry’s future in this sovereign state. With the growth of this body, you can, thus, make a career as multiple job vacancies can be interesting. Here are the top job opportunities to start your career in this UK powerful gambling regulator.

GamStop Policy Manager

Policy Managing is among the careers people look for in a match. The role … Read the rest