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Sales Associate Christmas, Various Hours

Sales Associate Christmas, Various Hours

Job Introduction

Are you passionate about all things Christmas? Do you want to do your part to spread the Christmas cheer this year, working in one of the most festive Christmas stores?

Want to share your enthusiasm for the most wonderful time of the year whilst delivering a truly extraordinary shopping experience? Then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for!

We are recruiting for Christmas Team Members to join our London team and have full-time and part-time opportunities across all areas of the store.

Role Responsibility

As a Sales Associate, you are an essential part of a team that delivers the extraordinary service our customers expect from Selfridges. Maintaining the highest of retail standards, keeping up to date on product knowledge and replenishing stock, customer service is at the heart of what you do. An expert for all things Selfridges and the go-to person to help our customers, you are fully knowledgeable of everything about the store including the latest events and services that only Selfridges can offer.

As a Sales Associate you will:

  • Deliver exceptional service to our customers by building rapport, sharing product knowledge and catering to their needs
  • Conduct refunds and exchanges, helping the customer to find another suitable item/product if necessary or alternatively, offer our online services
  • Work as part of a team focused on creating a memorable customer experience. From selling and replenishing stock, cashing up and organising rails, to hosting, you understand there is more to the customer experience than just selling
  • Manage customer feedback, and use it constructively to continually raise the bar for service, sales and retail standards in your area
  • Be responsible for the stock in your department, from unpacking deliveries, (new and replenished lines), to completing audits and maintaining the stock room
  • Adapt to the challenges that vary from day to day. A flexible role, you may be required to work on different departments, taking your service excellence and collaborative spirit with you
  • Use your natural curiosity to stay ahead of the latest trends by taking every opportunity to expand your knowledge of products and competitors
  • Understand and follow health, safety and security procedures, and play an active role in preventing stock loss

The Ideal Candidate

  • A great communicator. You will be able to positively engage with all types of customers (domestic and international) with varying needs and requirements
  • Well Informed. You will develop excellent product knowledge by following trends and being aware of our competitor’s activity, along with taking part in supplier training
  • Known to be a sales and service expert. You’ll use these skills to deliver the extraordinary each and every time and take the initiative to provide additional services where appropriate
  • A proud shopkeeper. It will fall to you to replenish stock, maintain the Selfridges standards and inspire others to deliver the same
  • A problem solver. You’ll go above and beyond to resolve issues for our customers and be able to adapt your approach to each individual customer
  • Flexible. Responsive to business needs, you are happy and comfortable to take responsibility for tasks that may go beyond the role expectation
  • An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague

 

This guide represents a summary of the role, however all team members are expected to be flexible in the work they undertake, which may change from time to time, according to the needs of the business

About the Company

Our Creative Spirit 

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome. 

Our Awards Cabinet 

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked…Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.  

Our Future 

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences. 

Everyone is welcome

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.

The Fun Stuff  

There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year. 

Other benefits and rewards include:

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme 
  • Discounted gym memberships 
  • Pension contributions  
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes 
  • A volunteer day for all team members 
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development

Prada – Sales Assistant Leathergoods

 

Founded in 1913 in Italy, the Prada Group was built on a tradition of excellence and with a vision of innovation. The Group, a world leader in the luxury sector, operates in more than 45 countries with the PRADA, Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe brands, and has employees of over 100 nationalities.

The acquisition of Pasticceria Marchesi 1824 has marked the Group’s entry into the food sector, applying the same high quality criteria. Very proactive also in the art field, the Prada Group strengthens its presence through contemporary art projects in constant evolution.

Joining our Company means working in a creative and international environment, with teams of people motivated by curiosity and the quest for excellence. The engine of our success is the importance and value that we place on the talent and passion of our people leading to their own professional growth

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

To be the “ambassador” who conveys the Brand’s philosophy and values. As such, to be responsible to maximize the sales performance by fostering the relationship with the customers and developing their Brand loyalty, providing a unique experience in our store and guiding the client into our world.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Welcome and serve the customer providing an excellent in-store experience at all times.
  • Maintain and develop client relationships through an individual approach, leveraging also on CRM and digital tools.
  • Be proactively engaged in cross selling with all Departments and maximizes sales opportunity in order to achieve individual sales target and KPIs.
  • Ensure to be up-to-date knowing fashion trends and competitors.
  • Prove Brand and product knowledge.
  • Deal effectively with customer complaints by liaising with the line manager when necessary.
  • Ensure and maintain the shop floor and visual display high standard, complying with Company operational guidelines and stock procedures.
  • Contribute to ensure a high level of security and is attentive to prevent product thefts.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

Experience in a similar role with luxury womens ready to wear experience

Passion for human relations and sales

Problem solving, curiosity and interest in luxury/fashion, art and design

Experience of building a long-lasting relationship with clients

Being able to work in team as well as alone

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Passion and knowledge of the managed product category

Fluent spoken English expected. Other languages desirable

Sales Associate – Selfridges in London, England

INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.

JOB PURPOSE

Burberry’s retail teams are populated with some of the industry’s most committed, passionate and inspiring people and our stores represent everything we stand for – world-class service, brand quality, superb merchandising and knowledgeable associates to provide the perfect luxury Burberry experience for every customer. 

We are looking for Sales Associates to join our Selfridges concession stores in London on a full-time, permanent basis. 

You will be at the forefront of our iconic Brand combining an enthusiastic and authentic approach for our products in a dynamic teamwork environment that foster networking. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Exhibit motivation to succeed, consistently meeting individual sales goals making your customers’ experience unique and unforgettable 

  • Build customer loyalty through active client development 

  • Learn and participate in required training to help with the regular introduction of new products and services 

  • Help maintain the shop floor, assist with visual merchandising, stock management and replenishment 

PERSONAL PROFILE
  • Previous experience in achieving sales targets in a Fashion/Luxury retail environment 

  • Fluency in English, additional languages would be a plus (Mandarin, Russian, Arabic…) 

  • Genuine interest and love for fashion and styling, knowledge of current trends 

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, team player 

FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

 

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La Mer – Expert – Selfridges, Oxford Street, London – 32 Hours

La Mer – Expert – Selfridges, Oxford Street, London – 32 Hours – Full-Time, Permanent

Brand: La Mer

Description

La Mer’s

journey began when Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in an experiment gone awry and

set out to create his own destiny. Physicist by day, stargazer and dreamer by

night, he hoped to unlock the power of renewal of the sea.

Inspired by

the oceanic world, Huber fermented nutrient-rich sea kelp with other natural

ingredients. 12 years and 6,000 experiments later, Crème de la Mer was born – and

Huber’s skin appeared dramatically renewed.

JOBTITLE: Expert

RESPONSIBLETO: Counter Manager

MAINPURPOSE: To achieve the

personal objectives set down by La Mer and to contribute to the success of the

account through the delivery of outstanding customer service

To promote and maintain the brand’s image and

reputation to the customer

KEYRESPONSIBILITIES AND STANDARDS

1. SELL THE LA MER LINE

  • Achieve requiredretail sales targets set by the Company as communicated by the Counter Manager

  • Be aware of andachieve the targets set by the Company as communicated by the Counter Managerin respect of the daily goal for average minimum sale in units and volume andany other productivity targets

  • Link sell toachieve the average minimum sale targets

  • Work outside thecounter whenever possible to recruit new customersto the brand

  • Identifycustomer needs through the use of open ended questions, using demonstrationswhere appropriate

  • Close the saleeffectively and commit customers to a follow-up visit

  • Put allcustomers onto the registry system and update existing ones on every visit

  1. RESPONSIBILITY FOR GUEST OWNERSHIPPROGRAMME/ LUXURY

CLIENTELING

  • Be accountablefor developing and managing your own guest relationship and luxury clienteling,using the tools of the replenishment diary and the customer registry card , OCTtechnology and /or IPhone connections

  • Introduce theClient Profile card, capture the guest’s information, check all data providedand confirm the best way to contact the guest for further services. Attempt toachieve a minimum capture rate of 80%.

  • Check that eachguest is a member of current OCT programme and update current and previoushistory, ensuring that client profile card is always updated

  • Ensure thatfollow up procedures are completed, including adding guests information intopersonal replenishment diary, contact by telephone or letter, thank you notesetc.

  • Demonstrateexcellent product knowledge, communicating this to the customer to meet theirneeds

  1. PERSONALGROOMING
  • Maintain highstandard of personal grooming as specified by La Mer.

  • Wear make-up atall times and keep hair, shoes and clothes clean and well groomed/presented

  • Wear uniform asrequired.

4. WORK EFFECTIVELY AS PART OF A TEAM

  • Help colleaguesand team efficiency by being flexible and taking on tasks as required

  • Communicateinformation to the Counter Manager and colleagues

  • Attend weeklymeetings held by the Counter Manager

  • Work effectivelywith store personnel, store management and La Mer staff

  • Maintain highstandards of time-keeping on the counter to ensure team efficiency

5. MAINTAIN HOUSEKEEPING STANDARDS

Clean counters,

tester stands and displays regularly to maintain the La Mer image

Merchandise back

fixtures and display counters as directed

6. COMPLETE ADMINISTRATION

Complete all

administration accurately, legibly and on time

7. CARRY OUT OTHER TASKS

Carry out any

other duties as may be required to support the Counter Manager, the Sales &

Education Executive and/or the Company from time to time

This

may include taking ownership of events both in store and externally and

supporting during busier periods of business

Qualifications

  • Previous retail industry/guest services experience is desirable (preferably within beauty)

  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide inspirational, authentic and personalized customer service

  • Ability to work retail hours including days, nights, weekends and special events in a fast-paced work environment

  • Previous experience with retail point-of-sale software is desirable

  • Applicants must be able to provide proof of right to live and work in the country if invited to attend for interview

Job: Retail – Store

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-GB-ENG-London

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 1919422

Estee Lauder Companies is an equal opportunities employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Summer Temps (Selfridges, London) | Jobs and careers with Sweaty Betty

Your Journey

As a Summer Temp, you will be instrumental in offering support to all our UK stores during our busy summer months. Working as part of the team, you will be responsible for delivering the exceptional customer experience for which we are renowned

If you were successful in the recruitment process you must be available for your WOW Day on 11th of June.

Reporting to your Store Manager, specific responsibilities will include:

Driving forward sales

Being an expert on our products and procedures

Providing the highest standards of customer service our ‘Sweaty Betty Customer Experience’ (this will include advising and assisting customers with the selection and fitting of bras and underwear)

Assisting in the overall day to day running of the shop

Maintaining the company standards

Ensuring exceptional standards of housekeeping, cleanliness and merchandising are upheld

Any other duties required to achieve the smooth and profitable running of the shop

On occasion, when considered appropriate you may be required to carry out other duties that fit within your strengths.

Must Haves

You love to live an active life, as much as possible with a passion and authority in fashion. You enjoy being on the shop floor interacting with our customers whilst sharing your knowledge and expertise with confidence. Most importantly you are an ambassador and in love with our products.

The Extras

Bonuses, a clothing allowance, 50% off all Sweaty Betty merchandise, lots of workout classes, sample sales….and lots more!

Selfridges Careers | Selfridges Jobs – Apply Online For Junior Retoucher Jobs In London, UK

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Selfridges Careers – Candidates Those Are Looking For Jobs Online In Selfridges UK, Here Is A Good News For Those Peoples Because Of That Selfridges Released A Hiring Notification For Junior Retoucher Position. And You All Know Selfridges Is Company Situated On A Good Position. Company Provides Full Remuneration To Their Employees. Guys Who Interested In Work With Selfridges And Also Eligible For Recruiting Position, Can Apply For The Job.

Selfridges Careers Apply For Junior Retoucher Jobs In London

Selfridges Careers- Hey Guys, Good Employment Opportunity For Those Guys Who Looking or Jobs In Selfridges Because Recently Selfridges Recently Published A Recruitment Notification On Thier Official Employment / Careers Portal. So Candidates Who Take Interest In Apply For Junior Retoucher Jobs In Selfridges UK. This Position Hired For London Location. Candidates Who Selected In This Hiring Will Get Full Remuneration Of Thier Work. Company Paying A Roughly Pay Of £ 26974 per year For Junior Retoucher Position

Summery Of Selfridges Junior Retoucher Jobs London

Selfridges Careers | Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your retouching skills in a fast paced, dynamic environment? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career in Retouching, as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for!

As part of the busy Retouch department within Selfridges’ London Photo Studio operation team, as a Junior Retoucher, you will provide digital post-production retouching for all product imagery on the Selfridges website. A Junior Retoucher is responsible for retouching up to 80 to 90 images per day ensuring a high-quality finish is uploaded to the website within agreed business time frames. A development role with at least six months retouching experience, preferably in a commercial environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Production retouching to fashion product imagery
  • Production retouching for Supplier imagery workflow
  • To meet daily KPI targets/agreed volumes
  • Provide accurate colour correction of product imagery
  • Fully briefed and compliant to current retouching guidelines
  • Ensuring a consistent finish, focused on agreed quality expectations
  • Six to twelve months practical Adobe Photoshop experience, preferably in a commercial environment
  • Solid technical understanding of PC/MAC and Adobe Photoshop
  • Team player with a positive outlook and manner
  • Willingness to learn new processes and software
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Proficient communicator

Our Creative Spirit

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.

Our Awards Cabinet

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked…Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.

Our Future

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.

Everyone is welcome

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.

The Fun Stuff

There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.

Other benefits and rewards include:

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Pension contributions
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes
  • A volunteer day for all team members
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development

Apply Now For Selfridges Junior Retoucher Jobs In London

90,000 Selfridge, London. Hotels nearby, photos, videos, how to get there – Turistern.Ru

Selfridges is the largest department store on Oxford street. This is far from “just another London department store,” but a truly unique place, with many interesting stories in its “arsenal”. The founder of this center, American Harry Gordon Selfridge, sincerely believed that “trading should be fun.” Since then, Selfridges has acquired a unique, even somewhat theatrical appearance.

In addition, this place has witnessed the fulfillment of many human designs – in 1925, for the first time publicly demonstrated what television is, it was from here that 12,000 people watched the first monoplane that flew over the English Channel, and there are plenty of such moments in the history of the department store.Like any tradition in England, this one is alive to this day and is manifested in the literal sense in the showcases of “Selfriges”, where various videos (sometimes of a contradictory nature) are broadcast, attracting buyers. It should be noted right away that Selfridges is not a department store for the poor. On the other hand, the range of goods is truly huge – all the world’s key brands, great cafes and restaurants are gathered under one roof in the very center of London.

Architecture

Selfridges stores are renowned for their architectural excellence.The chain’s London store was designed by Daniel Burnham, who created the flagship store Marshall Field in his hometown of Chicago. The London store was built in stages, with the first phase building only the nine and a half sections closest to the Duke Street corner. The project of erecting a massive tower over the store was never realized. In addition, American architect Francis Swales, who worked on the decorative details, as well as British architects Frank Atkinson and Thomas Smith Tait were involved in the design of the store.

The Trafford store is notable for its modern staircase and marble exterior. All floors of the Exchange Square store were designed by different architects, giving each store its own unique look. Birmingham store with an area of ​​260 thousand square meters. feet (24 thousand sq. m), designed by architects from Future Systems, is covered with 15 thousand molded aluminum discs. Since the opening of the Birmingham store in 2003, the industry magazine Retail Week has ranked it annually as one of the world’s 100 best stores to visit.

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Festively decorated display cases are one of the main ingredients in the Christmas atmosphere. The larger the store, the more important its contribution to the beautification of the city. Imagine, for example, Paris without the glittering windows of the “big shops” on the boulevards – what will be left? No trees, no garlands hung by the city authorities will be enough to create a real holiday. And let the stores care first of all about their advertising, this does not detract from their role.It is not for nothing that there is the concept of window shopping, loved by the heroine of Audrey Hepburn from the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Especially “shop window shopping” escalates in December – according to various tourism bureaus, this is one of the reasons to go abroad in the pre-New Year period.

The tradition of New Year’s decoration of showcases has turned two hundred years old, about the same as the showcases themselves. At the beginning of the 19th century, technologies appeared that made it possible to make large glasses, and they immediately began to be used in trade.At first, Christmas window displays were not creative. Mostly the sellers wanted to display their merchandise, the decorations were secondary and replicated exactly the traditional home and church decor. But every year the showcases became more complex and inventive.

Basically they were designed for children: it was believed that if you get the attention of a child, the parents will have nothing to do but obey him. Therefore, live animals, dolls and other toys were displayed in the windows. The Americans were especially strong.In 1862, New York’s Macy’s department store hired “Santa Claus” for the first time in history – now a common practice. In 1899, Lyman Frank Baum, not yet famous as “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” wrote a laudatory article in The Storehouse Herald on Christmas window decorations. He was especially pleased that the trend applies not only to large cities, but also to villages.

American Harry Gordon Selfridge came up with the phrase “Until Christmas is left.”.. days “that spurred people to shop. Yes, this is the same Selfridge who later moved to London and founded Selfridges department store in 1909. He had such a big window dressing before Christmas that it spurred older stores like Harrods. Is one of the driving forces behind Christmas décor – Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps in Paris, Selfridges and Harrods in London – their rivalry plays into the hands of us, the audience.

Gradually, the competition between stores has led to the fact that New Year’s window decoration has turned from a marketing element to pure (or almost pure) art. It is handled by creative shop bureaus, independent specialists or guest stars from different fields – designers, photographers, artists, models, actors. One day I was walking past the Galeries Lafayette in Paris and came across David Lynch: he was following the window dressing by his design. Manoel Rena, window designer at New York’s Lord & Taylor department store, says of window dressing: “It’s like a little Broadway show.We start preparing in a year, everything is made to order. During the holidays, 250 thousand people a day pass in front of our windows. “

This year, as always, the main department stores of the world have prepared a lot of interesting things. The decoration theme of the Parisian Printemps is “Joyful Obsession By Prada”. This is a traditional Christmas in the style of the Prada brand – giant Christmas balls and snowflakes, playful bears, black and red and an important chess ornament for the brand. The flagship Galeries Lafayette tells the tale “Once Upon A Christmas”.The windows were decorated in the style of the film “Beauty and the Beast” with Vincent Cassel, which will be released next year, and under the stained-glass dome appeared a huge Christmas tree with a clock, which comes to life once an hour with a wave of the Swatch brand’s magic wand. Until February 12, on the fourth floor of the store, you can watch a video with the first minutes of the film. The oldest Bon Marche store simply called its decorations – “Christmas” – and decorated each of the windows in accordance with different moments of the holiday: “Time to Dream”, “Frozen Time”, “Time of Surprises”.

London-based Selfridges took a more traditional approach with winter snowy landscapes in windows. However, they are not devoid of English humor: in each landscape, like Gulliver in the land of the Lilliputians, lies a gigantic item from the store’s assortment. And one of the windows is Lost London, built entirely of gingerbread. In addition to the decorations, the department store has prepared a new New Mark Hix Bar, designed by Lee Broome. Harrods built a luxury train in showcases and called it the Harrods Express – you can watch the adventures of wealthy travelers from the train station to the luggage compartment.Harvey Nichols lit Knightsbridge with his Colorful Christmas – colorful stars and snowflakes that constantly change color. Exactly the same color novelties appeared in the famous grocery store, which you should definitely go to. John Lewis did the most original thing: robotic animals, collected from all kinds of things for the home, are displayed in showcases with almost no decor.

In New York, dozens of department stores vie for the title of the most elegant and creative. Here are just a few of them.Saks Fifth Avenue showcases “The Yeti Story”, the story of a local ghost that lives on the roof and makes snow. Macy’s, like 150 years ago, is trying to attract children with fantastically high-quality decorations for a fairy tale. Bergdorf Goodman with its Gothic-style display cases is more parent-oriented. So did Barneys, which brought in rapper Jay Z, as well as 3D mapping and other modern technologies. Bloomingdale’s shows how Christmas is celebrated in different countries.

But Moscow stores do not want to lag behind either. Before the New Year, they do not experiment, preferring the more reliable style of “magic and fairy tale”. The 38 showcases of TSUM show scenes from the life of a rich lady of the past – balls, fittings, tea drinking, and so on. GUM, celebrating its 120th anniversary, tried to recreate the atmosphere of 1893, when the Upper Rows opened. So those who do not go abroad for the holidays will also be able to do “shop window shopping”, smoothly turning into a real one.

90,000 UK Cities

Great Britain is a fascinating country with a unique green village spirit and the many-sided contrasts of historic cities.A land of endless world famous landmarks and outstanding people. From a tourist favorite older than the pyramids – Stonehenge and two of the most famous ancient universities, Oxford and Cambridge, to the first billionaire author Potteriana, sold more than 400 million copies worldwide. The country is rightfully considered glorious in various areas of life. The coasts of Great Britain are known for their stunning winding routes and landscapes from cliff tops to golden sandy beaches.England alone boasts over 60 Blue Ribbon beaches. From the rugged highlands of Scotland to the wide turquoise coves of Cornwall, there is something for everyone in this country.

London and Edinburgh are among the most visited cities in Great Britain. But beyond their borders, not only cities, but also small villages carry their unique identity through the centuries. The UK is small compared to some countries, but there are a total of 69 official cities: 51 in England, seven in Scotland, six in Wales and five in Northern Ireland.Many people come to the UK to settle in London and its bustling city bustle, but some of the best places to live are outside the capital. Living outside London opens up a whole new world. The cost of living in the UK is significantly cheaper outside of the capital, while the British countryside will leave no one indifferent, and the charming, more compact cities will delight with their unique energy and personality.

In this article, we will consider in detail:

Read also an article about the 10 most populous cities

In terms of the best student housing options, the QS World University Rankings have compiled a list of the best student cities in the world.Great Britain once again took the first place, London became the leader among its cities.

Top 10 cities with at least two universities included in the QS World University Rankings® 2020:

  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • Coventry
  • Nottingham
  • Birmingham
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Aberdeen
  • Brighton

UK Cities

London

The capital of Great Britain, which has established itself as one of the greatest cities in the world, not only as a world center for the performing arts, music, literature and culture, but also a city of colorful markets, large shops, green parks and a multicultural environment.It combines historical splendor and modernity running in step with the times. World famous icons of the country are located here: the Parliament building, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum. The city is home to world-class culture, leading fashion houses and surprisingly innovative cuisine. The city’s transport system is recognized as one of the best in the world.

London is home to 12% of the UK population, which is about 9 million inhabitants. They speak 300 different languages.The 2011 census recorded that 2,998,264 people, or 36.7% of London’s population, were born abroad, making London the second most immigrant city after New York in absolute terms. London is the gateway to the Continent and welcomes over 25 million visitors a year.

Edinburgh

The cosmopolitan capital of Scotland, perched above an ancient volcano, is one of the most beautiful cities in Great Britain. Edinburgh combines the youthful and modern spirit of a university city with a historic and dramatic setting.Here you will find unique ancient architecture, the world’s largest art festival, 1000-year-old Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a rocky cliff in the heart of the city. The castle is surrounded by the atmospheric Old Town and the elegant New Town of the Georgian era. Living in New Town can be expensive, however there are many more affordable neighborhoods to choose from. Marchmont and Bransfield offer space for a quiet family life close to the center. Alternatively, why not live near the beach? Edinburgh’s trendy coastal Portobello district is just a short bus ride from the center.

Edinburgh is home to about half a million people, including more than 62,000 university students. At least 13 million people visit the city every year. During the main festival month of August, Edinburgh’s population increases by over a million, making it temporarily the second largest city in the UK. Edinburgh has the strongest economy of any city in the United Kingdom outside London and the highest percentage of professionals in the UK: 43% of the population holds an advanced degree or professional qualification.According to the Center for International Competitiveness, it is the most competitive major city in the United Kingdom. It was named the best major city in Europe of the future in terms of foreign direct investment and the best major city in terms of foreign direct investment strategy by the Financial Times magazine in 2012/13. Banking has been the backbone of Edinburgh’s economy for over 300 years since the founding of the Bank of Scotland. Today it is a financial services industry with a particularly strong insurance and investment sectors.

Manchester

Manchester is often referred to as the first modern city. It was the world’s cotton capital and the cradle of the industrial revolution. The Lake District of England is home to breathtaking architecture, theaters, museums and a diverse student-backed music scene.

The city is known not only for its industrial past, but also for its musical heritage. In addition, Manchester is the football capital, so attending the match and visiting the legendary Etiham and Old Trafford stadiums is a must-see for football fans.The city is a constant mix of old and new; from its Victorian town hall to the sparkling Salford waterfront. Outside the city is the large Peak District National Park. In the center of Manchester, you can find many high-rise buildings in the Deansgate area.

According to KPMG reports, it was revealed that Manchester was represented as the most accessible city in Europe, scoring slightly better than Rotterdam and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Manchester is home to more multimillionaires than anywhere outside London.According to the 2019 Real Estate Investment Survey, Manchester is ranked # 2 as the Best Destinations for Real Estate Investment in the UK. Green suburbs such as Whitington and West Didsbury offer affordable housing within easy reach of the city. More than 37,000 students study here. The City University of Manchester is the largest in the United Kingdom in terms of area and one of the most popular among applicants in the country. Among the current and former students and employees of another famous University of Manchester – 25 Nobel laureates.

Birmingham

The heart of the British automotive industry. With a population of over a million, Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK. It is a lively, multi-ethnic place with a vibrant arts and music environment and some of England’s finest shopping. The Selfridges supermarket, the company’s first outside London, is housed in an ultra-modern building that looks like a newly-landed object from space.Despite being the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham is not among the top picks for those moving to the UK. It is a bustling, multicultural mix of museums, shops and restaurants on the banks of a canal. As the locals say, the city has more kilometers of canals than Venice.

Birmingham has a variety of affordable places to stay, from the verdant Edgbaston and Harborne to scenic Bornville; house of chocolate Cadbury. Due to its location in the heart of the UK, Birmingham is also within easy reach of many of the countryside, including Cannock Chase and Malvern Hills.

Birmingham is renowned as a manufacturing and engineering center. The Arms Quarter is an area of ​​the city that has been the center of the global arms industry for many years. The first registered arms manufacturer in Birmingham was in 1630, and locally produced muskets were used during the English Civil War.

Today, the service sector dominates Birmingham’s economy, accounting for 88% of the city’s employment in 2012. Birmingham is the UK’s largest public administration, education and health employment center, and the second largest center outside London for finance and business employment after Leeds.The broader metropolitan economy is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $ 121.1 billion. Large companies headquartered in Birmingham include the engineering company IMI plc, and, including the wider metropolitan area, the city has the largest concentration of large companies outside London and the South East. Major industrial sites are Jaguar Land Rover in Castle Bromwich and Cadbury in Bornville. More traditional industries persist: 40% of UK jewelry is still produced by the city’s 300 independent jewelery manufacturers], continuing the trade first registered in Birmingham in 1308.With 16,281 startups registered in 2013, Birmingham has the highest level of entrepreneurial activity outside London.

Glasgow

The largest city in Scotland and the third largest city in the UK has changed significantly over the past decade. Glasgow was once an abandoned industrial center, but is now one of the trendiest destinations for expats in the UK. The vibrant city center is filled with architectural gems showcasing Glasgow’s heritage, while the modern River Clyde district looks to the future.The large student population and friendly locals make Glasgow a great place to live with great dining, shopping and parties. In 2008, Lonely Planet named Glasgow as one of the Top 10 Cities for Tourists. That same year, Glasgow was ranked among the 50 safest cities in the world in the Mercer Quality of Life Survey.

The West End area of ​​Glasgow is popular with both students and young professionals, and in the center you will find a mix of modern and traditional homes.More affordable is the promising Royal Park area south of the city center. Dubbed a Clockwork Orange, the city’s quirky metro system makes getting around easier. Outside the city, picturesque Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are just 30 km from the hotel.

The city’s main municipal library, the Mitchell Library, has evolved into one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe, which now houses about 1.3 million books, an extensive collection of newspapers and thousands of photographs and maps.The Academic Library of the University of Glasgow was founded in the 15th century and is one of the oldest and largest libraries in Europe with unique and distinctive collections of publications of international status. Glasgow has the largest economy in Scotland. The city is currently one of the sixteen largest financial centers in Europe, with a growing number of blue-chip financial sector companies opening important operations or headquarters in the city.

The city’s main manufacturing industries include companies involved in: shipbuilding, mechanical engineering, construction, brewing and distillation, printing and publishing, chemical and textile industries, as well as emerging industries such as optoelectronics, software development and biotechnology.Glasgow forms the western part of Scotland’s high-tech sector in Silicon Valley, home to consumer electronics companies such as RHA Technologies.

Bristol

The port city is gradually becoming one of the most popular cities in Great Britain for living. In the growing metropolis, there is something for everyone. It is the perfect place to live if you want to explore the Western Country. From here, you can enjoy everything from extensive surfing beaches to picturesque fishing villages.If you want to be in the center of the action, living in downtown Bristol often means harbor homes built in former shipyards. the trendy Montpelier district is a great place to stay if you are looking for a lively area. Clifton, west of the city, is the most exclusive part of the city and is popular with wealthy families looking for more space. Warwick Castle, Bath, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge and Longleat are all within easy reach.

It is rumored that it was fishermen from Bristol who discovered America, having sailed to Canada, long before Christopher Columbus.Bristol is a wealthy city. Its GDP per capita is £ 46,000 ($ 65,106, € 57,794), about 65% above the national average, being the third largest city in England (after London and Nottingham) and the sixth largest among the cities of Great Britain (behind London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Nottingham).

The aerospace industry remains the main sector of the local economy. Major aerospace companies in Bristol include BAE Systems, the merger of Marconi Electronic Systems and BAe (the latter being the merger of BAC, Hawker Siddeley and Scottish Aviation).Airbus and Rolls-Royce are also based in Filton, and aerospace engineering is an area of ​​research at the University of the West of England. Another aviation company in the city is Cameron Balloons, which makes balloons; the city hosts the Bristol International Balloon Festival every August, one of Europe’s largest balloon festivals.

Oxford

Located 90 km north-west of London on the banks of the Isis River (Thames).From London to Oxford can be reached in 1.5 hours by train or car or by bus in 2.5 hours. The world famous Oxford University is located here, which is the oldest university in England and the leading educational institution in the world. It hosts the best students from all over the world every year. There are over 50 Nobel laureates among its graduates.

Thanks to its renowned university, Oxford remains one of the most prestigious places to live in the UK. Despite its relatively small size, Oxford impresses with the diversity of its neighborhoods.From the cozy cafes of bohemian Jericho to the chic streets of family-beloved Headington, the entire city is imbued with atmosphere. Not far to the West of Oxford, there are the picturesque Cotswolds Hills, covering more than 2,000 square kilometers. The Cotswolds are a great place to stay if you are looking for a slice of family English rural life in close proximity to Oxford and its city attractions. Typical villages with many stone houses are scattered around.

The population of the city is about 154,000 people, of which about 42,000 are university students.The city is well suited for those seeking immersion in learning and research. Most of the population is employed in education and tourism.

Oxford is the UK’s largest publishing center outside London. More than 100 publishing enterprises operate in the city, providing more than 3,500 jobs.

Digital and Creative (including Publishing): About 21,000 people work in digital sectors in Oxfordshire 18.Larger companies in this sector include Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Oxford Instruments, Sophos and Nominet. Oxfordshire has some 3,000 creative and digital businesses generating approximately £ 1.4 billion a year. Notable subsectors include cybersecurity, big data / high performance computing, digital publishing, and the digital gaming industry.

Oxford is a major hospital training center and home to a group of emergency and specialty care organizations, employing some 14,000 people, or 13% of the total workforce, providing 2,700 jobs.These assets are closely related to health research conducted at universities.

BMW Mini cars are also produced here.

Cardiff

The capital of Wales is a city undergoing a kind of renaissance. Every year the city becomes more and more attractive for expats arriving in the UK. In the city center, shopping streets stretch from Cardiff Castle. Also in the center is the Millenniium Stadium, a sports arena where you can watch the game of the national rugby team.Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is one of the most affordable places to live. The city’s compact nature means it is easy to navigate, which offers many opportunities. Leafy Pontcanna is popular with young professionals and families, and modern waterfront apartments can be found in Cardiff Bay. Cardiff is also great for outdoor activities: Brecon Beacons National Park is just a short drive north.

Today Cardiff is the main center for financial and business services in Wales, and therefore financial and business services are widely represented in the local economy.The city recently ranked seventh in the list of the 50 best European cities in the 2008 ranking of cities of the future. A mega popular destination for tourists as a result, one in five employees in Cardiff works in the distribution, hospitality and catering sectors. Despite the fact that Cardiff is the capital of Wales, less than half of the city’s inhabitants speak Welsh.

Belfast

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, a port city, and the Lonely Planet’s 2018 Best Trail of the Giants.Here not only the famous Titanic was built, but also the equally famous series of Game of Thrones was filmed.

The city is best known for its Conflict in Northern Ireland (confrontation between Catholics and Protestants), during which more than 3 thousand people died in 40 years. The peace agreement was signed in 1998. Much has changed since then. Every citizen of Northern Ireland can get both British and Irish passports, but only 1/5 of the residents want to get an Irish passport, most of the residents still consider themselves British.And with widespread globalization and immigration, the city is no longer inhabited by either Protestants or Catholics. An excellent example here is Rory McIlroy, a renowned golfer who plays for both Ireland and Great Britain in world competitions.

Belfast is a very beautiful city that easily combines the modern center and medieval architecture, surrounded by mountains and has more than 40 public parks. The Botanical Garden in the Royal Quarter is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Great Britain.

More than half a million inhabitants live in the city and the surrounding area; by the standards of Great Britain it is a large city. Nevertheless, it is here that the unemployment rate is lowest in both Northern Ireland and the UK. Belfast is also the fastest growing economy in the UK. Investors are not afraid to invest big money here and foreign companies are not afraid to open new enterprises.

Elton John, Van Morrison, U2, Snow Patrol and many others dedicated their songs to Belfast.

Brighton

This bustling resort town on the south coast of England has something for everyone. Brighton has a lot to see and do, from the eclectic streets of the bohemian North Line to the elegant waterfront regency houses. The beach and pier are favorite family destinations, while the city is also home to one of the UK’s largest LGBTQ communities (and the unofficial LGBT capital).

Brighton even has a local Premier League football club. The proximity to the capital often leads to what Brighton is called “London by the sea”. However, it itself has a lot to offer its residents. It is known as the green capital of Britain and its ecology is in a much better position than in other cities. More than half of the residents support the Green Party.

Every area of ​​the city – from liberal Kemp Town to the cozy hillside area of ​​Hanover – is surprisingly unique.Brighton has the second highest home value after London. Affordable housing is hard to find and can be found further west, easily accessible by local trains and buses.

Brighton topped the list of the happiest places to live and work in 2019. According to a CV Library study, over 86% of residents said they feel happy every day.

Leeds

The largest city in the Yorkshire region, a former mill town, is now a young student city with great shopping and leisure facilities such as museums, galleries and parks, world-renowned universities and the accessibility of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.The city is one of the largest industrial, commercial and financial centers in Northern England. Lots of bars and pubs can be found in the Briggate area, Exchange Quarter and Assembly Street. Young professionals will love the youthful vibe of Headingley and Chapel Allerton. In addition, Roundhay is popular with family people. The area is home to the extensive Roundhay Park, which stretches to the north.

The financial and services industry in Leeds is valued at £ 2.1 billion, ranking fifth in the UK after London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham.

Key sectors include finance, retail, leisure and hospitality, construction, manufacturing, and the creative and digital industries. It has one of the most diversified economies of any major employment center in the UK and has the highest private sector job growth of any UK city.

Leeds is now the largest legal and financial center outside London, with a £ 13 billion financial and insurance industry contributing to the city’s economy.

There are over 30 national and international banks in Leeds. Leeds is the third largest manufacturing center in the UK and 50% of the UK manufacturing base.

Reading

Reading, located in the heart of the green Thames Valley, is an increasingly popular option for expats moving to the UK. The former industrial city has been transformed into a vibrant shopping and leisure center. This makes it popular with couples.Reading is just 20 minutes by train from central London. Accommodation prices in Reading are generally more affordable than London, including trendy Windsor and exclusive Ascot. However, the area has excellent connections to central London and offers excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as rowing and cycling. This makes the Thames Valley a good alternative for expats looking to get away from London’s crowds for a quieter environment. About 65% of Reading’s population is native British.Reading has a significant Polish community. Reading’s population speaks over 150 languages.

Microsoft, Oracle and Hibu (formerly Yell Group) have offices in Reading. Other technology companies with a significant presence in the city include Huawei Technologies, Pegasystems, Access IS, CGI Inc, Agilent Technologies, Cisco, Ericsson, Symantec, Verizon Business, and Commvault.

Cambridge

Cambridge is a university city located in the east of Great Britain on the Cam River, 80 km northeast of London in Cambridgeshire.Best known for its university, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in the world, as well as a rival to Oxford. Cambridge, like Oxford, grew out of an association of scholars who settled in one place and founded colleges. The University of Cambridge has graduated about 100 Nobel laureates. The city has a great historical atmosphere, stunning Gothic architecture and a high concentration of historic buildings and colleges. The rhythm in the city is calmer, imbued with the spirit of learning.However, it is a lively place full of fascinating museums and galleries, theaters and pubs. The city has established itself as a modern center of innovation. Cambridge is called the English Silicon Valley: it is here that the richest variety of research and scientific centers is located, including the Microsoft research center, business incubators, science parks, and Cambridge Science Park – the largest in Europe.

Most of the center of Cambridge is a pedestrian zone and belongs to the university.Some of the buildings here date from the 12th or 13th century and are not for sale.

Newtown is considered a prestigious area, located in the Trumpington area, south of the center of Cambridge. Here you can see Victorian and Georgian mansions in fenced, green areas. The demand for family homes in Cambridge is huge: the southern part of the city is especially popular due to its convenient location relative to London and a wide selection of schools. Most of the new developments are also located south of the center, next to the train station that links Cambridge to London.Small houses and apartments in Cambridge are located in the popular Mill Road district, lined with a variety of restaurants, among students. However, the demand for apartments in this area also exceeds supply, due to the central location of the area.

More affordable price level for families in the suburbs of Cambridge. Cherry Hinton, southeast of town, might be a good starting point for your search, for example. Areas north of Cambridge are also popular and accessible, such as Chesterton and Arbury, which are close to Cambridge Business Park and are within walking distance of the Cam River.

Today, Cambridge has a diverse economy with strengths in sectors such as research and development, software consulting, high-margin engineering, creative industries, pharmaceuticals and tourism. In 2010, Forbes magazine named it one of the “most beautiful cities in the world” and the chairman of the National Endowment Simon Jenkins named it one of the 10 greatest cities in England. Tourism brings in over £ 750 million. for the city economy

Nottingham

The city is located in Central England on the Trent River, 206 km north of London, 72 km northeast of Birmingham and 90 km southeast of Manchester.Nottingham is surrounded by low hills and is bordered by Sherwood Forest. The old town of Nottingham has beautiful architectural sites from different historical periods. Many historical and cultural attractions can be found here, from Nottingham Castle (along with the famous statue of Robin Hood) to the oldest pub in England. With a wide selection of nightlife bars, clubs and restaurants, people travel from all over the UK to enjoy Nottingham’s nightlife. The city has plenty to do and is full of museums in major shopping malls, theaters, galleries, music and entertainment venues.

As in previous cities, Nottingham is home to a large number of international students. The University of Nottingham is distinguished by an international approach to higher education, it has branches in Malaysia and China and is marked by high marks in the rankings. The rental and living costs are relatively low compared to other student cities in the UK such as Manchester and London.

Nottingham is also known as a major sports center and is home to two football teams, Nottingham Forest and Notts County, as well as a top-notch cricket club.There are a number of leading businesses operating in Nottingham, with several large companies such as Speedo, Boots, Siemens and Capital One establishing their headquarters here. The city also has a developed branch of biological sciences, in which many graduates start working every year. Other thriving industries in Nottingham include textiles, manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceuticals, which are also home to Nottingham graduate places.

Coventry

Coventry, located in the West Midlands of England, houses the University of Coventry (ranked among the top 600 in the world) and the University of Warwick (a huge campus located south of the city by the sea).The city has been a leader in manufacturing and design for many years thanks to Coventry University, which is one of the few institutions offering a course in automotive design. The University of Warwick has a center for supporting innovative collaboration between academia and industry (Warwick Manufacturing Group), and offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs. The University of Warwick Arts Center, which houses a variety of performance rooms, galleries and a cinema, is one of the largest arts centers in the UK.Coventry has been honored as the UK’s 2021 City of Culture.

Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a historic port city, the third largest city in Scotland after Glasgow and Edinburgh. Aberdeen is often considered one of the UK’s most livable cities, and although colder than the rest of the UK, it is also one of the sunniest cities in Scotland. Compared to other UK cities such as London and Brighton, Aberdeen has a low cost of living.A city with a vibrant nightlife and one of only two places in Scotland to be awarded the Purple Flag, a testament to the city’s exciting, varied and safe nightlife. In addition to nightlife, there are also museums, theaters, festivals and galleries.

Aberdeen is the educational center of the north-east of Scotland. The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the third oldest university in Scotland. There are many opportunities for students and alumni to find work in Aberdeen.The city has been praised for its thriving economy, with Paymentsense recently named Aberdeen as the best place in the UK to start a new business due to its strong roots in industries such as fisheries, textiles and shipbuilding.

Newcastle

The largest city in the north-east of England, located on the north bank of the River Tyne, 400 km north of London. Named after a Norman castle in the city center, the city’s history spans from the Roman period to the time when it was an important industrial center for coal mining, mechanical engineering and shipping in the 19th century.

The thriving Quayside Cultural Center (the banks of the River Tyne) is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces. The city also hosts the world’s largest half marathon, the Great North Run, every year.

The University of Durham is a member of the prestigious Russell Group (an association of leading research universities). In the city center are the University of Newcastle and the University of Northumbria.

The share of state and local governments, educational institutions, retail and retail enterprises, accommodation facilities, transport companies, public catering companies, investment and financial companies and banks account for a total of about 90% of the total number of jobs.

90,000 An oligarch with Austrian citizenship who profited from Yamal residents bought a mansion in central London (photo)

Published: 28 May 2020, 9:04 | Yamal News Service PRO

According to Forbes magazine, an unnamed businessman from Russia bought a house in London for 15.45 million pounds (about 17 million euros or 19 million dollars). The owner of the “leading energy group”, who wished not to advertise his name, will live in a house with a friend and children from a previous marriage, the newspaper writes.This is the largest deal on the London real estate market since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the company behind the deal said.

It is noted that the buyer forced all persons associated with the transaction to sign a non-disclosure agreement, but the English edition of The Times found out the details and obtained photographs of the apartments. House with an area of ​​over 600 sq.m. located at 26 Old Queen Street, near St James’s Park in central London. It was put up for sale for $ 16 million.pounds. It has five bedrooms, three reception rooms, a study, a library, a club room with a rooftop terrace, and a conservatory overlooking the park.

Canadian businessmen Maurice and Nicole Benisti, owners of the Point Zero fashion brand, became the sellers. The brand’s jackets are sold at Harrods and Selfridges for £ 3,000 ($ 3,650) and are popular with celebrities including Jennifer Lopez.

It is specified that another Russian oligarch has been looking for real estate in London since the beginning of the year.During a self-isolation regime announced in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, he saw the house as part of a “virtual tour” run by real estate agencies and waited for the market to reopen to close the deal.

As the profile edition of Luxuroius Magazine specifies, the design in the mansion was made by Nicola Fontanella from Argent Design bureau, who was engaged in interior design “for Madonna, Guy Ritchie and Naomi Campbell.”

One of the telegram channels found out that the mysterious Russian billionaire who bought a mansion in London turned out to be none other than Alexei Bobrov, the co-owner of the STS energy corporation and a long-term partner of another Ural oligarch Artyom Bikov.

Alexey Bobrov is a partner of Artem Bikov, with whom he has been working since the beginning of the 90s. Under his leadership, Bobrov began earning capital in the energy sector with Tyumenenergo in 1999, and 10 years later he focused exclusively on private business. By that time, Austrian citizenship had been acquired from him and Bikov. For several years they had to prove in court that they did not bribe Austrian officials for their European passports.

Now businessmen control the energy and utilities sectors of the Sverdlovsk and Kurgan regions, Ugra and Yamal.Using the same clever privatization scheme in different regions, Bobrov and Bikov from minority shareholders became the full-fledged owners of Kurganenergo, Tyumenenergo, UTEK (Yugra), Yamalkommunenergo, Oblkommunenergo (Sverdlovsk region). Inflated tariffs for electricity, heat and water bring them super profits, partly invested in the restaurant business and the media.

Over the past few years, Bobrov and Bikov “privatized” the MSW (waste business) market in the Urals Federal District. The companies controlled by them became regional operators in 5 regions, including Yamal.

According to reports, Bobrov has long owned real estate in Austria, but in a close circle he never hid the fact that he wanted to live like a real king. And now the capitals withdrawn to offshores helped the oligarch’s dream come true.

Photo: henleyspace.com

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90,000 E-scooter welcomes UK trials

AER Electric, a premium electric scooter for adults, welcomed the UK government’s plans to accelerate e-scooter trials as part of a national initiative to get people back to work using alternative, sustainable public transport methods after the lockdown.

Working in collaboration with Berlin-based designers, AER has developed the AER 557 electric scooter specifically for use on the road. Built from the ground up, the AER 557 is the world’s first high-performance “car-grade” scooter to receive international acclaim at the industry-leading Eurobike show with the 2019 Best Startup Award. At the show, the judges called it “a high-performance electric scooter that works, feels and rides differently than any other electric scooter on the market.”

Founded in 2017 by founder John Irving, AER has raised £ 1 million to date through the UK’s Enterprise Initiative Scheme. The company’s value has grown from £ 900,000 7.5 over the past two years to £ 5,000 million. As part of its expansion plans, AER acquired a XNUMX sq. Ft in Cheshire, from where it will manufacture and distribute its electric scooters in the UK.

E-scooter folds for home storage

After three years of development and seven prototypes, the first prototypes will reach retailers in the UK and Europe.They are already at Selfridges in London. It has a retail price of approximately £ 2,199 including VAT.

Talking about the booming e-scooter market, John Irving, Managing Director of AER commented, “We sincerely welcome the government’s proposed legislative changes. We created AER three years ago with an unwavering commitment to transforming the future of transportation and making urban life more resilient, safer, and easier to travel.We could never have foreseen the seismic shift in demand we are seeing for e-scooters as the government is looking at how we as a nation can safely return to work.

“While we knew there would eventually be a demand for more energy efficient travel in the UK, our customer base was predominantly in the US and in many European countries where e-scooters are legal on the road. We look forward to hearing how these trials are progressing and, if successful, we believe our award-winning product is well placed to meet the needs of passengers looking for a more energy efficient and safer way to travel. ”

90,000 Catholic Christmas in England. Tradition and Modernity.

Catholic Christmas in England

Christmas, as everyone has known for a long time, is celebrated in England December 25, .
Officially, the Christmas season opens with Advent ( advent ) – the pre-Christmas fast , which begins 4 weeks before the holiday. The festive mood in England reigns for about a month, therefore, along with the traditional phrases of this period, such as “Happy New Year” and “Marry Christmas”, you can also hear Have a Happy Holiday Season ! ”

The spirit of Christmas in England begins to be felt in the fall, in October.At this time, most little Britons write Christmas lists to Father Christmas . (letters to Father Christmas).

Christmas candle

Christmas customs and traditions in England

At Christmas, all the windows of country houses in the UK are lit by candles, which is why locals call Christmas night “candle night”. And this tradition came from the old rite of burning the Christmas log , which today is replaced with a thick Christmas candle, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.

Mistletoe Branch

A wonderful tradition of decorating the house for Christmas with evergreen twigs

Misteltoe

ivy, holly, etc. has survived to this day, as is the custom, to hang sprigs of white mistletoe on the front door. According to custom, once a year, on Christmas Eve, men have the right to kiss any girl who stops under the decoration of this plant. This does not happen often, and in order not to waste time in vain, one man decided to decorate the mirror with amela branches so that all the girls who stopped to admire themselves could be kissed.

The British go to church before they sit down for a festive Christmas dinner. Two hours later, congratulations from Queen Elizabeth are broadcast on all TV channels in the country, after which a festive program awaits everyone. Further, the British usually play charades or other board games.

English Christmas Table. Plum Pudding

The culmination of Christmas is Gala Dinner . It is believed: what table was on Christmas, this will be the whole year.In England, baked pork’s head is served at Christmas, and, as the main dish, Christmas bread (“Christ’s bread”), baked according to special recipes, decorated with ritual patterns and herbs. The bread is solemnly cut into pieces: one of the pieces must be given to the poor;

Plum Pudding

is also allocated for livestock and poultry. On holiday pies , a bean grain, a ring, a coin and a button are baked, with the help of which one can guess. Bob – fortunately, a ring – to marriage, a coin – to wealth, a button – to poverty.
The main toast at the festive table – Your good health !” – To your health!

Christmas pudding! This is a special song! A good hostess cooked it a month before the holiday, so that the treat would be “infused”. Believe it or not, this exquisite sweet and spicy dish was once an ordinary porridge. It was called that – plum-porridge – plum porridge. Oatmeal was cooked in meat broth, then bread crumbs, raisins, prunes (probably because of this they called the porridge plum), honey and almonds were added to it.Over time, the porridge turned into plum-pudding and won pride of place and the title of the main course of the Christmas table. Now it is made from bread crumbs, fruits, spices, and before serving, it is poured with rum and set on fire. Some people like to top the pudding with yogurt, so if you need a yogurt maker go for it.

Gifts, Masquerades and Boxes Day. Boxing Day

Gifts for English boys and girls for Christmas in the UK brings Father Christmas . Little Englishmen write a letter of wishes to Father Christmas and throw it into the fireplace, smoke brings the list to

Christmas gifts

to the addressee. At Christmas in Britain it is customary to give each other gifts of the same value. Moreover, in the family circle the ceremony of presenting gifts is held according to the old tradition – by lot.

Christmas pantomimes, masquerade balls, arranged in all theaters, concert halls on Christmastide days, originate from the once widespread processions of mummers and dramatic performances.

The second day of Christmas in the church calendar is dedicated to St. Stephen. In England this day is called Boxing day . This name comes from the custom of installing special boxes-money boxes in churches before Christmas, where offerings for the poor were lowered.

Santa Claus and Stockings. Santa and Stockings

With the introduction of Christianity, the custom of giving Christmas presents was associated with the three magicians of the East bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. In memory of this, gifts are given primarily to children.The good old gentleman Santa Claus, red-cheeked, with a long white beard, dressed in a red fur coat and a tall red hat, delivers gifts to children.

Santa out of Chimney

The custom of to put gifts in a stocking or sock is also associated with Victorian England. For him, there is such an explanation: “Christmas grandfather” traveled by air and entered houses through a chimney. Going down to one of the houses, he dropped several gold coins into a sock, which was hung to dry over the hearth.Since then, on Christmas Eve, socks and stockings have been hung on the fireplace in the hope that something will fall there.

By the way, the children, before going to bed, always leave a pie with minced meat or cookies with milk for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph’s Reindeer from Santa’s team, otherwise there will be no gifts!

First Christmas card. Gift Card

From the 19th century. it became a custom to exchange greeting cards – instead of the once obligatory personal congratulations on the holiday. In 1843 the first Christmas card was printed in the printing house , and soon their production became a special branch of the printing industry.

Sir Henry Cole, the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, was the author of the first series of lithographic and hand-painted Christmas cards. More recently – on December 3 – at an auction in the English city of Devises , one of the first such postcards was sold for 90,046 16 thousand dollars.

Christmas tree. Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

The custom of decorating houses with eternal greenery, according to ethnographers, has transformed over time into the custom of putting houses Christmas tree a symbol of eternal nature. But the custom of decorating a Christmas tree was brought to England relatively recently, in the middle of the 19th century. from Germany.

For the first time, a luxurious decorated Christmas tree was presented to children by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Windsor Palace, after which this fashion became a sign of good form.A huge spruce, smuggled from Norway as a gift to the Norwegian king who was in English exile at that time, has become traditional over time. Since then, every year a beautiful Christmas tree has been brought from Oslo itself to Trafalgar Square, which lights up with thousands of multi-colored lights.

The first Christmas tree decorations

The first Christmas trees were decorated with fresh flowers and fruits. Later, sweets, nuts and other foods were added. Then there are the Christmas candles.These candles were one of the main hazards, which is why buckets of water were kept in the living rooms in case of fire.

Such a load was certainly too heavy for the tree. German glassblowers began to produce hollow glass Christmas tree decorations to replace fruits and other heavy decorations, and the idea to use electric garlands instead of wax candles is from the English telephone operator Ralph Morris . By the time the filaments of light bulbs were already being used in telephone switchboards, it had only occurred to Morris to hang them on a tree.

There is a sign: on the 12th day after Christmas, all decorations and decorations should be removed until next year, otherwise the year will be unsuccessful.

Christmas in England

Christmas in modern England

Christmas in modern England is the most commercial holiday that feeds sellers for the next year. Large stores, supermarkets and trade marks have begun to “bomb” consumers with catalogs with tempting offers and “super discounts” since the end of September.And already at the very beginning of the first autumn month, you can find ready-made Christmas puddings on supermarket shelves …

TV screens are full of lucrative offers to buy this or that product or service for the holiday. More and more new proposals and ideas come with the mail to organize a celebration of the highest standard, to relax at a fashionable resort, and so on. For all this fuss and excitement, many simply forget about the true “culprit” of the occasion – the baby Jesus and the purpose of the holiday itself: to celebrate and glorify the birth of the holy baby who took upon himself all human sins and showed the way to the immortality of the soul.

On Christmas Eve, crowds gather at Trafalgar Square, at England’s main Christmas tree, where charities perform hymns for adults and children. Much the same happens at Leicester Square, where the fun fair is taking place.

Residents and tourists can enjoy the carnivals and festivities at Coven Garden , warm up in the traditional Christmas swimming competition at Peter Pan Prize, and then relax at Hyde Park and Serpentine Pond.

London Christmas Sales

For the Christmas sale (with the most significant discounts for the year), all stores are preparing in advance, from about mid-October. The windows are inhabited by angels, snowmen, reindeer broods and cohorts of Santa Claus.

Harrods

Sales are officially announced on the twentieth of December, but it is important to know that a really serious price cut occurs after Christmas, when there is no longer an urgent need for hectic gift purchases.

The largest discounts are provided by department stores – department stores , as well as in West End and in the area of ​​ Oxford Street. Russian Cultural Center Selfridges for Christmas every time they are decorated in some way, and always with great taste.

And in the supermarket Harrod’s you can easily spend a few days just looking at the windows, but it’s worth nothing to buy, because even with Christmas discounts the prices are crazy there.

Merry Christmas to you!

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