For the last three years or so of my time at Durrants, I headed a team that wrote business stories for the Reuters website; in addition, I wrote and edited summaries taken from source material in national, international and regional press, and internet publications. Included among my other responsibilities were: the training of new staff, giving guidance on how to proficiently structure summaries and slant articles to a particular customer’s requirements; on-screen clipping of articles; and scanning of newspapers and internet reading as required.
I was also part of a team which oversaw the implementation of two major IT infrastructure overhauls to cater for a greatly increased client base, including governmental institutions and numerous globally renowned firms at the cutting edge of the business world, with expertise in the aid, defence, science, pharmaceuticals, technology, telecommunications, travel, health, food and drink, sports, fashion, media, leisure and entertainment sectors; and helped execute the various operations that smoothed the merger with Xtreme Information Services Limited in 2005.
Charting the wayward tale of the UK's most notorious group and written with full co-operation of the band this is the ultimate rock and roll story and is destined to become a classic of the genre. From rehab in a Thai monastery to riots at the Astoria, the tabloid exposé of Kate Moss to countless brushes with the law, the book is often funny, sometimes tragic, but always totally compelling. Cu... read more
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