Ian Kilbride Appleton Warrington, Ian Kilbride Appleton School, Ian Kilbride Appleton the Company. A long term association, a slow progression over many years and a lifelong love of Appleton as a concept, village and as my home. My name and that of Appleton have been linked, and or used, in the same sentence since I was nothing but a wee boy, in fact even as a big boy when I captained Appleton Grammar School 1st XV rugby team, well to be honest I wasn’t very big then either!
My journey to South Africa was indeed itself an epic one, but once here I knew within days that I would never leave. I had taken seven months to reach the Mother City, travelling from London to Cape Town, via foot, car, truck, boat, train, bus and finally an old “mail and milk flight” from Johannesburg to Cape Town. That final hop was a cold 2am flight which then cost around R50, one way of course!
I have four fabulous children that I know of (two by blood and two by marriage) I say that with humility and candour, as one day it may turn out that I actually have a couple more out there that I don’t know about, however, in the meantime please don’t tell Mrs K that I said that as I value my life and it is now said only as a way of introducing the idea of one’s own “reality”. So what is your reality, how solid and how happy are you with your life’s reality today? Personally I am one of those people who is never happy, passive, or accepting of their current position, and to be honest I don’t know why that is.
“Doing what you say gets you what you want.”
This deceptively simple motto is the guiding philosophy of an inspiring man I know named Simon Ekin.
Warwick Wealth opened new offices in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg a few months ago and we have already had to increase the size of these premises to accommodate the growing number of Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) who are choosing to align with Warwick Wealth.
Born in Warrington Lancashire England, a good working class town of steel wire and chemicals, we were taught basically that the more you want something, the less likely you are to get it.
I am busy finalising a new marketing campaign on behalf of Warwick Limited, it is not a revolution of their market positioning but rather, as Mercedes may say, “an evolution” of an existing theme. The problem is, as it has always been in marketing, that of uniqueness.
It has been such a confusing couple of weeks on the market and the Gloria Gecko of Warrington has been back on my case again after an absence of several years.
So in a narrow revolt against the William Wallace of the 21st century, Mr Alex Salmond, the Scots have “given up their freedom”, or at least continue under Westminster’s rule.
Other than a brief moment, when the “ruling establishment of Westminster” panicked following a poll showing the YES tartan hordes ahead, a moment that even saw Mr Dave Cameron call his own party the “effing Tories,” was there ever any real doubt? Yes there was and, at times the head of the NO vote, Alistair Darling, seriously looked like the YES votes’ secret weapon, but even that stiff twit could not get the Scots to jump ship and go all native!