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The Mallocra 312, 2018

On Saturday 28th April 2018, staff and friends of Link FX and Coe Solutions took part in one of the largest and most popular road cycling events in Europe.

Flying into Parma de Mallorca and travelling up to Port de Pollenca, the cyclists took a few days to acclimatise and get their cycling legs together, before attempting the 1 day timed event on Saturday. You are given the option of three distances – The full route of 312K (198 miles and just ender 15,000ft of climbing, 225K (150 miles) or 167K (100 miles).

Starting in the coastal town of Playa de Muro you travel round the coast towards  Alcudia and the town of Puerto de Pollenca and then onwards towards  the climbs of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. The first climb to Coll de Femania is a category 2 climb followed by climbs to Coll Puig Major and a lovely 10 mile descent down into the town of Soller before the steepest ascent Coll des Pi at 7%.

Having done much of the climbing during the 167 route, cyclist opting for 225K/312 add a loop heading down towards Magaluf, before rejoing the 167 route and then those hardy soles braving the 312 again veer off towards the East Coast and Cala Millor before heading back to the finish at Playa de Muro.

All routes are arduous, hard and not without danger and with closed roads for the most part (depending on time), the 8000 cyclists do enjoy a fabulous day. For those thinking of attending in 2019, registration opens around October .

Until next year..

 

Paul Dunn, 4 time TEDx Speaker wows the audience in Glasgow

On Thursday 22nd February 2018, Coe Solutions and Link FX were delighted to have been one of the main sponsors at “Unleash” the HUGE power of small, a 1day seminar in Glasgow.

The 4time TEDx Speaker and award winning entrepreneur Paul Dunn, was the main speaker and is a senior fellow of one of the worlds’ leading business think-tanks and is now a Fellow of Singapore’s Social Innovation Forum – an honour he shares with film-star Jet Li and Walmart Chairman, Rob Walton.

Paul thrilled over 70 attendees for around three hours taking us through a variety of sales techniques which could be adapted to many different businesses’ including “How to connect”, “How to collaborate” and “How to give extraordinary value” to your customers in what can only be described as a very uplifting and positive fashion. Following the main presentation, Paul then gave  insights into a number of people’s businesses through a 1-1 Q&A session.

The individual sessions related to the audience’s own business and Paul also spoke about his B1G1 scheme. An innovative scheme which has already created over 100 million giving impacts around the world –  the details can be viewed at: https://www.b1g1.com/businessforgood/

SDBM – SD Business Management

Link FX are delighted to be one of the main sponsors at the forth coming “Unleash” the HUGE power of small, a 1 day seminar in Glasgow on 22nd February 2018 organised by SD Business Management, a well renowned and respected firm of accountants based in Glasgow.

The 4 time TEDx Speaker and award winning entrepreneur Paul Dunn, is the main speaker. He is a senior fellow of one of the worlds’ leading business think-tanks and is now a Fellow of Singapore’s Social Innovation Forum – an honour he shares with film-star Jet Li and Walmart Chairman, Rob Walton.

Paul has also created an innovative scheme called B1G1 which has already created over 100 million giving impacts around the world –  the details can be seen at: https://www.b1g1.com/businessforgood/

Top of The Col

Link FX are delighted to announce that on February 12th 2018, we signed an agreement to partner with Top of the Col, a UK based leisure company established to provide bespoke and exclusive VIP cycling based packages in Mallorca. Clients will enjoy “5” star accommodation at The Son Brull Hotel & Spa, visit the best bars and coffee shops on the island and enjoy the best bars in the historic town of Pollenca to relax and chat about what can only be described as some of the best cycling in Europe. Link FX will provide currency services to clients and our sister company Coe Solutions will provide facilities for transfer related costs and hotel bills.

Anyone interested in taking part in one of these events should view the website at:

https://www.topofthecol.cc/

PFA Scotland

Link FX are delighted to announce our continued partnership with the PFA of Scotland into 2018 and beyond. The PFA are the trade union for players, run by players whose role is to protect and promote the interest of the players   http://pfascotland.co.uk/

 

ACCA – The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Link FX are delighted to announce we are about to partner with the Globally recognised professional accountancy body, ACCA, to allow us to supply currency to staff in both the Glasgow, London and Irish offices. ACCA have just announced a world-wide membership of 200,000 and 486,000 students. Numbers in the UK currently stand at 83,000 members and 76,000 students. Details will be advertised on their internal ACCA sites as well as under their Staff Rewards Scheme.  http://www.accaglobal.com/

 

Rainbow Valley

Link FX are pleased to be taking part in the Rainbow Valley 2018 40 for 40 scheme. Rainbow Valley is the brain child of Angela MacVicar  and her long-time friend Lindsay Maccallum following the tragic loss of Angela’s daughter Johanna in 2005 to cancer. The 40 for 40 scheme is a scheme to celebrate what would have been Johanna’s 40th year but Rainbow Valley hope to encourage 40 companies across the UK to raise £1000 each to go towards a centre dedicated to exploring different types of holistic and complimentary therapies (both innovative and traditional) http://www.rainbowvalley.org.uk

 

St Joseph’s Hospice – Charity Walk

In September 2017, staff from the Link FX Bureau de Change and the compliance office undertook The Great East End walk for the 2nd time, a charity 10 mile walk through the east end of London. The walk took around 4 hours to complete and the teams raised in the region of £5000, up on last years’ total of £2500.

https://www.stjh.org.uk/