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Southend Evening Echo Archive Article Nicola Taylor Talks to Nigel Havens

Evening Echo Archived Article

Southend: Good Havens!
From the archive, first published Tuesday 8th Jun 1999.
Nicola Taylor talks to Nigel Havens the managing director of one of Southend’s oldest family-run stores as it prepares for its centenary and the new millennium
When Rawdon Havens set up his china and glass store in Westcliff in 1901 he would have

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Open Letter To The Waterford Crystal Group Management

A year has passed since The Waterford Wedgwood went into Administration. The Group incorporates a number of the most famous brands in the China and Glass Industry.
Late February 2009 an American Private equity company KPS bought the brand names but alas not the factories which in the Crystal division are all now closed. The principal Brands involved are Waterford

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By in An Independent Retailers Twitterings, Guide to Buying Crystal Decanters

17.5% Vat Increase January 1st 2010

We will not be increasing our prices on January 1st 2010 when the Government increases Vat to 17.5%. We will be absorbing the increase.
Our prices will start to change where applicable as our suppliers officially put their net cost prices up to us, which usually occurs during the 1st quarter of the year.
The increase is typical of

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A Good Trading Christmas at Havens

Firstly a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2010 to all our Customers and Friends.
I am pleased to report that the Havens Group had a very reasonable Christmas trading period.
The store itself was up 10.4% and the internet business www.havens.co.uk was up 56.6% giving an overall Group increase of 19%.
These figures are very encouraging but need to be

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