New Mobile Phone tariffs – the real deal ….

New Mobile DealsNo, I am not writing about Mr. Dickenson’s TV Programme of the same name, but highlighting yet again Utility Warehouse have come up with a stunning range of mobile phone tariffs, which went live this week.

How do these SIM only deals grab you for personal users?

Value 500 Sim only
500 minutes and unlimited texts
£10 per month including Vat


Value 800 Sim only
800 minutes and unlimited texts
£15 per month including Vat


Value Max Sim only
Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts
£20 per month including Vat

Who do you know who would like such a deal or for that matter, many?

You can sign up here: and click on Mobile and Value Tariff. A word of warning, signups through the website will attract a £50 deposit, so to avoid that, please contact me direct and arrange for one to be done on paper.

The mobile deals mentioned above are also available to business users, on slightly different tariffs, and all users can also add data bundles too. And for slightly more per month could also have a brand new handset as well.

This is just one of many great deals on offer to residential and business customers, since the company also provide electricity, gas, mobile broadband, broadband, plus the fantastic CashBack card and lots, lots more.

[Combyne Group Update no. 24] That was the week that was – back to normal now

Good morning from a very cold and foggy Sutton.

What a week weather wise ……. Sutton got it right some days, and on others it didn’t, but looking at the depth of snow and how quickly it fell, quite understandable – the new grit and salt boxes did work a treat, and places where previously I had slipped over, just did not happen this time. It was also good to see the gritters out on Wednesday and Thursday doing the main roads and some of the busier side roads. London Tonight visited the area on Wednesday and reported as well – hope you got spotted on TV!

I have written a short article about the impact of snow here: and would love to hear your stories and how it affected your business? Please email to the address above, and I shall add the best of them to my blog with your links attached, to provide some complimentary publicity – my blog goes to over 5,000 businesses.

Personally, I love the snow, I am a Capricorn – a goat to the uninitiated, since my birthday falls in 24 days time, however, for some this weather is a nightmare often due family commitments, or being in a business that needs to physically deliver a product, and I respect that. I was therefore somwhat amused by Jonathan Hunt MP, minister for culture on TV this morning, explaining how really fast broadband would have been a saviour in such foul weather. Sorry, how does really fast broadband deliver fuel and supplies to a community cut off by snow drifts and sheet ice? He also claimed 600,000 new jobs would be created. I ask how many will be lost due to faster broadband? You can read more here:

But enough of the negatives, let’s look for some positives instead …………..

Tomorrow sees the ever growing Business over Breakfast at our new venue:

The Greyhound Hotel, 2 High Street, Carshalton, SM5 3PE

6:45am for a 7am start and a £10 meeting fee. The breakfast is rather good too.

Ian Morgan tells me we have a new member, since our last meeting before the snow, which is great news, so the group grows ever larger. Why not come along tomorrow and learn about the power of face to face networking – please drop an email to to confirm your place? And if you have some questions, please give me a call on one of the numbers below today.

Have a great week. Be safe, be warm, and please check on some of your elderly neighbours to make sure they are okay too?

Best regards

Laurence Lowne
Combyne Group
0844 826 1730
0795 789 0 757

Snow stops Pay

That could be quite troubling for many, but that is exactly what is happening up and down the country.

Employees who have been unable to get to work, have been told to take the day as holiday, and if their entitlement has been used up, as unpaid leave.

For many that could be the difference between paying all the bills or falling into debt.

If as weather reports suggest, there will be further low temperatures and snow until the New Year, then quite a number of people will be seriously out of pocket.

Human Resources experts have confirmed that businesses are entitled to do this under present laws and contracts of employment, but will such decisions foster good feelings between employees and employers?

For many businesses outside the retail and industrial sectors, working from home could be the way forward when weather is poor. It could be a win – win situation.

But how about adding value to a business by offering extra non-competing services, which could be marketed by home based employees, albeit whether they are permanently home based or just so due to the weather.

Could this be the way for a business to survive the bad times, and rebuild for the future? Or perhaps simply a way for a business to create new income streams to enable expansion. One of the businesses, I work with have such a scheme in place creating a valuable partnership for the future, offering a range of services, which are non-competing, but delivering extra cash flow.

To find out more, please drop an email to or call 0844 826 1730?

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