Record growth and rapid expansion prompts new appointments at Colleague Software

Colleague, a leading provider of recruiter software, has recently appointed Barry Thomson and Lee Stannard to join its support and development teams.

Norwich, NR, October 07, 2011 - During a year of record growth, Colleague, a leading provider of recruiter software, has recently appointed Barry Thomson and Lee Stannard to join its support and development teams.

Lee, who recently graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BSc in Computing Science, has experience of web development and IT support at HM Treasury and Aviva and will be helping with on-going development of Colleague’s recruitment software solutions.

Barry Thomson, also a recent BSc graduate of Computing Science from the University of Leicester, gained experience as an IT Support Analyst and Support Engineer at Barratt Developments and Leicester City Council respectively. Barry joins the team providing technical support to Colleague Software’s growing number of users.

Colleague Software’s new appointments reflect a commitment to maintaining quality support services and continual innovation of its recruiter software after a forecasted 25% growth in turnover this year on last.

Will Minns, Managing Director of Colleague, said: “We're pleased to welcome Lee and Barry to the Colleague team. They join us at a vital time during a period of record growth and their appointments will ensure we continue to meet recruiter’s expectations of innovative development and quality support.”

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Notes to editor:

A Microsoft Certified Partner, Colleague Software has been providing fast and reliable integrated recruitment software solutions since 1995. Colleague has helped a diverse array of specialist recruiters, including SquareOne Resources, ARM, InterQuest Group plc, First Point Group, Networkers International plc, and Pacific International thrive in an increasingly demanding environment. With clients in over 28 countries working in niche sectors such as IT, Telecoms and Education, to name but three, Colleague prides itself on its outstanding customer loyalty.

For more information about Colleague Software feel free to visit or contact Louis Welcomme, Marketing and PR Executive, on 01603 735932, E-Mail:

Enterprising Britons want to help drive growth of UK economy reveals nearly 1 in 5 Britons want to be their own boss and start their own business.

London, UK, October 07, 2011 -- New research from careers advice and training courses provider has found that nearly 1 in 5 (18%) UK workers want to start their own business, backing the government's call to entrepreneurs to kick start the economy.

The survey of over 2000 full and part-time employees highlights the East of the country as top for budding entrepreneurs, with a quarter of those in the East Midland and East Anglia wanting to take the leap and go it alone.

The desire to change career appears to come from a number of workers being stuck in dead-end jobs, or working for people they simply don't like. One in ten workers say they hate their boss, with one if five actually hating their job. Bosses in the West Midlands obviously need to change some bad habits, as one in six workers say they hate their boss. And a massive 26% of workers in Northern Ireland say they hate their job.

These figures should be a real eye-opener for companies across the country,” commented Trevor Field of “I'm sure the Government will be delighted to see that there are so many people keen to set up their own businesses and drive this economy forward. But if bosses don't watch out, their disgruntled workers will turn into their competitors.” launched earlier this year, and has already seen large numbers of people approach them, looking to retrain and upskill, as well as learn what it takes to run your own business.

Trevor Field said, “It's a great feeling when people have great ideas for their future and their business, and you make it happen.”


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Trevor Field at on 07711167314

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“Charity” Is The Winner In First Annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest

PB Millionaire's Event Focuses On Homeless Youth Project In San Diego.

San Diego, CA, October 07, 2011 -- The First Annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest was held at PB Bar & Grill on September 14th, where Charity Hodges was crowned the very first Miss Pacific Beach. The event, which was the brainchild of Jim Lawlor, locally known as the "PB Millionaire," was a huge success with a capacity turnout of about 400 people. In fact, the enthusiastic fans standing in line outside stretched around the block - some waiting for more than an hour to get in. (See video:

It's appropriate that the winner’s name is 'Charity’, since the event was organized to bring awareness to San Diego’s homeless youth. One of Charity’s first duties will be to appear at the “Photo Charity National Walk and Concert” on November 12th organized by PhotoCharity ( to raise money for San Diego’s homeless youth.

Before the winner of the first Miss Pacific Beach contest was announced, Lawlor presented a check for $3000 to Jeffrey Sitcov, PhotoCharity organizer. Then awarding the winner, Charity Hodges, with a check for the same amount. Over the past ten years, Photocharity has raised over $1.6M to save homeless youth due mostly to corporate sponsors and private donors like Lawlor.

Lawlor is also the executive producer of the PB Reality Show ( which is filming the behind-the-scenes action of the Ms PB Contest, as well as Lawlor’s lifestyle of “living the California dream” - the theme of the show. His numerous parties at his home, a.k.a. the “PB Castle,” are also showcased in his reality series scheduled to be released this January.

Charity Hodges will be hosting Lawlor’s Halloween party at the PB Castle in late October and is also scheduled to appear in several other events as part of the PB Reality Show, including charity functions, throughout 2012 as part of her reign as Miss Pacific Beach.

Charity is no stranger to being in the public spotlight. She has appeared on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, numerous music videos and commercials, as well as, providing commentary and hosting responsibilities for various television shows. She's also graced the pages of Stuff, Maxim, Planet Muscle, as well as various swimsuit calendars.

Lawlor was one of the three judges that chose Charity as the winner and he feels very confident that he made the right decision. “We feel we made the right choice in choosing Charity and think she will be a prefect fit in fulfilling her duties and responsibilities as the very first Miss Pacific Beach,“ Lawlor said.

Media Contact:
The PB Reality Show
1666 Garnet Ave.
Suite #403
San Diego, CA 92109
858 822-8693

Rosendin Electric Opens Mid-Atlantic Office in DC Metro Area

New Regional Office Launches with $15 Million Data Center Contract.

STERLING, Va. (October 7, 2011) -- Rosendin Electric (, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and a 100% employee-owned company, announced the opening of its new Mid-Atlantic office in Sterling, Virginia. The regional office will be headed by Alan Linder as Division Manager. Additionally, Rosendin Electric announced that the official opening of the new office was heralded by the award of a design/build contract for a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia.

Rosendin Electric’s new 20,000-square-foot facility encompasses both business offices and a regional pre-fabrication shop. The office will also serve as the regional headquarters for Rosendin Electric’s east coast preconstruction, project management, and electrical engineering teams.

To launch the new office, Rosendin Electric has been awarded a $15 million dollar contract to design and build a new data center, which includes the electrical, telecommunications, and security wiring for the facility. This new project follows close on the heels of the completion of a data center build-out for Facebook and Arc Flash Mitigation for a local data center client.

The new Sterling, Virginia, office gives Rosendin Electric a centralized location to service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Linder. “We have the bonding support and capabilities to handle large contracting projects, and our expertise in data center design/build is ideal for the Virginia technology corridor. A regional office also gives us a strategic location from which to expand our federal contract work since we are within a few miles of the nation’s capital. We expect to rapidly expand our customer base throughout the Mid-Atlantic.”

About Rosendin Electric

Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 2,000 employees and experience nationwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit

Media Contact:
Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819

Breast Enlargements Laid Bare In New MyFaceMyBody Survey

Cosmetic dentistry, surgery and aesthetics experts MyFaceMyBody have uncovered the truth behind breast enlargements in their latest survey.

London, UK, October 07, 2011 -- Cosmetic dentistry, surgery and aesthetics experts MyFaceMyBody have uncovered the truth behind breast enlargements in their latest survey.

The survey - which polled 115 women on their reasons behind considering breast augmentation - revealed that the media plays the largest part in influencing desire for cosmetic surgery procedures.

A whopping 73 per cent of women replied that pictures of celebrities and models' perfect breasts in magazines and on television convinced them that an augmentation was the way forward. Meanwhile, 47 per cent reported that they believed models and celebrities with larger breasts had far more success in their chosen careers than those with smaller assets.

The MyFaceMyBody survey also revealed that women across the UK felt under increasing pressure to splash out on their appearance thanks to the numerous images of perfect figures, skin and teeth that they come across in the media.

As for what women would be willing to pay to achieve their ideal look - it seems that no price can be put on beauty and confidence. A surprising 33 per cent of ladies reported that they would spend 'as much as it took' in order to achieve a look they were happy with. Forty per cent were willing to spend up to £5,000 on cosmetic procedures, with breast enlargements topping the charts as one of the most sought-after.

For some women, it was less about the media and more about pleasing their picky partners. Thirty-three per cent of women responding to the MyFaceMybody survey said that their partner wished they had larger boobs, and that they frequently admired the assets of starlets including Kelly Brook, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson.

Stephen Handisides, presenter at MyFaceMyBody, said, “We always knew that a large percentage of women are unhappy with their boobs, but what was a shock was the amount of women prepared to spend ‘as much as it took’ to get the boobs of their dreams.

There are actually solutions for better boobs no matter what your budget - from ‘boob job bras’ to full-on breast augmentation,” he added.

Check out all sorts of information and advice on a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to make you feel your best at

Editors Notes: is Europe’s leading consumer information resource on cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and facial / body aesthetic treatments.

Media Contact:
Chris Henry
54 Oyster Wharf, 18 Lombard Road, Battersea,
London, SW11 3RR

FPL Electric Vehicle Summit Addresses Planning for Mainstream Adoption of Electric Vehicles

As part of its commitment to support the growing use of electric-powered vehicles in Florida, FPL hosted the Electric Vehicle (EV) Stakeholder Summit this week in conjunction with the South Florida and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Councils, and Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition.

Juno Beach, FL, October 07, 2011 -- As part of its commitment to support the growing use of electric-powered vehicles in Florida, FPL hosted the Electric Vehicle (EV) Stakeholder Summit this week in conjunction with the South Florida and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Councils, and Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition.

Communities will soon be able to take full advantage of energy-efficient electric vehicles with the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt available now, and almost every major car manufacturer planning to launch at least one EV model within the next year. Experts said that adoption of these and other EVs is expected to ramp up gradually in Florida over the next few years.

The EV Summit brought together community leaders, representatives from leading automakers, such as Nissan, Ford and General Motors, and industry experts to begin preparing for the vehicles’ arrival and their effect on local communities. This includes “fueling,” or charging, EVs; permitting and inspections of charging stations; providing affordable, reliable and clean electric service; charging at multi-family dwellings, fleet conversions and more.

Planning for long-term energy growth is part of our core business and the introduction of electric vehicles is something we take into consideration,” said Brian Hanrahan, FPL’s Director of In-Home Technologies and Electric Vehicles. “We continue to evaluate the best approach to meet the emerging needs of this technology by studying the market and actively engaging with automotive manufacturers, local governments and other agencies.”

Conference participants discussed the role communities will play and the challenges that go with new technologies, including streamlining permitting and inspection processes for home charging, accommodating multi-unit dwellings, and converting business fleets for increased efficiencies.

"Electric vehicles are one of the key alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles that will help improve air quality in the State, and we are particularly pleased to assist our communities in Southeast Florida to prepare for these new technological advances," said Christine Heshmati, Coordinator for the Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition. “Through public-private partnerships, we find that we are able to accomplish the Coalition’s mission to reduce our dependence on imported oil and improve the environment. Educational events like this EV Summit are just one example of how effective these partnerships are.”

EV Summit organizers outlined the following benefits of EVs nationally and in Florida:
Environmental - emission-free operation dramatically reduces air pollution and the many problems association with greenhouse gases;
Cost - the cost to power an EV is roughly 80 percent less than fueling a conventional vehicle, plus reduced ongoing maintenance costs
Technology - smooth, fast acceleration makes EVs fun to drive, plus availability of smart phone applications that track charging levels and control certain vehicle functions
Reduced dependence on foreign fuels

In addition, Southeast Florida is one of 16 regions in 24 states and the District of Columbia to receive a grant from U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. In his announcement, Secretary Chu said, "By developing the next generation of automotive engineers and preparing communities for plug-in electric vehicles, these projects will help reduce our nation's dependence on oil imports, create jobs, and help America capture the growing global market for advanced vehicles."

FPL operates one of the largest green fleets of any investor-owned utility, with more than 1,500 biodiesel-powered vehicles and almost 400 hybrid-electric or plug-in electric vehicles. In 2006, FPL became the first U.S. company to put a medium-duty hybrid bucket truck into service; and in 2008, deployed its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and first plug-in hybrid electric bucket truck. At the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative, FPL committed to transition its entire fleet of more than 2,400 company cars and trucks to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by 2020. Visit the follow links to read a blog from a FPL EV expert or to see a video from today’s summit.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408

Pinnacle Foods-Owned Farmer's Garden™ by Vlasic® Launches New Microsite

Noted Culinary Bloggers Enlisted to Connect with Foodie Community on Microsite's “TasteBuds” Blog.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ (October 7, 2011) -- Farmer’s Garden™ by Vlasic® pickles, a Pinnacle Foods Group LLC brand, has launched, a new microsite showcasing the recently launched line of artisanal pickles available at supermarkets' produce section.

The microsite features “TasteBuds,” a food, entertaining and lifestyle blog designed to celebrate the art of food and share fresh ideas to enjoy life in and out of the kitchen.

TasteBuds” underscores Farmer’s Garden™ by Vlasic’s® artisanal qualities and commitment to honest ingredients, and embraces the farm-to-table lifestyle movement with content that inspires readers on their daily gastronomic pursuits.

Every week, “TasteBuds” will publish engaging and informative posts by respected personalities in the food blogging community - Diane Cu and Todd Porter of White On Rice Couple, Olga Massov of Sassy Radish, and Chef Mark Tafoya and Jennifer Iannolo of The Gilded Fork.

Each contributor brings a fresh perspective and appreciation for all things food and the large role it plays in their every-day lives. Post topics will run the gamut from the latest trends and how-to pieces, to experiential and seasonal themes.

To read the latest blog posts, visit “TasteBuds” at

Media Contact:
Mary Sudasassi
Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC
1 Bloomfield Avenue
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046-1429