Urbane Living launches new range of metallic wallpapers

Urbane Living, the West London-based natural flooring and wall covering firm, has announced the addition of a whole new range of metallic wallpapers, which can add a touch of luxury to any room.

London, UK, July 26, 2011 -- West London-based natural flooring and wall covering firm, Urbane Living, has announced the addition of a whole new range of metallic wallpapers, which can add a touch of luxury to any room.

The metallic wallpapers come in a diverse variety of designs and colours from the very modern to the very traditional. As a result, homeowners looking for wallpaper for a period property will find a metallic wallpaper to suit their style requirements as easily as someone with a highly contemporary vision.

Urbane Living’s Adam Robertson said, “We are thrilled with our new metallic wallpapers.

There are some minimal designs to suit contemporary properties and damask designs to work well in period properties,” he added.

As with many of Urbane Living’s other products, metallic wallpapers are popular for use in hotels, bars and restaurants, as they offer an easy way to inject a sense of interest and glamour into large rooms. Using the papers on a single wall in a larger room is much more cost-effective than buying large pieces of art, for example, and can generate similar striking results.

As well as luxurious wallpapers and handmade wall coverings, Urbane Living offers a full range of high quality natural flooring options, including oak and walnut flooring. The company also specialises in alternatives to wooden flooring, such as marmoleum, cork and bamboo flooring. Their wood flooring is from sustainable sources and carries FSC certification.

Wool and sisal carpets in a large variety of colours are also available from Urbane Living, which prides itself on delivering products that will stand the test of time, and will often improve with age and use. Urbane Living’s ethos is to ‘Promote quality materials that age well and improve with the years resulting in cost savings in the long run and minimal impact on the environment.’

Those interested in taking a closer look at Urbane Living’s new metallic wallpapers range can visit this link or can take a look at the products at the London showroom at Unit 102, The Light Box, 111 Power Road, Chiswick, London W4 5PY.

Adam Robertson
Urbane Living
Unit 102, The Light Box,
111 Power Road, Chiswick, London W4 5PY
Tel: 020 7138 38 38

Online News Provider Newsvend Launches US Office

London-based online news and web content agency, Newsvend Ltd, has opened a US office in Arlington, Massachusetts in response to soaring demand among US businesses for tailored news content.

London, UK, July 26, 2011 -- In response to soaring demand among US businesses for tailored news content, London-based Newsvend.com is opening an office in Arlington, Massachusetts.

The online news and content provider has been expanding into the United States market over the past two years as more US firms discover the benefits of including fresh, relevant news content on their websites.

In light of recent changes to Google - including the recent ‘Panda’ update, which relegates sites that feature duplicate or poor-quality content - businesses are growing more aware of the value of original website content.

Newsvend, which provides travel news for Cheapflights, business news for Natwest Bank and news and content for a whole host of other UK, US and Canadian firms, now intends to take its ‘content is king’ message to more American clients.

The opening of our US office will help us to expand our reach into the North American market, which is extremely interested in our unique product,” stated Newsvend Managing Director, Chris St Cartmail.

Regularly updated, industry-specific news articles are one of the best ways to keep a website fresh, and attractive to Google's search spiders. We want to appeal to American clients who are looking for a high quality and flexible service that meets their individual requirements,” added Mr St Cartmail.

Newsvend is confident that having a base in the US will help it to build on its success there. Mr St Cartmail added, “Having staff on the ground in the States is vital to us from both a business development and a customer service perspective. Our clients tell us they enjoy the personal service we provide and the contact they have with both our support teams and our journalists - we intend to continue this approach in America.”

Newsvend is offering five free tailored news articles to every client who signs up to their web content service in August 2011.

Newsvend currently works from offices in Wandsworth, London and is one of the fastest-growing online content providers in the UK.

Chris St Cartmail
167 Oakhill Road
London SW15 2QW
Tel: +442088709300

Greenwood Management Reports Surge of Interest in Brazilian Forestry Investment

Sustainable forestry investment firm "Greenwood Management" has revealed that it received a surge of interest in its Brazilian forestry plantations following the growing investment uncertainty in the Eurozone.

Copenhagen, Denmark, July 26, 2011 -- Sustainable forestry investment firm Greenwood Management has revealed a surge of interest in Latin American forestry investment, and has stated that investing outside the troubled Eurozone is a wise move for more risk-averse investors who still want to see a healthy return.

Although the recent Greek bail-out plan offered a glimmer of hope to the Eurozone countries, banks and investors still lack confidence in Greece’s ability to repay debts. As a result, investors are still extremely cautious in the region.

Denmark-based Greenwood Management offers investors from Europe and elsewhere the chance to invest in an emerging economy – Brazil. It operates a system whereby investors commit as little as EUR 10,000 to buy a section of sustainable plantation land. Investors simply sit back and watch their investment literally grow, while in the knowledge that the project is also helping to reduce deforestation of native forests in Brazil.

Greenwood Management’s spokesperson stated, "The Euro is seriously struggling at the moment and global markets are all feeling the pressure as a result. Traditional investments are simply not as attractive as they were in more stable times and we are seeing far more fund managers opting for alternatives, such as forestry investment.

"Team this with reports that emerging economies, such as Brazil, could continue to see their economies grow, and investing in Brazilian forestry looks like a great option," he added.

The Brazilian government is very keen to attract foreign investment to help it to scale up its production of sustainably produced timber and charcoal, which are being used both domestically and abroad. Demand from within Brazil for charcoal from non-native timber is high as the construction industry prepares for both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Meanwhile, demand for raw materials from China and India is soaring alongside their economic strength.

Currencies outside of the Eurozone could reap the benefits of the troubled Euro. The Brazilian Real, for example, has performed well so far this year. An interest rate rise this week has also attracted a whole swathe of new investors to the country, further driving up its value.

"A new wave of investors are putting their money in Brazilian interests," explained Greenwood Management. "We are hoping to continue this momentum and guide people towards forestry as an ethical and lucrative investment option."

Joe Randall
Greenwood Management Aps
Omøgade 8, 2nd Floor
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel: 00 (45) 36 95 37 44