Monday, 10 September 2007

Estate Agents Queries re Conflict of Interest

Today we responded in full to a query via the estate agents about a conflict of interests in our line of business and the previous occupants of the building. They were an IT Services company (don't want to go into details at this point) but they are merely vacating this building and not leaving the industry.

We have modified our response for business interests to be correct, removing some of the generic service elements the estate agent had added to the contract and added the direct business streams as can be seen on the blog.

We now seem to have a happy estate agent again. But they still move at the pace of a snail!
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Friday, 7 September 2007

Estate Agents Queries re Conflict of Interest

Just received a depressing email from the estate agents. It reads as follows:

The Chairman of xxxxxxx is concerned there may be a potential conflict as you are in a similar interest.
Can you provide more details on what you guys are proposing to do?


Booger, guess I had better give the geezer a call and find out what the problem is... More flipping delays...


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Thursday, 6 September 2007

Internal Plans

Hee hee. Quite funny really. Alex is currently working from "not to scale" scribbles from the estate agents to produce rack layout diagrams for the DC floor.

If we go by his drawings, you guys aren't ever going to be able to get your kit in our out of the racks without moving the wall out 1 foot!

Guess we will fix that before agreeing the floor plan...
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Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Meeting with our Leased Line Provider

After the estate agent meeting which went really well, and he is very positive, we had an hour with our leased line provider.

It was an off the cuff meeting in the local hostelry, in which I am sure we will be setting up an account over time!

Anyhow, we chewed over speed of delivery and some existing services they have in progress for us in London, resilience options and various other matters. I have to say I like the blokes attitude, and hopefully we can work together on a more personal level now we have finally met face to face. Its amazing how much time we have spent on the phone and pushing emails and paper around over the past few months (for other Nirenet business, but not related to this site) and have never met! Its just a shame we were flying back that night and both had to drive to the airport and them drive from our local airports home, otherwise he could have given his company expense card a bit of a bashing and bought the beer!
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Awaiting the Estate Agent for a site meet

I am currently sitting in our nasty little hire car (made of excess Tupperware it would seem) for the estate agent at the site.

Due to a complete **** up this morning, Alex was delayed by 5 hours. He is adamant it was an accident that caused him to miss the flight, but I think he had too much beer last night and missed the plane personally!

Anyhow the upshot is we didn't get here until after 1pm and the site was empty as the current occupants all had to leave to do some work, so some of the planning we wanted to do with regard technical services we won't be able to complete as we can't get in.

However, we have diagrammed up the utility services and outside space to put formal drawings together (as finally requested by the owner) for the generators and air con condensers. Once we have done this we are informed things will move along... About blooming time..
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Waiting....

Hmm, sat in Belfast Int airport waiting for Alex. He tells me there was an accident on the M25 this morning and he missed his flight. Well it was actually delayed but they had closed check in at the correct time and even though the flight hadn't left they wouldn't let him check in.

Hmm, I know he was in the pub last night as I spoke to him late on.... Makes you wonder ;-)

Anyhow, got four or so hours to wait now, so chance to catch up on the email and such. Just a blooming shame this flipping airport seems devoid of power points you can sit at as I know the laptop will be flat before he arrives... Blooming juice gobbling 3G card.
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Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Van Hire

Realising the error of our ways today, (having the air con delivered to our office and not telling them to hold it for direct delivery to Belfast) I have been looking at 3.5T tail lift Luton van hire, one way to Belfast and also ferry costs.

All I have to add is that I am glad I was sitting down. We might be getting Palletline to deliver / kick the kit around yet. Blimey / Bloody Hell / Chuff Me... So if anyone knows of a cheap hire company that will do one way, please drop me a line and let me know, please!
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