Marine news

Disaster Recovery Live Test

Tuesday 16th April 2013

Over Easter weekend, while most of the UK-based staff were enjoying a break, our IT team were hard at work performing the first full Disaster Recovery test. The ability for our businesses to continue if there were a disaster has been paramount since the outbreak of a fire at our London offices in 2007. The current setup aims to reduce the recovery timeframe so that business can continue even if the main datacentre were to suffer a total outage. During this simulation all data was protected, including data entered while running remotely.

Albert Court Artwork

Wednesday 6th February 2013

Staff and visitors to our Albert Court office in South Kensington, London will notice that many of the plain white walls have been filled with images capturing the highlights of last year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, reflecting Charles Kendall's vital role in orchestrating many of the equestrian events. Images of brightly coloured Omani decorative dress now adorn the once empty space and a new portrait of the Queen and Sultan is proudly displayed by the No. 63 front door.

Paul Salmon Retires

Wednesday 19th December 2012

Albert Court staff gathered to wish Paul Salmon a very happy retirement this week. Mark Kendall's speech mentioned Paul's love for 'dabbling' on the horses; whilst Paul reflected on his time with the company and gave a heartfelt speech on how Charles Kendall came along at exactly the right point in his life. See some of the pictures gathered by his colleagues featuring Paul over his years at Charles Kendall.

Poppy Day 2012

Monday 5th November 2012

1st November 2012 marked London's attempt to raise £1 million for the Royal British Legion in the build up to this year's forthcoming Rememberance Sunday. Courtesy of Oliver Blake, Albert Court were extremely privileged to have two members from the Intelligence Corp visit the offices. As reservists they support a number of other units and establishments within British Defence. Staff made extremely generous donations and were delighted to be part of such a worthwhile cause. After a hot cup of coffee, their next destination was St James' Park. Additionally Rebecca Ward, of Exosphere, was at Clapham Junction station at 6.30am selling knitted poppies to commuters.

007 on our doorstep

Wednesday 24th October 2012

The latest 007 Bond Film Premiere took place at The Royal Albert Hall last night, giving our Albert Court staff a ringside view of the special event. Skyfall marks the 50th anniversary of the film franchise. The glitzy evening drew large crowds of people cheering the stars on the red carpet, which stretched along the streets around the venue and of course, our office. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in attendance along with actors Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, additional co-stars, celebrity guests and the paparazzi. Click here to see highlights of the evening.