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V1CE have set the trend for business cards for 2020 and beyond

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TrendLife Magazine reviews V1CE Business Cards

Traditionally a double-sided piece of card measuring on average 3.5 x 2 inches, the humble business card has been used for decades to share basic contact information between business men and women. Why would a lifestyle magazine be interested in business cards? Because the business card of tomorrow is here.

Once reserved for high earners and high net-worth individuals, traditional business cards date back centuries. The format has relatively stayed the same over time but UK based V1CE has introduced a contactless business card that is going to set the trend for business cards going forward.

The business card for the future

Say goodbye to carrying multiple cards for a start. You probably will only need one V1CE business card but you will end up wanting more. The V1CE business cards work using integrated NFC technology, which enables the safe transmission of selected contact details & social profiles to any other smartphone without the need to install an app.

V1CE Business cards replace traditional cards

Picture any scenario where you may be meeting someone for the first time and want to share your details with them. Simply tab your card on their handset and within seconds, you have shared all the standard information that is on a traditional business card and more.

V1CE business cards are ideal for entrepreneurs, startup businesses, and socially active individuals. First impressions count and being able to share your contact details effortlessly into someone’s phone, eliminating the need of a potential client or partner having to physically store your card or worse, input your details manually is priceless.

The business card becomes a social card

Many of our readers are entrepreneurs and understand the power of branding. The great thing about V1CE business cards is you have the ability to brand the card itself and the information each tap generates. Via an online portal, you can see all your scans and manage your profile.

If personalisation is your thing, V1CE Business Cards can be personalised across most of the range. There are essentially four different types of cards to choose from. The entry card is the V1CE One Card that starts at around £25.00. The next card in the range is the V1CE Transparent One Card and this is currently priced at around £35.00. The Walnut Bamboo ECO One Card is our favourite card in the range.

Being eco-friendly and with the big push to reduce our impact on the environment, we have ditched printed business cards and decided to go all hi-tech with the Walnut Bamboo ECO One Card.

The final offering in the range is the V1CE Hybrid Metal One Card – The “Paul Allen business card” if you would. If you have not seen the American Psycho infamous business card scene, click here and thank me later. Fully customisable, the V1CE Hybrid Metal One Card comes in a stunning matt black finish and with an embossed logo of your choice.

What can you share with a V1CE business card?

Essentially, you can share all the standard contact details on a traditional business card and much more. From social media usernames and handles to professional networks like LinkedIn, the V1CE business card allows you to add, edit, and remove as much or as little information as you want to share.

How much does a V1CE business card cost?

The entry card is the V1CE One Card is currently price at £25.00. The next card in the range is the V1CE Transparent One Card and this is also priced at £25.00. The Walnut Bamboo ECO One Card is £39.99. There are more cards and accessories in the range which you can view at v1ce.co.uk.

Lover of all things FAST. If I am not in the office, you can find me near a track or under a car. I also work with great people in TrendLife's Editorial team.

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Why Luton needs to ignore pointless ‘worst places’ to live polls

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The Mall Luton - Luton shopping mall

Once again, Luton has been voted as one of the worst places to live in England. The good news for Luton is that most people understand these unofficial worst places polls are pointless and misleading.

Why ‘worst places’ to live polls are pointless

  • The sample sizes are far too small. In the case of the latest 2022 worst places to live survey, the sample size is 0.16% of the population.
  • Moaning/complaining about the area you live in is quintessentially British
  • It is unclear if the voters live in the areas they voted for
  • The comments are obviously given in jest
  • Polls like this are considered click bait as they generate a lot of traffic

Aside from all the points above, ‘worst places’ to live reviews are often counterproductive. What is a great area for one person is not necessary a great area for another. Some love city life and some prefer outdoor spaces. We are all different and have different views on what makes a great place to live. And this is why these ‘worst places’ to live reviews are often counterproductive. Rather than focusing on the positive, they focus on negatives to create this yearly ‘worst places’ to live chart.

Luton and Milton Keynes David Lloyd reopen for outdoor fitness

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Luton is a nice place to live for many reasons

These reasons range from a combination of affordable properties, great transport links to the capital and excellent schools. Alongside excellent links to the capital, living in Luton also offers locals a range of excellent things to do!

  • Keeping fit in Luton – From David Lloyd to Virgin Active and a host of budget friendly gyms, Luton residents keeping active and fit in Luton
  • Entertainment in Luton – If you fancy watching Spiderman at Luton Cineworld or visiting Luton’s Hat District for theatre productions, live comedy, or live music, one thing you won’t be is bored.
  • Outdoor activities – From the Land Rover Experience at the Luton Hoo Estate to Whipsnade Zoo, there is plenty to see and do in and around Luton.

Luton Hoo Estate

Our top five reasons Luton is a great place to live

  1. A unique sense of Lutonian pride. It could be supporting the Hatters at Kenilworth Road or supporting new businesses in the area. Luton residents really like to support the cause.
  2. A diverse population. One of Luton’s greatest strengths is it diversity
  3. Great transport links in all directions
  4. There is a lot to do in and around Luton if you look
  5. Luton is affordable thanks to a wide range of independent businesses.

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Win a 'Freebie Fridays' meal by tagging your favourite restaurant

By simply tagging your favourite restaurant and who you would like to dine with, you could win a ‘Freebie Fridays‘ free meal for two courtesy of TrendLife Magazine. Launching in January 2022, Freebie Fridays will give foodies across The Three Counties the chance to take a friend or loved one to a restaurant of their choice

Freebie Fridays Entry tasks

  1. Tag your chosen restaurant/eatery.
  2. Tag your chosen guest and follow us.
  3. Sit back and wait for the weekly draw.

You can tag as many friends and resturants in each draw. Duplicates will only be counted once. You and your nominated guest BOTH need to follow us to be entered into the prize draw. You can enter on both Instagram or Facebook.

Win a 'Freebie Fridays' meal by tagging your favourite restaurant

 

Freebie Fridays Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter of the Freebie Fridays prize draw is TrendLife Magazine. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  2. The Freebie Fridays prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 or over.
  3. Winners must select/tag a restaurant within the Three Counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The winner will be chosen at random and a check will be performed to ensure the winner’s account is. valid. You cannot transfer the prize to a third party.
  4. To enter the prize draw you should follow the instructions on the Facebook post or Instagram post announcing the competition.
  5. Late, invalid or incomplete entries will not be considered, and we accept no responsibility for lost entries.
  6. The Freebie Fridays prize for one winner will be defined within the Facebook and Instagram post.
  7. The Freebie Fridays prize is non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. Freebie Fridays meal value will be limited to £50 per person. Alcoholic drinks are not included.
  8. The winner will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries. The result is final and no discussion will be entered into concerning the outcome.
  9. The Freebie Fridays prize draw closes on the date defined in the social media post. Entries received after this date will not be considered.
  10. The winner’s contact details may be passed on to a third party for prize fulfilment purposes.
  11. The personal information and contact details you supply will be used only for the purposes of administering the competition, including contacting winners. Winners will be asked to review their meal and chosen restaurant.
  12. We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend the draw or the Freebie Fridays prize due to any circumstances that arise beyond our control.
  13. The Freebie Fridays prize draw is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

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Milton Keynes Theatre reveals it’s Winter/Spring 2022 season

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Milton Keynes Theatre has today announced its Winter/Spring 2022 season with a programme of outstanding shows, shaping next year into one of the biggest in the theatre’s history. 

Since it’s reopening in July 2021, Milton Keynes Theatre has seen a joyous return of live audiences, safely welcoming over 100,000 people through its doors to enjoy 42 quality shows. Here’s what the leading live entertainment venue has in store for 2022. The new year will see the final few performances of the highly anticipated, GIANT of a pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, which opens on Sat 11 Dec and closes on Sat 8 Jan.

Ashley Banjo and Diversity with Pete Firman and Gina Murray in Jack and the Beanstalk at Milton Keynes Theatre

From 11 January, everyone’s favorite creepy and kooky family are back in town. The Addams Familystars Strictly Come Dancing icon Joanne Clifton as the dark and mysterious Morticia. The spectacular musical comedy comes from the writing team of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony award nominated Andrew Lippa.

Milton Keynes will be the third city in the UK to experience the dazzling show which dominated theatre award ceremonies from its original production in 1982 to its West End debut in 2017. The long-awaited UK tour of Dreamgirls arrives at Milton Keynes Theatre for two weeks from 25 January to 5 March starring The Voice semi-finalist Nicole Raquel Dennis and Milton Keynes actress Natalie Kassanga.

Bringing some rock and roll to your February afternoons and evenings will be the electric School of Rock. Relive the face-melting music from the beloved film and enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new hits delivered by a band of insanely talented kids. Rock out with the band from 8 to 12 February.

Jersey Boys UK & Ireland Tour. Credit Birgit + Ralf Brinkhoff

Jersey Boys UK & Ireland Tour. Credit Birgit + Ralf Brinkhoff

From 23 February to 5 March, the stage sensation Jersey Boys returns to Milton Keynes Theatre’s stage. The smash hit musical goes behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons from the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Welsh National Opera will bring a trio of operatic delights on their return to Milton Keynes. Powerhouses Don Giovanni and Madam Butterfly take to the stage between 22 and 26 March while Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed production of Czech opera Jenůfa performs on 25 March.

The scrumptious candy-coated Nutcraker! Credit: Johan Persson

2022 will also welcome two spectacular ballet productions; the scrumptious candy-coated Nutcraker! from choreographer Matthew Bourne in February, and in May Northern Ballet take us back to the roaring 2020’s with The Great Gatsby.

For one night only, audiences can enjoy Strictly Come Dancing stars Kevin Clifton in Burn The Floor(17 January) and Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice in their dance extravaganza Him & Me (17 July). On 13 March, laugh out loud to Friends! The Musical Parody, a hilarious good-hearted romp with everyone’s favourite New Yorkers.

Moving towards the spring season, Milton Keynes will host a handful of phenomenal plays, including psychological thriller Catch Me If You Can (from 5 April) starring Dallas legend Patrick Duffy and brand-new stage play Cluedo (from 30 May) based on the family favourite boardgame.

Following a sell-out run in 2019, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Les Misérablesreturns to Milton Keynes for a stunning four-week residence from 26 April. And the UK premiere tour of Bat Out of Hell rolls into town from 14 June, bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf.

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