By Tom Winnifrith | Thursday 13 October 2016
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.
Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Ben Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be candid in his approach. Blog number seventeen....
And so the great day arrives. I am, as I dictate, in my hotel room reading out this blog thingy to our PR johnny Tarquin. Meanwhile my PA Miss Skirt is helping to squeeze into my Dinner Jacket as I prepare for the annual AIM awards. I really must complain to the Wan King dry cleaners of Surbiton for since I last donned evening wear and sent it off for a scrub up it has certainly seen some shrinkage around the waist.
The good news is that our Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald has called saying that they have a spare seat come up on their tables tonight and offering it to the team at Global Mining Endeavours. Naturally my PA Miss Skirt was delighted to "take one for the team" and will pitch up and has already made the necessary tweaks to the post match accomodation, in a way that preserves shareholder funds. I asked the chap at Cantor, who I had never spoken before, if I could sit next to our adviser Mr Stewart Dickson but the new fellow started coughing and the line went dead. I wonder what is going on, I must remember to ask my good friend Chris Cleverley.
As you know I am up for an award tonight - AIM entrepreneur of the year. The competetion is tough. There is my good friend Chris Cleverley of African Potash who knows how to interpret the AIM rule book better than anyone. That Robert Simon Terry fellow I met at the rugger last month is on the short list as well as a Mr Costis Kebabopolis from a company called Globo. With a name like that he sounds like he's from the woggish side of the English Channel but I suppose we must live with the times and, after all, AIM is the World's most successful growth market.
The other chaps on the shortlist certainly know their way around AIM. They are real 2+2 can = 5 fellows and I am taking nothing for granted although with Cantor Fitzgerald sponsoring the award there must be some home team advantage for Chris and myself.
The important thing to remember is that these awards are not just about my spectacular performance as chairman. Oh no. I am the last person to blow my own trumpet. That is what my personal assistant is for. The AIM awards are all about recognising the hidden value we entrepreneurs create for shareholders.
You know, I am sometimes asked if the fact that our share price has fallen by 98% since our IPO means that value has been destroyed. "Faux Contraire" as they say in Frogland. That value is just hidden. And awards like tonight are a demonstration of this which I am sure that our shareholders really do appreciate.
I must dash...there is a pre event reception at the Savoy hosted by our fine lawyers Memery Crystal who I gather also act for both Chris and the Greek chappie on the short list. Time to size up the competition don't you know. I sometimes wonder if I put in just too many hours in the loyal service of Global Mining Endeavours. Pip. Pip.
To be continued
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