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The Chairman's Blog 5: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours writes (preparing for interviews)

By Tom Winnifrith | Tuesday 23 August 2016


Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be Candid in his approach. Day 5

You can see all the entries in The Chairman's Blog HERE

23rd August 2016

I am sure that you will have noticed that there was no blog thingy yesterday. Did you worry that myself and my personal assistant Miss Skirt were not hard at it? You should not have been concerned. I am at all times very much on top of the job and Miss Skirt and I spent the whole day on company affairs.

It appears that the Old Harrovian Mir is not able to interview me as he is too busy organising what he terms a Traders Cafe for a fine firm called Strat Aero but young Tarquin the PR johnny has, instead, secured a television interview with a station called Proactive Investors. He says that "for our target demographic of the investor quadrant such interviews are a key part of the holistic new media strategy."

Just before luncheon, the lad strolled into the the suite at the Savoy, which I am sharing with Miss Skirt in order to save shareholder's funds, and told me that I must spend the whole of the rest of Monday preparing the questions for the Proactive Interview.

"Surely", said I, "you mean preparing the answers not the questions?" Tarquin looked at me with the sort of expression of despair that I associate with my father as he heard the news of how I had been sent down from Eton after that little incident some fifty years ago. "No!" he stated, in a voice which was loud enough to wake up Miss Skirt, "We pay Proactive lots of money and so we write the questions so that even you can get the answers right."

Well I never, if exams and interviews had been this way back in the 1960s my academic career, until its termination as a result of that little incident, might have worked out rather differently. As I pondered this, Tarquin got out a device which I gather is called an I-Pad and started tapping away.

Q. Sir Ben, shares in Global Mining Endeavours have raced ahead from 0.04p to 0.06p after a share tip in the Sunday Express which claimed that news was imminent, what news?

A. Naturaly I cannot comment on press speculation but it is good to see that there is an increasing awareness of the potential of this company. While I cannot comment on where the shares should be, I know that you have not seen anything yet. And were we not in a closed period I would of course be buying as many shares as I could.

Q. Sir Ben, so there is no chance of a placing into this share price strength?

A. Madam, I can assure you that today we are not doing a placing.

"Do you understand how do do it?" Asked Tarquin. "Try this."

Q. Sir Ben, I gather that you have recently started a blog - how important do you regard social media as being?

Cripes that looks a bit of a difficult one, thought I. But always keen to play the game I suggested "A. While I greatly respect the great unwashed, that is our shareholder list, and so am keen to explain to them more about Global Mining Endeavours, the key point in creating shareholder value is the development of our exploration acreage at L'Ebola which is in the Belgian Congo or whatever it is called these days now that the wogs are in charge."

At this point Tarquin covered his face in his hands and suggested that this would be a long day. I called the good Lady Dover back in Surrey and said that I would again be detained in the City on important business and Miss Skirt extended our reservation at the Savoy by another day. That will be just one suite naturally. Preserving shareholder's cash as we create shareholder value is, as ever, my motto.

To be continued


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