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Barclay Jones is Eight Years Old!

My eldest is 8 years old. So is Barclay Jones!

I started the business at the height of the recession, with a 6 month old on my knee, telling my designer that I hated the colour pink and to not add that to my logo… oh, how times have changed.

Every year has been a great year for the business, we’ve developed our offering over the years and become a trusted advisor to our clients and a trusted supplier to our partners. We couldn’t be happier with this!

Lucky Number… 8!

The number 8 is a pretty auspicious number, and some Googling around revealed all sorts of weird and wonderful facts around this lucky number! Of course I couldn’t let you go without giving you some random facts for your next pub quiz, so without further ado:

8 Facts about the Number 8

  1. Lots of great football players wore the number 8 (Lampard, Wright, Juninho )
  2. The Chinese are mad for the number 8. It means prosperity. In 2003, A telephone number with all digits being eights was sold for US $280,000 to Sichuan Airlines in Chengdu, China.
  3. The Beijing games started at 8pm on 08/08/2008
  4. Have a 6 pack? That’s so yesterday – how about an 8 pack?
  5. In the world of computers, a byte is eight bits.
  6. Topical: Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. 1837 – 1841 (and the first US born president!)
  7. It takes 8 minutes for the Sun’s light to reach the Earth!
  8. To say we’re excited about Star Wars VIII is an understatement!

Now finish your week full of exceedingly useful facts guaranteed to impress everyone at the bar and raise a glass with us!

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