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    :: Sunday, January 29, 2006 ::

    Tapping in to pipeline of scarce trade skills - By JIM STANTON, Edinburgh Evening News, UK
    THESE days it could be jocularly regarded as being tougher to pull off than a break-in at the Bank of England, and more precious than a skipload of gold.

    Getting a plumber is hard enough, but the scarcity of skilled tradespeople has also substantially increased their value as a business commodity.

    Why else would a City bond trader and an international timber dealer dump their high-paid jobs, head to Edinburgh in May 2004 and launch a plumbing business, when plumbing and running a business were two subjects they knew absolutely nothing about.
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