Support #NotJustForBoys careers campaign
Feb19

Support #NotJustForBoys careers campaign

As an avid supporter of young people’s careers education, I’m very happy to help education charity Career Ready with the #NotJustForBoys campaign to encourage more women into careers traditionally dominated by men. Led by the Department for Work and Pensions and supported by Career Ready, the social media campaign asks young people aged 13-26 about their career aspirations through a survey. It also asks about their...

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PR Planning for 2016
Jan24

PR Planning for 2016

Reviewing and planning new goals This is the time of year when many of us will be making changes and reviewing or planning new goals, both personally and professionally. It’s also an opportune moment to look back at what you’ve achieved. 2015 achievements For me, 2015 was about getting the Business Lift Off podcasts launched, issuing regular newsletters and making some improvements to my office environment. I’m...

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Merry Christmas!
Dec21

Merry Christmas!

  Wishing all my clients, suppliers and contacts and very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!

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Small Business Saturday – 5 December
Nov23

Small Business Saturday – 5 December

Encourage people to Shop Local and support small business Small Business Saturday, which seeks to encourage people to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities, takes place this year on Saturday 5 December. The national campaign, running since 2013, celebrates the success of small, independent businesses and provides a host of resources so that all types of small business can get involved. This year, for the first...

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Strictly starstruck at The Office Show!
Oct19

Strictly starstruck at The Office Show!

I was extremely excited to meet one of my Strictly dancing idols, Karen Hardy, earlier this month at The Office* Show! Attending the show at Olympia with my client EUMA UK, I got the opportunity to have my photo taken with the former Strictly Come Dancing pro, who was there to promote her dance studios, Karen Hardy Studios, and corporate events package. Dance Class After supporting EUMA UK’s Chairman during her keynote speech on...

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Networking as part of your PR strategy
Sep18

Networking as part of your PR strategy

As a regular at networking events, I can’t speak highly enough of it and the benefits it brings to your business. It’s about engaging with people (whether family, friends, colleagues or strangers), talking, listening and sharing information with them – you’re bound to be doing it without even realising! When you network with your business in mind, you’re raising your profile, meeting people who could help...

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Promoting PR careers in National Apprenticeship Week
Mar13

Promoting PR careers in National Apprenticeship Week

In support of National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March), last night I had a stand at Bromley College‘s Apprenticeships Fair to promote careers and apprenticeships in PR. My assistant for the evening was first year Career Academy student, Nadia, who I’m mentoring. We spoke to many young people about their career options and gave them advice on how to get into PR or other creative industries. Although the event was primarily...

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Advice to grow your business with Growth Vouchers ends soon
Feb13

Advice to grow your business with Growth Vouchers ends soon

Do you worry about the cost of professional business advice? I’ve recently become an accredited Adviser for the Government’s Growth Vouchers programme and can help you take your business to the next level. But hurry, the current Growth Vouchers scheme finishes at the end of March 2015, so don’t miss out! Areas of advice If you run a small business and are looking for professional advice in any of the following areas, the...

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Careers advice for young Bromley students
Feb12

Careers advice for young Bromley students

Last week, I put my careers hat on to help with another Bromley Education Business Partnership event, bringing the world of business to the classroom. The event, held at Bromley Library, saw Year 13s (what used to be called Upper Sixth Form when I was at school!) from Coopers School and Kemnal Technology College come together for a morning of meetings with businesses and learning about different career choices.  Talks David Wake of...

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Tweet Manager from Spreadsheet Solutions
Jan18

Tweet Manager from Spreadsheet Solutions

Twitter is one of the most useful social networks for promoting your business. It’s free and gives you access to a pool of millions of potential customers. But for it to work effectively, you need to know when is the best time to tweet and what type of posts work for you. I’ve collaborated with Richard Sumner of Spreadsheet Solutions, a fellow Beckenham-based business, to provide you with a solution, in the form of his new...

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