Jan 05 2017

New Year: having a personal vision, mission, strategy and goals

Guest blog by Paula Reid. It’s the New Year, which typically means new beginnings, new projects, new growth, New Year’s resolutions, and maybe even a new you? I am sure this blog is not going to be the first article you see


Dec 21 2016

Our December winter workshop

This December we decked the halls, prepared the cheese board and invited our clients to the Centre for an evening of learning and festive celebrations at our annual winter Bite-size workshop. For this year’s session, our trainer Russell Caird shared his wealth of experience


Dec 15 2016

Leading your virtual team to success

Guest blog by Susan Croft.Does this situation sound familiar? You are connecting via conference call to your team of whom one is in India, another in France, and a third in Ireland. You are in your office in London waiting for everyone to connect


Dec 08 2016

Management skills: how to go from being a good leader to a great leader

Guest blog by David GoodmanAre you looking after your portfolio?If you want good results, tell your staff what to do. If you want great results let them tell you what they are doing.People who deal in stocks, shares and currencies are constantly seeking


Dec 01 2016

Charity of the Year 2016: Social Mobility Foundation

Guest blog from the Centre’s charity of the Year 2016, the Social Mobility Foundation. The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a small charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds. We support students who have


Nov 24 2016

Top tips: The golden rules of PowerPoint presentations

When giving a presentation, it may be tempting to add a lot of information to your PowerPoint slides and let them talk for you – but this is bad practice. Slides should be a visual aid and not a text document, they are there to prompt


Nov 17 2016

​Talent management: How to keep your best staff engaged

People are at the heart of every organisation. It is your workforce that will ultimately determine how effective your business will be, and whether it can rise to meet difficult challenges in the future. Having a strong team is an invaluable asset, so why is


Nov 10 2016

Why choose a CPD accredited course?

Our aim here at the Centre is to provide people with the tools that they need to build their skills and confidence, which is why we’re pleased to say that we now offer a range of courses that have been accredited by the CPD


Nov 03 2016

Living Wage Week 2016

It’s #LivingWageWeek 2016! We’re proud to say that the Centre is one of almost 3000 businesses in the UK that have voluntarily chosen to close the pay gap between what people need to live and the government minimum that every employer has

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