Monthly Archives: November 2013

Compulsary Reading for all Directors of Finance!

During my years as a Training Manager I constantly had to fight battles to ensure funding was made available to invest in the training and development of staff. Whenever any financial crisis arose I knew that the first thing that … Continue reading

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The Bridgewater Canal at Worsley…………..on a fading winters day

I was making my way into Manchester the other day to meet some old colleagues and decided to do a quick detour and have a walk around one of my favourite places, the canal basin at Worsley near Manchester. The … Continue reading

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A Modern Take on Maslow………………..

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Salford Quays…………bathed in evening light.

I was down at Salford Quays last night to meet an old friend and colleague to go for a pizza. As I arrived early I took the opoportunity to wander around the site just as the sun was going down … Continue reading

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BRAVO! SIR MARK ELDER RENEWS HIS CONTRACT AS MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE HALLÉ

It was announced today that Sir Mark Elder has renewed his contract with the Hallé. This will see Sir Mark’s tenure as Music Director extend until at least 2020. Sir Mark was first appointed in 2000 and the new agreement will … Continue reading

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Read the Words………………

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Companies will be forced to have at least 40% female board members under European Commission plans

Companies will be forced to ensure that at least 40 per cent of their board members are women under European Commission-backed plans to help women into top jobs. The rules demand that companies give non-executive directorships to women, where there … Continue reading

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Golcar, Pennine Village…………….

After my visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park yesterday I drove to Slaithwaite to get my loaf from the Handmade Bakers and as I drove along the A62 I looked up at the hillside and saw the village in which … Continue reading

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London workforce now 60% graduates (but are they doing graduate level jobs?)

  The number of graduates in London towers over the rest of the UKInner London has a working-age population in which 60% have degrees, much higher than anywhere else in the UK, according to figures from the Office for National … Continue reading

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The Great University Graduate Con…………….?

What is the point of going to university? Recession means half of graduates are working in jobs which do not need a degree. Half of graduates are working in jobs which do not need a degree, new figures showed today … Continue reading

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