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National pie week!

National pie week!

Yes, believe it or not us Brits celebrate our love of pies!! British Pie Week was originally founded in 2007 by Jus-Rol, giving our much-loved pastry baked pies their very own official week. It takes place the first week in March, it begins this year on 02 March and...

Dealing with emails on holiday….

Dealing with emails on holiday….

Should you read/answer work emails whilst you’re on holiday? That is a big question!! Obviously, this depends on the employer and what you do as a career. If you think your employer might expect you to work out of hours or on holidays it is always best to get this...

Keep it in the family?

Keep it in the family?

Joining the family business for some may seem to be an easy decision to make or viewed as an easy job, but this isn’t always the case. There are always pros and cons like with anything else in life.  Make sure the decision you make is right for you and not just the...

National Sickie Day!

National Sickie Day!

The first Monday in February has been coined National Sickie Day in the UK. This is the day when most people will phone in sick to work using a range of excuses. It is the first payday since Christmas and the first weekend after dry January, so is this just merely a...

Workout at work!

Workout at work!

It can be a struggle getting in those recommended 10,000 steps per day by the health experts. But have they considered that some of us have quite sedentary jobs?  Reaching that 10,000 per day target may seem unachievable and for some this will be the case especially...

The facts around Robbie Burns

The facts around Robbie Burns

Burns night marks the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birthday or more widely known as Rabbie Burns, the Scottish poet and lyricist. Born 25 January 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire.  Sadly, passing away just 37 years later at his home in Dumfries. A humble start in life,...

There’s life in the old dog yet!

There’s life in the old dog yet!

How old is too old to work? With the retirement age ever raising, people in the UK are having to spend longer than ever in their careers. Most of us dream of retiring in our late 50’s or early 60’s, unfortunately for a lot of us, this is all but a dream. There is...

The meaning behind resolutions

The meaning behind resolutions

So, have you gone with the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions? It is said that Julius Caesar started the tradition of making resolutions on the first day of the new year.  This was a way to honour the mythical Roman god Janus, whose two faces allowed him to...

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

We’d like to wish all our employees, contractors and agencies a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Please see below for our opening hours over Christmas and New Year. Tuesday 24th December               9am to 3pm Wednesday 25th December        CLOSED Thursday 26th...

Christmas Party Etiquette…

Christmas Party Etiquette…

The Company Christmas party is the perfect time of year to socialise with colleagues and make new friends within the company you work for and maybe a chance to finally meet those who you only ever get to speak to on the phone. It’s a time for everyone to relax and let...

Making a complaint at work…

Making a complaint at work…

Have you ever got to that point at work where you feel that ignoring a problem or issue is no longer an option? The best way at first is to try and resolve the matter informally first by discussing it with your line manager.  Ask for a meeting with your supervisor or...

Last minute Christmas saving tips!

Last minute Christmas saving tips!

It can’t be ignored anymore!! Christmas is only weeks away.  The traditional annual Christmas big adverts are already hitting our screens making us feel all fuzzy and sentimental for the festive season.  Or for some of us it makes us realise the dreaded Christmas...

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