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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...

Be Cyber Safe!

Be Cyber Safe!

Unfortunately, it is a sad fact that people are out there to scam you somehow or other.  This could be via a phone call, text message, email, social media or behind the scenes where all they need is your name and contact details. Always make sure you know who you are...

Going off with a Bang!

Going off with a Bang!

This annual event takes place on 5th November known as Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night or Firework Night.  It’s the anniversary of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament – this was called the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Guy Fawkes was member of the Gunpowder...

The History of Halloween!

The History of Halloween!

Halloween as we know it today is celebrated in many western countries on 31st October, but did you know it was not always what the celebrations of today were like or originally about? The origin can be traced back to Britain, Ireland and Northern France.  Until 2,000...

Managing your digital lifestyle

Managing your digital lifestyle

Do you scroll through your phone last thing before you go to sleep? Or maybe it’s the first thing you do when you come out of the cinema or land abroad. We are all a little guilty of ‘just checking’ in case we didn’t hear a message come through, or someone has tweeted...

Happy workplace, happy life.

Happy workplace, happy life.

Few people would argue that being happy at work isn’t important.  We spend so much of our precious time at work that we should be happy or at least find some enjoyment there. Unfortunately, many of us can suffer from stress and depression because of our careers and...

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