[ 21 May 2017 | No Comment ]

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrates the UK’s brightest female entrepreneurs, from innovative start-ups to established multi-million-pound organisations and will this year celebrate its 15th anniversary.
These Awards celebrate the success of Britain’s top female entrepreneurs at all stages of the journey, from start-ups to those who have established multi-million pound organisations.

Previous winners include Jo Malone MBE, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Chrissie Rucker MBE (The White Company) and everywoman Awards Patron and founder of Specsavers, Dame Mary Perkins. While the NatWest everywoman Awards have long enjoyed the support of the business world’s biggest names, …

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[ 23 May 2017 | No Comment ]
credit photographer Martin Shields Left to right Simone Lockhart - Search Consultancy Ann-Maree Morrison - Labels4Kids Vash Naidoo - Compliance Scotland Sisters - Olivia Robertson & Claire Cooper - Home Straight & Elli Assisted Living Technology Ltd Shirley Spear – The Three Chimneys (Skye) Jenny McCreary - Sew Confident Liz Taylor - Taylormade Marketing

Seven outstanding business women were honoured at a prestigious awards event hosted by broadcaster Alison Walker at Oran Mor, in Glasgow’s west end. The Scottish Women in Business (SWIB) inaugural ‘Celebrating Women’ Awards, sponsored by law firm Turcan Connell, initially presented five awards that had been chosen from a shortlist of 15 finalists.
The Communicator Award went to Vash Naidoo from Compliance Scotland and Vash Naidoo Coaching. The Connector Award was presented to Ann-Maree Morrison from Stirling based Labels4Kids. The Collaborator Award went to Managing Director Simone Lockhart from national recruitment …

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[ 21 May 2017 | No Comment ]

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrates the UK’s brightest female entrepreneurs, from innovative start-ups to established multi-million-pound organisations and will this year celebrate its 15th anniversary.
These Awards celebrate the success of Britain’s top female entrepreneurs at all stages of the journey, from start-ups to those who have established multi-million pound organisations.

Previous winners include Jo Malone MBE, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Chrissie Rucker MBE (The White Company) and everywoman Awards Patron and founder of Specsavers, Dame Mary Perkins. While the NatWest everywoman Awards have long enjoyed the support of the business world’s biggest names, …

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[ 18 May 2017 | No Comment ]

From the Doctor’s Surgery, by Dr Alexandra Phelan
Do allergies and asthma mean that prevent you from spending time around animals? In the UK, pets follow dust as the second largest cause of allergy within the home. Any animal with fur can be the cause of an allergic reaction but the worst offenders are cats and dogs. It doesn’t matter if you have previously had a pet and were not allergic to it before, pet allergies can develop at any time.
Couldn’t be fur-ther from the truth
It often surprises people that pet …

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[ 15 May 2017 | No Comment ]

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that the process of dealing with emotional exhaustion can sometimes increase happiness.
The study examined when and how dealing with emotional exhaustion can enhance happiness in a work environment. The research was focused on the role of perceived supervisor support (PSS) – the workers’ view of their manager’s level of supportiveness, caring and appreciation for their efforts – in stimulating ways to cope with exhaustion.
The research was conducted by Carlos Ferreira Peralta of UEA’s Norwich Business School and Maria Francisca Saldanha …

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[ 12 May 2017 | No Comment ]

New social experiment explores if the ability to save is nature or nurture
 When it comes to budgeting and spending patterns, over two fifths (43%) of Brits say their parents have been their biggest influencer on their money behaviour while one in 10 (11%) attribute this to their partner, that’s according to new analysis from Santander UK.
 Interestingly, 40 million people (78%) believe that being good with money is a learned behaviour that anyone can pick up with practice. The study, which investigates the savings habits of the nation, also reveals that …

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[ 11 May 2017 | No Comment ]

 
Office for National Statistics data released today (11 May 2017) shows that 905,000 people are on a zero-hours contract. People on these contracts are most likely to be young, part-time, women, or in full-time education when compared with other people in employment. Around one in three people (32 per cent) on a zero-hours contract say they want more hours.  Commenting, Young Women’s Trust chief executive Dr Carole Easton OBE said:
“Zero-hours contracts and low pay are leaving young people struggling to make ends meet. Budgeting, paying your bills and planning ahead …

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[ 11 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Working mums have taken Pitman Training’s International SuperAchievers Awards by storm, with two independent entrepreneurs announced as category winners of ‘Working Mum of the Year’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, heralding success across the awards for working parents nationwide.
Business mum of two, Charlotte Wibberley, who took her career to launching a Virtual Assistant business and pioneering support for other mums with work life balance,  has been crowned Working Mum of the Year in Pitman Training’s International SuperAchievers Awards. Charlotte is joined in her success by mum of two, Emily Williamson, …

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[ 10 May 2017 | No Comment ]

When it comes down to the school summer holidays there are a vast number of events and activities to plan to help keep your children’s minds stimulated and avoid incessant boredom. Planning family day trips, however, often involves regimental organisation and a lot of multitasking, so the last thing you want to worry about on arrival is the stress of the venue having no disabled access, which despite being 2017, isn’t always a given. It’s often a subject that a lot of us have the privilege to disregard, but for …

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[ 9 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Dr Afiniki Akanet, Author of Life Without Coffee, Choosing Happiness Over Stress and director of Evasitters.co.uk
Supermums are the amazing women who juggle motherhood with jobs, careers, business, marriage or all of these! Although getting a cleaner, babysitter, personal shopper etc (which few parents can afford) can reduce the house jobs and cover for absences, there are still times that only Mummy will do! Some mothers work outside the home because they have to, while others have paid jobs because they want to. Whatever the reason, these are …

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[ 6 May 2017 | No Comment ]

The demands of long working hours is having a detrimental impact on family life – leaving around three in 10 working parents with less than an hour of quality time to enjoy with their babies and toddlers – according to new research from Tots to Travel.
At a time where there has been widespread debate over long working hours, the new research from Tots to Travel puts in sharp focus the impact of working life on young children – and the amount of quality time their parents can find to devote …