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[ 2 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

UK women are losing out on nearly £140 billion a year in wages due to the gender pay gap – or £9,112 each.
This year we celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act gave the first UK women equal voting power – but they still do not have equal spending power.
On average, men working full-time earn £39,003 a year, compared to women’s average full-time wage of £29,891. This is because male employees tend to be paid more, reach higher positions and are more likely to work in higher-paid …

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[ 13 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
Fascinating facts: The Progress of the Conveyor Belt

Just over a century ago, in 1913, car maker Henry Ford brought in the machine that would revolutionise mass-production – the conveyor belt. Since then, it’s become one of the cornerstones of our industrial life and the conveyor belt is used in many more applications than Ford ever dreamed about!
Ford wasn’t the first, though
Although we often look to Ford when we think of mass-production and belts, he wasn’t the first to introduce this piece of equipment. The late 18th century saw rail yards and mines using somewhat primitive – but …

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[ 18 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

 Tech heroines urged to enter as two new categories introduced
Britain’s leading technology proponents are gearing up for the fifth annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, created to drive awareness of the sector’s career opportunities and to encourage higher numbers of women to work in the industry.  Entries are now open and there are awards for women at all stages of their career – from young high-fliers to start-up founders and leaders within large corporate organisations.
The tech industry is considered one of the most exciting and forward thinking career paths and …

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[ 7 May 2014 | No Comment ]

Whether you employ one person or 1000, there are ten skills that no employer or manager should be without. If used appropriately they will enhance your work environment and make your team happy. Christina Hession from Toastmasters International details these 10 essential skills:
1)     Critical Thinking: A successful critical thinker gathers information, before interpreting it, analysing it and using logical reasoning to reach conclusions. To become a better critical thinker you need to be informed, avoid making decisions too early, have an open mind, don’t be afraid to ask questions, weigh opinions …

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[ 12 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]

Have you always wanted to know a bit more about Antonia Chitty and how she started her businesses?
Wendy Tomlinson recently featured Antonia on her Get the Business You Really Want site, asking her some questions about how she started and what her top 3 tips where for creating business success and what business plans does Antonia have this year for ACEInspire?
To find out all of this pop over to Wendy’s site and have a look at what Antonia had to say!

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[ 27 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
Innovative Mumpreneur Supports Comic Relief With Fabulous Facebook Concept

A Scottish based Mumpreneur raised more than £560 for Comic relief this weekend thanks to her clever and generous social media antics. Safe Dreams, the company behind the latest and safest baby bedtime essential, the Cot Wrap, offered to make a donation every time a new Facebook user ‘liked’ their Facebook page. The company gained an incredible 850 Facebook fans throughout the night.
Founder and inventor of the Cot Wrap, the breathable alternative to the standard cot bumper, Louise Guinda, said “To begin with, we pledged 50p for each new Facebook …

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[ 22 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
Mumpreneur Profile: Katie Powell of Mama Jeanius

Mama Jeanius – The Maternity Jeans Specialist
Katie Powell, 33, married to Anthony with one daughter who is 19 months
Before becoming a Mum to Molly and MD of Mama Jeanius, I spent over a decade ‘in the city’. At 23 I became the youngest ever Director at Cable & Wireless. In 2004 I joined Thomson Financial as Head of Strategy, Europe before becoming Head of Marketing, Europe and Asia in 2005. In 2007/8 – 2010 I played a key role in the merger of Thomson and Reuters as Global Head of …

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[ 23 Aug 2009 | No Comment ]
Mumpreneur News: Grobag Inventors Tackle Toddler Early Waking

Do you wonder how to keep your toddler in bed? Lighter mornings can lead to little ones waking at 4 or 5 am. Now, Rob & Ouvrielle Holmes, inventors of the Grobag baby sleeping bag have launched the new Gro-clock which solves the problem.
The Holmes’s wanted to find a way of communicating time to 3, 4 and 5 year old children like their own who used to wake up at 5am thinking it was time to get up. The Gro-clock solves the problem by using fun images of the moon and …

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[ 8 Jun 2009 | No Comment ]
Mumpreneur Profile: Gill of GGR Glass Services Ltd

Business Name: GGR/Unic – GGR Glass Services Ltd – Unic Cranes Europe
I am married to a kiwi with 4 children.  Taylor age 11,  Harley age 7 who is the voice of Peppa in Peppa pig, Rosco who is 5 and Lu Lu who is 3.  I live in Cadmore End.    I bought Byorn Ulvaes from Abba’s house 3 years ago.
I have never been a stay at home mum. I had worked in sales up until setting up my business which I did with my brother. I have continuously since I …