10 Celebrities who started as Apprentices…

Apprenticeships have been gaining in popularity over recent years, with over 850,000 people taking them on in 2014. Here are 10 celebrities who started as apprentices…   1. Michael Caine Before he became the huge movie star he is today, Michael Caine trained as an apprentice plumber.             2. Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy […]

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6 Reasons To Hire An Apprentice For Your Business

Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly popular option for young people leaving full-time education (you can read about my experience as an apprentice here!), but why should you choose to hire one for your business? From being cost effective to bringing new perspectives to your team, here are six reasons…   1. They can assist you to […]

Frankie Says Relax!

Frankie Says Relax!

In 1983, pop band “Frankie Goes To Hollywood” released one of the most controversial songs of the last 50 years, “Relax”. This first release saw it chart just outside of the top 50 before dropping out of the charts.  It was released again in 1984, when a combination of luck and design helped to catapult […]

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Who is responsible for your digital marketing?

As more and more companies become convinced of the benefits of digital marketing, we are seeing a shift in the priorities of businesses. Budgets are being reallocated, staff being retrained and new skills being outsourced.   Given this change in focus by businesses, the question must be asked as to where the role of digital […]

Email or Direct Mail: Which is junk mail?

Email or Direct Mail: Which is junk mail?

At a recent training course I was running, I scheduled the start time for 9.30am.  This was to give delegates time to answer their work emails between 9.00am and 9.30am.  This was in response to feedback that I had received on a previous course.  The drawback of being out of the office for a day is […]

Larry Hagman as JR Ewing in Dallas, who shot JR?

Who shot JR?

Some of you may remember when the American TV series “Dallas” caused an international media frenzy in 1980 when their main character, JR Ewing, was shot.  The person responsible was kept a secret from all actors and even producers, with every cast member being filmed doing the dirty deed.   The media frenzy that followed […]

Why I didn’t go to University – and I don’t regret it!

Why I didn’t go to University – and I don’t regret it!

In Year 13, the words you hear most often are probably “So, what’re you doing after you leave school?”. And after countless assemblies about how important UCAS applications are, and going to university is, there’s so much pressure to answer with “I’m going to go to (blank) University and study (blank).”. Often people forget that […]