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Football Star Open New Facilities at Merrill Academy

Former Rams striker Marcus Tudgay returned to his former school Merrill Academy to officially open a new floodlit all-weather football pitch. The footballer, who currently plays for Coventry City, met students, staff and partners involved in the project and even showed off some of his skills to pupils from Allenton Primary School who were taking part [Read more…]

Why setting goals shouldn’t just be for January

  It’s New Year’s resolution time. Chances are you’ve set yourself a goal this year to get fit, read more books, save money, see more of your family or learn a new skill. The New Year is seen as the perfect opportunity to open a new chapter in your life. It symbolises fresh beginnings and [Read more…]

The ultimate apps for running a small business

We’ve got the rundown of our favourite apps that help you to stay ahead of your finances, team communication, task management and more in 2017. Top app for marketing AdWords – Google AdWords gets your business seen by the right people. It places your ads precisely when your target audience are searching for businesses like [Read more…]

How important are first impressions in an interview?

First impressions are infinitely important at an interview. Research has shown that it can take less than a second for a person to form an opinion of you based on your physical appearance, body language, attitude, clothes and mannerisms. Human beings have evolved to make huge assumptions about one another’s health, success, intelligence, competence, trustworthiness, [Read more…]

Easy networking tips to try immediately

Not everyone finds it easy to walk into a crowded room and introduce themselves to strangers. Nor does everyone understand how to navigate their way around an online business social network without making an etiquette faux pas. If you’re one of these people who finds the whole business of networking a bit overwhelming and more [Read more…]