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Honouring The Women Who Changed The World

Following International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, looking back into our history, which of our famous women would have been likely to have been recognised with a Queen’s Honour? The Honours Committee does not award posthumously and this is unlikely to change. But if our historic female national treasures could be awarded, who would they be?…

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The New Year Resolution You Shouldn’t Break

According to research 80% fail by February and the marvellous plans to get fit, quit vaping and drinking, save more, use less plastic and be kinder to the in-laws go by the wayside. It’s an annual ritual that many of us go through, spurred on by the indulgence of Christmas. But there are New Year resolutions…

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Don’t even think about faking an Honour

He spread the word that he had received a Member of the British Empire for services to the energy industry and he went as far as to superimpose a photograph of himself receiving his medal. The announcement and the picture were even published in a trade magazine and the local press. Eventually, Mr Stuart’s deceit…

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‘Titles for sex’ scandal rocks House of Lords

Lord Lester of Herne Hill, a Liberal Democrat peer, recently managed to avoid a record four-year suspension of the House of Lords when his fellow Lords protected him and voted against his punishment in mid November, even though he had been found guilty of sexual harassment by the Lords Committee for Privileges and Conduct. The…

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Global Business Excellence Awards 2019

Entry Deadline: 30th May 2019 Open to the private, public and charity sectors, the Global Business Excellence Awards want to hear from dynamic organisations, large or small, based anywhere in the world, and individuals who are delivering inspiring work. You do not need to be conducting business nationally or internationally to enter. Many past winners…

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Palace cover up

Actress Emma Thompson raised a few eye brows at her recent investiture at Buckingham Palace to receive her Damehood when she paired a classy, smart blue trouser suit with white trainers. Putting comfort before royal protocol might seem sensible but trainers – even designer ones – are a fashion faux pas in royal circles. While…

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The IAC Awards 2018

The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. This international award program will evaluate all forms of online advertising, including email, page-based ads, online newsletters, mobile apps, Websites, video and social media in 96 industry categories.  “Online advertising continues to explode in all of it forms,”…

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Can Sir Philip hold onto his ‘Topman’ title?

Recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Sir Philip Green, owner of Arcadia Group that includes Topshop, Topman, Wallis and Miss Selfridge, have renewed speculation about the removal of his prestigious knighthood. Columnists and MPs are calling for him to be stripped of his knighthood and how long Sir Philip can retain it is getting more…

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The BQF Awards 2019

For 2019 they have further enhanced their processes, introduced new categories and new approaches to applying to offer more exciting opportunities for your organisation to showcase a commitment to change, continuous improvement and employee development across the whole organisation. Categories UK Excellence Award UK Excellence Award Lean Six Sigma Award Lean-Six-Sigma-Award Excellence in Collaboration Excellence-in-Collaboration…

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Best Business Awards 2019

Entry deadline : 31st January 2019 As a winner you will receive a press release with judges’ comments about why you have won. These comments can also be used on your website and other marketing materials at no cost and will be published on the Best Business Awards website, which is great for link building…

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