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    The Meetings Industry Association welcomes increased support measures

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    By The Meetings Industry Association (mia) The mia has welcomed the increased government support measures announced yesterday by the chancellor of the exchequer. The chief executive of the mia, Jane Longhurst, said: “Yesterday’s announcement from Rishi Sunak will be welcome news for many venues and organisations within the business meetings and events supply chain, who will have rightly felt heavily neglected up until this point.” Job Support Scheme “When the Job Support Scheme was originally announced last month, […]

    Have a very merry virtual Christmas with Take the Mike!

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    By Take the Mike We’re currently taking bookings for virtual Christmas parties to be enjoyed by staff and guests! Your attendees’ login safely from home and will enjoy live entertainment, such as popular comedians and music bands, streamed securely from our UK centres! Your seasonal event includes Christmas dinner and pudding delivered to your attendees’ […]

    Clearcut Venues says morale is high in the events industry

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    By Aimee Nicholas – Clearcut Venues  We’ve had an amazing three days virtually meeting new suppliers at The Meeting Show this week. Back to back appointments over the three days really make us appreciate what we love most about our industry. Building relationships!   Whilst we aren’t busy negotiating and busy booking venues for our client’s […]

    It’s ‘virtually’ Christmas (so it’s time for some Virtual Event Ideas)

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    By The Moonlighting Group Christmas 2020 looks like it will be quite different for many of us due to Covid, and not least of all the office party and entertainment. With strict limitations on gathering in person, we have all had to become creative and adapt to using virtual platforms for work meetings and family […]

    A different kind of Christmas

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    By Carrie Larwood, Managing Director at Function Fixers Venue Finders Christmas is coming and I, for one, will be needing a drink, and some sort of festive cheer. I’m already accepting however, that it will be slightly different this year. We know that big gatherings are out, but I’m not willing to accept that means […]

    ATTENTION ALL PAs! The ultimate Christmas party alternative!

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    By Leanne Barry, Events Manager, Viva Esprit Are you looking for an alternative to your company Christmas party this year, but don’t want to spend another evening on Zoom? Look no further, we have got the ultimate digital alternative to the traditional corporate Christmas party! Throughout December, give back to your staff by engaging them in […]

    A guide to onboarding new employees remotely

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    By Mark Seemann, founder/CEO of StaffCircle Onboarding remote workers presents businesses with a new set of challenges not faced when onboarding in the workplace. The familiar induction process, built around face-to-face introductions, needs to be modified for the digital sphere. Communication is often the biggest challenge for remote workers. Having a timetable for the first […]

    Safe and Good to Go – How Friends’ Meeting House put customers at the centre of their COVID-Secure accreditation

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    By Friends’ Meeting House Manchester Friends’ Meeting House Manchester relieves the pressure on event organisers having to find a COVID-secure city centre venue after winning accreditation from Visit Britain and Meetings Industry Association (AIM). Friends’ Meeting House local and national events venue announced that it has earned AIM Safety Accreditation and We’re Good to Go […]

    Did you know that your skills as a PA mean that you could easily become a Virtual Assistant?

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    That’s exactly what Hayley, VA Business School’s founder did when she become a Virtual Assistant 10 years ago. As an Executive PA for a Chartered Institute, Hayley was doing very well climbing the PA corporate ladder in London. When her job role suddenly changed overnight, she found herself seeking an out from the rat race. […]

    How to prepare for 2021 by optimising costs and improving profitability

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    By MBM Omega 2020 has been a tough year for businesses across almost every industry, with many taking a significant financial hit. So, how can you improve profitability to prepare for a stronger financial year in 2021? Improving profitability Depending on your industry, investing in new product lines or enhancing customer service is a great […]