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    Sodexo extends its SayShopping Pass service

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    Sodexo Motivation Solutions, a provider of employee benefits and rewards services, has now extended the scope of its SayShopping Pass network further with the addition of Restaurant Choice, Boux Avenue and Oasis.. SayShopping Pass is a multi-store gift voucher that can be spent in over 12,000 shops across the UK as well as on entertainment, […]

    Having a ball

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    Thinking of holding your event at a sporting venue? These recent occasions are bound to inspire. The SMA Trust fundraising dinner at Chelsea Football Club The SMA Trust is a UK charity that funds research into spinal muscular atrophy. The event space for the fundraising dinner needed to have large stage areas, wheelchair access and […]

    Women making great strides in boardroom diversity

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    Figures show that current female representation on corporate boards has increased to 17.3 percent, up from 12.5 per cent in 2011, with William Hill setting an award-winning example. The news comes two years after Lord Davies? Report ?Women on Boards?, which recommended that FTSE 100 boards should aim for a minimum of 25 percent female […]

    PA Profile: Merryl Futerman

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    There are traits any PA needs: reliability, for instance. But to be a celebrity PA, you need discretion and flexibility, says Merryl of PA Access All Areas. In the world of showbiz, things are always changing, and there is no point getting precious about your carefully crafted itinerary, or stressed when something has to be […]

    Office work proves a thankless task

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    When was the last time your boss said thank you? If you?re struggling to remember then you?re not alone. A new study from office experts Avery reveals that nearly half of UK office workers haven?t had a thank you from their boss in over a year. The research comes as Avery Rewards returns for 2013 […]

    Office romances get the thumbs up from HR

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    As the PA Life reader survey last year showed, many of you have had, and get away with, office romances. But how does HR feel about it? According to new research undertaken by recruitment specialist OfficeTeam, the office may no longer be off-limits for meeting potential partners, with 97% of HR directors surveyed either always […]

    PA Profile: Karen Brown

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    What?s it like being part of the team behind Arsenal? Karen Brown, PA to Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal Football Club, says she was originally attracted to her role not because she loves football, but because of the globally recognised brand. She soon found that the big-business atmosphere suited her perfectly. ?I?m actually a very […]

    PA Profile: Emma Kernan-Staines

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    PA to Sir Trevor Brooking CBE, Director of Football Development at The Football Association. Emma Kernan-Staines, FAPA DipPA, has the kind of job football fans would die for: not only does she work at the iconic Wembley Stadium, she also has the ear of one of English soccer?s most venerable practitioners: FA Director of Football […]

    Employers count the cost of office love affairs

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    We don?t mean to be spoilsports, but while love is in the air this Valentine?s, North West law firm Maxwell Hodge has warned that businesses can face charges of harassment and discrimination, as a result of an office romance.   Employment Lawyer, Heather Grant at Maxwell Hodge said: ?Many firms don?t have policies in place covering […]

    That’s entertainment

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    Staid, stuffy corporate dinners are a thing of the past ? now companies want engaging, one-off experiences to cement their client relationships. Nicole Holgate discovers some innovative hospitality solutions to suit all tastes. Tom Barrow of Inconnection estimates that the events industry is worth ?35 billion to the UK as a whole, of which corporate […]