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    Great ways to go green

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    It’s Green Office Week and employees across the UK are being encouraged to create a greener and healthier working environment. Workers should keep in mind the 3 Rs: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle, according to organiser Avery’s Marketing Director Fiona Mills. Many hands make light work as the old saying goes, so to get started simply […]

    How to negotiate the ideal work-life balance

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    More than one in four employees who work for companies that are not perceived to care about creating a work-life balance plan to leave their job within the next two years. In other findings uncovered in a recent study carried out by employee opinion researcher Hay Group Insight, almost half (49%) of all employees surveyed […]

    Be mindful of meditation

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    If the pressures and stresses of the workplace are getting to you, it’s time to learn how to slow down your mind and really relax, advises Jain Wells. While the ancient practice of mindfulness meditation is commonly known for its ability to induce a state of deep relaxation, its real purpose is to cultivate present-moment […]

    The path to success

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    Juggling the conflicting demands of your career and home life can mean you have little time for yourself. Don’t despair, as taking back control of your life and creating some precious ‘me time’ is possible, says Katrina Wood Many women endeavour to be all things to their spouses, family and friends, as well as trying […]

    Strike the right balance

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    Returning to work after maternity leave can result in a host of emotions to deal with and a range of issues to consider. Janice Haddon discusses the practicalities. When first returning to work, you may be glad of the change – the contrast between work and home life can help us feel fulfilled. For others, […]

    From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain’s most fabulous PA: CWT Meetings & Events house warming party

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    Having worked with Carlson Wagonlit Travel on putting together many a business trip in the past, I was delighted to be invited to the house warming party for the Meetings & Events team’s new office. After my tour around the space, I must say I’m jealous – it makes Mr P’s office look a bit […]

    From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain’s most fabulous PA: Donna Coulling book launch party

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    When people are asked who their idol is, most will give the name of some celebrity or sports star. I tend to be a realist and look up to others who can actually give me proper advice on my chosen career; hence Donna Coulling’s website has become my first stop for tips on networking – […]

    From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain’s most fabulous PA: bento boxes at RIBA

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    They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but what do they know? The lovely people at the Royal Institute of British Architects (ribavenues.com) invited me over recently to try out their absolutely ingenious, not to mention delicious, new catering idea for meetings delegates: the sandwich-free lunch. Forget carb overload and say goodbye […]

    From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain’s most fabulous PA: Aegon Championships hospitality launch with Keith Prowse

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    As an avid tennis fan and dutiful PA, I graciously accepted an invitation to the launch of the corporate hospitality packages on offer by Keith Prowse at this year’s Aegon Championships, taking place from 9-15 June at the Queen’s Club. I think Mr P will be ever so taken by the variety of options available. […]

    CEME Conference Centre provides gold standard facilities

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    CEME Conference Centre is an ultra-modern event venue offering innovative and flexible solutions for all your requirements. Spaces range from the property’s hi-tech conference auditorium, the POD Theatre, to intimate meeting rooms and conference, exhibition and outdoor areas. CEME delivers hundreds of events each year with state-of-the-art meeting space starting from as little as £95 […]