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    The Kia Oval set to stage another first

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    Official hospitality provider Keith Prowse will add the spectacular new Corinthian Roof Terrace. The ?250,000 development, undertaken by Oval Events Ltd, will create a new space that will take entertaining and hospitality to new heights on top of the ground?s OCS Stand. With the capital?s cityscape as its backdrop and unrivalled views of action on […]

    A very particular pastime

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    Usually regarded as the province of stuffy males of a certain age, cigar smoking is enjoying a growing popularity among women, who are keen to learn about the art of the aficionado, as Colette Doyle discovers I have been spending quite a lot of time outdoors recently, during the depths of the British winter. Since […]

    PA Profile: Caroline Rush

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    Caroline Rush, Executive Assistant to Felix Dennis, founder and owner of Dennis Publishing.  While some corporate workplaces are bland, faceless zones, the same can hardly be said of the office of Felix Dennis, the flamboyant owner of Dennis Publishing. Taking pride of place on the wall is a print of Oz, the infamous satirical magazine […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    A sporting chance

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    Booking a sporting venue provides a number of opportunities to create a unique event or memorable day out for staff and customers alike, as Nicole Holgate discovers. Sports locations are often categorised as unique venues, according to Julian Britton of Stadium Experience, and they now rival other competition in this field. Thanks to the large […]