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Using anger wisely

Most people view anger as a negative emotion, but it is just one of a wide array of normal human feelings. Uncontrolled anger can have negative consequences on your interpersonal relationships and quality of life. However, being able to control and channel your anger in a positive direction will help you be more productive. At …
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GKN Aerospace to open £32 million Global Technology Centre in Bristol

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, and the Chief Executive of GKN Aerospace, Hans Büthker revealed plans for GKN Aerospace’s new Global Technology Centre in the UK. The new centre – funded by a £17 million commitment from GKN Aerospace and a £15m commitment from the UK Government, through …
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Extracting profits from a business

How do you go about drawing profit from your business, and doing so efficiently? If your business operates as a partnership or sole trader, the profits it makes are what you are taxed on, subject to any expenses which are not deductible for tax purposes. It makes no difference to your tax bill whether the …
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A day in the life of the hospitality sales manager at Ashton Gate Stadium

As the hospitality sales manager of a company you are there to set an example to lead and inspire your team, and achieve goals on and off the pitch. How do you go about your daily routine? The secretary spoke to Justine Kebby, hospitality sales manager about her working day. Q. What time do you …
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Beating holiday stress and blues

You’ve waited a long time for this – a wonderful two weeks or more in the sunshine, relaxing by the pool, beach parties or just basking in the sun, but there is always some nagging doubt at the back of your mind, whether it’s a seemingly endless list of things that need to be done …
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Is your business ready for new emissions regulations and changes in legislation?

Fluctuating fuel prices, new air quality initiatives, changes in emissions testing and increasing choices in electric and hybrid vehicles – it seems that operating company vehicles today is an increasingly complex and confusing area. With more commercial vehicles on the roads than ever – figures from the Department for Transport show that van traffic has …
Meetings and Events - help is at hand
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Meetings and Events – help is at hand

Organising a conference can be quite the challenge. But it’s also an amazing opportunity and a rewarding experience. Putting together a successful event doesn’t have to be an uphill struggle. Just remember three golden rules: plan ahead, surround yourself with a great team, and know why you are doing it! Before you start booking the …