Business Blog2019-02-01T14:11:57+01:00

Good Athletes Need Talent, but They Also Need a Good Coach.

Top tier football teams are undoubtedly made up of some of the most talented footballers in the world. They put in the time and effort and they train hard, they work relentlessly to become the best they can be. However, even with all this talent a team can still underperform without a coach to aid them. Think about your favourite team and imagine them without a coach, just how far do you think they would go? A coach isn’t just someone who comes in and gives a few pointers [...]

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

AMICUS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH ITS THIRD STRAIGHT ‘OUSTANDING’ OFSTED RATING

Independent fostering agency Amicus Foster Care has celebrated its 10th anniversary with its third successive ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted. The Government’s inspectorate has now rated Amicus, which is based in St Werburgh’s Community Centre, constantly ‘outstanding’ since it was established back in April 2009. In a double celebration, the fostering agency celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend with an event at Bristol Zoo, attended by 150 foster carers, young people, staff, their families and friends. Since it started life in 2009, Amicus has placed more than 500 young people, a high [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

PROCTORS LAUNCHES FLEXIBLE WORKING CULTURE

One of Bristol’s most high-profile marketing and communications agencies has launched a new culture of flexible working and a recruitment drive to fill it. Proctor + Stevenson (Proctors) has spent the past three months working with consultants and recruiters Flexology to design new flexible ways of working for the company’s 70 staff. The new culture follows a programme of work at a leadership and team level run by Flexology’s founder and co-director Kristal McNamara. The aim is to improve retention and productivity at Proctors, giving employees more autonomy to [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

Local business people form #TREK4MIND to raise £50k for mental health charity

A team of 12 business owners are preparing to climb Africa’s highest mountain with the aim of raising a significant amount of money for the national charity Mind.    The group have formed a tight knit team entitled #TREK4MIND and have been training and fundraising for over eight months ready to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on 1st March 2019.    Mt Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain at 5895 metres and the team are planning to complete the trek in eight days, walking up to 18 hours a day.  They will encounter all seasons and terrains and [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

Is it worth having an SSL Certificate

Some of you may ask what an SSL certificate is? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it’s the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from gathering your data. Most websites that sell products will have this to make sure none of your personal information is easily accessible for anyone with a bit of computer minded knowledge. You will know when the website is secured because it will have a little [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

HEALTHY, HEARTY AND HAPPY – LUKE AND FRANCESCA LAUNCH THE 321 EFFECT

A Bristol couple who’ve overcome the depths of depression and eating disorders have launched a new online community for people looking to maintain balance in diet and wellbeing. Based on the premise that healthy eating is about how you feel, not how you look, The 321 Effect (www.the321effect.com) is a holistic approach to spirituality, diet and mindfulness. Set up by husband and wife team Luke and Francesca, The 321 Effect is the result of a year of research and clarity of thought, following several years of struggle with mental [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments