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 [...]
Whatever your view on leaving the European Union whether you were on the remain or leave side of the referendum none of us wanted to see our Country reduced to an international joke and the obvious harm it has done to our democratic institutions. Social media is full cartoons, videos and jokes around the Tory Governments handling of Brexit, but for many businesses and EU nationals it is no laughing matter. Judging the way this Government has dealt with the Windrush generation then I would not trust them to [...]
Most people look back and remember their school holidays as some of the best times of their lives. Going on trips and days out, times with their friends and family, free of school work and responsibility, maybe attending a holiday camp or activities week! What isn’t to like? Unfortunately for many young people growing up in Bristol today, this is not their experience. Underlying poverty and community issues have been exacerbated by the economic crisis and the change to Universal Credit. This has left many families unable to [...]
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 [...]
Many local people will know and have used the Wyevale Garden Centre on the A4 Bath Road between the Hicks Gate roundabout and the Brislington Park and Ride.
Many local people will know and have used the Wyevale Garden Centre on the A4 Bath Road between the Hicks Gate roundabout and the Brislington Park and Ride. Well, sadly like so much of our retail sector the Garden centre has now closed and the site has been sold to a property development company and what a sorry mess they have made of it. They have slashed and burned a whole swathe of trees that have been on the site for hundreds of years. The irony of this destruction of [...]
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 [...]