NEWS DIGEST 13.02.2021: South London child feeds an entire community, other stories

Good morning!. Today’s news comes via Facebook. An eight-year-old girl from the south London district of Deptford has been hailed a little hero after cooking 500 meals of meatballs and rigatoni pasta for her local community after being inspired by … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 13.02.2021: South London child feeds an entire community, other stories

WORK CHARITY EVENT: 3 Peaks Challenge with Informa

Multinational events and conferences company Informa is inviting its employees in the United Kingdom to participate in a special challenge this May to raise money for a young people’s charity. The Informa ‘3 Peaks Challenge’  will see volunteer employees participate in a special mountaineering expedition, all in aid of a worthwhile charity, that will see them scale three of Britain’s tallest and most majestic mountain peaks. Would-be Edmund Hillarys and Tenzing Norgays will be able to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales; all in a space of only 24 hours. Ben Nevis will be … Continue reading WORK CHARITY EVENT: 3 Peaks Challenge with Informa

CENTRAL OR RURAL?: – Consider starting up your start-up outside the city centre.

This article was written by Chris Linn, digital marketing manager with Minicabster, who recently brought you the London Cab Infographic.  Chris Linn from Minicabster considers the importance of location for a start-up business. https://www.minicabster.co.uk The Telegraph’s Christopher Middleton recently considered the benefits of rural start up locations for budding entrepreneurs and used the particular example of alpaca farming in the West Country. For my part, while I’m not explicitly advocating such a rural location – or, indeed, such a ‘hands-on’ vocation – the idea of moving out of Central London is certainly a pervasive one. Typical business opinion may dictate … Continue reading CENTRAL OR RURAL?: – Consider starting up your start-up outside the city centre.

ROASTING BUNNIES & SPINNING SIXERS: The Jelly Daredevils at the Informa Indoor Cricket Tournament Sep. 2012

By Vijay Shah and Dewan Rahman   Since my first article on the Informa indoor cricket tournament that I blogged about on the 5th August (GOOGLIES & DOOSRAS: The first ever Informa Cricket Championship), there have many changes and things had now crystallised. Our team for the match acquired a couple of extra players including our second female participant. We eventually somehow found an answer to our dilemma over the team name. Our boss, the database manager settled on ‘Jelly Daredevils’ (a jokey pun on the Indian Premier League team, Delhi Daredevils). I took a while to get this name right, … Continue reading ROASTING BUNNIES & SPINNING SIXERS: The Jelly Daredevils at the Informa Indoor Cricket Tournament Sep. 2012

GOOGLIES & DOOSRAS: The first ever Informa Cricket Championship

  By Vijay Shah For my day job I work as a data integrity assistant for a conferencing, events and training company called Informa plc, one of the world’s largest market share holders in this industry. I originally started out about five years ago as a database researcher for one of Informa’s subsidiaries, IIR Conferences Ltd (once a separate company which was merged into Informa several years ago). The database department guys are a really cool, chatty and lively bunch, and I practically consider them a second family. When you have been working in the same company and even the … Continue reading GOOGLIES & DOOSRAS: The first ever Informa Cricket Championship

WHEN INTERVIEWS GO HORRIBLY WRONG!! – A jobseeker’s worst nightmare

Interviews – they’re a necessary hazard for any jobseeker. These stressful situations make their presence felt with a sudden phonecall from human resources or an email appearing without warning in your inbox…”Your interview will take place at some random remote location at stupid o’clock with Mrs. Ivana Maykew-Cry “. When the dreaded day comes, you are frantically rummaging through a week-old pile of laundry for that one salvageable white shirt, or tearing out half your wardrobe for that fancy ‘just-for-interviews-only’ blouse. Yes, that one, the frilly light blue number. You make sure your hair is combed or permed at just … Continue reading WHEN INTERVIEWS GO HORRIBLY WRONG!! – A jobseeker’s worst nightmare

SAMSUNG SUR40: The future of the office?

Tables and technology…they are not your usual bedfellows. While technology is forever updating, reinventing itself with every coffee-and-biscuits brainstorm at Sony-Ericsson or Google, Inc., a table is something that has not changed in centuries. Putting it at its simplest, it is a flat surface with four horizontal legs. Nothing whizz-kiddy about that. Until relatively recently, the nearest a table got to being computerised was if someone came along and plonked a PC monitor and some wires on top. Maybe even a tablet!. Our technologically-driven and media-hungry society means that even the humble table is now being propelled screaming into the … Continue reading SAMSUNG SUR40: The future of the office?