Pensions: Your Age is not Just a Number
Ian WilkinsonMarch 15, 2016
It’s not a subject many of us like to think about but pensions have the potential to trip us up unexpectedly. If you’re unsure what I’m talking about, it might be because you do what I’m often tempted to do and automatically switch off when someone starts talking about pensions. However, in...
How to network more effectively
Ian WilkinsonMarch 1, 2016
Being able to network with others is a great way to grow your business. Sharing your unique knowledge and experiences beyond the confines of your colleagues and friends can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to develop new business relationships. Whether you're seeking to...
How do Presenters avoid ‘Death by PowerPoint’?
Ian WilkinsonFebruary 23, 2016
Sometimes the standard way of doing things is the best. It becomes standard because it serves every need. But in other occasions it becomes staid and clichéd.There are an estimated 1.2 billion users of Microsoft PowerPoint in the world, so it is little wonder that it feels like every PowerPoint...
Will the new Apprenticeship Levy deliver real results?
Ian WilkinsonFebruary 16, 2016
The fact that employers need their teams trained in specific areas of their business has been long-established. From graduate recruitment and training programmes to week-long inductions, there have been many ways that a company has been able to look at making sure their team is up to speed. One...
Brexit debate divides UK business opinion
Ian WilkinsonFebruary 9, 2016
David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain's ties with Europe and then give voters a referendum on European Union membership by the end of 2017. Pro-EU Tories will intensify the pressure on the anti-EU camp with a warning that a UK exit from the EU would mark a “leap in the dark”.At a...
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Ian WilkinsonFebruary 2, 2016
For many, becoming a millionaire is a pipe dream, an often unattainable aspiration, an achievement for the few lucky ones.  But according to data from Barclays Bank’s wealth management division that states one in 65 adults is now considered a millionaire, that pipe dream may not be as...