Why good times have never seemed so good for Worcestershire

Sports teams teach us lessons in life and business. A topsy-turvy season for Worcestershire CCC has ended in triumph. Chris Green offers five reasons why and how. 1 – Solid leadership Everyone needs this in all walks of life. Skipper and England all-rounder Moeen Ali led from the front with quiet, calm authority and his personal performances with bat and ball were shaped by skill, temperament and consistency. Not too…

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CGM blog: D’Oliveira won hearts and changed minds

In a delicious irony Basil D’Oliveira is being given the freedom of Worcester this week. Ironic because, aside from being an amazingly gifted sportsman, Dolly was best known for being denied freedom to play cricket in the country of his birth by seeking to represent his chosen adopted country, England. Ironic because in a week when English cricket has rightly feted former England captain Alistair Cook for bowing out with…

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Seize your chance to dance at annual charity spectacular

Novice dancers are being urged to sign up for Strictly Worcestershire 6. Producers of the county’s most glamorous black tie fund-raiser are seeking enthusiastic contestant couples of all ages to strut their stuff at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on Thursday, May 23 2019.   Proceeds from the annual event, which is being organised by Worcestershire Ambassadors, will benefit mental health charities in the county. This year’s show raised £32,000…

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CGM blog: Five years of the Business Media Club

Five years ago, I had this crazy idea to start my own training and network club. Fuelled by the idea of hosting a regular event I’d wish to attend myself I decided to strip out all the things I disliked about business networking and poured in all the things that would attract me. For starters, it had to have purpose. My bag is media, communications and marketing and I figured…

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CGM blog: Why being a Soul Business is best

Is your business a Soul Business? By that, I mean do you communicate from the heart? If not, you’re missing a trick. Soul Business is the ethos we work to at Chris Green Media and it is based on fundamental principles that work best in life as well as business. Its core is effective communication – not just telling people what you do and how you do it but primarily…

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Belfast children to take part in Global Peace Games

Twenty schoolchildren from Belfast will represent Northern Ireland at the 2018 Global Peace Games at the Peace Village in Messines, Belgium, the site of the World War One Christmas truce, in September. Running from September 15 to 20, the event will bring together young people from across Europe with the aim of creating peacemakers of the future. Schools from Italy and Belgium will also take part with Belgian children representing…

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Sir Bobby backs Duncan Edwards Tribute

The Duncan Edwards 60th Anniversary Tribute has received the active support of Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton in a new book Black Country Boy to Red Devil. Due to be launched in Duncan’s home town of Dudley on his birthday – October 1 – the lavishly illustrated book tells the story of his schooldays through to his time as one of England’s most celebrated internationals. Duncan’s National Service days…

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CGM blog: The price of everything

Hey, it’s football transfer deadline day don’t you know. Not that Sky Sports will let you forget, mind. In fact, if you watch Sky Sports News today, you’d be hard pressed to believe there’s any other action worthy of mention in the wonderful world of sport. Forget GB swimmer Adam Peaty’s multiple record-breaking, gold-winning week in the European Championships in Glasgow. Or the happy smiling faces of dozens of British…

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Celebration Statue to be unveiled in spring 2019

Generous funding provided by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has ensured that sculptor Graham Ibbeson is now working on the final phase of the £220,000 Celebration Statue. Plans are now being put in place to unveil the ten foot high bronze statue in New Square in the heart of the regenerated West Bromwich town centre on Monday, March 4, 2019. The unveiling ceremony will coincide with the 41st anniversary of…

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Business Media Club blog: Coordination

Let’s Put it All Together’ once sang The Stylistics in typical beautiful falsetto fashion – literal proof, if needed, of the virtue of harmony. I’m not quite sure where that currently leaves the England football team, who have developed admirably under manager Gareth Southgate but are still very much a work in progress, or Prime Minister Teresa May as she tries to balance a torn cabinet and the best interests…

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