National recognition for financial adviser

Droitwich-based Jane Newman has been named among the UK’s top rated financial advisers. Mrs Newman joins an elite list of the highest rated financial advisers in the country based on positive reviews from clients via VouchedFor.co.uk, the UK’s leading ratings site for financial and legal professionals. To gain a place in the rankings, which were published in The Times, each adviser had to receive at least 10 positive reviews with…

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Leading football academy expert among conference speakers

Manchester United academy programme adviser Tony Whelan is the keynote speaker an at all-day conference exploring how to put children’s interests first in football being staged in Worcester this month. Rebuilding the Belief 3 will be held at the CGM Media Centre in Blackpole on Friday, March 15 from 10am to 4pm. Also speaking at the event will be Gareth Farrelly, a lawyer and former Republic of Ireland international who…

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Why being a Soul Business matters in 2019

Our ethos at CGM is Soul Business – communicating from the heart to truly connect with people. Winning hearts and minds matters if you want to appeal to people logically (their minds) and emotionally (hearts). Actually, it’s all going on in our heads but how we feel counts hugely. Soul Business is based on fundamental principles that work best in life as well as business. It’s all about communicating with…

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BMC blog: Why ex in customer experience counts most

In a recent coffee shop queue, I overheard two business owners grumbling about their customers. Deemed as a necessary evil, their customers were cast largely as ungrateful, stingy moaners. A more positive approach should be to turn them into being thankful, generous and appreciative. After all, customers form the bedrock of any prosperous business so there’s no place for this kind of negativity. We also know it is harder to…

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About Rebuilding the Belief 3

There are lots of burning issues in football but none more important than youth development and relationships between children, parents and clubs. That’s why I’m delighted that we have four speakers at our Rebuilding the Belief football youth development conference at the CGM Media Centre, Worcester on March 15 with a unique take on this vital subject.     Rebuilding the Belief is the title of the sequel to my 2009 book…

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Dudley Archives to host new Duncan Edwards exhibition

Following the success of last year’s Duncan Edwards exhibition at Dudley Archives and Local History Centre, a new exhibition based on the recently published book Black Country Boy to Red Devil will be held at the same venue starting in April. The exhibition, which runs from April 4 to June 28, will include many new photographs, press cuttings, football programmes, posters, artefacts and items of memorabilia relating to Edwards’ life…

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Creative minds join forces to form visual marketing agency

Two of Worcestershire’s most respected photography and video companies have joined forces to create a new visual marketing agency. DAP Photography & Video and Terry Livesey Photography have teamed up to form DT Studios. Based at Hoobrook Enterprise Centre, Kidderminster, the agency offers a range of services including commercial photography, video marketing and promotional video to companies wishing to raise their profile. The merger gives owners Doug Anderson and Terry…

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Strictly Worcestershire to support mental health initiatives

Annual dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire has named its two charities for 2019. Proceeds from the black tie event, which will be held at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on May 23, will support mental health initiatives at Worcester Community Trust and St Paul’s Hostel. Julia Williams, vice-chairman of event organisers Worcestershire Ambassadors and the show’s executive producer, said: “We had many strong applications from charities in the county but…

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Duncan Edwards tribute room opens at Dudley hotel

Memories of the Black Country’s greatest sportsman, Duncan Edwards, were shared at the opening of a room in his name at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley. Seventy guests included Edwards family members, former team-mates from his youth, West Bromwich Albion’s FA Cup winning captain Graham Williams and the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Taylor.   Duncan Edwards Tribute chairman Jim Cadman and the hotel’s general manager Stuart Fleming spoke…

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CGM blog: Benefits of broadcast media training

Broadcast media interview training is high stakes stuff. If the first time you experience being in front of cameras and microphones is for real the outcome is likely to be unpredictable. Imagine playing football never having trained?  So, without practise a first-time broadcast interview can go brilliantly or badly – or (more likely) somewhere in between. Why take the chance? At least, not if you value your career, business profile…

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