CGM blog: Stand up – for yourself and your business

One of the biggest barriers holding business people back is the inability to speak in public. Even the most successful of entrepreneurs sometimes mutter their way tortuously through presentations which ought to enhance their reputation – not detract from it. Or they rely so heavily on an over-detailed PowerPoint they might as well have saved everyone’s time and simply emailed it to their audience. Delivering a presentation or keynote speech,…

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CGM blog: The value of being a go-to guy

Being a media spokesman for your industry can add huge value to your profile. People tend to view experts who regularly appear in the media differently. Your peers respect the fact you’ve stood up for their industry and its ethics, values and overall state of play. Potential customers recognise your name and are more likely to feel assured to do business with you. You may not have chosen to do…

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Recruiter moves into education

Recruitment professional Pamela Easen is now applying her expertise to the education sector. Mrs Easen, pictured right, is the chief executive of A1 education solutions, which aims to provide a comprehensive service to meet clients’ flexible, short term and permanent staffing requirements. Based in Worcester, the consultancy also offers training solutions for primary, secondary and specialist educational needs plus pre and post Ofsted inspection preparation and action planning. The founder…

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Careers fair showcases options

Students at Bishop Perowne CE College in Worcester have been given a valuable insight into the world of work on a careers day. Year ten pupils took part in workshops focusing on a diverse range of careers, delivered by experienced professionals they had selected. In the evening, students from year seven to 11 and their parents attended a Careers Fair with more than 40 stands. Exhibitors included local businesses and Bishop…

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Top marks for tax specialist

Worcestershire based tax specialist Andrew Russell has gained the best marks in the country on his way to qualifying as a chartered tax advisor. Mr Russell, who works for Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants in Droitwich, will receive the Chartered Institute of Taxation’s Avery Jones Medal after topping the list of 333 candidates in his final tax paper – a case study focusing on the interaction of taxes. The 33-year-old started…

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Mini mobster musical blows audience away

New York in the Roaring Twenties came to Bishop Perowne CE College in Worcester in the shape of hit musical Bugsy Malone. Featuring a host of familiar songs including So You Wanna Be a Boxer and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, the production was performed to more than 500 primary school pupils at three matinees as well as proud parents and fellow students on four evenings. Penned by Alan Parker with…

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HallmarkHulme appoints new head of employment

Worcester’s oldest law firm HallmarkHulme has strengthened its business team by appointing a senior lawyer as head of employment. Claire Cole arrives at the 224-year-old practice following six years with major international law firm Ashurst in the City of London and eight years as senior employment counsel for logistics giant DHL. Mrs Cole, originally from Birmingham, will offer advice on a wide range of specialist areas including workplace restructuring, TUPE,…

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Social care careers in the spotlight at Bishop Perowne

Bishop Perowne CE College in Worcester is playing a key role in an exciting initiative to encourage more young people to consider careers in adult social care. As part of the Worcestershire and Herefordshire-wide project, funded by the Association of Care Training (ACT), the college is hosting a workshop today (January 30) which aims to challenge students’ perceptions of what opportunities the sector can offer. Pupils from Pershore High School,…

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All round communications showcased at relaunch expo

Chris Green Media celebrated its restructuring into an all round communications company with a relaunch expo. Staged at the city’s Wild Wood Rooms on January 23, the event showcased CGM’s range of services including media relations, media training, design and branding, photography and video production. It was also live streamed onto this website. Attended by guests from the business community and charities, the expo featured presentations by managing director Chris…

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CGM relaunch expo to be held today

Held at Wild Wood Rooms, Worcester today from 2pm to 8pm, the CGM relaunch event will showcase the restructuring of Chris Green Media into an all round communications collective comprising experienced media specialists and creative talent. Led by managing director Chris Green, the CGM team includes writer, broadcaster and actor Tom Watt; BBC TV editor Lance Hardy; former Hollywood photographer Alistair Cowin; ex-ITN cameraman Graham Essenhigh; iconic sports photographer Stuart…

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