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Blackpole Business Roadshow offers support and advice

Chris Green Media has teamed up with Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Business Central to host the Blackpole Business Roadshow at our Media Centre on Tuesday, June 26 from 11am to 2pm. Attendees can meet neighbouring businesses and find out about skills support, apprenticeships and funding from the following organisations. Worcestershire Apprenticeships (how to recruit the right apprentice, funding and support to help, degree and higher apprenticeships explained); SERCO Skills…

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Double victory for business groups’ World Cup PSA social

Former England stars Steve Bull and Tony Woodcock shared football memories and insight at a PSA testing event co-hosted by Worcestershire Ambassadors and Worcestershire Advance. Monday’s sell out event at Worcester Racecourse included full coverage of England’s 2-1 victory over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G game. Wolves legend Bull and ex-Nottingham Forest and European Cup winning striker Woodcock provided half time and post-match analysis of the performance…

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CGM blog: Five top tips for the perfect speech

Delivering a powerful public speech doesn’t have to be the equivalent of anaesthetic-free dentistry. Not if you plan it right and stick to some simple tips. Here are CGM managing partner Chris Green’s five top tips to delivering the perfect speech. Say something simple… ..and think big. Too many speech makers try to achieve too much. Keep to one main theme and/or one big message and work your thoughts around…

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Business Media Club blog: A question of confidence

The main focus of the BAFTA-winning film Darkest Hour is an in-depth study of the seemingly ebullient Winston Churchill on the eve of taking office as Prime Minister and his infamous rallying call for what would be his, and Britain’s, finest hour. Brilliantly played by Oscar winner Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour is cast in the gloom many people fear of stepping out in public and raising their heads above the…

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Charities waltz off with £32,000 thanks to dance event

Annual dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire has raised £32,000 for county charities St Richard’s Hospice and Rory the Robot Appeal. Winners of the glittering contest at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich on Thursday, May 24 were Dawn Owen and Gareth Keyte, whose rumba and quickstep routines wowed the judging panel comprising Lord Digby Jones, broadcaster Bob Warman, dancer/choreographer Katie Love and choreographer Jennifer Bennett Price. The couple’s success in a tense…

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Dawn determined to dance on despite unlucky break

The show will go on for brave Strictly Worcestershire contestant Dawn Owen, who will take part in next week’s charity dance spectacular despite breaking her left arm in training. Dawn tripped and fell during rehearsals with partner Gareth Keyte last Saturday but the pair are determined to perform their two dances, a rumba and ballroom routine, at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on Thursday, May 24. “I got my…

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Ex-England stars support World Cup PSA social

Former England World Cup footballers Steve Bull and Steve Hodge will be the special guests at a PSA testing event being co-hosted by Worcestershire Ambassadors and Worcestershire Advance in June. The event, which will include full coverage of England’s opening World Cup group game against Tunisia with analysis from ex-Wolves striker Bull and former Nottingham Forest midfielder Hodge, will be held at Worcester Racecourse on Monday, June 18 at 5pm….

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CGM Business Media Club Blog: Design and define

Some people shy away from personal branding because they think overt self-promotion isn’t for them or their organisation. Sorry, I just don’t get this. The safety of the pack is partly understandable – there’s a hermit in all of us – but if you keep a low profile why should anyone care who you are or what you do? There are no distinguishing features. Of course, there’s a mantra that…

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CGM blog: All about the Business Leaders Media Academy

At CGM, we’re really proud to launch our latest media training venture – the Business Leaders Media Academy – on Friday, May 4 (10am to 4pm). It’s Star Wars Day of course – may the force be with us! We believe the academy will be a real hit with anyone who needs to represent their business in public – whether they are a business owner, director, leader or CEO –…

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