Consciously healthy snacking
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
Health food boss Sara Roberts was inspired to revolutionise the snacking industry during an all-night visit to her father’s hospital bedside. Exhausted and hungry, she recalls making a 3am trip to the corridor vending machine, where she was dismayed to find only a selection of crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks. “A poster next to the machine warned me that ‘diabetes and obesity kills’,” says Sara. “But the machine offered only the usual selection; there were no healthy choices. It was the moment which inspired my own personal wellness journey and my decision to start the business.” Sara set up ..read more
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Tech To Take Education to New Heights
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
In a second article on the use of tech in the education space, Career Karma founder Artur Meyster looks at the how tech is set to not only become integral in future careers but also how teachers are using it to find new ways to reach their students particularly in the US. Teachers are always looking to innovate their teaching methods. The education industry is pretty resistant to change and hasn’t changed much over the past 50 years. Teachers are beginning to accept the benefits of education technology (edtech) and implement it into their teaching methods. Technology will greatly increase stu ..read more
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The Future of Education Globally
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
As the world comes out of lockdown post Covid, there are many areas of our lives that will never be the same again. Our enforced isolation will undoubtedly spark re-evaluation and revolution in many areas as we examine the opportunities to change the way we do things. Homeschooling coupled with the use of tech in education will be one of them. Artur Meyster, founder of Career Karma gives us his thoughts on what this might look like in the first of two articles on the use of tech in education. The importance of education cannot be overemphasised. Apart from providing knowledge and preparing pe ..read more
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Meaningful connections
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
Most people will agree that 2020 was the year when we realised that the thing we need most in life is human connection. Many female entrepreneurs found it a real struggle working on their own, even if they were able to continue working, and longed for connection with other women in any way possible. In general a lot of women find it easier to champion someone else and feel much better when promoting someone else’s products rather than their own. Saskia Marjoram of Saskia’s Flower Essences overcame this, as did many other companies during the pandemic, by collaborating with other brands ..read more
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Heads of Terms
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
It’s finally happening – the UK has a roadmap out of lockdown and many small business owners are considering returning to workplaces in the near future. However, with remote working becoming increasingly popular and accepted throughout the pandemic, many businesses are keen to renegotiate lease terms or agree new leases to redefine their situation. Guest writer, Karen Mason, experienced commercial property lawyer and co-founder of Newmanor Law, a specialist real estate law firm explains why Heads of Terms are invaluable.   Some small businesses have warmed to the idea of remote working f ..read more
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Women in Westminster
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
As we look to continue to celebrate influential women across all walks of life, and following on from our look into the insight to the personality traits of the top 100 women on the Forbes list,  Westminster’s The House’s annual celebration of the most inspirational and influential women in Westminster is back for a second year, celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of women in public life by recognising one hundred women who have achieved excellence in their sector in the world of Westminster. Patrons include Laura Kuenssberg, Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, the Chair of the W ..read more
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Dream, Search, Escape
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
Three little words that sum up the moment when you think about booking your holiday. And for most of us it really is that simple – put together a wish list of perfect destinations and hit that internet search. But for those who families who have additional needs, the three little words take on a more significant meaning. Rather than ranking holidays based on temperature, closeness to the beach, quality of nightlife, restaurants, local sites of interest, what if you had to rank your holiday on whether the accommodation has doorways wide enough for a wheelchair, is there a ramp, lift, stairs, d ..read more
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Angela Merkel Challenging Perspectives
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
2021’s International Women’s Day theme is Choose to Challenge because, as their website states “a challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change”. 

They are asking us all to choose to challenge and to help forge a gender equal world and to take action for equality. At the same time as wondering if it will ever be possible to achieve an equal society be that in terms of gender or race, Porch shared a fascinating report they have put together looking at the personality insights and traits of world’s 100 most powerful women using the Forbes 2017 ranking to determine what it ..read more
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Putting Pedal to the Metal
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
Leanne Farmer, female entrepreneur from Edinburgh, founded A Wee Pedal Cycle Tours in 2019, but soon had to find a new direction as a result of the pandemic to ensure business survival. Her creativity and hard work has certainly been rewarded as she has been named as one of the UK’s most 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign. Leanne is in illustrious company and is being showcased alongside 100 female entrepreneurs from across the UK, as part of the campaign’s recognition of the multi-achievements of women that have proved criti ..read more
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“Roarsome” Home Safari Live Sessions for Home Schoolers
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by Suzanna Bailes
2y ago
While we’re all hoping that the UK lockdown will end soon, uncertainty remains as to exactly when children will be returning to school. So, for those who are continuing to home school, Merseyside’s Knowsley Safari could be the answer to prayers in the coming weeks as they are offering: FREE educational and interactive sessions for KS2 to KS4 children Broadcast live from Knowsley Safari using multi-location technology Careers-themed to inspire children’s career choices Children will learn how everyday actions can protect animal species Themes including art and science provide varied learning c ..read more
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