How diversity affects your businesses bottom line

In our latest guest blog, Kate Palmer Associate Director at Peninsula outlines “How diversity affects your businesses bottom line”   In the context of the workplace, diversity means bringing people of a wide range of backgrounds together to form part of a team. A general misunderstanding about diversity is it only refers to race or […]

More

The 5 most coveted jobs in healthcare

The healthcare industry is a thriving area for people at all levels of their career. Whatever your skill-set and experience, there’s bound to be a role for you. There are multiple jobs in healthcare, in particular, that would appeal to creative and digital enthusiasts. Being specialist roles, there is a skill shortage; these jobs are […]

More

10 questions to ask in your job interview for Medical Writers

Over the last few years, I’ve seen a huge increase in demand for Medical Writers. With such expert knowledge needed to even get close to an interview, it feels as though Medical Writer roles are the current ‘unicorn job’ clients are always hunting for. For anyone with experience in the industry, medical writing is a […]

More

Opinion: My response to Total Jobs ‘Rise of the Northern Pound’

Total Jobs recently released a paper entitled ‘The Rise of the Northern Pound’. The report delved into what motivates people to move from London to the north as well as how much bang for our buck we’re getting up North. The main headline was the northern pound goes 20% further than it does in London. […]

More

Two+Two 2019 – Talking Organ Donation

Two+Two this year was exhilarating and intense, with an inspiring brief to get people talking about their wishes to be an organ donor.  Over 150 students from Universities across the North formed 30 competing teams and we had 48 mentors, leaders and judges from 20 agencies helping them. There were so many brilliant ideas and […]

More

Pitches Are Simple

The one thing to know when pitching. There’s an old myth that when pitching for the old British Rail business, one agency invited the client to sit in a sh*t hole of a lobby. The receptionists ignored them, cigarette butts were stubbed on the floor and bins resembled landfill sites. After being kept waiting for […]

More

Getting Started is More Important than Getting it Right

In the 3rd of our series of guest blogs, Katie Coombes, mentor and trainer to creative agencies, explains why Getting Started is More Important than Getting it Right… ‘We’re still in the planning stage’. ‘We’re not rushing it’. ‘We need to do lots of research’. ‘I’m not launching till it’s 100% right’. ‘People will think […]

More

The Impostor Delusion

In the second of our series of guest blogs, Phil Lewis, mentor and advisor to select creative industry businesses explains The Impostor Delusion…   For about the 255th time in the last 2 years, last week I witnessed another squeaky protest from the creative community about unpaid work. In fairness, this one was at least backed up […]

More

The Agency Doom Loop

In the first of a series of guest blogs, Phil Lewis, mentor and advisor to select creative industry businesses explains The Agency Doom Loop…   Kondratieff waves are the cycles of expansion and contraction that characterise the global economy. The theory behind them runs that, every 40-60 years, a pattern of growth, stagnation and recession repeats itself. […]

More