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Louise Rushworth, Cambridge Network's Events Manager

Winning one of the prestigious annual Queen’s Awards could make all the difference to your business.

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Guest blog by Management Learning & Coaching Ltd (ML&C)

This post will examine how to use Micromastery to break down a potentially challenging skill: handling difficult conversations with your staff and making it easy to improve and gain confidence. It's a skill many managers are looking for right now, for...

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Guest blog by Simon Hall

My one, single, most important tip for nailing public speaking - The Loving It Ladder.

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Guest blog by Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO of

As someone who has worked passionately at the forefront of UK-China international business, trade and investment for the past 25-plus years, I have been deeply upset by the seemingly overnight deterioration in UK-China relations following the UK’s decision to ban...


Guest blog by the HR Dept

With more people working remotely due to COVID-19, managers need to adapt in order to keep staff working well. Is employee surveillance software the right way to go or can it do more harm than good?

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Guest blog by Management Learning & Coaching Ltd (ML&C)

ML&C interviews people management expert Judith Elliott about the value of volunteering.

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Guest blog by Simon Hall

Choosing the right words can make the difference between success and failure if you're looking for a job, to appoint a member of staff, trying to persuade and inspire, and so many other things.

To ensure time and temperature-sensitive shipments are transported both safely and effectively during times of limited operational capacity, often companies need to design and implement creative routings within the space of hours, if not minutes.

Guest blog by Mark Holden, European Development Manager at Biocair

We continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, on a personal, organisational and national level.

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Guest post by Jiao Li, co-founder of

At the start of the year, many of us had never heard of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). But, over the past few months, PPE has fast become a buzz word - especially now, with the easing of lockdown, as many employers and employees start to...

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Guest blog by Sam Eaton of MindAbility Consultancy

How many people reading this are fearing for the future? Worrying about the unknown? Is your job safe, or worse still, is your company able to survive the global pandemic? If this is you, I completely get it.


Guest blog by Lesley Fettes of Network Design

There has been an increase in social media use due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, so now - more than ever - you should be using social media to send out messages about your business to keep your brand profile raised and show your audience it is business as usual.

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Guest blog by Simon Hall

A surprise discovery inside yourself which can bring in new income, make you feel good, and benefit a lot of people. What's not to like?


Guest blog by Sam Eaton of MindAbility Consultancy

I’ve been running the ‘Brainstorm in a teacup’ sessions for some time to create lively debate, a virtual roundtable forum where people can share ideas and feel that they are in a safe space through the pandemic. One of the topics we have discussed, has been about what a...

 Luciana Scrofani Green (left) interprets for Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams

Guest blog by Luciana Scrofani Green of One Stop Language Solutions

During my professional career, I have had, and still have, the privilege of working alongside  -in the literal sense of the term - personalities of international stature from the world of politics, institutions, and entertainment.


Guest blog by Kelly Drewery, Business Psychologist at Talent Glue

We really are currently in a peculiar social place aren't we?  For the many of us who have been lucky to remain well, we have created a little life bubble for ourselves.

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This guest blog post is an interview conducted by BioStrata and the ELRIG Committee with Dr Marc Rogers, Chief Scientific Officer at Metrion Biosciences, a UK-based specialist CRO offering ion channel focused drug discovery services.

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Guest blog by Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO of

As our economies start to reopen round the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worth companies starting to reimagine their business models to adapt to the ‘new normal’. 

National Volunteers' Week

Guest blog by Diana Barden, Director of Management Learning & Coaching

Being a volunteer is helping so many people get through lockdown with their mental health intact... and having just celebrated National Volunteers' Week, what is it that moves people to want to give their time to help others?

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Claire Angus, head of Cambridge Network’s Recruitment Gateway

In an already fast-changing area of many businesses, recruiting in 2020 has been thrown a bit of a curve ball!

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Guest blog by Luciana Scrofani Green of One Stop Language Solutions

Interpreting and translating complex medical language can be a challenge, but it's also hugely rewarding to work for companies that are active in the global effort against Covid-19 and making a real difference.