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Helping others over Christmas (and beyond)

As part of our list of projects for the new year we have decided to spend more time working with local charities/ organisations. We are now officially no longer a startup and it is time to be a little less self-centered and get involved with helping out others. We will be reviewing different projects and options [...]

A 2min Interview with Georgina- A successful Operations Manager at a global marketing technology company

Georgina has been working at a top marketing tech company for over 7 years. She started off as a Campaign Manager and is now their invaluable Operations Manager managing the business' pre-sales strategy using unique tech tools to deliver audience insights to top brands. She also writes a lifestyle blog in her spare time and [...]

How to nail your job interview

The prospect of a job interview can be really daunting particularly if it is your first one. You’ve worked really hard to get here and now you have managed to secure a meeting with your ideal company. That’s probably when the nerves kick in as you really want this job. We have compiled a list [...]

A list of useful & amusing office desk gadgets on the market

Who doesn’t love a good desk gadget? Here’s a list of our top ones recommended to us by lovely PAs and Office experts! 1. Donut USB Cup Warmer  How many times do you end up drinking a cold cup of tea at your desk? You won’t need to anymore with this USB drink warmer, just plug it into your [...]

GDPR- The clock is ticking…

Regardless of what happens with Brexit, the GDPR will definitely be implementing end of May 2018. The ICO has recruited 200 additional staff to focus on GDPR compliance tasks. Fines will go up to 20 million euros or up to 4% of the annual turnover if businesses don’t comply. This means non-compliance is simply not [...]

Top tips to plan your office Christmas Party!

Yes, that’s right, we are already thinking about the Christmas season and you should too particularly if you are the lucky one in charge of organising this year’s Christmas office party. Don’t panic! We have compiled a useful list of tips for you…   1/ Timescale Make sure you book the venue in advance particularly [...]

The DrivenWoman & Blooming Founders Summer Party 2017

After a long and stressful week I must admit all I wanted to do last night was to switch off my computer, sit on the couch with a bowl of soup and watch Love Island. However, my diary was not allowing me to do so and I headed out to buzzy Barbican to attend the [...]

A list of tried and tested London restaurants ideal for business lunches

Need a little inspiration? Here is a list of tried & tested restaurants that we feel are perfect for business lunches. South of the river Vauxhall Brunswick House- Great for meetings. Sound level is low and great relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful room, quirky with antiques. Fantastic menu and wine list. Website here Wandsworth Chez Bruce- Michelin [...]

A 2min Interview with Luisa- A very busy Operations Manager at a tech start-up in London

This week we interviewed the brilliant Luisa who we placed at a tech start-up over a year ago. As Operations Manager her role is extremely fast-paced and ever changing. Luisa's energy is second to none and she plays a key part in the growing success of the business. Describe your job in 3 words  Challenging, [...]

A few mistakes we have witnessed in the last few months which can be VERY easily corrected!

~ CV ~ Spelling mistakes are just not acceptable I'm afraid particularly coming from experienced high level PAs! An important part of many PA roles is to proofread documents…NO excuses! Make it clearer with bullet points and short paragraphs so you can state each task and achievement in a simple efficient way so that they [...]