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Do the top 100 companies really care about their people?

There is a disparity between the values companies extol in outward communication and the focus of their annual reports, says Darren A Smith, founder & CEO, Making Business Matter

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My Alternative CV: Pizza Express’ Chris Holmes on lions, vinyl and spaghetti hoops

International and channel director Chris ‘would love to see a touch more warmth and hospitality in the UK grocery scene’



My food & drink job: Dominic McCourt, Northfield Farm at Borough Market

‘I always wanted to be a rockstar, until I found out I have no rhythm and the sheep on the farm have a better singing voice than me’

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At the end of a tough year for everyone, reflect and relax

Looking back on 2023, all I can think is – it’s been tough! We’ve been in survival mode for 80% of it, and sadly we’re not alone


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My Alternative CV: Co-op’s Christopher Byrne on Kylie, Mel B and Muriel’s Wedding

Co-op’s head of brand, creative and in-store marketing wants Victoria Beckham and Miriam Margolyes to eat crisp sandwiches together


My food & drink job: Helen Clegg, senior account manager, Flavor Sampling

For online job applications, Helen says ‘skip the typical job application processes and head straight to the hiring manager’s inbox!’

Segun Akinwoleola, founder, The Gym Kitchen

My Alternative CV: The Gym Kitchen’s Segun Akinwoleola on babies and diversity

‘I’m still one of the only black people in a lot of rooms and there are still very few black-owned brands sold in major supermarkets’

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My food & drink job: Katie King, marketing manager, Strong Roots

Veggie marketing manager Katie explains how to make it in the world of fmcg – from following good managers to LinkedIn networking

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Chasing someone for a response? Here are the dos and don’ts

A phrase often attributed to Einstein springs to mind: ‘The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’, says Darren A Smith, founder & CEO of Making Business Matter

Joe Moruzzi - Pleese Founder

My Alternative CV: Pleese’s Joe Moruzzi on cheesecake and giving back

Frozen cheesecake CEO Joe Moruzzi explains how he combines his love for food with a mission to empower young entrepreneurs


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