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Women in fmcg must be bold for change

08 Mar 2017 | By Cassandra Stavrou

Propercorn’s Cassandra Stavrou reflects on International Women’s Day and how fmcg can encourage more women to be ‘bold for change’

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Yanko Kolevski of Cofico: My Alternative CV Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By James Halliwell

It has become obscene, the amount of packaging and “pretty” boxes

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Amanda Miles Ricketts, The Niche Company, on tea and Jay-Z Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

I was fired on my first day at the fish and chip shop for giving free food to my friend!

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T-tox founder Johnny Harris: My Alternative CV Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

I describe my role as a tea pusher! I sell healthy matcha teas to people leading an active and balanced lifestyle

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17 Jan 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

People born 20 years ago have grown up in era of constant change

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Karl Mason, Masons Yorkshire Gin, on vinyl and breakfast Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

My first job was as a trainee accountant at a small family-owned business based in Northallerton

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Luke Johnstone, PACK'D Smoothies, on bungee jumps and Beckham Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

I was a lifeguard at 16, working weekends at Europe’s largest outdoor pool

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Darren Robinson, Meridian Foods, on Kylie Minogue & elephants Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

What was your first job? Stacking bales on a farm in Hampshire

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Calling physics graduates! The food & drink sector needs you

24 Oct 2016 | By Julia Glotz

  Physicists have much to offer the food & drink industry but recruitment has been lagging

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Flexible hiring: is grocery missing a trick?

18 Oct 2016 | By Joanna Jacobs

It’s time for grocery retail to be bolder when it comes to offering staff more flexible working options, says careers coach Joanna Jacobs

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Why retail is such a great career launch pad

15 Jul 2016 | By Joanna Jacobs

HR consultant Joanna Jacobs looks at the unique opportunities offered by a career in retail

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26 Feb 2016 | By Camilla Barnard

Over the years, we’ve had to work out when we need external brilliance

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06 Nov 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

As year-end approaches, many organisations will be embarking on annual appraisals

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The Apprentice shows negotiation is an interview lost art Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Jonathan Fitchew

This month saw the return of Lord Sugar, back to dress down the next generation of business hopefuls in The Apprentice

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09 Oct 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

As you progress in your career, the world of business can at times be ruthless

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11 Sep 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

Submitted hundreds of applications and had no success?

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12 Aug 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

When we step back and don’t proactively manage ourselves, our work-life balance gets out of kilter

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24 Jul 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

We’re used to hearing about the ‘work-life balance’ – for good reason!

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Taming the email beast: bring in some rules to win back time Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

We’ve forgotten how emails revolutionised communication, enabling faster responses and better services for our customers

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We need to talk about gender diversity in the industry

23 Feb 2015 | By Megan Tatum

The challenge lies in tackling subconscious biases that continue to block talented female candidates from promotion

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18 Dec 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

During the course of my work I’m always intrigued to understand why we naturally click with some people…

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06 Dec 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

I’m writing this column sat in the snug part of a pub (playing horrific regional radio) in St Ives, Cornwall…

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22 Nov 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

Moving into leadership is probably one of the biggest steps you will take in your career…

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16 Nov 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

When ‘Super Mario’ Balotelli was signed at Liverpool, his legacy preceded him…

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08 Nov 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

Jimmy’s Iced Coffee just became debt free. That’s correct. We don’t owe anyone anything, not even a penny…

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Melanie Smith joins Marks & Spencer as strategy director Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Smith will take up the newly created role next month

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Slush Puppie becomes accredited Living Wage employer Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The manufacturer is paying a minimum hourly wage of at least £8.45 per hour outside the capital and £9.75 in London

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Young Foodies creates online community for grocery disruptor brands

24 May 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The members-only portal aims to connect food entrepreneurs with like-minded individuals to help tackle day-to-day challenges

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CM Downton looks to boost workforce with apprenticeship day

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

30 young people from Gloucestershire attended its annual Apprenticeship Open Day in the village of Moreton Valence

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23 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Curtis was also chairman at Waterstones until 2016…

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Great Bear Distribution appoints Alastair Isbister CEO

22 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Isbister will report to Thomas van Mourik, CEO of Great Bear Distribution’s owner Culina Group…

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David Milner leaves Amplify in management shake-up Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Stuart Telford, senior vice-president of global operations, has also left the business

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Richard Reed joins Boots UK & Ireland as trading director Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Reed will start in the newly created role on 1 June

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Waitrose property director Nigel Keen steps down Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Keen will leave the business in January after 18 years of shaping its property strategy

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