Our Living Wage Journey

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As we recognise Living Wage Week, I thought it worth reflecting on our own journey to becoming a Living Wage Employer.

When we started training in January 2014, it was just Rick, my business partner, and I working from a small room in a business centre in Kirkcaldy, Fife. We were determined that we were going to grow a successful training business that was going to make a difference and inspire people to make a change. This has been captured in our motto “Inspiring people at work”: the play on words represents how we wish to inspire employers and employees in their workplace by bringing Clarity, Competence and Confidence but equally it reflects our view that we are physically engaged in the inspiration process and that is what we work at. Continue reading “Our Living Wage Journey”

The Two Minute Guide to Export Changes: Is Your Business Ready?

Most people will associate the 1st May 2016 as that magical occurrence: a bank holiday Sunday (though also remember, washing your face in the dew on the 1st keeps you looking bonny for another year!), however, for the exporting community it’s notable for very different reasons; The largest change to UK and European Customs procedures in the last 20 years is due to take place on 1st May 2016, with the introduction of the Union Customs Code (UCC). Happy Bank Holiday!  Continue reading “The Two Minute Guide to Export Changes: Is Your Business Ready?”