Over 23 years ago, Chrissie Rucker had a vision: to create a company that specialised in stylish, white homewares, combining the highest quality with affordable prices. What started as a 12-page mail-order brochure has grown into a multi-channel, international business. The White Company has over 50 stores in the UK with its Distribution Centre based in Swan Valley in Northampton.
We recently made a list of our favourite language learning apps. These apps can give you an essential understanding of how a language works on a conversational level and they can complement your face-to-face language training by helping you to brush up on your grammar and vocabulary. However, we said it then and we’ll say it now: As good as these apps are, they’re no substitute at all for a structured series of lessons.
For many, September is the start of a new chapter. You are still feeling invigorated from your summer holiday and ready to tackle a new “plan” for fitness, your career, your finances or your life.
There is strong evidence to suggest that many UK businesses are not aware of the size and level of opportunity of doing business in Brazil. According to the Department for International Trade, Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America and is the 7th largest economy in the World (as at Jan 2017). What’s more, 400 out of the world’s 500 biggest companies operate in Brazil.
Kristofer Forsmar from toAgree Scandinavia, Swedish based Global Sourcing and Supplier Development consultancy, contacted CLT to work on improving his business English skills.
“I’m too busy to commit to learning a language”, I hear you say. Life can be extremely busy especially if your job involves a lot of foreign travel. Thanks to modern technology you can now learn a language almost anywhere in the world at a time and place convenient to you.
Thursday the 14th of June sees the beginning of the 21st FIFA World Cup with 32 teams fighting for glory and playing at 12 new and refurbished venues across Russia. All eyes will be glued to the television for the next month while World Cup fever grips us!
Britain is leaving the EU. Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, business with our traditional partners in Europe will never be quite the same. It provides companies with a strong incentive to explore new emerging markets.
According to the recent CIPD “UK Working Lives” survey 55% of workers surveyed claimed that they felt under excessive pressure, exhausted or regularly miserable. Sadly many workers skip lunch, don’t take sufficient breaks and even go into work when they are ill. The reasons for this are usually because workers have too much work to do and feel they cannot take a break or that there are not enough staff to do the amount of work that is expected.
Excitement is building and parties are being planned… It is Eurovision time again! Yay! The 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Lisbon from the 8th May. It is the first time that the famous song contest has taken place in Portugal thanks to their 2017 victory with the song “Amar pelos dois” performed by Salvador Sobral. Their song holds the record of most points won in a Grand Final with a record breaking 758 points.