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Gender pay gap goes unchecked by construction organisations

A non-traditional occupation for women, is one in which only 25% or fewer employees are female. Taxi drivers, surgeons, construction workers, drivers - these...

How women can close the gender pay gap

UK companies with 250+ employees are now legally required to publish their gender pay gap data. And some already have... Goldman Sachs, for example,...

Where are all the women investors?

Women own almost half of the UK's wealth. This fact alone is quite astonishing since only 100 years ago women couldn't vote not much...

Securing the next generations financial future

No more ostriches - the elephant in the room has to be dealt with. Time really has come to take the bull by the...

Vorwerk

Wanting a career which played to her strengths as a mum and businesswoman, Katie Vine took what many might deem as being a courageous...

I married a micro-enterprise

Growing up in a family-run business set Chubb’s Ruth Polyblank on course to launch a ground-breaking digital insurance initiative to help the UK’s smallest...

Dover Port

I suppose, traditionally, the ports industry wasn’t seen as a natural destination of choice for career women. The popular images of working docks have always...

Susannah meets Dominic King

It was a pleasure to meet Dom outside the Radio studio and get to understand what makes him tick, what makes him happy, and...

Gender equality network

Taking a wider perspective on gender issues Setting up a women’s forum can be a struggle. When, in 2014, we established our first Women’s Forum...

Breaking barriers

Lisa Farmer, Director of Strategic Development at Royal British Legion Industries Director of Strategic Development at Aylesford-based military and disability charity, Royal British Legion Industries,...

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Mad for tech

I’ve been a Tech London Advocate (TLA) for a year or two now and it’s allowed me to make contact with the thousands of...

Changing perceptions

With the male-dominated financial services industry often held up as an example of gender inequality in business, Evette Orams, Managing Director of Hilton-Baird Financial...

Autumn 2017 Awards!

Getting nominated, celebrating excellence, mingling with the ‘movers and the shakers’ and those fabulous women making it all happen! By Suzanne Borrell On October 4...

The Rules of Engagement – Lulu Prima

Back to Basics: A refresher to reignite your enthusiasm for engaging with your customers. As a newbie to the KWIB team, I thought I could...

The demo day

The Hosts story: I’m not going to lie to you, the thought of a vacuum demonstration didn’t fill me with the joy of spring (or...

The future needs a face

It was a true pleasure to be able to present at the BIBA conference in May. To my delight the room was busy and...

Off to school & back to work

Ten2two introduces businesses to the hundreds of local professionals returning to the workplace. Playground Noise With over half a million children experiencing school for the first...

IoD Kent – Women need masculinity

...but not too much to succeed in the boardroom Women should possess a combination of feminine and masculine skills and attributes to counter gender imbalance...

Streets ahead

We caught up with the International business woman, writer and stand up comedian to find out how she does it all. We all have the...

Rising star, problem child, cash cow and dog

This may sound like a description from one of the many parenting manuals as opposed to anything related to products and branding, however you...

Corporate to Blacksmith

Painted red nails, suit and high heels, this was Lizzie’s life up until she left her well paid corporate job to follow her dreams....

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Susannah meets Dominic King

It was a pleasure to meet Dom outside the Radio studio and get to understand what makes him tick, what makes him happy, and...

Crowdfunding for Creatives

You have a creative idea, it costs money to get it off the ground, money that you don't have to invest. Is there any...

Learning The Language of Business

If you asked a hundred warriors on the Business Battlefield what brought them here, you'd get a hundred different answers - but we can...

Funny Women Rising

I have been battling with the misconception that women aren’t funny for over 13 years. Sometimes it seems longer, because it is still harder...

Is cash not the same as profit?

For many, this is so confusing – if  a company is profitable, does this not mean that these profits are in the bank? You hear...

Customer Experience vs Customers’ Experience

Customer Experience or CX is defined in Wikipedia as the “product of an interaction between an organization and a customer (business or consumer) over...

Top tips before signing an agreement for your business premises

There are many different type of leases or agreements for occupying business premises, whether offices, retail, industrial or something else. The more traditional arrangement is...

Introducing Sophie Walker

"The political landscape is changing..." The Women’s Equality Party (WEP), was co-founded earlier this year by author and journalist, Catherine Mayer, and broadcaster and author,...

An interview with Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel MBE is proof-positive that you don't need a business degree to build a successful brand After growing her business empire from scratch at...

Employment engagement

Creating a work environment where employees are committed to the values and goals of the organisation, while remaining motivated and actively contributing to the...

The role of the Non-executive Director

A Non-executive Director, (NED, NxD or External Director) sits on the board of directors within a company or organisation but does not form part...

In focus with Jo Schumann

Making the jump from a childcare employee to self-employed photographer - we interview Jo Schumann on the motivation behind her big step Have you always...

Fearful to FABULOUS at Finance

Finance is the language of business and a basic understanding of finance can be the difference between success and failure in any organisation. Let’s make 2017...

An interview with Zandra Rhodes

Zandra Rhodes, the iconic and brightly coloured fashion designer, opened the door to the penthouse above the Fashion and Textile Museum, which she founded...

Creating your career plan

Having a career plan is a clear way for you to understand and explore what it is that you want out of your working...

Returning to work?

A long absence out of the workplace, for whatever reason, doesn't mean opportunities aren't still available to you. If you are looking to return to...

An interview with James Caan

CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw and former Dragon in the ‘Den’ speaks to us about both employment and entrepreneurial success. What advice would you give to...

Travel suppliers failing female business travellers

New research highlights opportunities for significant improvement Hotels need to provide better inroom facilities. Airlines should provide more assistance with luggage. Both airlines and train...

Auto-Enrolment & pension Schemes, Employers be aware

As you may be aware, the government has introduced pension legislation that means all employers, regardless of size, have to automatically enrol their employees...

Instagram for business

Instagram has grown into one of the world’s largest social media networks and can work for your business Instagram is a place where you can...

The Snapchat Revolution: Is your business ready?

For those that haven’t heard of Snapchat, it’s the mobile app launched in 2011 that is now worth $19 billion. The app was initially very...

Pick another one liner

They say ‘go with your gut’ or ‘listen to your instincts’, ‘do what you think is right’…and there are a considerable amount of additional...

Marginal Gains: From Sport to Finance

We have to have some sporting analogies with the Olympics kicking off this Summer, don’t we? As a big cycling fan (the touring, tea and...

8 communication skills every entrepreneur should master

Most entrepreneurs are driven by a need to build something great, help other people, or leave something behind; no matter what the motivation, when...

Amanda Cottrell OBE

Do you remember the stories about a Kentish lady who walked her sheep across London Bridge back in 2008 and then again through the City...

If you’re in business, you’re in sales!

You DID it! You left that confining corporate job; you completed a business plan; you started your company and PRESTO...you're in business! As the iconic...

Is setting up a business all its cracked up to be?

Why do some people make a success of their ideas while others just never seem to get off the ground? Over the past year...

Setting up your Start-Up Business the right way

So, you have made the exciting decision to start your own business, so now what? It's time to think about the legal requirements in the...

Slaying your sales demon

If making sales calls fill you with dread, you can learn with commitment, the tools you need to make every call a success Many years...

Making outsourcing work for you

There has never been a better time to start up or run a business. The internet has opened up a whole new world of...

The seven steps to successful credit control

“Getting paid is the most important part of your business.” – Lord Alan Sugar It’s so frustrating, isn’t it? You’ve established your own business, you’re...

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