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New Years Resolution – plan to make more of the City!

You may not have quite reached the moment to consider New Years’ resolutions yet however, one to consider… plan to make more of your City! Below are just a few of a great number of options on offer in the City over Christmas and into the New Year. 1. One for the diary...

A Breath of Fresh Air

You must have noticed, the City is getting cleaner. The City Corporation has undertaken work to reduce air pollution working with transport, local authorities and industry; trees are being planted, traffic closed, bike lanes improved and a crackdown on drivers who...

Cracking Cranberry Sauce Recipe

We have a cracking cranberry sauce recipe for you to try, that is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious! Ingredients: 450 g fresh cranberries Rind and juice of 1 large orange 1 teaspoon of freshly grated root ginger or ½ level teaspoon ground ginger 75g caster...

The Dream Team

Every company relies on great teamwork which will drive a company to success. Here are the qualities we deem to be the perfect combination of a team player: Be open minded to opinion Be supportive, fair and respectful Communicate well and don’t be afraid to ask for...

A Festive Evening at The Queens Chapel of the Savoy

We were lucky enough this week to host and enjoy a beautifully festive carol concert at The Queens Chapel of the Savoy. The carols were sung by the outstanding Brandenburg Sinfonia and conducted by Robert Porter. Max Barley accompanied the choir on the organs. The...

Five Top Tips from Reggie Nelson

Following our coverage of Reggie Nelson’s remarkable journey securing an Analyst role in the city, Reggie kindly shared with us some top advice, breaking this down into his five top tips on how to secure an internship in the corporate sector - invaluable for anyone...

Christmas Is Coming

The City is the place to be to feel in the Christmas Spirit. For a special treat you must pop into the Ned Hotel for a glass of champagne and the best manicure and hammam in town. We would recommend you take a short walk across the Thames by way of the Millennium...

How to land a top city job

Reggie Nelson a determined, 22 year old eager, to pursue a career in the City went to great lengths to ensure that his dream would become a reality. Equipped with only his excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, a winning smile and passion for finance, he simply...

Ekte.

Ekte has soared to the top of our favourite restaurants, a truly unique and scrumptious spot to visit. Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen, has officially launched Ekte Nordic Kitchen in the Bloomberg Arcade in the City of London. Ekte, meaning genuine or real in...

What Follows Next…

After a four year career break, I have decided it’s time to re-enter the workplace, re-engage the old grey matter and escape the School Gate. With over 15 years’ experience in financial services it seemed a good opportunity to retrieve my black book and seek a new...

Brown Spelt Bread Recipe

Daunted by the need to knead I hadn’t tried to make bread until this summer, when staying with friends in Devon I had my first experience of the simplest recipe with excellent results. Try it. You will get plenty of satisfaction... Ingredients 500 g Spelt flour 500 m...

‘The Greater Game’

This week we saw  ‘The Greater Game’ at the Waterloo East theatre. The Play tells the remarkable and true story of the 41 members of Clapton Orient (now Leyton Orient) Football Club who enlisted at the outbreak of World War I. Perfectly fitting for this time of year,...

‘Wrap up London’ this Winter

Back for its 8th year running, the hugely successful ‘Wrap Up London’ campaign is back and again collecting your unused and unwanted coats, puffers, parkas…. in helping London’s vulnerable people stay warm this winter. How it works? Once your coats are donated and...

Shrouds Of The Somme

Shrouds of the Somme is an art installation at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which physically represents each of the 72,396 British Commonwealth servicemen killed at the Battle of the Somme who have no known grave, and whose names are engraved on the Thiepval...

Beyond the Deepening Shadow

On Sunday 4th November, Ten thousand torches lit the bare dark moat to bring the Tower of London to life. To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Each day this week a specially commissioned sound installation featuring choral music and words from Mary...

ArtRabbit

Interested in Art? Want to discover incredible artists and exhibitions? Don’t know where to go? Well have I got the app for you… drumroll… ArtRabbit!! ArtRabbit is a unique guide to the contemporary art scene, connecting thousands of art spaces, exhibitions and events...

Finding Your Passion

Need a new reason to get up in the morning? Enrich your life by finding and developing your next passion, with tips from psychologist Angela Duckworth. Here are five steps to help identify your next passion or cultivate one you already have. Clear out the distractions...

SOFAR … So Good!

Sofar Sounds is a magical app!  It transforms everyday spaces;  a living room, a gallery, a shop and creates a captivating venue for live entertainment. On the spur of the moment, I downloaded the app and was directed to a secret venue. Not knowing what to expect I...

5 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Following on from last week’s must listen too podcasts, today I have my top 5 podcast recommendations that will make you smarter about money! I know ... where have they been hiding? Stacking Benjamins  https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/category/podcast/ Very funny! ...

10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was In My 20s

Professor Heather McGregor is presenting a lecture today at the Edinburgh Business School at 17:00 - 18:00. The lecture will provide graduates with top tips on everything they need to know prior the world of work. Heather is a global business leader, academic, author...

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