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From the deliberations of two great statesmen would come a unique proclamation announced on August 14th 1941; the Atlantic Charter. This was a statement issued by Roosevelt and Churchill setting out American and British goals for the world after World War II.  Among its major points...

Fifty-one years ago, this week, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. During a visit to the NASA Headquarters building, President Kennedy spotted a man standing to one side holding a broom. The President walked over to this man, held out his hand,...

The British media has already started to talk about Rishi Sunak becoming Boris Johnson’s successor to lead the Conservative party. So, did Boris make a mistake in promoting Rishi to Chancellor on the 13th February 2020; pushing him into the spotlight? Currently, Mr Sunak has the...

It should be the start of that iconic summer sporting event, Wimbledon, this week; conjuring up images of sporting icons, crisp tennis whites, grass courts and strawberries and cream. Although we must wait until next year to watch the action on Centre Court, let me...

Whether you knew it might be coming, or the news came as a complete shock, being made redundant can feel like you have had the rug pulled out from under you.  You are probably going through a barrage of emotions: shock, denial, anger, worry, uncertainty, anxiety and even fear. Remember, do not take...

Does it make sense to consider employer branding in these uncertain times? Yes absolutely.  It is completely understandable that some companies may not prioritise this activity right now. Despite the weakest employment outlook in decades, the numbers of hires falling dramatically and the chances of...

“History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable.” John Gardner As we now begin to look to the future in the Covid-19 era, most people already recognise that this will be a...

Until the terms of Brexit are finalised and the new deals and new relationships agreed upon, uncertainty will continue. At the same time, skills shortages, in many areas, mean the recruitment market continues to be candidate-driven, so employers must make the most of their talent...

The Scottish brand has a great worldwide reputation and can still go a long way.  However a sustainable competitive advantage for Scottish food and drink can only be achieved through delivering unique high quality products and creating unique solutions both for customers and consumers. Unique solutions...