Great British Bake Off 2013: the baking legacy

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A whopping, record-making 9.1 million people tuned in to the finals of BBC Two’s culinary masterpiece, the Great British Bake Off, cementing our obsession with cakes, biscuits, buns and breads. At a birthday party, the blowing out of the candles is a Kodak moment.  At a wedding, the cake cutting is a key tradition.  But cakes shouldn’t be restricted to just those …

Female-friendly boardrooms: The path to the top should be organic

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Kate Russell says that gender-specific targets will lead to tokenism and the appointment of workers for the wrong reasons.  Click WOMEN AT THE TOP She makes valid and sensible arguments in this.  Women simply want a level playing field when it comes to taking the top seats.  In achieving this, business have to address what is really keeping them from …

Creating an event for your SME doesn’t have to break the bank

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Many SMEs shy away from hosting business events purely because of the perception that they are cost prohibitive. However, the benefits can far outweigh the potential spend.  For more click REAL BUSINESS The writer in this piece is quite right – having a clear objective surely is the key to success.  In any business event the role of the professional …

Kelly Clarkson shares breathtaking video of her wedding day

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Kelly Clarkson has treated her privileged fans with a video of her wedding day. The country singer posted the professionally shot video on Twitter two days after tying the knot with her talent manager fiancé Brandon Blackstock, giving the world a glimpse of her big day.  Click: KELLY

Tips on Planning an Asian Wedding

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Organising an Asian wedding can be a daunting task, which is why more couples than ever are turning to TLC for advice. With a string of high profile clients on her books, including Manchester United’s Gary Neville, Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes and Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson, Liz knows how to add that special sparkle to any event. After 26-years …

Child care at business meetings

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Child care at business meetings First Published: 23/10/2013 Have you seen this piece from M&IT, click: MEETINGS Child care at business meetings – I do wonder whether it is rather stating the situation NOW, and not the future of our industry. Any event needs to reflect the needs of the delegates, so the provision of accessible venues, childcare and the like is …

Kelly Clarkson marries on a farm!

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Yes, Kelly Clarkson chose the idyllic  Blackberry Farms in the Smoky Mountains on October 20 to marry her partner. But this is a farm like no other, a stunning resort with a breath taking backdrop and lots of Southern charm. Click: KELLY CLARKSON It just goes to show that the choice of wedding venue for Kelly was a very personal one, …