Kym Marsh makes rare red carpet appearance with new beau Scott Ratcliff at charity ball for Child Bereavement UK and Red Sea Pedestrians

Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh looked so loved up as she graced the red carpet with her other half Scott Ratcliff in a rare public outing.

The stunning actress, 42, put on a united front with her new man as they posed for pictures together at a charity ball for Child Bereavement UK and Red Sea Pedestrians, organised by the Taylor Lynn Corporation.

Kym looked stunning as she turned up in a flowing orange ballgown with a thin gold belt which emphasised her tiny waist.
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GLITZY AFFAIR Shayne Ward and girlfriend Sophie Austin glam up for night out with Corrie stars at charity bash in Manchester

The actor-singer joined a host of other soap stars at the glam night out. Based on the amount of Corrie stars in attendance, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a cast night out.

SHAYNE Ward and his girlfriend Sophie Austin glammed up for a charity bash in Manchester.

The actor-singer joined a host of other soap stars at the glam night out.

Decked out in a suave blue suit and bowtie, Shayne looked the consummate gentleman.

Since leaving Corrie earlier this year he’s clearly taken time to grow out his beard – which framed his handsome face wonderfully.

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Wedding Planning: Where to Splurge and Save

We all know that weddings are expensive, so which corners can you cut without any negative impact? Luxury wedding planners Bruce Russell and Isabel Smith share their top 10 tips on where to splurge and where to save..

1. The Detail
Save by focusing on the little things: For most couples, a wedding day is the most public declaration of their love and as such deserves to be a real celebration. But we also need to marry the desire to create something spectacular with some practicalities – namely budgets. My first piece of advice is to set a realistic budget from day one and stick to it; prioritise the areas that really matter to you (be it food, flowers or entertainment) then look to make savings in other places, including limiting the guest list to allow a greater per-head spend.

For me, weddings that have the greatest wow factor are those which engage all of the senses to offer a truly immersive experience for guests. If you’re planning a wedding, focus on the details – and remember, they needn’t cost the earth. I’m talking about not simply focusing on the day itself, but more the fact that you’re making memories so think about how a particular scent, piece of music or taste might transport you and your guests back to this magical moment for years to come. – BR

2. Florals
Splurge on dramatic florals: I am a huge fan of table centrepieces being a mix of different heights – it makes the room look so much more dynamic than everything being at one level. Aim to go big (both on height and budget) on around a third of your tables to create the right look. Alternatively, if your venue allows it and has the head room, opt for a floral installation well above the tables for the real wow factor. – IS

Save on aisle decoration: The ceremony is the most important part of the day, it is often the shortest too so when looking for areas to save, can those expensive pew ends or anything lining the aisle be kept more minimal so that the focus is set on keeping guests attention looking forward. – IS

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Spirited Dry Weddings

Thinking of planning a dry wedding? Twenty percent of the UK population now identify as being teetotal, so it’s no surprise that dry weddings are growing in popularity. Plan with imagination and a smattering of theatrical presentation, and yours will truly sparkle. Liz Taylor, Managing Director of the Taylor Lynn Corporation, tells us how…
“A dry wedding is not a second-class option, it’s a first-class choice; after all, a sober wedding does not mean a sombre one. Think creatively about the theme, the backdrop, and the crowd-pleasing components of your reception, and you’ll give guests a unique wedding experience that they’ll always treasure; and with no alcohol or morning after headaches involved!”

THEMES

Garden parties and 1930s, 40s and 50s vintage themes lend themselves well to tea party wedding receptions where alcohol need not be a focus. Miniature cakes, finger sandwiches and exquisitely made patisserie can be served on vintage crockery with a variety of teas offered and expertly matched to foods in a similar way to wine.

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How to Weatherproof your Wedding

Liz Taylor is managing director of celebrity wedding planners, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC). She has been planning spectacular weddings across the UK and Europe for the past 30 years, so has plenty of experience to ensure that your big day goes smoothly – even in the unpredictable British climate!

“Psychic I am not,” says Liz, “but as far as sunshine goes, I think it is safe to say that all our outdoor events this year are not likely to be bathed in endless sunlight! The only predictable thing about the weather is that we all know it can be shockingly unpredictable!”

Discover how to use Liz’s insider knowledge to help you beat the British weather and still have a day to remember – for all the right reasons!

PLAN, PLAN, PLAN
“If you are using a marquee, make sure that your hire company do a rigorous site visit before the event. Discuss with them the suitability of your chosen area, as you may find that the idyllic spot that you have in mind is on ground liable to flood if there was a downpour!”

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Wedding Reception Cocktails: The Summer Edit

Creating the right cocktail list for a summer wedding is like any other choice – it comes down to what the happy couple like, want and of course, their budget. But it is a place in the wedding plans where you can add some real style, glamour and fun. Liz Taylor from the Taylor Lynn Corporation has been planning wedding days for over 30 years and shares the inside track on how to create the perfect summer wedding cocktails.

Firstly, your collection of summer wedding cocktails needs to embrace the warmer weather, seasonal ingredients and lighter culinary choices. Include exciting options for the tee-totallters, growing in number now, and curate a collection of cocktails that is interesting, imaginative and tempting.

LOW ALCOHOL, HIGH TASTE

As the sun gets warmer the number of daytime parties rise. This summer cocktails are getting simpler, with fewer ingredients that most well-stocked bars can shake up with their own signature twist. For day time drinking, lower alcohol cocktails using vermouth and sherry are growing in popularity, because they have all the taste without the consequences. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, try an Adonis, which is a gorgeous Martini using sherry instead of gin.
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TIPS TO BEAT SEASONAL ALLERGIES AT SUMMER WEDDINGS

Warmer weather is the season for enjoying open-air celebrations and stylish outdoor weddings. But when your guests have seasonal allergies such as hay-fever to contend with, the thought of spending time outside at a wedding reception can bring visions of sneezing and wheezing rather than having fun! If you’re planning a summer wedding, our Tips to Beat Seasonal Allergies at Summer Weddings can help to ensure that a good time is had by all:

Timing is Everything
Pollen counts are highest in the morning (5am-10am), so plan your wedding for later in the day or evening. Or go a step further and try to hold your celebration on a day that should have a low pollen count. Most summer weather forecasts detail this, but to plan further ahead, check out the Met Office forecast.

Knowledge is Wisdom
Allergy medications are more effective when you take them before you have symptoms. Telling your guests in advance that your wedding is outdoors gives them the opportunity to take their allergy medication before they arrive. It also serves as a reminder for them to bring any emergency medication with them.

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FIVE ORIGINAL PLACE CARD IDEAS FOR EVERY TYPE OF WEDDING

FIVE ORIGINAL PLACE CARD IDEAS FOR EVERY TYPE OF WEDDING

Wedding place cards and escort cards are a practical necessity but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Liz Taylor of the award-winning wedding planners, the Taylor Lynn Corporation, has creative ideas to suit weddings of all shapes and sizes that will show guests to their seats with style.

‘This is one of the little details that can become very memorable when you think outside the box’ says Liz. “Rubber ducks, hair-brushes, wrapped bay trees, iced-cupcakes, jars of handmade sweeties, vintage liqueur bottles, boxed gifts …. I’ve made escort cards out of everything and anything. It’s a unique opportunity to extend the theme of your wedding with a little touch of added drama, and if you double them up as wedding favours, you could even save some money in the process.”

Sustainable Place Cards for an Eco Wedding
As people become more aware of how their actions affect the environment, they’re increasingly looking for plastic-free and sustainable choices on their wedding day. One of the ways they can do this is by replacing paper place cards (or worse plastic ones) with multipurpose cards that will bring joy for many years to come. A potted plant or a brown paper packet of seeds to cultivate in their gardens will remind them of your special day every year they flower. We have also used wood plaques etched with names as place markers, autumn leaves with names printed on and embossed vintage tin cups filled with fresh flowers for a rustic-inspired touch.

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Take That fans can win a lunch date with Howard Donald and meet-and-greet with Robbie Williams

Guests at a charity dinner will also be treated to an exclusive performance from Gary Barlow

Take That fans are in for a treat when a glittering event is held at the Victoria Warehouse in Stretford.

Gary Barlow at a tlc ltd event in the Autumn

Not only is singer-songwriter Gary Barlow performing at the black tie charity auction and dinner, attendees are in with a chance of winning a meet-and-greet with former Take That star Robbie Williams, and bandmate Howard Donald is offering one lucky guest the chance to win a lunch date with him.

The brainchild of event organiser Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation the charity night on Thursday September 27 is in aid of Child Bereavement UK and the Red Sea Pedestrians and it will be hosted by former Manchester United ace and football pundit Gary Neville.

Howard tweeted: “Delighted to be supporting @taylorlynncorp with her charity event in Manchester on 27th Sep… She’ll be auctioning a lunch date with me! Who’d like to get in on that?? In aid of @cbukhelp & @RedSeaPed who do incredible work… Get bidding!!!”

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5th Annual North West PA of the Year Awards Boosted with TLC

5th Annual North West PA of the Year Awards Boosted with TLC

As the annual North West PA of the Year Awards opens for entries this month, Manchester-based event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), is announced as a key sponsor for the event taking place on October 25, 2018 at Manchester Cathedral.

The awards, held by Robert Walters in partnership with KPMG, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Pitman Training, are entering their 5th year and for the first time, have welcomed TLC as an event partner. Shortlisted nominees and finalists will be celebrated at an exclusive red-carpet gala, which the event management company is organising, and in addition, TLC is sponsoring the ‘PA Team of the Year’ award.


Liz Taylor, managing director of the Taylor Lynn Corporation added: “I have worked extensively with PAs across the north-west for over 30 years, and so recognise the considerable contribution that they make to their businesses. It’s our goal to make the North West PA Awards THE occasion that celebrates this contribution, with an incredible evening of recognition, entertainment and fun lined-up!”

Lucy Bisset, director at Robert Walters, comments: “Since launching the Support Professional of the Year Awards in 2014, we have seen the programme go from strength to strength as we expanded into the Manchester PA of the Year Awards from 2015 to 2017, with the most recent years seeing over 500 professionals come together to celebrate the region’s support talent. We look forward to repeating this success in 2018.”

“We are delighted to welcome Liz Taylor and her team at TLC as sponsors of the awards. Liz has an enviable track-record of creating the highest calibre and most creative events, and we are delighted to have secured her involvement. She has invested both her time and creative energies into helping us make this 5th year the very best yet.”

The 2018 Awards have expanded the list of categories to twelve. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the executive partners as well as industry guest judges. The shortlist of finalists will be announced at the end of the summer. The full list of categories includes:
• Board Level PA of the Year
• Rising Star Award
• PA Team of the Year
• Virtual Assistant of the Year
• Manager of the Year
• Legal PA of the Year
• Financial Services PA of the Year
• Media PA of the Year
• Manufacturing & Engineering PA of the Year
• Technology & Digital PA of the Year
• Not-for-Profit PA of the Year
• Private PA of the Year

Applicants can submit their entries at www.robertwalters.co.uk/northwestPAawards . For further information about the awards, please contact Alan O’Doherty on alan.odoherty@robertwalters.com or 020 7509 8839
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For further details about TLC and the North West PA of the Year Awards, contact:
Sarah Lewis – M: 0781 792 8132, E: slewiscomms@msn.com
or visit: https://www.tlc-ltd.co.uk/press-room/

Notes to Editors:
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‘Taylor Lynn Corporation Announces Involvement in NW PA of the Year Awards’
-The Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) has its UK headquarters in Manchester and organises corporate and private events right across Europe. From blue chip businesses to sports personalities and television celebrities, TLC is the first choice for high profile parties, celebrations, conferences and corporate occasions.
-Find us on social media: Twitter @taylorlynncorp, Facebook @taylorlynncorporation or Instagram @taylorlynncorp
–Biography & images of Liz Taylor available at – www.tlc-ltd.co.uk/tlc_ltd_press_room
Hi Res event images and more information is available at www.tlc-ltd.co.uk

North West PA of the Year Awards:
Robert Walters is one of the world’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies and focuses on placing high calibre professionals into permanent, contract and temporary positions at all levels of seniority. The UK business recruits across the accountancy and finance, banking, HR, legal, IT, risk, compliance, tax, treasury, procurement and supply chain and support fields. Established in 1985, the Group has built a global presence spanning 28 countries.
The North West PA of the Year Awards is organised by Robert Walters in partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, KPMG, Pitman Training and Taylor Lynn Corporation.

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