Why I Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Today is 1 December. Why am I tell you that? Well, because it means it is the first day of advent calendars, it’s World Aids Day and it is also Small Business Saturday. All three strike a chord with me. I have always loved advent calendars and can confirm that chocolate ones are the best! I remember a drama company coming into talk to my sixth form on World Aids Day, and I’ve never forgotten the impact of their performance. …

Work life balance isn’t just for one week

The 2nd to 6th October is National Work Life Week and the reminder we need that all work and no play doesn’t make for a happy life. Working Families, the UK’s work life balance charity, and sister organisation Family Friendly Working Scotland are behind this thought provoking campaign. Together they have been supporting family friendly workplaces for nearly 40 years with aim of helping people find the balance that can sometimes feel impossible to strike. If, like me, you are …