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Celebrating International Success and Recognition

Latest News

 

 

 

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Last week Acquisition International announced the winners of their prestigious 2018 Business Excellence Awards and we’re delighted to be able to share the news that we won Best Business Consultancy 2018 Southern England!

The awards are designed to provide an overview of the very best of the best, who have worked hard to achieve phenomenal success for their clients. The awards are given solely on merit and are also awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

Each and every nomination is subject to a lengthy and in-depth assessment process, designed to separate the truly remarkable from their peers. The process begins with the distribution of voting forms to Acquisition International’s worldwide network of partners and industry experts. The votes received are then combined and alongside supporting evidence, subjected to in-house research, knowledge and the expertise of a network of corporate leaders and experts to arrive at the final winners list.

We were particularly delighted to win as we were unaware that we’d been nominated and we believe our success is attributable to our integrity, commitment, professionalism and our one solution does not fit all approach. But our success is also due to the fact that we have 40 years+ experience in a number of specialist areas and sectors.

We may be relatively small but that also means our service is accessible, personal and flexible. And we’re so thrilled that this and our proactive approach has been recognised with such an amazing award.

Discussing the awards themselves, Laura Hunter, award coordinator comments on the success of their deserving winners: “These awards rewards and recognise the hard work undertaken by businesses of all sizes from across the corporate landscape. Congratulations and best of luck for the future to all of my winners, I am extremely proud of your success.”

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Thought for the day

We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in another direction- General George Paton

= the epitome of business!

Top Gear style charity challenge to Monaco – 11th May

The A team

The A team- L-R Janette Whitney, Alan Trace, Lorraine Nugent

The ‘A team’ aims to win Top Gear style charity challenge to Monaco– May 2013.

A team of 4 Sussex business people will be participating in a charity road race from Manor Royal in Crawley, to Monaco in France on Saturday 11th may 2013.

English: Monaco, Monte Carlo

The ‘A Team’ – consists of Janette Whitney of Janette Whitney & Associates (www.whitneyassocs.co.uk), Lorraine Nugent of Media Word Waves , Gurpreet Gill of LloydsTSB Commercial (Crawley) and Alan Trace representing Ray Lewis Sports Wear .

In a quest to raise much needed funds for 14 charities that are all members of the Gatwick Diamond Business Association (GDBA), The team will be driving from Manor Royal to Monaco leaving at the unearthly hour of 4am on sat 11th may aiming to make it to Monaco within 14 hours of driving.

 
The A team will be one of 12 teams participating in the top gear style road race going head to head with Jeremy Taylor (CEO of GDBA), David Montgomery (Treasurer-GDBA) and Steve Pullen (Chairman-GDBA) who will be travelling to Monaco via public transport!

 
There is no more than 30 minutes in it so it’s going to be an extremely tight race!

 
The teams are aiming to raise at least £12,000 for 14 wonderful charities:- CCVS, Chestnut Tree House, Golden Lion Children’s Trust, Home Start Crawley, Outreach 3Way, NSPCC, The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Rockinghorse, St Catherine’s Hospice, Sussex & Surrey Air Ambulance, Sussex Community Foundation, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Young Enterprise & Young Epilepsy.

Janette Said “We hope that local people and businesses will support the 14 local charities by donating via our just giving page. As a team we are proud to be giving our time freely to help raise funds for these charities that do vital work for our Sussex community”
To donate visit http://www.justgiving.com/MWW-JW-GJ-ATeam

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New National Minimum Wage rates (NMW)- 1st OCT 2012

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE RATES

The Government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission’s ( LPC) recommendations for this years National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates

The following rates come into effect on 1st october 2012:

  • The adult rate will ncrease by 11p to £6.19 per hour
  • The rate for 18-20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour
  • The rate for 16-17 year olds will remain at £3.68 an hour
  • The rate for apprentices will increase by 5p to £2.65 per hour

For professional impartial  business advice and solutions contact Janette Whitney at Janette Whitney & Associates on 01403 733671 or email jw@whitneyassocs.co.uk.

Positive mental attitude works every time for me!

In today’s busy world  it seems that events control us as opposed to us controlling events.If you feel that way, here are 5 ways to start taking control and help you shift into more positive thinking patterns.

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Watch this space………….

As a Sussex Business Consultant I travel around to many networking events, some as a member, some as a guest  and some which are a splendid mix of business and social.

One such networking group is the Business Builder Club which takes place in Horsham once a month……..SHHH. don’t tell anyone though as they may want to attend!

As an experienced writer and business author, my expert articles are regularly featured in the regional Sussex and local media and on various online business websites. This is a fantastic compliment to my work and I love sharing my knowledge with every reader.

So as a member of the Business Builder Club  I was delighted to be invited as a regular online contributor to their website. Thanks guys. Have a look  here and  why not join me at the next event to share in the best Business Social in town.

Watch this space for more top tips too!.

Need focussed and insightful business advice, then contact me at Janette Whitney & Associates

Happy New Year -2011 in review

Those nice people at WordPress.com prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog and I thought I would share it with you.

Thankyou for reading my website blog throughout 2011 and I look forward to spending time with you in 2012.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!.

 

 

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Excellent blog posts in action

 

Blogging can increase your sales

 

Do you sometimes get stuck for something to write on your blog?

Me too.

 

 

I had an interesting and informative morning at dawn brewers excellent blog posts action class  today. Came away with a very useful action checklist for every blog post I write. This will encourage me to blog more often which coupled with the various social media platforms ( Twitter, Facebook etc) will make my online presence more complete.

Of course online marketing  should be one part of your overall marketing strategy . Consider  your Outbound Marketing ( also known as offline marketing) and your Inbound Marketing (also known as online marketing) as two sides of the same coin- both are needed to deliver the maximum business results.

A cohesive marketing strategy properly implemented will achieve more sales for your business and hence improve your bottom line profits.

Want to know more about writing for the web then hop over to see dawn.

Want to increase your sales with a dynamic marketing strategy? then contact me at Janette Whitney & Associates.

 

The Key To Networking Online

Networking online

 

 

There is an increasing choice of places to network online, so what are the 4 keys to benefiting from online networks?.

 

 

  • Build Profile  –  online networking is about YOU not the business, so mix personal information with business and remember to include a photo. People do business with people and many will want to know who you are, especially if the product or service you provide is significant to their business. Be clear about what you can offer to others and equally clear about what you need as you never know who will be able to help you.

 

  • Generate Content –  Some sites allow you to add blogs and articles directly and to comment on others blogs. All sites will allow you to link to a blog or article that you have placed elsewhere on the web. Use them to demonstrate an understanding of your subject and to show the expertise that you and your company can bring to it

 

  • Build a network –   it should be obvious to all that networking is about connecting with people, though there are many who seem not to understand that. If you connect directly with many people then have at least one online conversation with them to explore areas of common interest. If there is nothing immediate, don’t discard the connection, develop it over time and build the relationship on a personal level. It is not just about business. Remember that you are building advocates, sounding boards and friends- not necessarily customers.

 

  • Whilst our network is not our prospect base, be open to doing business where it is possible to do so. Be tuned in to the needs that are being broadcast by others, help others selflessly and gain a reputation as someone who ‘knows how’ and ‘knows who’. Explore collaborations with others where there is a basis to do so.

 

Networking is not an ‘all or nothing’ approach. Networking for business has a cost and can bring a return – but the return may take time to appear. Take your time to find the right mix for you.

Want to know more about online networking?

 Then follow me on twitter   or linked in or contact me at Janette Whitney & Associates

 

 

 

New Guidance – national minimum wage- 2011

National minimum wage

Minimum Wage

Guidance providing greater clarity for businesses who offer work experience, placements and internships has been published today, as announced in the Social Mobility Strategy in April.

The updated guidance from Business Link and DirectGov includes advice on the payment of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for work experience staff and interns, and clarifies when someone is entitled to this payment. The guidance also includes a new worker checklist for employers and examples of case studies, which aims to make sure that those who are entitled to the NMW receive it.

Entitlement to the NMW does not depend on a job title but on whether the arrangement they have with an organisation makes them a worker for NMW purposes. Where an individual is a worker – and no exemption applies – then they must be paid at least the NMW

The full version of the guidance can be found here – www.businesslink.gov.uk/nmw

Anyone who feels they have had their National Minimum Wage rights abused is encouraged to contact the Pay and Work Rights helpline on 0800 917 2368 for free and confidential advice.

From 1st october 2011, new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will come into force. The NMW applies to nearly all workers in England, Scotland & Wales and sets hourly rates below which you must not allow pay to fall.

For pay reference periods beginning on or after 1st October 2011, you will have to pay all eligible workers the following:

  • £6.08 an hour to Adult workers aged 21 and above
  • £4.98 an hour to workers aged 18-20
  • £3.68 an hour to workers aged 16-17
  • £2.60 an hour to Apprentices

The daily accomodation offset.

You will be able to offset from the NMW an amount of £4.73 per day for each day that you provide a worker with living accomodation.

For professional & impartial Business advice contact Janette Whitney at Award Winning Business Consultants, Janette Whitney & Associates on 01403 733671 or email jw@whitneyassocs.co.uk

 

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