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Take action now to complete your tax return | Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA | Easy Tax Returns

The deadline to complete your tax return is now days away on 31 January. It’s easy to make an unintentional mistake when you are hurrying.  Review these common errors to help you achieve accuracy and avoid raising unnecessary questions from HMRC, or something none of us want – an investigation.       1.Using estimates…

10 Top tips for starting a crowdfunding campaign | Kelly Angood

Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular method for people to fund any idea. Instead of focusing solely on more traditional types of investment, budding entrepreneurs have to use a different set of skills to impress ‘the crowd’ with their innovations. Whilst there is no magic formula to guarantee crowdfunding success, there are some general guidelines…

The Realities of Running a Business: What the Guru’s Won’t Tell You | Haddy Folivi

Start a business they said. You will make millions they said. Go to the back of the room, and sign up to this course, and I too will teach you how to make a million in 6 months or less…. they said. Well, I did not run to the back of the room. But in…

Improving BAME recruitment in the House of Commons

PRECIOUS attended an event hosted by The Speaker of the House of Commons to recognise the work undertaken by the House of Commons and Parliamentary Digital Service to improve BAME representation. An advisory group led by Mr Speaker has looked into the recruitment and retention of BAME staff within the House of Commons workforce. The advisory group…

PRECIOUS award winner establishes medical scholarship to honour her father

Funke Abimbola, a multi award winning lawyer and diversity campaigner, has established a medical scholarship to honour her father, Dr. Frank Olufemi Akindolie.  Funke won the 2015 PRECIOUS award for Outstanding Woman in Professional Services. The Akindolie Medical Scholarship(which is personally funded by Funke) will comprise a financial bursary of up to £1,500 and will also include structured mentoring…

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Ten Top Networking Tips from FOLUKE

1. Remember that networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others. 2. Carry Business Cards with you at all times. You never know who you might meet and where! 3. Be Yourself. Even if you are little shy, you don’t have to act like an…

What does leadership mean to you? | Joy Francis

Here’s the latest in our PRECIOUS Success leadership series. We’re asking a range of entrepreneurs, business owners, experts, women and men from a range of industries: ‘What Does Leadership Mean to You?’ Joy Francis, co-founder of Digital Women UK,replies. I’ve had an eclectic journey where leadership is concerned. While growing up, everyone would say I was a…

How To Avoid Redundancy

Redundancy is a word we all know, but not one we like to hear. In the current economic climate however this word is becoming all too familiar in businesses UK wide. CEO of Chilli Pepper Global, Nikki Hutchison has taken an active approach to help people avoid redundancy by creating these 10 Top Tips. Redundancy…

How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter

Just like a CV, a good cover letter is essential when looking for work, especially as most employers only spend approximately half a minute casting an eye over each job application. With this in mind, you have to make sure that your cover letter makes enough of an impression in those 30 seconds to make…