I joined the Face for Business team in February and was made to feel welcome from day one; my team are very supportive and have my best interests at heart. I am currently completing my Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner qualification with West Lancashire College. My course enables me to improve my understanding of Face for Business, perfect my personal customer services attributes and gain a lifelong beneficial qualification while doing something I enjoy. I work with an incredible team, am provided with exceptional training and enjoy building meaningful customer relationships.
While we know many people run their lives via their devices, at Face for Business we aren’t afraid to say we are massive fans of good old-fashioned stationery. Yes, we have modern technology in the office to ensure our clients get their messages as quickly and efficiently as possible, but we love nothing more than a blank notebook and new pen sitting on our desks. April 23 to 29 is National Stationery Week where all things stationery and writing are celebrated. During the popular seven-day event, people will come together to write, create and draw, something many of us forfeit for a screen and keyboard. To get in the spirit of things, we have had a look at some iconic stationery items from times gone by, that helped people work and run businesses before tech took over.
How many times have you sat and watched Dragon's Den and wished you were brave enough to take the plunge, hand in your notice, leave your safe job behind you and follow your entrepreneurial ambitions? Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs all identified an opportunity, took a risk and made a dream a reality, but what makes a business person an entrepreneur?
Going for it even if you aren't fully prepared, making mistakes, learning quickly and being flexible. You will also end up doing loads of jobs you never wanted to do as well as all the fun bits you started the business for in the first place. It also means an endless life cycle of crashing lows and dizzy highs! Laura Sweet, Amamaya Clothing
Jill Boardman, CEO, Twinkle House
World Autism Awareness Week takes place between 26 March - 2 April 2018 and is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness, and funds, of this lifelong, developmental disability. Each person is different, but autism can affect how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them and it can impact the whole family. At Face for Business we work with, and support, Twinkle House, a charity that offers much needed guidance and support across the region and are delighted to let you know a little more about them.
Please download the Twinkle House information pack here.
We interviewed Twinkle House CEO, Jill Boardman, about the centre...