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  • Happy Father's Day

    Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments

    Today is a time to show our appreciation for the male role models in our lives and the guidance they give us. To celebrate this, we asked some of Venn Group’s recent fathers for the advice they will pass on to their children:   “The advice that I would give is something fairly simple that I have learned through becoming a father; to not waste time worrying about the future and things that ...

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?

    Posted on Friday, June 14, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments

    If you are in the process of looking for a new role, it is likely that you are more focused on your immediate future than what the next several years hold. Despite this, it is very common for hiring managers to ask about your long-term goals in interviews, so this is something that you should prepare for. The purpose of asking this question is not to test your psychic prowess, but rather it ...

  • Gold for Sophie

    Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Sophie PowellNo comments

    Last Saturday, I competed in the annual Shukokai Karate Federation (SKF) HQ Open Championships in Oldbury, West Midlands. The competition saw karateka from across the Country competing in Kata, Impact and Kumite events both individually and in teams. I competed in three events and was really pleased to come away with some more medals, including a gold in the main Ladies Impact event! This event ...

  • David Harney Promotion

    Posted on Friday, June 7, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Congratulations to David Harney, who has been promoted to Senior Executive Consultant within our London Local Government business unit. To celebrate this achievement, we asked David, his Manager, Karima Dakhama and Senior Manager, Rula Tripolitaki for comment:   “David has successfully navigated his way through a complex period in the local government market during his time with Venn so far, ...

  • Why are you suitable for this role?

    Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments

    As with the strengths and weaknesses question we covered in part one of this series, it is almost certain that an interviewer will ask you to detail your reasoning and motivations for pursuing a particular role. It is therefore of pivotal importance to have a strong answer at the ready. Based on the reasonable assumption that you are interested in the job you are interviewing for, you could be ...

  • Club Together for the Wooden Spoon

    Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Following his recent ride to Holland our Director, Robert Bowyer was back on the bike yesterday to raise more money for the Wooden Spoon charity as part of the Club Together event. He and the team from Sevenoaks Rugby Club cycled 70 miles across the county and were joined by over 200 other riders from Kent based clubs; all coming together with the common purpose of raising money for this very ...

  • Michael Burnip Promotion

    Posted on Friday, May 31, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Congratulations to Michael Burnip, who has been promoted to Manager of London Healthcare Commissioning & Operations. We asked Michael, his Associate Director, Adam Britton and Director, Robert Bowyer for comment on this milestone:   “Michael thoroughly deserves his promotion. He has been an integral part of the Healthcare team for many years, always delivering to exceptionally high standards. ...

  • What are your Strengths & Weaknesses?

    Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments

    This is one of the most common interview questions, as it holds relevance regardless of the role type and sector. Given it is something we should expect as part of any interview process, why does it fill almost everyone with a sense of dread? Interviewees worry that by admitting to weaknesses they risk portraying themselves as a liability, whereas if they promote their strengths then they may ...

  • GDPR: One Year On

    Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    It’s exactly a year this week since GDPR came into effect; a landmark in human rights legislation but also a big compliance challenge for companies of all sectors and sizes. The new Data Protection law aims to give each of us a clearer picture of how any of the organisations that we deal with use our personal data, and to give each of us more direct control over it. UK Information Commissioner ...

  • LCCI Property & Construction Breakfast Club

    Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Tim Goggin & Hannah HarwardNo comments

    Today we attended the second Quarterly LCCI Property & Construction Breakfast Club of 2019. The keynote speaker for this event was Claire Kober OBE, Managing Director of Housing at Pinnacle Group. Claire has varied experience gained from the Commercial and Local Government sectors, and during her speech she discussed the challenges and benefits of a partnership between the two when it came to ...