Latest from Venn Group - February 2019

  • Countdown to the Housing Finance Conference 2019

    Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    In three weeks, we will be attending the Housing Finance Conference & Exhibition 2019; the most respected finance event in the social housing calendar. The agenda of diverse networking experiences and line up of expert speakers will equip finance professionals in the sector with the skills to succeed in what are undoubtedly challenging times. Homelessness rates are rising dramatically, and there ...

  • Young Women's Trust Awards

    Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Our team had a fantastic time at the Young Women’s Trusts Awards last night. We heard from some truly incredible young women, whose achievements are an inspiration to us all. We had the pleasure of sponsoring the Trailblazer Award, won by Tara O’Reilly. Through hard work and perseverance, she has achieved great things in not one, but two male dominated industries; law and politics. Tara was made ...

  • Supporting the Young Women's Trust

    Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    We have the pleasure of attending the Young Women’s Trust Awards tonight. The charity supports and represents women aged between the ages of 16-30, who are struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales. It is estimated that over one million young women face a lifetime of financial, social and emotional disadvantage, and the Young Women’s Trust aim to improve this in three ways: ...

  • Trailblazer - Chae Kelly

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Tomorrow we are attending the Young Women’s Trust Awards, for which we are sponsoring their ‘Trailblazer’ award. This is for a young woman who has succeeded in traditionally male dominated industries. We spoke to our very own trailblazer, Chae Kelly from our IT department, about her experience pursuing a career in technology and the prospects for more women to succeed in the sector. From an early ...

  • Leading the Way

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    In the current political climate, there is constant discussion taking place on the topic of leadership. Politicians across parties are making public stands against their heads for various reasons, spurring us to consider the qualities of a successful leader. We asked our consultants for their thoughts on what makes someone a strong leader. The four recurring themes that emerged from this were: 1. ...

  • Coping with Pressure

    Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments

    We are still mere weeks into the new year, which brings with it a whole host of new opportunities. While you will have heard much in the way of seizing the day and the prospects of a fresh start, this type of rhetoric can also bring with it a monumental amount of pressure. If you had a particularly fruitful or enjoyable 2018 – whether in your personal or professional life, or better yet, both – ...

  • Appreciating our Support Services

    Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments

    This Valentine’s Day, we would like to show some love to the people at Venn Group who make our consultants’ success possible: our support departments. In all the best relationships, each partner has their own traits and skills that complement the other’s – the ying to their yang, as the saying goes. At Venn Group, the ying is our consultants and how well they place exceptional professionals into ...

  • From Graduate to Recruitment Consultant

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Ben Bruce-SmithNo comments

    18 months ago I had just finished the last of my days at university and had the daunting task of trying to find my way onto the first rung of the employment ladder. Before leaving, I had numerous meetings with a careers advisor, who tried to help me unravel my calling in life and inform me about the job best suited to me. In truth not much came out of these meetings, apart from learning of an ...

  • The Importance of a Positive Mental Attitude

    Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 by Riley GarnettNo comments

    It seems that the majority of my family, friends and vague acquaintances that drift in and out of my life seem to be affected to some extent by anxiety. The magnitude and the implications of this vary greatly depending on the individual. For some, the affects of anxiety are crippling to the extent that they can’t leave their bedrooms, let alone their houses. Others will appear to be functioning ...

  • Walk to London for Myton Hospice

    Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Congratulations to Ryan O’Toole and Jack McManus, who embarked on a seriously difficult challenge to raise money for Myton Hospice. They walked from the hospice in Warwick to Venn Group’s London Bridge office, spanning 153 miles. This charity lies particularly close to Ryan’s heart, after caring for his father in 2018: “I experienced first-hand how generous, caring and truly amazing the people ...