Steve Archer, senior partner at Geens Chartered Accountancy is retiring in March 2021 after a distinguished 38-year career.   After embarking on an accountancy career as a trainee in Nottingham in 1983, Steve came to Geens in 1986, qualified in 1987 rising to partner in 1992, senior partner in 2008 and a seat on the

The nature and impact of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the workplace has been researched and studied ever since Daniel Golemans’ book ‘Emotional Intelligence: why it can matter more than IQ’ was published in 1996. A recent paper by PSI, explores where and how EI can add value in 4 key areas; performance, wellbeing, engagement and

Monitoring specialists KedronUK are asking IT and business leaders to share the challenges that have come to the fore as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. The firm is encouraging business leaders to share their learning and best practice around business continuity planning in a live forum this month. Joined by guest speaker Shaun

Stone 360 app created to help organisations take a more sustainable approach to IT hardware purchasing An app that helps organisations take a sustainable, 360 degree approach to IT, from first hardware purchase through to its end-of-life has today been launched by Stafford-based Stone Group, a leading UK ICT solutions provider. The Stone 360 app enables every business

As businesses across Staffordshire continue to restart, rebuild and recover, NatWest’s Business Growth Enabler Gemma Bourne will be supporting businesses move forward following lockdown. In her role, NatWest will work with local partners including Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce to champion the potential of businesses and support business owners as they develop and grow. This may

New website for Easy Composites

At Easy Composites we are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website. The new website has a fresh look and feel, is easy to navigate and delivers a fully responsive experience for customers. The site has been developed from the ground up to make it easier to navigate and access our huge

Baba Baboon has welcomed award-winning journalist Adam Gratton and PR expert Jamie Summerfield to their editorial team. Since 2018, Baba Baboon has been reporting and publishing local news from Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme and has fast become the go-to place to find out what’s going on in and around the area. This latest move will see

Harper Street Project to Proceed

Stoke-on-Trent has had a significant boost as funds are secured by regeneration charity, Re-Form Heritage, to transform Harper Street. The National Lottery Heritage Fund has confirmed additional funding for Harper Street: Engagement in Heritage which means this important project can now proceed. This additional funding means that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is investing over

Staff in Burton and South Derbyshire College’s (BSDC) Sign and Print Academy used laser cut technology to create personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in local care homes at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. Andy Tipper, Teaching and Learning Technician and Bill Moorley, Course Leader for Art and Design/Product Design created PVC and polypropylene