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Managing a travel crisis

If your Executive travels regularly you will both be used to travel delays and disruptions, sometimes those delays are easy to manage and sometimes they are much bigger than expected and can cause chaos around the world. I was working as an Assistant when the Iceland Volcano erupted back in 2010 causing widespread travel disruptions around […]

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Managing your Executive's one to one meetings

Managing your Executive's one to one meetings

It kinda goes without saying that organising your Executive’s schedule is a never-ending task. Their time is always in demand, be it from clients, suppliers, colleagues around the business and of course from members of their team. As an Assistant, it is your role to make sure your Executive sees the right people at the […]

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Cheval Harrington Court, London

Cheval Harrington Court, London

The Cheval Harrington Court apartments are located in one of my favourite parts of London, South Kensington. Or as I like to call it, the really French part of London. I love strolling around this part of the city, stopping into the beautiful shops and cafes, before heading into the nearby French cinema to watch the […]

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5 ways to improve your leadership skills

There are now quite a few of us in the Assistant world running around shouting that you, lovely Assistant, are a leader within your organisation! You may not manage a team, but you do work in a management role. You manage your Executive, you work with and support the leadership team, and you should see […]

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Key skills roundup for 2018

Key skills roundup for 2018

I hope you enjoy our key skills roundup for 2018. We focussed really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year. We covered a lot of skills including minute taking, event management, organising business travel, project management and everything in between! Here are […]

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Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to book the travel for 100 people for a Winter getaway, and it needs to be done by next week… eek! Where do you even start? Well, there are two options: 1. Book it yourself. You could always waste several hours searching multiple websites […]

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Managing a travel crisis

If your Executive travels regularly you will both be used to travel delays and disruptions, sometimes those delays are easy to manage and sometimes they are much bigger than expected and can cause chaos around the world. I was working as an Assistant when the Iceland Volcano erupted back in 2010 causing widespread travel disruptions around […]

Read More
Cheval Harrington Court, London

Cheval Harrington Court, London

The Cheval Harrington Court apartments are located in one of my favourite parts of London, South Kensington. Or as I like to call it, the really French part of London. I love strolling around this part of the city, stopping into the beautiful shops and cafes, before heading into the nearby French cinema to watch the […]

Read More
Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to book the travel for 100 people for a Winter getaway, and it needs to be done by next week… eek! Where do you even start? Well, there are two options: 1. Book it yourself. You could always waste several hours searching multiple websites […]

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Did you know that business travel is a $1.3 trillion dollar market? And that in most companies, travel spend is often the second largest expenditure after salaries? Business travel spend in general is massive, but it doesn’t stop there; the amount of time spent organising business travel is substantial too. We all know just how […]

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Top 5 hotels, restaurants and venues in Amsterdam

Top 5 hotels, restaurants and venues in Amsterdam

Planning a business trip or corporate event in a city you’re not familiar with can certainly be a challenge! Are you organising travel to Amsterdam and feel as though you could really use some insights from a local? Don’t worry – here are my top 5 hotel, restaurant and event venue recommendations across a range […]

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Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Some of the following scenarios will probably sound all too familiar to you in your current position: Your Executive Team and colleagues take the liberty of booking their flights and accommodation themselves without much thought for the time it takes to get a business trip organised. You work at a fast-growing startup and you’ve realised […]

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