Guest post by Suzy Bidgood from Bidgood HR Consulting As an experienced HR and Talent Management consultant, I’ve seen many successful business leaders recognise that having the right employees is critical to their organisational success. In today’s tough climate the importance of seeking out, managing and retaining top talent has taken on an unprecedented importance […]

Guest Post By Nichola Whitehead If you find you’ve over-indulged after giving up fatty foods or alcohol for Lent, or treated yourself to too many chocolate eggs and hot-cross buns this Easter, when you start back at work after the long bank-holiday weekend, ensure you make time your health, or sooner or later, illness will […]

Guest Blog by Cedric Farineau By the end of February gyms are emptying as thousands of us abandon our New Year resolutions to be fitter, slimmer and healthier. We all know that exercise is a brilliant way of beating stress, boosting our energy levels and even our business performance. The challenge is fitting regular exercise […]

Guest Post by Professional Dancer Katie Geddes As business owners we constantly strive to achieve a perfect work / life balance – setting out with the best intentions, but stumbling by the wayside due to the demands of keeping our companies moving forward. It’s a well-known and well proven fact that exercise has numerous positive […]

As business owners and managers we’re all too aware of the importance of sustaining a healthy lifestyle and work / life balance to fuel our energy levels, increase our effectiveness and boost our bottom line. As business leaders, it’s vital that we not only encourage our employees to enjoy exercise and a balanced diet, but […]

By Dominic O’Sullivan January is traditionally boom time for gyms as many of us set ourselves New Year goals to lose weight and get fit.  However, as New Year’s resolutions are broken, thousands of us are wasting millions of pounds on gym memberships we simply don’t use. In these tough economic times it makes no […]

Guest blog by Kate Clarkson, Owner, YORKCakes and YORK Cookery School It takes a strong will to resist the temptation to over indulge on rich food and sweet treats at Christmas. Although I bake for a living, I don’t eat cakes every day – it’s everything in moderation, as far as I’m concerned.  Over the […]

Guest blog by Mike Lloyd, Manager, Harrogate Climbing Centre Indoor climbing and bouldering is really appealing if you’re looking for a mental as well as a physical challenge. As in business, challenging yourself to use your wits and abilities to attain a goal, overcome your fears and develop your skills is the key to successful […]

Guest post by Courtney Conroy, RHS Garden Harlow Carr The time pressures of today, from juggling work, family and other commitments, can have a negative effect on your mental well-being. We can all, too often than not, get caught up in our hectic lifestyles, which tend to lead us to spending too much time indoors, […]

Guest post by Chris Mackay Research shows that most people spend 90% of their time indoors, but the human body was not designed to spend so much time inside.  Your mind and body benefit so much from being outside, enjoying the fresh air and open space – and it’s a great way to get fit […]