It’s the final countdown to #CIPDACE16


We’re nearly there! #CIPDACE16 Manchester is nearly upon us and the build up is getting exciting now, I feel like a kid at Christmas!

It is exactly two weeks until I’ll be travelling to Manchester to attend the CIPD event of the year and what a year it has been! This will be the perfect event to start winding down the hectic year and gain a lot of knowledge to carry you into (dare I say it) 2017!

There is still time to book your ticket so make sure you check out the CIPD website and book your place.

There are plenty of networking opportunities before and during the entire event so why not join in the fun and arrange to meet us at some of the events, it can’t be all work and no play after all!). A detailed list can be found at:

The final preparations on my blogsquad activities have been finalised and I’m delighted that I now have my blog kit ready and waiting thanks to my husband who bought me the most perfect iPad carry case which can also fit in my notebook and phone, I’m certainly living the blogsquad dream.

If anyone is attending the event and would like to pop over and say hello, you’ll find me running around all over the place trying to take everything in and blog about it, but if there’s something in particular you’d like me to blog, tweet or broadcast if you’re unable to make the event – give me a nudge and I’ll try my best to cover it for you.




Forterra HR Team at DMU Graduate Fair

If you’re heading to the graduate recruitment fair at De Montford University, please pop over and visit the Forterra stand! The fair is running on 25th and 26th October and looks set to be a busy couple of days for the team.

My colleagues Sarah and Timi will be waiting with prizes, goodies, games and lots of information on why a career in manufacturing with Forterra is a great choice to make.

Sadly I cannot be there as I am covering the office but do pop over and say hello to them as they’re looking forward to meeting everyone, plus they have worked really hard to make the event a success so thank you ladies for doing a great job and remember have fun!

There will be updates on the company Twitter feed – follow their day @ForterraUK and feel free to tweet along.

I hope you all enjoy the event.


#InspireHR A New Feature Coming Soon


I have had the pleasure of attending a few inspirational events lately and have met some wonderful people who have given me that extra motivation and I thought, don’t we all need that from time to time?

So I started thinking; I’ll create a monthly blog feature to inspire HR professionals by reviewing the works of others to inspire and really get that fire back in our bellies! I will be ranging in subjects such as self-confidence, motivation, mediation and a whole lot more!

My first feature will be on 1st November and if you would like me to feature your work, please email me at