PR – how to make sure it is Absolutely Fabulous

By Sam Pepper

Even if you didn’t watch the TV series or haven’t had a chance to see the film, most of us are familiar with the two characters from Absolutely Fabulous – Edina Monsoon and her partner in crime Patsy Stone. Edina is a hapless PR who spends most of her time swigging champagne, air-kissing and doing very little for her clients. More familiar saying words like ‘sweetie’ than ‘return on investment’, it’s fair to say if Edina was a PR in the real world, she wouldn’t have a job for long. Continue reading

Diamonds are forever

How to spot a priceless ‘jewel in your team’

Synonymous with being ‘a girl’s best friend’, when it comes to business how do you find that ‘jewel in your team’ that will also provide you with continued success and happiness? Lawrence Grant partner Alan Rajah undertakes strategic planning for the firm and explains how to identify the characteristics of successful business leaders and entrepreneurs that could enable you to recruit your next diamond. Continue reading


Catalyse or sabotage?

Supporters of the British vote to leave the European Union (EU) have heralded recent economic indicators as vindication that Brexit will act to catalyse, not sabotage, the UK economy. Before June’s referendum, most economists warned that a Brexit vote would damage economic growth – an argument at the heart of the unsuccessful Remain campaign. Continue reading

Get your kicks on Route 66

The road trip of a lifetime

Established in 1926, Route 66 sparks excitement and a feeling of freedom in many travellers who love the open road. The route, which once served as the main corridor taking drivers from Chicago to Los Angeles, taps into a deep feeling of nostalgia for times long gone for many people. Exploring Route 66 takes more research and dedication than many other road trips require, mainly because it’s more than 2,200 miles long but also because there’s so much to experience. Continue reading

‘It won’t happen to me’

Britons not planning financially for long-term sickness

Only one in five UK people have income protection cover in the event of becoming too ill or disabled to work according to research published by insurer Zurich. This is despite the fact that as many as 42% have experienced income loss in their working lives due to serious illness. The findings indicate that people still have an ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude despite having suffered the consequences first-hand. Continue reading