I went to the NEC, with my wife - who is a graphic designer, today. This week is the Spring Fair, for retailers to buy a wide range of gifts / housewares / toys / cards etc. Kirsty Allsop was there - if that helps set the scene.
A CIMA veteran shares his perspective on what the profession holds for those working in industry.
I had my first audit in the new job this week - and we got through with very little found. Not that I was really expecting anything, as I spent a lot of time on the audit file.
About two months into my new job - working for the owner of a £4m t/o business. I can honestly say I haven't loved a job this much for a long time.
I am now the proud owner of a Hudl, collected earlier today. Well done Tesco. I must admit I doubted it would happen.
Happy Christmas everyone
If the Tesco website is to be believed I have just purchased a Hudl, for £5 plus some clubcard vouchers.
I should apparently be able to collect it from the nearest Tesco Metro to me on Monday after 4pm
We shall see.
What I am really enjoying about my new job is the variety. Previously I was in a bit of a finance 'silo', with no scope to change very much.
I have now done one week of my new job - and things are going great. I am working with the current person, who retires shortly.
When I first started driving, I remember taking bundles of paperwork to the post office to vainly try and tax my car. I always seemed to be missing something. Now, I have just taxed my car online in about 2 minutes - including the credit card payment.
I start a new job in a couple of weeks, and, in a light hearted fashion, I am thinking about things to change about my style of work - such as
1) being really organised with my email in box from day one
2) writing in a quality notebook - perhaps even with a fountain pen
Whilst I was studying for ATT, I found that they held membership admission ceremonies in the House of Lords - and promised myself that I would go to one once I got through everything.