Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2011«

Leave the technology in your pocket…..

August 30, 2011 by


This week we are delighted to welcome yet another fantastic guest blogger; Conor Crowley, Consultancy Director at Atkins Oil & gas UK, who was challenged to give up technology for his holiday! Could you do the same? My wife challenged me to try my holiday with no email, no Facebook, no messing around on the internet, no […]

Aberdeen’s Got Talent

August 24, 2011 by


Today’s Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast featured Campbell Urquhart, Managing Director of The Urquhart Partnership as one of the guest speakers. The topic was Aberdeen’s Got Talent.  Click here to view the presentation that was delivered. Some companies internal IT may block this, so if you have any problems with viewing the […]

What does your favourite sandwich say about you?

August 22, 2011 by


Creative thinkers eat chicken, soft cheeses show desire for social advancement, prawns are for risk takers and jam shows a desire to please others… Actually, we can’t vouch for this, it could be a load of old baloney for all we know (sorry, couldn’t help it!). But whilst we can’t help you decipher more about […]

Damned if I do and damned if I don’t!

August 19, 2011 by


Today we’re delighted to feature another new guest blogger to The UP Blog – Mr Brian Rogers, Partner at Lewis Hymanson Small LLP in Manchester, who is discussing the issues surrounding reporting potential regulatory problems.   “Damned if I do and damned if I don’t!”  – It’s a phrase often used by people at work who […]

Quest to impress

August 12, 2011 by


As the first of many new Guest Bloggers set to feature here at The UP Blog, Emma Gordon, Head of Public Relations at Fifth Ring, discusses why employers should be as keen to impress as prospective employees. Universities will soon be welcoming new students. Many will be keen, enthusiastic school leavers intent on three or fours […]


August 5, 2011 by


Recommended iPad and iPhone Apps. As an early adopter, I have had my ipad from a only a couple of weeks after initial launch and could not live without it now as a business tool. It also provides hours of fun and entertainment too… In fact, my wife said she thinks I love it more than […]


August 4, 2011 by


Saw an amazing visualisation of Americas debt via a link on twitter yesterday. If you excuse the pun, credit where credit is due, so thanks to Sophie Russell for tweeting a link to it in the first place. Click here to see it.  I found it utterly amazing…