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Team UP – A Flock of Geese?

June 24, 2014 by


As a team the staff here at UP are always happy to learn from the good example set by other successful teams. With the summer solstice been and gone,  it won’t be too long before we see geese starting to arrive again for the winter.  The V formation they take when migrating is an inspirational example of team […]

Urquhart Partnership Holding announces acquisition of Hampton Associates

June 18, 2014 by


Aberdeen-based Urquhart Partnership Holding Ltd today is delighted to announce its acquisition of award-winning brand and design agency Hampton Associates. The seven-figure deal is largest ever investment made by the parent company of HR, training and recruitment consultancy, The Urquhart Partnership (UP). The announcement adds to the excitement of an already busy year for the […]

World Cup Fever *cough cough!*

June 16, 2014 by


I don’t know if you’re aware, but apparently there’s some sort of football tournament going on just now? A World Cup you say? Ha-ha! I’m kidding! Yep…it’s pretty hard to ignore the current sporting activities in Brazil! Even I (someone who usually tries to block out all football-related chat) have been sucked into the ‘fever’ a […]

How to choose a Coach

June 10, 2014 by


This week UP’s Training Team Lead, Nikki Lebedis is discussing coaching – having been both a coach and ‘coachee’, Nikki shares her experiences and tips for choosing a coach of your own. Coaching (or it’s grander titled equivalent – “Executive Coaching”) is becoming ever more popular. I’m often asked about it, so I thought I would […]

The cHeRries Awards 2014 – The Year of The Selfie!

June 6, 2014 by


The North-East’s HR Community Celebrated in style last night at the 7th Annual cHeRries Awards, recognising excellence in HR, Training & Recruitment. The awards, organised by our very own cushydoos team, were held in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, and attended by 640 of the region’s leading business professionals. The night kicked off ‘Oscar-style’ with on-stage selfies and […]

Red Buzzer or Golden Buzzer?

June 3, 2014 by


This week we’re pleased to feature another blog from UP’s Lynn Filson, who’s been hooked on the latest series of Britain’s Got Talent! As we near the finals she discusses that, whether it’s on stage at BGT or in a ‘real-life’ interview, first impressions count! It feels like a long time coming but the final of […]