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Did you see that post?

August 25, 2014 by


As Scotland’s Referendum nears closer, UP’s HR Team Lead Sarah Macfarlane discusses #indyref, Employment Legislation and Social Media! Social media is a great resource and can be great fun, especially if, like me, you are as intrinsically nosey and lose minutes/hours of your life having a wee snoop on Facebook or LinkedIn (you know the […]

Are your assessors as good as Hollywood and Berry?!

August 6, 2014 by


UP launches Assessor Training Workshops Time to put on your best ‘pinny and dig out your mixing bowls…..The Great British Bake Off is back! The show, which has oddly gained a cult status over its 4 years, takes the proud leap to BBC One for its 5th season. The show sees 12 contestants compete on […]

cHeRries Awards raises £6000 for JDRF

July 8, 2014 by


For those of you who were with us at The cHeRries Awards this year, you may remember hearing about JDRF – the world’s leading type 1 diabetes charity, supporting vital research into the condition. Those of you who were there will remember Karen speaking about why the cause was close to our hearts here at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TEDx in Aberdeen!

April 21, 2014 by


If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know we’re big fans of the TED talks series. In fact Nikki recently wrote about her favourite Ted Talks for UP. As big fans, we’re delighted to be sponsoring TEDxUnionTerrace 2014, which is taking place on the 11th May at the Lemon Tree, 1 – 7pm For […]