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Cash In On Your Talent – Barclays Talent Day for Military Spouses

Barclays Bank has joined forces with us to organise a ‘Spouses and Partners Talent Day’ in Portsmouth on 12th July. The free event, to be held at the Commercial Road branch, will offer the opportunity to sign up for workshops and give an insight into careers, as well as a chance to network in an informal atmosphere. Members of the bank’s HR team will also be there to look for potential recruits – and there could be work placements on offer as well.

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£10,000 cash prize to be awarded to the winner of the start up of the year category and Surge Group PLC becomes main sponsor to the Heropreneurs awards.

Heropreneurs is delighted to announce that Surge Group Plc has become the Main and Headline Sponsor to the Heropreneurs Awards. The Awards are run in association with The Telegraph and the Warwick Business School, and with support from the Ministry of Defence.

Surge Group Plc was founded by Paul Careless in January 2015, a start-up with zero debt or venture capital. In 2018, the group will exceed £50m in annual turnover. Paul Careless served in the British Army and has since become one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs – his personal motto is “Do not fear failure. Fear mediocrity”.

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This Former Officer is Now a Recruitment Expert, Here’s His Advice on Negotiating Your Salary

Simon Treadgold served in the Army for 20 years and is now Head of Recruiting at Capstar, which provides secure travel and lifestyle management services to corporate and private clients, and is run by former Army officers.

When negotiating a salary you must manage your expectations. If you successfully apply for a job with a set salary, then you already tacitly accepted the fixed amount, which makes negotiating for a higher salary difficult. However, if the role was advertised with a salary bandwidth, then obviously you want to earn towards the higher end of that bracket.

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X-Forces Enterprise supported RMAS STEM Career Showcase

X-Forces Enterprise was honoured to be alongside The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), The British Army and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Careers Showcase, which took place on Thursday 24th May 2018 at The RMAS. In attendance was the Rt. Hon Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence, People and Veterans; Brigadier Bill Wright, Commander and Lt. Col Deborah Taylor who was instrumental in organizing the event.

The Showcase event was a fantastic opportunity for girls from schools across the UK to see a wide range of STEM educational pathways and future employers.

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Accountancy Tips – Expenses

In a business determining which expenses are allowable is important, as these items are included in the taxation calculation each year.
Key jargon: Tax deductible. Tax deductible items are allowable in calculating the profit of a business for taxation purposes (where profit equals income less expenses).
Deductibility: General Rule. Generally, expenses that relate to earning income in a business are tax deductible. Private items are usually non-deductible.

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